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Synagogue Building Had No Approved Plan, Says Coroner

Coroner yesterday indicted the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) for the collapse of its guest house on September 12, last year. He ordered that the church “be investigated and proceeded against, under the law, by the relevant authority for not possessing necessary building permits”.Chief Magistrate Oyetade Komolafe recommended that Oladele Ogundeji and Akinbela Fatiregun of…

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Military arrests ‘mastermind’ of Jos, Zaria bomb attacks

The Army yesterday said the suspected mastermind of the bomb and gun attacks in Jos, Plateau State and Zaria, Kaduna State, had been arrested.The announcement came as the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) announced that it lost 37 members to the Zaria blast.A statement by the Acting Director of Army Public Relations, Col. Sani Usman,…

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Boko Haram offers to swap prisoners with Chibok Girls

Boko Haram extremists are offering to free more than 200 Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped from a boarding school in exchange for the release of militant leaders held by the government, a ‘negotiator’ told The Associated Press. He said Boko Haram’s offer is limited to the girls whose mass abduction in April 2014 ignited worldwide outrage and…

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More Death in the Contraption called Nigeria As -37 Teachers died in Zaria Blast, Says NUT

Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) President Micheal Olukoya yesterday said 37 teachers died in Tuesday’s  blast in Sabon-Gari, Zaria, Kaduna State. Olukoya said many other teachers who were victims of the blast are hospitalised in various health centres in the state. According to him, 272 teachers have so far died in the hands of Boko…

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Osinbajo: Ekiti Will Benefit From Buhari’s Presidency

Vice President-elect, Prof Yemi Osinbajo .As Yoruba in US Congratulate President-elect, Pledges Supports By Olakiitan Victor in Ado Ekiti The Vice President Elect, Prof Yemi Osinbajo has assured the people of Ekiti State of immense benefits  under Major Gen Muhammadu Buhari’[s presidency.  Osinbajo, who made the statement in Omuo Ekiti on Wednesday , said the…

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Italy Considers Military Action against Boko Haram

Italian Foreign Minister, Paolo Gentiloni The Italian Foreign Minister, Paolo Gentiloni, has said his country may consider contributing to tackling the Boko Haram insurgents in Nigeria. Speaking in Rome yesterday, Gentiloni said Italy would also help to tackle extremist groups in Libya. He said military action response to extremism was inevitable and implied military consequences.…

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Mark: I Won’t Leave PDP Even If I’m Left Alone

Senate President, David Mark Says defectors are fair weather friends  *I’d rather resign from politics than defect, says Aliyu By Omololu Ogunmade in Abuja and Aisha Wakaso in Minna
 Senate President, David Mark, on Wednesday dispelled rumours making the rounds that he was contemplating dumping the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the All Progressives Congress…

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Council Boss Accuses Suswam of Burning INEC Office, Petitions NHRC

Governor Gabriel Suswam By Tobi Soniyi
 The All Progressives Congress (APC) in  Konshisha Local Government Area of Benue State has submitted a petition against the state governor, Gabriel Suswam over allegations of intimidation and the burning down of the office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the area. According to him, preliminary reports…

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Osinbajo May Head APC Transition Committee

Vice-President-elect, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo Israel congratulates Buhari, pledges assistance against terrorism Onyebuchi Ezigbo in AbujaThere are strong indications that the All Progressives Congress (APC) will today constitute a transition committee to be headed by the Vice-President-elect, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, to begin the transition process from the Jonathan administration to the incoming administration that will be…