Boko Haram 6000 flee Niger said UN

No fewer than 6,000 people ,mostly women, children and elderly, displaced following the military onslaught against members of Islamist militant sects, Boko Haram and the al Qaeda-linked Ansaru, have fled to neighbouring Niger Republic. United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, also known as the UN Refugee Agency, made this known in a report it   presented…

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Unity is what Nigeria needs says Clark

ELDER statesman and Southsouth leader Chief Edwin Clark has identified unity that is devoid of segregation and sentiments among all the tribes as what Nigeria needs to develop. The Ijaw leader spoke yesterday when he received members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) women from the Southwest under the aegis of Dynamic Women International who…

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Massob claiming fake members hijacked sit-at-home

The Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) yesterday said its members did not perpetrate any crime during the sit-at-home it declared in Southeastern states. MASSOB’s Deputy Director of Information Mazi Chris Mocha said those who committed crimes in Anambra State were fake MASSOB members. Mocha said eight members were killed…

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Asaba residents fear over flooding

FEAR has gripped residents of Asaba and neighbouring communities within the River Niger in Delta State, following flooding that ravaged the area, weekend. Although unconfirmed report said that some persons were swept away by the flood especially those living near the flood plain, state Commissioner, Bureau for Special Duties, Dr. Tony Nwaka, said yesterday, that…

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Mandela remains in intensive care

JOHANNESBURG (AFP) – Nelson Mandela remains in serious but stable condition while being treated in intensive care for a lung infection, the South African government said Monday. The 94-year-old was rushed to a Pretoria hospital early Saturday, in the latest health care that has prompted South Africans to come to terms with the mortality of…

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APC in crisis over sharing of offices

THERE is tension in the yet-to-be registered main merger opposition party, All Progressive Congress, over distribution of offices. The APC is a product of a merger between the Action Congress of Nigeria, Congress for Progressive Change, All Nigeria Peoples Party and a faction of the All Progressives Grand Alliance and it has an avowed mission…