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Female suicide bomber, soldier die as bomb explodes at Gombe Army Barracks

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The Director of Defence Information, Maj.-Gen. Chris Olukolade, has confirmed that a bomb exploded at a Nigerian Army barracks in Gombe on Sunday. Olukolade  in a telephone interview from Abuja on Sunday said that one soldier died while another was wounded by the explosion. He however said normal activities had thereafter been ongoing at the barracks in Gombe where the incident ...

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Kano boils over appointment of Lamido Sanusi as Emir

The supporters of Sanusi Ado Bayero, the son of the late Emir of Kano, who was defeated by Lamido Sanusi to emerge the emir of the ancient city, have taken to the streets to protest the rejection of their preferred candidate. A resident of the town, Ibrahim Hamisu, said that the protesters set up bonfires using tyres around the Emirs’ ...

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Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, is new Emir of Kano

The immediate past governor of Nigeria’s Central Bank, Lamido Sanusi, has been named the new emir of the powerful Kano emirate, to succeed late Ado Bayero who died on Friday. Mr. Sanusi’s appointment was announced Sunday by the secretary to the Kano state government, Suleiman Bichi. The announcement followed the recommendation of the four members of the Kingmaker council who ...

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War agaisnt Media continues as Army impounds more newspapers

The dark days of unconstitutional suppression of the rights of citizens to express themselves through the media seem to have returned as the confiscation of newspapers by agents of the government stretched into the second day Saturday. The clampdown that looked like a joke on Friday and was denied by the Director of Defence Information, General Chris Olukolade was heightened ...

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I can’t be poor again, poverty is like HIV —Okorocha

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The Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, has described poverty as worse than the Human Immunodeficiency Virus, HIV, saying nothing would make him, his family and generation return to poverty. He said this at the fourth Nigeria Governors’ Forum retreat in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, on Friday. Okorocha stated that it was not necessary for governors and other political office ...

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New Emir of Kano to emerge today – Kwankwaso

Governor of Kano State, Rabiu Kwankwaso, on Saturday said the state government will announce a new Emir of Kano on Sunday (today). The governor said this after receiving the emirate’s kingmakers at the Government House, Kano. The new emir will succeed Ado Bayero, who passed on in the early hours of Friday after an undisclosed ailment and was buried in ...

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Kogi Speaker’s children released after 53 days in kidnapers’ den

The two children of the Speaker of Kogi State House of Assembly, Mr. Jimoh Lawal have been released, 53 days after their kidnap. The children, Ogirima aged seven and Hafiz, aged three years were abducted from their father’s residence, in Okengwe, in Okene Local Government Area, since April 15. Our correspondent gathered that the children were set free about 7pm ...

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