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Hajj: NAHCON assures pilgrims

Hajj: NAHCON assures pilgrims

Despite fear that majority of Nigerian intending pilgrims to this year hajj exercise may not be part of the annual spiritual exercise in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia following the crisis of male companion for female pilgrims which has led to return of some female pilgrims to the country, the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria […]

2012 Hajj: FCTA to airlift 3,000 pilgrims to Saudi Arabia

2012 Hajj: FCTA to airlift 3,000 pilgrims to Saudi Arabia

Less than two weeks to the commencement of airlifting of intending muslim pilgrims for this year’s hajj exercise to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia by the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON), the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) said it has concluded arrangements to airlift over 3,000 pilgrims from the territory to perform this year’s […]

Ex- CBN Governor dies in Lagos.

Ex- CBN Governor dies in Lagos.

The former Governor of Central Bank, Olabode Vincent died in Lagos on Monday afternoon at the age of 87, after a brief illness. Vincent who was the Governor of Central Bank between 1977 and 1982 gave up the ghost at St. Nicholas Hospital, Lagos, after complaining of a slight back ache. Dele, the last child […]

SPDC oil spill kills five children in Bayelsa

SPDC oil spill kills five children in Bayelsa

At least, five children have been killed as a result of pollution from an oil spill that into rivers located in Foutorugbene and Apodubigha communities in Ekeremor Local government, Bayelsa State. Against this background, the communities have given Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC), from whose facilities the spill came, an ultimatum of seven days to […]

Ogoni group to enforce UN declaration

Ogoni group to enforce UN declaration

The Ogoni Central Indigenous Authority is set to open a national conference to groom newly elected representatives on how to enforce the United Nations Declaration on Rights of Indigenous Peoples in Bori , Rivers State, on the 31st of July, 2012. In a statement released on Tuesday, by the President of the Movement for the […]

Two corps members feared dead, 11 others in coma after accident

Two corps members feared dead, 11 others in coma after accident

Two persons out of thirteen corps members in a motor accident along Igbor – Aliade road in Gwer East Local Government Area of Benue State were feared dead while the remaining eleven are battling for their lives. The thirteen corps members were on their way to their deployed area of assignment when the accident occurred. […]

Student sues IG, others for N100m over violation of human rights

Student sues IG, others for N100m over violation of  human rights

An Ibadan High Court presided over by Justice Mashud Akintude Abass, has fixed October 17 ,2012, for hearing in the N100million suit instituted by a student of Osun State College of Education, Ila Orangun, Mr. Adebayo Olaide, against the Inspector General of Police; Mr. Mukailu Gujuba with force number 768142 and three others. In the […]

Nigerian universities to get anti-corruption units

Nigerian universities to get anti-corruption units

Plans are underway to set up anti-corruption units in Nigerian universities as parts of efforts by the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) and the National Universities Commission (NUC) to aide the war against graft. The planned units is the result of a collaboration between the two Commissions to fight corruption at […]

Man beheads neighbor's son for N250, 000

Man beheads neighbor's son for N250, 000

Two suspects have been nabbed by men of the FCT State Security Services (SSS) for beheading a seven-year old boy and attempting to sell it for N250,000. The service, while parading the suspects John Yakubu and Ishaya Dakulung, in Abuja on Tuesday said the suspects were arrested at the popular A.Y.A junction, Asokoro, Abuja following […]


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