Motorists recall tales of pains, despair on federal highways across Nigeria

Many major highways in Nigeria are in a deplorable state, thus making users go through indescribable stress plying them. Motorists plying the routes share their disconcerting experiences Worsening frustration on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway  The Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, constructed in 1978 and said to be the busiest in Africa, has about 6,000 vehicles …

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B’Haram abducts five, kills four in fresh Borno attack

Kayode Idowu Boko Haram, on Saturday, morning killed four persons on the outskirts of Maiduguri, Borno State. Our correspondent learnt that the casualties were among the five people abducted by the insurgents at Njimtilo. It was learnt that the insurgents, who also stole food items from Njimtilo, later shot them …

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ICYMI: How we wooed South-West to form APC –Buhari

John Ameh, Abuja The Progressive Governors’  Forum on Friday honoured  President Muhammadu Buhari and  seven  All Progressives Congress  governors. The governors were Rochas Okorocha (Imo State); Alhaji Kashim Shettima (Borno State); Tanko Al-Makura (Nasarawa State); Ibikunle Amosun (Ogun State); Abiola Ajimobi (Oyo State);  Ibrahim Giadam (Yobe State); and Abdulaziz Yari …

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Gov. Tambuwal cries out as residents flee Sokoto

Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State, on Friday, pleaded with residents fleeing the state and relocating to communities in neighbouring Niger Republic, due to incessant attacks, to return home. Tambuwal made the plea in Sokoto when he addressed newsmen at the end of an expanded security meeting, following Tuesday’s attack, …

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Okorocha respects Buhari, APC despite his grievances with party – Governor Bagudu

– Governor Bagudu says his Imo state counterpart, Rochas Okorocha, still believes in the APC despite being angry with the party – The governor was reacting to a recent statement by Okorocha that the evil he feared in the PDP befell him 10 times in the APC – According to …

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Police beef up security around Kano emir’s palace

There was presence of heavily armed policemen around Kano Emir’s Palace and the personal residences of some senior council members of the emirate yesterday, Daily Trust on Sunday observed. Our correspondent observed that about 10 police Hilux vans were stationed at Kofar Kudu gate of the palace and another 10 …

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Police ban motorcycle operators in Adamawa, give reason

The Adamawa State Command of the Nigeria Police Force has banned the use of motorcycles in the state. The command said in a press statement sent to the Correspondents’ Chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) on Tuesday that the ban was informed by rising crime rate. The statement, …

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Islamic State claims attack on Nigeria military base in Gajigana

Islamic State claimed fighters from its West Africa Province affiliate killed 11 soldiers in an attack on a military base in Gajigana in the volatile northeastern Borno state. In a Saturday statement, ISIS said ISWAP fighters on Friday, May 10 attacked the military base in Gajigana, also spelled Gajiganna, around 45 …

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