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Southern Kaduna leaders blame state govt for attack on communities during carol

The leadership of Southern Kaduna Peoples Union (SOKAPU) has blamed the state government for the alleged poor security situation that led to the killing of four people in a recent attack by gunmen on some communities in the area.

Nigerian economy remains under great threat – US

The United States military yesterday warned that the Nigerian economy remains under great threat following the surge in criminal activities in the Niger Delta and the threats by militants to resume bombing of oil facilities in the region.

Colombia, ELN rebels agree to ceasefire

Colombia's government and the National Liberation Army (ELN) rebel group have reached a peace deal after months of negotiations, according to both sides.

Gunmen attack Bayelsa community, abduct boat owner, injure many

Unknown gunmen have struck again in Ekeremor Local Government Area of Bayelsa State abducting a local boat owner, identified as Chief John Okotoro, in the area.

Colombia’s FARC transforms into a political party

Colombia's former FARC rebel group has relaunched as a political party, changing their logo of rifles for a red rose after disarming to end a half-century civil conflict.

NAF chief orders complete clearance of Sambisa Forest

The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, has ordered the complete clearance of Sambisa Forest.

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Kaduna communities raise alarm over cracks in dam

Six communities around Kangimi Dam in Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State have called on the state government to quickly repair the damaged walls of the dam to avert imminent disaster.

560 fire victims in Sokoto get cash relief

The Sokoto State Zakkat and Endowment Commission on Wednesday distributed cash to 560 victims of fire outbreaks in the state.

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Federal govt evacuates 1,490 stranded Nigerians in Libya

The Federal Government yesterday evacuated no fewer than 1,490 stranded Nigerians from Libya to the country in three batches through the Port Harcourt International Airport in Rivers State.

Donald Trump cancels UK visit over Barack Obama’s action

U.S. President Donald Trump cancelled a visit to London scheduled for early this year, saying he was disappointed with the “Obama administration having sold” the U.S. embassy in the British capital.

Police arrest eight for allegedly beheading SARS officer in Cross River

The Police Command in Cross River on Thursday said it had arrested eight suspects in connection with the killing of a police inspector, Mr Michael James, who was murdered on Dec. 25, 2017 in Akamkpa Local Government Area of the state.

Nigeria Customs retire 577 senior officers, others

The Nigeria Customs Service has announced its plans to retire 577 of its officers.

DPR seals six filling stations, enforces N145 per litre in Anambra

The Department of Petroleum Resources has sealed six fuel stations in Anambra for allegedly hoarding and selling petrol above the official pump price of N145 per litre.