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Gaidam urges more efforts to resettle IDPs in Yobe

Gov. Ibrahim Gaidam of Yobe has expressed the need for more efforts to resettle Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the state.

President Buhari’s speech at UNGA

Here is the full speech delivered today by President Muhammadu Buhari at the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly. It is totally different from the fake version earlier circulated today.

Nigerian troops foil Boko Haram attack, kill 18 terrorists

At least 18 suspected Boko Haram fighters were killed during a battle with soldiers in Sambisa forest on Tuesday morning, the Nigeria Army has said.

Kanu’s IPOB will be worse than Boko Haram if not tackled – Coalition

A Coalition of Civil Society Organizations for Transparency and Good Governance has warned that the Nnamdi Kanu led Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) will be worse than Boko Haram if not urgently tackled.

IPOB: Jonathan condemns deployment of soldiers in Southeast

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has criticised his successor, President Muhammadu Buhari, for planning to extend the military show of force to the South-South and the South-West.

You are minister for information, not propaganda – Reno tells Lai

Reno Omokri, former aide of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, has advised Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture, to stop spreading propaganda.

Dozen feared killed in Borno bombing

About a dozen of people may have been killed in suicide bombing in a remote community in Borno State.

UN seeks $10 million as Nigeria cholera outbreak worsens

At least 44 people have now died in a cholera outbreak in northeast Nigeria, the United Nations said Monday, calling for nearly $10 million to keep the disease from spreading.

Oyo guber: Buhari’s minister boasts he’d succeed Ajimobi

Minister of Communications, Mr. Adebayo Shittu, has expressed confidence that he would succeed Governor Abiola Ajimobi as governor of Oyo State in 2019.

Suspected Boko Haram terrorists kill five in Borno village

Suspected members of the dreaded Boko Haram sect on Sunday night invaded Kurmiri village of Titiwa Ward, about 15 kilometres away from Magumeri Local Government Area of Borno state, in which the terrorists slaughtered the Chief Imam of the village alongside four other persons.

Buhari arrives New York for UN General Assembly

President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived in New York to join other world leaders for the one week 72nd Session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) high-level events starting on Tuesday, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

Treasury looters, disgruntled politicians sponsoring Kanu, IPOB – FG

The Federal Government has said politically-disgruntled individuals and treasury looters are sponsoring secession agitators, the Indigenous People of Biafra, to destabilise the country.

Nigerian wins 2017 UN Nansen Refugees Award

A Nigerian, Mr Zannah Mustapha, the Director, Future Prowess Islamic Foundation School, has won the UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) 2017 Nansen Refugees Award, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

Biafra: SERG kicks against labelling IPOB terror group

The South East Revival Group (SERG) has said it was wrong for the Nigerian military to declare the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) as a terror group in a bid to justify an unwarranted invasion of Nnamdi Kanu’s home.

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Gaidam urges more efforts to resettle IDPs in Yobe

Gov. Ibrahim Gaidam of Yobe has expressed the need for more efforts to resettle Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the state.

Enugu Assembly disagrees with ESUT students over demolished fence

The Enugu State House of Assembly has disagreed with the Enugu State University of Science and Technology (ESUT) over a demolished fence at Mkpokiti Pocket Layout, Enugu.

IPOB: Why I can’t dethrone Kanu’s father – Ikpeazu

Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu, has said there is a clear division between the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, and his father, who is the traditional ruler of Afarakwu community in Abia.

Reps order banks to unfreeze Jonathan’s wife accounts

The House of Representatives Committee on Public Petitions on Tuesday ordered banks to unfreeze accounts belonging to former First Lady, Mrs Patience Jonathan, without no specific restriction orders from any competent court of law.

Nine stray elephants electrocuted in Botswana

Nine elephants were electrocuted in a freak accident in Botswana after one of them knocked into an electricity pole and the high-voltage power line fell on them, a local official said Tuesday.

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Mugabe arrives in New York ‘with bloated delegation of over 70’ – report

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has reportedly arrived in New York for the United Nations General Assembly amid reports that he travelled with a bloated entourage of over 70 people, including his family.

Fed govt to provide security, insurance for cattle farmers

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says the federal government has formed a new security outfit to protect investment in agricultural sector including cattle.

Workers’ strike, Biafra agitation caused by corruption – Magu

‎Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), says civil actions such as strikes and agitations are caused by corruption.

Conflict: UNDP, Japan support Adamawa communities

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), in collaboration with the Japanese Government, says it supported 50 households affected by Boko Haram conflict in two local Government areas of Adamawa State.

Lagos bans inter-state buses, vehicles along Ikorodu Road

The Lagos State Government, on Wednesday, announced the restriction of the operation of inter-state buses and vehicles operating along Ikorodu Road from going beyond Ojodu Berger and Ojota Motor Parks.