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NSCDC Nabs Candidate With Gun At JAMB Centre In Nasarawa State


The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Nasarawa State has arrested a 21-year-old suspected candidate  for being in possession of firearms in one of the centres of the ongoing Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) in the state. Mr Bashir Lawal-Kano, the state commandant of the NSCDC, told newsmen in Lafia on Thursday that the suspect was arrested at the …

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Rafinshinaka, a Community in Niger State Where Marriage Ceremonies Are Held At Midnight


Rafinshinaka also known as Tsokwoiji, is a rural community is located in Suleja local government of Niger State. The tradition of the people of this community is so different especially when it comes to Marriage ceremonies.  Their marriage ceremonies are only held at midnight. People of all ages could be seen engaging in different activities in preparation for the flamboyant …

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Taraba Government confirms outbreak of Lassa fever

lassa fever

The Taraba State Government has confirmed the outbreak of Lassa fever in the state. The Commissioner of Health, Innocent Vakkai, who confirmed the outbreak said, “One person died and two others quarantined and their blood samples have already been taken to Irrua Specialists’ Hospital in Edo State for further confirmation.” While addressing journalists on Friday, Mr. Vakkai advised the public …

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7 killed in Jos school building collapse as rescue efforts continue

Simon Lalong of Plateau

At least seven people were killed when a school building collapsed on Sunday in Jos, Plateau State. A witness said Abu Naima Primary and Secondary School in Bukuru, Jos South local Government Area, said to be an Islamic school, collapsed on Sunday evening killing some of the pupils. The incident happened at about 6:30 p.m. local time. The witness, Awal …

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Alade Market Traders Protest Relocation Plan by Lagos govt

Alade Market

Traders at the Alade Market in Ikeja area of Lagos State have held a protest against a plan by the Lagos State Government to relocate the market from the complex.  The story of Allen Avenue cannot be complete without the mention of the Alade Market, but it appears that history is about to be cut off through the planned relocation. …

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Bus conductor docked for stealing

Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase

A bus conductor, Taiye Taiwo, was onWednesday docked before a Tinubu Chief Magistrate’s Court for allegedly stealing N12,000 and a mobile phone worth N6,000, from a trader

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Explosions, gunshots disrupt APC rally in Patience Jonathan’s home town

Patience Jonathan

A rally organised by the All Progressives Congress in Okirika, home to Nigeria’s First Lady, Patience Jonathan, was disrupted twice on Wednesday. The rally was first disrupted by triple bomb blasts which occurred a few minutes after the leadership and party faithful assembled at the Okirika National Secondary School field in the early hours of the day. A source, who …

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AKURE: Hoodlums attack church obstruct service, flog Pastor and members

Church Image

HOODLUMS, weekend, invaded a church in Akure, Ondo State, during service and reportedly flogged the presiding Pastor and members of the church. Meanwhile, the police in the state have arrested some of the hoodlums but they were later rescued by a mob, during which a policeman was stabbed with broken bottle on the neck. Also, property of the church were …

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Lagos Gov. commissions Tejuosho market

Fashola commissioning Tejuosho Market

Lagos State, Governor Babatunde Fashola, has commissioned the first phase of the popular Tejuosho Market, gutted by fire seven years ago. The commissioning is coming six years after the reconstruction of the market started under a 25-year Build, Operate and Transfer, BOT lease agreement. The reconstructed Tejuosho Market which now has over 4,000 shop space with lock up and K-Clamp …

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LASU: Fashola Bows To Students Demands, Reduces Fees By 60 Percent

BRF, Last students

After a series of protest by students of the Lagos State University (LASU) against the exorbitant increase in tuition fees imposed on them by the Lagos State Government, Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State on Wednesday approved a 60 percent reduction in the school fees being paid by students of the university. At a news conference this afternoon at the …

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207 suspected terrorists killed as Boko Haram battle military in Maiduguri

boko haram sect

Acts of bravado exhibited by hundreds of Boko Haram terrorists who attempted to rescue some of their detained members inside the military barracks in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, yesterday led to the killing of scores of the terrorists during the ill- fated mission/ attack.

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Lagos Bar where homosexuality thrives Uncovered


There is no doubt that pockets of gay people in the country would be living in fear as a result of a recent law that criminalises homosexuality in Nigeria, with the possibility of 14 years imprisonment. But Saturday PUNCH investigation shows that a bar by the roadside in Agege, Lagos might be offering comfort to members of this community. Our …

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Only God saved me during students protest -LASU VC

Prof. John Oladapo Obafunwa, VC,Lagos State University

The Vice Chancellor of the Lagos State University, western Nigeria, Prof. John Obafunwa, on Friday told members of the state House of Assembly that he was only saved from protesting students of the institution by the grace of God.

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Boxing Day Tragedy: Boat Capsizes In Benue, 50 Feared Dead, Others Missing…

cabsized boat

About 50 persons are feared dead and many declared missing after a boat carrying an unknown number of passengers yesterday capsized in River Buruku in Buruku local government area of Benue State. According to report, the incident occurred at about 8.45pm when the boat had taken passengers aboard at the crossing terminal before it capsized minutes after starting its journey …

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