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By Reuters

Four female teenage suicide bombers killed two people and injured 16 others in a residential area in the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri, a disaster agency spokesman said on Wednesday.

The girls knocked on the door of a house and then detonated their devices, a representative of the state-run emergency service in Borno State said.

.DSS insists he’sunfit

 

The Senate on Wednesday refused to confirm Ibrahim Magu as Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC).

The decision was taken after Magu was screened by the Senate.

The Senate has insisted that the Comptroller General of the Nigeria Customs Service, Colonel Hameed Ali (rtd), must appear before lawmakers at the plenary on Wednesday to explain the proposed Retrospective Policy on import duties on cars.

.Govt closes school

By Patience Michael, Bauchi

 

 

'Sa'adu Zungur' Model Primary and Secondary School, Bauchi has been shut down following alleged illegal marriages conducted among the students.

By Patience Michael,

Bauchi

 

The All Progressives Congress (APC) led Bauchi State government has been challenged to conduct a free and fair local government elections in the state.

The People's Democractic Party ( PDP) gave the challenge in a communiqué issued at the end of its expanded stakeholders’ meeting‎ at Zaranda Hotel Bauchi.

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Rio Olympic: How Nigeria defeated Japan 5-4 six hours after arrival

The Nigerian men’s soccer team didn’t show any fatigue from a last-minute trip that brought the players to Brazil just hours before their Rio Olympics opener, beating Japan 5-4 Friday morning (2:0am Nigeria time).

Boko Haram splits over leadership

The disputed leader of Boko Haram has said he is still in charge of Nigeria's militant Islamist group despite a statement by so-called Islamic State that he had been replaced.
Abubakar Shekau denounced the IS declaration that Abu Musab al-Barnawi was now leader.

Kogi: Why Appeal Court dismissed Faleke’s appeal

The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja has dismissed the suit filed by Mr James Faleke, challenging the election of Mr. Yahaya Bello as Kogi State governor.
The five-man panel of the Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja ruled that Faleke’s case lacks merit.

Ajaokuta Steel Company is back in Nigeria’s control – Fayemi

The Minister of Solid Minerals Development, Dr Kayode Fayemi, says part of the terms of agreement that led to the return of Global Infrastructure Holdings Limited for the revamping of the Nigeria Iron Ore Mining Company, Itakpe in Kogi State, is the return of Ajaokuta Steel Company to Nigeria.

Buhari reassures on Ogoniland clean-up

The Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari, has reiterated the commitment of his administration to the clean-up of Ogoniland in Rivers State.

Why FG wants withdrawal of fertilizer firms’ licenses

The Federal Government has threatened to withdraw the licenses of two local fertilizer manufacturing companies over alleged economic sabotage.

Edo 2016:Why 700 APC members defected to PDP

No fewer than 700 members of the All Progressive Congress (APC) defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ovia North East Local Government Area of Edo State on Wednesday, August 3.

Niger gov’s wife donates N12m to women cooperative societies

Wife of the Niger State Governor and Founder, RAiSE Foundation, Dr. Amina Abubakar Sani Bello, in collaboration with FADAMA on Wednesday supported 60 women cooperative societies with N12 million.

Umahi will fulfil promises to Ebonyi students - Aide

The Special Adviser to Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi, on Student
Affairs, Gideon Onwe, has assured the students of the state of government's commitment to its campaign promises.

Soldiers, civilians’ clash claims 10 in Niger

By Ummi Ismaeel
Minna
No fewer than 10 people including soldiers lost their lives when hostilities broke out between some military personnel and villagers at Kpaidna village, Beji in Bosso Local Government Area of Niger State in the early hours of Thursday, August 4, 2016.

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