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As Muslims across the world prepare to celebrate Eid-El-Fitr, which signifies the end of the Ramadan fast, here in Nigeria, the government is faced with the challenge of stopping incessant bombing of pipelines in the Niger Delta.

 

The militant group, blew up a Chevron well and oil pipelines near Warri in Delta State.

Leadership of the Nigeria Employers Consultative Agency (NECA) has called for the intervention of the Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment headed by Chris Ngige to resolve raging crisis in Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC).

By Ummi Ismaeel, Minna

Wife of the President, Hajiya Aisha Buhari, on Friday in Minna, Niger State capital, donated various food items ‎to the less privileged persons across the state.

 

Nigeria’s former President, Goodluck Jonathan, is back in the country after a successful international tour. Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, received the ex-President at Port Harcourt airport along with other well wishers and cultural troupes. The former First Lady, Patience, also returned home with Jonathan. Both are now in Otueke.

Troops of the Two Brigade of the Nigeria Army have raided gunmen hideout and ended their activities along on a major highway in Rivers State.

A statement by the Brigade on Sunday noted that the group of gunmen operated in Tai Local Government Area (LGA) of the state in south-south Nigeria.

The attackers were said to have shot sporadically and harassed innocent motorists.

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of a new Group Managing Director (GMD) for the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC). He is Dr. Maikanti Kacalla Baru.

 

He replaces Dr. Ibe Kachikwu who until today (Monday) occupied the position and doubled as Minister of State for Petroleum Resources.

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By Ejikeme Omenazu, Lagos

 

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How China Cracks Down On Christians

 

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Court Denies IPOB Leader, Kanu, Two Others Bail

 

Justice John Tsoho of the Federal High Court in Abuja on Friday, January 29, 2016, refused to grant bail to the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and founder of Radio Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, and his co-accused.

Boko Haram Blasts Gombi Market

A suicide bomber suspected to be the member of the Boko Haram sect on Friday, January 29, 2016, detonated a suicide vest at a crowded market in Gombi town in Adamawa State.

A security official in Gombi said that a teen about 12 years old was suspected of having led the attack.

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