A Nigerian woman, who was abducted by Boko Haram, has luckily escaped her captors. She told police she was drugged by the abductors, who planned to use her as a suicide bomber to attack a marketplace in the city of Kano.

A state of emergency has been declared in the tomato sector in Kaduna State, northern Nigeria, local media report.

A moth called the Tomato Leaf Miner, or Tuta Absoluta, has ravaged 80 per cent of tomato farms, Commissioner of Agriculture, Daniel Manzo Maigar, said.

He said that 200 farmers together lost at least 1bn naira ($5.1m; £3.5m) over the past month.


Two different armed groups at the weekend blew up Agip pipeline in Azuzuama-Ikienghenbiri creek, Bayelsa State.

 The militant groups were said to be fighting for the control of a pipeline, which conveys crude oil from the area.


Imo State government has indicated interest to partner the office of the Surveyor General of Federation (SGF) to up its internally generated revenue.

The state Deputy Governor, Prince Eze Madumere, disclosed this during a meeting with the Surveyor General of the Federation, Ebisintei Bietoru Awudu, in Abuja.


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Chelsea Trashes Palace 3-0

Chelsea displayed some of the swagger from last season's title-winning campaign in beating Crystal Palace 3-0 in the Premier League to continue its resurgence under caretaker manager, Guus Hiddink, on Sunday, January 3, 2016.

France, Germany Condemn Saudi's Execution Of Muslim Cleric



France and Germany on Sunday, January 3, 2016, condemned Saudi Arabia's execution of 47 prisoners, including a Shiite cleric, voicing concerns over growing tensions in the Middle East following riots in Shiite-dominated Iran.

Rivers First Lady Commends Medical Professionals Over Service To Humanity



Wife of Rivers State Governor,  Justice Suzzette Nyesom-Wike, has commended medical professionals  for always sacrificing their time and lives to serve the people.

Nigerian Detained In Dallas Over Email Scam



A Nigerian man living in the U.S. on a student visa faces federal wire fraud charges in connection with a sophisticated email phishing scam targeting businesses.

How Muslim Workers Lost Jobs Over Prayers



Nearly 200 Muslim workers have been fired from a Cargill meatpacking plant in Colorado, for walking out after a dispute over prayer breaks.

Praying five times a day is a must for many Muslims.

Danjuma To Lead Committee On North East Rehabilitation


Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, has said that a committee to rehabilitate infrastructure and resettle Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Nigeria’s northeast would soon be formally inaugurated.

How Minister, Onu, Disowned Facebook Account, Warns Against Fraudsters



Nigeria’s Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, Saturday, January 2, 2016, alleged that Face Book account created by unscrupulous elements in his name is being used to defraud people and warned against it.

2016: Buhari Should Be Careful Of His Health – Prophet


By Ejikeme Omenazu, Lagos


A PROPHET and commentator on national affairs, Rev. Felix Nwosu, has counseled President Munammadu Buhari to be careful with the state of his health this year to avert imminent medical challenges.

Cleric Predicts Strong Economy, Naira In 2016


By Daniel Abia

Port Harcourt


Despite the downward trend in oil price which has adversely affected the economy of the world including Nigeria, a cleric has predicted that the country’s currency will gain strength in the first quarter of this year.

Appeal Court Verdict On Abia Guber Poll Is A Rape Of Democracy, Says Group



The Mezia Abia Organization, a pro-democracy outfit has condemned the verdict of the Appeal Court that nullified the election of the Gov Okezie Ikpeazu of PDP and declared Alex Otti of APGA winner of the governorship election conducted in Abia State in April last year. 


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