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An explosion has rocked a pipeline operated by the Nigerian Petroleum Development Company (NPDC) at Sanomi Creek, in the Ogidigben area of Warri South West, Delta State, Nigeria.

A security official and a community leader in the restive Niger Delta told Reuters on Friday that the pipeline exploded around 8 p.m. local time (1900 GMT) on Thursday.

Five principal suspects in the murder of a 75-year-old market woman, Mrs. Bridget Agbaheme, have been arraigned before a Kano State magistrate court.

 Dauda Ahmed and four others were presented before Justice Abubakar Jibrin on a four-count charge which they all denied.

Legendary Nigeria coach and Technical Director of the Nigeria Football Federation, Amodu Shuaibu, has passed on at the age of 58.

According to the NFF, Amodu died in his sleep having complained of chest pains on Friday night in Benin, Edo State.

Delta State former governor, Chief James Onanefe Ibori, won a major victory yesterday when the Southwark Crown Court, London, ruled to suspend the start of the confiscation hearing against him, until the conclusion of the investigation of corruption, and misleading the court, charges against the British Police and the Prosecution in jailing the former Delta State governor.

The Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, has commended the President of the Senate, Senator Bukola Saraki, on his commitment to the independence of the legislature.

He paid the tribute to the President of the Senate while contributing to debate on the one year anniversary of the 8th Senate on the floor of the upper chamber on Thursday.

 Justice Evoh Chukwu of the Federal High Court, Abuja, is dead.

Justice Chukwu is the presiding judge in the forgery case against Senate President, Bukola Saraki, and Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu.

According to a statement issued by Emmanuel Gako, the court’s chief registrar, Chukwu died after a brief illness.

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Buhari Woos Ex-Niger Delta Militants

 

By Daniel Abia,

Port Harcourt

 

The Federal Government has promised a fair deal to the Niger Delta ex-militants in the amnesty programme, saying that the present peace in the region must be sustained by all the stakeholders.

Why Fayose Condemned Faleke, Audu’s Arrest By DSS

 

 

Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, has described the Saturday’s

arrest and detention of the Kogi State Deputy Governor-Elect, James Abiodun Faleke, and Mr. Mohammed Audu, the son of the late former

Bauchi Records Four Cases Of Lassa Fever

 

By Rita Michael, Bauchi

Bauchi State has recorded four suspected cases of Lassa fever in January 2016.

The Permanent Secretary of the State Ministry Health, Dr Saidu Aliyu Gital, disclosed this in a press conference in Bauchi.

Wakili Drills 206 Boreholes In Bauchi

 

By Rita Michael, Bauchi

 

The senator representing Bauchi South in the National Assembly, Senator Ali Wakili, has drilled 206 boreholes in his constituency as part of efforts to alleviate the  suffering of the people.

What Fayose Said About Dickson’s Election Victory In Bayelsa

 

 

Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has hailed the re-election of

the Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson, describing it as a

INEC Declares Dickson Winner Of Bayelsa Governorship Election

 

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP)  

candidate, Mr. Seriake Dickson, winner of the Bayelsa State governorship election.

Ife Monarch To Empower 40,000 Youths

 

The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, has acquired 30 square miles of land in IIe Ife for oil palm, cocoa and rubber plantation.

Islamic State Terrorist Group Claims Libya Police Bomb Attack

 

 

The Islamic State group (IS) says it was behind a bomb attack which targeted a police training centre in Libya on Thursday, killing at least 65 people.

Manchester United Plans Eden Hazard Swoop, Awaits Gareth Bale

 

 

Manchester United has reportedly set its sight on signing Chelsea's Eden Hazard after being told they have "no chance" of getting No. 1 target, Gareth Bale, from Real Madrid.

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