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Troops of Sector 5, 27 Task Force Brigade, 3 Division, in conjunction with the Civilian JTF from Maiduguri on Thursday June 17, arrested a suspected Boko Haram terrorist, Ibrahim Jagwal, aged 38 at Gishiwa Dabua area of Potiskum, Yobe State.

The joint military force deployed to protect oil installations in the Niger Delta, says that it has thwarted an attack on Agip’s oilfield and arrested 19 suspected vandals in several operations in May and June 2016.

The spokesman of the force, Col. Isa Ado, stated that troops foiled an attempt by suspected pipeline vandals to destroy Agip’s oil pipeline at Okpoma community.

The Nigerian Air Force has launched the second phase of its operation in the counter terrorism war with focus on the northern axis of Borno State.
The operation, tagged, “Operation Gama Aiki” is to flush out insurgents from the area, notorious as a major stronghold of the outlawed group.

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governors’ Forum on Thursday, June 16, 2016, said that it would not recognize Senator Ali Modu Sheriff as chairman of the party.

The party had commenced series of meetings aimed at resolving the internal crisis that threatens the unity of the party.

Niger Delta Avengers militant group says it has blown up a Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) pipeline in Oruk Anam Local Government Area in Akwa Ibom State.

The group, via its Twitter account on Thursday morning said, “At 4:00am @NDAvengers blew up NNPC Pipeline in Oruk Anam Local Government Area in Akwa Ibom.”

By Onyema Amanze

 

Abia State government has received the N1 billion Commercial Agricultural Credit Scheme Loan from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).

 

 The state Commissioner for Agriculture, Uzo Azubuike, and his Finance counterpart, Mr. Obinna Oriaku, confirmed receipt of the loan by the state.

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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.

Chelsea: Between Mikel And Hiddink

 

 

If you want to call the Nigerian Hiddink’s lucky charm, you can go ahead, but we still need to answer the pressing question, "what is really about Mikel’s game that suits Hiddink’s plans to a tee?"

Okocha Emerges First Female Chief Judge Of Rivers

 

By Daniel Abia,

Port Harcourt

 

After a prolonged political scheming and maneuvering by the former administration, the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has sworn in a  substantive Chief Judge of the state, Justice Daisy Wotube Okocha.

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