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    The battle for the leadership of the Nigeria’s main opposition political party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), appears to have shifted to the courts, with counter orders emanating from different courts.

 

Nigeria’s former President, Goodluck Jonathan, has denied media reports that he was on a self-imposed exile to Cote d’Ivoire.

Reno Omokri, the former media aide to Jonathan, disclosed this via a series of tweets on his official Twitter handle, @renoomokiri, on Monday.

IMO State government has warned that it would be forced to recruit new set of academic and non-academic staff for Imo State University, IMSU, as well as concession the institution if the workers fail to call off their strike.

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.

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Be Security Conscious, Niger Govt Advises Citizens

By Joy Simon

 

As part of measures to guaranteed peaceful Christmas and New Year celebrations, Niger State government has called on citizens to be conscious and to report any suspicious movements and gatherings to security agencies.

Be Security Conscious, Niger Govt Advises Citizens

By Joy Simon

 

As part of measures to guaranteed peaceful Christmas and New Year celebrations, Niger State government has called on citizens to be conscious and to report any suspicious movements and gatherings to security agencies.

HERFON Trains Journalists in Yobe

By Mohammed Abubakar, Damaturu

 

To boost journalism in Yobe State, Health Reform Foundation of Nigeria (HERFON), Yobe State chapter, has ended a one-day Step Down Training on Media Strategy to HERFON’s coalition members in Damaturu, the state capital.

What Okorocha Told Nigerian Soldiers At Obinze

By Anolu Vincent, Owerri

 

Police Counsel Yobe Residents On Security

By Mohammed Abubakar, Damaturu

 

Nigeria Police, Yobe Command has cautioned residents in the state to remain vigilant, alert and give timely information to the Police about suspicious movements of people, vehicles and strange objects.

Yobe Governor Gets 10 Additional Aides

By Mohammed Abubakar, Damaturu

 

NEMA Distributes Relief Materials To IDPs In Pompomari

By Mohammed Abubakar, Damaturu

 

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has distributed relief materials to the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Pompomari Camp, Damaturu, Yobe State.

FIDA Seeks Speedy Decongestion Of Prisons

By Joy Akpuka, Minna

Members of the Justice Sector Reforms Committee have been called upon to consider decongestion of prisons priority by ensuring speedy dispensation of justice for prison inmates particularly those with minor offence languishing in prison custody across the country.

Group Hails Nullification Of Ekwunife’s Anambra Central Election Victory

 

The campaign directorate of Senator Annie Okonkwo Campaign Organization, has hailed the Court of Appeal verdict, which set aside Uche Ekwunife’s election victory.

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