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A group of militants in Akwa-Cross region under the umbrella of Bakassi Strike Force has condemned in totality the activities of the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) in blowing up pipelines.

The Bakassi militants group said that the attacks had a retrogressive effect on the economy of Nigeria.

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.

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How Gunmen Attacked India Air Force Base

 

Four gunmen have been killed in an overnight attack on an Indian Air Force base near Pakistani border, officials say.

Two soldiers at the Pathankot base were also killed in a gun battle lasting several hours.

Africa's Biggest Jesus Statue Unveiled In Nigeria

Nigeria on Friday unveiled a nine-metre tall statue of Jesus Christ carved from white marble, thought to be the biggest of its kind in Africa.

Standing barefoot with arms outstretched, the "Jesus de Greatest" statue weighs in at 40 tonnes.

Why Nigeria Govt Won't Release Dasuki, Kanu Despite Court Orders

Nigeria President, Muhammed Buhari, a former military dictator, who calls himself a born-again democrat, did not discuss the propriety of defying court orders when he spoke on national TV on Wednesday, December 30, 2015.

Why Boko Haram Threat Hangs Heavy Over Nigeria In 2016

After setting a December 31 deadline to rid his country of Boko Haram, President Muhammadu Buhari told the BBC: "I think technically we have won the war because people are going back into their neighbourhoods."

Arsene Wenger Loves Alex - Chuka Iwobi

 

 

The striker's father was full of praise for the Frenchman for the huge encouragement given to his son and other teenage stars in the team.

Elneny Passes Medical To Become Arsenal’s First January Signing

Arsenal are all set to complete one of the first signings of the January transfer window, as midfielder Mohamed Elneny, has reportedly passed a medical with the Gunners.

Buhari Labels PRO-Biafra Kanu's Acts ‘Treasonable’

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari says the government has no immediate plans to release Nnamdi Kanu from detention, despite a court granting the pro-Biafran campaigner unconditional bail in December.

Sylva, Bayelsa Ex-governor, Sues For Peace

The All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Bayelsa State and former governor of the state, Chief Timipre Sylva, has told Bayelsa people and Nigerians, generally, to see the New Year as an opportunity to make a new start in their individual and collective quests for development.

Rivers PDP Will Win Re-run Elections, Say Wike’s Aides

By Daniel Abia, Port Harcourt

The Rivers State chapter of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, has expressed confidence that the re-run House of Assembly election to be scheduled soon by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, would be a walk-over for the party.

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