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Long queues for fuel resurfaced in Abuja on Monday, one week after the city experienced petrol scarcity, as hundreds of motorists besieged the few filling stations that sold the product. Many petrol stations were shut to customers without any explanation as to why they were not selling. Hundreds of motorists thronged the Nigerian National Petroleum... [Read More...]
THE Niger Delta Peoples Democratic Front has called on the Federal Government to review its Amnesty Programme to address the problem facing the oil rich region. Head of the group and a former militant leader, Precious Iyoyo, said in Port Harcourt that his members refused to embrace amnesty due to the failure of the programme... [Read More...]
The National Youth Service Corps will no longer mobilise graduates of medicine who have not completed their housemanship and registered with appropriate authorities. The NYSC Director of Press, Mrs Bose Aderibigbe, made the announcement in a statement on Monday in Abuja. Aderibigbe said that the decision was taken at the end of the NYSC 2014... [Read More...]
A nurse has been charged with murder after being accused of causing the spread of HIV to more than 100 villagers in north-western Cambodia, a court official has said. Deputy Prosecutor at Battambang provincial court, Heng Luy, on Monday confirmed charging unlicensed local nurse Yem Chrin on charges including spreading HIV, murder by torture, and... [Read More...]
Dare-devil gunmen suspected to be sea pirates have attacked and murdered three soldiers attached to the Joint Military Task Force in the Niger Delta, Operation Pulo Shield, on the waterways of Bayelsa State. The PUNCH learnt that the suspected pirates in the vicious operations on Sunday evening, also hijacked a military gunboat after killing their... [Read More...]
The Federal Road Safety Commission says some road traffic offenders may spend the Christmas holidays in jail. The FRSC Zonal Commander in-charge of zone 5, Mr Charles Akpabio, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Onitsha, Anambra State, that the commission would deploy mobile and magistrate courts in all road corridors. Akpabio, who is in-charge... [Read More...]
The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ilorin, Prof. AbdulGaniyu Ambali, on Monday said only 12,650 students out of 114,700 applicants gained admission into the institution for the 2014/2015 academic session. Ambali, who disclosed this in Ilorin at the university’s matriculation ceremony for fresh students, said the institution was witnessing an influx of applicants having been... [Read More...]
The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps on Monday said it had deployed no fewer than 55,000 of its personnel nationwide to ensure a hitch-free Christmas and New Year celebrations. The NSCDC spokesman, Mr Emmanuel Okeh, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja that about 15,500 specially-trained sniffer dogs had also been deployed. Okey... [Read More...]
The Inspector-General of Police, Suleiman Abba, has deployed various striking units of the Force, comprising the Police Mobile Force, Special Protection, Counter-Terrorism, Explosive Ordinance Department, Dog Section, and Mounted Troop nationwide for water-tight security for the Christmas and New Year celebrations. The IG has also directed all Zonal Assistant Inspectors-General of Police and Command Commissioners... [Read More...]
The Chairman of the All Progressive Grand Alliance, Abia State chapter, Chief Nnanna Ukaegbu, has accused the embattled National Chairman of the party, Chief Victor Umeh of running the party as his personal estate. Ukaegbu who leveled the allegation in Aba at the public presentation of the governorship candidate of the party in Abia, Chief... [Read More...]
EIGHT persons have died and 61 others hospitalised over an outbreak of cholera in Namu village in the Qua’pan Local Council of Plateau State. Namu hosts people who were displaced during the violent crisis in the Obi Local Council of Nasarawa State.Plateau State Epidemiologist, Dr. Raymond Yuryit, told News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Sunday in Namu: “Yes, there has been an outbreak of cholera in Namu village; eight people have been killed while 61 others have been hospitalised.’’Yuryit spoke when he received Alhaji Alhassan Barde, the Executive Secretary of the Plateau State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), who had gone to assess the situation.He said that those hospitalised had b…
A SUICIDE bomber blew up a truck packed with explosives at an army checkpoint in Syria's central city of Hama Sunday, killing at least 31 people, a monitoring group said."At least 31 people, including regime troops, were killed when a man detonated a truck laden with explosives at a checkpoint near an agricultural vehicles company on the road linking Hama to Salamiyeh," the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.The Britain-based watchdog said the death toll was likely to rise, as "there are dozens of wounded, some of them in critical condition".State news agency SANA reported that the blast left 30 dead and injured dozens.Quoting an unnamed official, SANA said "a terrorist bomber blew…