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Death Toll Could Double To Over 80 In Hiroshima Landslide, More Rain Falls

Friday, August 22, 2014
Heavy rain delayed a search on Friday for more than 50 people believed buried under a deadly landslide on the edge of the Japanese city of Hiroshima, as opposition politicians rounded on Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for his handling of the disaster. Rescue workers feared the continuing rain could set off further landslides in the area after a mont ... Read more

Malaysia Mourns As Bodies Of MH17 Victims Finally Come Home

Friday, August 22, 2014
People across Malaysia held a minutes silence and wore black on Friday as the Southeast Asian country observed a day of mourning to mark the return of the first 20 bodies among its citizens killed when a jetliner was downed last month. Malaysian Airlines MAS Flight MH17 crashed after apparently being struck by a missile over war-torn Ukraine ... Read more

Nigeria Records 34,047 Cases of Pipeline Breaks

Friday, August 22, 2014
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation NNPC has disclosed that about 34,047 cases of pipeline vandalism were recorded in parts of the country between 1999 and 2013. Also, about 1.3 million metric tonnes of crude oil was said to have been lost to the illicit act between 2009 and 2012. The Group Managing Director GMD of the NNPC, Dr. Jos ... Read more

A New Nation is Afoot, Says Jonathan as Conference Ends

Friday, August 22, 2014
Promises to implement recommendationsChuks Okocha âPresident Goodluck Jonathan yesterday in Abuja received the report of the National Conference and commended its delegates for setting in motion the building blocks for a new Nigeria, saying a new nation is afoot. The president also taunted critics of the conference and prophets of th ... Read more

Sack of resident doctors threat to specialist health care – Consultants

Friday, August 22, 2014
The Medical and Dental Consultants Association of Nigeria MDCAN has said the recent suspension of residency programmes and sack of resident doctors by federal government constituted threat to specialist health care in the country. The Association which met to discuss the suspension of Residency Training for Resident Doctors in Abuja on Thursd ... Read more

Delta Police Command Rescue Kidnap Victims

Friday, August 22, 2014
Pressure mounted by operatives on the Delta State Police Command on unknown gunmen who abducted four members of a family in the state resulted in the unconditional release of the kidnap victims. Mrs. Tokunbo Oruma and her three children Bryan Oruma 6, Gabriel Oruma 3 and Wendy Oruma 10 months, were abducted by kidnappers in the evening ... Read more

No Boko Haram in the Southeast, says Army Chief

Thursday, August 21, 2014
The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Kenneth Minimah, has allayed the fear of Nigerians living in the Southeast part of the country over possible infiltration by members of the dreaded Boko Haram sect. He said that the few security threat recorded in the zone may not be blamed on the insurgents. Speaking during his visit to the 34 Ar ... Read more

Permanent Sec retired for incompetence in Edo

Thursday, August 21, 2014
Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State has directed the compulsory retirement of Mr. Felix Otoide, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Housing and Urban Development from the Edo State Public Service for incompetence. The retirement takes immediate effect, according to a statement by Peter Okhiria, Chief Press Secretary to the Governor. Otoide ... Read more

Panic In Abuja Over Bomb-Laden Car

Thursday, August 21, 2014
There was serious pandemonium in the Nyanya area of Abuja, Nigerias capital Thursday morning when a car suspected to be laden with explosive device was seen left unattended to in the middle of the road. Online news portal, PREMIUM TIMES, reports that motorists and other passersby scampered for safety for fear the car might explode. Soldier ... Read more

Boko Haram takes over another town in Yobe

Thursday, August 21, 2014
Boko Haram has seized control of a town in northeastern Nigeria, the latest to fall into Islamist hands in the crisis-hit region, witnesses and a local official said Thursday. Several residents who fled the Boko Haram assault on Buni Yadi in Yobe state said it began late last month, with the insurgents ultimately taking over the main government ... Read more

South Africa Bans Travellers Over Ebola

Thursday, August 21, 2014
Following the outbreak of Ebola virus in West Africa, South Africa has issued a ban on non-citizens travelling from three West African countries worst affected by Ebola. According to a statement released moments ago by the health ministry in South Africa, the country declared a total travel ban for all non-citizens travelling from these high r ... Read more

IG Appoints New Police Spokesman

Thursday, August 21, 2014
The Inspector General Police, Suleiman Abba, NPM, mni, on Thursday appointed DCP Emmanuel Ojukwu as the new Force Public Relations Officer. This was contained in a statement issued in Abuja by CSP Abayomi Shogunle, Deputy Force Public Relation Officer, a copy obtained by Naij.com Ojukwu replaces the former spokesman, ACP Frank Mba, who ... Read more

Approved Re-Allocation of 150,000 Polling Units Nationwide

Thursday, August 21, 2014
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World Humanitarian Day 2014 celebrated in Nigeria by True Worshippers' Family

Thursday, August 21, 2014
True Worshippers Family - A group of young interdenominational Christians in Nigeria marked the celebration of the World Humanitarian Day in Lagos Nigeria - theme: The World Needs More smiles.They organized a march to the less privileged riverine communities of Amuwo Odofin Local government area of the state, and shared some relief materials ... Read more

Ebola: Five new cases in Lagos as doctor gets kudos

Thursday, August 21, 2014
Lagos has recorded five additional suspected cases of Ebola Virus Disease EVD, the state government said yesterday. Commissioner for Health Dr. Jide Idris, who gave an update on the governments efforts to contain the virus, said two of the fresh cases are secondary contacts. The remaining three are primary contacts with the late Liberian Pa ... Read more
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