Race to Replace Retiring IGP Stirs Rumours

The tenure of the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Abubakar Mohammed in office will end on the 31st of July 2014, and as expected the race to replace him has begun. Media reports indicates that the IGP has been suspended from office and may proceed on terminal leave, but, the reports were quickly dismissed ...

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Posted on May 18, 2014

Police IG Abubakar forced to proceed on terminal leave.

Inspector of Police Mohammed Abubakar has been directed to proceed on a terminal leave with immediate effect. On Monday,  Secretary to the Government, Senator Anyim Pius Anyim, forwarded the directive signed by President Goodluck Jonathan over the outgoing I.G . Deputy Inspector General of Police, Suleiman F...

Categories: Imo State Blog
Posted on May 18, 2014

Ballot snatching, violence mar Kano council poll

MADUABUCHI NMERIBEH/Kano The Local Government election in Kano, northwest Nigeria, held on Saturday was characterized by violence and electoral malpractices, just as the voters complained about late arrival of election materials in most polling units. The state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Adenrele Shinaba con...

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Posted on May 18, 2014

NYANYA BOMBING: Mastermind, Sadiq Ogwuche arrested in Sudan.

  A mastermind of the Nyanya bomb blasts, Aminu Sadiq Ogwuche, who was on Tuesday declared wanted by the Department of State Services, DSS, and subsequently placed on the international police (Interpol) red alert, has been arrested.The first Nyanya bombing of April 14 left no fewer than 100 people dead and s...

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Posted on May 18, 2014

Largest dinosaur found in Argentina

Paleontologists in Argentina’s remote Patagonia region have discovered fossils of what may be the largest dinosaur ever, amid a vast cache of fossils that could shed light on prehistoric life. The creature is believed to be a new species of Titanosaur, a long-necked, long-tailed sauropod that walked on ...

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Posted on May 18, 2014

NYANYA BOMBING: Mastermind, Sadiq Ogwuche arrested in Sudan.

  A mastermind of the Nyanya bomb blasts, Aminu Sadiq Ogwuche, who was on Tuesday declared wanted by the Department of State Services, DSS, and subsequently placed on the international police (Interpol) red alert, has been arrested.The first Nyanya bombing of April 14 left no fewer than 100 people dead and s...

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Posted on May 18, 2014

Lagos pays outstanding gratuities to local govt. pensioners

Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Fashola The Lagos State Government said it has completed payment of outstanding gratuities to local government pensioners and next of kin of deceased pensioners from 2005 to December 2006. Mr Ashimi Adewale, Permanent Secretary, Office of Local Government Establishment, Trainin...

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Posted on May 15, 2014

Nigerians want Confab recommendations subjected to referendum – NOI Poll

An opinion poll conducted by Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Polls popularly known as NOIPolls, has revealed that 79 per cent of respondents would like the outcome of the conference to be subjected to a referendum. This was contained in a press statement issued on Tuesday and signed by the National Conference Assistant S...

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Posted on May 15, 2014

Fayemi reiterates commitment to repositioning Ekiti

Governor Kayode Fayemi Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti has reiterated the commitment of his administration to repositioning the state. Fayemi stated this on Wednesday while campaigning at Odo-Ayedun in Ikole Local Government Area of the state. He said that the state government would not relent in its efforts ...

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Posted on May 15, 2014

Woman dies praying for Chibok girls

Wife of Katsina State governor, Hajiya Fatima Ibrahim Shema A woman, Hajiya Maimuna Danja, died on Wednesday on her way to Katsina to pray for the release of the abducted Chibok girls. The woman, who hails from Danja in Danja Local Government Area of Katsina State, died in a car crash on Danja-Katsina road. S...

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Posted on May 15, 2014

Ogwuche, fleeing Nyanya bomber arrested in Sudan

Aminu Sadiq Ogwuche, one of the two suspects declared wanted on Monday by the State Security Service in connection with the 14 April bomb attack at a bus station in Nyanya, a suburb of Abuja has been arrested in Sudan. Mike Omeri, the Director General of National Orientation Agency, NOA announced the arrest o...

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Posted on May 15, 2014

Jonathan rules out prisoner swap with Boko Haram

Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday ruled out the release of Boko Haram fighters in exchange for the freedom of more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped by the militants a month ago. Britain’s Africa minister Mark Simmonds, who is in Nigeria for talks about the international rescue missi...

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Posted on May 15, 2014

FRSC confirms 3 dead in Ogun auto crash

Federal Road Safety Officers at work The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) said three persons died and three others sustained injury in an accident which occurred on the Papa/Ilaro road on Wednesday. The FRSC Unit Commander in Ogun, Fatai Bakare, told NAN at Itori that the accident occurred at about 11:45...

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Posted on May 15, 2014

Access Bank moves to block probe of IB acquisition

In a bid to forestall the the probe of how Access bank Plc acquired Intercontinental bank Plc by Financial Reporting Council of Nigerian FRCN, the outgoing managing Director of Access bank plc, Mr Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede and a Director of the bank Herbert Wigwe have dragged the organization before a Federal Hi...

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Posted on May 15, 2014

US confirms drones deployed to Nigeria

Global Hawk drone: deployed to Nigeria, Pentagon confirms The US military is flying surveillance drones as well as manned aircraft over Nigeria to help the search for more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped by Islamist extremists, the Pentagon confirmed Wednesday. However, the data is not yet being shared with th...

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Posted on May 14, 2014

Borno: Protesting Soldiers Shoot 7th Division GOC

The image of the Nigerian Army on Wednesday, took another hit when some irked soldiers of the 7th Division, took laws into their hands  shooting at a vehicle conveying the General Officer Commander (GOC) of the 7th Division of the Nigerian Army. Huhuonline.com understands that the soldiers, had been denied ...

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Posted on May 14, 2014

Senate Summons Defence Chiefs NSA & Moro

Following President Goodluck Jonathan’s Tuesday request to extend the emergency rule in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States, the senate has kicked off processes of the extension. Requiring detailed information from all relevant agencies, the senators in the upper legislative council on Wednesday, unanimously res...

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Posted on May 14, 2014

Nigerian troops angry after Boko Haram killed 4 in ambush

Nigerian Soldiers fired shots in the air at Maiduguri barracks on Wednesday because they were angry with their commanders about having been made to return at night to the city through an area where Boko Haram is fighting an insurgency, soldiers told Reuters. The shooting came in the wake of an ambush of Niger...

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Posted on May 14, 2014

Jonathan withdraws assent from 2014 budget bill

Nigeria’s Government said on Wednesday that the 2014 appropriation bill passed by the National Assembly about two months ago has not been signed into law by President Goodluck Jonathan because of “distortions” introduced into the document by the lawmakers. Labaran Maku, Information. Minister who rev...

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Posted on May 14, 2014

Bi-Courtney to spend N500m to improve MMA2 facilities

MMA 2 Terminal The management of Bi-Courtney Aviation Service Ltd (BASL) on Wednesday said it would spend about N500 million to improve facilities at the Murtala Muhammed Airport Terminal Two (MMA2), Lagos. Chief Executive Officer of BASL, Christophe Pennick, told journalists that the money would be used to u...

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Posted on May 14, 2014

Uwajumogu promises better life for rural dwellers in Okigwe.

In his desire to ensure better condition of living for the Okigwe people, the Speaker, Imo State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Benjamin Uwajumogu, has re-iterated his pledge towards rapid development and ameliorating sufferings or rural dwellers in Okigwe Senatorial Zone of the State. The Speaker made the promi...

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Posted on May 14, 2014

Bayern’s Ribery doubtful for German Cup final

Franck Ribery Bayern Munich star Franck Ribery admits he faces a race against time to be fit for Saturday’s Germany Cup final showdown against Borussia Dortmund in Berlin due to a back injury. “I feel good, but 90 minutes could be difficult,” admitted the 31-year-old France star after traini...

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Posted on May 14, 2014

Arsenal can handle FA cup pressure – Wenger

Arsene Wenger: hopeful Arsenal can end title drought Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger on Wednesday expressed confidence that the pressure of the club’s nine-year trophy drought will not derail his side in Saturday’s FA Cup final against Hull City. “You don’t play with the history,” ...

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Posted on May 14, 2014

PGF Pledges to Rebuild GGSS, Chibok

The Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) has again vowed to rebuild the destroyed Government Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State, consolidating its announcement of N100m donation to all victims of the Nyanya Bomb blast. With hope that the abducted girls would soon be rescued, the forum promised to bankroll tre...

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Posted on May 14, 2014

Three Indians Bag 15 Years Jail Term for Oil Bunkering

A Federal High Court sitting in Yenagoa, Balyesa State has convicted three Indian nationals, Sailesh Kumar Singh, (Captain of the vessel), Chadrashekar Sharma and Ajay Bhatiya, the owner of the vessel, MT Akshay, (who is still at large) to fifteen years imprisonment for offenses that borders on oil theft. Th...

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Posted on May 14, 2014

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