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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

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

Netherlands confirms Dutch hostages freed in Nigeria

Niger Delta gunmen have released three Dutch nationals who were abducted last week, the Dutch foreign ministry confirmed on Sunday. “I can confirm they have been freed,” said ministry spokesman Johanne Doornewaard, adding that the Dutch ambassador to Nigeria was heading to the Delta region, where ...

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Posted on May 11, 2014

Military Confirms Killing Of 40 Insurgents In Borno

The military forces have confirmed the killing of 40 Boko Haram insurgents in a renewed counter-insurgency operation to forestall planned attacks by the radical sect in Borno state. Acting deputy Director of Army Public Relations (DDAPR) of 7 Division of the Nigerian Army, Captain Aliyu Ibrahim Danja in a sta...

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Posted on Oct 15, 2013

Dolphins coach confirms worries about Maiduguri match

By Citizens Platform Dolphins Manager, Stanley Eguma has expressed his worries about the safety of his players ahead of Thursday’s Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) game against El Kanemi Warriors. The Port Harcourt-based club had raised an alarm earlier on Thursday with its media department quoti...

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Posted on Oct 2, 2013

Senate confirms new envoys, APC gets formal introduction

The Senate at its resumption today confirmed the nomination of eight ambassadorial nominees which followed consideration of the report of Sen. Mathew Nwagwu-led Committee on Foreign Affairs. The committee said it found the eight nominees qualified for confirmation as ambassadors. Mark advised the new ambassad...

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Posted on Sep 18, 2013

UN confirms ‘chilling’ sarin gas attack in Syria

New York (AFP) The United Nations on Monday revealed what it called “chilling” details of a sarin gas attack in Syria, leaving the major powers to battle over who was responsible. UN chief Ban Ki-moon condemned the use of chemical weapons in Syria as “a war crime” as the country’...

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Posted on Sep 16, 2013

Nigerian Army confirms retirement of 14 generals and redeployment of 9 others

By Citizens Platform The Army on Wednesday confirmed the redeployment of some of its personnel as a result of the retirement of a number of top-ranking officers from the nation’s army personnel – Naval and Air Forces included. In a statement released by the director of Army Public Relations (DAPR)...

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Posted on Sep 5, 2013

22,000 Illegal Immigrants Deported from Nigeria, Minister Confirms

Minister of Interior, Abba Moro has revealed that the Federal Government has deported more than 22,000 illegal immigrants since the start of its war against acts of terrorism spearheaded by members of the Boko Haram Islamist sect.  According to Moro, who was speaking in Kano late Thursday, the bulk of the d...

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Posted on Aug 24, 2013

Governor Suntai Returns on Saturday, Wife Confirms

Governor of taraba State, Danbaba Suntai has recovered enough to return to Nigeria, his wife, Hauwa, has said. Suntai, who sustained severe brain injuries in a plane crash in October 2012, was transferred to the View Hospital Rehabilitation Centre and Home located in New York with his health remaining a sourc...

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Posted on Aug 21, 2013

Mali confirms Keita winner of second ballot

BAMAKO(AFP) – Mali has announced Ibrahim Boubacar Keita as its new leader after confirming that the ex-prime minister had won a landslide victory in a presidential poll intended to give a fresh start to the conflict-scarred nation. Figures for Sunday’s second-round ballot released on live televisi...

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Posted on Aug 16, 2013

Fenerbahce confirms €13m Emenike signing

By CitizensPlatform   Turkish giants Fenerbahce have confirmed that they have agreed a deal for Nigerian striker, Emmanuel Emenike. “Fenerbahçe have reached an agreement with Spartak Moscow over the transfer of Emmanuel Emenike for €13-million. Emenike has until 12 August 2013 to pass his medica...

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Posted on Aug 8, 2013

Amosun Confirms Adesanya As OOU VC

Governor  Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State, in western Nigeria has confirmed the appointment of Professor Saburi Adejimi Adesanya as the substantive Vice-Chancellor of the Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye. The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, OOU Chapter last week criticised the appointment, sa...

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Posted on Aug 6, 2013

Lagos Assembly Confirms Fashola’s Nominee as Commissioner

The Lagos State House of Assembly on Friday confirmed with ease Mr. Ayo Gbeleyi, a nominee of the state governor, Mr. Babatunde Fashola for the position of Finance Commissioner. Until his appointment as a replacement for Adetokunbo Abiru, who resigned his appointment during the week, Gbeleyi was Special Advis...

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Posted on Aug 2, 2013

Italy’s top court confirms Berlusconi prison sentence

Italy’s top court on Thursday handed former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi his first ever conviction for tax fraud, confirming his prison sentence and shaking up the country’s fractious political scene. Prime Minister Enrico Letta called for calm “for the good of the country” amid fe...

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Posted on Aug 1, 2013

INEC Confirms APC’s Registration

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has approved the application by three political parties – the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) and the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) – to merge into one, to be known as the All Progressives Congress (APC). A...

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Posted on Jul 31, 2013

VIDEO: Army Confirms Arrest Of 41 Suspected Boko Haram Members In Lagos, Ogun

The Nigerian Army in Lagos says it has arrested 41 persons suspected to be members of the Islamist sect, Boko Haram. While parading the men said to have been arrested in the Ijora, Mafoluku, Alaba areas of Lagos and Ibafo area of Ogun state, the General Officer commanding 81 Division, Major General Abel Omahi...

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Posted on Jul 29, 2013

Amosun Confirms Adesanya As VC of State University

The Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun has confirmed the appointment of Professor Saburi Adejimi Adesanya as the substantive Vice-Chancellor of the state owned university, Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye.  According to a press statement by the Secretary to the State Government, Taiwo Adeoluwa, the a...

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Posted on Jul 26, 2013

EU Confirms Plan To Cut Credit, Debit Card Fees

Plans to cut transaction fees on debit and credit cards in the European Union have been published – but there is disagreement over the potential impact. The European Commission estimates that the EU payment market is worth 130bn euros (£112bn) but is “fragmented and expensive”. It wants to ...

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Posted on Jul 24, 2013

NEMA Confirms Three Dead In Lagos Building Collapse

Three people have been confirmed dead after a two story building under construction collapsed at the Ishaga area of Surulere, Lagos state on Sunday. The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), initially said that two people died and three others were rescued, but sadly the body of a 13 year old girl rec...

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Posted on Jul 21, 2013

Funke Akindele Finally Confirms Marriage Collapse

FUNSHO AROGUNDADE After five days of holding her fans and other Nigerians in suspense, star actress Funke Akindele has finally admitted the end to her fairytale marriage to property mogul, Kehinde Oloyede-Almaroof. An official statement released this evening by Akindele’s publicist, Ayo Ola- Muhammed, P...

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Posted on Jul 20, 2013

Funke Akindele Confirms Separation From Husband

Nollywood actress, Funke Akindele has confirmed the collapse of her one year old wedding. A statement by her publicist, Ayo Ola- Muhammed on Friday made the confirmation stating that “on behalf of our client, star actress, Funke Akindele, we want to formally inform you that after due consultation and consid...

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Posted on Jul 19, 2013

Senate Confirms Kekere-Ekun as Supreme Court Justice

Justice Kudirat M.O. Kekere-Ekun has been confirmed as a Justice of the Supreme Court. The Nigerian Senate made the confirmation on Wednesday after considering the report of the Senate Committee on Judiciary and Legal Matters on the screening of the justice. Before her unanimous confirmation, Senator Olufemi ...

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Posted on Jun 26, 2013

NEMA Confirms Cove Jetty Explosion, Blames Oil Thieves

by Citizens Platform A spokesperson for the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has said the fire incident near the Atlas Cove jetty in Lagos came from a pipeline explosion caused by oil thieves at Akinbo jetty. NEMA spokesperson, Mr. Ibrahim Farinloye, for the South West, through a text message Wedne...

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Posted on Jun 26, 2013

Army Uncovers Illegal Armoury, Confirms Presence Of Hezbollah Terrorists In Nigeria

Armoury suspected to be that of Hezbollah organization have been uncovered by a team of joint security officers in Kano state, North West Nigeria. Displaying the weapons to journalists, the joint Security Chiefs of the Department of State Security (DSS), Police and Nigerian Army, confirmed the arrests of four...

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Posted on May 30, 2013

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