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Doctors’ Strike: Lagos Govt Recruits New Doctors •As Strike Claims 4 Lives

[Nigerian Tribune] NO fewer than four lives had been lost as the strike declared by the Lagos doctors under the aegis of the Medical Guilds entered its fifth day today, Saturday Tribune has gathered. According to hospital sources, two people lost their lives on Tuesday at the Lagos Island General Hospital while two corpses were … Continue reading

Nigeria Produces First Female Military Pilot •As NAF Wings 30 Pilots

[Nigerian Tribune] History was made yesterday (Friday) in Abuja as Nigerian Air Force produced the first female military pilot in the sub-region as Flying Officer Blessing Liman and 29 others joined the list of military officers at a well attended ceremony hosted by the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Mohammed Dikko Umar. The training programme cost … Continue reading

Shock, excitement as Radio Biafra hits Nigerian airwaves

As if Nigeria did not have enough headaches already, a radio station subscribing to the ill-fated Republic of Biafra has started airing broadcasts, 56 days after the funeral of the secessionist state’s leader, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu. Listeners across Nigeria have been greeted by fiery broadcasts from the re-launched Radio Biafra, the rebel broadcast station that … Continue reading

FIRS realises N1.7tn in first quarter

[Daily Trust] Federal Inland Revenue Service said it realised N1.7 trillion tax revenue in the first quarter of the year as against its N909 billion target for the period. “This is better than last year’s first quarter performance of N955 billion and 29 percent over and above government target for the year,” the acting Executive … Continue reading

Boko Haram: JTF begins massive search in Maiduguri

The Joint Task Force (JTF) on Operation Restore Order (ORO) said that it had began search for suspected Boko Haram members in Maiduguri. Lt.-Col. Sagir Musa, JTF spokesman, stated in a statement in Maiduguri on Sunday that “the JTF is on massive cordon and search operation in targeted areas in Maiduguri. “It is intended to … Continue reading

Bukola Saraki surrenders to police

[Punch] Former governor of Kwara State, Dr. Bukola Saraki, on Monday afternoon surrendered to the Nigeria Police Force at its headquarters in Abuja. Police sources confirmed to journalists that Saraki appeared at the headquarters of the Nigeria Police Force on Monday afternoon. He had said in a statement on Saturday that he would surrender himself … Continue reading

Gov Orji’s convoy in auto crash

[Sun] The Abia State Governor, Theodore Orji narrowly escaped death when his convoy was involved in a multiple accident along Ogoja-Abakaliki Expressway. Ebonyi State. The accident took place at Ezza Ophu Izzi Local Government of Ebonyi State. Six vehicles in the convoy were involved. Though the governor escaped unhurt, some of his aides sustained various … Continue reading

Flash! Another Blast heard in in Taraba state capital Jalingo 3 police men killed others injured.

From a tweet: @lemeveteran: Flash! Another Blast heard in in my state capital Jalingo 3 police men killed others injured. ONE OF THE  BOMBERS ARRESTED A bomb blast has reportedly hit the convoy of Taraba State commissioner of police. Tweets from various sources indicate there are casualties. Unconfirmed reports indicate that the commissioner of police … Continue reading

“Cold war at independence, bad advice from World Bank, import substitution strategies, Structural Adjustment Programme messed us up in the beginning” – OBJ.

Culled from Nigerian’Tribune’s: I cannot defend FG’s strategy on Boko Haram – OBJ Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, on Saturday, described the ongoing Boko Haram insurgency as very serious but declined to defend the approach of the Federal Government to resolving the crisis. Delivering a keynote address at the 2012 Cambridge Africa Business Network in the United … Continue reading

Video Commentary: Nigeria Police Reforms shows marked improvement in behaviour?

  After watching the above musical video by Queen Ifrica, one can observe the similarities in cross-continental patterns of police behaviours and policing environments. Jamaica’s capital, Kingston (in the video) is notorious for some pre-Abubakar-type Nigeria police attitude on our roads. The removal of roadblocks and replacement with random patrols and impromptu stop and search … Continue reading

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