Author Archives: The Citizen

Massacre in Zamfara as gunmen kill 41

Suspected armed bandits killed at least 41 people at Birane village in Zurmi local government area of Zamfara state, the latest in a series of deadly raids on rural communities in the state ...

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2019: Buhari will seek re-election – SGF

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, on Thursday affirmed that President Muhammadu Buhari will seek re-election in 2019 ...

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Kachikwu orders Baru to end fuel queues

Minister of State, Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, has given marching orders to the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Dr. Maikanti Baru so as not to embarrass ...

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Boko Haram: Nigerian Army places N3m bounty on Shekau

The Nigerian Army has placed a N3 million reward for information that will lead to the arrest of Abubakar Shekau, the fugitive factional leader of the Boko Haram terrorists group ...

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Eleven states get N16.1bn budget loan

Eleven of the 23 states that have access to the federal government's budget support loan facility have received N16.1 billion as of January 2018 ...

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Senate summons Adeosun, Amaechi over diversion of $600m Euro bond

The Senate on Thursday invited the Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, to appear before it to explain how the $600 million Euro bond sourced from the Chinese Government was used ...

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Fed Govt to rebuild victim-communities of herdsmen attacks

The National Economic Council (NEC) was on Thursday given an interim briefing on the NEC Working Group’s assignment on herdsmen-farmers clashes. The Bauchi State Governor, ...

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JAMB: I didn’t say snake swallowed N36m – Clerk

A new twist to the viral story of a snake swallowing about N36 million at the office of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) ...

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Police dismiss bomb scare in Jos

The Police Command in Plateau State on Thursday dismissed rumour of a bomb scare at the terminus area of Jos township. The Command’s spokesman, ASP ...

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Plateau Assembly passes LG autonomy, Not-Too-Young-to-Run bills

The 15 bills seeking alterations, including the not-too-young-to-run as well as the Local Government Autonomy, have been passed by Plateau State House of Assembly. Speaker ...

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