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RCCG Pastor, children on holiday drown in swimming pool

December 27, 2019 Editor 0

A Redeemed Christian Church of God Pastor Gabriel Diya and two of his children have reportedly died after drowning in a swimming pool while on holiday in Spain. The London-based pastor, died along with his children during a holiday at the Club La Costa World holiday resort on Christmas eve. The 52-year-old father reportedly died after diving into the pool Read More

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Tambuwal greets Christians at Christmas, preaches unity

December 25, 2019 Editor 0

Sokoto state governor, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, has felicitated with Christian faithful in the state and the country as they celebrate the Christmas. In a statement issued by the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the Governor, Muhammad Bello, Governor Tambuwal said Christmas brings to the fore the urgent need for the unity of Nigeria, which he described as “sacrosanct, inviolable Read More

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Again, Boko Haram invades Chibok, kills 6, abduct 2 women; 3 injured at Christmas eve

December 25, 2019 Editor 0

Gunmen suspected to be members of the Boko Haram group, Tuesday evening, attacked  Kwaranglum village few meters to Chibok town, Headquarters of Chibok Local Government Area (LGA) of  Borno State, killing six people. They also abducted two women, and injured three others. The state commission for poverty alleviation, Mr. Nuhu Clark, an indigene of the area, told newsmen that the  Boko Haram insurgents invaded Read More

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Yuletide: Sen Buhari harps on peaceful co-existence

December 24, 2019 Editorial III 0

The Senate Acting Chief Whip and chairman Senate Committee on land transport, Senator Abdulfatai Buhari, on Tuesday asked Nigerians to work for peaceful coexistence of the country. Senator Buhari representing Oyo North Senatorial District gave the charge in his congratulatory message to Nigerians on this year’s Christmas and Boxing Day celebrations He said there was the need for Nigerians to Read More

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Lagos: Police deploy 1,000 patrol vehicles for hitch-free yuletide

December 24, 2019 Editorial III 0

The Lagos state police command Monday said it had deployed no fewer than 1,000 of its personnel for  a hitch-free yuletide in the state.  The state police public relations officer, DSP Bala Elkana,  said  Monday in Lagos that it was part of steps aimed at preventing crimes during and after the yuletide.  Elkana said, “The command has made adequate arrangements Read More

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Ember months fuel scarcity: Why is this December different?

December 21, 2019 Editorial III 0

One of the bitter experiences of the nation’s oil industry Nigerians would not forget in a hurry was the trauma caused by artificial fuel scarcity in the ember months. According to experts, the losses brought about by the periodic man-made fuel scarcity had variously been calculated in billions and consequently, this has had a chilling effect on the national economy. Read More

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Christmas: Religious group preaches unity, love at 2019 Carol

December 21, 2019 Editorial III 0

Relate International Foundation in collaboration with Christmas Village has reiterated the need for Nigerians to love each other and, continued to live as one irrespective of their diversity. Giving this advice at the 2019 Annual Carol and empowerment in Abuja, with the theme: ‘Greater’ the Founder/President of the Foundation Barrister (Mrs) Ebuk Ekpo described the event as the end of Read More

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The other side of Christmas

December 21, 2019 Editorial III 0

Though not written anywhere in the Bible, December 25 of every year has come to be regarded as Christmas Day by many Christians the world over.  While some religious sects, especially Jehovah’s Witnesses, refuse to celebrate the day. Christmas means different things to many Christians. PAUL OKAH takes a look at ways people choose to celebrate this one-day event. Ordinarily, Read More

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Yuletide: Don’t drive against traffic, Okowa, FRSC warn motorists

December 21, 2019 Editorial III 0

The Delta state governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, has warned motorists using the Asaba-Onitsha road, especially at the River Niger Bridge end, to desist from driving against traffic or risk arrest and impoundment of vehicle. The governor gave the warning on Friday while flagging off Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) end-of-year traffic patrol at the Government House, Asaba. Okowa, who performed Read More

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Bleak Christmas looms as transporters, food sellers hike fares, prices

December 21, 2019 Editor 0

It’s just a few days to this year’s Christmas, the high cost of foodstuff and transport fares may alter the plans by most Nigerians to have a memorable celebration; TOPE SUNDAY writes. On Wednesday, Christmas will be celebrated all over the world and Nigerians would also mark the day to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. But for some Nigerians, Read More

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Obiano denies spending N1.3bn on Christmas decorations

December 20, 2019 Editorial III 0

Anambra state governor, Willie Obiano, on Friday, denied allegations making round in some session of the media that his administration spent about N1.3bn on 2019 Christmas decorations. Obiano, in a release issued by commissioner for Information & Public Enlightenment, C. Don Adinuba, said the state was “too focused on Anambra’s future,” but some private sectors executed such projects including hosting Read More

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Yuletide: Lagos begins sale of Lake Rice

December 18, 2019 Editorial III 0

The Lagos state government Tuesday commenced the sale of its popular brand of rice, Lake Rice, in preparation for the coming yuletide celebration. Commissioner for Agriculture, Prince Gbolahan Lawal said in a statement that Lake Rice was available for sale in centres across the state. Lawal said the rice was available at the Agricultural Development Authority Complex, Oko-Oba; Lagos state Read More

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DPR to Nigerians: Don’t panic, we ‘ve enough fuel at yuletide 

December 24, 2018 Editor 0

As Nigerians celebrate Christmas on Tuesday, December 25, 2018, the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has assured motorists and others that there is adequate supply of petroleum products across the country during the yuletide season. The DPR Zonal Operation Controller,  Kaduna Zone, Malam Isa Tafida told energy correspondents in Kaduna that there is over 25 million liters of PMS in Read More

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Buratai Celebrates Christmas With Nigerian Troops in Gwoza, Shehu of Borno Urges Urges Continued Prayer for Peace

December 27, 2017 Blueprint 0

The Chief of Army  Staff, COAS, Lt. General Tukur Yusuf Buratai Wednesday celebrated 2017 Christmas with the Nigerian troops at the war front in Gwoza town of Gwoza LGA of Borno State, Northeast Nigeria, the former Caliphate of the Boko  Haram Militants in 2014. The COAS  visit was part of the  efforts of the Nigerian Army to boost the morale Read More

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Stop fuel queues now, APDA tells Buhari

December 24, 2017 Blueprint 0

Advanced Peoples Democratic Alliance(APDA) has felicitated with Nigerians at Christmas urging them to re-dedicate themselves to nation building and imbibe the virtues of Christ at Christmas and beyond. The party equally appealed to President Muhamnadu Buhari to call on the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and Directorate of Petroleum Resources(DPR)to step up distribution of petroleum products to various filling stations Read More

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Christmas: Atiku preaches unity, remembrance of terror victims  

December 24, 2017 Blueprint 0

Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar has called on Nigerians to emulate the essence of the Christmas season and unite for the greater good of our dear country. Atiku who made this call in a Christmas message urged Nigerians to remember the men and women of  armed forces, many of whom lost their lives this year fighting to protect us from terrorists and Read More

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2017 Christmas worst ever in Nigeria – PDP

December 24, 2017 Blueprint 0

…Urges Nigerians to support one another Against the backdrop of the harsh economic reality in the country, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described this year’s yuletide as worst ever and called on Nigerians not to despair. The party, therefore, wanted Nigerians to use the occasion of this year’s Christmas to show love, care and encourage one another regardless of Read More

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Borno Police Beef Up Security, Assures Maiduguri Residents Peace Christmas Celebration

December 24, 2017 Blueprint 0

The Borno state police command has commenced intensive patrol in collaboration with other Security Agencies within Maiduguri metropolitan area and its environs  to beef up security in all the nooks and crannies of the state capital as well as across the state. A statement issued Sunday by the PPRO, DSP Victor Izuku warned motorists especially, the commercial drivers and Tricycle Read More

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Yuletide: Low key celebrations ahead

December 23, 2017 Blueprint 0

The combined effect of the lingering fuel shortage and the high cost of food stuff and transport fares, will negate President Muhammadu Buhari’s effort to make Nigerians enjoy the Yuletide, by his directive to state governors to pay workers before Christmas. In this report, TOPE SUNDAY, ABDULRAHEEM AOUDU, BASHIR MOHAMMED, SADIQ ABUBAKAR, SALIHU OYIBO, MUSA BUBA, IME AKPAN and DANIEL Read More