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The Nigerian army had promised to keep the public abreast with information updates on the progress of their campaign to defeat Boko Haram in the Operation Lafiya dole. In a press conference recently, the command released pictures and a statement to show 'Work done recently' even as the Nigerian president Muhamadu Buhari insists that his administration has technically defeated Boko Haram. The Statement: 1. As part of the promise of the Theatre Command to keep the public informed of our activities, this Press Conference has been organised to brief on the activities of the troops in the past few days. Accordingly, in furtherance of the ongoing offensive operations to clear Boko Haram Terrorist (BHT) in the Northeast, on 17 January troops conducted a clearance operation at Shentimari general area and cleared Boko Haram enclaves and recovered 78 rounds of 7.62mm ammunition. 2. Similarly, on 18 January at Chukun Gudu, troops encountered and destroyed terrorist’s camp


According to an article by global business researching publishers The Economist, it appears Nigerians and Brazilians dominate the fastest growing subset of Christianity known as Charismatic Christianity. The article titled Ecstasy and Exodus names churches like Winners Chapel (Living Faith), Redeemed Christian Church of God; and Pastors like Sunday Adelaja and Teju Hassan. It also recognizes that Charismatic Christianity evangelism has broken through into previously impervious regions like the UAE, predicting that by 2025, 9.8% of the world will be speaking in tongues, and that presently, the charismatic Christians are carrying out what it calls 'Reverse Missionary' work, taking the gospel to places that first brought them the message of Christianity. Take a read: TEJU HASSAN has come far, and so have most of his flock. Born near Lagos 50 years ago, he converted to Christianity as a young man and now ministers in the far north of Ireland to a multinational congregatio


The Akwa Ibom State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) has waded into the on-going media onslaught between PR managers of the APC gubernatorial candidate, Umana Okon Umana and that of the governor, Mr. Udom Emmanuel. The State Chairman of NUJ, Elder Patrick Albert stated this when members of the Coalition of Online Publishers in Akwa Ibom State (COOPA) paid a courtesy call on him in his office on Monday. Elder Patrick said the level of total falsehood, mudslinging, abuse and personal attacks emanating from both camps are alarming, and may degenerate into some bigger if there is no ceasefire. The number one journalist in the state said he has invited media managers of the governor and the APC guber candidate to a roundtable to discuss on better ways of handling PR and media publicity for their principals. Earlier, the Chancellor of Online Publishers in the state, Ifreke Nseowo had decried the rate at which blatant lies is being propagated in the social media i

ECONOMIC FAILURE: Nigerian Stock Exchange Halt Trading

The fall in the prices of stocks at the Nigerian Stock Exchange has hit an all-time Nigerian low, necessitating the activation of the Index Circuit breaker by the NSE. This implies that on Monday 18th January, the Stock exchange did not trade.  Approved since May 19, 2014 by the Nigerian Securities and Exchange Commission, the Circuit Breaker has never before been applied in Nigeria. And that is because the economy of the nation had never before fallen this low. The Nigerian stock market lost a fearsome amount of N1.8 trillion in capitalisation within two weeks, an d N1.4 trillion in 10 days.  The market capitalisation has also depressed from N9.86 trillion at the beginning of 2016 to N8.09 trillion as at Friday 15th January. The Stock market lost 17.4% in 2015, but there has been a dip by 17.9% in January 2016. This failure situation at the Nigerian stock market has been caused by the mass exodus of foreign investors away from Nigeria, due to a well documented u


Lagos State Govt Officials Lass Fever has been in Lagos since January 9th, but was only discovered on January 17th. Although this is a nightmare situation given the notoriety of Lagos for environmental pollution with rat-laden neighbourhoods, and a chaotic population density, the state government authorities have encouraged residents to keep calm, assuring that they are doing everything possible to curtail the spread of the virus. The index patient, a 25-year old man, an undergraduate of the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, is reported to have developed fever, sore throats, difficulty swallowing on arriving Lagos and was admitted at Ahmmadiyyah Hospital, Ojokoro, on Saturday January 9, for all of 6 days. As his condition worsened, he was transferred to the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) on January 14, 2016. On January 15, at LUTH, he was pronounced a Lassa patient. Please Read Also: 'Lassa Begins Killing In Lagos' In a press briefing at the State Secr