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The leader of  Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau, has claimed responsibility for the bombing in Nigeria's capital that killed at least 75 people, in a video message obtained over the weekend. "We are the ones that carried out the attack in Abuja," Shekau said in the 28-minute video, referring to the deadliest attack ever in Nigeria's capital which targeted a bus station packed with morning commuters. Seated with a Kalashnikov resting on his left shoulder and dressed in military uniform, the insurgent commander spoke in both Arabic and the Hausa language that is dominant in northern Nigeria. The bombing at the Nyanya bus terminal on the outskirts of Abuja was the first major attack in the capital in two years. Most of the insurgents' violence in recent months had been concentrated in the...
 
 
 

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We'll Overcome All Retrogressive and Divisive Forces, President Jonathan Assures Nigerians At Easter

We'll Overcome All Retrogressive and Divisive Forces, President Jonathan Assures Nigerians At Easter

  Dear Compatriots,   I greet you all, especially our Christian brothers and sisters who are celebrating Easter and...

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Nigerian Military admit that they lied about actual number of schoolgirls still missing.

Nigerian Military admit that they lied about actual number of schoolgirls still missing.

ABUJA (PSN)---The Defence Headquarters Thursday retracted its statement that about 80 of the abducted school girls...

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APC Governors did not shun security meeting with Pres. Jonathan- Lai Mohammed

APC Governors did not shun security meeting with Pres. Jonathan- Lai Mohammed

 LAGOS (PSN)---The All Progressives Congress (APC) has denied reports that Governors of the states under the...

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NNPC Injects 293,326,011 Million Litres of PMS into the Market for Easter

NNPC Injects 293,326,011 Million Litres of PMS into the Market for Easter

NNPC Injects 293,326,011 Million Litres of PMS             into the Market for Easter In a bid to ensure...

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Investigate them all, go to church: Open letter to Mr President

Investigate them all, go to church: Open letter to Mr President

By Mustapha Abdullahi Dear Mr President, I hope that this letter meets you well and level-headed, because the...

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Boko Haram insurgency: Time for some home truth

Boko Haram insurgency: Time for some home truth

By Abba Adakole On my way home from work on Monday, the bloody day in Nyanya, Abuja,...

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2015: Senator Abatemi-Usman’s aide prepares for House of Reps

2015: Senator Abatemi-Usman’s aide prepares for House of Reps

By Michael Jegede The personal assistant to Senator Nurudeen Abatemi-Usman and a leading aspirant for Akinyele/Lagelu Federal...

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APC’s congresses: If it were PDP

APC’s congresses: If it were PDP

 By Francis Ehigiator   Recently, the self-styled party of “change”, the All Progressives Congress (APC), held its states...

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2015: Akwa Ibom condemns Gulak’s 'unguarded' utterances

2015: Akwa Ibom condemns Gulak’s 'unguarded' utterances

WASHINGTON, Per Second News----Officials of the Akwa Ibom state government has condemned a recent statement credited...

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Terror threat causes anxiety ahead of World Economic Forum in Abuja

Terror threat causes anxiety ahead of World Economic Forum in Abuja

WASHINGTON, (Per Second News) Samantha Fox-----Recent terror threats directed at various Northern parts of Nigeria, have...

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Cement dealers in the South West vote for Dang…

18-04-2014

Cement dealers in the South West vote for Dangote's 3X, plead for ban on 32.5 grade

LAGOS (PSN)----Cement dealers and distributors in the South West have endorsed the newly packaged ... Read more

Features: Telecoms Consumers Violation: Any Re…

10-04-2014

Features: Telecoms Consumers Violation: Any Respite For Nigerians?

The Continuous violation of the rights of an already volatile army of consumers can be likened to th... Read more

UBA Delivers Impressive Growth, Records a 20.2…

30-03-2014

UBA Delivers Impressive Growth, Records a 20.2% Increase in Gross Earnings

Lagos-Nigeria: United Bank for Africa Plc announces impressive growth across key financial parameter... Read more

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Hundreds feared drowned in ferry disaster

Hundreds feared drowned in ferry disaster

Hopes had dimmed Wednesday that the nearly 300 missing passengers who were trapped aboard a sunken...

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FIFA ranking: Nigeria climbs two spots, now 45th in the world

FIFA ranking: Nigeria climbs two spots, now 45th i…

Nigeria has moved two spots up in the FIFA ranking in the month of April to...

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Revealed! Why Saidi Balogun and Fathia can’t make up

Revealed! Why Saidi Balogun and Fathia can’t make …

Those who have been looking for a possibly reunion between Yoruba actor Saidi Balogun and his...

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I never said my people will suffer if I don't return to the Senate - Ndoma-Egba

I never said my people will suffer if I don't retu…

Senate Majority Leader, Senator Victor Ndoma-Egba has rebutted recent media reports supposedly quoting him as saying...

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Maryland State Hosts Governor Yari of Zamfara

Maryland State Hosts Governor Yari of Zamfara

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Annapolis, (PSN)--The government of the State of Maryland, in the United States Wednesday morning accepted to partner with Zamfara State in its Sister-State program. At a robust ceremony inside the…

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World Bank/IMF Spring Meeting

World Bank/IMF Spring Meeting

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DG Debt Management Office, DMO Abraham Nwankwo and Nigeria's Ambassador to the US, Prof Adebowale Adefuye at the World Bank/IMF Washington,DC. Photos by Chakam Images for Per Second News.

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Fashola, Jonathan and that Religious Jibe

Fashola, Jonathan and that Religious Jibe

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By Kayode Ojo Since he became governor of Lagos state in 2007, Babatunde Raji Fashola has largely avoided unnecessary controversies. Rarely did he engage in those acrimonies that usually distract…

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APC calls Pres. Jonathan insensitive for campaigning the day after Abuja blast

APC calls Pres. Jonathan insensitive for campaigning the day after Abuja blast

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Renews call for summit on insurgencyThe All Progressives Congress (APC) has said President Goodluck Jonathan is exhibiting the traits of an insensitive and utterly hardhearted leader by returning to his…

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Abductors of Borno Schoolgirls Wore Military Uniforms

Abductors of Borno Schoolgirls Wore Military Uniforms

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(Per Second News) – Members of the Boko Haram Sect that abducted over 100 schoolgirls in Borno State on Tuesday disguised as soldiers.

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External reserves rise to $37.9bn

External reserves rise to $37.9bn

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LAGOS (Per Second News) The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has said that the nation’s external reserves stood at 37.91 billion dollars as at April 15.

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Education: the APC example in Lagos

Education: the APC example in Lagos

By Femi Ayelabowo The on-going drama in Lagos State between the students of the Lagos State University...

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