Bombing at Nigeria mosque kills at least 50

1. Photo: TEL Image 1 of / 3 Caption Close Image 1 of 3 This image taken from TV, shows the interior of a mosque after a deadly attack by a suicide bomber, in Mubi, Adamawa State, Nigeria, Tuesday Nov. 21, 2017.

2. (AP Photo) less In this image taken from TV, people stand around dead bodies after a deadly attack by a suicide bomber at a mosque in Mubi, Adamawa State, Nigeria, Tuesday Nov. 21, 2017.

3. A teenage suicide bomber detonated as worshippers gathered for morning prayers at a mosque in northeastern Nigeria, killing at least 50 people, police said Tuesday, in one of the region’s deadliest attacks in years.

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Former Nigeria striker Yakubu calls it a day

1. The 35-year-old, who spent a decade playing in England for the likes of Portsmouth, Middlesbrough, Everton, Leicester City, Blackburn Rovers and Reading, has been without a club since leaving Coventry City after just three games in April.

2. Yakubu played over 50 games for Nigeria’s Super Eagles, with his debut coming in a 4-0 2002 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying win against Eritrea.

3. I would like to thank the entire Nigerian Football Federation and my Nigerian national team-mates for all the memorable years I had playing for the Super Eagles.

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Nigerian Army orders all personnel to learn Yoruba, Igbo, Hausa in one year

1. Abuja – The Nigerian Army has ordered all personnel to learn the three major Nigerian languages Yoruba, Igbo, Hausa in one year just as it introduced a new Language Policy with emphasis on officers and soldiers ensuring that they speak the three major Nigerian languages of Hausa, Yoruba and Ibo.

2. Director of Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Sani Usman in a statement disclosing the new policy said, “It is to be noted that English remains the official language in the Nigerian Army” adding that “Yoruba, Igbo and Hausa languages could be used during Civil Military Cooperation (CIMIC) activities or interrogation”.

3. “Therefore all Nigerian Army personnel have been given one year to learn the three major Nigerian languages”, he said.

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Medical Tourism: Nigerians eye $300m Ghanaian health facility

1. This development, coupled with the complete shutdown of the multi-billion naira world class Ibom Specialist Hospital, in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, is creating more options for Nigerians to access world class health care and services in Africa.

2. “There have been existing hospitals there taking care of the interest of patients in spinal surgery, among other specialities, so if they are enlarging the scope of services, can I say it is a shame in Nigeria that Ghana should take the lead in that?“There are some private hospitals here that are coming up with a good set up for our patients, but our position on this is that Nigeria should try and emulate Ghana.

3. Findings by Health & Living Features reveal that even as the new hospital is about getting off the ground, prominent Nigerians have started making enquiries about the proposed healthcare facility, which when constructed, is reputed to become the largest private hospital in West Africa.

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Nigerian Mosque Suicide Bombing: 50 Dead

1. LAGOS, Nigeria — A teenage suicide bomber detonated as worshippers gathered for morning prayers at a mosque in northeastern Nigeria, killing at least 50 people, police said Tuesday, in one of the region’s deadliest attacks in years.

2. While Nigeria’s military in recent months has flushed Boko Haram from its forest stronghold, President Muhammadu Buhari’s claim late last year that the extremist group had been “crushed” has proven to be premature.

3. While there was no immediate claim of responsibility for the bombing in Mubi town in Adamawa state, suspicion immediately fell on the Boko Haram extremist group.

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Nigeria: Developing Nigeria Through Investments in Rail Transport

1. Other intrinsic benefits include easy and efficient transportation of farm produce from the farms to markets and decongesting the roads thereby saving more for the government and prolonging the life span of the roads; increase in the value of land along the route of the railway thereby increasing national wealth, accessible to all citizens being the cheapest mode of transportation; ease of movement of labour and raw materials thereby enhancing industrial development.

2. Beyond the ports, the rail form of transportation is critical to moving goods and people more cheaply and efficiently across the country; hence, the need for renewed focus on the rail sector by government to boost the economy.

3. The NRC Liaison Officer in Abuja, Mr. Pascal Nnoli, told our correspondent that the CCECC trained a number of NRC technicians on the Abuja-Kaduna train service and same will be done on other new lines being built.

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Group hails Nigerian army over global ranking

1. ” …the Nigeria Police Force, Department of State Services and community leaders at all levels must now face it as part of their sacred mandates that they must halt the incessant cases of suicide bombings which fleeing Boko Haram members intend to use as their last resort after their defeat by the military”.

2. Meanwhile the group has also called for more intelligence involvement by the Department of State Services, the Nigerian Police Force and Community leaders in order to end recent spate of suicide missions by fleeing elements of Boko Haram.

3. According to them the degree of degradation of Boko Haram calls for more of this intelligence work as opposed to the military force and strategy that the Nigerian Army has deployed to bring Boko Haram to its present level.

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Senate asks Nigerian Army to reinstate wrongfully dismissed officer

1. “That the statement by the Nigerian Army that the officer as retired on disciplinary ground and given fair hearing before the retirement could not be substantiated by the Army, as the officer was never warned, queried or made to appear before any disciplinary committee/court marshal.

2. Presenting the report, chairman of the Senate committee, Sam Anyanwu, noted that the officer was wrongfully dismissed despite having up to 12 more years to serve in the Army.

3. The Senate has urged the Nigerian Army to reinstate Chidi Ukoha, a colonel, who was wrongfully dismissed alongside 38 other officers in June 2016. .

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Nigerian Air Force War College Participants Call On President Barrow

1. A thirteen-member group of Nigerian Air Force War College participants led by Air Commodore, MC Nnaji, Wednesday paid a courtesy call on President Adama Barrow at his Fajara office.

2. Air Commodore Nnaji said the objective of the Nigerian Air Force War College study tour was to strengthen the knowledge gained in the classroom with experiences from the field.

3. Gambia: Nigerian Air Force War College Participants Call On President Barrow.

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Biafra agitation ‘dead and gone,’ Nigeria info minister jabs IPOB

1. “I think the Anambra election has sounded the death knell on IPOB because they said election will never hold.

2. I think the Anambra election has sounded the death knell on IPOB because they said election will never hold.

3. He linked IPOB’s death to a defiance of their boycott call by people in Anambra state during the November 18 governorship elections.

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