...6 killed in another round of attacks in Gonin Gora ...As security alert keeps worshippers off churches

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Exactly a week after the tripple suicide bombings that rocked churches in Zaria and Kaduna metropolis, six persons were yesterday killed at about 9a.m  in Gonin Gora, on the outskirts of Kaduna metropolis but the identities of those killed were yet to be ascertained at press time.

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Gunmen suspected to be of Boko Haram Islamist sect yesterday attacked the Damaturu Satellite Prison, killed a prisoner and set free 40 other inmates. 

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The Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) has blamed Nigeria’s inept and clueless leadership for the US’ designation of three leaders of Boko Haram as specially designated global terrorists and its implications for Nigeria’s sovereignty.

•Service chiefs jittery over NSA’s removal

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The House of Representatives has commended President Goodluck Jonathan for sacking the Minister of Defence, Dr. Mohammed Halim Bello, and National Security Adviser (NSA), General Patrick Azazi.

… Fuel subsidy probe scam: ‘I’ve no hidden agenda’

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From the President came reasons he sacked General Patrick Azazi as the National Security Adviser (NSA) and Defence Minister, Dr. Mohammed Haliru Bello last Friday.

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Pastor Daniel Omowunmi, the man who lost all his properties on No. 8-10, Popoola Street, Iju-Ishaga in the Dana plane crash on June 3, is still very sad.

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There are indications that fresh crisis have hit the Oyo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as the handing over of federal board positions to former governor of the state, Adebayo Alao-Akala by the South-west Chairman of the party, Segun Oni has worsened the crisis in the party.  

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As the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) in Benue State continue to trade words over the recent attacks on the homes of elder statesmen Paul Unongo and Isaac Shaahu, the police have described the attacks as arson. 

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National Vice Chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in the South-west, Alhaji Tayo Sowunmi yesterday, said the National Working Committee (NWC) led by Chief Victor Umeh was still in charge of the party, insisting that his tenure would lapse in 2015. 

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Gunmen numbering about seven at the weekend attacked traders at the Eke Awka main market during an executive meeting of the market leaders, wounding many and carting away some money. 

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