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Monthly Archives: November 2017

Libya slave trade: Omokri commends Buhari over return of 234 Nigerians

Libya slave trade: Omokri commends Buhari over return of 234 Nigerians

Reno Omokri, former media aide to immediate past president, Goodluck Jonathan, has commended President Buhari for his prompt action on the slave trade business in Libya. DAILY POST reports that 234 Nigerians 242 migrants were repatriated from Libya following several “save our soul” messages from Nigerian migrants stranded in the country. Omokri in his tweet wrote, “I commend Nigerian President ...

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Skiibii parts ways with Five Star Music after 3 years

Skiibii parts ways with Five Star Music after 3 years

Five Star Music act, Skiibii has parted ways the E-Money led record label after 3-years. The rising pop star was unveiled in 2014 when he put pen to paper with the record label and received a brand new 2014 Hyudai SUV as part of his sign-on perks. He became famous with his August 2015 ‘death stunt’ that didn’t go quite ...

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“Its a slap in the face if Nigerians can be treated in this manner” – Senate reacts to Libya Slave trade

"Its a slap in the face if Nigerians can be treated in this manner" - Senate reacts to Libya Slave trade

The Nigerian Senate has reacted to the Libyan slave trade auctions. At plenary yesterday, after reviewing the gruesome images and videos that have populated the news media, the Senate took action on the ongoing slave trade in Libya. In a statement released moments ago, ‘we passed a Resolution calling on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to summon the Libyan Ambassador ...

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Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics suspends 15-day old nationwide strike

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The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) has suspended its nationwide strike 15 days after the industrial action began. Usman Duste, the National President of ASUP made the announcement today during the union’s 14th National Delegates Conference at the Abubakar Tatari Ali Polytechnic, Bauchi state. He said the decision to suspend the strike followed the series of meetings held between ...

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United State donates tactical equipment and vehicles to NDLEA

United State donates tactical equipment and vehicles to NDLEA

The United States government has donated seven vehicles and a variety of technical equipment to the Nigeria Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), as part of its continued support for the counter-narcotics agency. U.S. Consul General John Bray, who made the donation today at a brief ceremony in Lagos, emphasised the importance of law enforcement cooperation between the U.S. and Nigeria ...

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FG suspends SEC boss, two others

FG suspends SEC boss, two others

Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, yesterday, suspended the Director-General of the Securities and Exchange Commission, SEC, Mr. Mounir Gwarzo, over allegations of financial misappropriation. In a statement in Abuja, signed by Patricia Deworitshe, Deputy Director, Press, Federal Ministry of Finance, the suspension is to allow for unhindered investigation of several allegations of financial impropriety leveled against the Director-General of ...

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Reactions trail Imo 2018 budget saga

Reactions trail Imo 2018 budget saga

Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State’s failed presentation of 2018 budget has continued to generate reactions. It will be recalled that Okorocha planned to present the state budget on Tuesday. But it turned out to be a drama, when lawmakers did not show up for the budget presentation. Following this development, a cross section of stakeholders, who spoke to Vanguard ...

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End of Badoo? 120 youths renounce cultism in Ikorodu, Lagos

End of Badoo? 120 youths renounce cultism in Ikorodu, Lagos

No fewer than 120 youths on Wednesday renounced membership of different cult groups and surrendered their weapons on Wednesday at Imota in Ikorodu area of Lagos State. The renunciation by the cultists followed recent violent clash between rival cult gangs which claimed three lives in the area. Addressing the repented cultists, Lagos State Commissioner of Police (CP), Imohimi Edgar said ...

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2 oil wells in Shell’s field shut down in Bayelsa by community members

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Some members of a community in Bayelsa on Wednesday disrupted oil production at Adibawa Oil field operated by Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC), shutting two oil wells. A reliable source, who pleaded anonymity, that the protesters were from Tanbiri II, Biseni in Yenagoa who were demanding power supply from the nearby oil facility. NAN gathered that two oil wells, Adibawa ...

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INEC creates additional 370 CVR centres

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said it has approved the creation of additional 370 Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) centres across the country. The commission, in a statement issued on its online newspapers on Wednesday in Abuja, said that each states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) was allocated 10 new centres each. “When added to the existing 302 centres ...

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BREAKING: Charly Boy group vows to occupy Libyan embassy over slave auctioning

Charly Boy group vows to occupy Libyan embassy over slave auctioning

The group of good governance activists led by veteran musician, Charles Oputa, also known as Charly Boy, has vowed to occupy the Libyan Embassy in Abuja in protest against alleged crime of slave auctioning of Nigerians and other Africans in Libya. In a statement jointly signed by Charly Boy, Deji Adeyanju, Ariyo Dare Atoye, and Bako Abdul Usman, on Wednesday ...

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Lagos state police command gets new PRO

Lagos state police command gets new PRO

The Lagos state police command has appointed Chike Godwin Oti as its new Public Relations officer. Oti takes over from Olarinde Famous-Cole. Oti is from Awka South Local Government Area of Anambra State. He enlisted into the police on May 18, 1992 as a Cadet Sub-Inspector of Police and trained at the Nigeria Police Academy, Kano. He holds a Bsc ...

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Mercy Johnson’s husband Prince Odi Okojie resigns from PDP

Mercy Johnson's husband Prince Odi Okojie resigns from PDP

Prince Odi Okojie, one of the young leaders of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, in Edo State, has tendered his resignation. This is confirmed in a letter dated November 24, which he personally signed. Okojie didn’t give reasons for quitting the party except that he took the decision after “quality engagement and consultations with political associates, family and friends.”

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Photos: 500 victims of human trafficking including 16-year old Nigerian girl forced her into prostitution in Mali, rescued

500 victims of human trafficking including 16-year old Nigerian girl forced her into prostitution in Mali, rescued

Nearly 500 victims of human trafficking, including 236 minors, have been rescued following an INTERPOL operation carried out simultaneously across Chad, Mali, Mauritania, Niger and Senegal. One of the victims, a 16-year old Nigerian girl, was promised work in Mali which would allow her to care for her family. She was taken on by a ‘sponsor’ who then forced her ...

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Photo: 30-year old undergraduate, Dahiru Adamu commits suicide by hanging!

30-year old undergraduate, Dahiru Adamu commits suicide by hanging!

A 30-year-old 300 Level student of Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi, identified as Dahiru Adamu, committed suicide by hanging himself on a tree today at the Gubi Campus of the school. The deceased was a student of the Department of Technology Education, Wood Work Section of the institution. He had earlier been admitted at the Teaching Hospital on Wednesday where ...

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President Buhari urges religious movements to assist African countries in the fight against corruption

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President Muhammadu Buhari has urged religious movements to assist African countries rid themselves of the scourge of corruption. Speaking at the State House today while receiving the Grand Khalifa of Tijjaniyya Islamic Movement Worldwide, Sheikh Muhammadul-Kabir, the President also enjoined such movements to work for “the cementing of our continental relationships and peaceful coexistence.” President Buhari commended the movement’s commitment ...

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Egypt mosque attack update: Death toll rises to 235

Egypt mosque attack update: Death toll rises to 235

At least 235 people are dead after suspected militants set off a bomb and opened fire at a mosque in northern Sinai province, health ministry spokesperson says. There are fears that the death toll, which rose from 85 to 235, may rise further. World leaders have condemned the attack and sent their condolences to Egypt. US President Donald Trump, British ...

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Federal Government to reintroduce toll gates across the country with 38 points identified in the first phase

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The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, has disclosed that the Federal Government has concluded plans to re-introduce tolls on major highways across the country. He made this known while appearing before the Senate Committee on Federal Roads Maintenance Agency on Thursday. He said: “Clearly, tolling is coming. We are not going to ask road users to ...

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AY Returns to Cinemas with New Movie ‘Accidental Spy’

AY Returns to Cinemas with New Movie ‘Accidental Spy’

Coming on the heels of the success of their box office hits, the producers of 30 Days in Atlanta, A Trip to Jamaica and 10 days in Sun City are set to unveil their December offering, titled ‘The Accidental Spy’. Filled with intrigue, action, drama, and rib-cracking comedy, ‘The Accidental Spy’ tells the story of IT specialist, Emmanuel Prince, who ...

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ANAMBRA: Real reasons Obiano floored opponents

ANAMBRA: Real reasons Obiano floored opponents

Chief Willie Obiano has become the second person to be reelected governor of Anambra State and he achieved this in a grand style. The first person to achieve it was his predecessor, Mr. Peter Obi who governed the state from 2006 -2014. Incidentally, both were elected on the platform of All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, a political party that had ...

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