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Monthly Archives: December 2017

Justice assured for corps member raped, killed in Ogun

Justice assured for corps member raped, killed in Ogun

Mr. John Okpo, the Ogun NYSC Coordinator, gave the assurance during a condolence visit to the family of the deceased in Ibadan. Tawose, 23, a 2017 Batch ‘A’ corps member serving with the Ogun State Ministry of Housing in Abeokuta was allegedly lured to her death by her driving instructor, Festus Udoh, 29. Her decomposing body was discovered in a ...

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178 gas flare sites: Reps urge DPR to enforce use of meters

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The House of Representatives Adhoc Committee investigating revenue leakages in Nigeria’s oil and gas industry, has asked the Department of Petroleum Resources, DPR, to compel oil companies to install meters targeted at harnessing associated gas for positive applications in the nation. The Committee lamented that massive gas flaring is still going on in many parts of the Niger Delta, noting ...

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Nigeria spends N2.07trn on fuel import in 9 months

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Nigeria spent N2.068 trillion on the importation of petroleum products within a nine-month period, from January to September 2017, rising by 14.32 per cent from N1.809 trillion recorded in the same period in 2016. According to data obtained from the National Bureau of Statistics’, NBS, Foreign Trade Statistics for Third Quarter 2017, of the total petroleum products imported, N1.541 trillion ...

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SERAP to Buhari: Explain to Nigerians decision to withdraw $1bn to fight Boko Haram

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Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to “urgently explain to Nigerians why the government decided to withdraw the sum of $1 billion from the Excess Crude Account to fight Boko Haram insurgency in the North East, if his government is to avoid the intense secrecy and lack of accountability and oversight of the spending on ...

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Phone triggered gas explosion kills Rotary club president in Osogbo

Phone triggered gas explosion kills Rotary club president in Osogbo

The President of Rotary club in Osogbo, Osun State and the deputy director of safety organisation, O-Ambulance, Olori Opeyemi Omobolawa Fola, was allegedly killed by a gas explosion in the state capital, Osogbo on Wednesday, December 13th. According to reports, the deceased who is a trained senior nurse, had gone to a gas station, Grace Gas, in Osogbo to refill ...

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Court martial sentences soldier to death for killing five rescued civilians in Borno

Court martial sentences soldier to death for killing five rescued civilians in Borno

A General Court Martial (GOC) sitting in Maiduguri, Borno State, has sentenced a soldier serving in Operation Lafiya Dole, Lance Corporal John Godwin, to death, for killing five rescued civilians in the Yamteke area of Borno State. Lance Godwin was charged with murder, which is punishable under Section 106 (a) of Armed Forces Acts (Cap A20), Laws of the Federation ...

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Exclusive close-up photos of alleged husband killer, Maryam Sanda on her way to prison after court hearing

Exclusive close-up photos of alleged husband killer, Maryam Sanda on her way to prison after court hearing

Maryam Sanda, the woman who allegedly killed her husband, Bilyaminu Bello pictured on her way back to the prison after court hearing in Abuja on Thursday December 14, 2017. See photos below:

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Graphic: Mother and two sons allegedly kill her husband in Anambra, buries body under a plantain tree

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A Facebook user claims that a woman and her two sons killed her husband and buried his body under a plantain tree. The incident reportedly happened at Nduana village in Aguluezigbo Town, Anaocha Local Government Area of Anambra State. Kingsley further alleged that the woman and her children beat up the deceased second wife, who is pregnant and took her ...

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Burna Boy interrogated and detained by police in connection with Mr 2kay’s robbery attack at Eko hotel

Burna Boy interrogated and detained by police in connection with Mr 2kay's robbery attack at Eko hotel

Singer, Burna boy who was declared wanted by the police over his alleged connection with the armed robbery attack carried out on Mr 2kay at Eko hotel has finally reported himself to the police. According to a press statement released by the police PRO, Burna Boy reported to the police today, 15th December 2017. He was interrogated and then detained. ...

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Court stops sack of over 20,000 teachers that failed the competency test in Kaduna

Court stops sack of over 20,000 teachers that failed the competency test in Kaduna

The Kaduna Division of the National Industrial Court today issued an order stopping the state government from going further with the plan to sack 21,780 primary school teachers that failed a competency test organised by the state government. Recall that in June, the state government organized a competency test for primary school teachers in the state. Sadly, over 21, 000 ...

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Reno Omokri trolls FG after sate governors approved withdrawal of $1 billion from Excess Crude Account to fight Boko Haram

Reno Omokri trolls FG after sate governors approved withdrawal of $1 billion from Excess Crude Account to fight Boko Haram

The 36 state governors today approved the withdrawal of $1 billion from the Excess Crude Account by the federal government to be used in the prosecution of the war against the terrorist group, Boko Haram, in the Northern part of the country. Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki announced this to state house correspondents after the National Economic Council meeting ...

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Federal Government says power generation will Increase by 1,129 Mega Watts In 2018

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The Federal Government this week announced that when some power generation projects were completed by 2018, they could generate additional 1,129 Mega Watts to the current 7,000 Mega Watts in the country. Minster of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, said this at the 22nd monthly meeting of stakeholders in the power sector at Geregu, Kogi. Fashola said “the Azura ...

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Video: SSG to Adamawa State, Dr Umar Bindir, gives reasons why Fulani herdsmen must own AK 47 and move around with it

SSG to Adamawa State, Dr Umar Bindir, gives reasons why Fulani herdsmen must own AK 47 and move around with it

The Secretary to the Adamawa state government, Umar Bindir, at a press conference in the State House on Tuesday December 12th, justified the Fulani herdsmen owning and moving around with AK 47 guns. Watch the video below:

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Aisha Buhari pictured riding in a keke in Katsina state

Aisha Buhari pictured riding in a keke in Katsina state

Wife of the president, Aisha Buhari was pictured in Katsina state riding in a tricycle popularly known as keke. While in the state, she inaugurated a 50-bed capacity maternal and children clinic built and equipped by her non-governmental organisation, the Aisha Buhari Foundation. She also presented grinding machines and other materials to members of the public. The pictures were taken ...

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NNPC says fuel queues to disappear as it is expecting 250million litres of petrol

NNPC says fuel queues to disappear as it is expecting 250million litres of petrol

The fuel scarcity currently being experienced in the country is set to be a thing of the past as the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation announced on Wednesday that it was expecting up to five ships, each filled with 50 million litres of petrol in the next three days. In addition, the corporation disclosed that its downstream subsidiary, the Nigerian Products ...

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Gov. Ibikunle Amosun and Godwin Emefiele lead stakeholders to unveil Unilever Nigeria’s new manufacturing plant

Gov. Ibikunle Amosun and Godwin Emefiele lead stakeholders to unveil Unilever Nigeria’s new manufacturing plant

Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele, Commissioner of Commerce and Industry, Ogun State, Otunba Bimbola Ashiru, were among the stakeholders that joined executives and staff of Unilever Nigeria to officially open the innovative Blue Band manufacturing plant in Agbara, Ogun State. During the launch, The Executive Vice President, Unilever Ghana Nigeria, Yaw Nsarkoh, ...

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20 years after, Federal Government completes the final handing over of the Marina Presidential Lodge to the Lagos State government

Federal Government completes the final handing over of the Marina Presidential Lodge to the Lagos State

Today, the Federal Government completed the final handing over of the Presidential Lodge, Marina to the Lagos State Government about twenty years after the journey to actualize it commenced. According to Governor Ambode, ‘on behalf of the government and people of Lagos State, I wish to express our heartfelt gratitude to President Muhammadu Buhari for this kind action. I can ...

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The Court of Appeal’s ruling has vindicated me – Senate President, Bukola Saraki

The Court of Appeal's ruling has vindicated me - Senate president, Bukola Saraki

Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has reacted to the order by the Court of Appeal in Abuja that he should continue to face trial for three charges at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT). The Justice Tinuade Akomolafe Wilson led panel, today gave the order while hearing an appeal filed by the Federal government challenging the decision of the CCT to ...

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‘Nigerian youths are not copying the right model of leadership’ Rotimi Amaechi says

'Nigerian youths are not copying the right model of leadership' Rotimi Amaechi says

Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, says Nigeria youths are not copying the right model of leadership. The former governor of Rivers state said this when he spoke at the Future Awards Africa that held at the Federal Palace Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos over the weekend. According to Amaechi, Nigerian youths have become so greedy particularly those that serve in the ...

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Estate Surveyor slumps, dies while delivering speech at an ICPC event in Abuja

Estate Surveyor slumps, dies while delivering speech at an ICPC event in Abuja

The Chairman of the Estate Surveyors and Valuers Registration Board of Nigeria, Olayinka Sonaike, has died on Tuesday 12th, 2017. According to reports, the 74 year old was delivering a paper at an event at the headquarters of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission in Abuja when he slumped. Efforts to resuscitate him by people who were ...

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