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Monthly Archives: January 2018

Transfer deadline deals: Giroud to Chelsea, Batshuayi to Dortmund, Aubameyang to Arsenal and many more

Transfer deadline deals: Giroud to Chelsea, Batshuayi to Dortmund, Aubameyang to Arsenal

Chelsea have announced the signing of striker Olivier Giroud from Premier League rivals Arsenal for a reported £18million, ending the club’s long hunt for a new centre-forward. Antonio Conte’s desire to add another attacking option to his squad led to Chelsea being linked with a host of unlikely players, including Andy Carroll, Ashley Barnes and Peter Crouch, while an attempted ...

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Senate to investigate low JAMB remittance before 2016, set for WAEC, NECO

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The Senate has resolved to investigate the low remittance by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) and to also visit WAEC and NECO on the same. The resolution was a sequel to the adoption of a motion under matter of urgent public importance, moved by Sen. Dino Melaye. Moving the motion, Melaye said that JAMB before 2016 paid into ...

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Reps move to decongest prisons

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The House of Representatives has mandated its Committees on Interior, Human Rights, Federal Judiciary, FCT Judiciary and Police Affairs to conduct an investigative hearing on prison reforms. The house charged the committees to identify specific challenges, in terms of infrastructure, administration of criminal justice system and other factors that could facilitate the decongestion and reform of the prison system. The ...

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Senate President tasks police on crime control

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The Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, on Wednesday in Abuja, tasked the Nigerian Police Force on the need to do more in tackling crime in order to restore confidence in all Nigerians. Saraki made this remark when a delegation from the Police Service Commission visited him at the National Assembly Complex. The Senate president, who lauded the efforts of the ...

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Court orders final forfeiture of Lagos Director’s N28.5m, other properties to FG

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A Federal High Court in Lagos on Wednesday ordered the final forfeiture to the Federal Government the sum of N28.5 million and other property belonging to Jamiu Anifowose, a Director in the Public Works Department of Lagos State. Justice Mohammed Aikawa gave the order while ruling on an application filed by the Economic and Finance Crimes Commission (EFCC) brought against ...

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Reps to probe Police IG over Peace Corps

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Coalition of Civil Society Organizations for Justice and Equity (Coalition-JE), has written a petitioned to the House of Representatives against the IG of Police, Ibrahim Idris. The group petitioned the House over what it described as “total disregard of court judgments” by the Inspector-General of Police. Hon. Rita Orji, member representing Ajeromi/Ifelodun federal constituency of Lagos State, read the petition ...

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Student killed in school hostel fire in Sokoto

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One student was confirmed killed on Wednesday when fire gutted a student hostel at Sultan Tambari Secondary School, Illela, Sokoto State, Sources from the school indicated that the deceased, 17-year-old Isma’ila Garba, was among the 200 students in the hostel when the fire started. “The deceased actually escaped unhurt when the fire started, but went back to retrieve some belongings ...

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Investors in cryptocurrencies are gamblers — Emefiele

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Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) yesterday said that it would not render support to Nigerians investing in cryptocurrency, describing such investment has gambling. The Governor of the CBN, Mr. Godwin Emefiele stated this in Abuja during an interview with Bloomberg. Emefiele’s warning is coming on the heels of increasing transactions in cryptocurrencies in Nigeria. Data from LocalBitcoins, a Bitcoin start-up ...

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PDP chieftain accuses Buhari of failing to protect lives

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Pioneer Publicity Secretary of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Senator Aniete Okon, has lambasted President Muhammadu Buhari for failing to protect innocent lives that are being lost in Benue and Taraba states. According to him, President Buhari and his government have shown Nigerians that they do not value human lives. Okon, in an interview with Vanguard said that the Buhari administration ...

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Katsina provides 5,300 hectares for cattle colony

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Katsina State government has allocated about 5,300 hectares of land for a cattle colony in the state, saying the state supports establishment cattle colonies in the country to stop the incessant clashes between the herdsmen and farmers. The Special Adviser to Governor Aminu Masari on Agriculture, Dr. Abba Abdullah disclosed this to newsmen yesterday. According to Dr. Abba, “if we ...

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Obasanjo’s Letter: Yakassai, others urge Buhari to heed advice

Obasanjo’s Letter: Yakassai, others urge Buhari to heed advice

Some eminent Nigerians and political parties, yesterday, picked holes in the Federal Government’s response to former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s advice to President Muhammadu Buhari not to seek re-election in 2019 on account of ill-health and poor performance among others. In response to Obasanjo, the Federal Government in a statement by Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, described ...

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Our land not available for cattle colonies, Yoruba leaders tell FG

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Yoruba leaders, under the aegis of Yoruba Summit, yesterday, rejected the proposed cattle colony by the Federal Government saying it is a “violation of the sensibilities of different nationalities whose lands would be partitioned for Fulani herdsmen.” They also called on the Federal Government to declare killer herdsmen and militias as terrorists, just as they described the attacks on Yoruba ...

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Former Chairman of Lagos State sports commission, Deji Tinubu is dead

Former Chairman of Lagos State sports commission, Deji Tinubu is dead

According to information gathered, Tinubu slumped during a novelty match on Thursday and was confirmed dead at a hospital in Epe. Until his death, Tinubu was special adviser on commerce to Governor Ambode. Tributes have started pouring in.

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Reasons for New Year Day Benue massacre – Defence Minister

Reasons for New Year Day Benue massacre – Defence Minister

The Minister of Defence, Mansur Muhammad Dan-Ali, said yesterday that the recent massacre of innocent people by suspected Fulani herdsmen in parts of the country, especially Benue,was a result of the promulgation of anti-open grazing laws and blockade of grazing routes. He also said the Federal Government has directed security agencies to tackle the propagation of hate speech, especially through ...

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South East APC leaders appeal to President Buhari to support the zoning of the presidency to the region in 2023

South East APC leaders appeal to President Buhari to support the zoning of the presidency to the region in 2023

South East APC leaders Monday paid a courtesy visit on President Buhari at the state House in Abuja. The leaders prevailed on President Buhari to seek a second term in office in 2019. TheNational Vice Chairman, South East APC Emma Eneukwu, who spokeon behalf of other leaders, appealed to President Buhari to support the zoning of the presidency to the ...

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Photos of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the inauguration of Liberia’s 24th president, George Weah

Photos of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the inauguration of Liberia's 24th president, George Weah

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo represented President Buhari at the inauguration of former footballer, George Weah, as the 24th president of Liberia.

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Customs officials seize 2,200 fuel ladened jerry cans smuggled into the country

Customs officials seize 2,200 fuel ladened jerry cans smuggled into the country

The Nigeria Customs Service, Seme Border Command, has intercepted 2,200 jerry cans of smuggled petrol with a Duty Paid Value worth over N10 million between Dec. 1, 2017 till date. This was disclosed by command’s Chief Public Relations Officer, Taupyen Selchang, who presented the jerry cans filled with fuel to newsmen. According Taupyen, the jerry cans were smuggled through Pashi-Yekeme ...

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Diabetic businessman loses N190million to herbalist who claimed to have a cure for the ailment

Diabetic businessman loses N190million to herbalist who claimed to have a cure for the ailment

A self-acclaimed herbalist, Adeniyi Adewunmi has been arraigned before an Igbosere Magistrates’ Court in Lagos for duping a diabetic businessman of N190million under the guise of finding a cure for the ailment. 43yr old Adewunmi is facing a four-count charge bordering on conspiracy, fraud and stealing. The Prosecutor, Mameh, told the court that the accused committed the offences between February ...

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Photo: Police arrest two over possession of fake currency in Niger State, recover firearm, N8m suspected to be counterfeit

Police arrest two over possession of fake currency in Niger State; recover firearm, N8m suspected to be counterfeit

      The Niger State Police Command has arrested two men in connection with the circulation of money suspected to be counterfeit. A statement issued by the command’s spokesperson, ASP Muhammad Abubakar, said the operatives during two separate raids carried out in Minna metropolis, arrested one Umar Auta, aged 50, of Bosso LGA and 70-year-old Abdulkarim Adamu of Old ...

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Eight Libya returnees die in fatal accident along Sagamu express way

Eight Libya returnees die in fatal accident along Sagamu express way

Eight Nigerians that returned to Nigeria from Libya last week, have died in an auto crash along the Ore-Ijebu Ode-Sagamu expressway, Ogun State . According to reports, the the Libya returnees upon their arrival last week, were transported to Edo state for profiling and re-integration. They however decided to come to Lagos to meet with a popular pastor whom they ...

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