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Monthly Archives: May 2018

Sultan of Sokoto says Ramadan 2018 fast to commence tomorrow May 17th

Sultan of Sokoto says Ramadan 2018 fast to commence tomorrow May 17th

           The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III, has declared tomorrow, Thursday May 17th as the first day of Ramadan 1439 after Hijra. He stated this in a broadcast in Sokoto, after sighting the New moon in Maiduguri, Damaturu, Gumel, Dutse, Minna and Sokoto and other locations. He appealed to all devout Muslims to ...

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Alleged N6.3bn loot: Court sends ex-gov Jonah Jang to prison

Alleged N6.3bn loot: Court sends ex-gov Jonah Jang to prison

Justice Daniel Longji of the Jos High Court has ordered the remand of former governor of Plateau State, Jonah David Jang in prison custody. Jang was arraigned in court today on a 12 count charge of alleged corruption and misappropriation of N6.3 billion while he was governor of Plateau state. Jang who is currently a senator representing Plateau North, was ...

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EFCC secures conviction of internet fraudster Micheal Ebade

EFCC secures conviction of internet fraudster Micheal Ebade

           The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, today May 16, 2018 arraigned and secured the conviction of one Michael Ebade, a student of Delta State University, Abraka. He was convicted by Justice E.A Okorodas at State High Court, Sapele, Delta State, after being arraigned on a one count charge bordering on obtaining the sum N505,000 ...

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Woman arrested in Lagos for maltreating her eight-year-old nephew after accusing him of being a wizard

Woman arrested in Lagos for maltreating her eight-year-old nephew after accusing him of being a wizard

A 45-year-old woman has been arrested in Lagos for the alleged abuse of her eight-year-old nephew who she accused of being a wizard. Briefing newsmen on Tuesday, in Ikeja, the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Edgal Imohimi, described the act as “a case of man’s inhumanity to man.” “This is a case of man’s inhumanity to man reported by one ...

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39-year old woman stabs pastor with broken bottle in Osun State

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A 39-year-old woman was on Wednesday arraigned before an Ile-Ife Magistrates’ Court, Osun, for allegedly stabbing a pastor with broken bottle thus facing a count charge of assault. Who is The prosecutor, Insp. Emmanuel Abdullahi, told the court that the accused committed the offence on May 6, at about 6.00 p.m. at No. 11, Moremi Line 10, Ile-Ife. Abdullahi said ...

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‘There is no iota of truth in Saraki’s allegation and false assertion of plot to implicate him by the IGP’ – Nigerian Police issues statement

'There is no iota of truth in Saraki's allegation and false assertion of plot to implicate him by the IGP' - Nigerian Police issues statement

The Nigerian Police High Command has debunked the alarm raised by the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, that the police is about to implicate him using ‘‘coerced’ cultists”. The Police said the alarm was a ruse, misleading and amounted to an obstruction of justice. Saraki raised the alarm on the floor of the Senate today, with the Senate resolving to send ...

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National Assembly passes 2018 budget

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The National Assembly has passed the 2018 budget. The lawmakers during plenary today, passed the total sum of N9.120 trillion, an increase of N508 billion from the N8.612 trillion originally presented to the Assembly by President Buhari in November last year. The Chairman Senate Committee on Appropriation, Senator Danjuma Goje explains that after consultation with the Executive, the oil benchmark ...

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Borno youths jubilate as House of Reps member empowers them with shoe shining kits, bags of oranges, others(photos)

Borno youths jubilate as House of Reps member empowers them

Youths in Borno state are currently in a joyous mode as House of Representatives member from the state, Honorable Ahmed Babawo, recently empowered some of them with shoe shining kits, bags of oranges and other items. See more photos of the items they received below

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Court grants Dino Melaye N10m bail

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Justice Nasiru Ajanah of the Kogi State High Court sitting in Lokoja has granted bail to embattled Senator Dino Melaye, in the sum of N10million. The judge granted Melaye bail in his ruling on the application today May 16th based on the lawmaker’s health challenge. He said the medical report of the lawmaker presented to him is a merit factor ...

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Photos: Army arrests suspected militia spiritual leader in Nasarrawa

Army arrests suspected militia spiritual leader in Nasarrawa

Troops of 177 Guards Battalion while on raid operation at Ugya village in Toto Local Government Area of Nasarawa State, destroyed some armed militia camp. The Spiritual Head of the militia group, one Angulu Idaku was also arrested. Items recovered include: Seven locally made guns, Twelve cartridges, 200 rounds of 7.62MM special ammunition, 76 rounds of 7.62MM NATO special ammunition, ...

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‘The economy is improving, Nigeria’s future is bright’ – President Buhari

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President Buhari says the nation’s economy is steadily improving, urging Nigerians to remain optimistic as the future of the country is bright. At a State dinner held on Monday in his honour by the Government of Jigawa State during his two-day working visit, President Buhari called on Nigerians to continue supporting his administration’s well thought-out economic policies. “The future is ...

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National Assembly increases 2018 budget from N8.6trn to N9.1trn

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The National Assembly has increased the 2018 budget to N9.120 trillion from N8.612 trillion. The breakdown of the budget which was laid before both the Senate and House of Representatives, shows that the sum of N530,421,368,624 is for statutory transfer while N2,203,835,365,699 is for debt service. The sum of N199 billion is for sinking fund for maturing loans; N3,516,477,902,077 is ...

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Chelsea and Spanish midfielder Cesc Fabregas ties the knot with his fiancee Daniella Semaan

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Chelsea and Spanish midfielder, Cesc Fabregas , has just married his fiancee and the mother of his three children, Daniella Semaan . The former Arsenal star shared a lovely wedding photo to his Instagram page after tying the knot with Daniella at Cliveden House in Berkshire . Fabregas who has been with his partner since 2011 rocked a black tuxedo ...

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Photos: President Buhari commissions EFCC’s newly built N24bn headquarters in Abuja

President Buhari commissions EFCC's newly built N24bn headquarters in Abuja

President Buhari yesterday commissioned the newly built EFCC headquarters in Abuja. The building which is a 10-storey was constructed at N24 billion. The office, located along Airport Road, Jabi, in the Federal Capital Territory was finally completed this year after the building’s foundation was first laid on February 2, 2011. See more photos from the commssioning below:

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Police seal Kano State House of Assembly over planned impeachment of the speaker

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Yesterday 14th May, 2018, morning, the Nigerian Police sealed the complex of Kano state House of Assembly apparently to prevent the impeachment of the speaker. According to reports, armed policemen were deployed to the House at about 2 am to prevent members from gaining access into the Assembly Complex. The deployment of the armed policemen may be connected to the ...

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Appointment of judges politicised — CJN

Appointment of judges politicised — CJN

The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen yesterday declared that executive recklessness could only be tackled by knowledgeable men of honour and integrity in the judiciary. Onoghen said adequate knowledge of law was the only antidote against the abuse of executive power and interpretation of law, warning judicial officers to refrain from commenting on matters of public interest ...

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Shi’ite members clash again with Police officers in Abuja

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Members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) aka Shi’ites today clashed with officers of the Nigeria police force stationed at the federal secretariat, Abuja. The Shi’ites were protesting against the continued detention of their leader, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, when they were confronted by police officers. Apprehensive that the officers might stop their protest, the Islamic group members threw stones at ...

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‘A great and ancient prophecy shall be fulfilled’ – FFK reacts to US moving its embassy to Jerusalem

'A great and ancient prophecy shall be fulfilled' -FFK reacts to US moving its embassy to Jerusalem

The United States of America led by President Donald Trump will move its embassy to Jerusalem, Israel and Nigeria’s former aviation minister, Femi Fani Kayode has described the move as the fulfilment of an ancient prophecy. Reacting to the move, the PDP chieftain congratulated the US President accomplishing an age-long prophecy saying, ‘Today a great and ancient prophecy shall be ...

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Abia poly reopens as unions call off strike

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The Abia State Polytechnic, Aba, has reopened as members of the Non Academic Staff Union (NASU) in the state owned institution, suspended their four weeks old industrial action after a congress of the union held in the school premises. Speaking to newsmen after the union’s congress, the Chairman of the union, Mr. Kalu Nwankwo, confirmed the decision of congress to ...

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My health is getting worse, I need help – Man shot many times cries out

My health is getting worse, I need help – Man shot many times cries out

         A Nigerian man from Akokwa , Ideato, Imo State who sustained spinal cord injury after his reported encounter with hoodlums who riddled his body with bullets in 1999 in Enugu state is soliciting for financial assistance from Nigerians and NGO’s to enable him treat himself in India. In a statement disclosed to newsmen in Lagos, Mr. ...

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