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Lagos task force nabs Awawa cult kingpin, 2 others

Lagos task force nabs Awawa cult kingpin, 2 others

Operatives of the Lagos State Task Force, Environment and Special Offences Unit, yesterday, arrested the notorious Awawa Boys cult leader, identified as Tobi Akinbayo, 28, alias, Scorpion, and two other suspected members, at Aluminium Village, Dopemu, Agege area of the state. Chairman of the Task Force, Superintendent Olayinka Egbeyemi, while parading the three suspects, confirmed that the nefarious activities of ...

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Police acquire drones, forensic facilities to track criminals

Police acquire drones, forensic facilities to track criminals

The Nigeria Police Force, yesterday acquired drones (unmanned aerial vehicles) systems tracking and surveillance of criminals up to a radius of 5 kilometers if necessary. Other things acquired includes: Automated finger print verification systems, together with modern interrogation rooms in compliance with the criminal justice act 2015. These meant to complement the police tracking system and also to curtail the ...

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Jonathan’s aide docked over N5.1bn fraud

Jonathan's aide docked over N5.1bn fraud

Former Special Assistance on Domestic Affairs to former Nigeria President, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, Warpamo Dudafa, yesterday faced a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos. He is facing a 23-count charge of alleged N5.1 billion fraude. He was charged alongside one Iwejuo Joseph Nna who is also known as Taiwo Ebenezer and Olugbenga Isaiah. Although they both pleaded guilty to the ...

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Lagos govt blames UNILAG post-graduate students’ death on beach operators

Lagos govt blames UNILAG post-graduate students' death on beach operators

The Lagos State Commissioner for Waterfront and Infrastructure Development, Engr. Ade Akinsanya, yesterday said that the death of UNILAG post-graduate students at Elegushi Beach, was as a result of the operators of the beach failing to adhere to the standard safety practice of the state. The deceased, Adeshola Ogunefun and Olufunmilayo Odusina, met their sudden deaths when they drowned at ...

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Nigeria generates N50.4bn from cashew export

Nigeria generates N50.4bn from cashew export

The National Cashew Association of Nigeria, NCAN, said that cashew export generated $253 million for the country in 2015. President of the association, Tolu Faseru, said that the country produced about 160,000 metric tonnes of cashew yearly, during the cashew planting season. But we are expecting the production to rise to 200,000 by 2020, and also be able to develop a ...

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Breaking: Despite ceasefire, soldiers invade Ijaw community

Breaking: Despite ceasefire, soldiers invade Ijaw community

Barely after two weeks, after the Federal Government ordered ceasefire against the militants, soldiers on Wednesday morning, stormed Tebijor, also known as Okpelama, an Ijaw community in Gbaramatu Kingdom, Delta State, on five gunboats hunting for militants. On Tuesday, Nigeria Navy Ship, arrested three persons suspected to be pipeline bombers and oil thieves. This came as a new militant group ...

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Mass sack: Labour moves against Diamond Bank, 5 others

Mass sack: Labour moves against Diamond Bank, 5 others

Organised Labour has written to the management of six banks to recall sacked workers and they must accept unionisation or they will be forced to faced the wrath of workers and civil society allies. The banks are Diamond, First City Monument Bank Plc, Skye Bank Plc, among others. From the investigation, it was noted that the organised Labour, on the ...

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Premier League Fixtures for 2016/2017 Season

Premier League Fixtures for 2016/2017 Season

The Premier League fixtures for the 2016-17 season were released on Wednesday morning. Kicking-off on the weekend commencing Saturday 13 August, the new campaign will begin with defending champions Leicester City facing a trip to play newly-promoted Hull City. Leicester City will hope to make amends for a rare blot on their title-winning campaign when they host Arsenal in their ...

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Oil theft: Court sentences two to 6 years imprisonment

Justice E. A Obile of Federal High Court, Calabar, sentenced two persons to six years in prison on Thursday without an option of fine for oil theft. The Head, Media and Publicity, Mr Wilson Uwujaren of the EFCC, made the statement to newsmen in Abuja. The convicts, who was arrested on Nov. 27, 2011, and was later arraigned by the ...

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LASU suspend student for violent conduct

LASU suspend student for violent conduct

The Vice-Chancellor of Lagos State University LASU, Ojo, Prof. ‘Lanre Fagbohun on behalf of the Lagos State University Authorities has directed the immediate suspension of Macauley, Mefoyon Oluwabunmi, a student of the Department of Banking and Finance of Faculty of Management Sciences, with Matriculation Number: 100812059. The suspension letter read “your involvement in a conduct likely to cause a breach ...

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Federal Poly Ilaro Regularization of Admission, procedure for validation

Federal Poly Ilaro Regularization of Admission, procedure for validation

The Authorities of the Federal Polytechnic Ilaro, generated a procedure for the validation for students who applied for regularization of their admission. The Authorities thereby advises those who are to validate their JAMB registration number should so speedily. In the statement release by the authorities, which says: “This is to inform all the students who applied for regularization of their ...

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Release results of June 12, 1993 Presidential poll, Afenifere group urges Buhari

Release results of June 12, 1993 Presidential poll, Afenifere group urges Buhari

Pan Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere Renewal Group, on Saturday, called on President Muhammadu Buhari administration to release the official result of the June 12, 1993, presidential election. The ARG chairman, Olawale Oshun, said: “We believe releasing the result would reverse the stigma occasioned by the foolish act of canceling that election, adjudged to be the most peaceful in the history of ...

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UNILAG re-opens school portal for 2015/2016 2nd semester registration

UNILAG re-opens school portal for 2015/2016 2nd semester registration

University of Lagos, UNILAG, re-opens the school portal for 2015/2016 second semester registration, as the resumption date draws nearer. The portal has been opened since Monday, June 6, 2016, and will be close on Sunday, July 31, 2016. During this period, students who have requested for permission to pay their tuition fees for 2015/2016 second semester, should pay into any ...

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Amodu Shuaibu buried in Okpella

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Late Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Technical Director and former Super Eagles Coach, Amodu Shuaibu was buried in his Okpella, Etsako-East Local Government area of Edo State by relatives and well wishers. Amodu’s body arrived Okpella from Benin at about 12:30 pm and was brought into the inner chambers of his house at about 5:07 pm for burial according to Muslim ...

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Boko Haram kills four women in Borno – Vigilantes

Boko Haram kills four women in Borno - Vigilantes

About fourteen Boko Haram gunmen on motorcycles stormed Mairari Village, late Friday, went into some women homes and slit their throats. The women were aged between 27 and 45. Babakura Kolo, a vigilante said: “They went into an homes while residents were breaking their fast around 7:00 pm, brought out the four women and slaughtered them.” “We believe the killings ...

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Breaking News: Amodu Shuaibu is dead

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Former Super Eagles Coach, Amodu Shuaibu is dead. The  NFF Technical Director, and four time coach of the Super Eagles complained of chest pains on Friday, June 10, 2016 night and died in the sleep. Amodu Shuaibu’s death came three days after the death of former Super Eagles Captain and Coach, Stephen Keshi. He died at the age of 58

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Govt should not hide Avengers negotiators – Emami

Govt should not hide Avengers negotiators - Emami

Former Chairman of Delta Waterways Security Committee, DWSC, Warri as well as All Progresives Paty APC, Chieftain in Delta State, Chief Ayiri Emami, said yesterday that government should unveil all the identity of the negotiators of the Niger Delta Avengers, NDA. He said: “They have blackmailed us, saying APC leaders in Delta and Bayelsa States are the ones sponsoring the ...

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Benue SSG in coma, hospitalised

Benue SSG in coma, hospitalised

The Secretary to the Benue State Government, SSG, Mr. Targema Takema, on Thursday night reportedly slumped and wen into coma at his residence in Makurdi. There was indication from a family source that, he was immediately rushed to the state owned University Teaching Hospital, BSUTH. He was diagnose for cardiovascular disease. Doctors said his condition is stable, but we are ...

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Court adjourns Metuh’s trial to July 7

Court adjourns Metuh's trial to July 7

The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, on Friday adjourned trial of the embattled National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Chief Olisa Metuh, till July 7. Metuh who is answering to a seven-count charge, his case was adjourned as a result of the absence of the defendant who said to have been transferred to the University Teaching ...

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Ex-militant leaders ask Avengers to cease attacks

Ex-militant leaders ask Avengers to cease attacks

Former leaders of the defunct Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta, MEND, urge Niger Delta Avengers and other militant groups to cease fire against oil pipeline and dialogue with the Federal Government. The ex-MEND leaders, under the aegis of Leadership, Peace, and Cultural Development Initiative LPCDI, said the attacks been made by the militant groups have a negative ...

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