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Farmer jailed for raping his 4yr-old daughter in Jos

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An Upper Area Court in Kasuwan Nama, Jos on Monday sentenced a farmer, Auwal Audu, to two-years imprisonment for raping a minor. The 20-year-old farmer was sentenced by the Judge, Yahaya Mohammed, after he pleaded guilty to the charge. Mohammed in a ruling rejected the convict’s plea for mercy and slammed two years imprisonment on him without an option of ...

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NUT directs members not to resume schools in states owing salary arrears

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The Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) has restated its position that the teachers in 10 states that are still owing salary arrears should not resume work until all arrears were paid. Dr Mike Ike-Ene, General-Secretary of the union, spoke on the directive in an interview with the Newsmen on Monday in Abuja. Ike-Ene said that 10 out of 36 states ...

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Breaking: Benue massacre: Ortom, Tor Tiv, Mark, Akume, Waku, in closed-door meeting with Buhari

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President Muhammadu Buhari is currently having a closed-door meeting with political and traditional leaders of Benue State led by the State Governor Samuel Ortom. Also present at the meeting that started about 12:30pm are the Tor Tiv, His Royal Majesty Prof. JamesOrtese Orzua Ayatse, former Senate President, David Mark, former governor, Senator George Akume and Senator Barnabas Gemade. Others include ...

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FIDA urges NASS to pass Gender Equality Bill

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The International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) has urged the National Assembly to pass the Gender Equality Bill into law to curb gender-based violence in the country. Mrs Ngozi Ikenga, Chairperson of FIDA in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), made the plea in an interview with the Newsmen in Abuja on Monday. “The bill on gender equality should be passed ...

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Herdsmen Killing: Plateau state rejects Anti-Grazing law

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Plateau State Governor Simon Lalong says his administration will not enact the controversial anti-grazing law in the state, as grazing areas for cattle ranching have yet to be developed. The governor said this on Thursday when he fielded questions from State House correspondents after a closed-door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari in the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Lalong said that he ...

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”No matter the strikes and protest, the teachers that failed the competency test remain sacked” Governor El-Rufai insists

''No matter the strikes and protest, the teachers that failed the competency test remain sacked'' Governor El-Rufai insists

            Kaduna state governor, Nasir El-Rufai, was on Channels TV last night where he insisted that the over 21,000 teachers that failed the October 2017 competency test, remain sacked. He said this while reacting to the protest embarked upon by the Nigeria Labor Congress to kick against the mass sack of the teachers, yesterday January ...

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50-year-old man arrested for having sex with seven underaged boys in Niger

50-year-old man arrested for having sex with seven underaged boys in Niger

               The Niger state police command has arrested 50-year-old Abdullahi Haruna, pictured above, for having sex with seven underage boys in Getagi village in Magama Local Government Area of Niger State. According to the state police spokesperson, Muhammad Abubakar, Haruna, a divorcee, drugged the teenage boys before having sex with them. He was arrested ...

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Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki pays medical bills of suspected herdsmen attack victim

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Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has paid the medical bill of one Mr Jerome Obayemi, a victim of herdsmen attack in Ojah community in Akoko Edo Local Government Area of the state. The governor on Thursday released N500,000 through his Chief of Staff, Taiwo Akerele, at the Government House in Benin City, the state capital. The amount is also to ...

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300 level UNIPORT student slashes her roommate’s nose with razor

300 level UNIPORT student slashes her roommate's nose with razor

A UNIPORT student identified as Oreva Okoija currently in her 300 level has been accused of slashing her roommate, Nany’s nose with a razor. According to the report shared by the victim’s friend, Lilian Victor, the two roommates have been having issues after Nancy broke their door because she couldn’t find the key to the room. Meanwhile, the victim has ...

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Suspected militant wanted for abduction and murder of British missionary has surrendered

Suspected militant wanted for abduction and murder of British missionary has surrendered

Oyawerikumor Peregbabofa, also known as Karowei, the suspected militant leader who was declared wanted and accused of killing British Missionary Ian Squire, has surrendered himself to the Joint Task Force Operation Delta Safe. JTF Commander Rear Admiral Suleiman Apochi confirmed that the suspect surrendered under a superior firepower during a JTF operation. Thoughthe commander did not give details of where ...

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Two notorious kidnappers arrested in Lagos

Two notorious kidnappers arrested in Lagos

The Nigeria Police , Lagos State Command, arrested two notorious Kidnappers at Elemoro, Ajah in Lagos yesterday January 10th at about 9.43pm. The criminals met their waterloo while escaping with their victim, one Mrs Mildred Mbajiorgu. Thetight security network emplaced in Lagos state by the Command Commissioner of Police, CP. Edgal Imohimi , did the magic as the Divisional Police ...

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Police recover skull of an inspector killed on Christmas day in Cross Rivers, his body still missing

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The Cross Rivers state police command has recovered the severed head of an Inspector in the command, Michael Umoh, who was attacked, killed and his head severed in Uyanghan community in Akamkpa local government area on December 25th 2017. Parading the suspects before newsmen yesterday January 11th, the state commissioner of police, Hafiz Mohammed Inuwa, said the victim was out ...

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LASPOTECH Matriculation Ceremony For 2017/2018 Freshers

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Lagos State Polytechnic, LASPOTECH Matriculation notice for the 2017/2018 academic session has been released by the LASPOTECH management on the school website. All students as well as members of the public are hereby informed. All matriculating students should also be informed that the matriculation date has been set for Saturday, 13th January, 2018. See full details below. The Joint Matriculation ...

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YABATECH Admission List 2017/2018 Session [ND Full-Time]

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Yaba College of Technology, YABATECH admission lists for 2017/2018 academic session are out and now available for checking on the school portal. The released YabaTech admission lists are the National Diploma (ND) full-time, candidates for 2017/18 session. Candidates who applied for the above named programmes at Yaba College of Technology can check their admission status on the University website. Information ...

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Trump Tower on fire after electrical box overheats on the roof of the building, firefighters trying to put out the blaze in midtown Manhattan

Trump Tower on fire after electrical box overheats on the roof of the building, firefighters trying to put out the blaze in midtown Manhattan

Donald Trump’s Trump Tower was on fire. The tower located in midtown Manhattan caught fire on Monday morning at about 7 am after an electrical box in the HVAC system on the roof of the building overheated. Emergency responders rushed to the scene immediately to help fight the flames as large clouds of smoke covered the midtown skyline. Firefighters could ...

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New Year day massacre: Benue state government declares three days mourning for 59 deceased victims, to hold mass burial for them on Thursday January 11th

New Year day massacre: Benue state government declares three days mourning for 59 deceased victims

   Benue State government has declared three days of mourning for those killed in recent attacks on communities in Logo and Guma local government areas of the state. Suspected herdsmen attacked the communities on New Year day and on Saturday January 6th, killing 59 persons including a pregnant woman. A statement released by the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Samuel ...

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”FG will not condone further attacks by Herdsmen” Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau says

''FG will not condone further attacks by Herdsmen'' Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau says

     The Federal Government says it will no longer condone further attacks by herdsmen in any part of the country. Minister of Interior, Lieutenant General Abdulrahman Dambazau (rtd), gave the assurance at a meeting with some state governors in Abuja today January 8th. The meeting had in attendance Kaduna state governor Nasir El-Rufai, Niger state’s Abubakar Bello, Benue state’s ...

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491 Libyan Returnees received at Port Harcourt International Airport

491 Libyan Returnees received at Port Harcourt International Airport

       Officials of the Federal and Rivers State Governments on Sunday received the 491 Libyan returnees at the Port Harcourt International Airport, Omagwa. While the Federal Government delegation was led by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama, the Secretary of the Rivers State Government, Sir Kenneth Kobani led the delegation of the state government. The team ...

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”Address Issues And Stop Pointing Fingers” PDP Tells Oyegun

''Address Issues And Stop Pointing Fingers'' PDP Tells Oyegun

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Monday told the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, to address issues and stop his resort to excuses and shifting of blames over the failures and inherent confusion in the APC-led Federal Government. The PDP slammed Oyegun for attempting to exonerate the APC of blames over the embarrassing list ...

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Fulani herdsmen: We won’t prohibit cattle rearing — Ondo govt

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The Ondo State government, yesterday, said it would not prohibit cattle rearing in the state but said plans are underway to regulate the activities of Fulani herdsmen and their cattle to ensure peaceful co-existence of farmers and the herdsmen in the state. Herdsmen have murdered several farmers, raped their wives and female children and destroyed several farmlands in recent times. ...

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