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President Buhari signs executive order on suspicious assets in his latest move to battle corruption

President Buhari signs executive order on suspicious assets in his latest move to battle corruption

Yesterday, Thursday 5th July, 2018, President Buhari signed an Executive Order on the preservation of suspicious assets connected with corruption. The Presidency disclosed this in a message posted on one of its verified Twitter handles, @AsoRock. “President @MBuhari has just signed a Presidential Executive Order on the Preservation of Suspicious Assets Connected with Corruption at the Council Chambers, State House, ...

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‘South-East must give Buhari six million votes in 2019 to claim 2023 presidency’ – Ali Modu-Sheriff

'South-East must give Buhari six million votes in 2019 to claim 2023 presidency' - Ali Modu-Sheriff

Senator Ali Modu Sheriff has explained the statement credited to Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Boss Mustapha, on Nigeria having a President of Igbo extraction in 2023. Recall that Mustapha had on Tuesday in Imo state, during the South-East APC rally, said that 2019 will determine the political future of the Igbo people and make APC support ...

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Senate once again summons police IG, Ibrahim Idris over recent killings

Senate once again summons police IG, Ibrahim Idris over recent killings

The Senate Committee on Police Affairs has summoned the Inspector General of Police, IGP, Ibrahim Idris, over the Monday killing of seven police officers in Abuja. Abu Ibrahim, the Chairman of the Committee made the disclosure on the floor of the Senate today after the Senate President Bukola Saraki, asked that the matter be investigated. Saraki lamented over the death ...

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Man who raped 13-year-old girl and infected her with HIV , allegedly bribes his way out of jail with N200,000

Man who raped 13-year-old girl and infected her with HIV , allegedly bribes his way out of jail with N200,000

Yakubu Mohammed, 51, who raped a 13-year-old girl and infected her with HIV in Jigawa State allegedly bribed his way out of jail with N200,000 The father of the victim, Abdullahi Ahmad (pictured above) who reported the development to PREMIUM TIMES and an independent radio station in the state, said he was shocked when he came across the man on ...

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Killings: ”I came into office with a vow to protect lives and I remain committed to this ” President Buhari tells CAN leaders

Killings: ''I came into office with a vow to protect lives and I remain committed to this '' President Buhari tells CAN leaders

President Buhari has vowed to do everything within his power to end the wanton killings in many parts in the country. The President made the pledge when he received a delegation from the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) from 19 Northern States and FCT Abuja led by Rev. Dr. Yakubu Pam in his office at the state house Abuja, today ...

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Watch video of women paid to cry at the funerals of strangers

video of women paid to cry at the funerals of strangers

Here is a video of professional mourners in Ghana who make a living by attending the funerals of strangers to cry. Speaking with BBC Africa, one of the women named Ami Dokli, said they decided to go into the crying business after they became windows following the death of their husbands. According to her, they charge based on how ceremonious the burial is being ...

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Graphic video and pictures: Man gets badly burnt while trying to steal from a transformer in Anambra State

Man gets badly burnt while trying to steal from a transformer in Anambra State

These photos and video below show a man who was badly burnt in the proces of vandalising a tranformer. According to reports, he was trying to steal oil from a street transformer yesterday morning and got burnt in the process while using his phone as touch light. See pictures and video below:

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2018 AMVCA Awards: Full list of nominees

2018 AMVCA Awards: Full list of nominees

The official nominees list for the 2018 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards has been released. The announcement was made by Ghanaian actress and TV host, Joselyn Dumas, and Nigerian comedian and actor, Bovi who will both host the main event scheduled to hold on September 1, 2018. The nominees include: Adesua Etomi, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, Falz, Odunlade Adekola among others. Below ...

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23 unidentified bodies found in Zamfara forest

23 unidentified bodies found in Zamfara forest

The bodies of 23 unidentified persons have been reportedly found inside a forest in Zurmi local government area of Zamfara state. The state police command’s spokesperson, Muhammad Shehu, said the bodies were discovered on Friday June 29th. “Our team of operatives was there and it recovered the bodies. Discreet investigation has commenced in earnest and the perpetrators will soon be ...

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Uncle ties his malnourished 2-year-old niece to a tree and sets her on fire in Cross River state

Uncle ties his malnourished 2-year-old niece to a tree and sets her on fire in Cross River state

Child Protection Network (CPN) in Akamkpa, Cross River State has rescued a 2-year-old girl who was set ablaze by her uncle. According to the NGO, the suspect tied the child to a guava tree and set fire on her for defecating around. The suspect has been arrested by police. Basic Rights Counsel Initiative (BRCI) intends to press charges. Read report ...

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Ras Kimono to be buried on August 25

Ras Kimono to be buried on August 25

Nigerian music legend, Augustine Okeleke Onwubuya, aka Ras Kimono who died a few weeks back at the age of 60 will be buried on August 25, 2018. According to a statement issued by the family, ‘we wish to inform the general public that the Burial Ceremony for late Ras Kimono has been slated for the 25th day of August 2018. ...

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Boko Haram invade IDP camp in Borno to kill 4 people

Boko Haram invade IDP camp in Borno to kill 4 people

Suspected Boko Haram members killed at least four people during a raid on an Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camp on Saturday in Borno State. It was gathered that the gunmen entered the camp in the town of Banki near the border with Cameroon in the night. “Boko Haram terrorists entered Banki IDP (internally displaced people) camp last night and killed ...

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First visually Impaired permanent secretary appointed in Ogun State

First visually Impaired permanent secretary appointed in Ogun State

Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State has sworn-in the state’s first visually impaired director as permanent secretary. Akinyemi Andrew Elijah was appointed Permanent Secretary (PS) in the State’s Civil Service. He was the second to be appointed in Nigeria to the position, according to available records. Anambra took the lead last year, when Governor Willie Obiano appointed Azuka Ofomata as ...

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How We Rob in Lagos Traffic – Suspect

How We Rob in Lagos Traffic – Suspect

A robbery suspect, Tunde Raphael, 24, has narrated to officials of the Rapid Response Squad of the Lagos State Police Command, how himself and 19 other gang members dispossessed motorists and commuters of their belongings in Mile 2 Bridge traffic. Tunde who was arrested in Mile 2 traffic at past 5:00 a.m. along with two other accomplices, Samuel Kolawole (23) ...

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32 Boko Haram terrorists surrender in Borno State

32 Boko Haram terrorists surrender in Borno State

The Nigerian Army has confirmed that 32 Boko Haram terrorists have willingly surrendered themselves to troops at different locations in Borno. Army spokesman, Brig.-Gen Texas Chukwu, who confirmed this in a statement on Sunday, said that among them was one Ibrahim Lawal, who also surrendered one AK 47 rifle. Chukwu added that Lawal also handed over two magazines containing 59 ...

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Otedola Explosion: Lagos restricts tankers to designated trailer route, gives 30-Day ultimatum for articulated vehicles to obtain road worthiness certificate

Otedola Explosion: Lagos restricts tankers to designated trailer route, gives 30-Day ultimatum for articulated vehicles to obtain road worthiness certificate

Following the tragic tanker explosion on Otedola Bridge inward Ojodu Berger along Lagos-Ibadan Expressway which claimed lives and property, the Lagos State Government on Sunday restricted movement of Fuel Tankers to designated trailer route going forward. The government also said it was now mandatory for all articulated trucks coming into Lagos to obtain the Ministry of Transportation’s Road Worthiness Certificate ...

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Iniesta confirms international retirement following Spain´s World Cup exit

Iniesta confirms international retirement following Spain´s World Cup exit

Andres Iniesta has confirmed his international retirement after Spain’s shock penalty shoot-out defeat to Russia resulted in their World Cup elimination. Among the favourites for the trophy heading into the tournament, Spain joined the likes of Germany, Portugal and Argentina in making an early exit when Igor Akinfeev kept out Iago Aspas’ penalty in Moscow. Iniesta started on the bench ...

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Governor Ajimobi orders the re-opening of Bodija market 48-hours after butchers and police clash

Governor Ajimobi orders the re-opening of Bodija

Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State today ordered with immediate effect, the re-opening of Bodija market in Ibadan, the state capital. The market was closed on Thursday afternoon after a clash reported to have claimed about six lives occurred between butchers and men of the Oyo State Police command. Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Toye Arulogun who announced the ...

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Former Chief Judge of Enugu State and Professor of Land and Property Law, Justice Professor Innocent Azubike Umezulike has passed away

Former Chief Judge of Enugu State and Professor of Land and Property Law, Justice Professor Innocent Azubike Umezulike has passed away

Justice Professor I.A Umezulike (OFR, FCIArb) was the Chief Judge of Enugu State for over 13 years, remarkably the longest serving Chief Judge in South Eastern Nigeria and the second longest serving Chief Judge in Nigeria. Justice Professor Umezulike was an acclaimed legal luminary on Conveyancing, Adverse Possession, Land and Property Law haven single-handedly authored and published over 23 books ...

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“We took turns to rape her and after we killed her we also took turns to sleep with the dead body” Pastor who killed woman for ritual confesses

"We took turns to rape her and after we killed her we also took turns to sleep with the dead body" Pastor who killed woman for ritual confesses

Olusegun Otaru, a pastor at the Voice of Cannan Temple (C&S) Aladura Church Ozuru in Adavi, Kogi State, who was arrested for killing a sex worker and using her body parts for rituals which was buried in his altar, has confessed to journalists and explained how the sex worker was made to suffer before she was brutally killed. Pastor Otaru, ...

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