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Police officer shoots senior colleague dead over girlfriend in Adamawa

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A police corporal in Adamawa state, Bala Adamu,has killed his colleague, Sergeant Emmanuel Timothy , after a row at a drinking spot in the Madagali area of the state. DailyTrust reports that the deceased bought a local gin from a lady said to be Adamu’s girlfriend. Adamu was said to have been jealous that the unnamed lady was having a ...

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Osinbajo, Governors hold meeting over Herdsmen/Farmers clashes

Osinbajo, Governors hold meeting over Herdsmen/Farmers clashes

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo yesterday presided over a meeting of the National Economic Council Working Group on the Herdsmen/Farmers conflicts in parts of the country. The meeting took place at the Presidential Villa, Abuja with a number of State Governors in attendance.

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Police rescue 16 Nigerian women trafficked through Libya and forced into prostitution in Spain, they were threatened with Voodoo

Police rescue 16 Nigerian women trafficked through Libya and forced into prostitution in Spain

The Spanish National Police, supported by Europol, have rescued 16 Nigerian women that were forced into prostitution in Spain, and also arrested 11 members of a criminal network (behind the exploitation) that operated from Europe, mainly in Spain, Italy, Germany and Denmark. The women were recruited in the Benin, Nigeria under false promises of a better life in Europe and ...

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Native doctor, Tordue Gber who allegedly acts as a spiritual adviser to wanted armed criminal has been killed in Benue – Army

Native doctor, Tordue Gber who allegedly acts as a spiritual adviser to wanted armed criminal has been killed in Benue - Army

Notorious native doctor, Tordue Gber (Tiv Swem), who allegedly acts as a spiritual adviser to wanted armed criminal militias, has been killed. He was killed by the military in a operation at Tor-Dunga town in Katsina-Ala Local Government Area (LGA) of Benue State. The Director of Army Public Relations, Brig.-Gen. Sani Kukasheka Usman, confirmed in a statement issued on Wednesday. ...

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Angry Lagosians react after increment in Lekki toll gate fare causes ‘Incredible’ traffic jam

Angry Lagosians react after increment in Lekki toll gate fare causes 'Incredible' traffic jam

Angry Lagosians were not happy about the increase in toll gate fare which has caused traffic in the area. The entire Lekki/Victoria Island was locked down due to traffic that’s largely caused by the new Lekki toll gate fare that got increased. Many people were stuck in traffic for hours.

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President Buhari nominates Edward Lametek Adamu as Central Bank Deputy governor

President Buhari nominates Edward Lametek Adamu as Central Bank Deputy governor

     President Buhari has written to the Senate, requesting the confirmation of the appointment of Mr Edward Lametek Adamu as the new deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Adamu, from Gombe State is to replace Mr. Suleiman Barau who retired in December, 2017. This was disclosed in a series of tweets that reads, ”In accordance with ...

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Over 1,000 gold miners stuck underground in South Africa

Over 1,000 gold miners stuck underground in South Africa

Over 1,000 miners were stuck underground at Beatrix gold mine in South Africa after a storm knocked out power, but authorities say they were not in danger. Spokesman James Wellsted said the miners were safe and receiving food and water while power was being restored to the mine but there was not yet enough to bring the miners to the ...

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Arbitrary charges and illegal deductions to be a thing of the past as Senate summons CBN president and bank managing directors

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The Senate has summoned CBN governor, Godwin Emefiele, his officials, forensic auditors, Managing Directors of banks and Bankers Committee to shed light on the issue of arbitrary deductions from customer’s accounts. The legislative body also mandated the Committee on Banking, Insurance and other Financial Institutions, led by Senator Rafiu Adebayo Ibrahim to organise a public hearing for the purpose of ...

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Photos: Woman injured, her 3-year-old son, three others killed as 20ft container falls on motorcycle along Lagos-Ibadan Expressway

Woman injured, her 3-year-old son, three others killed as 20ft container falls on motorcycle along Lagos-Ibadan Expressway

A three-year-old boy and three others were killed when a truck carrying 20ft container was involved in an accident on Kara Bridge on the Lagos-Ibadan Express way at about 8.45 a.m on Wednesday. The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) General Manager, Adeshina Tiamiyu, said that the head of the containerized truck detached from it body while on motion inward ...

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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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