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Our land not available for cattle colonies, Yoruba leaders tell FG

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Yoruba leaders, under the aegis of Yoruba Summit, yesterday, rejected the proposed cattle colony by the Federal Government saying it is a “violation of the sensibilities of different nationalities whose lands would be partitioned for Fulani herdsmen.” They also called on the Federal Government to declare killer herdsmen and militias as terrorists, just as they described the attacks on Yoruba ...

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Former Chairman of Lagos State sports commission, Deji Tinubu is dead

Former Chairman of Lagos State sports commission, Deji Tinubu is dead

According to information gathered, Tinubu slumped during a novelty match on Thursday and was confirmed dead at a hospital in Epe. Until his death, Tinubu was special adviser on commerce to Governor Ambode. Tributes have started pouring in.

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Reasons for New Year Day Benue massacre – Defence Minister

Reasons for New Year Day Benue massacre – Defence Minister

The Minister of Defence, Mansur Muhammad Dan-Ali, said yesterday that the recent massacre of innocent people by suspected Fulani herdsmen in parts of the country, especially Benue,was a result of the promulgation of anti-open grazing laws and blockade of grazing routes. He also said the Federal Government has directed security agencies to tackle the propagation of hate speech, especially through ...

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South East APC leaders appeal to President Buhari to support the zoning of the presidency to the region in 2023

South East APC leaders appeal to President Buhari to support the zoning of the presidency to the region in 2023

South East APC leaders Monday paid a courtesy visit on President Buhari at the state House in Abuja. The leaders prevailed on President Buhari to seek a second term in office in 2019. TheNational Vice Chairman, South East APC Emma Eneukwu, who spokeon behalf of other leaders, appealed to President Buhari to support the zoning of the presidency to the ...

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Photos of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the inauguration of Liberia’s 24th president, George Weah

Photos of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the inauguration of Liberia's 24th president, George Weah

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo represented President Buhari at the inauguration of former footballer, George Weah, as the 24th president of Liberia.

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Customs officials seize 2,200 fuel ladened jerry cans smuggled into the country

Customs officials seize 2,200 fuel ladened jerry cans smuggled into the country

The Nigeria Customs Service, Seme Border Command, has intercepted 2,200 jerry cans of smuggled petrol with a Duty Paid Value worth over N10 million between Dec. 1, 2017 till date. This was disclosed by command’s Chief Public Relations Officer, Taupyen Selchang, who presented the jerry cans filled with fuel to newsmen. According Taupyen, the jerry cans were smuggled through Pashi-Yekeme ...

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Diabetic businessman loses N190million to herbalist who claimed to have a cure for the ailment

Diabetic businessman loses N190million to herbalist who claimed to have a cure for the ailment

A self-acclaimed herbalist, Adeniyi Adewunmi has been arraigned before an Igbosere Magistrates’ Court in Lagos for duping a diabetic businessman of N190million under the guise of finding a cure for the ailment. 43yr old Adewunmi is facing a four-count charge bordering on conspiracy, fraud and stealing. The Prosecutor, Mameh, told the court that the accused committed the offences between February ...

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Photo: Police arrest two over possession of fake currency in Niger State, recover firearm, N8m suspected to be counterfeit

Police arrest two over possession of fake currency in Niger State; recover firearm, N8m suspected to be counterfeit

      The Niger State Police Command has arrested two men in connection with the circulation of money suspected to be counterfeit. A statement issued by the command’s spokesperson, ASP Muhammad Abubakar, said the operatives during two separate raids carried out in Minna metropolis, arrested one Umar Auta, aged 50, of Bosso LGA and 70-year-old Abdulkarim Adamu of Old ...

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Eight Libya returnees die in fatal accident along Sagamu express way

Eight Libya returnees die in fatal accident along Sagamu express way

Eight Nigerians that returned to Nigeria from Libya last week, have died in an auto crash along the Ore-Ijebu Ode-Sagamu expressway, Ogun State . According to reports, the the Libya returnees upon their arrival last week, were transported to Edo state for profiling and re-integration. They however decided to come to Lagos to meet with a popular pastor whom they ...

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Former Water resources minister, Sarah Ochekpe, arraigned for allegedly laundering N450m

Former Water resources minister, Sarah Ochekpe, arraigned for allegedly laundering N450m

Former Minister of Water Resources under ex-President Goodluck Jonathan ‘s administration, Sarah Ochekpe and two others, were yesterday arraigned before Justice Musa Kurya of the Jos Federal High Court for allegedly laundering N450m. The former Minister alongside former PDP Chairman in Plateau state Raymond Dabo and Evangelist Leo-Sunday Jatau, Coordinator of the President Goodluck Jonathan campaign in 2015 were arraigned ...

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Graphic: Mob set fire on a motorcycle thief in Abuja

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In another act of Jungle Justice , a thief who attempted to steal a motorcycle in front of mosque in Kuje market in Abuja was apprehended and set on fire by the traders yesterday January 22nd. Couldn’t they have just handed him over to the police? See graphic photo below:

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Two South African policemen arrested for killing a Nigerian

Two South African policemen arrested for killing a Nigerian

The Nigerian Mission in South Africans has confirmed that indigenes responsible for the violent attack on Nigerians in Durban and other areas have been apprehended and arraigned in South African Court on Monday, January 22, 2018. According to reports, the Consular officers from the Nigerian Consulate-General in Johannesburg and the Nigerian High Commission in Pretoria were in Durban to witness ...

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Container laden with weapons and military uniforms allegedly disappears from Apapa Port

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A 14-foot container filled with weapons and military camouflage uniforms has reportedly disappeared from Apapa Port, Lagos. According to Vanguard, the CP of the Lagos Ports Command, Celestine Okoye, has since ordered for the container to be traced and also the arrest of the importer and others connected with the importation within 24 hours. Read the report below: “It was ...

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Building Collapse: Lagos demolishes 21 structures

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The Lagos State Government yesterday demolished no fewer than 21 buildings allegedly erected illegally on government’s land in Ogudu axis, to restore original master plan of the community. Property on the parcel of land, 7.6 hectares, at Abule Shoko area, Ogudu, were demolished by the Lagos State Building Control Agency, LASBCA, to develop mass housing. It was gathered that the ...

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ONDO: Akeredolu seeks truce with aggrieved APC leaders

ONDO: Akeredolu seeks truce with aggrieved APC leaders

     Governor Rotimi Akeredolu, yesterday, appealed to aggrieved leaders and members of the All Progressives Congress, APC, to forget the past and join hands with him to move the state forward. Akeredolu said this when a former governorship aspirants of the party, Mr. Olusola Oke returned to the APC. Oke and others defected to the Alliance for Democracy, AD, ...

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Dogara urges Buhari to sign PIGB

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Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to urgently sign into law the Petroleum Industry Governance Bills, PIGB, when it gets to him. It will be recalled that the bill was considered and passed by the House of Representatives on Wednesday at plenary. The bill would now be harmonised with a similar one passed ...

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Saraki swears in Victor Umeh

Saraki swears in Victor Umeh

Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has administered the oath of office on the former national chairman of the All Progressive Grand Alliance, APGA, Victor Umeh as a Senator in the chamber, before Thursday’ plenary. Umeh, who represents Anambra Central Senatorial district, took over from Senator Uche Ekwunife and is the first senator to be produced by APGA. Prior to the swearing ...

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My election, will of Nigerian People – Buhari

My election, will of Nigerian People – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has formally reacted to the release of the 2019 election timetable and schedule of activities by the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC, warning actors in the political space against a resort to violence in an attempt to sway electoral support, or in the event that they are rejected at the polls. This was as he said his ...

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Treat killer herdsmen as terrorists, PFN tells FG

Treat killer herdsmen as terrorists, PFN tells FG

The Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria, PFN, has decried the incessant killings of innocent Nigerians by marauding herdsmen across Nigeria, citing the continuous massacre of innocent Nigerians in Benue and Kaduna states. PFN National President, Rev. Felix Omobude, in a statement in Benin City, expressed worry over the manner herdsmen continued to kill innocent Nigerians with ease and precision and escape ...

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Modular refinery: Delta communities reject company’s EIA report

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INDIGENES of Emu Ebendo and Emu Iyesele communities, Ndokwa West Local Government Area, Delta State, have rejected the Environmental Impact Assessment, EIA , of the proposed modular refinery by OMSA Pillar Astex Company Limited, alleging their non involvement in the exercise. The communities, in a letter signed by their legal representative A. Anowu & Associates, said the EIA described the ...

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