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I planned my kidnap to raise funds for my parents’ funeral — Pastor’s wife

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A-32-year-old Pastor’s wife of an undisclosed church located in Nsit Atai Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State identified as Mrs. Victoria Elijah Ndu has been arrested for planning her kidnap. Vanguard gathered that Mrs. Ndu was first rescued in Awo Omamma in Imo state last Monday, August 24 by men of the anti-kidnapping squad from the state Police Command ...

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Youths demolish C-River church over rituals allegations

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IRATE youths at Ikot Eyo Efam community, Calabar South Local Government Area, Cross River State, have pulled down a church where they discovered a fresh heart, suspected to be that of a one year, six-month-old girl, abducted in the locality last week, and set its appliances ablaze. NDV gathered that youths, claiming that the church was involved in ritual activities, ...

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NULGE grounds Lokoja over LG autonomy

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THE Nigerian Union of Local Government Employees, NULGE, Kogi State chapter, yesterday, took to the streets of Lokoja, demanding total autonomy for local government areas. NULGE, joined by Nigerian Labour Congress, NLC, in the state, also demonstrated over the 15 months arrears owned their members. The local government workers marched from first 200 units estate down to Phase One Market ...

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One dies, as gunmen abduct 4 in Ondo

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Gunmen, yesterday, shot dead a passenger and abducted four others travelling in a commercial vehicle along the notorious Owo-lkare road in Ondo state. World365trend was informed that one of the passengers, who put up a fight, was shot dead on the spot. However, hours after the abduction, families of the victims have been contacted to pay ransom of N15m on ...

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US lawmakers meet Osinbajo, Saraki, Dogara over North-East crisis

US lawmakers meet Osinbajo, Saraki, Dogara over North-East crisis

As the humanitarian crisis thrown up by eight years of Boko Haram war lingers, a congressional delegation from the United States of America, USA, is meeting with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, and other senior federal government officials on the way forward. Among the issues of particular interest to the U.S. officials will be the fight against Boko Haram and the ...

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CORONATION OF 21 NEW KINGS: Olubadan tests popularity through road-show

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The cold war between the Olubadan of Ibadanland, His Imperial Majesty, Oba Saliu Adetunji and Governor Abiola Ajimobi over the review of 1957 Olubadan Chieftaincy Declaration which led to the installation of 21 new kings by Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State on Sunday, took a new dimension yesterday, as the paramount ruler, who was opposed to the move, tested ...

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We believe President Buhari is healthier now – PDP

We believe President Buhari is healthier now – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has felicitated with President Muhammadu Buhari over the latter’s return into the country from a long medical vacation in London. In a statement issued Saturday by the National Publicity Secretary of the party, Prince Dayo Adeyeye, the PDP expressed happiness over the return, saying the President would now resume duties to pilot the affairs of ...

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BREAKING: Buhari returns after 103 days in London

BREAKING: Buhari returns after 103 days in London

A large crowd trooped out to welcome President Buhari back to Nigeria after he had been abroad for 103 days, from May 7 to August 10th, 2017. The President arrived Nigeria at about 4:36pm. Thousands of pro-President Muhammadu Buhari protesters on Saturday temporarily blocked the highway along the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja (NAIA) singing and dancing to welcome President ...

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3 remanded in prison for hacking into bank, stealing N39m

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Three suspected fraudsters were, yesterday, arraigned before a Lagos magistrate’s court, sitting at Igbosere, for allegedly hacking into an account at First Bank Plc and fraudulently withdrawing N39 million. The defendants are Ahmed Shehu, 27; Umar Mohammed, 30 and Ibrahim Ahmed, 41. They were arrested following a complaint by the management of First Bank Plc through the Head of the ...

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Lagos, Ogun recovering from Lassa fever

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In the last fortnight or thereabouts, the Southwest has been on edge over Lassa fever outbreak in Lagos and Ogun states. Between the two states, a total of six confirmed cases and two deaths were recorded, while 256 were placed on surveillance at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, LUTH; Mainland Hospital, Yaba, Lagos, and Federal Medical Centre, Abeokuta. Surveillance officers ...

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Why George may pip Fani-Kayode, Mimiko, Adeniran to the PDP Chairmanship

Why George may pip Fani-Kayode, Mimiko, Adeniran to the PDP Chairmanship

As the Peoples Democratic Party prepares for its elective national convention to elect new officers before the end of the year to pilot its affairs preparatory for the 2019 general elections, investigations have shown that former Board chairman of the Nigeria Ports Authority, Chief Olabode George may emerge the new national chairman of the party. Although George appears to be ...

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Disengaged workers cry to Buhari over entitlements

Disengaged workers cry to Buhari over entitlements

Workers disengaged from the Abia State civil service have sent a save our soul message to President Muhammadu Buhari over the inability of the state government to pay their entitlements. Former Abia state governor, Theodore Orji, had on October 1, 2011, ordered the disengagement of over 4, 000 non indigenous workers from its workforce and later recalled those from non ...

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FG asks Court to return Nnamdi Kanu to Prison

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The Federal Government has urged a Federal High Court in Abuja to revoke the bail it granted leader of the pro-Biafra group, Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu and return him to prison. The government argued that Kanu has not only breached the conditions attached to the bail granted him on April 25 this year on health ground, he ...

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We won’t lose sleep over The Economist’s ranking — LASG

We won’t lose sleep over The Economist’s ranking — LASG

The Lagos State government yesterday said it won’t lose sleep over the ranking by The Economist of London, which says the state is the worst global city to live in after Damascus in war-torn Syria. In an exclusive interview with Vanguard, Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Steve Ayorinde, described the ranking as not representing the successes the state had ...

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C-River launches 3 agro-cultural festivals to boost tourism

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Cross River State Government has restated its commitment to boost tourism through agro-cultural festivals in the three senatorial districts of the state, adding that it had created three new Agro-Cultural Festivals to boost its tourism potentials. The festivals, which include Leboku, adopted for the Central district, Otumobong for the Southern district and a yet-to-be-named festival for the Northern zone, will ...

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Wine bottle recycling plant established in Jos

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A wine bottle recycling plant has been established in Jos, the Plateau capital, newsmen report. Our correspondent, who visited the firm, observed wine bottles being cut into various shapes and sizes and turned into cups, candle lights, lamp holders, fibre glass and flower vessels. Other items produced from the recycled wine bottles included mini jugs, interior and exterior decorations, decorative ...

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Bolt set for Manchester United debut

Bolt set for Manchester United debut

Sprint sensation, USAIN Bolt, has signed for Manchester United — to play a charity football match against Barcelona. The lifelong fan was to make his first appearance since retiring from athletics to line up alongside legends Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes at Old Trafford on September 2. But after pulling his hamstring in his final race at the World Championships ...

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BREAKING: Osinbajo assigns portfolios to new Ministers

Osinbajo assigns portfolios to new Ministers

Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, on Wednesday, assigned portfolios to the two new ministers, namely, Stephen Ocheni (Kogi) and Suleiman Hassan (Gombe), that were inaugurated exactly 22 days ago after they were sworn into the Federal Executive Council (FEC). This was made known to newsmen via the Senior Special Assistant to the Acting President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Laolu Akande ...

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Police arrest woman for killing baby in Nasarawa

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The Police in Nasarawa State Command said they had arrested a woman for allegedly killing her three-day old baby. The Public Relations Officer of the Police Comnmand in the state, DSP Idirisu Kennedy, disclosed this in an interview with newsmen on Wednesday in Lafia. According to Kennedy, the police on Monday received report of a dead body of a baby ...

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Herdsman Abubakar, 7 others remanded for attacking businessman, stealing N6.5m

Herdsman Abubakar, 7 others remanded for attacking businessman, stealing N6.5m

A Sokoto Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday ordered that a herdsman, Attahiru Abubakar, and seven others, now at large, be remanded in prison custody for allegedly attacking a businessman and stealing his N6.5 million cash. Others accused, now at large are: Jafa’ar Abubakar (a local security man), four students: Mikailu Umar , Ileja Abu, Ibrahim Bururus, and Barade Ibrahim , and ...

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