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Amaechi: FG to acquire more coaches for Abuja-Kaduna railway route

Amaechi: FG to acquire more coaches for Abuja-Kaduna railway route

Federal Government will have to acquire more coaches for the Abuja-Kaduna railway route to enable it to cope with the populations of commuters plying the route. The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi disclosed this in Abuja on Friday with news men. He said the four coaches on ground caan only convey 380 passengers, in which we have much higher passengers. ...

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Forgery: Senate walks out Buhari’s aide, as AGF again shuns Senate summon

Forgery: Senate walks out Buhari's aide, as AGF again shuns Senate summon

The crisis rocking the Senate over alleged forgery of the 2015 Standing Order yesterday took another dimension as the Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters walked out the Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Prosecution, Okoi Obono- Oblo. The committee also noted that failure of the Attorney General of the Federation, AGF, and Minister of Justice, Abubakar ...

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No more death penalty for kidnappers in Delta State

No more death penalty for kidnappers in Delta State

Delta State House of Assembly on Thursday reverse the punishment of death penalty too anybody convicted of kidnapping in the state to life imprisonment. The approval followed an amendment of the State Anti-Kidnapping Law 2016 which was earlier passed by the House. Governor Ifeanyi Okowa in a letter to the House, appealed for reconsideration of Section 4, Sub-Section 1 of ...

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Over 300,000 apply for 750 EFCC jobs

Over 300,000 apply for 750 EFCC jobs

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC received no fewer than 300,000 applications for the 750 available positions. Director of Public Affairs, Mr Osita Nwaja, announced the figures in Enugu when he visited the Enugu Zonal office of the News Agency of Nigeria. “We had more than 300,000 applicants for the 750 positions which are in three cadres, junior, middle ...

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Benue Govt sacks 23 local govt council chairmen

The Benue State Government on Wednesday sacked the local government caretaker chairmen in the 23 local government areas of the state. The decision to relieve the caretaker chairmen of their appointment took place at the end of a weekly State Executive Council SEC, meeting Presided over by Governor Sanule Ortom in Makurdi. The Commissioner for Information, Mr Odey Ageh, while ...

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Lebanese Man cons three Lagos customers out of N137 million

Lebanese Man cons three Lagos customers out of N137 million

The Lagos State Police are on a manhunt as they search for a Lebanese Bureau de Change Operator known as Aly Sayad. He was accused of absconding with $487,000 (N137 million). The three businessmen been duped went to Sayad’s office around Idowu Taylor Street, Victoria Island on Tuesday, and gave him a sum of $487,000 for him to change into ...

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Former Foreign Minister, Ojo Maduekwe is dead

Former Foreign Minister, Ojo Maduekwe is dead

Former Foreign Minister, Ojo Maduekwe is dead. President Olusegun Obasanjo once appointed him as the Minister of culture and Tourism in 1999, and also the Minster of Transportation in 2001. He got the nick name ‘Ojo  oni keke’, because he advocated for the used of bicycles. Although he faces so many critisism indicating that the roads were unsafe for cyclists. ...

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Presidential body guard with link to Boko Haram arrested

Presidential body guard with link to Boko Haram arrested

The body gaurd to President Buhari, Coporal Hassan Aminu have been arrested after allegedly having a link with the Boko Haram sect. The Presidency could not be reached to comfirm the arrest but there are reports that he had been taken into the custody by securitive operatives for interrogation. The presidential media aide, Mr femi Adeshina and Mallam Garba Shehu ...

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Police Arrest Woman for Brutalising Nephew’s Genitals because of N100

Police Arrest Woman for Brutalising Nephew’s Genitals because of N100

A woman who identified her name as Saratu, was arrested by the Lagos State Police for allegedly rubbing pepper on the private part of her nephew because he was reported to have stolen N100. The victim named Rasak Qudus, 7-year old boy, fell on the stove  during the process which inflated moreinjuries on his genitals. It was reported that Saratu’s ...

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Dasuki authorised payment of $40m to Jonathan’s cousin’s company – witness

Dasuki authorised payment of $40m to Jonathan's cousin's company - witness

  Mahir testified against Azibaola Roberts cousin to former President Goodluck Jonathan at the Federal High Court in Abuja on Monday, said that the former National Security Adviser {NSA), Dasuki, instructed him to make a payment to the tune of $40 million in favour of the company. Roberts and his wife Stella are facing seven-count charge of money laundering. Mahir the ...

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EFCC arraigns Fani Kayode, 3 others for allegedly laundering N4.9bn

EFCC arraigns Fani Kayode, 3 others for allegedly laundering N4.9bn

The former Minister of Aviation, Fani Kayode, faced the Federal High Court  in Lagos on Tuesday for allegedly laundering N4.9 billion. Fani Kayode who was ones the Director of Media and Publicity in the campagne organization of former Nigeria President, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan. was arraigned alongside Nenadi Usman, ex-Minister of Finance, Danjuma Yusuf and a company — Joint Trust Dimension Nig. ...

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UN releases $13m for life saving assistance to 250,000 people in North-East

UN releases $13m for life saving assistance to 250,000 people in North-East

The United Nations (UN) has released a sum of $1 million from the Central Emargency Response Fund (CEFR). The money is meant to provide a life-saving assistance to 250,000 people in the North-East area of Nigeria. UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Mr Stephen O’Brien, granted the release of the funds. According to the UN, many people in ...

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Group faults move to redeploy police officers to N’Delta

Group faults move to redeploy police officers to N'Delta

A group called Foundation for Human Rights and Anti-Corruption Crusade, FHRAC, voiced their disagreement against the Federal Government’s move to embark on massive redeployment of police officers from the northern part of the county to the Niger Delta region, describing it as suspicious and an abuse of constitutional democracy. The group thereby urged the Federal Government to reconsider its decision and give the ...

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NAF to acquire 10 training aircraft to boost capacity

NAF to acquire 10 training aircraft to boost capacity

The Nigeria Air Force NAF, are making arrangement on how they can acquire 10 super mesh training air craft from Pakistan Air Force to boost the country security. The Chief of Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadiq Abubakar, disclosed this during the graduation of Student Pilot Course (SPC) 41B in Kaduna on Saturday. In his Statement he said:  “The aircraft ...

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Police will soon recover Mobile Police Training School at Gwoza – IGP

Police will soon recover Mobile Police Training School at Gwoza - IGP

The new Acting Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr Ibrahim Idris, who was present at the Passing-Out of the Squadron Commanders Seminar/Combat Operation Course 02/2016 at Ila-Orogun in Osun on Saturday reiterated the readiness of the Nigeria Police Force to recover the Mobile Police Training School at Gwoza, Borno. According to him, he said the training school was abandoned due to ...

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Troops rescue 5,000 Boko Haram Hostages – Army

Troops rescue 5,000 Boko Haram Hostages - Army

Several months after the federal government declared it has defeated Boko Haram, the Nigerian Army on Sunday said its troops have rescued about 5,000 persons held hostage by Boko Haram terrorists, while ten terrorists were killed in several clearance operation in parts of Borno. One Civilian JTF member was killed, a soldier, policeman and another Civilian JTF member wounded during ...

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AMCON takes over Afrijet over N10bn debt

AMCON takes over Afrijet over N10bn debt

The Assest Management Corperation of Nigeria, took over the assest of Afrijet Airlines Ltd on friday, which is owned by Vitalis Ibe, over an unpaid debt of almost N10 billion. The Head, Corporate Communications, AMCON, Jude Nwauzor, made a statement in Lagos saying the takeover is based on the interim injuction which was granted against the airline by Justice Chuka Obiozor of the ...

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Spain deport 11 Nigerians

Spain deport 11 Nigerians

The Spanish Government on Friday deported 11 Nigerians alleged to have committed various offences in that country. It reports that their deportation is coming less than 48 hours after 41 Nigerians were deported from the United States of America for similar reasons. NAN reports that the deportees, comprising 10 males and one female, arrived at the Hajj Camp area of ...

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See details of Ekiti State workers resolution with the State Govt

See details of Ekiti State workers resolution with the State Govt

Ekiti State Labour Union on Friday suspended the 4-week old strike following an agreement made with the State Government. They both concluded that within 7 days, its requests with commercial banks to restructure personal loans granted public servants with a view to giving them relief from loan repayment, and to pay January 2016 salary immediately and pay that of February as ...

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50 feared killed in Lagos/Ogun communities

50 feared killed in Lagos/Ogun communities

Gunmen suspected to be militants were said to have invaded Elepete and Igbolomu areas in Ikorodu Local Government Area of Lagos State. According to eyewitnesses who escaped from one of the invaded areas, said the gunmen from the Niger Delta came through water channel since yesterday and started shooting sporadically. It was gathered that a large number of the victims ...

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