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Ogun police arrest fake police officer, found 10 bags of Indian hemp

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Ogun State Police Command, paraded dismissed police officer, George Oliseh. The police officer disguised as a Superintendent of Police and was in possession of 10 bags of weed, suspected to be Indian hemp. The state Police Commissioner, Abdulmajid Ali while parading 37 suspects at the command’s headquarters at Eleweran, Abeokuta for various offences such as robbery, cultism, murder and Impersonation, ...

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We’ll pay workers despite N1.4bn allocation shortfall-Oshiomhole

We'll pay workers despite N1.4bn allocation shortfall - Oshiomhole

The Governor of Edo State, Adams Oshiomhole, said the state government will still be able to pay the salaries of his workers, despite the fact that the state got only N1.6 billion from the Federation Account for this month, with shortfall of N1.4 billion to meet salaries and overheads. Oshiomhole, who restated his commitment to the prompt payment of workers’ ...

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20 years old gives birth in Aba prison

20 years old gives birth in Aba prison

A 20 years old female inmate in Aba prison, Blessing Azubuike who was arraigned before an Abia state Magistrate court at Osisioma Ngwa by Chief Magistrate Grace Ukeje, over alleged child stealing gave birth to a baby boy. World365trend gathered that the mother and her baby are in good condition. She was alleged to have conspired with one Chibuisi Emmanuel ...

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2 killed as vigilante, area boys clash in Ajegunle

2 killed as vigilante, area boys clash in Ajegunle

Their was a clash between the members of a vigilante group and area boys in Ajegunle, Lagos State, on Tuesday night which resulted to a death of two people while several was injured. It was gathered that the main cause of the fight was based on sharing formula of currency, which is also known as ‘Owo Omonile’. It was alleged ...

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Synagogue engineers return to prison

Synagogue engineers return to prison

The two engineers, Oladele Ogundeji and Akinbela Fatiregun, who constructed the collapsed guest house of the Synagogue Church of all Nation, SCOAN, have been sent back to Kirikiri prison as the court fixed date to rule on their bill application. Justice Lateef Lawal-Akapo, reserved the ruling till May 3, 2016 after taking arguments for the bail from the counsel to ...

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DPR arrests NNPC truck and another for diverting petrol

DPR arrests NNPC truck and another for diverting petrol

The Department of Petroleum Resources, DPR yesterday seized two trucks and an NNPC truck for alleged diversion of over 56,800 liters of petrol in Ilorin. The state controller of DPR, Mr Philip Salvation, said the diverted fuel was been dispensed at official price of N86.50 per liter to the residents of the state. Although it was gathered that the product ...

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FG to launch reviewed occupational safety and health checklist on Thursday

FG to launch reviewed occupational safety and health checklist on Thursday

The Federal Government will launch a review Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Inspection Checklist in the country. This will start on Thursday. The Deputy Director of Press, Federal Ministry of Labor and Employment, Samuel Olowookere, issued this statement in Abuja. Dr Chris Ngige, will launch the document as part of activities to mark 2016 World Day for Safety and Health ...

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Suspected herdsmen killed 5 in Enugu State – Police

Suspected herdsmen killed 5 in Enugu State-Police

The spokesman of  police in Enugu State, Mr Ebere Amaraizu said no fewer than 5 people have been confirmed dead in Nimbo, Uzo-Uwani Local Government Area. Amaraizu said, the state Commissioner of Police, Mr Nwodibo Ekechukwu, to ensure that the situation is brought under control. We are also collaborating with other security agencies like, Army, Civil Defence, and the Department ...

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Train crushes 2 to death in Ilorin

Train crushes 2 to death in Ilorin

A passenger train moving from Kano to Lagos crushed a commercial motorcyclist and his passenger to death in Ilorin on Sunday. This occurred along Kangu-Ile-Araromi road in the Ilorin West Local Government Area, when the train crushed the cyclist and a middle-aged woman when the motorcyclist tried to cross the rail line around 11 a.m. So many passerby, including motorists ...

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NASS cannot be opposition to APC govt-Dogara

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Yakubu Dogora, said yesterday that the National Assembly cannot be opposition to the APC led administration by overriding a veto on the budget. Delegation pf APC elders and stakeholders from Kwande/Oshongo federal constituency of Benue State stormed the National Assembly. Dogara addressed them by saying “no matter the level of provocation from some persons, the executive and the parliament will ...

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Senate threatens to veto Buhari on 2016 budget

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The National Assembly leadership was last night set to meet President Muhammadu Buhari to stave off a constitutional logjam over the 2016 budget that has seen senators threatening to override  the budget bill. The threat of veto override could be triggered from next Tuesday upon the lapse of the 30-day constitutional window given the President to sign the bill tomorrow. ...

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Return slashed funds for polio immunization, NASS told

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Stakeholders in the health sector have called on the National Assembly to return all slashed funds meant for routine immunization and polio eradication in the 2016 budget as submitted by the President.  The N8 billion proposed by the executive for routine immunisation and polio eradication in 2016 was slashed by 50 percent by the Legislators. Operating on the platform of ...

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FG gives 2-week ultimatum to FAAN, NAMA on Arik Air indebtedness

FG gives 2-week ultimatum to FAAN, NAMA on Arik Air indebtedness

The Federal Government have issued a 2-week ultimatum to Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN and the Nigeria Airspace Management Agency, NAMA, and the Arik Air Group to settle all indebtedness of the airline. But Arik Air claims it had paid FAAN,  N18.9 billion of its indebtedness to the agency and had therefore resume services after Wednesday’s disruption of its ...

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Police nab robbery kingpin in Lagos

Police nab robbery kingpin in Lagos

The leader of the gang that killed a 16-year-old Seun Babalolo at Idi-Araba, Lagos State, last year had been arrested by policemen. Named Wasiu Akinwade, a.k.a Oloriesho, led the gang that shot the man on his forehead as he was busy reading for his West Africa School Certificate Examination in his grandmother’s house. Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni ...

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NCC calls for revision of forex restriction against telecom operators

NCC calls for revision of forex restriction against telecom operators

The Executive Chairman of the Nigeria Communications Commission NCC, Prof Umar Danbatta, calls the attention of the Federal Government about the restriction placed on telecommunication operators from forex, because this is affecting the importation of equipment. Danbatta made the appeal at the “Focused Industry Stakeholder’s forum” held at Eko Hotel and Suit, Victoria Island, Lagos. He said: “The embargo placed ...

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Melodrama in CCT as Umar calls Saraki lawyer ‘busy body’, orders his arrest

Melodrama in CCT as Umar calls Saraki lawyer 'busy body', orders his arrest

Following an allegation made by Mr Raphael Oluyele, a defence counsel against the tribunal Chairman, Mr Danladi Umar, saying that the defence would not get justice under Umar’s chairmanship as the body. Oluyele said: “Due to the the nature of the relationship between the CCT Chairman and EFCC, the defence is afraid they cannot get justice from the chairman”. This ...

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FG loses N1bn to 37,395 ghost workers—EFCC

FG loses N1bn to 37,395 ghost workers — EFCC

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC, release a statement that the Federal Government had uncovered about 37,395 ghost workers which are still on the payroll of the Federal Civil Service, which led to the loss of about N1 billion. EFCC’s acting Chairman of, Ibrahim Magu said apart of the frauds that is going on in the Ministries, Department and ...

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EFCC, NLRC to flush out illegal operators in lottery industries

EFCC NLRC to flush out illegal operators in lottery industries

The National Lottery Regulation Commission NLRC, and the Economic and Financial Crime Commission EFCC, are combining to flush out illegal operators from the lottery industries. This step is made as an effort to rid the lottery of illegal operators in the country. At a joint meeting in Abuja yesterday, the Director General of NLRC, Adolphus Loe Ekpe, said the commssion will ...

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Nasarawa 1st Lady laments high level of malnutrition

Nasarawa 1st Lady laments high level of malnutrition

Wife of Governor Tanko Almakura of Nasarawa State, Hajiaya Salamatu Tanko Almakura, was not happy about the high level of malnutrition in the state of about 35 percent of Nigeria children stunted. Speaking at a one-day sensitization meeting on malnutrition in Nasarawa State, which was organised by the Civil Society Scalling-up Nutrition in Nigeria CSSUNN, in Laffia, Mrs Almakura said: “Even ...

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How GOC 7 Div escaped death in Boko Haram ambush

How GOC 7 Div escaped death in Boko Haram ambush

In a statement from Army Headquarters, signed by Col Sani Usman, indicate that the acting General Officer, Commanding GOC division 7 of the Nigeria Army escaped death in yesterday Boko Haram ambush, while we lost one Soldier and two others were injured. “The leading acting General Officer, Brigadier General Victor Ezugwu’s was leading a convoy at about 8:30 am, before ...

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