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Uncle of former president, Goodluck Jonathan, abducted by kidnappers

Uncle of former president Goodluck Jonathan abducted by kidnappers

Chief Nengite Nitabai, aged 72, Uncle and also foster father to former president of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan, was abducted by kidnappers alongside his younger cousin,Samuel Okies on the 17th of February in their hometown Otuoke, Ogbia local government area, Bayelsa. In the heat of the situation, the former president stated that he was under no circumstance going to pay any ...

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Rivers election: corps member killed

Rivers election: corps member killed

The death of Mr Okinta Samuel was announced on Monday by the National Youth Service Corps NYSC. Late Mr Okonta, who served at GCSS Ukpeliede, was said to have been shot by unknown gunmen in Ahoada Local Government area during Rivers rerun election. The scheme said: “The murder of this patriotic young man, who was an orphane, must be fished ...

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Yunusa, Ese abductor secures N3m bail

Yunusa, Ese abductor secures N3m bail

The Federal High Court in Yenagoa, bayelsa State, granted bail to Yunusa Dahiru to the tune of N3 million. Yunusa Dahiru, the alleged abductor of 14 years old Ese Oruru, was arraigned on a five counts charge of crimanal abduction, illicit sex, sexual exploitation, and unlawful carnel knowledge of a minor. According to a post by a non-governmental organisation, KHAN ...

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Abacha’s loot – Obasanjo open up

Abacha's loot - Obasanjo open up

Former Nigeria President Olusegun Obasanjo, described the people asking him to account for recovered Abacha loot as illiterates and stupid. Obasanjo said “They said i should account for Abacha loot recovered. What stupidity! The man who asked for it, the man who gave the judgement or who answered them are all stupid, with due respect.” “I don’t keep account, all ...

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55 killed in flydubai plane crash in Russia

55 killed in flydubai plane crash in Russia

The Flydubai Boeing 737 jet crashed at the Rostov-on-Don airport after travelling from Dubai. It was reported that all the people on board died in the crash. Bad whether was said to be the cause of the crash, which kept the plane from reattempting landing for more than two hours. About 700 rescue teams which involve medics and psychologists were ...

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NYPF encourages entrepreneurship by launching N500M for young Nigerian entrepreneurs, students

NYPF encourages entrepreneurship by launching N500M for young Nigerian entrepreneurs, students

The Nigerian economy at this time cannot be said to be in a state of total strength or good performance.  As a result of this, efforts are being made by different bodies and organisations to strengthen the economy by various means most of which involves the encouragement of entrepreneurship. The Nigerian young professionals forum, one of such bodies is set ...

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Foreigners jailed in Nigeria for oil smuggling

Foreigners jailed in Nigeria for oil smuggling

On Friday, 14 foreign sailors from Russia, Ukraine, Philippine and Japan, were jailed for illegal transporting of 1,738 tonnes of crude oil and some 4,500 tonnes of petrol. The jail will last for two to three years for unlawful dealing in petroleum products in the country. The Federal High Court in  Lagos, headed by Judge Ibrahim Buba sentenced 11 of ...

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Nigeria drop in Global Happiness Ranking

Nigeria drop in Global Happiness Ranking

In the latest report of the World Happiness Ranking, Nigeria has now drop from 78th position to 103 in the world, while from 2nd to 6th in Africa. The ranking which comprises of 157 countries and ranked them by their happiness levels, was released in Rome, in  advance of World Happiness Day on March 20th. Denmark emerged the world’s happiest ...

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Nigeria to generate 4000 mega watts of electricity

Nigeria to generate 4000 mega watts of electricity

The International Atomic Energy Agency IAEA, has indicated their intention to support Nigeria in generating 4,000 mega watts of electricity by using Nuclear Energy. This statement was made as the Ministers of Power, Solid Minerals, Health, Science and Technology told President Buhari that Nigeria would soon start a program that will help the country realize the objective. The Minister said doctors ...

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Man beheaded in Cross Rivers

Man beheaded in Cross Rivers

Report reaching our news men indicate a unknown gun men beheaded a 28 years old man known as Mr Ukeoma at Emohua Local Government Area of Rivers State. This incident happen prior to Saturday rerun election in the state and at the home town of the Senatorial Candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Chief Andrew Uchendu. The gun men stormed the ...

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Breaking News: Fire outbreak at Ebute Meta

breaking news fire outbreak at ebute meta

It was reported that there is a fire outbreak at 78 Freeman Street Ebute Meta, Lagos State, and still spreeding. More info later……

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Soldiers seize pro-Biafra newspaper in Aba

Soldiers seize pro-Biafra newspaper in Aba

About 144 Battalion, yesterday invaded  a newspaper office along St. Michael’s Road, Aba and seized copies from vendors. The newspaper seized were both unsold and new editions of New Republic, Vesym, Freedom Journal and some copies of Authority newspapers. An eye-witness said: “At about some minutes past seven, soldiers in two Hilux vans arrived this place (St. Michael’s) with one ...

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Maiduguri bomb blast

Maiduguri bomb blast

At least 22 people have been confirmed dead and several others injured after an attack carried out by a suicide bomber in Mulai area of Maiduguri in Borno State, northeast Nigeria. It occurred in a Mosque during early morning prayer, but no group has claimed the responsibility of the attack, although the Boko-Haram terrorist group is suspected to be responsible. ...

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New judge takes over N8 billion CBN currency scam case

new-judge-takes-over-n8-billion-cbn-currency-scam-case

New Judge , Justice Joyce Abdul-Maleek, will now take charge of N8 billion Central Bank of Nigeria currency scam at the Federal High Court 2 in Ibadan on Tuesday. It was reported that Abdul-Maleek took over from Justice Olayinka Faji who initially handled four of the seven cases. At the reopening of hearing, charges instituted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission ...

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Private sectors against exclusion from Buhari’s economic team

Private sectors against exclusion from Buhari's economic team

The Organised Private Sector OPC, which comprises of NACCIMA, MAN, NASME, NECA, NASSI and NESG, kicked against the negligence of their members on the Federal Government’s Economic Management Team. The management team is headed by Vice President Prof Yemi Osinbajo. Other members of the team includes the Chief of Staff to the President, Alhaji Kyari; Deputy Chief of Staff Ade Ipaye; Minister ...

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14 years old boy raped 5 years old girl

Foreigners jailed in Nigeria for oil smuggling

A 14-year-old teenager who lives with his parent at 2, Kao Close, Santos Estate, Dopemu, a suburb of Lagos, is facing a charge of defilement. Mr Tajudeen Elias, the Chief Magistrate remanded the accused over the alleged defilement of his neighbor 5-year-old daughter, then adjourned the case to March 23, to listen to the accused’s bail application. The prosecutor, Benedict Aigbokhan said ...

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Calaber gas explosion

CBN Calaber gas explosion

20 people have been confirmed injured while two others are in critical condition aftermath of a gas explosion at the Central Bank of Nigeria CBN in Calaber. The commissioner for police in the state Mr Henry Fadairo, said the cause of the explosion was as a result of gas cylinders in the bank. He said it was not a bomb ...

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Death toll in Lagos building collapse now 22

Death toll in Lagos lekki building collapse now 22

Twenty two people are now been found died after a five story building which was still under construction collapsed in Lagos yesterday. According to National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) worker, Ibrahim Farinloye said four more bodies were recovered today after resuming operations. Thirteen people who were still alive have all been taken to the General Hospital in Lagos Island, and they have been ...

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Housemaid, Artisans to pay tax in Lagos

Housemaid, to pay tax in Lagos

The Lagos State Government, announced on Tuesday that Tax net in the state has now been widened, which will now include domestic workers and artisans. Mr Olufolarin Ogunsanwo, the Chairman of the Lagos State Internal Revenue Service (LIRS), made this statement in a news conference today at Alausa. The new tax regime was suggested by the Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode administration’s, to ...

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75 suspected awawa cultist, armed robbers paraded by Lagos Police

75 suspected awawa cultist, armed robbers paraded by Lagos Police

About 75 suspected armed robbers and cultist were paraded by the Lagos State Police Command. Lagos State police boss, Fatai Owoseni noted that strategies put in place to combat crime by the police and the state government was being sustained and constantly reviewed with a view of denying the criminals freedom of action. Fatai Owoseni stated that, “fifty Awawa cultists were arrested ...

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