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I was hypnotized to Steal Company’s Car


25-year-old company car driver in lagos state, planning to divert the company’s vehicle to Ogun State has been foiled by operatives of the Rapid Response Squad, RRS, following his arrest alongside an alleged accomplice. On interrogation, the suspect, Daniel Oguntade, alleged that he was hypnotized by his pastor (names withheld), to divert the company’s vehicle, a Toyota Hiace, 2014 model, ...

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Preacher Predicts Death of Top Nollywoood Actress, others in 2016


Prophet Emmanuel Omale general overseer of the Abuja based Divine Hand of God Prophetic Ministries, who had Jim Iyke as his best man when he wedded years back has called for prayers to prevent the violent death of a top Nollywood female star. He said if fervent prayers aren’t offered the star would either die in a deadly road accident, ...

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Osun Sacks 141 Poly, Colleges of Education staffs


No fewer than 141 members of the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics, ASUP, and Non-Academic Staff Union, NASU, in Osun State owned tertiary institutions have been sacked by the government. It was gathered that the sacked workers were victims of the on-going controversial restructuring of tertiary institutions in the state. The two institutions affected by the gale of sack are Osun ...

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75-years-old man burnt to death in Osun


Residents of Isale- Aro area of Osogbo, capital of Osun State, watched helplessly as a 75-year-old man, Lamina Ishola, was burnt to death. An eyewitness told our correspondent that the neighbourhood had noticed thick flame coming out of one of the rooms in the mud house where Ishola lived at about 9pm on the fateful day. He explained that some residents ...

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Turkish Airline, Arrives Abuja without Passengers’ Luggage Again


Yesterday, a Turkish Airline plane arrived Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja without  passengers luggage. This is the second time in two weeks after the airline arrived same airport without  passengers luggage which led to the passengers invading the tarmac to prevent the aircraft from taking off. Meanwhile, the Managing Director, Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN, Engr Saleh Dunoma,  expressed displeasure ...

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N1bn Pension Arears in Kebbi – NLC


NLC Chairman Murtala Usman made the commendation in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Birnin Kebbi. Usman said the efforts of the state government deserved commendation for taking the bold step of settling part of the outstanding pension of the workers. He said the backlog of pension was more than one billion naira though the pension ...

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Buhari Should Comprehend More to Nigerians than the IMF — Prof. Ekpo


The Director General, West African Institute for Financial and Economic Management (WAIFEM) and also professor of Economics Akpan Ekpo speaks on issues in 2016 budget, the need for the Federal Government to prevent currency crisis in Nigeria, the decline in Nigeria’s foreign trade by N2.5trillion and depreciation of the naira. What is your comment on issues in the N6trillion 2016 budget ...

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My Reign is for Development of Yoruba Land – Ooni


The Ooni of Ile-Ife, His Majesty, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, has reiterated that his reign will be dedicated to cultural renaissance and development of Yoruba-land. He gave the assurance when a delegation of the pan-Yoruba sociopolitical group, Afenifere Renewal Group, ARG, paid him a courtesy visit over the weekend. A press statement signed by Kunle Famoriyo, Afenifere’s publicity secretary, quoted the ...

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Three Tourists Stabbed at Hurghada Hotel in Egypt


Three foreign tourists have been injured after two suspected Islamic State militants stormed into a hotel in Egypt’s Red Sea resort of Hurghada. The attackers, armed with knives, were killed by police at the Bella Vista hotel after they stabbed two Austrian guests and a Swede, officials say. The assailants were aiming to kidnap tourists, officials told the BBC. Reports ...

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Muslim Woman Ejected Out From Trump Rally


A Muslim woman wearing a hijab was escorted out of Donald Trump’s campaign event on Friday by police after she stood up in silent protest during Trump’s speech. Rose Hamid, a 56-year-old flight attendant sitting in the stands directly behind Trump, stood up during Trump’s speech when the Republican front-runner suggested that Syrian refugees fleeing war in Syria were affiliated ...

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Selfish Leaders Hindered Nigeria’s growth – Obasanjo


Former President of nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo, yestetrday, said selfish leaders have hindered the growth and progress of the country. Obasanjo, who advised that every leader to make the interest of the governed paramount in his policies, spoke  when the leadership and members of the Scout Association of Nigeria paid him a courtesy visit and decorated him as Messenger of Peace Ambassador  for ...

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ISIS Fighter Executes Own Mother in Syria for ‘apostasy’.


An ISIS fighter has executed his own mother before a public audience, an expat Syrian rights group said. The 20-year-old killed his mother in the Syrian city of Raqqa, ISIS’ de facto capital, as hundreds looked on near the post office where she worked, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. ISIS had accused her of apostasy after her son ...

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Boko Haram Killed My Cousin — Yakubu Dogara


Yakubu Dogara, Speaker of the House of Representatives, lamented on how he lost his first cousin, a Divisional Police Officer, DPO, serving in Borno State to the Boko Haram sect in one of the attacks in the area. Dogara who disclosed this when he visited the Wassa Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, resettlement camp at the outskirts of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, ...

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Sharia: Kano State Cleric Sentenced To Death For Blasphemy


An Islamic Cleric, Abdulazeez Dauda, has been sentenced to death by hanging by a Sharia Court in Kano State for insulting the Prophet Muhammed. The sentence of Mr Dauda, a popular preacher also known as Abdul Inyass, comes after being convicted in a secret trial. He is said to belong to the Tijaniya sect, which members are said to spread ...

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mother, 2-weeks-old baby died in Rivers over lassa fever

Lassa Fever

A mother and her two- week-old baby have been confirmed dead following a recent outbreak of Lassa fever in Rivers State. We gathered that the woman lost her life December 30, 2015 after successfully giving birth through caesarean while the baby later died January 1, having contracted the deadly Viral Hemorrhagic Disease from their late mother. Confirming the deaths, the ...

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Ojuelegba Trailer Crash: Victims’ Family Sues Lagos, FRSC, others for N10bn


Five family members of the victims of Ojuelegba trailer crash has filed a N10 billion suit against the Lagos State government, before a Federal High Court in Lagos. Joined as defendants are the Lagos State Attorney General, the state public works corporation and Motor Vehicle Administration Agency, Attorney General of the Federation, Federal Ministry of Works, Federal Road Safety Commission and ...

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Lagos shuts down Oshodi market due to insecurity


Lagos State Government yesterday shut Owonifari market within the notorious loop of Oshodi, Oshodi/Isolo Local Government, aimed at addressing the security challenges in the axis. It will be recalled that the State Government often arrest hoodlums in Oshodi to stern the activities of petty thieves who often deprive commuters of their property. Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Steve Ayorinde, who ...

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Greeting Cards Sent to Buhari, Osinbajo by Dokpesi


The Chairman of DAAR Communication, owners of African Independent Television and Ray Power FM, Chief Raymond Dopkesi, standing trial at a federal high court in Abuja on charges of money laundering and corruption pressed against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, sent season’s greeting cards on tuesday to President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo. But in an apparent ...

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cocaine peddler Granted N15m Bail by Court


A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos on Tuesday granted bail to an alleged Cocaine importer, Michael Okwuma, in the sum of N15 million with two sureties in like sum. The judge, Justice Saliu Saidu, granted him bail following an application by his lawyer, Mrs Lilian Omotunde. Okwuma, 35, who pleaded not guilty, was arraigned by National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) ...

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Facility Manager Determine to Resist Thuggery in 1004 Estate

1004 estate

Against the backdrop of the face-off between the management and residents of 1004 Estate in Victoria Island, Lagos, the estate’s facility manager, Messrs 1004 Estate Limited has vowed not to tolerate any semblance of hostility or thuggery in the high brow residential estate. The Managing Director of 1004 Estate Limited, Mr. Samuel Ukpong who gave the warning, described the estate ...

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