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Breaking: Buratai deploys troops to Benue, Taraba, 4 other states

Buratai deploys troops to Benue, Taraba, 4 other states

At last, the Chief of Army Staff, Lt General Tukur Buratai has ordered immediate deployment of Army troops to Benue, Taraba, Nasarawa, Kogi, Niger and Kaduna states to contend insecurity in the six states. The deployment came following ceaseless clashes between farmers and herdsmen which have resulted to several deaths and destruction of property worth several billions of naira. The ...

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President Buhari ignores Health Minister, reinstates suspended NHIS boss under investigation of alleged N919m fraud

President Buhari ignores Health Minister, reinstates suspended NHIS boss under investigation of alleged N919m fraud

President Buhari has reinstated the suspended Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme, Usman Yusuf. Mr. Yusuf was suspended by the Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, in June 2017, following allegations of gross misconduct and corruption to the tune of N919m. A panel of inquiry set up by the Minister found the suspended NHIS boss guilty of nepotism, theft ...

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Governor Ortom replies Police PRO, says ”Your IGP is the drowning man”

Governor Ortom replies Police PRO, says ''Your IGP is the drowning man''

Governor Samuel Ortom , has fired back at the police public relations officer, Jimoh Moshood, who yesterday referred to him as drowning man in an interview with Channels TV . The police spokesperson said this while reacting to calls by the state governor for the IG of Police, Idris Ibrahim, to resign from office following the series of attacks by herdsmen ...

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Breaking: IBB’s spokesperson, Kassim Afegbua, slams N1bn lawsuit against IGP, Channels TV, NTA, others

IBB’s spokesperson, Kassim Afegbua, slams N1bn lawsuit against IGP, Channels TV, NTA, others

The Spokesman of former Military President, Ibrahim Babangida , Kassim Afegbua , has filed a N1 billion lawsuit against the Inspector General of Police, IGP, Ibrahim Idris, for declaring him wanted over the controversial statement he released on the order of his boss, Babangida, on Sunday February 4th. Other defendants listed in the case are: The Nigeria Police Force, the ...

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Photos: EFCC arrests 15 ”Yahoo boys” …recovers Coffins, Calabash

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Lagos Zonal office, has arrested 15 suspected Internet fraudsters for offences bordering on obtaining by false pretence, lottery scam and love scam. The suspects are: Adeyemi Tiwatope, 20; Odeyemi Olawale, 20; Nike Afolabi Olaiya, 20; Awe Abimbola Ireti, 23; Yusuf Aliu Oluwafemi, 20; Osidipe Olatunbosun, 24; Tosin Adesanya, 19 and Adeyinka Bello, 17. ...

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NDLEA arrests man transporting guns to Benue State

NDLEA arrests man transporting guns to Benue State

   A man has been arrested by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in Jigawa State, while transporting firearms to Benue state. The suspect, identified as Salisu Mahmuda, was arrested on Sunday 4, February, 2018 with 2 locally made revolver pistol, one cut to size revolver rifle, with five-rounds of live ammunition. Mahmouda revealed that he is an indigene ...

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Breaking: Ambulance brings Metuh to court on stretcher

Ambulance brings Metuh to court on stretcher

The Former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Chief Olisa Metuh, on Monday, arrived the Federal High Court in an ambulance and on a stretcher. Recall that Metuh’s lawyer, Emeka Etiaba, had told the court during last month’s court appearance that Metuh was on admission at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital and could not appear in ...

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Federal High court jails Labourer, 23, for trafficking 350g of Cannabis

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A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos on Monday, sentenced a 23-years-old Labourer, Musa Danjuma, to one year imprisonment, for trafficking in 350g of Cannabis Sativa, also known as ‘Hemp’. The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), on Jan. 29, arraigned the convict on a one count charge of trafficking Hemp. Danjuma pleaded guilty to the charge. The prosecution said ...

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I demand nothing but the best, Gov. Ambode tells new cabinet members

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Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State on Monday swore in new members of his cabinet, demanding from them ‘nothing but the best’. “Given the cosmopolitan nature of our state and the peculiar challenges of a mega city, we cannot afford to rely on the status quo approach to providing solution to new and emerging issues. “As you settle down to ...

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BREAKING : Buhari renames Federal University Ebonyi, Alex Ekwueme University

Buhari renames Federal University Ebonyi, Alex Ekwueme University

President Muhammadu Buhari has renamed Federal University, Ndufu-Ikwo, Ebonyi State to Alex Ekwueme Federal University, Ebonyi State. Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbanjo, announced this during the burial service of the former late, Dr Alex Ekwueme at St John, The Divine Church, Oko, Orumba North Local Government Area of Anambra State. He said this was in honour of Ekwueme’s contributions to ...

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Police officer shoots senior colleague dead over girlfriend in Adamawa

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A police corporal in Adamawa state, Bala Adamu,has killed his colleague, Sergeant Emmanuel Timothy , after a row at a drinking spot in the Madagali area of the state. DailyTrust reports that the deceased bought a local gin from a lady said to be Adamu’s girlfriend. Adamu was said to have been jealous that the unnamed lady was having a ...

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Osinbajo, Governors hold meeting over Herdsmen/Farmers clashes

Osinbajo, Governors hold meeting over Herdsmen/Farmers clashes

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo yesterday presided over a meeting of the National Economic Council Working Group on the Herdsmen/Farmers conflicts in parts of the country. The meeting took place at the Presidential Villa, Abuja with a number of State Governors in attendance.

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Police rescue 16 Nigerian women trafficked through Libya and forced into prostitution in Spain, they were threatened with Voodoo

Police rescue 16 Nigerian women trafficked through Libya and forced into prostitution in Spain

The Spanish National Police, supported by Europol, have rescued 16 Nigerian women that were forced into prostitution in Spain, and also arrested 11 members of a criminal network (behind the exploitation) that operated from Europe, mainly in Spain, Italy, Germany and Denmark. The women were recruited in the Benin, Nigeria under false promises of a better life in Europe and ...

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Native doctor, Tordue Gber who allegedly acts as a spiritual adviser to wanted armed criminal has been killed in Benue – Army

Native doctor, Tordue Gber who allegedly acts as a spiritual adviser to wanted armed criminal has been killed in Benue - Army

Notorious native doctor, Tordue Gber (Tiv Swem), who allegedly acts as a spiritual adviser to wanted armed criminal militias, has been killed. He was killed by the military in a operation at Tor-Dunga town in Katsina-Ala Local Government Area (LGA) of Benue State. The Director of Army Public Relations, Brig.-Gen. Sani Kukasheka Usman, confirmed in a statement issued on Wednesday. ...

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Angry Lagosians react after increment in Lekki toll gate fare causes ‘Incredible’ traffic jam

Angry Lagosians react after increment in Lekki toll gate fare causes 'Incredible' traffic jam

Angry Lagosians were not happy about the increase in toll gate fare which has caused traffic in the area. The entire Lekki/Victoria Island was locked down due to traffic that’s largely caused by the new Lekki toll gate fare that got increased. Many people were stuck in traffic for hours.

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President Buhari nominates Edward Lametek Adamu as Central Bank Deputy governor

President Buhari nominates Edward Lametek Adamu as Central Bank Deputy governor

     President Buhari has written to the Senate, requesting the confirmation of the appointment of Mr Edward Lametek Adamu as the new deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Adamu, from Gombe State is to replace Mr. Suleiman Barau who retired in December, 2017. This was disclosed in a series of tweets that reads, ”In accordance with ...

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Over 1,000 gold miners stuck underground in South Africa

Over 1,000 gold miners stuck underground in South Africa

Over 1,000 miners were stuck underground at Beatrix gold mine in South Africa after a storm knocked out power, but authorities say they were not in danger. Spokesman James Wellsted said the miners were safe and receiving food and water while power was being restored to the mine but there was not yet enough to bring the miners to the ...

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Arbitrary charges and illegal deductions to be a thing of the past as Senate summons CBN president and bank managing directors

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The Senate has summoned CBN governor, Godwin Emefiele, his officials, forensic auditors, Managing Directors of banks and Bankers Committee to shed light on the issue of arbitrary deductions from customer’s accounts. The legislative body also mandated the Committee on Banking, Insurance and other Financial Institutions, led by Senator Rafiu Adebayo Ibrahim to organise a public hearing for the purpose of ...

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Photos: Woman injured, her 3-year-old son, three others killed as 20ft container falls on motorcycle along Lagos-Ibadan Expressway

Woman injured, her 3-year-old son, three others killed as 20ft container falls on motorcycle along Lagos-Ibadan Expressway

A three-year-old boy and three others were killed when a truck carrying 20ft container was involved in an accident on Kara Bridge on the Lagos-Ibadan Express way at about 8.45 a.m on Wednesday. The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) General Manager, Adeshina Tiamiyu, said that the head of the containerized truck detached from it body while on motion inward ...

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Senate to investigate low JAMB remittance before 2016, set for WAEC, NECO

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The Senate has resolved to investigate the low remittance by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) and to also visit WAEC and NECO on the same. The resolution was a sequel to the adoption of a motion under matter of urgent public importance, moved by Sen. Dino Melaye. Moving the motion, Melaye said that JAMB before 2016 paid into ...

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