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President Buhari will send the 2018 budget proposal to the National Assembly soon – Garba Shehu

President Buhari will send the 2018 budget proposal to the National Assembly soon - Garba Shehu

Garba Shehu, the Senior Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, says the 2018 budget that was approved the the Federal Executive will be sent to the National Assembly soon. Speaking on Channels TV, Shehu said ‘soon. The President’s earlier commitment was by the end of October. I hope we will be able to do that. The budget is ...

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Three young men arrested for allegedly defiling a 14 years old girl

Three young men arrested for allegedly defiling a 14 years old girl

Officials of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) have paraded three young men namely Osabuohien Aghimien, Osamudiamen Stephen and Victory Osayomwan, for allegedly defiling a 14-year-old secondary school pupil. According to reports, one of the suspects, Osabuohien, a mechanic apprentice, claimed he was the boyfriend of the victim and that he took her to his friend, Osamudiamen’s house ...

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Switzerland to return $321m Abacha loot – Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami says

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The Attorney General of Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN) yesterday said that negotiation with Switzerland on the return of $321 million recovered from the late Abacha family had been concluded. This was just as he further revealed that Nigeria had recently recovered the sum of $85 million from the controversial Malabu Restrained Funds from the United Kingdom. ...

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Borno state House of Assembly suspends seating for one-month after Senator Ndume allegedly slapped one of the lawmakers

Borno state House of Assembly suspends seating for one-month after Senator Ndume allegedly slapped one of the lawmakers

Members of the Borno state House of Assembly have announced the suspension of plenary for one month after one of the Senators representing the state in the Senate, Ali Ndume, slapped a member of the state House of Assembly, Habu bu Dala Aji, during an argument at a political meeting. A statement released by the Speaker of the Assembly, Abdulkareem ...

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Kano records one case of Monkey Pox, patient absconds from hospital

Kano records one case of Monkey Pox, patient absconds from hospital

A case of Monkey Pox has been recorded at Tiga General Hospital in Bebeji Local Government Area of Kano State. According to Daily Nigerian, the patient, who is from Nasarawan Kuki village, absconded from the hospital on Wednesday night after being diagnosed of the disease. “He was quarantined here in order to avoid spreading disease, but he absconded from the ...

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‘I can never betray Goodluck Jonathan, I only need him to prove that I am innocent’ ex-PDP spokesperson, Olisa Metuh

'I can never betray Goodluck Jonathan, I only need him to prove that I am innocent' ex-PDP spokesperson, Olisa Metuh

Former PDP spokesperson, Olisa Metuh, says he would never allow himself to be used against ex-President Goodluck Jonathan. Metuh through his counsel had asked the Federal High Court to issue a summon on Former president Goodluck Jonathan to appear as a witness in his ongoing trial. Metuh is accused of collecting N400 million from the office of the former Naitional ...

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How 18-yr-old, 4 others killed, buried 24-yr-old man

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The Imo State Police Command, yesterday, exhumed the remains of the body of a 24-year-old man, Stanley Eluwa Ihechika, from a forest in Ohaji/Egbema Local Government Area of the state, allegedly killed and buried by one 18-year-old Bobo John. Speaking to newsmen at the scene, the Command’s Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Andrew Enwerem, said it was in the same ...

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CP assures families displaced by Panti Barracks fire of accommodation

CP assures families displaced by Panti Barracks fire of accommodation

Ten families, who were, Monday, October 23, displaced following fire incident at Panti Police Barracks, have been assured of immediate accommodation. The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Command, Imohimi Edgal, while receiving the wife of the Inspector-General of Police, Hajia Asmau Idris, at the State Police Command, said efforts are presently being made to provide a temporary accommodation for the ...

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President Buhari responsible for Maina’s return – PDP

President Buhari responsible for Maina’s return – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has taken swipe at the Senior Special Adviser, Malam Garba Shehu who on Wednesday blamed “PDP loyalists,” for the controversial reinstatement of Abdulrasheed Maina, former Chairman, Presidential Task Team on Pension Reforms into the civil service. In a statement by the National Publicity Secretary, Prince Dayo Adeyeye, the party called for a psychiatric evaluation for ...

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Obaseki receives new Police Commissioner, assures of new security architecture

Obaseki receives new Police Commissioner, assures of new security architecture

The Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, on Tuesday received the new Commissioner of Police of the state command, Johnson Babatunde Kokumo, at the Government House in Benin City, with an assurance that he would work with the new police boss to enforce a new security architecture in the state. Obaseki further pledged his administration’s support for the new ...

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Proscription: IPOB asks judge to recuse self from case over alleged bias

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The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has asked the Chief Judge of Federal High Court, Justice Abdul Kafarati, to recuse himself from the proscription case of the group over alleged bias and conflict of interest. In a statement by its Publicity Secretary, Comrade Emma Powerful, IPOB decried what it termed “the troubling absence of the presiding judge, Justice Kafarati, in ...

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Restructuring must address cost of governance – Sanusi

Restructuring must address cost of governance – Sanusi

The Emir of Kano, Mallam Sanusi Lamido, yesterday, lent his voice to the growing calls for restructuring of the country, saying Nigeria should be restructured to reduce cost of governance. Speaking in Lagos, in a keynote address, entitled: “Prosperity and Peace’’ at the centenary event of Union Bank, tagged: “The next 100: A call to action (2017-2117)”, Sanusi said: “We ...

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$5.5bn foreign loan: FG to settle debts with $3bn — Adeosun

$5.5bn foreign loan: FG to settle debts with $3bn — Adeosun

Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, said, yesterday, that the Federal Government would apply US$3 billion in refinancing the legacy debts of the immediate past government. According to her, the outlay is part of the US$5.5 billion foreign loan being sourced from the International Financial Markets. The minister, who appeared on Arise TV’s news programme, said the proposed $5.5 billion ...

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Man rapes his 16-year-old daughter

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A 52-year-old man, Paul Akpederi, who pleaded guilty to raping his 16-year-old daughter, was, yesterday, arraigned before a Lagos Magistrate’s Court sitting in Ikeja. Paul was docked on a one-count charge of unlawful defilement before Magistrate B. O. Osunsanmi. The prosecutor, Inspector Simon Imhonwa, told the court that the defendant has been committing the offence since 2012 in Ikorodu, area ...

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Our achievements are real, not propaganda, lies — Buhari

Our achievements are real, not propaganda, lies — Buhari

                                                                                    President Muhammadu Buhari said his administration has recorded concrete achievements, which were there for all to see. He ...

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Why Court ordered Police to pay Evans’ brother-in-law N2m

Why Court ordered Police to pay Evans’ brother-in-law N2m

                                                                                                  A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, yesterday, ordered the Nigerian ...

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FG trying in vain to pin Kanu’s absence on Abaribe – IPOB

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                                                                                    The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has described the Federal Government’s denial of knowing the whereabouts of its ...

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U.S. court jails Nigerian over identity fraud

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Kevin Kunle Sodipo Williams, a Nigerian living in St. Louis, Missouri has been sentenced to six and a half years in prison over a stolen identity fraud scheme that sought more than $12 million in tax refunds. A U.S. federal judge on Friday also ordered him to pay roughly $900,000 in restitution to the IRS. Williams was charged with mail ...

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Accident in Onitsha claims 3 lives

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A road accident that happened at the Tarzan area of the Onitsha –Enugu expressway claimed three lives yesterday. There were conflicting reports about the incident, with some people claiming that it involved people who attended the flag off of the governorship campaign of All Progressives Congress, APC, while others said the bus merely caught fire as it was heading towards ...

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I will dedicate my life to feeding the world, Adesina vows

I will dedicate my life to feeding the world, Adesina vows

Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, the President of the African Development Bank, in the early hours of yesterday in Des Moines, the capital city of Iowa, United States of America, became the sixth African to be awarded the World Food Prize in a ceremony witnessed by two former African Presidents. Elated Adesina said he will used the award prize money of $250,000 ...

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