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Buhari’s bodyguards, police set to clash in Abuja

Buhari’s bodyguards, police set to clash in Abuja

Mobile Police have been deployed to the All Progressives Congress Presidential Campaigne Office in Abuja, which is also the venue former bodyguards to President Muhammadu Buhari planned to stage their protest, who participated during the campaign. The spokesperson of the group, Badiru Olabiyi Balogun, told reporters on Thursday, saying that his group will go ahead with the protest. Balogun said: ...

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Lagos State Govt to replace 4th, 5th, & 8th Lekki roundabouts with traffic lights

Lagos State Govt to replace 4th, 5th, & 8th Lekki roundabouts with traffic lights

The Lagos State Government on Wednesday said that it has found the lasting solution to the decongest traffic along the Lekki-Epe expressway, by removing the three roundabout which involve 4th roundabout at Elegushi, 5th roundabout at Jakande, and 8th roundabout at VGC. The Commissioner of Information and Strategy, Steve Ayorinde, made this statement while addressing a joint ministerial press briefing ...

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Oil producing states: FG okays 13% derivation fund for Lagos

Oil producing states: FG okays 13% derivation fund for Lagos

The Federal Government, yesterday announced the approval four of the five Aje Oil Wells, which was discovered in Lagos and disclosed that plans to commence disbursement of 13 per cent derivative fund to the state as part of an oil producing entity. Chairman, Indices and Disbursement Committee of Revenue Mobilization Allocation and Fiscal Commission, RMAFC, Alhaji Aliyu Mohammed, said this ...

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Nigerians to pay 9% tax on calls, SMS, MMS, Data, others

Nigerians to pay 9% tax on calls, SMS, MMS, Data, others

Speaking at a stakeholders meeting organised by the Lagos Chambers of Commerce and Industry, LCCI, on CST bill, which seeks to levy 9 per cent on subscribers for the use of various communication services. Services which include voice call, SMS, MMS, Data usage from telecommunication service providers, Internet service providers and Play TV Station. Shittu said the outcome of deliberations ...

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Navy launches 39 boats to fight Militants, Others

Navy launches 39 boats to fight Militants, Others

In an apparent move to curtail the activities of militants and vandals in the Niger Delta region, as well as those in Arepo, Ogun and Ijegemo creeks in Lagos, made the Nigerian Navy to launch 39 boats that could access the creeks, yesterday. 30 of the newly acquired boats are made locally while nine others which include Wave Ride/Arrow boats ...

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FG to begin importation of kerosene

FG to begin importation of kerosene

The Federal Government had taken the next line of actions to tackle the scarcity of Kerosene which is been witnessed in the country. Chairman, Board of Trustees (Bot) of the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN), Alhaji Sharif Usman, made this statement yesterday in Abuja, saying the Federal Government has ordered the massive importation of the product. He stated ...

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We’re not ready for negotiation, dialouge with FG — Avengers

We’re not ready for negotiation, dialouge with FG — Avengers

The Niger Delta Avengers (NDA), reiterated that they were not ready for negotiation or dialogue with the Federal Government. “In a series of tweet made by Avengers spokesperson, Mudoch Agbinibo, reacted to the claim by one Mr. Ballantyne Agiri, after claiming to be the acting spokesperson of a Contact and Dialogue Team,” saying it was just a fabrication. He said: ...

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Watch Escaped Chibok Girl Amina Ali’s Interview on CNN | I miss my Boko Haram husband

Watch Escaped Chibok Girl Amina Ali’s Interview on CNN | I miss my Boko Haram husband

The 21-year-old Amina Ali Nkeki, said she is happy to be reunited with her family again but admitted she is missing her Boko-Haram husband. Amina, the mother of a baby girl is still thinking about her Boko-Haram husband after three months she had escaped the terrorists camp. In an exclusive interview with CNN, Amina narrated her ordeal while she was ...

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Ogun Police Arrests Man for Naming and Inscribing “Buhari” on his Dog

Ogun State Police has arrested a 30 years old man for naming his dog “Buhari”. It was gathered that a neighbor lodged the complaint at Sango Police Station, saying that the suspect named the dog after his (neighbor’s) father, Alhaji Buhari. The accused, Joe Fortmose Chinakwe, a trader who resides at No. 10 Omikunle Street, Sango Ota, Ogun State, was ...

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2016 Etisalat Prize for Innovation is Open for Entries

2016 Etisalat Prize for Innovation is Open for Entries

Etisalat Nigeria’s has announced call for entries for the 2016 Etisalat Prize for Innovation. The programme is designed to reward innovative entrepreneurs and brilliant thinkers that can encourage mobile broadband utilization in Nigeria and Africa as a whole. Chief Executive Officer, Etisalat Nigeria, Matthew Willsher, while declaring the programme open said that Etisalat Prize for Innovation is a reflection of ...

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4 people die after drinking Ogogoro in Abeokuta

4 people die after drinking Ogogoro in Abeokuta

No fewer than four persons have been reported dead, in Ibara Housing Estate area of Abeokuta, Ogun State, yesterday due to excessive consumption of local liquor, popularly called Ogogoro. Salako Taloju, a security man that has his kiosk in front of a prominent Abeokuta man, was the seller and has been arrested. It took four policemen about 15 minutes to ...

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8000 Boko Haram members voluntarily surrender – Military

Director of Defence Information, Brig. Gen Rabe Abubakar,

The Nigerian Military on Tuesday in Abuja, said that about 8000 Boko-Haram members had voluntarily surrendered to “Operation Safe Corridor” in North-East. The Director of Defence Information, Brig. Gen Rabe Abubakar, made this statement during a lecture organised by the FCT Correspondents’ Chapel of the National Union of Journalists (NUJ). The lecture theme “Media-Military Relationship in the fight against Insurgency”, ...

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Trekking from Enugu to Umuahia was my toughest task in Army – IBB

Trekking from Enugu to Umuahia was my toughest task in Army – IBB

Former Nigeria Military President, Ibrahim Babangida, said that his toughest task in the Nigeria army was to trek from Enugu to Umuahia where he sustained injury during the Nigeria civil war. Babangida said this during an interactive session with the newsmen to mark his 75th birthday in Minna, on Tuesday. He said: “Movement from Enugu to Umuahia was the toughest ...

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Robbers attack CBN bullion van, kill 2 policemen, injure 3 others

Robbers attack CBN bullion van, kill 2 policemen, injure 3 others

Armed robbers on Tuesday attacked a bullion van, which belong to Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). This incident occurred at Hawan Kibo hills, near Riyom in Plateau. Two Policemen were killed in the process who are acting as an escorts to the van. Plateau Police Command spokesman, Mr. Terna Tyopev, address newsmen in Jos and said that the van was ...

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Katsina police says It gets no fewer than 20-30 cases of rape of minors every month

Katsina police says It gets no fewer than 20-30 cases of rape of minors every month

The Katsina State Police says it receives no fewer than 20 to 30 reports of rape of minors every month. DSP Salisu Agaisa, the Public Relation Officers in the State, made this statement on Monday while briefing newsmen in Katsina. He said the command was concerned about the increasing rape cases. “It is disheartening to note that most of the ...

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EFCC Arrests Fake Lawyer for Defrauding Client of N7m

EFCC Arrests Fake Lawyer for Defrauding Client of N7m

The Economic and Fianacial Crimes Commission (EFCC), arrested ThankGod Okachi Echem, after he pretended to be a lawyer and defrauding his client of N7m in Port-Harcourt. Wilson Uwujaren, the Head of Media and Publicity, made this statement in Abuja on Monday. Uwujaren said “Echem, confessed to the a school certificate holder”, was arrested following a petition to the EFCC by ...

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Woman and her neighbour arrested for assaulting her 16-year-old housemaid with hot iron

Woman and her neighbour arrested for assaulting her 16-year-old housemaid with hot iron

The Lagos State, Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni on Monday paraded a woman Fatima Williams, and her neighbour, Waliu Yusuf, 25, for allegedly brutalizing her 16-year-old housemaid, identified only as Kemi, with hot iron and electric cables. The teenager, who was brought from Cotonou, Benin Republic, by an undisclosed agent in January, to Nigeria, was brought directly from the hospital where she ...

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Danfo driver kills robber, injures another after been attacked

Danfo driver kills robber, injures another after been attacked

A commercial bus driver plying Ejigbo area of Lagos State, overpowered two robbery suspects, who attacked him. The 54-year-old man, killed one of the robber and injured the other in the process. The suspects, who were operating on a motorcycle, snatched a bag from a woman who was going to work, not far from Ronik Road, Ejigbo, before accosting the ...

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Police, residents clash over estate in Aba

Police, residents clash over estate in Aba

Police Mobile Force, PMF 55 Squadron, Aba, clashed with residents of Unity Garden Estate, Osisioma Ngwa Council, Abia State over the right of occupancy in the estate. A section of the Estate, serves as the base of the PMF 55 Squadron, while civilian residents occupy the larger part. It was discovered that the PMF 55 Squadron was formerly located at ...

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Jonathan too refined to sponsor militant groups- Kinsmen

Jonathan too refined to sponsor militant groups- Kinsmen

Ogbia Brotherhood, the apex umbrella body of the kinsmen of former President Goodluck Jonathan, yesterday dismissed as “unfounded” and “mischievous” allegation which is leveled against the former Nigeria President by some militant groups in the Niger Delta region over purported sponsorship of the Niger Delta Avengers, NDA. Jonathan’s kinsmen described him as a man too refined to sponsor violence against ...

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