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Police set up taskforce over illegal use of spy number plates, sirens in Abuja

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The Federal Capital Territory, FCT Police Command, yesterday, constituted a special taskforce to review the use of sirens and spy number plates in Abuja, the nation’s capital city. The command’s spokesman, Anjuguri Manzah, in a statement said the Commissioner of Police, “in compliance with the recent directive of Inspector-General of Police has constituted a taskforce to check the abuse and ...

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One killed, as Shi’ites clash with Police again

One killed, as Shi’ites clash with Police again

A member of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, IMN, also known as Shi’ites, was reportedly shot dead during a clash between the sect and the Police in Abuja, yesterday. This came as the National Human Rights Commission, NHRC, yesterday, urged the Federal Government to come up with appropriate political and legal approaches for the resolution of the lingering case involving ...

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Manchester City crowned Premier League champions

Manchester City crowned Premier League champions

Manchester City have been crowned Premier League champions after their rivals Manchester United slumped to a shock 1-0 home loss to struggling West Brom on Sunday. Only a West Brom win at Old Trafford could secure the championship for Pep Guardiola’s side this weekend, but a close-range header from Jay Rodriguez in the second half proved enough to end United’s ...

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$322.5m Abacha loot: APC group commends Finance minister, Adeosun on full disclosures

$322.5m Abacha loot: APC group commends Finance minister, Adeosun on full disclosures

         A group under the aegis of All Progressives Congress (APC) Grassroots Youth for Change has hailed the Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, for debunking reports in some sections of the media in respect of the recently repatriated $322.5 million Abacha loot from Switzerland. In a statement weekend in Abuja, National Coordinator of the group, Mr. ...

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45m Nigerians now on high speed internet – Danbatta

45m Nigerians now on high speed internet – Danbatta

The Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Danbatta has said that 45million Nigerians are now on high speed internet access across the country. Prof. Danbatta disclosed this during the Kano Heroes’ Award ceremony at the weekend, where he was conferred with the Science and Technology Development award organised by Destiny Channels Broadcasting Network. With eight ...

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APC congress: Koyoyo urges youths to vie for elective positions

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Delta State All Progressives Congress, APC, stalwart, Prince Koyoyo Uhrorho, has urged the youths to vie for elective positions in the forthcoming congress of the party. Uhrorho, State House of Assembly aspirant, Ughelli South Constituency, made the call over the weekend while addressing youths on ‘enlightenment and the need for youths participation in politics programme’, at Asaba Oshimili South Local ...

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Update: Suspects in Dino Melaye gun case escape from police custody

Suspects in Dino Melaye gun case escape from police custody

                                                                             Police in Lokoja said on Wednesday that the two suspects that named Sen. Dino Melaye as the supplier of guns to them ...

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Easter: NSCDC deploys 1, 500 security personnel in Niger

Easter: NSCDC deploys 1, 500 security personnel in Niger

                                                                                          The Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC), Niger, has deployed 1, 500 security personnel ...

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Court stops March 30 Lagos Beauty Pageant

Court stops March 30 Lagos Beauty Pageant

A Federal High Court in Lagos on Wednesday stopped the Africa Beauty Queen International Pageant from staging the Lagos Beauty Pageant scheduled for March 30. This followed an order of interlocutory injunction granted by the court, restraining the organizers of the event to be staged at Oriental Hotel, Lagos. Justice Hadiza Rabiu-Shagari, issued the orders following an interlocutory application filed ...

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Wike hints on cabinet shakeup, swears in new commissioners

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A cabinet shakeup is imminent in Rivers state, Governor Nyesom Wike hinted Thursday. The governor gave the hint at the Government House Port Harcourt where he swore-in four new commissioner to, in his explanation, further strengthen the machinery of government. Wike who also swore-in Chief Boma Dappa as the Caretaker Committee Chairman of Degema Local Government Area, said there would ...

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Nigeria to use biotechnology to improve crops

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Dr Rose Gidado, the Country Coordinator, Open Forum on Agricultural Biotechnology (OFAB), says Nigeria has concluded plans to use biotechnology as tool to improve agricultural produce and spur economic development. Gidado made the disclosure on Thursday to Newsmen in Abuja. According to her, the measure will go a long way to enable Nigeria employ biotechnology to attain Sustainable Development Goals ...

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Saraki meets Bill Gate, Dangote over health financing

Saraki meets Bill Gate, Dangote over health financing

The President of the Senate Dr. Bukola Saraki, on Thursday, met with Microsoft Founder, Bill Gates and African Business Mogul, Alh. Aliko Dangote to proffer solutions to financing healthcare in Nigeria. Saraki who was accompanied by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Yakubu Dogara, had the breakfast with the business magnates and philanthropists at the Transcorp Hilton ...

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Breaking: Senate confirms Aishah Ahmad, Edward Adamu, Deputy Govns central bank

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Nigerian Senate on Thursday confirmed Mrs. Aishah Ahmad and Mr. Edward Lametek Adamu, Deputy Governors of Central Bank of Nigeria, newsmen report. During todays plenary Senator Rafiu Adebayo, brought the report of the committee on Banking, Insurance and other Financial Institutions for the confirmation of the nomination of the following persons for appointment as members of the Monetary Policy Committee ...

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Breaking: Militants carpet Avengers, others over 30-day-ultimatum on Boroh

Militants carpet Avengers, others over 30-day-ultimatum on Boroh

Militants under the aegis of 21st Century Youths & Agitators with Conscience has taken a swipe on the Reformed Niger Delta Avengers, RNDA and other groups in the Niger Delta over their threat to blow up oil and gas facilities in the region in 30days if the Federal Government fails to reinstate Brig. Gen. Paul Boroh (retd) as chairman, Presidential ...

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APC slams Fayose over alleged misconduct to Ekiti monarch

APC slams Fayose over alleged misconduct to Ekiti monarch

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti State has berated Governor Ayodele Fayose over alleged humiliation and disrespectful conduct to the Ewi of Ado-Ekiti, Oba Rufus Adejugbe Aladesanmi, over the monarch’s complaint on house demolition that has rendered hundreds of people homeless in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital. Fayose had ordered demolition of several houses to give way to road construction ...

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2019: INEC to publish political parties’ manifestoes

2019: INEC to publish political parties’ manifestoes

Ahead of the 2019 General Elections, the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC has pledged to make public the manifestos of all political parties to allow Nigerians make informed choices at the polls. Chairman of Commission, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, made the appeal when he paid a courtesy visit on the Director-General of the Nigerian Television Authority NTA, Mallam Yakubu Ibn-Mohammed, in ...

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Fatima Usman, victim of acid attack calls for justice

Fatima Usman, victim of acid attack calls for justice

Fatima Usman, a 23-year old acid attack victim in Maiduguri, on Wednesday appealed to security agencies to fish out the perpetrators of the attack on her. Fatima, a final year student in the Department of Nursing, University of Maiduguri, was attacked on March 16, by suspected tricycle operators at Shagari quarters, Maiduguri. Fatima made the call on her hospital bed ...

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Mothers commend FG on release of Dapchi girls

Mothers commend FG on release of Dapchi girls

Some mothers in Nsukka, Enugu State, have commended the Federal Government on the release of the abducted Dapchi girls from Government Girls Science Secondary School, Dapchi in Yobe. The mothers, in interviews in Nsukka on Thursday, said they received the news of the release of the girls with joy. Prof. Rose Onah, a former Chairman, Nsukka Local Government, said her ...

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Communities will determine their projects, says Dogara

Communities will determine their projects, says Dogara

The Speaker of House of Representatives, Mr Yakubu Dogara, said the House would ensure that communities in the country were involved in the design and implementation of projects in them. Dogara stated this on Monday in Abuja, at a public hearing on a Bill seeking to amend the Environment Impact Assessment Act to make it more responsive. He said that ...

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Varsity begins production of plastic items, bread

Varsity begins production of plastic items, bread

The Department of Industrial Production Engineering of the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka in Anambra has commenced production of six plastics items including cups, bowls and trays. The Vice Chancellor, Prof. Joseph Ahaneku made the disclosure in a pre convocation press briefing mark the 12th Convocation of the institution. The vice chancellor also said the institution through its women cooperative society ...

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