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NYSC sits on N23.5 million donation to ex-corps members involved in accident


It is more than a year now that nine National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members, which were injured in motor accidents during the 2014 service year, may have not received the N23.5 million donated in their aid. The money was donated to the youths under the NYSC Hope Alive initiative, a public/private sector partnership (PPP) aimed at bringing succour to corps ...

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I spent my money on Jonathan’s campaign — Anenih ($2.1bn arms scandal)


The former Chairman of the Board of Trustees (BoT) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Tony Anenih, has given an insight into the controversial N260 million he received from the former National Security Adviser (NSA), Colonel Sambo Dasuko (retd), during the Jonathan administration. It was learnt, at the weekend, that Anenih shed more light on the money in a letter ...

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Why Nigeria is going down the hill —Ekwueme


Former Vice President  Alex Ekwueme has notify that if Nigeria do not learn from her mistake, it  would continuously go down the hill. Ekwueme spoke  yesterday, in Lagos, at a public lecture to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the passage of  Chief Samuel Lodoke Akinola, a  former Premier of the defunct Western  Region. He said Akintola was one of those ...

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Pipelines bombings: Soldiers invade Gbaramatu in search of militants

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last night, invaded Okpelama community, Gbaramatu kingdom, Warri South West Local Government Area, Delta State, in search of militants, who commenced bombing of crude oil and gas pipelines in state, few hours after a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos issued a bench warrant for the arrest of ex-militant leader, Government Ekpemupolo, alias Tompolo, last Thursday. It was noted that ...

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I take young girls abroad for prostitution due to frustration


Udoka Enohuean (not real names) is a self-confessed human trafficking survivor. According to her, in a  bid to get a lucrative job and make life meaningful for her family, she ran into trouble as she became a prostitute in Burkina Faso. Meanwhile,  the job did not give her the money she craved for. The native of Ishan, Edo State said: “I ...

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Vanguard Media logo been used by Internet fraudster


The Police in Abuja yesterday paraded a cyber fraudster, one Elom Caleb Nzube who specializes in intimidation, blackmail, cybercrime and impersonation using the internet and twitter to defraud his victims even as the suspect confessed that he created the web page which he uses, with Vanguard Media Logo because ‘it is very credible and accepted worldwide’. Briefing newsmen at Force ...

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Biafra is dead, Obasanjo insists


As the protagonists of Biafra intensify efforts for the realisation of their secession agenda, former President Olusegun Obasanjo, yesterday, described the move as a dead agitation borne out of sheer ignorance and error of judgment. The former President said those involved in the current agitation for Biafra were embarking on hopeless and futile exercise, which no serious-minded Nigerian should engage in. ...

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Lassa Fever: FG should Provide test kits and Supports to all States.


As Nigeria battles with the ongoing Lassa fever outbreak months after the success over Ebola, the federal government has been advised to  provide Lassa rapid test kits to detect the disease on the spot. The  Ondo State Health Commissioner, Dr Dayo Adeyanju who gave the advice during an interactive session with the public on Twitter tagged, #Ondolassaupdates highlighted efforts of the ...

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Serena williams: Am very fit for Australian Open


Serena Williams insists she is fit and ready in her quest for back-to-back Australian Open titles. Williams, 34, has had limited preparation for the Australian Open, where she will meet unseeded Italian Camila Giorgi in the first round, with the world number one hampered by a knee injury. The 21-time grand slam champion – a six-time winner at Melbourne Park ...

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LASTMA Officials Caused the Death of my Friend


A coroner’s inquest into the death of one Ikechukwu Abasirim yesterday, told how the deceased was crushed by a vehicle being pursued by the Lagos State Transport Management Authority, LASTMA, officials on Apapa-Osodi expressway. The coroner’s court, presided over by Magistrate M. K.O. Fadeyi of an Ogba Magistrates’ Court, was informed that the deceased who accompanied his friend, one Demian ...

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Missing budget a Disgrace —PDP


The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, yesterday, described the missing budget as disgrace and an international embarrassment by declaringthe hard copy of the 2016 budget presented to the National Assembly missing. The party has, therefore, asked the National Assembly to immediately commence impeachment process of President Muhammadu Buhari. The party also urged the Senate to carry out a thorough and holistic ...

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Oshiomhole Narrate Goodluck Jonathan Cage Threat


Edo State Governor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole has revealed how former President Goodluck Jonathan threatened to cage him after May 29 for throwing his weight behind the candidature of President Muhammadu Buhari in the last general elections. Speaking at a meeting with APC leaders across the three Senatorial Districts of Edo State on Thursday, a highly elated Oshiomhole said “around this ...

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NYSC Will Soon Stop Posting Engineering Graduates To Schools


The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has concluded plans to halt the posting of engineers to secondary schools and other places of primary assignment different from Engineering Institutions. The agreement was reached by the Directorate of NYSC and Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN). Speaking at the Pre-Inauguration stakeholders’ workshop of the 30th President of the Nigerian ...

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Tips to an Healthy Mouth Breath


Morning mouth is a common problem that typically occurs after a long night of rest. However, halitosis is an abnormal malady that you shouldn’t have to live with. In addition to noxious odors such as garlic and onions causing the foul smells in your mouth, there are other reasons that your breath could smell. The following are tips to fresh ...

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How to get rid of Freckles


Freckles are tiny brown marks on face usually caused by the overexposure to sun. Some cosmetics can cure freckles but the best solution is to seek some natural home remedies to eliminate freckles from your skin. Brown spots on skin, some small in size and some big are signs of skin damage, we are talking about freckles. They are not ...

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Detention of Kanu will not stop Biafra from becoming a reality – Cleric


The General Overseer of Bethel House of God Mission, Awkunanaw, Enugu, Enugu State, Bishop Amaechi Agbo has advised the Federal Government to release the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu without further delay, to avoid throwing the nation into an unmanageable crisis. He said Kanu’s continued detention will continue to create more problem for the Nigerian nation ...

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Ebola Outbreak is Over – WHO to Declare


The Ebola epidemic that lasted for two  years and killed more than 11,000 people across west Africa and triggered a global health scare is to be declared over, with Liberia the last country expecting the all-clear. The worst outbreak of the tropical virus in history has wrecked the economic and health systems of the three worst-hit nations since it emerged ...

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Senate sets up Search Committee for Missing Budget


SENATE President, Dr Bukola Saraki, tacitly admitted, yesterday, that the 2016 budget was missing from the National Assembly, when he openly said a search committee set up by the Senate for the missing document would present its report today. Saraki’s confirmation of the report came just as we gathered that the search committee quizzed aides of President Muhammadu Buhari in the National ...

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My Wife sent me out of our house, Husband Lament in Court


An Alimosho Customary Court in Lagos on Thursday dissolved a 17-year-old marriage between Ajoke Ayoola and her husband, Omotayo, for infidelity and frequent beatings. In her judgment, the President of the court, Alhaja S.O Mumuni, said the petitioner was adamant despite all mediation from the court and family intervention. “The marriage between Ajoke Ayoola and Omotayo is hereby dissolved from ...

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Beauty Queen Resigns Over Sexual Harassment


The winner of Queen of Trust International 2015 beauty pageant Miss Cynthia Ugbah, has returned her crown over an alleged claims of sexual harassment by the organizers of the pageant. According to her resignation letter obtained by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), in Abuja Cynthia said her decision was informed “after much thought and careful consideration.’’ “I am convinced ...

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