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Drones Could Soon be Used to Catch Criminals in UK

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Police in the UK are trialling the use of drones as an alternative policing method and could soon be using the remote-control devices in a range of scenarios. The National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) said that they’ve been working with the Home Office to investigate how drones might be used in “law enforcement and counter terrorist work, including for support for ...

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10 players Fired in Kano Pillars

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The management of Kano Pillars Football Club has fired 10 of its players ahead of the 2015/2016 Glo Premier League season. Idris Malikawa, Media Officer of the club made this known in an interview on Tuesday in Kano. Malikawa said the 10 players were sacked based on medical ground and poor performance. “The management of the club felt the only way to ...

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Bayelsa Election: Group Calls for Peace, Transparency in Re-run Election

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Bayelsa Youth Leaders Forum, BYLF, has called for peace and transparency in re-run election to be held on Saturday January 9, 2016 in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of Bayelsa State. Coordinator, BYLF, Hon Ben Bara Ogidi, said it has become important for youth and electorates in the area to maintain peace and behave maturely to ensure a smooth electoral process that will decide ...

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cocaine peddler Granted N15m Bail by Court

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A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos on Tuesday granted bail to an alleged Cocaine importer, Michael Okwuma, in the sum of N15 million with two sureties in like sum. The judge, Justice Saliu Saidu, granted him bail following an application by his lawyer, Mrs Lilian Omotunde. Okwuma, 35, who pleaded not guilty, was arraigned by National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) ...

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Ships Carrying Petroleum Products and Foods Expected

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The Nigerian Ports Authority, NPA, stated this in its publication; ‘Shipping Position’, a copy of which was made available yesterday in Lagos. NPA explained that the expected ships contained general cargos, buck wheat, containers, fresh fish, containers, bulk rice and petrol. The document said 12 other ships are waiting to berth with various goods at the port. It said eight ...

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Facility Manager Determine to Resist Thuggery in 1004 Estate

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Against the backdrop of the face-off between the management and residents of 1004 Estate in Victoria Island, Lagos, the estate’s facility manager, Messrs 1004 Estate Limited has vowed not to tolerate any semblance of hostility or thuggery in the high brow residential estate. The Managing Director of 1004 Estate Limited, Mr. Samuel Ukpong who gave the warning, described the estate ...

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Metuh’s Investigation Confirmed – EFCC

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has confirmed the investigation of Chief Olisa Metuh, the PDP National Publicity Secretary, over his alleged involvement in the 2.1-billion-dollar arms contract scam. The EFCC spokesman, Mr Wilson Uwujaren, confirmed Metuh’s investigation to newsmen in Abuja on Tuesday. He said that Metuh was being investigated over the N1.4 billion traced to the account of a ...

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Governor Ambode Turns LASU to Residential Campus, Approve 70yrs Retirement Age for Profs

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The Governor of Lagos State Akinwunmi Ambode on Tuesday signed a bill into law converting the Lagos State University, LASU, Ojo, to a residential institution, as well as approving 70 years retirement age for professors of the institution. The law, LASU (Amendment) Bill 2015, also approved a five-year single term for the Vice Chancellor of the institution. Over the last ...

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Senate Chief Whip – Stop Official Cars

Senate Chief Whip, Professor Olusola Adeyeye

Senate Chief Whip, Professor Olusola Adeyeye, believes all government officials need to cut down on luxury in order to move Nigeria forward. Professor Adeyeye was full of praise for President Buhari’s honesty during the media chat, particularly in admitting that the government was not sure about the location and condition of the abducted Chibok girls. “He spoke the truth. He did ...

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New Petrol Pump Price Across the Country

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There seems be high compliance level for the new pump price of petrol across the country. While petrol is selling at between 86 naira and 86.50 in Abuja, the product is selling for N87 per litre in Kano. Many petrol stations in the Federal Capital Territory have been nearly empty with just two to three cars at the fuel pumps ...

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Taraba Government Confirms Lassa Fever Outbreak

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The Taraba State Government says it is trying to contain the outbreak of Lassa fever. The state’s Commissioner of Health, Dr. Innocent Vakkai, said one person has been confirmed dead, while two others are being observed. He added that their blood samples have been taken to the Irrua Specialists’ Hospital in Edo State for further confirmation. The Information Commissioner has ...

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17 Injured and 7 Lives Lost In Ogun Accident

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An accident occur at the Sagamu/Iperu-Remo junction in Ogun State and has claimed seven lives and left 17 others critically injured on monday. A Toyota bus with registration number ‘Lagos BDG 789 XJ’ reportedly crashed into another Mazda passenger bus marked ‘ONDO REE 248 XA’ near the Sagamu Police Area Commander’s Office at around 2:50PM. It was gathered that the ...

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BREAKING NEWS: Real Madrid Sack Benitez, Turn to Zidane

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Real Madrid have sacked head coach Rafael Benitez after just seven months in charge and appointed Zinedine Zidane as his successor. Benitez, 55, has paid the price for an uninspiring start to the season with Sunday’s 2-2 draw at Valencia leaving Madrid third in La Liga, four points adrift of leaders Atletico Madrid and two behind arch-rivals Barcelona, who also have a game ...

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MTN Nigeria N1.04trn Fine Saga

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NCC had imposed the N1.04trn fine on MTN for its failure to disconnect its unregistered subscribers in line with the commission’s directive. MTN Nigeria Communications Limited then filed a suit challenging the N1.04trn fine imposed on it while Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC) has urged the Federal High Court in Lagos to dismiss or decline hearing. But not pleased with the sanction, MTN had ...

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6 Things That Will Kill Your Look Instantly

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You’ve mastered monochromes. Layering is a cinch. You know your two-inch turn-up from a tailored sport jacket. Your shoes get a polishing weekly and your skin crawls at the sight of a fully buttoned-up suit jacket. But just because you’ve passed Menswear 101 doesn’t mean that you’re not still making errors. You need to fix up to look sharp. 1. ...

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Steph Curry hurt again, Karl equals record for fifth-most wins

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NBA MVP Steph Curry re-injured his left shin during the Golden State Warriors’ 111-108 overtime win against the Denver Nuggets on Saturday. Heading into the game, Curry had missed back-to-back outings with discomfort in his shin, but decided during warm-ups that it felt good enough before facing Denver. However, Curry managed to score just five points in 14 minutes in his ...

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Eden Hazard injury woes continue at Palace

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Eden Hazard’s struggles this season took another unfortunate turn on Sunday when the Chelsea star limped out of the Premier League match against Crystal Palace after just 16 minutes, where Chelsea won 3 – 0 The Belgium playmaker appeared to suffer a groin injury after cutting inside to shoot in the ninth minute and he signalled to the away bench ...

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NYSC Mobilization Time Table For 2016 Batch A

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NYSC has released the mobilization time-table for Batch A 2016. All prospective corp members are hereby informed. The time table has been reproduced here. Check below. NYSC Mobilization Time Table For 2016 Batch A The National Youth Service Corps has commenced the mobilization for the 2016 Batch “A” service year. The time-table for the mobilisation are as stated: S/N PROGRAMME ...

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Reverend Tells Nigerians To Restore Value And Integrity In 2016

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The Anglican Primate, Reverend Nicholas Okoh, has called on Nigerians to embrace integrity, restore values and shun corruption in the New Year. According to him, a nation that seeks God’s blessings cannot continue to dwell in corruption and other vices and expect to receive the blessings. At a New Year service in Abuja on Friday, The primate urged citizens to ...

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Government Set To Privatise Airports

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Rotimi Amaechi Minister of Transport revealed recently, the plan to privatize four airports in the county, to guarantee efficiency, good management and continuous development of relevant infrastructure in the sector. Amaechi said, “As a result of limited resources for capital projects development, government is exploring the possibility of private sector participation towards the realization of the industries’ potentials”. He reiterated ...

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