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Our 17 achievements from 2017 – Presidency

Our 17 achievements from 2017 – Presidency

As the year 2017 remains two days to go, the federal government on Friday listed its achievements called ’17 Highlights from 2017’ newsmen report. Among the achievements include, Nigeria exists from worst recession, naira stabilising against dollar, bumper harvest especially in rice, payment of pension among others. However, the report was made known to newsmen through Femi Adesina, Special Adviser ...

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Court remands Mother in prison for allegedly pouring hot water on son

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An Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ court on Friday remanded Mary Eze, in Ikoyi prison for allegedly pouring hot water on her seven-year-old son for misplacing N200 which led to his death. The accused,40, a petty trader appeared before Chief Magistrate, Mrs Oluyemisi Adelaja, on a charge for murder, but her plea was not taken by the court. The Investigating Police ...

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4 inmates killed, 36 others escape in a jailbreak at Ikot Ekpene prison, Akwa Ibom state

4 inmates killed, 36 others escape in a jailbreak at Ikot Ekpene prison, Akwa Ibom state

Four prison inmates have been confimed dead while 36 others escaped in a jailbreak that took place at the Ikot Ekpene Prison in Akwa-Ibom state today December 27th. According to a statement by the Akwa Ibom state prison command, ASP Ogbajie J. Ogbajie, some prison inmates attacked other inmates that were serving in the prison’s kitchen. They seized an axe ...

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US agrees to sell fighter planes to Nigeria at $593 Million

US agrees to sell fighter planes to Nigeria at $593 Million

The United States has officially agreed to sell 12 Super Tucano A-29 planes and weapons to Nigeria after confirming the resurrection of a deal frozen by the Obama administration over rights concerns. Back then, former U.S. President Barack Obama delayed the sale in one of his last decisions in office after the Nigerian Air Force bombed a refugee camp in ...

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Two children go missing during Jumat service in Lagos

Two children go missing during Jumat service in Lagos

Parents of three-year-old Muhaisin Awaz and Abdallah Abdulazeez, 6, are in dispair after the two children reportedly disappeared during a Jumat service at Oniyanrin, in the Mile 12, Ketu area of Lagos State. In a report by PUNCH Metro, the families of the two children are friends and Abdulazeez’s mother had visited Muhaisin’s parents on that Friday to inform them ...

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Graphic photos: Lecturer dies on Christmas day as truck carrying a gate slashes his throat

Lecturer dies on Christmas day as truck carrying a gate slashes his throat

A lecturer of Abia State Polytechnic was killed on Christmas day when a truck carrying an iron gate slashed his neck with the gate as he stood by the road. Mr Dan Onukogu had reportedly left his car at home and taken a tricycle (keke napep) due to the fuel scarcity. However, on gettingto his destination, just as he alighted ...

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Virgil van Dijk: Liverpool to sign Southampton defender for world record £75m

Virgil van Dijk: Liverpool to sign Southampton defender for world record £75m

Southampton centre-back Virgil van Dijk will join Liverpool when the transfer window re-opens on 1 January in a world record £75m deal. The Netherlands international had been expected to join the Reds last summer after he handed in a transfer request. But a move fell through when Liverpool apologised for making an alleged illegal approach for the 26-year-old. The fee ...

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Yusuf Buhari flown to Germany for further medical attention

Yusuf Buhari flown to Germany for further medical attention

President Buhari’s only son, Yusuf Buhari, has been flown to Germany for further treatment. According to reports, he was driven to the Nnamdi Azikiwe airport, Abuja early this morning in an ambulance with oxygen support. He was then flown out in an air ambulance in company of his family members and an orthopaedic specialist. Yusuf suffered a head injury and ...

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Police arrest man for allegedly having sex with mentally retarded woman

Police arrest man for allegedly having sex with mentally retarded woman

The Police Command in Katsina State has arrested a 50-year-old man, Safiyanu Kamala for allegedly having sexual intercourse with mentally retarded pregnant woman. Safiyanu is a native of Juno Village, Kankara Local Government Area of Katsina. The Katsina State Command, Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Gambo Isah who confirmed the development to newsmen in the state, said the mad woman ...

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Breaking: Osun workers commence indefinite strike

Osun workers commence indefinite strike

Following the Osun state Labour leaders announcement on Friday, last week, over modulated salary, lack of promotion, others and the threat to embark on strike if their problems were not attended to by the government, the organization leader led by the chairman of Nigeria Labour Congress in Osun, Mr. Jacob Adekomi, Wednesday led other unions’ leaders to the State Secretariat ...

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Buhari’s son stable in hospital following bike accident – Presidency

in hospital following bike accident – Presidency

Yusuf Buhari, the son of president Muhammadu Buhari had a bike accident last night around Gwarimpa in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. This was made known to newsmen in a statement signed by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Garba Shehu. He broke a limb and had an injury to the head as a ...

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Nigeria Will Stop Importing And Exporting Fuel By 2019 – Femi Adesina

Nigeria Will Stop Importing And Exporting Fuel By 2019 – Femi Adesina

Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, has said that the country will stop importation and exportation of petroleum products by 2019. He said that importation and exportation of fuel has a high effect on the lingering fuel crisis because the country does not produce the product locally and the refineries do not work, which ...

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Graphic photo: 23-year-old man arrested in Katsina State after he slashed his girlfriend’s throat for planning to marry another man

23-year-old man arrested in Katsina State after he slashed his girlfriend's throat for planning to marry another man

The Katsina State Police Command have arrested one Abubakar Sule, 23, over attempted murder of his girlfriend, Aisha Dikko. It was gathered that Sule had tricked Aisha, 21, into a bush at Tamawa village in the Kurfi Local Government Area of the state, allegedly slashed her throat with a knife and fled believing she was dead. Fortunately, a Good Samaritan ...

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US reduces aid to UN by $285 million after their NO vote to Jerusalem

US reduces aid to UN by $285 million after their NO vote to Jerusalem

The Trump administration says it has negotiated a significant cut in the United Nations budget to the United Nation. The U.S. Mission to the United Nations said on Sunday that the U.N.’s 2018-2019 budget would be slashed by over $285 million, which is 25% of what they give to the U.N. The mission said reductions would also be made to ...

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George Weah wins Liberia’s Presidential election

George Weah wins Liberia's Presidential election

George Weah has been declared winner of the presidential election in Liberia which took place yesterday December 26th. The retired footballer defeated his 73-year-old opponent, Vice President Joseph Boakai to become the 25th president of Liberia. The result of the election was announced today Wednesday, December 27th. An excited Weah took to his twitter handle to appreciate his family, friends ...

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Tottenham 5 Southampton 2: Records tumble for inspirational hat-trick hero Kane

Tottenham 5 Southampton 2: Records tumble for inspirational hat-trick hero Kane

Record-breaking Harry Kane stole the show with a second hat-trick in as many games as Tottenham smashed Southampton 5-2 at Wembley, the striker setting a new record of 39 Premier League goals in a calendar year in the process. The England star’s treble against Burnley on December 23 moved him level on 36 with Alan Shearer and he never looked ...

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Nigerian Army ambush Boko Haram bomb expert, recovers over 200 cows

Nigerian Army ambush Boko Haram bomb expert, recovers over 200 cows

Troops of 21 Brigade, Operation LAFIYA DOLE, in conjunction with elements of 121 Battalion, on Friday 22nd December 2017, laid an ambush for Boko Haram terrorists at one of their suspected crossing points near Firgi, Bama Local Government Area of Borno State. During the ambush, the troops neutralized one of the terrorists suspected to be an expert Improvised Explosives Device ...

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Broke ex-Arsenal star Emmanuel Eboue gets coaching job at Galatasaray, after losing all of his assets to estranged wife

Broke ex-Arsenal star Emmanuel Eboue gets coaching job at Galatasaray, after losing all of his assets to estranged wife

Turkish club, Galatasaray have offered Emmanuel Eboue a lifeline after the former Arsenal defender revealed he had contemplated suicide after a bitter divorce battle with his estranged Belgian wife Aurelie, stripped him of all of his assets. The sad story of Eboue’s financial woes shocked millions of football fans globally, after the club-less defender admitted to being broke few years ...

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Suspected ritualist arrested with corpse of a baby in Ogun State

Suspected ritualist arrested with corpse of a baby in Ogun State

A suspected ritualist in possession of the corpse of a baby, has been arrested by the Ogun State police command. According to Sunonline, the 42-year-old suspect, Ajiboye Emmanuel Olusola, according to a statement by the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi, was arrested at Saapade motor park on Friday, December 22, when he was about boarding a ...

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Fake JAMB official who duped 70 candidates sent to prison

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Emeka Anugwo, a 37 years old suspected fake JAMB official has been arrested and arraigned before a Lagos Magistrate Court for allegedly collecting the sum of N3,000 each from 70 prospective JAMB candidates to assist them to generate remita code, change their ages, courses and institutions without the consent of the examination body. A Police source said that the Divisional ...

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