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INEC sets up panel to probe underage voting in Kano

INEC sets up panel to probe underage voting in Kano

The Independent National Electoral Commissioner, INEC, has set up a committee to probe the underage voting in Kano state. Recall that last week, the local government election in Kano witnessed so many underaged voters. The electoral officials alleged that they could do nothing about it because the residents of the area had threatened to attack them if the underaged persons ...

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Arrested Boko Haram commander says Abubakar Shekau is currently in Cameroon

Arrested Boko Haram commander says Abubakar Shekau is currently in Cameroon

One of the Boko Haram commanders, Abdullahi Bello, who was arrested by the Nigerian Army on February 14th, says the wanted factional leader of the sect, Abubakar Shekau, has escaped to Kolofata in neighbouring Cameroun. Bello was one of the sect’s commanders forced out of Sambisa Forest by the clear out offensive of military troops involved in Operation Deep Punch ...

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Uduaghan calls for collective effort to develop Asaba, Delta state

Uduaghan calls for collective effort to develop Asaba, Delta state

Former Delta State Governor, Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan has called on Deltans to join hands with government to make Asaba a befitting state capital. The former Governor stated this while commissioning Downtown Lounge and Restaurant in Asaba. He noted that Asaba was known for several industries and businesses established by Asaba indigenes and called on the younger generation of Asaba to ...

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Alleged illegal appointments in NNPC: Court hears suit against Buhari, Baru March 28

Alleged illegal appointments in NNPC: Court hears suit against Buhari, Baru March 28

The Abuja Division of the Federal High Court, on Tuesday, fixed March 28 to begin hearing on a suit accusing President Muhammadu Buhari of approving illegal appointments in the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC. The suit which was lodged before the court by a constitutional lawyer, Mr. Johnmary Jideobi, has been assigned to Justice Ahmed Mohammed, for hearing. Aside President ...

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Missing N36m: Senator Sani storms JAMB office with anti-snake venom, charmers

Missing N36m: Senator Sani storms JAMB office with anti-snake venom, charmers

There was a little drama at the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB, office on Tuesday as the senator representing Kaduna Central, Shehu Sani, stormed the board’s office with anti-snake venom and snake charmers to recover a missing N36m allegedly stolen from the board’s vault by a mysterious snake. This is following the recent startling report of a missing N36 ...

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50% Nigerian children engage in child labour – NBS

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The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) 2017 Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) says about 50.8 per cent of Nigerian children, ages between five and 17, are involved in child labour. The NBS conducted the survey in conjunction with other partners, including the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) and the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF). Child labour entails work ...

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Herdsmen sack Akure local government council, the seat of power in Ondo

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Akure South local government council, the seat of power in Ondo state was sacked by over 30 herdsmen who invaded it. Workers of the council fled as the rapacious herdsmen inflicted machete cuts on the shoulder of the councils Agriculture Officer Simon Johnson. No fewer than three about to be wedded couple fled to different directions as the herdsmen distrusted ...

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CCT Chairman should have recused himself from Saraki’s trial — Group

CCT Chairman should have recused himself from Saraki’s trial — Group

A group, Kwara Leadership Alliance, GKLA, says Senate President Bukola Saraki has been vindicated on his claim that the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) Chairman, Mr Danladi Umar, was not qualified to hear his case on account of the criminal charges filed against him (Umar) by the Economic and financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. The group, in a statement, noted that ...

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Killer herdsmen dividing Nigeria — Bishop Udeh

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General Overseer of Mount Zion Faith Global Liberation Ministries lnc. (a.k.a By-Fire-By-Fire), Nnewi, Anambra State, Bishop Abraham Chris Udeh, has condemned the wanton killings of farmers by herdsmen in various parts of the country. He lamented that the killings were gradually leading to a systematic division of the nation. In his new year message, Udeh noted that the killings could ...

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NAPTIP seals baby factory in Abuja

NAPTIP seals baby factory in Abuja

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) said it had sealed an illegal maternity and baby factory in Nyanya, Abuja. This is contained in a statement signed by the NAPTIP spokesman, Mr Josiah Emerole, and made available to newsmen in Abuja on Sunday. Emerole said that the acclaimed Chief Medical Director of the baby factory was ...

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LASU VC warns 4,343 new students against social vices

LASU VC warns 4,343 new students against social vices

The Vice Chancellor, Lagos State University, LASU, Prof. Lanre Fagbohun, has advised fresh students to shun all forms of social vices or risk expulsion. Fagbohun spoke at the matriculation ceremony for the 2017/2018 academic session. Giving a breakdown of the admission process at the occasion, he said that of the 40,000 candidates who made LASU as their first choice and ...

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SERAP urges Ambode to reverse ‘unfair Lekki toll charges’

SERAP urges Ambode to reverse ‘unfair Lekki toll charges’

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has urged Governor Akinwunmi Ambode “to take steps to immediately reverse the unfair and discriminatory toll charges at the Lekki-Epe Expressway and Lekki-Ikoyi Link Bridge toll gates by the Lekki Concession Company, if the Lagos State government is not to run the risk of undermining the public interests, democratic values and accountability, and opportunities ...

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Herdsmen to now carry ID cards in Delta

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Herdsmen grazing their herds within and around Ughelli South local government area of Delta State, would henceforth from today, bear Identity Cards after having their biometrics taken for them to embark on their trade in the area. The ID card which would be valid within Ughelli South council area alone would be implemented by a 16-man taskforce committee with membership ...

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Fresh trouble for Dino Melaye

Fresh trouble for Dino Melaye

Senator Dino Melaye may have succeeded in putting in abeyance the move to recall him from the senate, his mouth has put him in another problem. Various media reports said the federal government has filed a two-count charge against him for allegedly giving false information to the police in relation to a claim he made April 17 of an attempt ...

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Breaking: Buratai deploys troops to Benue, Taraba, 4 other states

Buratai deploys troops to Benue, Taraba, 4 other states

At last, the Chief of Army Staff, Lt General Tukur Buratai has ordered immediate deployment of Army troops to Benue, Taraba, Nasarawa, Kogi, Niger and Kaduna states to contend insecurity in the six states. The deployment came following ceaseless clashes between farmers and herdsmen which have resulted to several deaths and destruction of property worth several billions of naira. The ...

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President Buhari ignores Health Minister, reinstates suspended NHIS boss under investigation of alleged N919m fraud

President Buhari ignores Health Minister, reinstates suspended NHIS boss under investigation of alleged N919m fraud

President Buhari has reinstated the suspended Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme, Usman Yusuf. Mr. Yusuf was suspended by the Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, in June 2017, following allegations of gross misconduct and corruption to the tune of N919m. A panel of inquiry set up by the Minister found the suspended NHIS boss guilty of nepotism, theft ...

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Governor Ortom replies Police PRO, says ”Your IGP is the drowning man”

Governor Ortom replies Police PRO, says ''Your IGP is the drowning man''

Governor Samuel Ortom , has fired back at the police public relations officer, Jimoh Moshood, who yesterday referred to him as drowning man in an interview with Channels TV . The police spokesperson said this while reacting to calls by the state governor for the IG of Police, Idris Ibrahim, to resign from office following the series of attacks by herdsmen ...

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Breaking: IBB’s spokesperson, Kassim Afegbua, slams N1bn lawsuit against IGP, Channels TV, NTA, others

IBB’s spokesperson, Kassim Afegbua, slams N1bn lawsuit against IGP, Channels TV, NTA, others

The Spokesman of former Military President, Ibrahim Babangida , Kassim Afegbua , has filed a N1 billion lawsuit against the Inspector General of Police, IGP, Ibrahim Idris, for declaring him wanted over the controversial statement he released on the order of his boss, Babangida, on Sunday February 4th. Other defendants listed in the case are: The Nigeria Police Force, the ...

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Photos: EFCC arrests 15 ”Yahoo boys” …recovers Coffins, Calabash

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Lagos Zonal office, has arrested 15 suspected Internet fraudsters for offences bordering on obtaining by false pretence, lottery scam and love scam. The suspects are: Adeyemi Tiwatope, 20; Odeyemi Olawale, 20; Nike Afolabi Olaiya, 20; Awe Abimbola Ireti, 23; Yusuf Aliu Oluwafemi, 20; Osidipe Olatunbosun, 24; Tosin Adesanya, 19 and Adeyinka Bello, 17. ...

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NDLEA arrests man transporting guns to Benue State

NDLEA arrests man transporting guns to Benue State

   A man has been arrested by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in Jigawa State, while transporting firearms to Benue state. The suspect, identified as Salisu Mahmuda, was arrested on Sunday 4, February, 2018 with 2 locally made revolver pistol, one cut to size revolver rifle, with five-rounds of live ammunition. Mahmouda revealed that he is an indigene ...

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