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Breaking: Ambulance brings Metuh to court on stretcher

Ambulance brings Metuh to court on stretcher

The Former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Chief Olisa Metuh, on Monday, arrived the Federal High Court in an ambulance and on a stretcher. Recall that Metuh’s lawyer, Emeka Etiaba, had told the court during last month’s court appearance that Metuh was on admission at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital and could not appear in ...

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Federal High court jails Labourer, 23, for trafficking 350g of Cannabis

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A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos on Monday, sentenced a 23-years-old Labourer, Musa Danjuma, to one year imprisonment, for trafficking in 350g of Cannabis Sativa, also known as ‘Hemp’. The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), on Jan. 29, arraigned the convict on a one count charge of trafficking Hemp. Danjuma pleaded guilty to the charge. The prosecution said ...

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I demand nothing but the best, Gov. Ambode tells new cabinet members

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Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State on Monday swore in new members of his cabinet, demanding from them ‘nothing but the best’. “Given the cosmopolitan nature of our state and the peculiar challenges of a mega city, we cannot afford to rely on the status quo approach to providing solution to new and emerging issues. “As you settle down to ...

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BREAKING : Buhari renames Federal University Ebonyi, Alex Ekwueme University

Buhari renames Federal University Ebonyi, Alex Ekwueme University

President Muhammadu Buhari has renamed Federal University, Ndufu-Ikwo, Ebonyi State to Alex Ekwueme Federal University, Ebonyi State. Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbanjo, announced this during the burial service of the former late, Dr Alex Ekwueme at St John, The Divine Church, Oko, Orumba North Local Government Area of Anambra State. He said this was in honour of Ekwueme’s contributions to ...

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Court of Arbitration for Sport lifts ban on 28 Russian athletes

Court of Arbitration for Sport lifts ban on 28 Russian athletes

Twenty eight Russian athletes could still take part in this month’s Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, after the Court of Arbitration for Sport today lifted life bans imposed on them for alleged doping at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. Sport’s top court ruled there was “insufficient” evidence that the 28 athletes out of the 43 that sought the court’s ...

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Police officer shoots senior colleague dead over girlfriend in Adamawa

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A police corporal in Adamawa state, Bala Adamu,has killed his colleague, Sergeant Emmanuel Timothy , after a row at a drinking spot in the Madagali area of the state. DailyTrust reports that the deceased bought a local gin from a lady said to be Adamu’s girlfriend. Adamu was said to have been jealous that the unnamed lady was having a ...

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Osinbajo, Governors hold meeting over Herdsmen/Farmers clashes

Osinbajo, Governors hold meeting over Herdsmen/Farmers clashes

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo yesterday presided over a meeting of the National Economic Council Working Group on the Herdsmen/Farmers conflicts in parts of the country. The meeting took place at the Presidential Villa, Abuja with a number of State Governors in attendance.

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Police rescue 16 Nigerian women trafficked through Libya and forced into prostitution in Spain, they were threatened with Voodoo

Police rescue 16 Nigerian women trafficked through Libya and forced into prostitution in Spain

The Spanish National Police, supported by Europol, have rescued 16 Nigerian women that were forced into prostitution in Spain, and also arrested 11 members of a criminal network (behind the exploitation) that operated from Europe, mainly in Spain, Italy, Germany and Denmark. The women were recruited in the Benin, Nigeria under false promises of a better life in Europe and ...

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Native doctor, Tordue Gber who allegedly acts as a spiritual adviser to wanted armed criminal has been killed in Benue – Army

Native doctor, Tordue Gber who allegedly acts as a spiritual adviser to wanted armed criminal has been killed in Benue - Army

Notorious native doctor, Tordue Gber (Tiv Swem), who allegedly acts as a spiritual adviser to wanted armed criminal militias, has been killed. He was killed by the military in a operation at Tor-Dunga town in Katsina-Ala Local Government Area (LGA) of Benue State. The Director of Army Public Relations, Brig.-Gen. Sani Kukasheka Usman, confirmed in a statement issued on Wednesday. ...

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Angry Lagosians react after increment in Lekki toll gate fare causes ‘Incredible’ traffic jam

Angry Lagosians react after increment in Lekki toll gate fare causes 'Incredible' traffic jam

Angry Lagosians were not happy about the increase in toll gate fare which has caused traffic in the area. The entire Lekki/Victoria Island was locked down due to traffic that’s largely caused by the new Lekki toll gate fare that got increased. Many people were stuck in traffic for hours.

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President Buhari nominates Edward Lametek Adamu as Central Bank Deputy governor

President Buhari nominates Edward Lametek Adamu as Central Bank Deputy governor

     President Buhari has written to the Senate, requesting the confirmation of the appointment of Mr Edward Lametek Adamu as the new deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Adamu, from Gombe State is to replace Mr. Suleiman Barau who retired in December, 2017. This was disclosed in a series of tweets that reads, ”In accordance with ...

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Over 1,000 gold miners stuck underground in South Africa

Over 1,000 gold miners stuck underground in South Africa

Over 1,000 miners were stuck underground at Beatrix gold mine in South Africa after a storm knocked out power, but authorities say they were not in danger. Spokesman James Wellsted said the miners were safe and receiving food and water while power was being restored to the mine but there was not yet enough to bring the miners to the ...

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Arbitrary charges and illegal deductions to be a thing of the past as Senate summons CBN president and bank managing directors

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The Senate has summoned CBN governor, Godwin Emefiele, his officials, forensic auditors, Managing Directors of banks and Bankers Committee to shed light on the issue of arbitrary deductions from customer’s accounts. The legislative body also mandated the Committee on Banking, Insurance and other Financial Institutions, led by Senator Rafiu Adebayo Ibrahim to organise a public hearing for the purpose of ...

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Photos: Woman injured, her 3-year-old son, three others killed as 20ft container falls on motorcycle along Lagos-Ibadan Expressway

Woman injured, her 3-year-old son, three others killed as 20ft container falls on motorcycle along Lagos-Ibadan Expressway

A three-year-old boy and three others were killed when a truck carrying 20ft container was involved in an accident on Kara Bridge on the Lagos-Ibadan Express way at about 8.45 a.m on Wednesday. The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) General Manager, Adeshina Tiamiyu, said that the head of the containerized truck detached from it body while on motion inward ...

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Transfer deadline deals: Giroud to Chelsea, Batshuayi to Dortmund, Aubameyang to Arsenal and many more

Transfer deadline deals: Giroud to Chelsea, Batshuayi to Dortmund, Aubameyang to Arsenal

Chelsea have announced the signing of striker Olivier Giroud from Premier League rivals Arsenal for a reported £18million, ending the club’s long hunt for a new centre-forward. Antonio Conte’s desire to add another attacking option to his squad led to Chelsea being linked with a host of unlikely players, including Andy Carroll, Ashley Barnes and Peter Crouch, while an attempted ...

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Senate to investigate low JAMB remittance before 2016, set for WAEC, NECO

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The Senate has resolved to investigate the low remittance by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) and to also visit WAEC and NECO on the same. The resolution was a sequel to the adoption of a motion under matter of urgent public importance, moved by Sen. Dino Melaye. Moving the motion, Melaye said that JAMB before 2016 paid into ...

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Reps move to decongest prisons

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The House of Representatives has mandated its Committees on Interior, Human Rights, Federal Judiciary, FCT Judiciary and Police Affairs to conduct an investigative hearing on prison reforms. The house charged the committees to identify specific challenges, in terms of infrastructure, administration of criminal justice system and other factors that could facilitate the decongestion and reform of the prison system. The ...

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Senate President tasks police on crime control

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The Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, on Wednesday in Abuja, tasked the Nigerian Police Force on the need to do more in tackling crime in order to restore confidence in all Nigerians. Saraki made this remark when a delegation from the Police Service Commission visited him at the National Assembly Complex. The Senate president, who lauded the efforts of the ...

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Court orders final forfeiture of Lagos Director’s N28.5m, other properties to FG

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A Federal High Court in Lagos on Wednesday ordered the final forfeiture to the Federal Government the sum of N28.5 million and other property belonging to Jamiu Anifowose, a Director in the Public Works Department of Lagos State. Justice Mohammed Aikawa gave the order while ruling on an application filed by the Economic and Finance Crimes Commission (EFCC) brought against ...

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Reps to probe Police IG over Peace Corps

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Coalition of Civil Society Organizations for Justice and Equity (Coalition-JE), has written a petitioned to the House of Representatives against the IG of Police, Ibrahim Idris. The group petitioned the House over what it described as “total disregard of court judgments” by the Inspector-General of Police. Hon. Rita Orji, member representing Ajeromi/Ifelodun federal constituency of Lagos State, read the petition ...

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