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Properties razed in Anambra community after vigilante commander killed 27-year-old man six days to his wedding

Properties razed in Anambra community after vigilante commander killed 27-year-old man six days to his wedding

Properties worth millions of Naira were razed on Monday, over the alleged murder of a 27-year-old man by the Commander of the Vigilantte group in Ogbunike, Oyi local government Area of Anambra state. It was gathered that the deceased Ndubisi Oye was preparing for his wedding set for Sunday, October 22, when he was shot and killed by the Commander ...

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Four people arrested in connection with the kidnap of British missionaries in Delta State

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Four people have been arrested in connection with the kidnapping of four British people in Delta State. The four Britons who were kidnapped last Friday were Christian missionaries providing free medical services in the rural town of Enekorogha. According to reports the four suspects were apprehended by villagers at different points over the last six days, before handing them over ...

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‘We have proven we can contain Boko Haram’ – President Buhari

'We have proven we can contain Boko Haram' – President Buhari

President Buhari said his administration has demonstrated the ability to contain the activities of Boko Haram terrorists in Nigeria, especially in the North East. Speaking at a joint press conference with the Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, President Buhari said the relative peace and improved security situation in the Northeast, is a testimony to the efforts of his administration in ...

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Lauretta Onochie throws shade at GEJ as President Buhari grants approval for pension payment for ex-Biafran soldiers

Lauretta Onochie throws shade at GEJ as President Buhari grants approval for pension payment for ex-Biafran soldiers

Yesterday President Buhari granted approval for the payment of pensions of all the pardoned former Biafran soldiers. While reacting to the news, Lauretta Onochie who is President Buhari’s personal assistant on social media, threw shade as former president Goodluck Jonathan. See her tweet below:  

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Lagos presents Hajj certificates to pilgrims, as sales of 2018 form begins

Lagos presents Hajj certificates to pilgrims, as sales of 2018 form begins

The Lagos State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board has concluded arrangements to present Certificates of Participation to 2017 Hall pilgrims. The presentation begins today at the Old Secretariat Central Mosque, GRA, Ikeja. The Executive Secretary of the Lagos State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board, Mr. Muftau Okoya made this known to newsmen during a briefing on the 2017 hajj exercise in his ...

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Islamic group empowers 163 indigents, communities with over N15m

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No fewer than 163 indigenes of Osun State benefited from this year’s disbursement of fifteen million, seven hundred and forty-five thousand naira (N15, 745, 000) at the 8th Zakat Distribution Ceremony (ZDC) and Project Commissioning in Ede town. The programme benefited indigent persons, elderly people, organisations, hospitals and community projects such as drilling of four bore holes. ZSF is a ...

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NEMA staff begin indefinite strike, close all zonal offices

NEMA staff begin indefinite strike, close all zonal offices

Staff of the National Emergency Management Authority NEMA, today began an indefinite strike. According to a statement released by the workers union, the directive to proceed on strike was issued by the Trade Union Congress (TUC) and the Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria (ASCSN) today October 19th. According to the unions, the decision followed the expiration of the ...

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Man jailed 2 years over theft of batteries

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Magistrate N. A. Layeni of a Lagos Magistrate’s Court, sitting in Igbosere, yesterday, sentenced a 35-year-old unemployed man, Gabriel Peter, to two years imprisonment for stealing batteries worth N70,000. The defendant, whose address was not given, was first arraigned on October 4, on a three-count charge of burglary and theft. He had, however, pleaded guilty to all the counts and ...

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Photos: Young lady cuts off 23 years old neighbour’s tongue in LLagos

Young lady cuts off 23 years old neighbour's tongue in lagos

A week before 23-year-old Babangida was to travel to Zaria, where he was seeking admission at the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), a girl simply identified as Abiodun cut off his tongue. Narrating her son’s ordeal, Babangida’s mother, Hajiya Hassana Ali, said the suspect who is a relative of their neighbour’s wife, used to send Babangida on errands. They started going ...

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Photos: President Buhari meets 12 year old girl that donated her lunch money for his campaign in 2015

President Buhari meets 12 year old girl that donated her lunch money for his campaign in 2015

President Buhari today met with three of his young supporters. One of them is 12 years old Nicole Benson who donated her lunch money for his campaign in 2015. He also met 10-year-old Aisha who wrote him a letter asking to see him. President Buhari also granted audience to three years old, daughter of popular comedian White Nigerian, who did ...

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Man arrested, his brother, two others on the run over gang rape of 14-year-old girl in Anambra State

Man arrested, his brother, two others on the run over gang rape of 14-year-old girl in Anambra State

An electrician identified as Ifesi Nwabude has been arrested while his three accomplices are on the run for gang raping a 14 year-old-girl in Awka, Anambra State capital. It was gathered that Ifesi Nwabude, his brother, Chiedu and their friends Emmanuel and Chibuzo raped the girl on October 1st. According to reports, the suspect was arrested, yesterday, at Sky Prince ...

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Don’t Treat NNPC Scandal With Levity, NUPENG Tells Buhari

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The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) has called on President Muhamadu Buhari to wade into the allegations of corruption and insubordination raised against NNPC GMD, Maikanti Baru by the Minister of State for Petroleum, Ibeh Kachikwu and not treat the issue with levity. The group in a statement on Tuesday said the whole world is watching ...

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Photos: Corps member drowns while swimming in a river in Delta State

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Peace Uche, a Corps member serving in Delta State drowned while swimming in a river. The deceased fondly called Jocky, graduated from Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike (MOUAU), Umuahia, Abia State. He was laid to rest in his hometown last Saturday.

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Supreme Court adjourns ex-NSA, Sambo Dasuki’s appeal to January 25, 2018

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The Supreme Court has adjourned the hearing of former National Security Adviser, Colonel Sambo Dasuki’s appeal to January 25th 2018. Dasuki is asking the Supreme Court to compel the Federal Government to obey the bail orders granted to him by the Federal High Court Abuja and obey ECOWAS CCJ Judgement that ordered his immediate release on bail. Dasuki is standing ...

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NNPC Scandal: I Approved Two Joint Venture Financing, Says Osinbajo

NNPC Scandal: I Approved Two Joint Venture Financing, Says Osinbajo

The Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo says he granted authorisation to two ventures from the NNPC while President Muhammadu Buhari was away on medical leave. Professor Osinbajo said on Thursday, that the approvals were specifically for financing joint ventures through loans and not contracts. His reaction comes in the wake of the scandal rocking the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) ...

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Businessman docked for allegedly fondling lady’s breast

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A businessman, Shehu Mohammadu, was on Thursday docked at a Jos Upper Area Court in Plateau for allegedly fondling a lady’s breast in public. Mohammadu, 44, was arraigned for committing acts of gross indecency publicly. The Prosecutor, Insp. Ibrahim Ashir, told court that the accused publicly touched the breasts and buttocks of the 24-year-old lady without her consent. Ashir told ...

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Man, 47, faces trial for allegedly beating up step-mother

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A 47-year-old driver, Yusuf Oloyede, who allegedly assaulted his step-mother, was on Thursday brought before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court in Lagos. The accused was arraigned before Magistrate O.I. Raji on charges of breach of peace and assault. Oloyede, who lives at Oke-Odo area of Agege, Lagos, however, pleaded not guilty and was admitted to a bail of N50,000 with two ...

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Suspected gunmen kill UNIBEN Professor in Edo

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Barely 48 hours after a popular Benin musician, Osayamore Joseph was abducted by suspected kidnappers, a senior lecturer at the University of Benin (UNIBEN), Prof Paul Otasowie was shot dead Wednesday night by suspected assailants. The Professor at the faculty of Engineering UNIBEN was shot after he drove into his house located off Siluko road Benin City. It was learnt ...

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We’re determined to stop illegal mining, says NSCDC chief

We’re determined to stop illegal mining, says NSCDC chief

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) says it is determined to put a stop to illegal mining in the country in spite of the myriad of challenges. The Commander General of the corps, Abdullahi Gana, said this in an interview with newsmen in Abuja on Thursday. Gana said the activities of illegal miners was jeopardising the country’s economic ...

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52, 311 Borno children orphaned by Boko Haram insurgency – Gov. Shettima

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Gov. Kashim Shettima of Borno said on Thursday that 52, 311 children in the state were orphaned by Boko Haram insurgency in the Northeast. Shettima disclosed this in Maiduguri during the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the state government, Fadama III and the World Bank (WB). He also disclosed that some 54, 911 women were widowed by ...

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