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President Buhari responsible for Maina’s return – PDP

President Buhari responsible for Maina’s return – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has taken swipe at the Senior Special Adviser, Malam Garba Shehu who on Wednesday blamed “PDP loyalists,” for the controversial reinstatement of Abdulrasheed Maina, former Chairman, Presidential Task Team on Pension Reforms into the civil service. In a statement by the National Publicity Secretary, Prince Dayo Adeyeye, the party called for a psychiatric evaluation for ...

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Obaseki receives new Police Commissioner, assures of new security architecture

Obaseki receives new Police Commissioner, assures of new security architecture

The Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, on Tuesday received the new Commissioner of Police of the state command, Johnson Babatunde Kokumo, at the Government House in Benin City, with an assurance that he would work with the new police boss to enforce a new security architecture in the state. Obaseki further pledged his administration’s support for the new ...

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Restructuring must address cost of governance – Sanusi

Restructuring must address cost of governance – Sanusi

The Emir of Kano, Mallam Sanusi Lamido, yesterday, lent his voice to the growing calls for restructuring of the country, saying Nigeria should be restructured to reduce cost of governance. Speaking in Lagos, in a keynote address, entitled: “Prosperity and Peace’’ at the centenary event of Union Bank, tagged: “The next 100: A call to action (2017-2117)”, Sanusi said: “We ...

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$5.5bn foreign loan: FG to settle debts with $3bn — Adeosun

$5.5bn foreign loan: FG to settle debts with $3bn — Adeosun

Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, said, yesterday, that the Federal Government would apply US$3 billion in refinancing the legacy debts of the immediate past government. According to her, the outlay is part of the US$5.5 billion foreign loan being sourced from the International Financial Markets. The minister, who appeared on Arise TV’s news programme, said the proposed $5.5 billion ...

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Man rapes his 16-year-old daughter

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A 52-year-old man, Paul Akpederi, who pleaded guilty to raping his 16-year-old daughter, was, yesterday, arraigned before a Lagos Magistrate’s Court sitting in Ikeja. Paul was docked on a one-count charge of unlawful defilement before Magistrate B. O. Osunsanmi. The prosecutor, Inspector Simon Imhonwa, told the court that the defendant has been committing the offence since 2012 in Ikorodu, area ...

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Our achievements are real, not propaganda, lies — Buhari

Our achievements are real, not propaganda, lies — Buhari

                                                                                    President Muhammadu Buhari said his administration has recorded concrete achievements, which were there for all to see. He ...

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Why Court ordered Police to pay Evans’ brother-in-law N2m

Why Court ordered Police to pay Evans’ brother-in-law N2m

                                                                                                  A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, yesterday, ordered the Nigerian ...

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FG trying in vain to pin Kanu’s absence on Abaribe – IPOB

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                                                                                    The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has described the Federal Government’s denial of knowing the whereabouts of its ...

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I will dedicate my life to feeding the world, Adesina vows

I will dedicate my life to feeding the world, Adesina vows

Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, the President of the African Development Bank, in the early hours of yesterday in Des Moines, the capital city of Iowa, United States of America, became the sixth African to be awarded the World Food Prize in a ceremony witnessed by two former African Presidents. Elated Adesina said he will used the award prize money of $250,000 ...

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Troops kill 3 Boko Haram insurgents, recover arms in Borno

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The Nigerian Army on Saturday said its troops had killed three Boko Haram insurgents at Missini village of Dikwa Local Government Area of Borno. Brig. Gen. Sani Kukasheka Usman, the Director Army Public Relations, said in a statement issued in Maiduguri. Usman said that the insurgents on Friday laid ambush for a military patrol team at Missini village along Dikwa-Ngala ...

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Sokoto State Chief Judge pardons 43 Inmates awaiting trial

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During the week, Chief Judge of Sokoto State, Justice Bello Abbas, granted pardon to 43 inmates awaiting trial in the state Central Prison. He pardoned the inmates when he visited the prison to look at the condition of inmates who had spent several years while awaiting trial. The chief judge said that the gesture was aimed at decongesting the prison ...

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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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