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“Why I am building statues” Rochas Okorocha explains

'Why I am building statues" Rochas Okorocha explains

Shortly after unveiling the statue of the Liberian President, Imo state governor, Rochas Okorocha, was asked by a journalist while he is building statues and he replied “To immortalize people so our children yet unborn can read a piece of them. History is dying in Africa. We must keep history alive. In the next 100 years to come, most of ...

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Lawyer to Ikoyi billions whistle blower lifts the lid on his despicable treatment at the hands of EFCC

Lawyer to Ikoyi billions whistle blower lifts the lid on his despicable treatment at the hands of EFCC

According to an Exclusive Premium Times report, the whistle blower who led the authorities to the billions found in Ikoyi has been treated shabbily by the SSS, EFCC and the government. His lawyer, Yakubu Galadima claims his client has received death threats and was remanded in a psychiatric institution by the EFCC on the grounds that he is mentally unstable. ...

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Police intercept vehicle carrying one thousand, four hundred and twenty seven live ammunition in Benue State

Police intercept vehicle carrying one thousand, four hundred

The Benue State Police Command on Friday, said they intercepted a vehicle carrying One thousand, four hundred and twenty seven (1,427) 5.56mm live ammunition. The weapons were recovered from a Sharon bus by the Operation Zenda Crack Squad led by SP Justin Gberindyer at Ortese village along Makurdi -Lafia road on November 6, at about 9 pm. Occupants of the ...

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Photos: President Buhari receives Muslim leaders in the state house

President Buhari receives Muslim leaders in the state house

President Buhari met with some Muslim leaders in the state house Abuja today. The meeting was after he met with leaders of the Christian Association of Nigeria CAN. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo was in attendance.

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Lagos state police command arrest two brothers , several others that specialize in traffic robbery

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The Lagos state police command has arrested nine armed robbery suspects, including two brothers, that specialize in robbing residents of the state while in traffic. Four suspects including two brothers namely Ajayi Ahmed, Isaac Edoh, Edoh Dennis and Kelvin Robinson were caught robbing their victims at Abule Onigbogbo by Sheraton hotel. In the same vein, the police also arrested three ...

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Turns out Governor Okorocha also unveiled a road named after Liberian President, Ellen J. Sirleaf in Imo

Turns out Governor Okorocha also unveiled a road named after Liberian President, Ellen J. Sirleaf in Imo

Imo state governor, Rochas Okorocha, unveiled the statue built in honour of visiting Liberian president, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. Turns out a road was also named after her.

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2 military officers, bank managers remanded in prison

2 military officers, bank managers remanded in prison

A Federal Capital Territory High Court, Abuja, yesterday, sent two serving military officers and two female bank managers to Kuje Prisons over alleged connivance and stealing of N339 million meant for the payment of military pensions. They will, at least, spend the next four days in the prison. Justice D.Z. Senchi, who ordered the remand of the four suspects in ...

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How ex-FCT Minister’s son paid N1.1bn for Abuja properties, EFCC tells court

How ex-FCT Minister’s son paid N1.1bn for Abuja properties, EFCC tells court

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, yesterday, narrated before the Federal High Court in Abuja, how Shamsudeen, son of a former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Mr. Bala Mohammed, allegedly paid a cumulative sum of N1.1billion to acquire properties in different parts of Abuja. The anti-graft agency brought one of its lead detectives, Mr. Ishaya Dauda, to testify ...

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NASS probes death of 26 Nigerian women in Spanish warship

NASS probes death of 26 Nigerian women in Spanish warship

The two arms of the National Assembly, Senate and House of Representatives, have begun a holistic investigation into the discovery of dead bodies of 26 young Nigerian girls, ages 14 to 18, in a Spanish warship, Cantabria. The Senate, yesterday, mandated its Committees on Diaspora, Foreign Affairs and Special Duties to investigate the unfortunate incident that led to the death ...

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Buhari convenes first Armed Forces Council meeting in 3 yrs

Buhari convenes first Armed Forces Council meeting in 3 yrs

Three years after the last Armed Forces Council meeting in 2014, President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, presided over the first since he came on board as a civilian president. The meeting was symbolic as it took place in his main office at the Presidential, Villa, Abuja, which he abandoned since he returned from his medical vacation in London, United Kingdom, following ...

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Chief of Army Staff, Buratai sends special message of assurance, encouragement and commendation to Nigerian Army troops

Chief of Army Staff, Buratai sends special message of assurance, encouragement and commendation to Nigerian Army troops

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Nigerian Army, Lieutenant General Tukur Yusufu Buratai today despatched a special message of assurance, encouragement and commendation to troops of the Nigerian Army engaged in various operations both within and outside the country. This is contained in a letter sent to various formations and corps Commanders, as well as Commanders of the various training ...

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One of the 4 kidnapped British missionaries in Delta State has been killed while others have been released

One of the 4 kidnapped British missionaries in Delta State has been killed while others have been released

The London foreign office today confirmed that one British hostage kidnapped in Nigeria has been killed, while three others have returned home safely. The four, who were working with a Christian medical charity providing free health treatment in Delta state, were kidnapped on October 13, 2017 by unknown gunmen. According to the new report, Ian Squire was killed, while Alanna ...

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Gunmen kidnap Elizabeth Omotosho, mother of Labour Party’s National Chairman

Gunmen kidnap Elizabeth Omotosho, mother of Labour Party’s National Chairman

Four gunmen have abducted Madam Elizabeth Omotosho, the mother of the National Chairman of the Labour Party, Dr. Mike Omotosho. Mike, who confirmed the kidnap of the 71-year-old woman, said she was abducted at her family house, at No 23, Lobalade Street, Tanke, Ilorin, Kwara State, between 7pm and 8pm on Sunday 5th of November. He said the Police headquarters ...

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Ondo DPO, Aminu Mustapha, dies in car crash but his son survives with injuries

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The Ondo State Police Command has confirmed the death of the Acting Divisional Police Officer in charge of Yaba Police Division Ondo Town, Ondo State, Aminu Mustapha. Late Mustapha was said to have lost his life in a fatal motor accident on Ondo/Ore Expressway at Omifon area in the Odigbo Local Government Area of Ondo State on Sunday evening. According ...

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Nigeria loses N127bn to cyber crime – Senate President, Bukola Saraki

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Today, Senate President Bukola Saraki spoke at Nigeria’s first Legislative Stakeholders Conference on ICT and Cyber security in Abuja where he said Nigeria has lost about N127 billion to cybercrime. He said the loss reflects the hole created in the economy by cyber crime amounting to 0.08 per cent of the Gross Domestic product (GDP. “ It is indeed ironic ...

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Lagos begins enforcement against tax defaulters

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The Lagos State Government on Monday directed all its revenue agencies to ensure prompt payment of taxes and also commence enforcement of payment by all tax defaulters with immediate effect. Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Steve Ayorinde, in a statement, lamented that many residents were not fulfilling their civic obligation of paying their taxes and that the prevailing situation ...

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26 Nigerian women drown in the Mediterranean sea

26 Nigerian women drown in the Mediterranean sea

The bodies of 26 women believed to be Nigerian have been recovered from the Mediterranean sea off Italy. According to reports, the women were trying to reach Europe from Libya. It is unclear why so many women died, as there were men on board the ship as well and there are suspicions that they may have been sexually abused and ...

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‘I will continue to fight corruption war until my last breath’ – Acting EFCC boss, Magu

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Ibrahim Magu, the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, attended the 7th Session of the Conference of the States Parties to the United Nations Convention Against Corruption, UNCAC, taking place at the U.N. House, Vienna, Austria. Magu who had a chat with Gilean Dell, Coordinator UNCAC Coalition said, “I have conscience, in spite of the deliberate ...

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Over ‘800,000 companies in Nigeria have never paid taxes’ – Kemi Adeosun

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Nigeria’s Finance Minister, Kemi Adeosun has revealed that over 800,000 companies in the country, including government contractors, have never paid any taxes, In a statement from her office, she also said that only 14 million Nigerians, out of an economically active base of 70 million, paid taxes. Of the 14 million, more than 95% were salary earners in the formal ...

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Nigerian military to explore space technology in security – Olonisakin

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The Chief of Defence Staff, General Gabriel Olonisakin, said yesterday that the Nigerian Military would utilize space technology in security the country’s territorial interest. Olonisakin said the integration of space capabilities into the various military functions would give the Armed Forces of Nigeria and other security agencies an array of technological capabilities with multitude of effects to gain battle ground ...

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