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Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike places N200m bounty on suspects that killed 20 persons returning from cross over service in the state

Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike places N200m bounty on suspects that killed 20 persons returning from cross over service in the state

Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike, has placed a N200 million bounty on the suspected gunmen that killed over 20 persons returning from the Cross Over Service in Ogba, Egbema, Ndoni Local Government Area of the state yesterday January 1st. The gunmen, armed with sophisticated weapons, went from house-to-house, shooting people in the area. Most of those killed had just returned ...

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Lagos State Police arrest Badoo cult leader and chief herbalist

Lagos State Police arrest Badoo cult leader and chief herbalist

Today, the Lagos State Police Command made a major breakthrough in the fight against the menace of Badoo cult with the arrest of the group’s herbalist, Fatai Adebayo alias Alese . Adebayo, 34, who specializes in administering oath on members of the group before they launch any attack, was arrested at his shrine located in Imosan Village, a suburb of ...

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Photos: President Buhari’s media aide, Femi Adesina bags chieftaincy title In Enugu State

President Buhari's media aide, Femi Adesina bags chieftaincy title In Enugu State

Today, Femi Adesina the special adviser to President Buhari on media and publicity bagged a chieftaincy title in Enugu State. He was honoured with the `NWANNE DI NA MBA’’ title of Nmaku Kingdom, Enugu State. The title was presented to him by HRH Igwe Cyprain Nevobasi and Igwe Omelueyi 1 of Agunnese, Ezeani 111 of Nmaku Kingdom.

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President Buhari condemns New Year killings in Rivers and Kaduna states

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President Buhari has expressed shock and outrage at reports of killings of innocent persons in Omoku, Rivers State and the traditional ruler, the Etum Numana, Dr Gambo Makama, and his wife in Sango Local Government Area of Kaduna State in the New Year. The President, who described the incidents as “reprehensible and unacceptable,” directed law enforcement agencies in both states ...

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Buhari commended on modular refineries, board appointment

President Buhari says people responsible for the fuel scarcity during this festive period will not go unpunished

The Managing Director of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Mr. Nsima Ekere, has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for enabling the near take-off of the 10 modular refineries to be located in five of the nine states of the Niger Delta. In a new year thank you message to the President, Ekere said it was historic that privately owned refineries were ...

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Buhari asks security operatives to fish out killers of monarch, wife, others

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President Buhari expressed shock and outrage at reports of the dastardly act, describing the incidents as “reprehensible and unacceptable.” In a statement by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, Buhari directed law enforcement agencies in both states to intensify their current efforts in order to speedily bring the perpetrators to face the ...

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Innoson slammed N200bn suit against EFCC, others

Innoson slammed N200bn suit against EFCC, others

Chief Innocent Chukwuma, has filed a N200 billion suit against the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, before an Enugu State High Court, sitting in Enugu, for malicious falsehood, defamation and unlawful imprisonment. The suit by Prof Joseph Mbadugha of McCarthy Mbadugha& Co, counsel to Innocent Chukwuma is coming against the backdrop of his recent unlawful arrest and subsequent release ...

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Photo: Suspected ‘fake’ King arrested in Lagos

Suspected ‘fake’ King arrested in Lagos

One Olugbenga Jeremiah Oduwole who claims to be a Yoruba traditional ruler with the title of Oriade Of Iranmiyi Kingdom, Adeyenmi II, with his purported palace situated at No 1, Palace Way, Iranmiyi Kingdom, Ogun State, has been arrested in Lagos. According to reports, his arrest came after the Oba of Kweme Kingdom in Badagry, Aholu Olalekan Sejiro James, got ...

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Full Speech: President Buhari says people responsible for the fuel scarcity during this festive period will not go unpunished

President Buhari says people responsible for the fuel scarcity during this festive period will not go unpunished

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari gave his 2018 New Year’s National broadcast this morning. In the speech, the President had very strong words for those who may have been behind the recent fuel scarcity that the nation experienced saying, ‘I am determined to get to the root of this collective blackmail of all Nigerians and ensure that whichever groups are behind ...

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Photos: Beautiful 300L student of Sokoto State University and her baby sister killed in accident on their way to Kebbi State

Beautiful 300L student of Sokoto State University and her baby sister killed in accident on their way to Kebbi State

A 300 Level Political Science student of Sokoto State University, Surayya Aliyu Kyari died in a car accident on Saturday, December 30th. According to her brother Abdul, Surayya died alongside their baby sister Iman, while travelling to Kebbi State. Late Surayya updated her Instagram account with new photos shortly before embarking on the ill-fated journey. Commenting on her Instagram page, ...

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SERAP to Buhari: Withdraw board appointments

SERAP to Buhari: Withdraw board appointments

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to “withdraw without further delay the list of appointments to the boards of agencies and parastatals in order to remove a clear and recognizable danger to the integrity of these bodies, and allow the civil service systems to carry out the appointments, in strict conformity with established rules and ...

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President Buhari actually appointed not one but three dead persons into boards and agencies

President Buhari actually appointed not one but three dead persons into boards and agencies

Nigerians aren’t finding it funny that President Buhari is appointing dead people. In his largest set of appointments since assuming office President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday appointed 209 board chairmen and 1,258 board members. Among the list of 209 Chairmen was Senator Francis Okpozo who according to the list, will be the Chairman of the Nigerian Press Council. We already know ...

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2 rescued, others feared dead as 18-seater bus is pushed by trailer into river in Agbor-Benin expressway

2 rescued, others feared dead as 18-seater bus is pushed by trailer into river in Agbor-Benin expressway

A GUO 18-seater bus was thrown into a river along the Agbor-Benin expressway on Friday. Two passengers were rescued by locals while the remaining 16 are feared dead. According to witness reports, the bus was hit from behind in Abudu and thrown into the river by a trailer. One source says he is neighbours with one of the female victims ...

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FG still subsiding petroleum products, Baru

FG still subsiding petroleum products, Baru

Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Dr Maikanti Baru yesterday said that the landing cost of petroleum products that should be sold in the pump without under-recovery should be N171.40, but that President Muhammadu Buhari has directed that the corporation should maintain all the parameters to ensure that it is sold at N145 per liter. Dr ...

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Our 17 achievements from 2017 – Presidency

Our 17 achievements from 2017 – Presidency

As the year 2017 remains two days to go, the federal government on Friday listed its achievements called ’17 Highlights from 2017’ newsmen report. Among the achievements include, Nigeria exists from worst recession, naira stabilising against dollar, bumper harvest especially in rice, payment of pension among others. However, the report was made known to newsmen through Femi Adesina, Special Adviser ...

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Court remands Mother in prison for allegedly pouring hot water on son

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An Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ court on Friday remanded Mary Eze, in Ikoyi prison for allegedly pouring hot water on her seven-year-old son for misplacing N200 which led to his death. The accused,40, a petty trader appeared before Chief Magistrate, Mrs Oluyemisi Adelaja, on a charge for murder, but her plea was not taken by the court. The Investigating Police ...

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4 inmates killed, 36 others escape in a jailbreak at Ikot Ekpene prison, Akwa Ibom state

4 inmates killed, 36 others escape in a jailbreak at Ikot Ekpene prison, Akwa Ibom state

Four prison inmates have been confimed dead while 36 others escaped in a jailbreak that took place at the Ikot Ekpene Prison in Akwa-Ibom state today December 27th. According to a statement by the Akwa Ibom state prison command, ASP Ogbajie J. Ogbajie, some prison inmates attacked other inmates that were serving in the prison’s kitchen. They seized an axe ...

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US agrees to sell fighter planes to Nigeria at $593 Million

US agrees to sell fighter planes to Nigeria at $593 Million

The United States has officially agreed to sell 12 Super Tucano A-29 planes and weapons to Nigeria after confirming the resurrection of a deal frozen by the Obama administration over rights concerns. Back then, former U.S. President Barack Obama delayed the sale in one of his last decisions in office after the Nigerian Air Force bombed a refugee camp in ...

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Two children go missing during Jumat service in Lagos

Two children go missing during Jumat service in Lagos

Parents of three-year-old Muhaisin Awaz and Abdallah Abdulazeez, 6, are in dispair after the two children reportedly disappeared during a Jumat service at Oniyanrin, in the Mile 12, Ketu area of Lagos State. In a report by PUNCH Metro, the families of the two children are friends and Abdulazeez’s mother had visited Muhaisin’s parents on that Friday to inform them ...

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Graphic photos: Lecturer dies on Christmas day as truck carrying a gate slashes his throat

Lecturer dies on Christmas day as truck carrying a gate slashes his throat

A lecturer of Abia State Polytechnic was killed on Christmas day when a truck carrying an iron gate slashed his neck with the gate as he stood by the road. Mr Dan Onukogu had reportedly left his car at home and taken a tricycle (keke napep) due to the fuel scarcity. However, on gettingto his destination, just as he alighted ...

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