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Police arrests former Jigawa state governor, Sule Lamido

Police arrests former Jigawa state governor, Sule Lamido

The Police in Kano state have arrested the former governor of Jigawa State, Sule Lamido. According to reports, Lamido, who was governor from 2007 to 2011, was arrested for allegedly inciting his supporters to stop the conduct of local government elections being organised by the current governor, Muhammad Badaru. Lamido was arrested yesterday morning at his home in Sharada and ...

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Lagos State Government to Dethrone Traditional rulers found aiding Kidnappers

Lagos State Government to Dethrone Traditional rulers found aiding Kidnappers

The Commissioner for Local Government and Community Affairs, Muslim Folami said during the ministerial briefing in commemoration of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode’s second year in office that the state will dethrone any traditional ruler found aiding kidnappers in the state “Intelligence reveals that some of these Baales, particularly from Ikorodu and Ishawo collaborate with the miscreants to kidnap innocent souls. Yesterday, I ...

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Disregard Statement Threatening to Invoke Ancestors on Oba of Lagos – Ooni of Ife

Disregard Statement Threatening to Invoke Ancestors on Oba of Lagos – Ooni of Ife

Ooni of Ife, His Imperial Majesty, Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi (Ojaja 11) on Friday disowned a remark credited to one Tunde Awoyemi who claimed to be the palace Director of tourism that the palace of Ooni would invoke the wrath of ancestors on Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Akiolu if he fails to tender apology for snubbing Arole of Oduduwa ...

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Lai Mohammed Did not Say Senegal Makes the Best Jollof Rice – Richard Quest

Lai Mohammed Did not Say Senegal Makes the Best Jollof Rice – Richard Quest

Minister for Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed was interviewed last night by CNN’s Richard Quest who is currently in Nigeria. Quest told Lai Mohammed that there is currently a debate on which country has the best Jollof rice and asked Mohammed which country he thinks has the best jollof rice. To the uttermost surprise of Nigerians, Lai Mohammed responded Senegal. ...

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Photos: Troops kill 15 Boko Haram terrorists in Borno, recover large weapons

Photos: Troops kill 15 Boko Haram terrorists in Borno, recover large weapons

Troops of 21 Brigade of the Division of the Nigerian Army killed 15 Boko Haram militants and captured large quantities of terrorists’ equipment in Borno State. A statement issued by Lieutenant Colonel Kingsley Samuel, Deputy Director Army Public Relations 7 Division says the Acting General Officer Commanding (GOC) 7 Division Nigerian Army, Brigadier General Victor Ezugwu has commended the troops ...

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EFCC has recovered N17bn through the Whistle-blower Policy – acting EFCC chairman, Ibrahim Magu says

EFCC has recovered N17bn through the Whistle-blower Policy - acting EFCC chairman, Ibrahim Magu says

Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, yesterday April 27th, disclosed that the introduction of the whistle-blower policy by the federal government has led to the recovery of about N17billion by the Commission.Magu gave this hint while presenting a paper titled “Before Corruption Kills Nigeria”, at the 62nd Award Night of the Nigeria Union of ...

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Herdsmen invade professor Wole Soyinka’s home for the second time

Herdsmen invade professor Wole Soyinka's home for the second time

Herdsmen have invaded the home of Nigerian writer, Prof. Wole Soyinka, and this will not be the first time such will happen. Last year, the Nobel laureate revealed that his home had been invaded by the herdsmen and hoped there will not be a repeat. Sadly, it’s happened again. The first time the herdsmen got into his home in Ogun ...

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Dog that foiled Boko Haram suicide bombing in Borno set to get a posthumous award

Dog that foiled Boko Haram suicide bombing in Borno set to get a posthumous award

The Nigerian Veterinary Medical Association NMVA, is set to bestow a posthumous award on the dog that foiled mass killing by a female suicide bomber in Borno state on April 2nd. The dog attacked a female suicide bomber as she made an attempt to enter a wedding ceremony in Belbelu community , Jere local government area of Borno state.Disclosing the ...

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Nnamdi Kanu fulfills bail conditions

Nnamdi Kanu fulfills bail conditions

The Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, today, fulfilled the bail conditions granted him by the Federal High Court, Abuja. Nnamdi Kanu had been ordered by Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court in Abuja to provide three sureties, consisting of a serving Senator, a Jewish religious leader and a traditional leader from the South-East. Each ...

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Former Education Minister Babalola Borishade dies in London

Former Education Minister Babalola Borishade dies in London

Former Minister of Education Babalola Borishade has died. He died today April 26th in a hospital in London after battling a lung and heart disease. He was 71.Borishade served as a Nigerian Minister from 1999 till 2011 in different capacities, including Minister of State, Power and Steel. May his soul rest in peace, amen.

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Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi says he’ll continue to accord respect to Oba Rilwan Akiolu

Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi says he'll continue to accord respect to Oba Rilwan Akiolu

The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, has said he will not stop being respectful to the Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Akiolu, regardless of what may have happened at a social function they both attended recently. According to him, he wasn’t bothered by Oba Akiolu’s action or inaction and still holds him in high esteem. Adding that he is committed to ensuring unity among ...

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Senate re-invites suspended SGF, Babachir Lawal for questioning

Senate re-invites suspended SGF, Babachir Lawal for questioning

The Senate ad-hoc committee on the mounting humanitarian crisis in the North East, has sent a letter to suspended Secretary General of the Federation SGF, Babachir Lawal, inviting him to appear before it today April 27th, for questioning over allegations of fraud leveled against him.The senate adhoc committee last December accused Babachir of using his office as the Chairman of ...

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Church elder arraigned in court for allegedly duping his pastor of N10m

Church elder arraigned in court for allegedly duping his pastor of N10m

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC on Wednesday April 26th arraigned an Onitsha based businessman Chris Onyebuchi Ijeoma alongside his company, Tellers International Limited before Justice I.B.Gafai of the Federal High Court, Awka, Anambra state on a two-count charge of obtaining money under false pretense and stealing the sum of N10million belonging to the head pastor and general overseer ...

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Akolade Arowolo who was sentenced to death for stabbing his wife to death begs Gov. Ambode for pardon

Akolade Arowolo who was sentenced to death for stabbing his wife to death begs Gov. Ambode for pardon

Akolade Arowolo, who stabbed his banker wife, Titilayo to death in June 2011, is begging for pardon and a second chance at life under the Lagos State Prerogative on Mercy conferred on Lagos State Governor, Ambode, on the guise that he has reformed.Akolade was sentenced to death for stabbing his wife 76 times, by an Ikeja high court in 2014.His ...

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Lagos Police rewards families of officers killed by militants with over N4m

Lagos Police rewards families of officers killed by militants with over N4m

The Lagos State Police Command on Tuesday, presented over N4m cash rewards and post-humous certificates of commendation to the families of the policemen recently killed by militants at Ikorodu.It will be recalled that four policemen and an army captain were ambushed by suspected militants on April 9, while responding to distress call that some people were being kidnapped at Isawo, Ikorodu. ...

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President Buhari is Working from home – Lai Mohammed

President Buhari is Working from home – Lai Mohammed

President Muhammadu Buhari will henceforth work from his official residence at the State House, the Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism, Lai Mohammed has said. According to TheCable, Mohammed made this known to journalists at the end of Wednesday’s Federal Executive Council meeting in which Buhari was absent. “We just concluded the federal executive council meeting, I’m sure you noticed that the president was ...

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NDLEA intercepts “police van” loaded with Indian hemp in Kano

NDLEA intercepts "police van" loaded with Indian hemp in Kano

Operatives of the Nigeria Drugs and Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have intercepted a suspected police van loaded with over 700 tonnes of India hemp worth millions of naira in Kano state yesterday April 26th.Commander of the NDLEA in Kano, Hamza Umar, who disclosed this to newsmen at a press briefing in the state yesterday, said the driver and one other ...

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Police arrest doctor who allegedly gave Senator Isiaka Adeleke injection overdose

Why we didn't give Senator Isiaka Adeleke a befitting state burial - Osun State Government

The Police in Osun state have reportedly arrested one Dr Alfred Aderibigbe, a medical assistant with a community health center in Ede, Osun State, for allegedly administering an injection overdose on Senator Isiaka Adeleke who died after suffering a heart attack on Sunday April 23rd.According to Sahara Reporters, late Senator Adeleke had been suffering from severe leg pain that required ...

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Northern Nigerian Policeman threatens to kill 200 people if Buhari dies

Northern Nigerian Policeman threatens to kill 200 people if Buhari dies

Inusa Saidu Biu, a police officer from Biu, an LGA in Borno state has threatened to kill at least 200 people if anything happens to President Buhari. According to the armed officer, Buhari was poisoned but still survived. Now they’re trying to force him to resign so that corruption will continue in the govt.Inusa threatened Nigerians in his post on ...

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Photos: 253 Nigerians voluntarily return from Libya

Photos: 253 Nigerians voluntarily return from Libya

No fewer than 253 Nigerians voluntarily returned from Libya to Nigeria yesterday Tuesday April 25 aboard a chartered Airbus A330-200 with registration mark 5A-LAT operated by Libya Airlines According to reports, they arrived at about 6:45 pm at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos. Officials of the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS), the National Agency for the Protection of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP),  National Emergency ...

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