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”The church has no business in marriage” media personality Sola Salako reacts to RCCG’s new law compelling intending couples to undergo gender examination

''The church has no business in marriage'' media personality Sola Salako reacts to RCCG's new law compelling intending couples to undergo gender examination

Media personality, Sola Salako Ajulo in a post shared on her Facebook page, says the church has no business in marriage and that their involvement over the years has messed up many marriages. Ajulo said this while reacting to the new law in RCCG where intending couples are to undergo genital examination as part of their pre-marital assessment. ”It is ...

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Former Minister of Water Resources, Mukhtar Shehu Shagari and 4 Other Docked for N500m fraud

Former Minister of Water Resources, Mukhtar Shehu Shagari and 4 Other Docked for N500m fraud

EFCC today May 22, arraigned a former Minister of Water Resources Mukhtar Shehu Shagari alongside four others before Justice Idrissa Kolo of the Federal High Court Sokoto on a five count charge of Conspiracy and Money Laundering to the tune of N500,000,000. Charged along with the former minister are Senator Abdullahi Mohammmed Wali, Ibrahim Gidado, Nasiru Dalhatu Bafarawa and Ibrahim ...

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VP Yemi Osinbajo attends funeral of catholic priests and parishioners killed by suspected herdsmen in Benue

VP Yemi Osinbajo attends funeral of catholic priests and parishioners killed by suspected herdsmen in Benue

     Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, yesterday led a Federal government delegation to the Funeral of the two catholic priests and 17 parishioners killed by suspected herdsmen during an early morning mass at the St. Ignatius Catholic Church at Ayar Mbalom last month. Conveying his condolence to the government and people of Benue state, the Vice President described the killings ...

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President Buhari hints at probing Obasanjo over claims of spending $16bn on power projects during his administration

President Buhari hints at probing Obasanjo over claims of spending $16bn on power projects during his administration

The cold war between President Buhari and former president Olusegun Obasanjo, took a different dimension today when President Buhari queried the spending of $16bn on power project during the administration of former President Olusegun Obasanjo. The president said this while receiving members of the Buhari Support Organization led by the Comptroller-General of the Nigerian Customs Service, Ahmed Ali, at the ...

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SARS operative arrested for extortion in Lagos; IGP orders immediate commencement of disciplinary action

SARS operative arrested for extortion in Lagos; IGP orders immediate commencement of disciplinary action

               A Police inspector attached to the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS) in Ikorodu, Lagos has been arrested for extorting N5,000 from a lady. A statement issued on Friday, the Assistant Commissioner of Police, Public Complaint Rapid Response Unit, Abayomi Sogunle, said the suspect identified as Inspector Charles Omotosho, was arrested following a complaint ...

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Photos: Federal Medical Center, Yola successfully separates conjoined female twins

Federal Medical Center, Yola successfully separates conjoined female twins

  The Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Yola, says it has successfully separated a conjoined female twins. Prof. Auwal Muhammed, the Chief Medical Director of the hospital, disclosed this at a news conference on Friday in Yola. “We have a successful separation of conjoined female twins (Omphilopagus). The development is recorded following a team work from different medical units,’’ Muhammed said. ...

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Lagos Police arrests man who allegedly raped his wife’s 15-year-old sister

Lagos Police arrests man who allegedly raped his wife’s 15-year-old sister

The Lagos State police command has arrested an agent at a diagnostic centre along Gbagada-Oshodi Road, Ademola Ojomu, for allegedly raping the younger sister of his wife. The man allegedly started raping the sister in-law about two years ago when the girl now 15 was 13. It was gathered that Ojomu would allegedly threaten that he would stop paying her ...

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EFCC’s Ibrahim Magu appointed to lead Heads of Anti-Corruption Agencies in 19 Commonwealth Africa countries

EFCC's Ibrahim Magu appointed to lead Heads of Anti-Corruption Agencies in 19 Commonwealth Africa countries

Nigeria, represented by Ibrahim Magu , the acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has been appointed to lead Heads of Anti-Corruption Agencies in Commonwealth Africa, comprising 19 countries. The appointment was announced at the 8th Regional Conference of the body which ended in Abuja on Friday. The group said in a communique that the members resolved ...

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Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa’s Special Assistants on Women Mobilization has died

Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa's Special Assistants on Women Mobilization has died

The Delta State Governor, Arthur Ifeanyi Okowa this morning lost his Special Assistants on Women Mobilization, Hon. (Mrs.) Esther Omene to the cold hands of death barely after a week of her appointment. The remains of Hon. (Mrs.) Esther Omene, immediate past Chairman of Udu Local Government Council has now been deposited at the popular Veenell Hospital in Warri. It ...

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Nigerian Police reportedly launch manhunt for reporter who shared the embarrassing video of IGP’s ‘Transmission’ speech

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Aminu Nurudeen, a Liberty Television journalist who is believed to have initially shared the viral video showing the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, struggling to read a speech at a public event in Kano State is now a wanted man. According to a report by Punch, the Kano State Police Command invited the reporter to its office immediately the ...

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Sultan of Sokoto says Ramadan 2018 fast to commence tomorrow May 17th

Sultan of Sokoto says Ramadan 2018 fast to commence tomorrow May 17th

           The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III, has declared tomorrow, Thursday May 17th as the first day of Ramadan 1439 after Hijra. He stated this in a broadcast in Sokoto, after sighting the New moon in Maiduguri, Damaturu, Gumel, Dutse, Minna and Sokoto and other locations. He appealed to all devout Muslims to ...

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Alleged N6.3bn loot: Court sends ex-gov Jonah Jang to prison

Alleged N6.3bn loot: Court sends ex-gov Jonah Jang to prison

Justice Daniel Longji of the Jos High Court has ordered the remand of former governor of Plateau State, Jonah David Jang in prison custody. Jang was arraigned in court today on a 12 count charge of alleged corruption and misappropriation of N6.3 billion while he was governor of Plateau state. Jang who is currently a senator representing Plateau North, was ...

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EFCC secures conviction of internet fraudster Micheal Ebade

EFCC secures conviction of internet fraudster Micheal Ebade

           The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, today May 16, 2018 arraigned and secured the conviction of one Michael Ebade, a student of Delta State University, Abraka. He was convicted by Justice E.A Okorodas at State High Court, Sapele, Delta State, after being arraigned on a one count charge bordering on obtaining the sum N505,000 ...

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Woman arrested in Lagos for maltreating her eight-year-old nephew after accusing him of being a wizard

Woman arrested in Lagos for maltreating her eight-year-old nephew after accusing him of being a wizard

A 45-year-old woman has been arrested in Lagos for the alleged abuse of her eight-year-old nephew who she accused of being a wizard. Briefing newsmen on Tuesday, in Ikeja, the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Edgal Imohimi, described the act as “a case of man’s inhumanity to man.” “This is a case of man’s inhumanity to man reported by one ...

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39-year old woman stabs pastor with broken bottle in Osun State

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A 39-year-old woman was on Wednesday arraigned before an Ile-Ife Magistrates’ Court, Osun, for allegedly stabbing a pastor with broken bottle thus facing a count charge of assault. Who is The prosecutor, Insp. Emmanuel Abdullahi, told the court that the accused committed the offence on May 6, at about 6.00 p.m. at No. 11, Moremi Line 10, Ile-Ife. Abdullahi said ...

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‘There is no iota of truth in Saraki’s allegation and false assertion of plot to implicate him by the IGP’ – Nigerian Police issues statement

'There is no iota of truth in Saraki's allegation and false assertion of plot to implicate him by the IGP' - Nigerian Police issues statement

The Nigerian Police High Command has debunked the alarm raised by the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, that the police is about to implicate him using ‘‘coerced’ cultists”. The Police said the alarm was a ruse, misleading and amounted to an obstruction of justice. Saraki raised the alarm on the floor of the Senate today, with the Senate resolving to send ...

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National Assembly passes 2018 budget

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The National Assembly has passed the 2018 budget. The lawmakers during plenary today, passed the total sum of N9.120 trillion, an increase of N508 billion from the N8.612 trillion originally presented to the Assembly by President Buhari in November last year. The Chairman Senate Committee on Appropriation, Senator Danjuma Goje explains that after consultation with the Executive, the oil benchmark ...

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Borno youths jubilate as House of Reps member empowers them with shoe shining kits, bags of oranges, others(photos)

Borno youths jubilate as House of Reps member empowers them

Youths in Borno state are currently in a joyous mode as House of Representatives member from the state, Honorable Ahmed Babawo, recently empowered some of them with shoe shining kits, bags of oranges and other items. See more photos of the items they received below

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Court grants Dino Melaye N10m bail

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Justice Nasiru Ajanah of the Kogi State High Court sitting in Lokoja has granted bail to embattled Senator Dino Melaye, in the sum of N10million. The judge granted Melaye bail in his ruling on the application today May 16th based on the lawmaker’s health challenge. He said the medical report of the lawmaker presented to him is a merit factor ...

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Photos: Army arrests suspected militia spiritual leader in Nasarrawa

Army arrests suspected militia spiritual leader in Nasarrawa

Troops of 177 Guards Battalion while on raid operation at Ugya village in Toto Local Government Area of Nasarawa State, destroyed some armed militia camp. The Spiritual Head of the militia group, one Angulu Idaku was also arrested. Items recovered include: Seven locally made guns, Twelve cartridges, 200 rounds of 7.62MM special ammunition, 76 rounds of 7.62MM NATO special ammunition, ...

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