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CHIBOK GIRLS: Women groups hold rally in Lagos, hail Buhari

CHIBOK GIRLS: Women groups hold rally in Lagos, hail Buhari

Sequel to last week’s rescue of 21 Chiboks girls from the captivity of the Boko Haram sect, women from different walks of life on Friday, staged a solidarity rally in Lagos, to commend President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration. Gathering under the aegis of African Arise For Change Network, the women staged the peaceful protest around Ikeja axis before marching to office ...

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Asian bank appoints Okonjo-Iweala to advisory panel

Asian bank appoints Okonjo-Iweala to advisory panel

A former Nigerian Minister of Finance, Mrs Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has been appointed a member of the international advisory panel of Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). Mr Song Liyan, AIIB Senior Communication Officer, in a statement made available to newsmen on Friday, announced that Okonjo-Iweala would join 10 other key persons on the panel. “The Panel provides impartial, objective and independent ...

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Lady stabs fiance to death prior to December wedding

Lady stabs fiance to death prior to December wedding

A 23 year old bride-to-be, Omolara Oluwagbemi Abosede, allegedly killed her fiancé, Sodiq Dauda on October 18, in Ijebu-Ode town of Ogun State, just two months to their wedding, after an alleged argument. Mr Abimbola Oyeyemi, the Command’s Public Relations Officer (PPRO), made the disclosure while addressing news conference on Friday in Abeokuta. Mr. Oyeyemi said: “The men of Ogun State Police Command ...

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FG misses school feeding take-off target

FG misses school feeding take-off target

According to Vanguard, School feeding was one of the major programmes for which N500 billion was budgeted for 2016. Before the resumption of schools, the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, flanked by two All Progressive Congress (APC) governors had pronounced in Aso Rock, on June 9, 2016, that the food programme would commence on time. Then in July, Mrs. Abimbola Adesanmi, ...

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Mother, twin kids died in Ibadan autocrash

mother, twin kids died in Ibadan autocrash

Tears flowed freely as sympathisers wept uncontrollably, on Tuesday, when they saw mangled bodies of a mother and her twin children after they were crushed by a truck at the popular Oja Oba market in Ibadan South East local council area of Oyo State. The truck marked AGL883XQ lost control after it had brake failure. When the dust finally settled, ...

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FG Approves N30bn for Mining Activities, Moves to Concession 3,500km Railway Narrow Gauge

FG Approves N30bn for Mining Activities, Moves to Concession 3,500km Railway Narrow Gauge

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday approved N30 billion Intervention Fund for the nation’s mining sector. The Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, who made this known at the end of the FEC meeting in Abuja, said the fund would come from 1.68 per cent of the Federation Account. He said that it would for used ...

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Oba of Benin Kingdom crowned

Oba of Benin Kingdom crowned

Prince Eheneden Erediauwa was on Thursday crowned the 39th Oba of Benin Kingdom at a colourful ceremony, but his new name is still kept secret. Prince Erediauwa was crowned at about 2 am by the Usama N’ Ihiron also known as the Edion led by Chief Oliha. Other members of the Edion are Edohen, Ezomo, Ero, Eholo N’ Ire, Oloton ...

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Nigeria Customs Service dismisses 29 Senior Officers

Nigeria Customs Service dismisses 29 Senior Officers

Twenty-nine (29) Senior officers of the Nigeria Customs Service have been dismissed for various acts of gross misconduct. The dismissed officers are among forty-four (44) Senior officers who were punished for actions capable of compromising national economy and security. Ten (10) other officers were retired from Service, while the appointment of one (1) was terminated. Four (4) officers were given ...

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Twitter User Narrates How She was Attacked While in Traffic in Lagos

Twitter User Narrates How She was Attacked While in Traffic in Lagos

A Twitter user, Olufunmilola (@funmijames), has narrated how she escaped being robbed in traffic in the Chevron area of Lekki, Lagos. Although, non of her personal stuff was taken, she sustained injuries. She lamented the fact that no one, apart from her husband who was two cars behind her, bothered to help or call for help. She said that the ...

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Governor Ambode Sacks Three Commissioners

Governor Ambode Sacks Three Commissioners

The Lagos state government has dropped three commissioners in a minor cabinet reshuffle. The reshuffle was announced on Wednesday, exactly one year after the constitution of the state Executive Council. Those sacked are: Commissioner for Tourism, Folorunsho Folarin-Coker Commissioner for Finance, Dr. Mustapha Akinkunmi Commissioner for Transportation, Dr. Ekundayo Mobereola. The Secretary to the State Government, Tunji Bello, said on ...

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I Only Told Them to Beat Him Up, Says Woman who Allegedly Paid N600,000 to Have her Husband Killed

I Only Told Them to Beat Him Up, Says Woman who Allegedly Paid N600,000 to Have her Husband Killed

The identity of a woman who allegedly contracted assassins to kill her husband has been revealed. 41-year-old Chika Orji, who was arrested by policemen attached to Area ‘J’ Command, Ajah, Lagos State, said she only sent thugs to beat him up for constantly abusing her physically, adding that she was tired and frustrated. “We got married 14 years ago and are ...

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Man Arrested for Allegedly Beating His 10-year-old Son to Death in Ogun

Man Arrested for Allegedly Beating His 10-year-old Son to Death in Ogun

The Ogun Police Command has arrested a 37- year –old man, Rasak Adekoya for allegedly beaten his 10-year-old son, Wariz to death. Abimbola Oyeyemi, the Command’s Police Public Relations Officer, told newsmen in Abeokuta on Tuesday that the suspect allegedly committed the offence at Ijebu -Igbo on Oct. 11. “The suspect was arrested by policemen attached to Ago-Iwoye Division on Monday following ...

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“You are the sugar in my tea” Olori Wuraola wishes Her Oba a Happy Birthday

“You are the sugar in my tea” Olori Wuraola wishes Her Oba a Happy Birthday

Today is the Ooni of Ife – Oba Ogunwusi‘s birthday, and his queen Olori Wuraola has shared a little prayer for him on Instagram. She wrote: “Happy birthday to my King! May Our creator continue to bless you with wisdom, happiness, success, and love. You are the sugar in my tea!” #OloriWuraola #OoniofIfe

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Man Allegedly Drugged and Raped His 14-year-old Domestic Staff in Lagos

Man Allegedly Drugged and Raped His 14-year-old Domestic Staff in Lagos

A man, simply identified as Nathaniel, has been arrested by the Ikotun Police Division of the Lagos Police Command, for allegedly drugging and raping his 14-year-old domestic staff. The suspect lured the victim with a cup of juice containing a sedative last Monday at their apartment on Ajisegiri Street, in the Egbe area of the state. He allegedly raped the victim, ...

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EFCC Seeks Legal Right to Retain Percentage of Recovered Loot to Fund their Operations

EFCC Seeks Legal Right to Retain Percentage of Recovered Loot to Fund their Operations

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has called for a review of Nigerian laws to enable anti-graft agencies in the country retain a percentage of recovered loot to fund their operations. The Acting Chairman of the commission, Ibrahim Magu, made the request at the   national anti-corruption conference organised by the Presidential Advisory Committee against Corruption (PACAC) and the National Assembly in ...

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Musiliu Obanikoro Admits Giving $5.37 million & N1.3 billion to Governor Fayose

Musiliu Obanikoro Admits Giving $5.37 million & N1.3 billion to Governor Fayose

The former Minister of State for Defence, Musiliu Obanikoro has implicated Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti in the probe of the N4.745billion wired to a company, Sylva Mcnamara, by the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA). Obanikoro, who landed in Nigeria on Monday from the US, following an invitation by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), said that N2.23billion was ...

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Oba’s coronation: Security tightened in Benin

Oba’s coronation: Security tightened in Benin

Security has been stepped up in the ancient city of Benin, ahead of Thursday’s coronation of the new Oba. The Crown Prince, Eheneden Erediauwa, is expected to trek from the Usama Palace to Use village on Tuesday where he will choose a new name for himself as the Oba. Policemen have been positioned in and around the King’s Square, Usama ...

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Nigerians protest in US, want El- Zakzakky prosecuted

Nigerians protest in US, want El- Zakzakky prosecuted

Nigerians living in the US under the auspices of the Movement of the People of Nigeria has held a protest against what they described as the non-prosecution of Islamic Movement of Nigeria, IMN Leader, Mr Ibraheem El-Zakyzaky. Addressing the protest at the United Nations Building and Nigeria House in New York Cosmas Collins, the US Coordinator of the group said ...

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Two Nigerians killed again in South Africa

Two Nigerians killed again in South Africa

The Nigeria Union in Pretoria has confirmed the killing of two Nigerians residing in South Africa, this month. Mr. Adetola Olubajo, the Secretary to the Union, explained to newsmen in Pretoria on Tuesday about the victims. Olubajo said that one of the victim, Adeniyi Olumoko, a petty trader, was stabbed to death on October 7th. Olumoko, 37-year-old, an indigene of ...

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Angry youths set police station ablaze in Zamfara

Angry youths set police station ablaze in Zamfara

Angry youths in Zamfara State, set Magazu POlice Staation in Tsafe Local Government Area ablaze, due to the occurrence of misunderstanding between the police and the people of the village. An eyewitness under anonymity said the major reason behind the misunderstanding was as a result of the death of a suspect from the area, Ibrahim Muhammad, who was apprehended by ...

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