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Lagos State Police arrest two armed robbers that were part of the gang that attacked comedian Basketmouth

Lagos State Police arrest two armed robbers that were part of the gang that attacked comedian Basketmouth

The Lagos State Command have arrested two suspects in connection with the robbery attack on popular comedian Bright Okpocha a.k.a Basketmouth. On 7/9/2016, the Lagos State Command received a distress call from Basketmouth that he has been robbed at gunpoint. Subsequently the Command opened up investigation. A statement signed by Spokesperson for the Command, SP Dolapo Badmos said one Chiemele ...

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Photos: 146 migrants including pregnant women,unaccompained minors from Nigeria rescued in the Mediterranean Sea

Photos: 146 migrants including pregnant women,unaccompained minors from Nigeria rescued in the Mediterranean Sea

Despite the rough seas and the unfavorable conditions, Malta-based foundation, Migrant Offshore Aid Station managed to safely rescue 146 African migrants from an overcrowded rubber boat. Out of the 146 migrants, 16 were women, two of whom are pregnant, a child, and 27 unaccompanied minors. Most of the people rescued were coming from Nigeria and other West African countries. The ...

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Two killed as thugs raid market in Cross River State

Two killed as thugs raid market in Cross River State

At least two people were killed on Thursday after rival gang groups raided a market in Boki local government area of central Cross River State. “They raided Okundi market yesterday which was a market day and scared everyone away with gunshots and display of different weapons”  says an eyewitness, who spoke to CrossRiverWatch. “They killed two people, one in Babsin ...

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I will ensure 2017 budget is not padded – Pres Buhari

I will ensure 2017 budget is not padded - Pres Buhari

The distortions that happened to Budget 2016, in which series of rogue projects and figures were injected into the financial document won’t happen to next year’s budget, President Buhari has vowed. Receiving in audience members of the Governance Support Group (GSG), led by Hon. Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, at State House, Abuja, Friday. The President said: “I am waiting for the 2017 ...

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Graphic photos: Photos of the young lady writhing in pain under the container that fell on her legs

Graphic photos: Photos of the young lady writhing in pain under the container that fell on her legs

The horrific incident happened last Saturday morning at Mile 2 Junction, Lagos. world365trend earlier reported that the young woman’s legs were crushed when a container fell on her as she was about to board a motorcycle. Read the initial story here. We also reported that she died on her way to the hospital, but a doctor at LUTH said that the lady ...

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Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo and wife, Dolapo celebrate 27th wedding anniversary

Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo and wife, Dolapo celebrate 27th wedding anniversary

Congratulations to Nigeria’s Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, and his wife, Dolapo on the celebration of their 27th wedding anniversary. Mrs Osinbajo shared a photo of herself, her hubby and their three children, Dami, Kiki, and Fiyin at her birthday party back in July, and wrote: “27 years with my friend. All glory to the Lord. #wedding anniversary”

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Several Persons feared Dead as Troops Invade Militant Camp in Delta

Several Persons feared Dead as Troops Invade Militant Camp in Delta

Troops of the Operation Delta Safe invaded a militant camp at Okosugbene Creek, along Burutu-Warri River, near Burutu, Delta State, and several militants were reportedly feared dead. According to residents of the community, the JTF members at about 6am, stormed the camp with two Fighter Jets and about eight Gunboats. The camp according to members of the JTF, was initially a hideout ...

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Senate Passes bill to Establish Nigerian Peace Corps

Senate Passes bill to Establish Nigerian Peace Corps

The Senate on Thursday passed the Nigerian Peace Corps Bill which seeks to empower, develop and provide gainful employment for youths. The Bill, which was sponsored by Senate Leader, Mohammed Ali Ndume (APC-Borno), was first read at plenary on March 10, 2016 and scaled second reading. It seeks to facilitate peace volunteerism, community service, neighbourhood watch and nation building. The ...

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Senator Dino Melaye bags ‘Senator of the Year’ Award

Senator Dino Melaye bags ‘Senator of the Year’ Award

Senator representing Kogi West constituency, Dino Melaye received the ‘Senator of the Year’ Award last night at the Senate Press Corps Awards 2016. He was decorated by the Senate President, Bukola Saraki. Also, Senator Gbenga Ashafa, representing Lagos East constituency, was also recognised as the parliamentary advocate for infrastructural development. See photos below:

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2 die in Suicide bomb attack in Maiduguri garage

2 die in Suicide bomb attack in Maiduguri garage

The Police Command in Borno on Thursday, confirmed the killing of two persons after a suicide bombing around Muna garage in Maiduguri. Victor Isuku, the spokesman of the command stated this in a statement in Maiduguri. “About 2106hours of Wednesday, an explosion occurred at Muna garage along Gamboru Ngala road Maiduguri. Two persons, including the suicide bomber, died on the ...

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Photo: $21m Presidential jet handed over to Air Force crashes in Makurdi, Benue state

Photo: $21m Presidential jet handed over to Air Force crashes in Makurdi, Benue state

Augusta AW101, the $21 million presidential jet that was handed over to the Nigeria Air Force by the presidency two months ago, crashed within the Air Force base in Makurdi, Benue state yesterday November 23rd. According to sources at the Air Force base, the flight engineer who was the only one on board, had landed the jet at the base ...

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Photos: Aliko Dangote pictured with Femi Otedola as he’s honoured by Coventry U.K

Photos: Aliko Dangote pictured with Femi Otedola as he's honoured by Coventry U.K

Aliko Dangote was honoured by Coventry U.K. Doctorate today in London. The billionaire businessmen and close friends were also spotted at Arsenal/PSG match yesterday in London. See photos below:

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Ambode redeploys Ashade as commissioner for finance

Ambode redeploys Ashade as commissioner for finance

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode has redeployed the Commissioner for Economic Planning and Budget, Mr. Akinyemi Ashade to take over as the Commissioner for Finance. In a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Habib Aruna, the Governor made the decision shortly after the State Executive Council meeting on Wednesday. Ashade is expected to resume his new portfolio ...

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Nigeria, Israel and Argentina to train Niger Delta ex-agitators on agriculture

Nigeria, Israel and Argentina to train Niger Delta ex-agitators on agriculture

The Federal Government on Wednesday said it was going into a partnership with the Israeli and Argentine governments to train Niger Delta ex-agitators in agriculture so as to boost food production and boost the nation’s economy. The special adviser to the President on Niger Delta Affairs, General Paul Boroh, disclosed this in a meeting with representatives from the two foreign ...

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BREAKING: DSS Storm NAICOM, Arrest Commissioner of Insurance

BREAKING: DSS Storm NAICOM, Arrest Commissioner of Insurance

Department of State Security, DSS, in Abuja, today, stormed NAICOM headquarters, and took the Commissioner of Insurance, Mohammed Kari, into custody for yet-to-be known reasons. This is coming on the heels of protest by workers of the commission.

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Breaking News: Lagos cancels monthly environmental sanitation day

Breaking News: Lagos cancels monthly environmental sanitation day

The Lagos State Government on Wednesday terminated the monthly environmental sanitation exercise which hitherto held for three hours on the last Saturday of every month. The State Government, in a statement by the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Steve Ayorinde, said the decision to cancel the monthly exercise followed a resolution arrived at Wednesday’s Executive Council meeting which approved ...

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1.64bn Fraud: EFCC closes case on former Taraba State Governor, Jolly Nyame

1.64bn Fraud: EFCC closes case on former Taraba State Governor, Jolly Nyame

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Tuesday, November 22, 2016 closed its case against former Taraba governor, Jolly Nyame, who is standing trial before Justice Adebukola Banjoko of the FCT High Court sitting in Gudu, Abuja on charges of money laundering to the tune of N1.6billion. Nyame is facing trial on a 41-count charge of criminal breach of ...

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Commercial bus skids off road, falls into a gutter in Lagos

Commercial bus skids off road, falls into a gutter in Lagos

A commercial bus this morning skidded off the road and fell into a gutter at Bolade Oshodi in Lagos Tuesday. But fortunately no life was lost. See photos below:

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Unconscious girl seen on the road in Mushin

Unconscious girl seen on the road in Mushin

An unconscious unidentified teenage girl was seen lying on the road between Olosa and Idiroko bustop, opposite Conoil, Agege motor road in Mushin, Lagos today. Nobody could tell for sure if she was dead or still alive as she didn’t move for hours and help wasn’t called.

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Graphic photos: Irate youths in Nsukka set fully loaded Coca-Cola truck on fire after it crushed young man to death

Graphic photos: Irate youths in Nsukka set fully loaded Coca-Cola truck on fire after it crushed young man to death

A young man was crushed to death by a truck belonging to Coca-Cola Bottling Company in Nsukka, Enugu State on Monday, November 21. An eyewitness who pleaded anonymity said that the deceased was riding on a motorcycle when he was crushed. Irate youths who were enraged by the tragic incident immediately set the truck fully loaded with Coca-Cola products ablaze. ...

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