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Lagos shuts down Oshodi market due to insecurity


Lagos State Government yesterday shut Owonifari market within the notorious loop of Oshodi, Oshodi/Isolo Local Government, aimed at addressing the security challenges in the axis. It will be recalled that the State Government often arrest hoodlums in Oshodi to stern the activities of petty thieves who often deprive commuters of their property. Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Steve Ayorinde, who ...

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Greeting Cards Sent to Buhari, Osinbajo by Dokpesi


The Chairman of DAAR Communication, owners of African Independent Television and Ray Power FM, Chief Raymond Dopkesi, standing trial at a federal high court in Abuja on charges of money laundering and corruption pressed against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, sent season’s greeting cards on tuesday to President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo. But in an apparent ...

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cocaine peddler Granted N15m Bail by Court


A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos on Tuesday granted bail to an alleged Cocaine importer, Michael Okwuma, in the sum of N15 million with two sureties in like sum. The judge, Justice Saliu Saidu, granted him bail following an application by his lawyer, Mrs Lilian Omotunde. Okwuma, 35, who pleaded not guilty, was arraigned by National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) ...

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Facility Manager Determine to Resist Thuggery in 1004 Estate

1004 estate

Against the backdrop of the face-off between the management and residents of 1004 Estate in Victoria Island, Lagos, the estate’s facility manager, Messrs 1004 Estate Limited has vowed not to tolerate any semblance of hostility or thuggery in the high brow residential estate. The Managing Director of 1004 Estate Limited, Mr. Samuel Ukpong who gave the warning, described the estate ...

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Metuh’s Investigation Confirmed – EFCC


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has confirmed the investigation of Chief Olisa Metuh, the PDP National Publicity Secretary, over his alleged involvement in the 2.1-billion-dollar arms contract scam. The EFCC spokesman, Mr Wilson Uwujaren, confirmed Metuh’s investigation to newsmen in Abuja on Tuesday. He said that Metuh was being investigated over the N1.4 billion traced to the account of a ...

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Senate Chief Whip – Stop Official Cars

Senate Chief Whip, Professor Olusola Adeyeye

Senate Chief Whip, Professor Olusola Adeyeye, believes all government officials need to cut down on luxury in order to move Nigeria forward. Professor Adeyeye was full of praise for President Buhari’s honesty during the media chat, particularly in admitting that the government was not sure about the location and condition of the abducted Chibok girls. “He spoke the truth. He did ...

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New Petrol Pump Price Across the Country


There seems be high compliance level for the new pump price of petrol across the country. While petrol is selling at between 86 naira and 86.50 in Abuja, the product is selling for N87 per litre in Kano. Many petrol stations in the Federal Capital Territory have been nearly empty with just two to three cars at the fuel pumps ...

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Taraba Government Confirms Lassa Fever Outbreak

Lassa Fever

The Taraba State Government says it is trying to contain the outbreak of Lassa fever. The state’s Commissioner of Health, Dr. Innocent Vakkai, said one person has been confirmed dead, while two others are being observed. He added that their blood samples have been taken to the Irrua Specialists’ Hospital in Edo State for further confirmation. The Information Commissioner has ...

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17 Injured and 7 Lives Lost In Ogun Accident


An accident occur at the Sagamu/Iperu-Remo junction in Ogun State and has claimed seven lives and left 17 others critically injured on monday. A Toyota bus with registration number ‘Lagos BDG 789 XJ’ reportedly crashed into another Mazda passenger bus marked ‘ONDO REE 248 XA’ near the Sagamu Police Area Commander’s Office at around 2:50PM. It was gathered that the ...

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Reverend Tells Nigerians To Restore Value And Integrity In 2016

Reverend Nicholas Okoh

The Anglican Primate, Reverend Nicholas Okoh, has called on Nigerians to embrace integrity, restore values and shun corruption in the New Year. According to him, a nation that seeks God’s blessings cannot continue to dwell in corruption and other vices and expect to receive the blessings. At a New Year service in Abuja on Friday, The primate urged citizens to ...

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Suspected Kidnappers Arrested In Delta By Police

police arrest kidnapper

the Delta State Police Command has arrested a suspected kidnapper, Mr. Lucky Nwadi of Onicha-Ugbo, Aniocha Local North Council of the state. The Command’s Spokesperson, Celestina Kalu, who disclosed this in Asaba yesterday, said that on Tuesday, December 22, 2015, operatives from the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) in Asaba while acting on a tip-off arrested the suspect at Otulu in ...

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Nigerian president to negotiate Boko Haram over Chibok girls

Chibok girls

Nigeria’s president has said he is prepared to negotiate with Boko Haram militants to secure the release of about 200 chibok girls. Muhammadu Buhari said that if a credible Boko Haram leadership could be identified then he was prepared to talk with them without preconditions. But he said he had no intelligence on the girls’ whereabouts or their health. Boko ...

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1m jobs to be created in 2016 – Osinbajo

Yemi Osinbajo

One million direct jobs to be created by the Federal Government in 2016, the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has said in a statement issued by Laolu Akande, his Senior Special Assistant (SSA) on Media and Publicity. The statement, released to newsmen on Thursday in Abuja, said that the VP made the remark during an interactive session with a cross section ...

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Dangote Assures Ibeju Lekki Communities of Improved Welfare


THE Group Head, Health, Safety, Environment and Community Affairs – Dangote Group, Alhaji Abdulraman Zubairu, has told the tribunal inquiring into the October 12 civil disturbances in the Lekki Free Trade Zone that the affected communities would get an improved welfare after his partners were able to assess their need by January 11, 2016. Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode had ...

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Kanu never apologised to President Buhari —Father, IPOB


His Royal Majesty, Eze Israel Kanu father of detained Biafran activist, Nnamdi Kanu and the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, IPOB has denied reports that his detained son has apologised to President Mohammadu Buhari for allegedly referring to him as a terrorist. Similarly,  Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, has described it as completely false, the calculated and ...

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tomorrow is public holiday – FG Declares

Nigeria public holiday

The Federal Government has declared Friday, January 1, 2016 as public holiday to mark the New Year celebration. The declaration was made on behalf of the Federal Government by the Minister of Interior, Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau (retd). He called on Nigerians, irrespective of their religious inclinations, to inculcate the spirit of the season as exemplified by love, joy and peaceful ...

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transport infrastructure to be revamp-Govt pledges


THE Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi has reiterated the commitment of the Federal Government to revamp transport infrastructure, as part of measures to diversify the nation’s economy and  improve non-oil sector. Speaking during an interactive session with journalists in Lagos, the Minister said an improved transport master plan was underway. According to Amaechi, the proposed master plan would reduce unemployment ...

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Imo State 2016 Budget Presentation

Imo State 2016 budget

Okorocha Presents Imo State 2016 Budget To House Of Assembly The presentation was made on Tuesday at the hallow chamber in Owerri, the capital of Imo State in southeast Nigeria.Governor Okorocha explained that the budget, which was tagged ‘Budget of Consolidation and Continuity’, showed that 43.1 per cent of the total budget was proposed for capital expenditure while 56.9 per ...

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Media Chat To Focus On Current National Issues – BUHARI

Buhari media chat

Media Chat To Focus On Current National Issues – BUHARI It is the first Media Chat that the Nigeria President – Muhammadu Buhari is having since he took over office on May 29, 2015, will hold on wednesday, Deccember  30 The live broadcast will be aired on network services of the Nigerian Television Authority and the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria. In the ...

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Soldier Supplying Arms To Rubbers Arrested

rubbers arrested

Soldier Supplying Arms To Rubbers Arrested Some of the rubbers arrested which arms and ammunitions are supplied to were those robbers who raided commercial banks in Lekki, Ikorodu, Festac and Agbara areas of Lagos and Ogun State, where they carted away large sums of money, recently. A Lance Corporal of the Nigeria Army was among eight persons arrested by the Inspector General ...

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