Saturday , 1 October 2016

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10 Firms Post Letters Of Credit For Construction Of 1,125mw Solar Plants


Ten of the 11 firms working on constructing 1,125megawatts (mw) solar plants in the country, have posted development securities to the project. The Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading Plc, NBET, made the disclosure in a statement yesterday. According to the statement, it was essential for the firms to post a $20,000 per …

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Ex-Nitel Manager, Others Paraded By NSCDC For Illegal Sale OF Company Property


The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, in Kwara State has arrested a former Territorial Manager of the Nigerian Telecommunications Limited, Nitel,Mr Benedict Uwulekhue, 62, alongside eleven others over allegations of vandalism, criminal conspiracy and illegal sale of the telecommunication company’s equipment. The State Commandant of the NSCDC, Mr Pedro Ideba, …

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Stray Bullet From OP MESA Operatives Leaves Man Unconscious In Lagos


One Ifeanyi Mmezi has been left unconscious and battling for life after a stray bullet from an OP MESA van on Thursday, hit him at Ijegun, a Lagos suburb. The victim was rushed to Igando General Hospital where doctors have been battling to resuscitate him. It was learnt that soldiers …

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18-Year-Old DJ Remanded For Smashing Friend To Death In Kogi


A Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lokoja, Kogi State has remanded an 18-year-old Disc Jockey (DJ), Ugbede Iyeh, in prison custody for killing his friend, a barber, Ikani Amodu, 30, with a pestle. The Chief Magistrate, Levi Animoku, in his ruling on Thursday, described the killing as “horrifying”. Mr. Animoku said …

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13 Die In Robbery Attack Gone Wrong In Benue


No fewer than thirteen people have been sent to their early graves following a shoot-out that ensued between armed robbers and local vigilantes of Senga village in Kastina Ala local government area of Benue State. According to reports, the vigilantes had mobilized to repel the attack of the criminals who …

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Dambazau Raises Alarm “Impostors Swindling Nigerians On Facebook Using My Name”

Abdulrahman Dambazau

The Minister of Interior, Lt.-Gen. Abdulrahman Bello Dambazau (retd.) has alerted Nigerians to the existence of impostors on Facebook, who are using his name to defraud the unsuspecting public. In a statement signed by his Press Secretary, Osaigbovo Ehisienmen on Thursday, the minister said he does not have a Facebook account. …

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Court Strikers Out Suit Seeking Nullification Of Ali’s Appointment As Customs CG


A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has declined jurisdiction in the suit filed by Lagos based lawyer and Activist, Ebun Olu Adegboruwa, challenging the appointment of Col. Hameed Ali (rtd.) as Comptroller General of the Nigeria Custom Service. Mr. Adegboruwa had in the suit filed in November 2015, sought …

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See the robbers who raided Ogenyi Onazi’s family house


We earlier reported that robbers who raided the family home of Super Eagles Ogenyi Onazi have been apprehended. The 5 suspects were earlier today paraded at the Lagos state Police command in connection with the robbery. The suspects arrested are… (1) Ali Adamu aged 20years of No. 11 perverge Street …

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Lagos State Warns VI, Ikoyi, Lekki Property Owners On Property Repossession


Property owners in Ikoyi, Victoria Island and Lekki whose frontages have been overtaken by illegal structures were on Thursday ordered by the Lagos State Task Force on Clean-Up of Ikoyi, Victoria Island to immediately repossess such frontages or face prosecution. The chairman and Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Mr Tunji Bello, said the committee will not hesitate to seek the invocation of the provision …

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Lagos To Improve Security Presence In Hinterlands


Lagos state governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, on Thursday restating his commitment to protecting and securing lives and properties of residents regardless of where they reside in the state and ensure increased security presence in the suburbs. This was made known during a handover ceremony of a newly constructed Police Post in Ayobo-Ipaja area of …

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Ikeja Electric Threatens To Disconnect Customers Over Debt


Ikeja Electric Plc (IE), Nigeria’s largest power distribution company, has unveiled plans to embark on mass disconnection of those who are yet to settle their electricity debts. The company called on customers within its network to settle outstanding bills as it embarks on a network-wide exercise to disconnect owing customers. IE’s …

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Ex-MILAD Calls For “Extreme Caution” Over Swap Deal With Boko Haram


As the Federal Government weighs the option of swapping some Boko Haram Terrorists currently in its custody with the abducted Chibok schoolgirls, an ex-intelligence military officer, Inuwa Bawa, has called for “extreme caution” on the part of government. Bawa, a retired Colonel and former Military Administrator of Gombe and Ekiti …

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Kaduna Elders To El-Rufa’i: Kaduna Suffering From Neglect And Inaction

Nasir El-Rufai

A group of elders in Kaduna State have advised the State Governor, Malam Nasir el-Rufa’I, to modify his administration’s style of governance. The elders said that measures and policies Gov. El-Rufa’I took since he assumed office over a year ago were unpopular and not in the interest of people in …

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4 Dies In Ebonyi Road Accident


The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) has confirmed the death of four persons in a motor accident which occurred in Ebonyi on Monday. The commission’s Sector Commander in the state, Mr Charles Aborchi, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abakaliki on Thursday that the accident occurred at Iyere, …

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Gov Ambode Approves N740m Compensation For Lekki Free Zone Host Communities

akinwumi ambode

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Thursday approved a total sum of N740,461,432.00 as compensation for host communities of Parcel B comprising Yegunda, Abomiti and International Airport site of the Lekki Free Trade Zone (LFTZ). The State’s Commissioner for Commerce, Industry and Cooperatives, Prince Rotimi Ogunleye, who announced the …

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Man Abandons Wife In Hospital Over N500,000 Unpaid Medical Bill

Hospital ward

A mother of seven, Uzoamaka Onu, 39, has been abandoned by her husband at the New Mayor Hospital and Fertility Centre, Nkpor in Anambra State over an unpaid medical bill of N520,000. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the woman had stayed in the hospital for four months following …

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We Will Take Drastic Disciplinary Actions Against Unethical Practices – AIG


The Assistant Inspector-General of Police in charge of Zone 2, Onikan, Lagos, Mr Abdul-Majid Ali, says the current leadership of the Force will punish police officers indulging in unethical practices. Ali said this when he received Mr Deji Elumoye, the Chairman of the Lagos State Council of the Nigeria Union …

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Comptroller-General Of Customs, Ali Knows Fate Tomorrow

Federal High Court, Lagos, judgment, Hameed Ali, Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service

A Federal High Court in Lagos, has fixed Friday, September 16, to deliver judgment in a suit, challenging the appointment of Hameed Ali, a retired colonel, as the Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS). The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the suit, which was instituted by a …

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Kaduna Earth Tremor Affected 300 Houses, Says NEMA


The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said on Thursday that over 300 houses were affected by the earth tremor that hit Kwoi, Jabba Local Government Area of Kaduna State last week. The agency’s Zonal Coordinator in the North West, Musa Illalah, made this known in an interview with the News …

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Why We’re Building New Gov’s Office, High Court Complex – Ekiti Govt.

Ayo Fayose

The Ekiti State Government has begun the process towards the construction of new governor’s office and state high court complex in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital. Speaking at the open tender for the construction of the two projects, the Commissioner for Works and Transport in the state, Funmi Ogun, described the …

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