Wednesday , 24 August 2016

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Armed Police Shuts Rabiu Kwankwaso’s Residence Over Kwankwanksiya Mass Wedding


Heavily armed policemen on Tuesday in Kano sealed the residence of former Kano state Governor, Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso located at Lugard Road over an alleged plan to carry out mass wedding. Confirming the development, the State Police Public Relations Officer DSP Magaji Musa Majia, who spoke on behalf of …

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Pastor Taiwo Odukoya pictured with grandchild, Ariella Abimbola


General Overseer of Fountain of Life Church, Pastor Taiwo Odukoya and his wife Nomthi were recently pictured with the latest member of the Odukoya “dynasty”. In the picture, the 60-year-old man of God and his wife, were seen holding their youngest grandchild, Ariella Abimbola, daughter of his son Jimmy. Recall, Jimmy …

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Police Arrests Suspected Kidnappers And Car Snatchers In Abuja


The Nigerian Police Force in Abuja, have arrested three suspects Alhaji Isah Aliu, Labaran Abubakar and Abdullahi Ishaq believed to be member of a notorious kidnapping and car snatching syndicate. “Among those arrested is a notorious car snatcher and leader of the gang who recruits the hoodlums and supplies them …

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Lagos Begins Training, Accreditation Of Bus Conductors


The Lagos State Drivers’ Institute (LASDRI) on Monday urged bus conductors in the state to be civil in their dealings with commuters and other road users. Mr Philip Ogunlade, the Chief Executive Officer of LASDRI, gave the charge in his address at a one-day training and accreditation of bus conductors …

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Teacher Beaten In Adamawa For Stealing Food


A teacher in Adamawa state was reportedly beaten for stealing food from his neighbour. The Primary shool, simply identified as Mr. Julius stole food from his neighbour as the state government had not paid salaries in the last five months. The incident occurred in the Gireil Local government area of …

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Police Rescues 28 Persons From Kidnapper’s Den In Lagos


A total of twenty persons that included 13 teenagers were rescued by the Lagos State Police Command after they were found in chains in at Oke-Ira, Ojodu area of the state. Confirming the reports, the State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Dolapo Badmos, in an interview with the News Agency …

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FG To Provide Interest-Free Loans To Traders In Kano


Over 20,000 small scale traders in Kano State are set to benefit from the Federal Government’s interest free loans to promote small and medium scale enterprises (SMEs) in the state. Alh Rabi’u Bako, the Commissioner for Commerce, Industry, Cooperatives and Tourism in the state, revealed this while speaking to journalists …

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Kaduna State Gov To Prohibit Sales Of High Energy Bulbs


As part of Gov Nasir El-Rufai’s efforts to boost energy efficiency in Kaduna State, the government announced on Monday it’s plans to ban the sale of of high energy consuming bulbs. Disclosing this to the media at the state capital, the state’s Commissioner for Budget and Planning, Muhammad Abdullahi said …

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Man Runs Amok In Sokoto, Kills Wife, Three Others


The Sokoto State Police Command yesterday confirmed the murder of Mrs. Yemisi Adio, 43, and three others, by her husband, Taiwo Adio. A statement by the spokesman El-mustapha Sani, said the incident happened on Saturday at the old Airport Area of Sokoto city. He said the suspect used the same …

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Bauchi Gov Denies Ordering Arrest Of Abuja-Based Social Media Critic

Governor of Bauchi State-Mohammed Abdullahi Abubakar

The Bauchi State government has denied any culpability in the alleged arrest by the police of a social media critic, Musa Babale Azare, in Abuja. It was initially feared that Azare, a vocal critic of the activities of the Bauchi governor and staff of the federal judiciary, was abducted by …

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Many Missing As Boko Haram Terrorists Sack Borno Village

Boko Haram

Gunmen suspected to be Boko Haram fighters riding on bicycles early hours of Sunday sacked Shawa village in Askira/Uba LGA of Borno state. A member of the vigilante group, Civilian JTF, Istifanus Apagu, said the militants believed to have a camp in Kalkasa village in Damboa LGA, burnt down all …

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Police Recruitment: Aptitude Tests Commence Today

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The long-awaited aptitude test for shortlisted applicants into the Nigeria Police Force is commencing today. The Police Service Commission (PSC), in a statement Sunday by its head, Press and Public Relations, Mr. Ikechukwu Ani, said coordinators for the exercise were already in their states of deployment to ensure success of …

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Anti-Corruption War: SSANU Urges Buhari To Beam Searchlight On Universities


The Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Universities (SSANU) has accused Pro-Chancellors and Vice Chancellors of Nigerian universities of corruption and running the nation’s ivory tower aground with their fraudulent activities, diversion of funds and awarding shady contracts. The Union, which made this known at the end of its National Executive …

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Ijaw Youths Hail Avengers For Declaring Ceasefire


The Ijaw Youths Council, IYC, has commended the Niger Delta Avengers, NDA, for declaring a ceasefire even as it urged the Federal Government to accept the militant group’s offer of dialogue in good faith. The NDA, which has claimed responsibility for a spate of bombings of oil facilities in the …

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Spectranet Re-introduces N7, 000 Data Plan


As part of its commitment to improve customer’s experience and make internet available to all at affordable price, Spectranet 4G LTE has re-introduced a N7, 000 data plan. With the new data plan customers are entitled to 15GB data and monthly roll over. According to the Head of Marketing, Mike …

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Tanker Crash Kills Driver, Injures Two Others In Ebonyi


A tanker driver reportedly lost his live while two of his conductors were gravely injured in a crash that occurred when the tanker that was conveying petroleum product fell while they were trying to negotiate a bend along Onueke in Ezza South Local Government Area of Ebonyi State. Confirming the …

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Another Illegal Oil Well Discovered In Lagos


The Nigerian Army and officers of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC have uncovered another illegal oil well in Lagos State. This came barely two weeks after the police and other security agencies discovered about 10 houses on Ibadan and Abeokuta streets in Ilasamaja axis of the state, …

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FG To Train Ex-Militants In Farming


The Federal Government has announced its plan to train 500 ex-militants in agriculture and aquaculture under its amnesty programme. Speaking to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Niger Delta, Paul Boro, made this disclosure this to the shortly after his visit to …

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Gov Amosun Begins Demolition Of Illegal Structures


The Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun has commenced the demolition of shanties and illegal structures along the Lagos -Ibadan Expressway. According to the government, the aim of the exercise is to actualize the plans and vision of the ‘Project Go-Green’ which includes beautification of roadsides around the state. The vision …

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