Friday , 6 May 2016

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Lagos Lawmaker Advocates Fire Extinguisher In Every Building


Mr. Olushola Shokunle, Chairman, Lagos State House of Assembly Committee on Special Duties has advocated that each building should have a fire extinguisher to curb fire disasters in the state. “If we can come up with a law that will mandate each building to have fire extinguishers, it will go …

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Recover Stolen Funds Rather Than Take World Bank, AfDB Loans, Falana Tells FG


Lagos lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN) has urged the Federal Government to muster the political will and courage to recover over $200 billion stolen wealth of Nigeria withheld by some international oil companies instead of taking take a loan of $3.5 billion from the World Bank and the African Development Bank. …

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Lawmaker Tasks FG On Stopping Diversion Of Petrol To Benin Republic


Lawmaker representing Badagry II in the Lagos State House of Assembly, Mr Setonji David, on Sunday urged President Muhammadu Buhari to adopt measures to stop the alleged diversion of petrol to neighbouring countries through the Seme border in Lagos State. According to David, who spoke with the News Agency of …

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400 Illegal Mini Refineries Destroyed In Bayelsa In 3 Months – NSCDC

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With Nigerians groaning under the effects of lingering fuel scarcity, the government destroyed more than 400 illegal refineries in three months, a security official said. The Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Bayelsa said it destroyed more than 400 illegal mini refineries operated by oil thieves in the …

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Protests Against Me Are Sponsored By My Political Enemies – Saraki


President of the Senate, Abubakar Bukola Saraki, yesterday, alerted Nigerians of a plot to stampede him out of office through sponsored mass protests in Abuja and Lagos. However, he said he remained committed to carrying out his responsibilities and would not be distracted by protests, which, according to him, are …

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We’ll Soon Apprehend Those Behind Attack On Falae’s Farm, Death Of Guard – Police


The Ondo State Police Command has confirmed the attack on Chief Olu Falae’s farm along Igbatoro Road in Akure, the Ondo State capital penultimate Saturday. Mr. Falae, a former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, has recently been a victim of untoward happenings. Last October, he was abducted on …

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Fuel Queues Are Disappearing But They May Return Because…


Fuel scarcity may be easing across the country but it may return soon as money deposit banks have been selling foreign exchange above the official rate of N197 to a dollar to oil marketers. The Executive Secretary, Major Oil Marketers Association of Nigeria (MOMAN), Mr. Femi Olawore, said banks are …

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FCT Council Polls: Voters Sold PVCs For As Low As N200 – TMG


The Transition Monitoring Group (TMG) has said that yesterday’s Federal Capital Territory (FCT) area councils’ elections was rife with vote buying with residents selling their votes for a low as N200. A preliminary statement of the elections signed by the group’s spokesman Armsfree Ajanaku, also said that the city centre …

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Boko Haram War: Buhari Support Group Hails Military

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The Buhari Media Support Group (BMSG) has hailed the lead¬ership, and men of the Nigerian Armed Forces for their recent exploits in the Boko Haram-ravaged North East re¬gion of the country, which it said has given a new lease of life to the peo¬ple of the region. In a statement …

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DSS Confirms Arrest Of Al-Barnawi, Mastermind Of 2011 U.N Building Bombing In Abuja

Mohammed Usman aka Khalid Al-Barnawi

The Department of State Services (DSS) yesterday broke its silence over the arrest of Mohammed Usman also known as Khalid Al-Barnawi, described as a founding member of the Jama’at Ahl as-Sunnah lid Da’wah Wa’l-Jihad (Boko Haram) and later the Amir of the break-away faction, Jama’at Ansarul Muslimim Fi Biladi Sudan …

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DSS Accuses IPOB Of Abducting, Killing Five Hausa-Fulani Residents In Abia


The Department of State Services, DSS, on Saturday said it had uncovered mass graves of Hausa-Fulani residents abducted and murdered by suspected members of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, IPOB, in Abia State. The DSS said IPOB carried out the massacre of people of northern Nigerian origin as part of …

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National Assembly Tampered With The 2016 Budget – Report

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The Presidency and the Federal Executive Council (FEC) have identified eight major ways in which the National Assembly tampered with the 2016 Appropriation Bill sent to President Muhammadu Buhari last Thursday for his assent, The Nation reports. The infractions were detected by the ministers at their Friday’s emergency meeting called …

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Ex-Lagos Solicitor-General Denies Alleged Involvement In $10m Professional Fees Scam

Lawal Pedro

A former Solicitor-General for Lagos State, Mr. Lawal Pedro (SAN), has denied involvement in a $10 million professional fee scam rocking the law firm of legal luminary, Chief Afe Babalola (SAN). Babalola’s firm had in a petition forwarded to the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission, ICPC, alleged …

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Emefiele Doesn’t Charter Private Jets – CBN

Godwin Emefiele

Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Mr. Godwin Emefiele, did not travel in a private jet to bury his mother last week, a statement by the apex bank said on Saturday. The denial was in response to reports especially in the social media that Mr. Emefiele was in …

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Emefiele Victim Of Smear Campaign – CBN

Godwin Emefiele

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Saturday denied using private chartered flights, saying it was the target of a smear campaign by some sections of the media who are trying to tarnish the image of the CBN governor. “Mr. Emefiele and indeed other principal officers of the CBN have …

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Buhari Leaves Abuja For China On Sunday

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President Muhammadu Buhari will leave Abuja tomorrow for a working visit to China aimed at securing greater support from the country for the development of Nigeria’s infrastructure, especially in the power, roads, railways, aviation, water supply and housing sectors. President Buhari will hold talks with President Xi Jinping, Premier Li …

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Borno Has Lost 20,000 Lives, N2trn To Boko Haram Insurgency – Shettima

Kashim Shettima

Borno State yesterday said up to $6 billion (N2 trillion) has gone down the drains and about 20,000 people killed, with two million others displaced in the state since the Boko Haram insurgency in the country stated. Governor Ibrahim Shettima said this during the First National Economic Forum organised by …

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Buhari Urges Army To Sustain Tempo In War Against Insurgency


President Muhammadu Buhari has enjoined the Nigerian Armed Forces to sustain the tempo in the ongoing war against insurgency in the North-East of the country to stamp out terrorism. Speaking on Saturday while inaugurating the Nigerian Army Properties Limited (NAPL) mega filling station in Minna, Buhari, who was represented by …

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Fuel Scarcity: I Feel Your Pains – Buhari


President Muhammadu Buhari says he feels the pains of Nigerians at this time of fuel scarcity, poor power supply and economic downturn. “As a government that was propelled into office by the power of the people, we cannot but feel the pains of our compatriots, and we deeply empathise with …

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Is Diabetes Killing You? Get Rid Of It Naturally In 30days With These Steps!


If you have diabetes, what I’m about to share with you in this post could prevent you from having a premature heart attack, save your eyesight, kidneys, legs, and nerves—even save your life. Diabetes has a devastating effect on virtually every system in the body. This is what sets …

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