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Herdsmen, Hawkers, Motorcyclists Banned In Abuja

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The Administration of the capital of Nigeria, Abuja, has restated the banning of begging, street hawking, cattle grazing and commercial motorcycle (Okada) in the city. The FCT Minister, Muhammad Bello, said this after an emergency FCT Security Committee meeting held in Abuja on Monday. According to him, the FCT Administration …

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Lagos Set To Shut 10,000 Schools


The Lagos State Government has said it will shut down over 10,000 schools operating illegally in the state beginning from the next academic session. Deputy Governor, Dr. Idiat Adebule, said operators failed to register their schools after the registration procedure was simplified by the ministry of education. Adebule said this …

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Use ‘Buy Now’ on Efritin for FREE delivery within 24 hours


‘Buy Now’ is a newly introduced service on Efritin that enables quick safe, easy and FREE delivery of items bought on the site within 24 hours. This service has been introduced to ease the safety and convenience issues around online classifieds transactions in the country. What this means now is …

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Kaduna Partners With Vicampro To Establish West Africa’s Biggest Rice/Potato Processing Plant


The Kaduna State government has entered into partnership with an agricultural firm, Vicampro to set up a modern multi-billion naira French Rice/Potato plant in Manchok, Kaura local government area of the state. The processing plant when completed would be biggest in West Africa and would offer 30,000 direct jobs to the teeming …

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Shi’ites To FG: Free Zakzaky Within Two Weeks Or Else…


Members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) under the umbrella of the “Save Sheik Zakzaky’s Life Group”, have threatened to occupy the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, in their thousands if the Federal Government does not release their leader, Sheik Ibrahim El-Zakzaky. The group, in a statement signed by its …

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Katsina Immigration Command Stops 11 Nigerians From Migrating To Italy


The Katsina State command of the Nigeria Immigration Service, NIS, has stopped 11 persons from leaving the country to Italy. The NIS Comptroller in Katsina, Mohammed Rabiu Yaro, who paraded the intending emigrants, said they were intercepted as they tried to cross the country’s border at Komgolom town in the …

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Pastor Taiwo Odukoya’s daughter, Tolu Ijogun ordained a pastor


Tolu Odukoya Ijogun, daughter of Senior pastor of The Fountain of Life Church, Lagos and late televangelist Bimbo Odukoya, was ordained a pastor yesterday, September 18, 2016. READ: Pastor Taiwo Odukoya & Twin Sister Celebrate 60th Birthday The mother of two announced the good news via social media. She wrote: “Today …

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Drama in Church as Pastor’s Wife Fights Dirty with Husband’s Alleged Mistress


A mild drama has played out at the Angels of God Apostolic Church as the bishop’s wife exchanged blows with another congregant in a fight over the founder. B-metro reports that the incident occurred during a church conference in Esigodini, Zimbabwe. It is reported that Bishop Mkhwananzi’s wife, Ntombikayise Dube, …

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Suspect In Custody Steals Police Officer’s N1,200


A 28-year-old man, Deji Ayoola, who was arrested for alleged pick-pocketing has committed another crime of stealing N1,200 belonging to a police officer at the station where he was detained in Lagos. The spokesperson of the Lagos Police Command, SP Dolapo Badmos,  said the suspect, who was arrested by operatives …

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Ambode Sacks LASEMA Boss


Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode has relieved the General Manager, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA, Mr Michael Akindele, of his duties with effect from Sept. 14, 2016. The Head, Public Affairs Unit of the agency, Mr Adebayo Kehinde, made this revelation while speaking to reporters in Lagos on Monday. He …

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Herdsman Bags Two Years Jail Term For Grazing In Ekiti

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A Chief Magistrate Court sitting in Ado-Ekiti has sentenced one Ali Haruna to two years imprisonment for taking his cows for grazing in a farmland in Ado-Ekiti and destroying crops. The Magistrate, Idowu Ayenimo, in his judgement, said the accused was arraigned in his court on Jan 22, 2016 over …

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Boko Haram: Borno Reopens Secondary Schools After 2 Years


The Borno State Government said on Monday that it would re-open public secondary schools next week, two years after they were closed due to Boko Haram insurgency. The state’s Commissioner for Education, Inuwa Kubo, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Maiduguri that Internally Displayed Persons (IDPs) occupying the …

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Ambode Considerate Towards Workers Plight, Says Lagos NUT


The Lagos State chapter of Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) has commended Governor Akinwunmi Ambode for being considerate toward the plight of civil servants. The state deputy chairman of NUJ, Mr Adeshina Adedoyin, stated this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) yesterday He said that the …

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IPOB Declares Friday Stay-At-Home Day


The Directorate of State (DOS) and the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), have declared Friday, September 23, 2016 a sit-at-home day “for Biafrans worldwide”. The move is to protest against the continued detention of IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu, and in quest for the freedom of Biafrans. The group, therefore, enjoined …

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Supreme Court Judgment: Bello Hasn’t Packed Out Of Govt. House


Chairman of the Association of Local Governments of Nigeria (ALGON), Kogi State chapter, Taufiq Isa, has discountenanced the rumor that the State Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, has started packing him belongings and other personal effects out of the Government House, Lokoja. There were rumors at the weekend that Gov. Bello …

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Lagos Landlord: “Police Hunt for Kidnappers”


The Lagos and Ogun State Police Commands has launched a joint operation for the  search of the Isheri landlord kidnappers. According to the Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Dolapo Badmos, a superintendent of police, there is a strategy plan aimed at ensuring that the abducted victims were rescued alive. …

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Niger Gov Begs FG To Complete Abandoned Minna-Suleja Dual Carriageway


The Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Bello, has pleaded with the Federal Government to complete the abandoned dualization of Suleja-Minna road. He said the call for completion of the crucial road was to ensure safety, enhance socio-economic activities and reduce road accidents. Speaking when he carried out an inspection of …

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Why I Don’t Use My Bullet Proof Cars – Governor Shettima


Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno said he abandoned the use of bullet proof cars as an act of sympathy with the suffering masses who had no means of self-protection from terrorists. Mr. Shettima stated this on Sunday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Maiduguri. He said …

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Flood Kill 60-Year-Old Woman, Renders 500 Homeless In Zamfara

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More than 500 residents of Gumi town in Zamfara State has been rendered homeless while a 60-year-old woman also lost her life in the heavy rainfall that led to flood on Sunday in Gummi Local Government Area of the State. According to eyewitnesses, over 100 houses were destroyed in the …

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