Monday , 5 December 2016

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Imo To Employ 1,000 Repented Ex-Militants


The Imo State Government has said it is making arrangement to absorb 1,000 ex-militants from Ohaji/Egbema and Oguta Local Government Areas into the state civil service. Gov. Okorocha’s Deputy Chief of Staff, Mr Kingsley Uju confirmed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday. The governor recently announced …

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Man Jailed 2 Months For stealing Blocks In Abuja


A Karmo Grade 1 Area Court in Abuja on Wednesday sentenced a 25-year-old labourer, Elisha Julius, to two months imprisonment for stealing blocks worth N60,000. Julius, a resident of Kado Bimko Village, Abuja, was   convicted after he pleaded guilty for theft and begged for leniency. The Area Court judge, Sadiq …

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NDLEA Nab 2 With Drugs Worth Over N2.5bn In Cross-River


Officials of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) said it has arrested two persons, Azuka Emmanuel (55) and Ndubuisi Okafor (23), caught in possession of drugs worth over N2.5 billion in Cross River State. Confirming the arrests, the state NDLEA Director, Mrs. Anthonia Edeh, said the duo were apprehended …

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Okowa Clarifies State Of Health, Says He Only Sustain Minor Injury From Broken Bathroom Tile

Ifeanyi Okowa

Governor of Delta state, Mr. Ifeanyi Okowa has debunked rumours flying around that he has been stricken by an unknown disease after being reported he slumped in the government house. Okowa who spoke on Wednesday during a church service at the Government House Chapel, said he only sustained injuries on his head …

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Drug Trafficking: Court Sentences 20 Year-Old To Eighteen Months Imprisonment In Lagos


A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos on Wednesday sentenced one Abiodun Oyatolu, 20, to eighteen months in prison for trafficking heroin that weighs 9.9 gm. The prosecutor, Mr Jeremiah Aernan, in his statement presented the court an evidence of a written statement of the accused, a request for scientific aid …

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Mob Burns Shi’ites Leader’s Residence In Kaduna

Islamic Movement

The outlawed Shiite Muslims in Kaduna state have come under attack again.   The home of Mukhtar Sahabi, a leader of the Shiite Islamic sect, along Zango Road was torched by angry youth in Tudun Wada, Kaduna, on Wednesday morning. Shiites residing in the house were also attacked by the …

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Just In: Explosion Rocks Maiduguri

Boko Haram

A car bomb explosion has been reported in Maiduguri, the stronghold of the dreaded Islamist militant group Boko Haram. The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), on Wednesday reported the explosion in a series of tweets as it added that emergency workers are already on their way to the scene. “There is …

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Soldiers Surround Shi’ite Gathering In Kaduna

soldiers surround Shiite gathering in Kaduna

Following the Kaduna State Government ban on activities of Shiites in the state, soldiers have been reported to have surrounded a gathering of Shiite Muslims in the state with worshippers trapped inside. Today marks an important holiday for Shiites, Ashura, which marks the death of Imam Hussein, a grandson of the Muslim …

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DSS Traces More Evidence Of Corruption To Arrested Judges


One of the seven judges arrested by the Department of State Services (DSS) will have explanations to give over how he came about a fleet of about 15 cars including a Rolls Royce, it was learnt yesterday. The judge, who is said to have a high taste, allegedly hired a …

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Lagos To Recruit 5000 Neighbourhood Watchers To Boost Security


Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Tuesday disclosed plans to recruit at least 5,000 Neighbourhood Watchers to boost security across the State, with new recruits expected to earn at least N25, 000 monthly with other allowances. Governor Ambode, who spoke at the 3rd Quarter 2016 Town Hall Meeting, held at …

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Oba Akiolu Heaps Blame Of Lagos Special Status Denial On Obasanjo

Oba Akiolu

Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu, has blamed former President Olusegun Obasanjo for failure of Lagos not being granted special status. The Senate had last Wednesday rejected a bill sponsored by Senator Oluremi Tinubu (APC/Lagos Central) seeking special status and federal grants for Lagos State in view of the avalanche of …

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Kidnapped Lagos Pupils, Teachers Regain Freedom


Indications emerged last night that the four pupils and two teachers kidnapped last Thursday at the Lagos State Model College, Igbonla in Epe, have regained their freedom. The pupils – Abu, Emmanuel Okonkwo, Jeremiah Ruth, Isaac Adebisi – Vice Principal, Junior School, AO Oyesola and English teacher, Lukman Oyerinde, were …

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C’ttee Of VCs To Universities: Upload All ‘Authentic’ Graduates For NYSC


The Committee of Vice-Chancellors (CVC) has directed universities to upload the names of all eligible graduates for mobilization in the 2016 Batch ‘B’ of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC). A statement by the committee on Tuesday in Abuja said that its stance was sequel to its meeting with the Director-General …

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Billionaire Businesswoman Folorunsho Alakija Reveals Her Worst Day in Business


How did one woman rise to the top of the competitive patriarchal oil and gas industry, lose everything and fight the Nigerian government and win? For Folorunsho Alakija, its simple, “Folorunsho Alakija never gives up, my children never give up and my husband never gives up”, and that tenacity has …

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Attempt To Deify Judges Over Arrest Hypocritical – CACOL


The Coalition Against Corrupt Leaders, CACOL, on Tuesday backed the anti-corruption war against suspected corrupt judges, describing any attempt to deify members of the bench over arrest, as hypocritical. The Executive Chairman of CACOL, Debo Adeniran, who made this known in a press statement, said the arrest of the suspected …

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No Plan To Convert Fayose’s Office To Hotel – Ekiti Govt


The Ekiti state government on Tuesday assured that the present governor’s office will not be converted to a hotel when Governor Ayodele Fayose relocates to a new governor’s office. The government also said it had not abandoned its plan to construct an airstrip, explaining that the project is being stalled …

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Post-Graduate Students’ Body Lauds DSS Over Judges Arrest


The National Association of Nigerian Post-graduate Students (NAN-POSTGRADs) has expressed support for the Department of State Service (DSS) in its fight against corruption and acts that could threaten internal security. Mr. Kingsley Nwanze, the President of the association, expressed the support in a statement issued in Abuja on Tuesday. Nwanze …

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Zakzaky vs DSS: Judge Advises Out Of Court Settlement


The Federal High Court, sitting in Abuja has advised that the fundamental human rights case brought by the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, against the Federal Government, should be settled amicably out of court. The court, presided over by Justice Gabriel Kolawole, gave the …

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Killer Herdsmen Should Be Treated As Criminals Sultans Charges FG


The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III, yesterday said herdsmen, who kill in whatever guise, are criminals and must be treated as such. The Sultan, who asked the Federal Government to prosecute killer herdsmen without further ado, maintained that the frequent clashes between farmers and herders were not …

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Prices of Biscuits, Bread To Go Up 15%


The prices of biscuits, bread and other related commodities are set to be increased by 15 per cent. The Association of Master Bakers and Caterers of Nigeria (AMBCON) said the increment will kick off with effect from 17th of this month. The Association held a joint meeting of the South-South and South-East …

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