Sunday , 19 February 2017

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Photos: Gov Dickson’s Wife Returns To Bayelsa With Her Quadruplets

Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State was full of praise and smiles as his wife, Mrs Rachael Dickson, finally arrived in Yenagoa the state capital with her quadruplets. The Joyous governor in the company of Bayelsans welcomed the new mother and her kids on Sunday at the King of Glory Chapel …

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Borno Gov Attacks Ali Modu Sheriff, Says His Inaction Led To The Escalation Of Boko Haram Insurgency

The Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima has accused his predecessor, Ali Modu Sheriff of causing the widespread of the Boko Haram insurgency in the northeast with his inaction during his time as the governor of the state. Shettima who made this allegation in response to Sheriff’s political statement that Boko …

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‘I Am Not A Thief’ – Ibori

  Former Governor of Delta State, James Ibori, who was released from jail in England last December after serving term for money laundering has said that he was wrongly accused and convicted for an offence he didn’t do. He made the statement on Sunday during a thanksgiving service in his honour …

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NSCDC Rescues 15-Year-Old Student From Kidnappers In Borno

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) on Sunday disclosed that it’s operatives rescued one Abdulkarim Garba, 15, a student of El-kanemi Islamic Collage of Theology (EICT), in Maiduguri from kidnappers. The Borno Commandant of the corps, Mr Ibrahim Abdullahi, disclosed this in Maiduguri on Sunday in an interview …

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APC Sweeps Yobe LG Election

The Yobe State Independent Electoral Commission has declared the All Progressives Congress winner in all the seventeen Local Government elections conducted in the state on Saturday. Alhaji Jauro Abdu, the Chairman of the Commission who announced the results disclosed that all the chairmanship positions in the election were unopposed for the APC …

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NEMA Confirms Death Of 23 In Truck Accident Along Kano-Zaria Road

At least 23 people were killed in an accident along Kano-Zaria road, the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, has said. The agency said 58 people were also injured in the Friday accident involving a truck loaded with firewood. Musa Ilallah, the North-West zonal coordinator of the agency, said ton Sunday …

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Jackson Nimmwang Of APC Wins Plateau By-Election

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, on Sunday declared Jackson Nimmwang, APC candidate, the winner of Saturday’s Langtang South State Constituency by-election in Plateau. The INEC Returning Officer, Tor Iorapuu, declared in Mabodi, that Mr. Nimmwang polled 3,688 votes to beat his counterpart form Mega Progressives Peoples Party, MPPP, Rinsmicit …

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Katsina Earmarks N500m For Establishment Of Tomato Paste Factory

Katsina State government has awarded a N500 million contract for a Tomato Paste Processing Plant at Kokami Village, Danja Local Government Area. The contract was awarded to National Research Institute of Chemical Technology (NARICT) in Zaria. Mr. Aliyu Bello Abubakar, the Acting Chairman of Danja Local Government Area, said on …

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Meet Aisha, Former Antelope Hunter Turns Boko Haram Hunter

As seven abducted women and four children were being taken deeper into Sambisa forest, Aisha Bakari Gombi received a call. The voice was familiar: an army commander asking her to assemble a group of hunters to track them down. The seven had vanished earlier that day after a group of …

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Wema Bank Executive Director Joins Lagos State Elite Economic Team

Moruf Oseni, the executive director in charge of North & Retail Directorate at Wema Bank Plc. has been appointed as a member of the Lagos State Economic Advisory Committee whose primary role is to offer advice to the government under the four strategic 2012-2025 Lagos State Development Plan (LSDP). Moruf …

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Yobe State LG Elections Begins Peacefully

Election into the 17 Local Government Areas in Yobe has commenced peacefully on Saturday with electoral officers reporting on time with election materials. A correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), who monitored the election at Central Primary school, Ajari, Bindigari and Ali Marami, reports that voting commenced few …

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Sokoto Governor Dissolves Internal Revenue Board

Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal has approved the dissolution of the management committee of the State Board of Internal Revenue. The State Commissioner of Finance, Alhaji Saidu Umar, in a statement, said a nine-member interim management committee had been constituted, pending when a substantive board would be appointed. The commissioner …

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DPR Seals 27 Filling Stations In Akwa Ibom

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), Eket field office, said it sealed 27 filling stations for selling above government’s approved pump price of N145 per litre in the state. Mr Bassey Nkanga, the Operations Controller of DPR, gave the figures on Saturday in Eket when Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of …

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Lagos Marathon: 7-Year-Old Damilola Dazzles

A seven-year-old, Damilola Oluwaseun, became the highlight of the 2nd Access Bank Lagos City Marathon when she completed 10km of the 42km race. Oluwaseun, who joined the race at 32km which is at the end of Lekki Bridge, said she was elated to have run 10km. “I feel happy that …

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Hoodlums Attack NYSC Member In Cross River

Some unidentified hoodlums in the early hours of Saturday attacked a corps member, Miss Gbenimachor Chinezendu-Ezinne, in her residence at Obubra Local Government Area of Cross River. Chinezendu-Ezinne, a 2016 Batch B `Stream 1’ corps member, is currently doing her primary assignment at the General Hospital in Obubra. The hoodlums …

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Hoodlums Destroy Structure For Army Base In Southern Kaduna

Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State has decried the destruction of the foundation and structure laid for the proposed Nigerian Army Battalion in Southern Kaduna. The structure was laid last week by the Nigeria Army in readiness for the establishment of the Battalion to tackle the lingering problem of insecurity …

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Wike Holds Airport Reception For Osinbajo

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State on Friday held a reception for visiting acting President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo at the Port Harcourt International Airport, Omagwa. Osinbajo who visited the Niger Delta for a peace talk over crisis going on in the region landed at the airport on his way to Bayelsa …

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350 Mosques Across Borno Offers Special Prayer For Buhari

Three hundred and fifty Imams led Thousands of Muslims in prayers across Borno State Friday to offer special prayers for the full recovery of President Muhammadu Buhari, who is currently vacationing in the UK. The special prayers at the Jummat service were at the instance of the Chief Imam of …

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Army Demotes, Imprison 2 Soldiers For Assaulting Physically Challenged Man

The Nigerian Army has demoted two soldiers, Cpl. Bature Samuel and Cpl. Abdulazeez Usman of 82 Provost Company in Onitsha, Anambra, to Private for manhandling a physically challenged Nigerian, Chijioke Orakwu. The Nigerian Army spokesman, Brig.-Gen. Sani Usman, made this known in a statement in Abuja on Friday. Usman said …

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Photos: Wads Of Cash Discovered In Ex-NNPC GMD, Andrew Yakubu’s House

A special operation conducted by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on February 3 on a building belonging to a former Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Andrew Yakubu, in Kaduna, yielded the recovery of $9,772,800 (Nine Million, Seven Hundred and Seven Two Thousand, …

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