Monday , 26 September 2016


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Lagos Registers Over 6,000 Private Schools, Warns Defaulters

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About 6,083 private schools have been reportedly captured in the ongoing Private School registration in Lagos State. The state government had began a fresh registration exercise for private schools across the six education districts on July 28 to create a central database of Private schools’ operators. Statistics from the exercise …

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Demanding My Resignation Over Osun Students’ Poor WAEC Results Are Ignorant – Aregbesola

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Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State has told critics demanding his resignation over the state’s woeful performance in the recently released Senior Secondary WAEC results, to shut up. The governor’s spokesperson, Semiu Okanlawon, said Wednesday that those calling for Mr. Aregbesola’s resignation were “naive and ignorant of statistics”. According to Mr. …

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Tambuwal Moves To End Street Begging In Sokoto

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The Sokoto State Government has moved to ban street begging in the state, saying the practice, common in the North, reduces the individual’s self-worth and runs against the tenets of Islam. The State Governor, Alhaji Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, made this known yesterday at the distribution of allowances and other forms …

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17yr Old Student Defiles 3-Year-Old Girl In Lagos

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A 17-year-old secondary school student, Muyideen Lawal, who allegedly defiled a three-year-old girl, was on Wednesday brought before a Surulere Magistrates’ Court in Lagos. The accused, who resides at No.1, Temitope St., Ajangbadi on Lagos-Badagry Expressway, is standing trial on a charge of defilement. The prosecutor, Sgt. Anthonia Osayande told …

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Oshiomhole Cleared Backlog Of Inherited Pension, Gratuity Arrears Up To 2011-Commissioner

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The Governor Adams Oshiomhole administration of Edo, which came into power on November 12, 2008, inherited pension and gratuity arrears from 1998, the Commissioner for Establishment and Special Duties, Comrade Didi Adodo, said on Wednesday. The commissioner, who was speaking to newsmen in Benin City, the state capital, said the …

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Three Docked For Defrauding Konga Of N35m

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Three men, John Nweke, Stephen Anike and Kelechi Emenike were on Wednesday arraigned before the Federal High Court in Lagos by the Police Special Fraud Unit (SFU) yesterday for allegedly obtaining i-Phones worth N35m from one of Nigeria’s leading e-commerce comapny, Konga, without paying for them. The trio were accused …

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Labourers Remanded In Prison For Killing Colleague Over Stolen Handset

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Two labourers, Ayuba Abu, 32 and Dogo Yakubu, 30, have been remanded in prison by an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court for allegedly torturing their colleague, Mamudu Amidu, 34, to death over stealing of a mobile phone. In his statement, the prosecutor, Sgt, Jimah Iseghede told the court that the …

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How the Celestial Church of Christ’s spiritual head, Prophet Suru Maforikan Died

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Reports indicate the spiritual father of the Celestial Church of Christ, Prophet Surulere has passed away after a protracted illness. The 86-year-old man of God became the spiritual father of the church after Gilbert Oluwatosin Jesse (who was the spiritual head at the time) died in 2003. According to his …

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400 Contractors Bid For Nigeria Railway Canteens, Others

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The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) on Tuesday said that no fewer than 400 bidders were competing to participate in its capital projects for 2016. “The bidders are bidding for alternative revenue streams like canteens, clubs and car parks, communication centres and others; the disposal of scrap metals and other capital …

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Dickson To Militants: Don’t Use Bayelsa As Launching Pad For Violence

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Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State on Wednesday warned miscreants against using the state as a launching pad for militancy and other criminal activities. Dickson, who condemned Monday’s brutal killing of three soldiers in Nembe local government area of the state, oredered militants to leave Bayelsa alone. The governor said …

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Staff Of Abia State Hospital Management Board Protest Over Non-Payment Of Salaries

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The Abia State Hospital Management Board staff showed up at work today dressed in black to protest the non-payment of their salaries within the last six months. The workers in the hundreds stood in front of their offices carrying placards with writings such as “Stop The Removal/Slashing Of Our Allowances”, …

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Nsukka Jail Break: 15 Inmates Escape From Prison

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About 15 inmates were believed to have escaped from Nsukka Prison in Enugu state in a jail-break that occurred on Tuesday night. A source at the prison who spoke on Wednesday on the condition of anonymity said the inmates broke their cells and scaled over the perimeter fence. “The inmates …

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Lagos Acquires Land For Farming In 3 South-Western States

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In an effort to boost and economy, food security and employment in the country, the Lagos State government said it has acquired landed properties in Ogun, Ondo and Osun states for large-scale mechanised farming. The State Commissioner for Information, Mr Steve Ayorinde, made this disclosure in an interview with the …

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Four Officers,16 Soldiers Face Court Martial

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Four officers and sixteen other ranks of the Nigerian Army are facing Court Martial over offences committed in the theatre of the Operation Lafiya Dole. Acting General Officer Commanding 7 Division, Major General Victor Ezugwu inaugurated the Court Martial on Wednesday following a directive from the Army Headquarters. According to …

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Boko Haram Kills 1,900 Herdsmen In 4 Years – Cattle Breeders Association

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The Al-Hayah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria said about 1,900 herdsmen were killed by Boko Haram terrorists in separate attacks in four years in Borno. Alhaji Ibrahim Mafa, Chairman of the Association, in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday said that members of the association …

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Gov Umahi Condemns Inhumane Treatment Of Teenage Girl

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Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi State, on Wednesday condemned the brutal treatment of a 15-year-old girl, Miss Uzoamaka Chukwu by some people in Ohaozara Local Government Area of the State for allegedly having s*x. The Coordinator of Ohaozara Development Centre, Mr Ogbonnaya Ene Odi and two policemen (names withheld) allegedly …

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Father Puts Dry Pepper In 10-Year-Old Daughter’s Private Part

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An Ogudu Magistrates’ Court, Lagos, on Wednesday remanded a 37-year-old father, Okoro Odia, in prison custody for putting grinded pepper on his 10-year-old daughter’s private part. Okoro is standing trial on a three-count of indecent treatment, attempt to commit murder and assault. Prosecutor Ihiehie Lucky told the court that the …

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Four Officers, 16 Soldiers Court-Martialed For Gun-Running In Maiduguri

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Four officers and 16 soldiers of the Nigerian Army have been arraigned before a court martial on charges of gun-running and murder. They were arraigned before the military court on Wednesday. The Acting General Officer Commanding (GOC) 7 Division, Maiduguri, Brig.-Gen. Victor Ezugwu, while inaugurating the court martial at the …

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Jail break: 15 Inmates Escape From Nsukka Prison

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At least 15 inmates were believed to have escaped from Nsukka Prison in Enugu state in a jail-break that occurred on Tuesday night. A reliable source at the prison who pleaded anonymity, told News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Nsukka on Wednesday that the inmates broke their cells and scaled …

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Bolanle Austen-Peters, Theo Lawson and Kenneth Gyang call for entries in Heineken’s #ShapeYourCity campaign

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Heineken, the world’s leading international premium beer, in its ongoing attempt to enhance the cities of the world, brings the third edition of its Cities campaign to Nigeria. This year’s campaign tagged “Shape your City” is aimed at transforming great cities while broadening the imagination of the new generation city …

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