Saturday , 30 April 2016

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SHOCKING!!! Building kills Mother, Daughter In Abeokuta

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An expectant mother and her five years old daughter were crushed to death when an old building suddenly caved in on them in Onifufu/Aderupaba neigbourhood at Oke-Ijeun area of Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital. The pregnant woman was taking her children, Ganiyat and Ganiyu to school in the morning today when …

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Religious tolerance key to fight against insurgency, says Saraki

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Senate President, Dr Abubakar Bukola Saraki has identified tolerance, harmony and better understanding of religious tenets by adherents as the long term solution to the problem of insurgency and other conflicts facing the nation in particular, and the world in general. Speaking while receiving the leadership of Nasrul-Lahi-l-Fatih Society Of …

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Brussels Bombing: Police Calls For Vigilance Among Airport Users, Beefs Up Security

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The Lagos Airport Police Command on Thursday advised passengers and other airport users to be more vigilant following the recent terrorist attack on the Brussels Airport in Belgium. The command’s spokesman, ASP Joseph Alabi, gave the advice while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos. NAN reports …

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Boko Haram Abduct 16 Women, Girls In Adamawa

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The police, residents and a federal lawmaker have confirmed the abduction of at least 16 female residents of Sabongari Madagali in Madagali Local Government Area of Adamawa State by suspected Boko Haram Terrorists on Wednesday. The police said a detachment of policemen had been deployed to search for the abducted …

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EFCC Denies Leaking Information That Led To Judge’s Withdrawal From Saraki’s Case

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, yesterday denied releasing any information to an online platform against Justice Abdul Kafarati of the Federal High Court, Abuja. The commission made the clarification in a statement by its Head of Media and Publicity, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren against the backdrop of withdrawal of …

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I Feared I Was Going To Die On My Coronation Day – Olubadan

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The Olubadan of Ibadan, Oba Saliu Adetunji, has confessed that he thought he was going to die on the day of his coronation, saying the sight of the mammoth crowd that came to witness the historic event scared him. Adetunji spoke in his palace yesterday when Bishop Wale Oke of …

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Mixed Reactions Trail Passage Of The 2016 Budget By National Assembly

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President Muhammadu Buhari presented the 2016 budget proposal of 6.07 trillion naira on Tuesday, December 22, and yesterday the budget was passed by the National Assembly. Nigeria’s 2016 budget is based on a crude oil benchmark price of $38 per barrel and a production estimate of 2.2 million barrels per …

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Rivers To Immortalize Corps Member Slain During Rerun Polls

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Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has announced that the state government would immortalize the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) member, Samuel Okonta, who was slain while carrying out election duties in the state last Saturday. Wike also promised to provide all necessary assistance to the police to unravel the …

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NAF Alpha Jet Veers Off Runway In Yola

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A Nigerian Air Force Alpha Jet (NAF/457), has veered off the run way at Yola Airport, Adamawa state. The incident occurred while the fighter jet was returning to base from a combat mission in Sambisa forest. A statement by the NAF spokesman, Group Captain Ayodele Famuyiwa, on Thursday said the …

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Court Adjourns Trial Of Akpobolokemi, Five Others Till April 18

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A Federal High Court in Lagos on Wednesday fixed April 18 for continuation of the trial of former Director General of Nigeria Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, Patrick Akpobolokemi and five others, charged with N2.6 billion theft. Justice Ibrahim Buba adjourned the case, which was earlier fixed for trial, …

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MASSOB Flays UN’s ‘Silence’ Over Killing Of Pro-Biafra Agitators

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The Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) has said it is disturbed over what it described as the “seemingly continued silence of the United Nations and other international bodies on the killing of pro-Biafra protesters in the Southeast”. The National Director of Information, Sunny Okereafor, …

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Police Confirm Arrest Of Two Wanted Boko Haram Commanders In Taraba

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The Taraba State Police Command yesterday confirmed the arrest of two wanted Boko Haram commanders in the state. One of the commanders, Ali Audu, was arrested in Tella, Gassol Local Government Area while the other, Abdulmumini Abdullahi, was nabbed in Bali Local Government Area. The Commissioner of Police, Shaba Alkali, …

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Ebonylife Films’ ‘Fifty’ Grosses Over N400m On Return On Investment

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It’s a wrap! FIFTY, the Box Office Smash Hit from EbonyLife Films, will this week close its remarkable 4-month cinema run in Nigeria. The much-talked about story of a pivotal week in the lives of four successful African Women in 21st century Lagos has redefined return on investment metrics in …

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Police To Open Recruitment Portal On April 1

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The Police Service Commission (PSC) has launched a portal for the recruitment of 10,000 officers as directed by President Muhammadu Buhari. At the National Security Summit last year, Buhari ordered the Police to recruit more men to boost security. The Commission Chairman, Mike Okiro, who unveiled the portal, said the …

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Kaduna Workers Protest El-Rufai’s Verification Policy

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Civil servants in Kaduna State stayed away from work in protest against the new verification exercise introduced by the state government mandating them to indicate if they want to be part of a labour union or not. They condemned what they described as the deliberate attempt by the Kaduna State …

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Minister Of Budget Commends National Assembly For Passing 2016 Appropriation Bill

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The Minister of Budget and National Planning, Senator Udoma Udo Udoma has commended the National Assembly for passing the 2016 budget today. “I wish to commend the National Assembly for passing the 2016 budget today. I am particularly pleased that they have kept the budget within the amount the Executive …

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Quality Education Is Not Free – Oshiomole

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Edo State Governor Adams Oshiomhole says giving the reality of the nation’s GDP, quality education cannot be free. The governor said this when he visited the National Universities Commission (NUC) on Wednesday, where he stressed that the future of Nigeria lies in the quality of its human capital, adding that …

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Senate Passes 2016 Appropriation Bill

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The Senate Wednesday passed the 2016 Appropriation bill that reduces spending by N17bn and eliminates several billion Naira shortfall. Tweets from the official Twitter handle of the 8th Senate confirmed the development. The #Budget2016 is hereby passed. — Nigerian Senate (@NGRSenate) March 23, 2016 Senate President @bukolasaraki appreciates all Senators …

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El-Zakzaky’s Daughter Narrates How Soldiers Shot And Arrested Her Father & Mother

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The daughter of the detained leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, Suhaila, yesterday addressed a press conference at the Kaduna State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) where she gave graphic account of how her father and mother were shot and arrested by troops …

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IGP Extends Deadline For Revalidation Of Tinted Permit

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The Inspector General of Police (IGP) Solomon Arase, on Tuesday ordered the extension of the deadline for the ongoing revalidation of tinted permit, police character clearance and firearms licence from 18th March to 31st May 2016. A statement Wednesday by police spokesperson, Olabisi Kolawole, said the extension has become imperative …

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