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Chime Urges FG To Rehabilitate Federal Roads In S/East


Governor Sullivan Chime of Enugu State has appealed to the Federal Government to fast-track the rehabilitation of all bad federal roads in the South East. Chime made the call in Enugu on Friday at the opening ceremony of the 25th Enugu International Trade Fair. The governor represented by Chief Ikechukwu ... Read More »

UNTH Performs 40 Open Heart Surgeries


     No fewer than 40 patients suffering different kinds of heart diseases have undergone successful open heart operations at the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, (UNTH), Ituku-Ozalla, Enugu State in the last one year, according to Chief Medical Director (CMD) of the hospital, Dr. Chris Amah. He said this while ... Read More »

Fulani Herdsmen: IGP Constitutes Committee To End Crisis


In a bid to stem the ugly tide of violence by Fulani Herdsmen in some parts of the country, the Inspector-General of Police (IG), Mohammed Abubakar, held an interactive meeting with the leadership of Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore (Umbrella body for Fulani Herdsmen), which comes as the first of a ... Read More »

Kutigi Expresses Shock Over Cofab Delegate, Misau’s Death, Plenary Resumes Monday

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Chairman of the National Conference, Justice Idris Kutigi, on Thursday, expressed shock over the death of a delegate, retired Assistant Inspector General (AIG) of Police, Hamma Misau. This is contained in a statement by Assistant Secretary of the conference, Mr Akpandem James in Abuja on Friday. It said the confab ... Read More »

Petroleum Tanker Drivers’ Association Leader Kidnapped In Kaduna


The National Treasurer of the Petroleum Tanker Drivers Association, PTD, Abdullahi Haruna, also known as 63, has been abducted by gunmen from his Kaduna home. According to family sources, the kidnappers stormed Mr. Haruna’s residence near Bibal Hospital in Tudun Wada around 10 p.m. on Friday and whisked him away ... Read More »

The Sun Associate Editor ‘Abducted’ From Lagos Home By Abia Policemen


The management of Sun Publishing Limited said yesterday that policemen from the Abia State Command on Thursday ‘abducted’ an associate editor of the newspaper Mr. Ebere Wabara, from his Surulere residence in Lagos. Ebere is also Special Assistant, Media to former governor of Abia State and founder of The Sun newspaper, ... Read More »

Lagos Sues FG Over Deductions


The Lagos State Government has dragged the Federal Government to the Supreme Court, challenging its power to deduct one percent from the revenue due to all federation units from the Federation Account for the sole purpose of funding police reforms. In the originating summons filed pursuant to sections 1(3) and ... Read More »

We’ll Resist Allocation Of Grazing Reserves To Fulani Herdsmen – S/E CAN


The South East zonal chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, yesterday warned that it would resist any attempt to create grazing reserves for Fulani herdsmen in any part of the South-East geo-political zone. The CAN zonal chairman, Bishop David Eberechukwu, who made this known in a statement in ... Read More »

National Conference: Northern Delegates Dismiss Threat Of Boycott


National Conference delegates from the north under the aegis of Northern Delegates Forum have dismissed threats of walking out or boycotting the on-going conference. This came following a threat by Lamido of Adamawa, Alhaji Aliyu Mustapha, to walk out of the conference because of the conduct of some of the ... Read More »

Reps Urge FG To Set Up Judicial Panel of Enquiry On Oyo Ritualist Den


The House of Representative has called on the federal government to set up a judicial panel of enquiry into the operations of ritualists in Oluyole local government of Oyo State where a kidnappers’ den was recently uncovered with captives, who were set free. This is just as the legislators also ... Read More »

Lagos Directorate Of Public Prosecutions Absolves Sign Fireman Of Murder


Two months after he was arrested by the police for allegedly instructing a member of his church, Ikechukwu Egbo, to strangulate a virgin girl for money rituals, Pastor Ofuche Ukoha popularly known as Sign Fireman of the Perfect Christianity Mission, has been cleared of all murder charges. The Lagos State ... Read More »

Teachers, Engineer Abducted In Delta


Gunmen recently invaded a secondary school in Awhire-Agbarha-Otor, Ughelli North Local Government Area, Delta State, kidnapping two teachers and one engineer attached to a contracting firm working in the community. The kidnappers reportedly stormed the school premises at about midday and took the three victims in the full glare of ... Read More »

NDLEA Arrest Man With 120g Of Heroin Inserted In His Anus


A 34-year-old man was yesterday caught with 120 grammes of heroin hidden in his anus at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, (MMIA) Lagos. Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) arrested Mr. Ulelu Ugwumba Michael during the screening of passengers on Qatar airline flight on his way from ... Read More »

World Bank Supports Lagos With $200m


Global lender, World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors has approved the sum of $200 million to support Lagos State for the ongoing reforms pertaining to fiscal sustainability, budget planning, budget execution, and the investment climate  in Lagos State. The first in a proposed series of two development policy operations, the ... Read More »

Court Nullifies Collection Of Toll On Lekki-Ikoyi Bridge

Lekki-Ikoyi Bridge

A Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos State has nullified the collection of any toll or tariff on the Lekki-Ikoyi Bridge. Presiding judge, Justice Saidu, held that the power of control over all navigable waterways in Nigeria resides in the Federal Government, and not any state government. According to ... Read More »

Boko Haram Mercenary From Chad Arrested By The Military


A heavily armed suspect of Chad and Burkina Faso nationality was recently captured by the troops of the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF), a statement by the Director of Defence Information (DDI), Maj-Gen Chris Olukolade Thursday said. Olukolade said sustained patrols and searches by the MNJTF had led to the ... Read More »

NERC Licences Mobil To Build 575MW Power Plant


The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) on Friday grant operational licence to international oil company, Mobil Producing Nigeria Unlimited (MPN) to build and operate a 575 megawatts (MW) power plant to be located at Eket in Akwa Ibom state. NERC disclosed its final approval in a statement in Abuja saying ... Read More »

Soldiers Kill 11 Insurgents, Apprehend Others Attempting To Escape To Cameroon.


The military yesterday said 11 terrorists were killed when the troops engaged the terrorists in a gun duel. Others were apprehended as they attempted to escape to Cameroon through Taraba and Adamawa borders. The Director, Defence Information and Coordinator of Joint Information Centre, Counter terrorism Campaign Maj.-Gen. Chris Olukolade, who ... Read More »

Fake Preacher Arrested With Human Skull In Ibadan, Beaten To A Pulp


A man, who disguised as a Christian preacher was, on Thursday, nearly lynched by a mob when he was found to be in possession of a human skull in Ibadan, Oyo State. The ancient city has been on the edge since the discovery of a horror forest that was allegedly ... Read More »

47 In Police Custody Over Electoral Offences In Lafia – CP


The Nasarawa State Police Command on Thursday said it had arrested 47 persons in connection with electoral offences committed during last Saturday’s local government elections in the state. The state Commissioner of Police, Mr Ibrahim Kpotun-Idris, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lafia said 27 of them, including six women, had been ... Read More »