Monday , 23 October 2017

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Shocking!!! Bus driver killed by Police officer for refusing to stop at check point

The Enugu State police command has explained what led to the shooting that claimed two lives along the Enugu-Onitsha highway on Friday. In a statement issued by its spokesperson, Nkeiruka Nwode, the command said the refusal of a driver of a Toyota Camry to stop when flagged down by police …

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Catalonia threaten to protest against Spanish government

A Catalan party on Monday threatened “massive civil disobedience” if Spain dismisses the region’s government to stave off its threat to declare independence. The Popular Unity Candidacy (CUP) party denounced Madrid’s plans as the “biggest aggression” against the Catalan people since the Franco dictatorship. “This aggression will receive a response …

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Maina’s reinstatement confirmed by minister

The re-instatement of the former Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on Pension Reforms, Mr Abdulrasheed Maina, as an Acting Director has been confirmed by the Minister of Interior, retired Lt.-Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau  in his ministry. The confirmation came in a statement issued by the Press Secretary to the minister, …

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Armed robber arrested for vandalizing 57 cars

An ex-convict, identified as Kunle Afolabi, was arrested by operatives of the Rapid Response Squad, Lagos State Police Command. The  suspect was reportedly apprehended at CMS, Lagos Island, after he had vandalised a Toyota Corrolla on Broad Street. It was learnt that the car belonged to a deacon of First …

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Court orders the immediate release of Kidnapper Evans’ brother-in-law and N2m for damages

The Federal High Court in Lagos on Monday entered judgment against the Nigeria Police Force in the fundamental rights enforcement suit filed by the brother-in-law of alleged kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, alias Evans. Justice Mohammed Idris, in a judgment on Monday, declared Obiechina’s arrest and detention and constitutional, holding that …

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Kidnapper Evans in Court for second arraignment

Billionaire Kidnapper, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike a.k.a. Evans, ‎is currently before the Lagos State High Court in Igbosere. He is to be arraigned this morning before Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo on charges bordering on kidnapping, murder and illegal possession of firearms. The fresh charges are separate from the ones pressed against him before …

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Boko Haram suicide bombers kill 16 persons leaving, 18 others injured

Boko Haram suicide bombers attacked  Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, according to reports, the suicide bombers struck at two locations in the town, killing 16 persons. The Commissioner of Police in a text message to journalists said the attacks happened at the Muna garage area where many have been killed …

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We didn’t owe Late Kogi State Director salary – State Governor

The Kogi State Government has debunked the news making the round that,  Late Mr. Edward Soje, was owed 11 months salary, according to reports he was  paid salary in December 2016.   The Kogi State Head of Service, Deborah Ogunmola, in a statement on Sunday urged the media to be …

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I have no issue with Germany and France doing trade with Iran – Trump

US President Donald Trump said in an interview aired Sunday he does not object to France and Germany continuing trade with Iran, despite his refusal to certify the Iran nuclear deal. “I told them just keep making money,” the real estate mogul-turned-president told the Fox News program Sunday Morning Futures. …

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BVN : Nigerians might forfeit 46 million bank accounts

The Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Prosecution, Mr Okoi Obono-Obla, who was live on Channels Television’s Sunday Politics, believes the Federal Government will be justified should Nigerians who are yet to link their accounts with BVN. This came after an order of interim forfeiture made by Justice …

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Abducted African Church Bishop killed after church fail to pay ransom

Suspected kidnappers have killed the chaplain to the Bishop of the African Church, Ondo Central Diocese, Revd. David Ayeola. The gunmen shot Ayeola dead in a botched rescue operation after the church declined to pay the N100m ransom the kidnappers demanded. The African Church had offered N500,000 instead. PUNCH Metro …

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Ikeja residents storm Electricity office over poor power supply

It was all round chaos at the headquarters of Ikeja Electricity as residents of Onilekere, Onipetesi, Valley Estate, Santos Estate Phase I & II, Lagos State, stormed the office on Thursday to protest against poor power supply, outrageous estimated billings, as well as the poor state of a substation transformer …

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Dele Ogundele’s leg gets broken by a Police officer

A worker with the Eko Electricity Distribution Company, identified as Dele Ogundele, has been hospitalised after he was allegedly brutalised by a police sergeant attached to a house reportedly owned by a former Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar. It was learnt that the mobile policeman, Attah Aninoko, on Thursday dragged …

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Soldier and Youth clash, two persons confirmed dead

Two persons were said to have been shot during a clash between soldiers and some youths in Sopp Village, in the Riyom Local Government Area of Plateau State. Although details were still sketchy as of press time, our correspondent learnt that the youths were protesting against alleged poisoning of a …

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80 million Nigerians are expected to vote in 2019 – INEC

Yakubu speaking on the ongoing Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) said that no fewer than 3.2 million Nigerians had been registered in addition to the 70 million registered voters for the 2015 general elections. According to him, the credibility of election depends on the credibility of the Voter Register. We are …

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Lewis Hamilton wins US Grandprix

Lewis Hamilton edged closer to a fourth world championship on Sunday when he won the United States Grand Prix ahead of title rival Sebastian Vettel in a Ferrari. Mercedes star Hamilton now has a 66-point lead over Vettel with just three races left. Hamilton’s win also allowed Mercedes to retain …

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George Weah visits T.B Joshua ahead of Liberia Presidential run-off election

Liberia’s Presidential candidate and former football legend, George Weah, on Sunday attended a Church service in Lagos, Nigeria to “seek God’s face” for his nation. The famous Liberian Senator was part of a multi-cultural congregation at The Synagogue Church Of All Nations, SCOAN, led by T.B. Joshua. During his sermon …

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Usain Bolt set to pursue his football dream

Usain Bolt has vowed to pursue his dream of playing professional football but admits he will not “embarrass” himself if his goal is out of reach. The Jamaican track and field superstar, who retired from athletics after August’s World Championships, has long spoken of trying his hand at soccer and …

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Fayose can be the President of Nigeria – Balarabe Musa

Former governor of the old Kaduna State, Balarabe Musa, has said the Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, exercised his constitutional right when he declared his ambition to become Nigeria’s president in 2019. Mr. Musa spoke on the sidelines of the wedding of a daughter of former Ondo State Governor, Olusegun …

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We didn’t favour President Buhari in 2015 Presidential election

The European Union, EU, has denied favouring President Muhammadu Buhari above other candidates during the 2015 Presidential Elections in Nigeria. Santiago Fisas, the former Chief Observer of the 2015 EU Election Observation Mission (EU EOM), and Member of the European Parliament, said this in Abuja on Sunday while making clarification …

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