Friday , 30 September 2016

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Police Arrest Killers Of NSCDC Official In Kaduna


Three persons were on Friday arrested by the Kaduna State Police Command in connection with the murder of a staff of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC). The Police Spokesperson in the state, ASP Aliyu Usman, said in a statement issued in Kaduna, that the command had also arrested three …

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NDLEA Confiscates Cocaine, Cannabis-Noodles At Enugu Airport


The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has foiled a plot by a suspected drug trafficker to use innocent passengers to smuggle cannabis carefully packaged in noodles to China via the Akanu Ibiam International Airport (AIIA) Enugu. The anti-narcotics agency during the screening of passengers, also apprehended a clearing and …

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Independence: Aregbesola Grants Amnesty To 6 Inmates

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Osun State Governor, Rauf Aregbesola has granted pardon to six prisoners serving various jail terms in several prisons including Ilesha Prison, Kirikiri Maximum Prison, Lagos and the Abeokuta Federal Prison. Information about the pardon is contained in a statement issued by Mr Adedapo Adeniji, the state’s Director of Public Prosecutions …

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Alleged Bribery: Court Adjourns Trial Of AVM Mamu To Nov. 2


An FCT High Court sitting in Maitama, Abuja has fixed November 2 for definite hearing in the trial of AVM Alkali Mamu, a former Air Officer Training Command of the Nigerian Air Force. Mamu, who was also a member of the Committee for Procurement in the Ministry of Defence, was …

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Police IG Commends Performance Of Security Agencies On Edo Guber Polls

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The Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has hailed the conduct of the police and other security agencies over the just concluded governorship election in Edo State. A statement issued on Friday by the Force Public Relations Officer, DCP Don Awunah, expressed the satisfaction of the Inspector General and the …

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Lagos Hosts 1,300 Players Monopoly Game, Breaks World Record

FAIRFAX, CA - FEBRUARY 06:  In this photo illustration, The Monopoly iron game piece is displayed on February 6, 2013 in Fairfax, California. Toy maker Hasbro, Inc. announced today that fans of the board game Monopoly voted in an online contest to eliminate the iron playing figure and replace it with a cat figure. The cat game piece received 31 percent of the online votes to beat out four other contenders, a robot, diamond ring, helicopter and guitar.  (Photo illustration by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

On Friday, Lagos State broke the world record of “Most People Playing Monopoly’’ with 1,300 students competing at a time at its “City of Lagos Monopoly’’. The former record was set at the Universal Studio in Singapore on March 19, 2016. It involved the participation of 605 players. The organiser of the …

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Bauchi Gov Pardons 22 Prisoners To Mark independence Day

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The Governor of Bauchi State, Mohammed Abubakar on Friday pardoned twenty-two prisoners serving various jail terms in the state. The governor made this announcement in a state-wide broadcast as part of activities marking 56th independence anniversary of the country as he added that the inmates were released from different prisons …

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9 Herdsmen Arrested In FCT Over Illegal Grazing

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Nine herdsmen have been arrested in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) by the Abuja Environmental Protection Board (AEPB) over illegal grazing. AEPB stated that the herdsmen were penalised by the mobile court which imposed fines ranging from N3,000 to N7,000 on them. 25 cows and 51 sheep were also confiscated. The acting …

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Imo Assembly Urges Okorocha To Sack Commissioner


The Imo State House of Assembly has passed a motion calling for removal of the state Commissioner for Community Government Council, Innocent Eke. The Assembly hinged its call for the sack of the commissioner on alleged sabotage. In a motion moved by Arthur Egwim (APC, Ideato North) in Owerri on …

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Edo: Labour Leader, Aremu Hails INEC For Conducting Transparent Polls


A former Vice President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (APC), Comrade Issa Aremu, has commended the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the successful conduct of the governorship election in Edo State. In a statement made available to newsmen on Friday in Kaduna, Aremu hailed the Governor-elect of Edo State, Mr. …

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FG Has So Far Spent N73bn On Road Projects Nationwide, Says Fashola


The Federal Government has so far spent N73 billion on road projects across the country, this is according to the Minister for Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola (SAN). Mr. Fashola disclosed this at the 22nd National Council of Works meeting in Katsina, yesterday. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) …

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Troops Kill 7 Suspected Militants In Cross-River


Troops from the 13 Brigade, Nigerian Army, Calabar, on Friday killed seven armed militants at Efut Esighi in Bakassi local government area of Cross River State. The Army Public Relations Officer, Capt. Kayode Owolabi, who disclosed this to journalists in Calabar, said the militants attacked the army post in Efut …

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The Days Of Waiting Endlessly For Insurance Claim Payouts Are Over!


Most of us have to pay for some kind of insurance, whether it is coverage for a car, home, or health. But sometimes the insurance company you trust to be there when you need it most doesn’t pay on a claim and when they do, it usually takes forever. A …

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No Going Back On Grazing Reserves – FG


The Federal Government has reiterated its commitment to establish ranches and grazing reserves across the country to bring an end to incessant deadly clashes between herders and farmers. Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Babachir Lawal, made this known yesterday when he received a delegation from Tabital Pulako …

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Hoodlums Attack NCC Officials In Anambra

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  Officials of the Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC) were attacked in Onitsha, Anambra State on Thursday by suspected cable pirates. The officials were moving round impounding illegal cable broadcast decoders in some areas when the incident happened. The raid took place variously at Fegge, Odoakpu, and MCC roads, among other …

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Ogun Sign MoU To Build Africa’s Second Largest Refinery


The Ogun State Government, on Wednesday, signed an agreement with a consortium of four private companies to build the second largest refinery in sub-Saharan Africa and the largest petroleum product depot in Nigeria. The Chairman, Petrolex Group, Mr. Segun Adebutu who led other partners in the consortium to the office …

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FG Cancels Plan To Build 10,000 Primary Health Care Centres


Indications emerged on Thursday that the 10,000 primary health care centres to be built by the Federal Government across all senatorial zones in the country, may no longer be feasible. This indication was given by the Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, who explained that the ambitious project was canceled …

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Osun Moblie Court Tries 29 Environmental Sanitation Offenders


A Mobile Court in the State of Osun headed by Magistrate A.A. Olowolagba today (Wednesday,28th September, 2016 tried 29 offenders who violated environmental sanitation laws of the state and were fined a total sum of two Hundred and Thirty Two Thousand Naira (N232,000). This was disclosed today in Osogbo by …

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Abducted Anambra Catholic Priest Regains Freedom


  The Rector of Fr. Tansi Major Seminary in Onitsha, Anambra, Rev. Fr. Emma Dim, who was kidnapped on Wednesday has been released. According to the Awka Diocesan Chancellor, Very Rev. Fr. Francis Chidume who disclosed this to reporters on Thursday, no ransom was paid for his release. He said he …

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N600m Fraud: Court Grants Bail To Ex-Naval Chief, Jibrin, Two Others


Justice A. S. Umar of the FCT High Court sitting in Maitama on Wednesday granted bail to a former Chief of Naval Staff, Usman Jibrin, and two others for an offence bordering on criminal conspiracy brought against them by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. Others are retired rear …

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