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Edwin Clark’s Kinsmen Kidnapped His Son – Police


Suspected kidnappers of Mr. Ebikeme Clark, son of elder statesman, Chief Edwin Clark, kidnapped Wednesday, at Kiagbodo, Delta State, has reportedly contacted the family, demanding about N50 million ransom for his release. Delta State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Ikechukwu Aduba, however, told Saturday Vanguard that the police have arrested three ... Read More »

Court Dismisses Terror Charge Against Sanusi, Awards Him N50m Damages


A Federal High Court, Thursday ordered the Federal Government to return the seized international passport belonging to suspended Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mallam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, stating that the terrorism charge preferred against him was an afterthought. Sanusi had filed a suit at the Federal High ... Read More »

Disregard Srike By IPMAN, NUPENG Tells Nigerians


The National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) has urged Nigerians to disregard the threat of strike issued by the former President of Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN),Mr. Aminu Abdulkadir, as he does not possess the constitutional powers to declare a strike. The union also clarified ... Read More »

Rescue Attempt Of Prisoners Foiled In Benin


An armed squad from the Edo State Prisons Command on Friday foiled an attempt to free inmates being conveyed to the Oko Medium Prisons from court earlier in the day. The Edo State Comptroller of Prisons, Mr Effiom Etowa, who disclosed this to journalists in Benin, added that the three ... Read More »

FG Gives Contractors Ultimatum On Power Projects


The Federal government Friday gave power distribution contractors sixty days to complete their contracts on the power projects or risk termination of the projects. Vice President Namadi Sambo made the position of government known, just as he mandated the Managing Director, Niger Delta Power Holding Company, Mr. James Olotu, to communicate to ... Read More »

62nd Birthday: Oshiomhole Solicits For ‘Special Prayers’ To Render Good Service


Gov. Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State, on Friday called on the people of the state to offer special prayers for him to render good service. Oshiomhole made the call in Benin at a thanksgiving service to mark his 62nd birthday at the Government House Chapel. He said as a human ... Read More »

Bizarre: Man, 30, Beheads Father, Sucks Blood In Ebonyi

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In what could best be described as bizarre, a 30-year-old man, simply identified as Chukwudi Nwode, has been arrested by the police in Ebonyi State for allegedly killing and beheading his 56-year-old father, Michael Nwode Awam, in Egwudinage Obegu village in Ebonyi Local Government Area of the state. Chuwkudi was alleged ... Read More »

Boko Haram: Amnesty’s Allegation Of Rights Abuses Not True Reflection Of Situation On Ground – DHQ


The Defence Headquarters has said it would look into allegations of human rights abuses leveled against Nigerian troops in the ongoing war against terrorists in the northeastern part of the country. This is sequel to a recent report by Amnesty International, which stated that over 1500 persons were killed in ... Read More »

Confab: Delegates Rejection Of Food Sign Of Selfishness, Says CACOL


Delegates at the on-going National Conference have been taken to the cleaners for complaining about the feeding arrangement provided by the leadership of the conference. A group, the Coalition Against Corrupt Leaders (CACOL) described the delegates’ action as selfish, saying rather than focus on burning national issues that brought about ... Read More »

Ajimobi, Rochas’ Convoy Dislodges Hoodlums In Ibadan


A group of hoodlums terrorizing residents of Dugbe area in Ibadan, Oyo State, were on Friday dislodged by the convoy of the state governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi and his Imo state counterpart, Owelle Rochas Okorocha. This was contained in a press statement by the Special Adviser to the Oyo State ... Read More »

Prisons Arm Squad Thwarts Attempt To Free Inmates In Benin


An alleged attempt was made to break free inmates being conveyed to Oko Medium prison from court in Benin, Edo State on Thursday evening, this is according to the Controller of Prisons in the state, Mr. Effiom Etowa. Etowa, who was speaking at a press briefing in Benin City on ... Read More »

DSS To Appeal Against Court Ruling On Sanusi – Spokesperson


It is not yet uhuru for suspended Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Malam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi as the Department of State Services (DSS), which seized his international passport on suspicions of financing terrorism in the country, has vowed to appeal against Thursday’s ruling of the Federal High ... Read More »

Create More Job Opportunities, NLC President Tells FG


The President, Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Mr Abdulwahed Omar, on Thursday urged the Federal Government to create more job opportunities in the country. The NLC president, who was speaking with journalists in Abuja, noted that there was no country in the world with with zero level of unemployment. According to ... Read More »

Ijaw Youth Council Decries Kidnap Of Clark’s Son, Vows To Fish Out Perpetrators


The abduction of Ebikeme Clark, son of elder statesman and Ijaw National Leader, Chief Edwin Clark, has been condemned in strong terms by the Ijaw Youth Council (IYC), which promised to find and expose perpetrators of the dastardly act. This is contained in a statement Thursday, issued in Abuja by ... Read More »

Electricity Consumers Cannot Pay For Services Not Rendered – Oshiomole


Edo State governor, Adams Oshiomhole has said that he had to intervene in the disagreement between civil society organisations in the state and the Benin Electricity Distribution Company, BEDC, in the interest of justice, public good and to stem a breakdown of law and order. “I called this meeting for ... Read More »

Okorocha Advises Unemployed Youths To Find Something Doing


Unemployed youths in Imo have been advised to enrol in the “Youth Must Work Programme” of the state government to engage in viable activities. Gov. Rochas Okorocha of Imo gave the advice at a Town Hall meeting he held with youths and people of Ikeduru and Mbaitoli Local Government areas ... Read More »

Army Troops Kill 50 Fulani Herdsmen In Nasarawa


Troops just drafted to Nasarawa and Benue states to put a stop to the wanton destruction of lives and property by suspected Fulani herdsmen in the northern states Thursday killed more than 50 Fulani insurgents in Keana local government area of Nasarawa state in a gun duel. In lafia, Fulani ... Read More »

Why World Bank Lists Nigeria Among Extremely Poor Nations – Okonjo-Iweala


The Minister of Finance, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, said World Bank’s “extreme poor nation” rating of Nigeria was based on the large number of poor people living in the country. Okonjo-Iweala made the clarification when she interacted with newsmen in Abuja on Thursday. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that ... Read More »

Court Rejects Secret Trial For Suspected Boko Haram Members


A Federal High Court in Abuja has rejected the invitation by the Federal Government to try in secret, a lecturer at the Kogi State University, Dr Mohammed Yunus and two others charged with sponsoring ‎the proscribed Boko Haram‎ sects. Trial judge, Justice Gabriel Kolawole, in his ruling, held that the ... Read More »

I Sleep With 10 Men Daily, Teenager Confesses


A 19-year-old Nigerian girl (names withheld) has told a Federal High Court in Lagos how she was lured into prostitution in Burkina Faso. According to the teenager, she was working as a sales girl in Victoria Island, Lagos before two middle-aged men told her they could help her find a ... Read More »

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