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Man Remanded In Prison For Slapping Policeman

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An upper Area Court sitting in Karu, Abuja, has ordered that one Yahaya Tunawa, be remanded in prison, for allegedly slapping a police officer who was on duty. The police prosecutor, Insp. Phillip Akogwu told the court that the matter was reported at the Karu police Station, by one Fidelis ... Read More »

FG, State Govts Earmark N15bn To Fight Oil Theft

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The Federal Government as well as state governments, yesterday, agreed to commit N15 billion annually to equip security services to fight crude oil theft in the Niger Delta region. Addressing newsmen after a meeting of the National Economic Council, deputy governor of Bayelsa State, John Jonah, said the move is ... Read More »

Police Inspector Detained For Selling Seized Okadas

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A Police Inspector attached to B-OPS of Traffic Department, Ikeja, Lagos, Michael Oguche, is currently being detained in a cell at Ikeja Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, for allegedly selling a large number of seized commercial motorcycles (Okada) for N10,000 and N20,000 each. The suspect, who hails from Benue State, was ... Read More »

Father Of 6 Dies In Edo Prison Over Failure To Pay 5000 Naira Fine, Buried Without Family

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A 40-year-old man, Toyese Kehinde, who allegedly died in the cells of Benin Central Prisons in the early hours of 9 September, 2013, was buried by authorities of the prisons authorities without the consent of his family members. Kehinde, a musician and father of six children, was sentenced to two ... Read More »

Lagos Residents’ Registration Not For Taxation, Fashola Says

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Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babatunde Fashola (SAN), Thursday allayed the fears of some residents and dismissed insinuations in some quarters that the residents’ registration project of the state was designed for the purpose of taxation. However, the governor said the registration was meant to collect basic information about every resident ... Read More »

Agagu To Be Buried On October 4

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Ondo State Government has released a burial date for former governor, Olusegun Agagu. Making the announcement, yesterday, state Commissioner for Information, Mr. Kayode Akinmade, said the remains of the former governor would be committed to mother earth on October 4, adding that the state government had announced a three-day burial ... Read More »

Nigeria loses $10m To Foreign Registered Private Jets

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The federal government said, yesterday, that Nigerian owners of foreign registered private jets were taking out of the country annually over $10 million through payment of foreign cockpit crew, charges and taxes overseas. According to government, this has further assisted to boost capital flight out of the country. Coordinating General ... Read More »

Ben Bruce Lashes Out At FG, Says It’s Crazy To Spend $8bn On Fuel Importation

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Chairman of Silverbird Group, Ben Bruce has lashed out at the government for spending $8 billion on fuel importation annually. Speaking in Abuja, at the launching of a book entitled “Why Run Before Learning To Walk”, written by Professor Turner Isoun and Miriam Isoun, Bruce attributed the ongoing Academic Staff ... Read More »

Taraba Speaker Attacked, Escorts Sustain Injuries

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Two police escorts attached to the Speaker of the Taraba House of Assembly, Mr Haruna Tsokwa, who were injured in an attack on the Speaker, are now receiving treatment at the Federal Medical Centre, Keffi, Nasarawa State, an official of the hospital has said. Public Relations Officer of the hospital, ... Read More »

Boko Haram Unleashes Terror On Yobe Town

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Boko Haram Islamist insurgents have rampaged through a town in northeastern Nigeria with heavy weapons, setting public buildings on fire and killing a soldier and the wife of a senior policeman, authorities said Thursday. The attack on Wednesday was the latest carnage to hit the region, which has seen an ... Read More »

Vigilance Group Warns Criminal To Stay Away From Ijebu-Ode

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A vigilance group in Ijebu-Ode, Ogun state, Obanta Safe and Secure Central Vigilante (OSSCV), has warned criminals to stay away from the community. Commander of the group, Mr Yemi Odukoya, gave the warning while speaking to NAN in Ijebu-Ode on Thursday. Odukoya also pledged that his group would provide adequate ... Read More »

Inmate Convicted For Environmental Offence Dies In Prison Custody

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Authorities of the Benin Central prison have allegedly buried a 40-year-old man, Toyese Kehinde, who allegedly died in the cells of Benin Central Prisons in the early hours of 9 September, 2013, without the consent of his family members. Kehinde, a musician and father of six children, was sentenced to ... Read More »

Osun State Selling Nigeria’s First Islamic Bond

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Osun State has begun offering the Nigeria’s first Islamic bond, taking a major step towards developing an Islamic finance industry in Africa’s most populous nation, bankers said on Thursday. According to Reuters, the issue makes Nigeria the first big economy in sub-Saharan Africa to market a sukuk, although Gambia has ... Read More »

Civil Right Groups Storm Abeokuta In ASUU Strike Protest

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Civil right groups under the aegis of Joint Action Front (JAF) today took to the streets of Abeokuta in protest against the continued face-off between the Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU. Protesters gathered as early as 7 a.m., at the NNPC Mega Station junction along ... Read More »

Ombatse Cult: FG Orders Deployment Of Troops To Nasarawa

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The federal government has ordered the deployment of troops to Nasarawa State, in order to prevent further escalation of the ethnic militia violence being experienced in the state, as well as ensure it does not spread to other parts of the state. Disclosing this yesterday at a press conference at ... Read More »

The Police Lied About Rescuing Me; I Was Let Go By My Abductors – Most Rev. Kattey

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The Dean of the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) and Archbishop of the Province of Niger Delta, Most Rev. Ignatius Kattey yesterday said the police had no hand in his rescue from the kidnappers who abducted him at about 10p.m. on September 6 at Aleto Eleme on his way back ... Read More »

PHCN Workers Threaten To Shut Down Power Sector

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Employees of the Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN) Wednesday warned the federal government against secretly handing over the assets of Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN) to private investors without the conclusion of payment of workers entitlements. Speaking under the umbrella of the National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE), ... Read More »

23 Killed, Several Abducted As Boko Haram Members Lay Siege On Highway

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About 23 persons were Tuesday killed, while several others were abducted when suspected members of the outlawed Boko Haram sect dressed in military laid siege on the Maiduguri/Damaturu highway. The gunmen were also said to have burnt about 100 houses, shops and scores of vehicles in Benisheikh town, which lies ... Read More »

Why Crises Persist In Nasarawa – Police Commissioner

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The wanton killings and destruction of property in Nasarawa State has continued with impunity because the perpetrators have never been caught and punished, says the Commissioner of Police, Umar Shehu. Mr. Shehu, who was posted to the troubled state in the wake of the May 7 massacre of about 74 ... Read More »

Senate Confirms Jonathan’s Nominees As Ambassadors

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Eight persons nominated by President Goodluck as ambassadors have been confirmed by the Senate. Those confirmed include Dr Bolere Ketebu (Bayelsa), Mr O. F Muoh (Imo), Mrs T. J Chinwuba-Akabogu (Anambra), Mr Adamu Emozozo (Edo), Mr A. Echi (Benue), Mrs. G.M. Quist-Adebiyi (Lagos); Mr M. Dauda (Borno) and Mr. Hakeem ... Read More »