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FG To Establish DNA Lab For Police

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Federal Government is planning a forensic and deoxyribonucleic acid laboratory for the police as part of strategies to combating the nation’s security challenges. Minister of Police Affairs, Caleb Olubolade, who said this during the unveiling of the 2013 Police Week Celebration in Abuja, on Monday, noted that  a Presidential Committee ... Read More »

Poll Shows 70% Of Nigerians Had Malaria In 2012

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A new weekly poll has revealed that approximately 7 in 10 Nigerians (66 percent) had malaria at least once in the past one year, and about 13 percent treat the ailment with local herbs such as Neem leaves,lemon grass, etc. The report released by NOI Polls Limited also showed that ... Read More »

NDPHC To Contribute 4,200MW To National Grid

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The National Integrated Power Project, NIPP, of the Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NDPHC) is expected to contribute up to 4,200 megawatts to the 9,000MW, which would be available to Nigerians by December. Speaking at the weekend, during the commissioning of distribution centres in some parts of Lagos, the Managing ... Read More »

NLC Worries Over 7.2% Growth Rate With 40 Million Unemployed Youths

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The Nigerian Labour Congress, NLC, yesterday, expressed worry that Nigeria’s reported 7.2 per cent growth in the economy has not translated into employment for the 40 million unemployed youths in the country. This was contained in a statement signed by the NLC Vice President, Issa Aremu, while reacting to the ... Read More »

Landlord Arraigned For Theft Of Tenants’ Property Worth N12.9m

A Lagos landlord, Dotun Osinsanya, was yesterday arraigned before an Ikeja Magistrate Court for allegedly stealing N12.9 million belonging to his tenants, one Tunji Komolafe and Victor Chilaka and also locking up their office. Osinsanya, 55, is facing a two-count charge of stealing and breach of peace. The complainants rented ... Read More »

Pastor Escapes Lynching As Thugs Storm Church Over Death Of 2-year-old

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Men of the Police Mobile Force in Akure, the Ondo state capital, were God-sent last Sunday to save a Pastor from being lynched and his church set ablaze by some hoodlums protesting the death of a two-year-old boy, Feranmi Oladeji, who died inside the church septic tank. Police responded promptly ... Read More »

Man Hacked To Death By Younger Sisters In C’ River

  The Police in Calabar, Cross River State has detained two sisters for allegedly hacking their eldest brother, Kokoette Effiom Effiong, to death. The sisters were alleged to have chopped Kokoette with sticks and machetes in a fight which ensued following disagreement over the sharing of proceeds from the sale ... Read More »

Baga Killings: Shettima Vows To Leave Govt. House And Live Among Baga People If…

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Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima has vowed to relocate to Baga if peace was not restored in the area following a clash between the Military Joint Task Force (JTF) and suspected members of Boko Haram sect which reportedly left about 185 persons dead and over 2000 houses destroyed. Shettima who ... Read More »

Jonathan Throws Weight Behind NBA’s N6.5 Billion National Secretariat Building Project

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Plans by the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) to build a N6.5 billion national secretariat (NBA House), has received the blessings of President Goodluck Jonathan. In a message to the NBA house fundraising dinner at the weekend, the President stressed the importance of the association in having a secretariat befitting of ... Read More »

Court Remands Ladipo Market Leader In Prison For Alleged N52m Fraud

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An Ikeja High Court on Monday remanded Jonathan Okoli, President of Aguiyi Ironsi Market – popularly known as Ladipo Market – in prison over an alleged N52 million fraud. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Okoli was remanded in Ikoyi Prison, after his arraignment before Justice Olabisi Akinlade. ... Read More »

Kogi Poly: 25 Students Arrested In Connection With Lecturer’s Death

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Twent-five students of the Kogi State Polytechnic, Lokoja, have been arrested in connection with the killing of a senior lecturer in the institution, Mr Nathaniel Abimaje, at the weekend. Addressing the press in his office, on Monday, the Rector of the polytechnic, Prof. Matthew Ajibero, blamed ethnic and tribal tensions ... Read More »

PHCN Abuja Zonal Office Installs 232,466 Free Prepaid Meters In March

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The Abuja zonal office of the PHCN installed pre-paid meters free of charge for 232,466 consumers in March, its spokesman, Mr Debo Adegoke, has said. Adegoke said that more consumers would still benefit from the free installation scheme. He explained that out of the meters installed in March, 19659 went ... Read More »

Pastor Dragged To Court For Stealing Female Church Member’s Underwear

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The police in Lagos on Monday arraigned a 25-year-old pastor, Tommy Issachar, over an alleged stealing of a female church  member’s underwear and N10,000 cash. Issachar, who resides at No 35, Mafoluku St., Mafoluku, Oshodi, Lagos, appeared before an Oshodi Magistrates’ Court in Lagos, on a two-count charge of breach ... Read More »

I Look Forward To The Day Buhari’ll Play Squash With Jonathan – Kalu

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Former Abia state governor, Dr Orji Uzor Kalu who clocked 53 on Sunday, has stated his wish for Nigeria even as he decried what he termed “so much tension in the land.” Kalu, who spoke recently at the British House of Commons in the United Kingdom, said: “there is so ... Read More »

Taraba State House Of Assembly Speaker Reportedly Impeached

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The Speaker of the Taraba State House of Assembly, Honourable Istifanus Haruna Gbana, has been impeached. Mr. Gbana was reportedly impeached early Monday morning. Although the offence that led to his impeachment is unknown yet, a new speaker has not been elected. Details later.   Read More »

SSANU Suspends Planned Strike Action

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The University of Ibadan chapter of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) on Monday said it had suspended the proposed indefinite strike scheduled to begin on April 22. Mr Wale Akinremi, Chairman of the association, on Monday in Ibadan, said that the suspension was due to an agreement ... Read More »

Teachers On Strike in 19 States

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Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) has directed teachers in 19 states of the country to commence an indefinite strike following the refusal of the states to implement an agreement on payment of 27.5 percent Teachers Enhanced Allowance.   The National Executive Council (NEC) of the NUT, which met in Asaba, ... Read More »

S’East Govs, Family Pick May 23rd Date For Achebe’s Burial

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The South-East Governors Forum has fixed Thursday, May 23 for the burial of world renowned literary icon, Prof. Chinua Achebe. Chairman of the forum and Anambra State Governor Peter Obi announced this on Sunday after a meeting of the governors and members of the Achebe family. The meeting which held ... Read More »

CBN To Revert N5, N10, N20, N50 Polymer Naira Notes To Paper By June

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The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) will stop printing the naira in polymer notes by the middle of the year because they fade quickly, its deputy governor Tunde Lemo has said. “By the middle of the year, we will start to produce the second generation of lower denomination notes, now ... Read More »

At Least 185 Feared Dead In Clash Between Soldiers And Boko Haram

SUSPECTED TERRORISTS MADE TO LIE FACE DOWN AT A POLICE STATION IN NORTHERN NIGERIA

Intense gun fight between soldiers and Islamic extremists – Boko Haram in Borno state has reportedly left no fewer than 185 persons dead. Lawan Kole, a local government official in Baga, told Borno state officials on a visit Sunday that the killings started Friday night and went on for hours. ... Read More »

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