Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has offered to pay N5 million for information on the whereabouts of the Vicar General of Otukpo Catholic Diocese, Very Reverend Father John Adeyi, who was kidnapped about a month ago. The governor however, regretted that security agents were yet to apprehend the culprits and rescue the priest despite acting
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Niger Delta Power Holding Company, NDPHC, said it has invested in equipment worth N3.3 billion to boost power infrastructure in Sokoto State. The project, executed under the Federal Governmentâ€™s Integrated Power Projects, IPP, scheme, achieved substantial success because of the tremendous commitment shown by the state government, a General Manager in the firm, Alhaji Muhammad
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Latest ranking by Global Firepower, GFP has put Nigerian military ahead of 16 European countries, which include Denmark, Belgium, Portugal, Bulgaria, Austria, Belarus, Hungary, Croatia, Slovakia, Serbia, Albania, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina. By the rating, Nigeria is rated 4th in Africa out of the 29 African countries that made the list, and
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Bayelsa State Governor Seriake Dickson, yesterday, put the amount lost by the state government annually to the activities of payroll fraudsters at about N24 billion. He also cited the deductions made at source, adding that, over N100 billion has so far been paid by his administration in the last four years on bonds and overpayments
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Following inability of the executive to forward new version of the Petroleum Industry Bill, PIB to the National Assembly, the House of Representatives say it will hold a stakeholders conference on the new legislation. The House said the summit will collate suggestions on the new bill that would be presented for legislation by the House.
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As court jails 2 20 yrs for illegal possession of arms in Delta Three days after Fulani herdsmen killed at least 12 persons at Agwabi village in Binev Council Ward of Buruku local government area of Benue state, 7 persons have been reportedly killed again yesterday at Tse Atue community in Guma local government area
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Annual inflation in Nigeria quickened to a near six-year high of 13.7 percent in April, in part due to rising petrol and electricity prices, the National Bureau of Statistics said on Monday, stoking expectations of another rate hike. Nigeria’s worst economic crisis in decades has been driven by a sharp drop in oil prices that
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England manager Roy Hodgson has named Manchester United’s 18-year-old striker Marcus Rashford in an initial 26-man squad for Euro 2016. Newcastle United winger Andros Townsend and Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere are also called up for the tournament. But Theo Walcott, Phil Jagielka, Jermain Defoe and Mark Noble miss out. All 24 teams have until 31
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NAN – A 42-year-old school principal, Michael Diekola, who allegedly defrauded his school of N1.2 million, was on Monday docked at an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court. The accused, who lives at 8, Alirat Badejo St., Oke Odo, Abule Egba, a suburb of Lagos, is being tried for fraud and stealing. The prosecutor, Insp. Clifford Ogu
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Federal House of Representatives started began a special session on Monday to deliberate on the Federal Governmentâ€™s announcement of an increase in the price of Premium Motor Spirit, popularly called Petrol. However, the plenary degenerated into a rowdy session, as lawmakers of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) refused to allow the Minister of State For
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Nigerian army said on Monday it had arrested members of a militant group which has claimed responsibility for a wave of attacks on pipelines in the restive Delta region. According to Reuters, the detainees were thought to be part of the Niger Delta Avengers, it said, a movement blamed for assaults on oil infrastructure that
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Federal High Court sitting in Yenagoa yesterday adjourned trial of Yanusa Dahiru, aka â€˜Yellow,â€™ to May 12 to ruling on private trial over Ese Oruru. The presiding judge, Justice Aliya Nganjiwa said that the adjournment was to rule on the application of the prosecuting counsel seeking private trial of the accused. Nganjiwa said that the
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The trial of former Abia State Governor, Orji Uzor Kalu, who is standing trial on corruption charges at the Federal High Court stalled on Monday. Justice Anuli Chikere said she could not go on with the case when an aspect of the matter was still pending at the Supreme Court, Channelstv reports. One of the
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Over 5,000 members of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, led by a former Commissioner in Ekiti State, Chief Dele Okeya, have joined the All Progressives Congress, APC. The APC held a rally in Emure-Ekiti, at the weekend, where the defectors from ten wards in the local government council were received into their new party by
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Federal Government yesterday lost its bid at the Federal High Court, Abuja, to conduct secret trial on former National Security Adviser, NSA, Colonel Sambo Dasuki (rtd) in the charges of unlawful possession of firearm and money laundering brought against him in September 2015. The court said that there was no point for the witnesses billed
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Senate yesterday denied that the National Grazing Bill was in its possession, saying the bill which seeks to apportion certain geographical landmarks for grazing of cows in each state of the federation, only featured during the seventh Assembly. The denial of the bill followed a request from Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe (PDP Abia South) to know
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Indigenes of Sango/Ijoko in Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area of Ogun State have appealed to former President Olusegun Obasanjo to wade into the crises generated by the proposed Ijoko/Ota Local Council Development Area, LCDA. The indigenes, yesterday, took their protest to the hilltop mansion of the former president with a plea that he should intervene in
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Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, said the March 19 rerun legislative election in the state served as a referendum on the performance of his administration. Governor Wike affirmed that the people resoundingly approved his proactive efforts to improve their lives through quality developmental projects and programmes by voting candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
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Federal Ministry of Health said it will work with the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, to improve on emergency response in the country and in the rebuilding of health facilities in the North-East ravaged by insurgency. Minister of State for Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, said this yesterday in Abuja when he paid a courtesy visit
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