John Charles, Makurdi No fewer than 10 gunmen stormed three courts in Makurdi, the Benue State capital, on Wednesday, when they held a sitting judge hostage. The gunmen, who shot into the air, caused panic in the capital city as residents fled in various directions, the News Agency of Nigeria reports. The courts the gunmen […]
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John Charles, Makurdi
No fewer than 10 gunmen stormed three courts in Makurdi,
The Executive Director, Victims Support Fund, Prof. Sunday Ocheche, said the organisation had earmarked N120m to support 7,000 widows and other vulnerable women affected by Boko Haram insurgency. Ocheche made this known at the inauguration of the project held in Maiha Local Government Area of Adamawa State on Wednesday. He said that the beneficiaries were […]
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The Executive Director, Victims Support
Leke Baiyewu, Abuja The Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, has said increasing social injustices like rape, diversion of food items and other corruption-related cases within the Internally Displaced Persons’ camps are inexcusable. A statement by the Special Assistant to the Senate President on Print Media, Chuks Okocha, quoted Saraki as saying this when a delegation […]
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Ted Odogwu, Kano The Kano State Hisbah Board has commenced the prosecution of 11 women, who were caught drinking alcohol as well as smoking cannabis. The women were also accused of engaging in amorous activities with men, who were not their husbands. Ironically, there was no report on the arrest of the men, who engaged […]
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Ted Odogwu, Kano
The Kano State Hisbah Board has commenced the prosecution
Ihuoma Chiedozie, Enugu The Enugu State Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, on Wednesday asked the Federal Government to compel companies with mining licences in the state to commence operations or have the licences revoked. The governor made the appeal at a meeting with officials of the Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission, who visited him at the […]
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Ihuoma Chiedozie, Enugu
Simon Utebor, Yenagoa Residents of Ogbia and Yenagoa communities in Bayelsa State have expressed concern over the “massive” oil spills that have polluted their environment. It was learnt that the spills occurred on Wednesday at Ekole Creek in the Yenagoa Local Government Area and Otuokpoti community in the Ogbia area of the state. The residents […]
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Simon Utebor, Yenagoa
Ihuoma Chiedozie, Enugu The South-East chapter of the All Progressives Congress has appealed to the Senate to reverse its rejection of President Muhammadu Buhari’s plan to borrow N29.9bn. The Senate voted against the request on Tuesday. In a statement signed by its Publicity Secretary, Mr. Hyancinth Ngwu, and made available to journalists in Enugu, the […]
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Ihuoma Chiedozie, Enugu
Friday Olokor, Abuja The Middle Belt Youth Leaders Forum on Wednesday urged the militants in the Niger Delta region to embrace the peace move initiated by the Federal Government to prevent armed conflict. The group also commended President Muhammadu Buhari for meeting with Niger Delta leaders towards restoring peace to the region. Speaking with journalists […]
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Friday Olokor, Abuja
John Ameh, Abuja The House of Representatives on Wednesday ordered an investigation into alleged “multiple statutory violations” by the Bureau of Public Enterprises. Lawmakers took the decision in Abuja following complaints by the Fiscal Responsibility Commission that the BPE was in frequent breach of the provisions of the Fiscal Responsibility Act, 2007. The FRC reported […]
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Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja The Federal Executive Council on Wednesday granted licences for the establishment of eight new private universities in the country. The decision was taken at a meeting of the council presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed; Minister of State for Education, Prof. Anthony Anwuka; […]
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Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja
Samuel Awoyinfa, Abeokuta Public workers in Ogun State have suspended the strike which they started on October 20, 2016, after their leaders signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the state government on the modalities for the payment of unremitted workers’ cooperative deductions, union check off dues. The state Governor, Ibikunle Amosun, however, did not comment […]
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Samuel Awoyinfa, Abeokuta
Olusola Fabiyi, Abuja The Independent National Electoral Commission has vowed not to shift the November 26 governorship election in Ondo State because of the intra-party crisis rocking the Peoples Democratic Party. It said the crisis in the PDP was not enough ground to call for the postponement of the election. There were rumours in Abuja […]
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Olusola Fabiyi, Abuja
The Independent National Electoral Commission
Bukola Bakare The wife of the Vice-President, Mrs. Dolapo Osinbajo, has joined other well-meaning Nigerians to call for prayers for Nigeria. She was speaking at the Arise 2016 conference which held recently at the Redeemed Christian Church of God, City of David Parish in Lagos. With the theme, ‘Grace to Grace,’ the event brought together […]
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The wife of the Vice-President, Mrs.
Eniola Akinkuotu and Olaleye Aluko A delegation of the Peoples Democratic Party’s National Caretaker Committee and other top members of the party led by its Chairman, Senator Ahmed Makarfi, on Wednesday visited some prominent members of the PDP who are in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. Members of the delegation included […]
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Eniola Akinkuotu and Olaleye Aluko
A delegation of
Eniola Akinkuotu, Abuja The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arrested Ibanga Akpabio, a cousin to former Governor Godswill Akpabio of Akwa Ibom State for his alleged involvement in N10m oil scam. The EFCC said on its official Facebook page that the suspect was arrested on Tuesday in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. Akpabio’s arrest was […]
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Eniola Akinkuotu, Abuja
The Economic and Financial
Ramon Oladimeji A Federal High Court in Lagos on Wednesday convicted four companies of laundering $15.5m kept in their accounts with Skye Bank. The companies – Pluto Property and Investment Company Limited; Seagate Property Development & Investment Co. Limited; Trans Ocean Property and Investment Company Limited and Avalon Global Property Development Company Limited – are […]
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John Alechenu, John Ameh and Leke Baiyewu, Abuja The Chairman, All Progressives Congress Governors’ Forum, Mr. Rochas Okorocha, has expressed worry over the cold war among the executive arm of government, the National Assembly and the ruling party. Okorocha, who is also the Governor of Imo State, said this when he visited the Senate President, […]
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John Alechenu, John Ameh and Leke
A security officer with Skye Bank Plc, Solomon Udoh, was arraigned on Wednesday before an Igbosere Magistrates’ Court, Lagos State for stealing. Udoh is standing trial before Magistrate O. A. Olagbende for allegedly stealing a customer’s N371,000. The prosecutor, Friday Mameh, told the court that Udoh and others at large, committed the offences on August […]
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A security officer with Skye Bank Plc,
Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State, on Wednesday, brokered peace between contending forces over the leadership of the famous Sultan Bello Mosque in Kaduna, the News Agency of Nigeria reports. The mosque, named after the first Sultan of Sokoto, was the hub of the Izala Movement led by the late Sheikh Abubakar Gumi. It had […]
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Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State, on Wednesday, brokered
Sesan Olufowobi The Association of Water Producers, Lagos State chapter, has called on the state government to stop illegal water producers in the state and address unwholesome water circulation to residents. The association stated this on Wednesday at a press briefing organised by the LagosState Water Regulatory Commission in Alausa, Ikeja. The Chairman of […]
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The Association of