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Police To Deploy 1,000 Personnel For Gombe By-Election

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The Gombe State Police Command has said it will deploy no fewer than 1,000 policemen for the Dukku North State Assembly by-election to hold this Saturday. The state Police Commissioner, Mr. Austin Iwar, stated this Thursday at the command’s headquarters during its quarterly conference with senior police officers. He called on the...

Hate Speech Will Be Considered An Act Of Terrorism, Says Osinbajo

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The Federal Government has drawn the line on hate speech, warning that not only will it rejected, it will henceforth be considered an act of terrorism. Acting President Yemi Osinbajo said this today in Abuja at the opening of the National Economic Council Summit. Professor Osinbajo’s comments come after months of regional...

Ogun Police Nab 67-Year-Old Pastor For Alleged Ritual Killing

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A 67-year-old pastor, Samuel Babatunde, has been arrested and paraded by the Ogun State Police Command in connection with the discovery of suspected human parts buried inside a church. The cleric, who is the head of a branch of the Cherubim and Seraphim Church, located on Egan Road in Iyana-Iyesi area...

Enugu, Chinese Governmets Fine-Tune Bilateral Relations

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The Enugu State Government has resumed talks with the Chinese Government on ways to fine-tune its relations and make the state the regional hub for business. The Chinese ambassador to Nigeria, Pingjian Zhou, who visited the state, expressed the desire to firm up the relationship with the state and seek possible...

FG, ASUU Meet In Abuja

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The meeting between the Federal Government and the leadership of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has commenced in Abuja. The meeting is expected to address recommendations in the 2009 agreement that are doable now. The Minister of Labour and Productivity, Dr Chris Ngige, has assured the Union that the government...

National Economic Council Holds Security Retreat

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Acting President Yemi Osinbajo says hate speech will no longer be tolerated and will henceforth be taken as an act of terrorism. Speaking at the special national economic council security retreat on Thursday at the Aso Rock Villa, Professor Osinbajo warned that the federal government will deal decisively with those who...

FCT: Flood Kills 3, Destroys Properties In Lokogoma

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Tragedy struck the Lokogoma area of the federal capital territory on Thursday as a heavy downpour claimed three lives. The victims were occupants of a highlander jeep, which was engulfed by flood resulting from early morning rain. An entire stretch of about twenty housing estates were affected by the flood....

Osinbajo, State Governors Attend Security Retreat Inside Aso Rock

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The Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, and state governors are currently attending a security retreat organised by the National Economic Council. The retreat also being attended by the nation’s security chiefs is holding inside the old Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Some members of the Federal Executive Council are also attending. Details...

Corruption Denies Nigerians Benefits Of Democracy – Osinbajo

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Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, says it is impossible to implement government policies or programmes with the level of corruption that has bedeviled Nigeria. According to him, no nation can survive the level of corruption witnessed by the nation and if it persists, it will continue to deny citizens of the...

44 Minors Rescued From Traffickers In Kaduna

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The Kaduna State Sector Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) says it has intercepted two suspected human traffickers and rescued 44 minors. The Sector Commander, Malam Umar Ibrahim, told reporters in Kaduna on Thursday that the suspects, a driver and one other adult were arrested on Wednesday on Kaduna...

Police: Why We Did Not Arrest Attackers Of Charlie Boy’s Group

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The Nigerian Police wednesday gave reasons why they did not arrest those who attacked members of ‘OurMumuDonDo’ movement asking for the return or resignation of President Muhammadu Buhari from office. The group, led by popular musician and entertainer, Charlie Boy, had gone to Wuse Market last Tuesday to protest, but were...

Prospective Voters Complain About The Continuous Voters Registration Process

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Two weeks after the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, opened new centres for the continuous voters registration in the FCT, prospective voters say the process remains very slow and cumbersome. Prospective voters were at the commission’s office in the Abuja municipal area council to express worry that each of the centres...

Again, Shettima Meets Northern Elders, Arewa Coalition On Withdrawal Of Quit Notice To Igbos

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In continuation of efforts aimed at withdrawing the quit notice against Igbos living in northern Nigeria, a group of northern governors represented by the Borno State Governor and Chairman of the Northern Governors’ Forum, Kashim Shettima, Wednesday met with members of the Northern Elders’ Forum (NEF) and key leaders of...

Reps Committee Demands Audit Of TSA

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A House of Representatives ad hoc committee has given the Auditor General of the Federation, Anthony Ayene, a deadline of the first week of November 2017 to conduct an audit of the Treasury Single Account (TSA) and submit a report to the committee. The committee’s directive was given today at an...

Nasarawa PDP Crisis: Court Vacates Order For Closure Of Secretariat

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A High Court sitting in Lafia has vacated an interim order for the closure of the secretariat of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Nasarawa State. The vacation order was to pave way for proper hearing of the matter before the court after Mr Muhammad Tanko asked the court to declare...

How Nigerians Spent N400bn On Bribe In One Year – NBS

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The National Corruption Survey published by the National Bureau of Statistics has shown that Nigerians have spent about N400 billion on payment for bribe in one year. According to the report, almost one bribe is paid by every adult Nigerian per year by combining the total number of people who paid a...

FG Offers Scholarship To Students For Their Exemplary Performance

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The Nigerian government has offered scholarship to some students for their exemplary performance at the just concluded 2017 Olympiad held at morocco, Indonesia and Brazil at various categories. The students are Okeke Williams Okechukwu Mmesomachi, Akpabioedikan Idongesit of Graceland international Schools, Port-Harcourt and Okoli Mitchel Chukwuebuka and Amaechi Ikechukwu Abuah of trinity...

We Didn’t Fulfil Promises Made To ASUU, Education Minister Admits

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The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, has admitted that the Federal Government failed to fulfil some of the promises made to the Academic Staff Union of Universities. Adamu said this while speaking with State House Correspondents after the weekly Federal Executive Council Meeting on Wednesday, two days after ASUU declared an...

UNODC Commend Nigeria’s Effort In Tackling Corruption

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The United Nations Office On Drug And Crime (UNODC) has commended Nigeria’s effort so far in tackling corruption in the country despite the difficulties and complexities of the war. The country representative of UNODC Cristina Albertin gave the commendation on Wednesday in Abuja at the public presentation of a-5-year fact finding...

Former President Obasanjo Has Accused Nigerian Politicians Of Failing The Masses

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Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has accused Nigerian politicians of failing the masses. Obasanjo who spoke at a book presentation in honour of Pastor Enoch Adeboye in Lagos, said the cleric has influenced the lives of Nigerians describing himself as a beneficiary. Nigeria’s Acting president Yemi Osinbajo explained that he accepted his nomination...


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