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Court sentences applicant to 12 years in prison for kidnapping women in Ekiti

An Ado-Ekiti High Court on Friday sentenced an unemployed man, Olumide Ogunrinde to 12 years  in prison for kidnapping. File: Prisoners Justice Cornelius Akintayo sentenced the convict after the court had listened to to the arguments and submission of both prosecution and defence counsel. The court however, dismissed the convict of murder and armed robbery. […]

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Ambode to NYSC members: Thanks for assisting during 2019 elections

The Governor of Lagos State, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode, on Friday commended the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) for its invaluable role and contributions to the just-concluded 2019 general elections. Ambode Ambode gave the commendation at the 2019 Batch ‘A’ NYSC swearing-in ceremony at the NYSC Orientation Camp,in Iyana-Ipaja, Lagos. The governor was represented by Dr […]

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REVEALED: Over 1,000 gully erosion sites captured in Anambra

Chief Marcel Ifejiofor, Anambra Commissioner for Works, on Friday, cried out that there were more than 1,000 active erosion sites scattered across the state. *An erosion site in Anambra Ifejiofor who disclosed this in an interview with newsmen in Awka, however, said the state Executive Council had inaugurated Erosion Design Review Committee to tackle the […]

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27- year-old driver docked for allegedly stabbing man with sword

A 27-year-old driver, Obinna Orji, who allegedly used a sword to stab a man in the left eye was on Friday brought before a Yaba Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos. File: Using knife to depict what happend Orji, a resident of Iwaya area of Lagos, is facing  two-count charge bordering on conspiracy and grievous harm. […]

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Panic as Pro-AAC, PDP supporters defy Rivers Gov’t ban on protest, clash

By Davies IheamnachorPORT HARCOURT – There is palpable panic at Polo Club area of Port Harcourt as Pro-African Action Congress, AAC, and Peoples Democratic Party, PDP supporters defy Rivers State Government ban set to commence protest. There are indications that both groups may clash at the scene of the protest. The Commissioner of Information and […]

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LAWMA decries defecation, bathing on roads at Apapa, environs

Lagos – The Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) on Friday decried the ongoing defecation and bathing on the roads at Apapa area and its environs by articulated vehicle operators. Unhygienic environment caused by refuse dumps on the median along the Oshodi-Apapa expressway LAWMA’s Head, Public Affairs, Mr Obinna Onyenali, who lamented the situation in Lagos, […]

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Jay-Z to receive presidential award at NAACP’s 50th anniversary

American Rapper, Shawn Carter, who answers Jay-Z, as his stage name, would on Saturday, receive the National Association for the Advancement of Coloured People (NAACP)’s Presidential Award. The award would form part of the activities marking NAACP’s 50thanniversary. It would be in recognition of Jay-Z’s special achievements and distinguished public service. Jay-Z The NAACP’s president, […]

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Buhari, Osinbajo, CAN leaders meet in Aso Rock

By Johnbosco AgbakwuruABUJA – PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari is currently meeting with the leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, at the Council Chamber, Presidential Villa, Abuja. President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Osinbajo The delegation of the CAN leadership numbering about 30 were led by the association’s president, Dr. Samson Olasupo Ayokunle. The meeting […]

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Assets declaration: Onnoghen accuses CCT of not following procedures in instituting case

The suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, on Friday accused the  Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) of not following its set Standard Operation Procedures in instituting the case against him. Onnoghen made the accusation during his resumed trial in Abuja. The Suspended Chief Justice of the Federation, Justice Walter Onnoghen consulting with his […]

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Rivers: AAC writes INEC, protests alleged alteration of Akuku Toru LG Results

By Omeiza AjayiABUJA – The African Action Congress AAC in Rivers state has written the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC to protest what it called the concoction and alteration of the Governorship and House of Assembly Election results in Akuku-Toru Local Government Area of the state. In the letter dated March 22, 2019 and addressed […]

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Facebook removes 200 accounts in Philippines for misleading behaviour

Facebook on Friday said it had removed 200 pages, groups and accounts from its social media platforms in the Philippines, citing misleading behaviour to boost messages favouring some politicians in the country. The move was made ahead of mid-term elections in the Philippines on May 13, when half of the 24-member Senate seats, all House […]

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Gunmen kill housewife, daughter In Kebbi

The police in Kebbi are investigating the murder of a housewife and her three year-old daughter in Dole Kaina village of Dandi local government area of the state. The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Nafiu Abubakar confirmed this while briefing newsmen on Friday in Birnin Kebbi. According to him, the housewife, Balkisu, 27 and her […]

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Coach Rohr’s achievements impress me — Disu

The former Technical Director, Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Olatunde Disu, on Friday said that the steady improvement of the senior national team, the Super Eagles, under the Franco-German tactician, Gernot Rohr, impressed him. Disu, gave his assessment of the Eagles in the double header game, African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers and the International friendly […]

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Fintiri of PDP declared winner of Adamawa governorship election

Alhaji Ahmadu Fintiri of PDP has emerged winner of Adamawa Governorship election. The Returning Officer of the election, Prof. Andrew Haruna, who declared the result Thursday in Yola after the supplementary election in 44 units across 14 local government areas of the state,  said Fintiri polled 376,552 votes to beat his closest rival, Gov. Muhammadu […]

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NDA laments N1.3bn shortfall in 2018 budget

By Henry UmoruABUJA – THE Commandant of the Nigeria Defence Academy ( NDA), Major -General Adeniyi Oyebade, yesterday told the Senate that the military training school was suffering shortfalls of well over N1.3billion in budgetary releases by the Ministry of Finance. Budget 2018 According to him the shortfalls had made it almost impossible for the […]

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My first step, Ortom speaks of his reelection

By Peter Duru, Makurdi Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state in this State owned Radio interview monitored in Makurdi spoke about the intrigues and apprehension that trailed his second term victory, the gang up, his earlier resolve to jettison a second term bid, the role of political godfathers and mistakes made in his about to […]

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Nigeria has 15m drug addicts — Presidential C’ttee

By Bashir Bello Chairman, Presidential Advisory Committee for the Elimination of Drug Abuse, Brigadier Gen. Mohammed Marwa(retd) has put the nation’s figure of drug addicts at about 15 million. RESISTANCE: HIV drugs are fast losing potency causing widespread panic Marwa, who disclosed the figure upon visitation of the committee to Katsina State to meet with […]

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CAN makes u-turn, moves to congratulate Buhari on election victory

By Luminous Jannamike Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, has denied being under any form of pressure to congratulate President Muhammadu Buhari on his victory at last month’s presidential election. CAN says as a religious group, it remains apolitical and would congratulate and rejoice with whoever  Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has declared the winner of […]

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Why we can’t suspend Amaechi for alleged anti-party activities — APC

While the ruling party, All Progressives Congress, APC, handed an indefinite suspension on Chief  Rochas Okorocha of Imo State for supporting the governorship candidate of another party, it has not applied the same sanction on Rotimi Amaechi for doing something similar in Rivers State. Oshiomhole-amaechi APC, however, justifies its action, saying the issues of the […]

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NASS sends N30,000 minimum wage bill to Buhari for assent

By Victor Young & Luminous Jannamike The struggle for an N30,000 minimum wage for the least paid workers in Nigeria by organised labour appears to be nearing a joyous end as the National Assembly has transmitted a clean copy of the passed bill by the National Assembly to President Muhammadu Buhari for assent. President Buhari […]

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Buhari declines assent to 5 more bills

By Henry Umoru NINE days after he rejected five bills, President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, declined assent to five more bills that were passed by the National Assembly and forwarded to him to sign into law. President Muhammadu Buhari In separate letters addressed to the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, sighted by Vanguard yesterday, which will […]

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Why we questioned Dokpesi — Immigration Service

Media mogul and founding chairman of African Independent Television, AIT, and a senior member of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP,  Chief Raymond Dokpesi,  was quizzed by Immigration officials for two fundamental reasons bordering on alleged violation of Nigerian immigration laws, Comptroller-General,  Mohammed Babandede, has said. Chief Raymond Dokpesi The media executive was invited for […]

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Porsche adds Coupe to Cayenne SUV range

By Theodore Opara PORSCHE is adding an even sortier vehicle to the third generation of its highly successful SUV range – the Cayenne Coupé. “The Coupé includes all the technical highlights of the current Cayenne, but has an even more dynamic design and new technical details that position it as more progressive, athletic, and emotional,” […]

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Wike inaugurates Commission of Inquiry on election violence

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has inaugurated a Judicial Commission of Inquiry to investigate the violence, killings and other related matters which occurred during the February 23 and March 9 elections in the state. Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike Governor Wike also inaugurated the Judicial Commission of Inquiry into the violent invasion and […]

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Emmanuel tasks Akwa Ibom LG legislators, mgt on grassroots devt

By Chioma Onuegbu GOVERNOR Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State has urged legislators and management staff of the 31 local government councils in the state to ensure grassroots development. Udom Emmanuel Emmanuel gave the charge, yesterday while declaring open a two-day training workshop organised by the Advisory Committee on Parliamentary Matters in collaboration with National […]