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Certificate case dismissal: It’s time to build Kwara for all — AbdulRazaq

Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq on Wednesday assured that he is committed to build a state that works for everyone, irrespective of political differences. The governor was reacting to the dismissal of the alleged certificate forgery case by the Kwara State High Court in Ilorin, the state capital. In a statement...... more

Taxi driver kidnaps 10 children in Abuja

Taxi driver kidnaps 10 children in Abuja The police on Wednesday arraigned a 25-year-old taxi driver, Kenneth Edet, in a Grade I Area Court in Mpape, Abuja, for allegedly kidnapping 10 children. The police charged Edet, who lives in Mpape, with one count of abduction. The Prosecution Counsel, Mr Edwin Ochayi, told the court that the case was...... more

Terrorists kill 7 policemen

Terrorists kill 7 policemen No fewer than 7 Egyptian policemen, including one officer, have been killed in terrorist attacks on different check points in the North Sinai city of Arish. The country’s Interior Ministry said this in a statement on Wednesday. “Four terrorists have been killed, including a suicide bomber who set off his explosives...... more

I arranged my kidnap to help my husband raise money – suspect

I arranged my kidnap to help my husband raise money – suspect A middle aged woman, Mrs Yemi Samuel on Wednesday explained that she arranged her own kidnap in order to raise money from family members to assist her husband. The woman who was paraded by the Kwara state police command said her husband is a pensioner with the Kogi state government and...... more

NDLEA arrests 362 suspected drug traffickers in Edo

The Edo Command of the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) says no fewer than 362 suspects were arrested for illicit drugs use and trafficking between June 2018 and May 2019. The State Commander, Mr Buba Wakawa, disclosed this on Wednesday in Benin at the ceremony marking the 2019 United Nations...... more

Troops neutralise three terrorists in Borno, recover weapons

Troops have again neutralised three terrorists in Borno to consolidate on the achievement of the clearance operations in the northeast. The spokesman of the Army Col. Sagir Musa who announced this in a statement said troops recovered two gun trucks and other weapons from the insurgents. The statement: “Following sustained robust...... more

LASTMA officials, truck drivers clash during towing operation

A towing operation aimed at freeing up the service lane at the Toyota end of Oshodi-Apapa Expressway on Wednesday ended up in a clash between officials of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) and the truck drivers Wednesday morning. The lane has, over time, served as a parking space for...... more

Lawmaker arrested after threatening foreign traders

A Kenyan Member of Parliament (MP) has been arrested after saying he would beat up foreign traders if they did not leave the country. Charles Njagua Kanyi said in a video that Tanzanian and Ugandan traders were taking Kenyan business and "enough is enough". A diplomatic row erupted and Tanzania's prime...... more

Traders, residents count losses as floods submerge shops, homes in Aba

Traders at the Ariaria International, Cemetery and the New Markets in Aba, Abia State, are now counting their losses after a downpour that hit the city last Wednesday. The torrential rains which began at about 3pm flooded all parts of the city as it sacked residents from their homes property worth...... more

My wife demands ‘bribe’ before sex, says Pastor

A 48-year-old pastor, Abayomi Adegboyega, is seeking dissolution of his 16-year-old marriage, alleging that his wife always demands `bribe’ from him before sex. Adegboye told an Igando Customary Court in Lagos State on Wednesday to end the marriage on grounds that his wife, Risikat, denied him sex. “My wife starves me...... more

Handwashing without soap a waste – UNICEF

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)  on Wednesday  advised Nigerians to use soap or ash and running water to was hands after defecation to prevent infection and illness Mr  Bioye Ogunjobi, a Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Specialist with UNICEF,  gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency of...... more

Amnesty International frowns at alleged torture of suspects by Nigeria Police, Army

Amnesty International has decried the alleged use of torture by Nigeria military and police to get information from suspects. The group said its arm in Nigeria has continued to receive regular reports of torture and other ill-treatment in military and police custody despite an existing law against the use of torture....... more

Gunmen reportedly abduct 28 travellers in Ondo State

Gunmen reportedly abduct 28 travellers in Ondo State A total of 28 travellers in commercial buses have been allegedly abducted by gunmen along the Ado-Akure road in Ondo State. The gunmen were reported to have swooped on the travellers’ vehicles on Tuesday while navigating through the bad portions of the road. According to residents of the area, the passengers...... more

Herdsmen Menace in South-East: Obiano Administration may have case to answer — Intersociety

Herdsmen Menace in South-East: Obiano Administration may have case to answer — Intersociety The Administration of Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State may have a case to answer with regard to the menace of killer herdsmen in both the state and the entire South-East, a frontline rights group said on Wednesday morning. “As it relates to the terror group’s raging threats and embryonic violence...... more

Abuja pastor jailed seven years for rape, abortion

Abuja pastor jailed seven years for rape, abortion An Abuja-based pastor, Apostle Basil Princewill, who raped and procured abortion for a 14-year-old girl in 2011, has been sentenced to seven years imprisonment. In sentencing the convict, the trial judge, Justice Husseini Baba-Yusuf of the FCT High Court in Maitama, held that the commission of rape was bad enough, “but...... more

Why Buhari has not unveiled cabinet list — SGF

Why Buhari has not unveiled cabinet list — SGF Boss Mustapha, Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), has revealed why President Muhammadu Buhari has not unveiled his cabinet members over three weeks after he took the oath of office for a second term. The SGF said there was every assurance that the issue of the cabinet was very...... more

Three abducted Lebanese rescued in Rivers

Three abducted Lebanese rescued in Rivers Rivers Police Command said it has rescued three Lebanese who were abducted at a construction site in Andoni Local Government of Rivers on June 8. The command Spokesman, Nnamdi Omoni, a Deputy Superintendent (DSP) confirmed the rescue in a statement in Port Harcourt on Tuesday. “The three Lebanese abducted on June...... more

Taraba boils again

Taraba boils again Five persons were killed on Tuesday and several houses burnt in a fresh crisis between the Tivs and Jukuns in Rafinkada Village of Wukari local government area of Taraba. Mr. Daniel Adidas, the Caretaker Committee Chairman of the Council confirmed the development in a telephone interview with the News Agency of...... more

Youth Corp member stabs brother to death in Anambra

Youth Corp member stabs brother to death in Anambra A 28-year-old youth corper, Victor Ohale, has allegedly stabbed his younger brother, Kelechi Ohale, to death for a yet-to-be ascertained reason. The incident happened over the weekend at 8, Oraeri Street, GRA, Awka. It was gathered that the youth corper who is law graduate, recently returned from his national service in...... more

Ekiti resuscitates Multiple Birth Trust Fund, showers cash, product support on 104 families

Ekiti resuscitates Multiple Birth Trust Fund, showers cash, product support on 104 families The Ekiti State Multiple Birth Trust Fund, which provides support for families with multiple births has been revitalised in the state after a four-year break, with the disbursement of products to 104 families by the First Lady, Erelu Bisi Fayemi. Erelu Fayemi who made the first tranche of the disbursement in...... more

Southeast traders task FG to decongest Port Harcourt ports

Southeast traders task FG to decongest Port Harcourt ports The South-East Amalgamated Traders Association (SEAMATA) has urged the Federal Government to decongest Port Harcourt ports to enhance ease of doing business in South-East and Nigeria in general. The newly elected President of SEAMATA, Chief Gozie Akudolu, made the call immediately after his inauguration in Enugu on Tuesday. Akudolu criticised the...... more

Magu to Nigerians: Key into the anti-corruption fight

Magu to Nigerians: Key into the anti-corruption fight Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Ibrahim Magu, on Monday, stated that collaboration was key in the fight against corruption while urging all Nigerians to embrace the fight. “We need to appeal to all Nigerians to take ownership of the fight against corruption,” Magu said. The...... more

NNPC gets Acting Alternate Chairman

NNPC gets Acting Alternate Chairman President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Dr Thomas John as Acting Alternate Chairman of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Governing Board. The Corporation disclosed this in a statement signed by the Group Managing Director, Dr Maikanti Baru, in Abuja, on Tuesday. According to the statement, the new appointment takes effect immediately....... more

Buhari wants more women professionals in maritime to boost economy •Stakeholders clamour for gender balance in sector

Buhari wants more women professionals in maritime to boost economy •Stakeholders clamour for gender balance in sector The First Lady, Hajia Aisha Buhari, has disclosed that President Muhammadu Buhari is determined to provide platforms that will encourage more women’s participation in maritime to boost economic development. The President’s wife stated this on Tuesday in Lagos at an event to mark the 2019 Day of the Seafarer, with the...... more

EKEDC felicitates with Sanwo-Olu at 54

EKEDC felicitates with Sanwo-Olu at 54 The management and staff of Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC) have joined other Lagosians in wishing the Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu, “a very happy 54th birthday”. A statement issued on Tuesday and signed by EKEDC General Manager Corporate Communications, Eko Electricity Distribution Company, Mr Godwin Idemudia, said that...... more

Soyinka breaks silence on plane seat incident

Soyinka breaks silence on plane seat incident There has been an overwhelming debate as to what transpired between Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, and a ‘young man’ that asked for his seat before a flight. Media Mogul, Mo Abudu, shared a mail from Professor Wole Soyinka on her Instagram page, where the Nobel Laureate gave a short explanation...... more

Afenifere declares Tinubu, Osoba, Fasanmi Yoruba traitors

Afenifere declares Tinubu, Osoba, Fasanmi Yoruba traitors Pan Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere led by Chief Reuben Fasoranti, on Tuesday, described the faction led by Pa Ayo Fasanmi as traitors in Yorubaland who are unfit to be referred to as members of Afenifere. Recall that the Fasanmi-led group, which includes Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, Chief Segun Osoba, Sen. Abiola Ajimobi,...... more

Senate President Ahmed Lawan discloses salary

Senate President Ahmed Lawan discloses salary Nigerian Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, on Tuesday, said that contrary to insinuation, no member of the National Assembly receives a jumbo pay. The Senate President also asked the Presidency to submit the country’s annual appropriation bill in September or first week of October to enable the National Assembly to pass the...... more

Tension in Edo over alleged killing of woman by herdsmen

Tension in Edo over alleged killing of woman by herdsmen There was tension in Edo as youths of Okada area blocked the Benin – Lagos expressway smashing wind screens of vehicles belonging to travellers over the death of a woman allegedly killed by herdsmen. It was gathered that the incident happened at Okada junction by Ofumwengbe community in Ovia North-East local...... more

Chrisland School’s supervisor accused of defiling 2-year-old pupil sent to Kirikiri prisons

Chrisland School’s supervisor accused of defiling 2-year-old pupil sent to Kirikiri prisons Justice Sybil Nwaka of an Ikeja Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Court yesterday revoked the bail of Chrisland School Supervisor, Adegboyega Adenekan, standing trial for allegedly defiling a two-year-old pupil (names withheld) of the school. Justice Nwaka revoked Adenekan’s bail for one day after expressing concerns that he might become a...... more

 

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