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SDP candidate will be president in 2019 –Adeniran

A former Minister of Education, Prof. Tunde Adeniran, tells TOBI AWORINDE about his involvement in the founding of the Peoples Democratic Party and his defection to the Social Democratic Party after 19 years Why did you decide to join the Peoples Democratic P
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SDP candidate will be president in 2019 –Adeniran

A former Minister of Education, Prof. Tunde Adeniran, tells TOBI AWORINDE about his involvement in the founding of the Peoples Democratic Party and his defection to the Social Democratic Party after 19 years Why did you decide to join the Peoples Democratic Party in 1998? I didn’t join the PDP. I was a founding member […]

Harry, Meghan delay honeymoon, begin royal duties

Prince Harry and his new wife Meghan began married life on Sunday after their spectacular, rule-breaking wedding, but will be delaying a honeymoon as they turn immediately to royal duties. The newly ennobled Duke and Duchess of Sussex staged a huge party afte
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Harry, Meghan delay honeymoon, begin royal duties

Prince Harry and his new wife Meghan began married life on Sunday after their spectacular, rule-breaking wedding, but will be delaying a honeymoon as they turn immediately to royal duties. The newly ennobled Duke and Duchess of Sussex staged a huge party after the ceremony on Saturday at Windsor Castle, where they were greeted by […]

Senate leader hails Yobe APC congress

Senate Leader, Ahmed Lawan, on Sunday expressed satisfaction with the outcome of the All Progressive Congress congress that led to the emergence of party leaders at the state level. The Senator said in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria in Damaturu tha
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Senate leader hails Yobe APC congress

Senate Leader, Ahmed Lawan, on Sunday expressed satisfaction with the outcome of the All Progressive Congress congress that led to the emergence of party leaders at the state level. The Senator said in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria in Damaturu that he was particularly happy with the outcome of the party Congress in […]

Why Chelsea owner Abramovich missed FA Cup final

Russian state media on Sunday cited an unconfirmed report that Chelsea football club owner Roman Abramovich’s British visa has run out, while his spokesman declined to comment. Russian state news agency TASS and other media picked up a report on The Bel
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Why Chelsea owner Abramovich missed FA Cup final

Russian state media on Sunday cited an unconfirmed report that Chelsea football club owner Roman Abramovich’s British visa has run out, while his spokesman declined to comment. Russian state news agency TASS and other media picked up a report on The Bell website, which said an acquaintance of Abramovich and two in his inner circle […]

Sanchez has to improve, insists Scholes

 Manchester United great Paul Scholes has warned Alexis Sanchez he must improve following his lacklustre display in Saturday’s FA Cup final defeat by Chelsea, saying his performances “can’t get any worse”. Former United midfielder Sch
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Sanchez has to improve, insists Scholes

 Manchester United great Paul Scholes has warned Alexis Sanchez he must improve following his lacklustre display in Saturday’s FA Cup final defeat by Chelsea, saying his performances “can’t get any worse”. Former United midfielder Scholes singled out Chile international Sanchez for criticism after a match United lost 1-0 at Wembley, with Chelsea playmaker Eden Hazard […]

Buhari congratulates Femi Falana at 60

Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday congratulated human rights activist, Mr Femi Falana (SAN), on his 60th birthday. In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, the President said he joined famil
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Buhari congratulates Femi Falana at 60

Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday congratulated human rights activist, Mr Femi Falana (SAN), on his 60th birthday. In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, the President said he joined family members, friends and professional colleagues of the lawyer in celebrating “the milestone, which has been marked […]

Health workers injured in Edo auto crash

Alexander Okere, Benin   No fewer than 19 persons have been reportedly injured in an auto crash on the Benin-Auchi expressway in Edo State.   The victims were said to be members of the Joint Health Sector Union from the University of Benin Teaching Hospital
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Health workers injured in Edo auto crash

Alexander Okere, Benin   No fewer than 19 persons have been reportedly injured in an auto crash on the Benin-Auchi expressway in Edo State.   The victims were said to be members of the Joint Health Sector Union from the University of Benin Teaching Hospital.   It was learnt that the accident occurred while they […]

Plane in Cuba crash was poorly maintained, alleges former pilot

A Mexican pilot who once flew the leased passenger plane that crashed in Cuba, killing 107 people on board, said Saturday he had previously complained about alleged sub-standard practices by the aircraft’s owner. Marco Aurelio Hernandez told the Mexica
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Plane in Cuba crash was poorly maintained, alleges former pilot

A Mexican pilot who once flew the leased passenger plane that crashed in Cuba, killing 107 people on board, said Saturday he had previously complained about alleged sub-standard practices by the aircraft’s owner. Marco Aurelio Hernandez told the Mexican newspaper Milenio that the Mexican aircraft leasing firm Global Air exercised poor plane maintenance, had a […]

Adetimehin elected as Ondo APC chairman

Mr. Ade Adetimehin on Saturday in Akure emerged as the chairman of the All Progressives Congress in Ondo State. Adetimehin, who had been in acting capacity since Mr. Isaac Kekemeke, a former chairman, was suspended after the 2016 governorship election for ant
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Adetimehin elected as Ondo APC chairman

Mr. Ade Adetimehin on Saturday in Akure emerged as the chairman of the All Progressives Congress in Ondo State. Adetimehin, who had been in acting capacity since Mr. Isaac Kekemeke, a former chairman, was suspended after the 2016 governorship election for anti party activities, got 990 votes out of the 1,001 votes cast. The News […]

Prince Harry, Meghan Markle step out for evening reception

The newly married Duke and Duchess of Sussex are off to their evening wedding reception in high style. Prince Harry, who drove his bride through the Windsor Great Park in the early evening sunshine, was dressed in black tie. And the royal bride, Meghan Markle
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Prince Harry, Meghan Markle step out for evening reception

The newly married Duke and Duchess of Sussex are off to their evening wedding reception in high style. Prince Harry, who drove his bride through the Windsor Great Park in the early evening sunshine, was dressed in black tie. And the royal bride, Meghan Markle, had changed into a second dress. The gown’s white halter […]

Benue varsity worker docked for allegedly defrauding students

Eric Dumo A 45-year-old member of staff of the Benue State University, Makurdi, Athanasius Adzu, on Friday appeared before a Makurdi Upper Area Court for allegedly defrauding students of N84, 100. Adzu was charged with forgery and advance fee fraud punishabl
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Benue varsity worker docked for allegedly defrauding students

Eric Dumo A 45-year-old member of staff of the Benue State University, Makurdi, Athanasius Adzu, on Friday appeared before a Makurdi Upper Area Court for allegedly defrauding students of N84, 100. Adzu was charged with forgery and advance fee fraud punishable under Sections 365 of the Penal Code Laws of Benue, 2004 and 1(3) of […]

ECOWAS court orders FG to pay abuse victim N50m

Eric Dumo The Court of Justice of the Economic Community of West African States presided over by Justice Wilkins Wright, has ordered the Federal Government to pay a domestic violence victim, Mary Sunday, the sum of N50m as compensation for her pains. While ha
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ECOWAS court orders FG to pay abuse victim N50m

Eric Dumo The Court of Justice of the Economic Community of West African States presided over by Justice Wilkins Wright, has ordered the Federal Government to pay a domestic violence victim, Mary Sunday, the sum of N50m as compensation for her pains. While handing down the judgment in Abuja, the regional court said that the […]

Surrender yourself for searching before inspecting cars, houses, police tell operatives

Afeez Hanafi The Nigeria Police Force says policemen are duty-bound to submit themselves to civilians for scrutiny before they can proceed to search their cars or houses. The Force gave the directive via its Twitter handle, @PoliceNG, on Thursday and urged pe
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Surrender yourself for searching before inspecting cars, houses, police tell operatives

Afeez Hanafi The Nigeria Police Force says policemen are duty-bound to submit themselves to civilians for scrutiny before they can proceed to search their cars or houses. The Force gave the directive via its Twitter handle, @PoliceNG, on Thursday and urged people to make such a request in a polite manner. The message was reinforced […]

There’s massive proliferation of arms in Taraba, says Buratai

Olaleye Aluko, Abuja The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen Tukur Buratai, on Friday, said the army panel set up to investigate the violence and killings in Taraba State found out that the Nigeria-Cameroon common borders in the state were porous. Buratai, at a brie
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There’s massive proliferation of arms in Taraba, says Buratai

Olaleye Aluko, Abuja The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen Tukur Buratai, on Friday, said the army panel set up to investigate the violence and killings in Taraba State found out that the Nigeria-Cameroon common borders in the state were porous. Buratai, at a briefing in Abuja, said the army also discovered that there was […]

Varsity workers retired, not sacked – Bayelsa govt

Simon Utebor, Yenagoa The Bayelsa State Government has said that the overaged workers who were recently disengaged from service by the management of the Niger Delta University, Amassoma, were not sacked but retired. The Special Adviser to the Governor on Medi
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Varsity workers retired, not sacked – Bayelsa govt

Simon Utebor, Yenagoa The Bayelsa State Government has said that the overaged workers who were recently disengaged from service by the management of the Niger Delta University, Amassoma, were not sacked but retired. The Special Adviser to the Governor on Media Relations, Mr. Fidelis Soriwei, said in a statement that the government approved three months […]

Udoma inaugurates economic summit’s planning panel

’Femi Asu The Minister of Budget and National Planning, Senator Udo Udoma, on Friday inaugurated the Joint Planning Committee of the 24th edition of the Nigeria Economic Summit. The committee, according to a statement, has a mandate to deliver a summit tha
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Udoma inaugurates economic summit’s planning panel

’Femi Asu The Minister of Budget and National Planning, Senator Udo Udoma, on Friday inaugurated the Joint Planning Committee of the 24th edition of the Nigeria Economic Summit. The committee, according to a statement, has a mandate to deliver a summit that will not only meet the expected outcomes but continue the work of placing […]

N269bn VAT revenue generated in first quarter – NBS

Ifeanyi Onuba, Abuja The National Bureau of Statistics on Friday said the country generated a total of N269.79bn from Value Added Tax in the first quarter of this year. The bureau said this in its sectoral VAT allocation report made available to journalists i
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N269bn VAT revenue generated in first quarter – NBS

Ifeanyi Onuba, Abuja The National Bureau of Statistics on Friday said the country generated a total of N269.79bn from Value Added Tax in the first quarter of this year. The bureau said this in its sectoral VAT allocation report made available to journalists in Abuja. The NBS stated in the report that the N269.79bn generated […]

Fuel subsidy: Labour, CD, others kick against govs’ planned takeover

•Governors’ proposal, not practicable, says NLC Niyi Odebode, Adelani Adepegba, Ifeanyi Onuba, Okechukwu Nnodim and Olaleye Aluko The Nigeria Labour Congress and civil rights groups, including the Campaign for Democracy, have faulted a proposal  by stat
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Fuel subsidy: Labour, CD, others kick against govs’ planned takeover

•Governors’ proposal, not practicable, says NLC Niyi Odebode, Adelani Adepegba, Ifeanyi Onuba, Okechukwu Nnodim and Olaleye Aluko The Nigeria Labour Congress and civil rights groups, including the Campaign for Democracy, have faulted a proposal  by state governors to take over payment of fuel  subsidy, saying it is not a solution to the fraud that has […]

five Habits that can prolong your life

Jesusegun Alagbe Almost everyone wants to live a long life – perhaps to spend more time with their loved ones, travel to more places across the world or achieve new life goals. However, not everyone gets the long life, particularly in developing countries l
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five Habits that can prolong your life

Jesusegun Alagbe Almost everyone wants to live a long life – perhaps to spend more time with their loved ones, travel to more places across the world or achieve new life goals. However, not everyone gets the long life, particularly in developing countries like Nigeria, where life expectancy is 53.4 for men and 55.6 for […]

Those who once doubted my ability now use me as a reference point –Charles, Benue-based poly teacher

Aende Charles is a known advocate for persons living with disabilities in Benue State. Losing his ability to walk after a mismanaged incident at three months, he shared his life’s journey and how he has been able to surmount challenges with Eric Dumo You we
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Those who once doubted my ability now use me as a reference point –Charles, Benue-based poly teacher

Aende Charles is a known advocate for persons living with disabilities in Benue State. Losing his ability to walk after a mismanaged incident at three months, he shared his life’s journey and how he has been able to surmount challenges with Eric Dumo You were not born with disability, so at what stage in your […]

Worry, anger over Ebola scare in DR Congo

n Mbandaka in northwest Democratic Republic of Congo were fearful and angry Friday after an Ebola outbreak spread from remote villages to their densely-populated city. A wave of concern rippled through the Congo River port city after the World Health Organiza
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Worry, anger over Ebola scare in DR Congo

n Mbandaka in northwest Democratic Republic of Congo were fearful and angry Friday after an Ebola outbreak spread from remote villages to their densely-populated city. A wave of concern rippled through the Congo River port city after the World Health Organization and the DRC’s health ministry on Thursday reported a confirmed case of the deady […]

Mourinho hatchet buried as Conte seeks to save Chelsea’s season

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte insisted the bad blood between he and Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho is a thing of the past as they prepare to square off in the FA Cup final on Saturday. Conte and Mourinho’s feud had bubbled since the Italian’
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Mourinho hatchet buried as Conte seeks to save Chelsea’s season

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte insisted the bad blood between he and Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho is a thing of the past as they prepare to square off in the FA Cup final on Saturday. Conte and Mourinho’s feud had bubbled since the Italian’s arrival at Mourinho’s former club just under two years ago and […]

 It’s legal to marry in Ikoyi registry, says FG

Adelani Adepegba, Abuja The Federal Government has faulted claims by the Lagos State Government that a Federal High Court had shut down the Ikoyi marriage registry, insisting that the report was false. The Ministry of Interior said that the court, presided o
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 It’s legal to marry in Ikoyi registry, says FG

Adelani Adepegba, Abuja The Federal Government has faulted claims by the Lagos State Government that a Federal High Court had shut down the Ikoyi marriage registry, insisting that the report was false. The Ministry of Interior said that the court, presided over by Justice Chuka Obiozor, simply upheld the judgment of a Federal High Court delivered […]

Parents of newborn return home to discover hospital gave them wrong baby

The parents of a newborn infant returned home from hospital to discover they had been given the wrong baby. Bosses at the hospital in Podgorica, capital of Montenegro (in Southeastern Europe) have launched an investigation into the incident and blamed the blu
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Parents of newborn return home to discover hospital gave them wrong baby

The parents of a newborn infant returned home from hospital to discover they had been given the wrong baby. Bosses at the hospital in Podgorica, capital of Montenegro (in Southeastern Europe) have launched an investigation into the incident and blamed the blunder on a nurse who reportedly did not follow procedures. The parents left the […]

Paul Lambert leaves position as Stoke manager: club

Stoke City announced on Friday that manager Paul Lambert had left his position at the relegated Premier League club by mutual consent. “The club would like to thank Paul for his work over the past four months and wish him well for the future,” sai
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Paul Lambert leaves position as Stoke manager: club

Stoke City announced on Friday that manager Paul Lambert had left his position at the relegated Premier League club by mutual consent. “The club would like to thank Paul for his work over the past four months and wish him well for the future,” said a statement on Stoke’s website. “While he was unable to […]

Opposition yet to prove it can win Buhari –Segun Adeniyi

Olufemi Atoyebi, Ibadan The former Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the late President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua, Olusegun Adeniyi, on Thursday  said the opposition parties had yet to demonstrate how they would defeat President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019
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Opposition yet to prove it can win Buhari –Segun Adeniyi

Olufemi Atoyebi, Ibadan The former Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the late President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua, Olusegun Adeniyi, on Thursday  said the opposition parties had yet to demonstrate how they would defeat President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019 despite their frequent calls on the electorate to ensure they got their Permanent Voter Cards. Adeniyi […]

Oyo APC faction writes Buhari, military over threat to lives

Olufemi Atoyebi, Ibadan A faction of the Oyo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress, known as the Unity Forum, has written a letter to President Muhammadu Buhari and the Nigeria Armed Forces, alleging threat to the lives of their members. In the lette
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Oyo APC faction writes Buhari, military over threat to lives

Olufemi Atoyebi, Ibadan A faction of the Oyo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress, known as the Unity Forum, has written a letter to President Muhammadu Buhari and the Nigeria Armed Forces, alleging threat to the lives of their members. In the letter titled, ‘Notification of threat to our lives, public peace and request […]

Court orders NDDC ex-ED, Omatsuli, to forfeit N846.03m properties

Oladimeji Ramon The Federal High Court in Lagos on Thursday ordered the temporary forfeiture of four landed properties linked to a former Executive Director, Projects, Niger Delta Development Commission, Mr. Tuoyo Omatsuli. The four properties, located in hig
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Court orders NDDC ex-ED, Omatsuli, to forfeit N846.03m properties

Oladimeji Ramon The Federal High Court in Lagos on Thursday ordered the temporary forfeiture of four landed properties linked to a former Executive Director, Projects, Niger Delta Development Commission, Mr. Tuoyo Omatsuli. The four properties, located in highbrow Lekki Peninsula Scheme area of Lagos, were valued at N846.03m. Justice Chuka Obiozor made an order for […]

Ekiti last gov poll characterised by ‘hanky-panky’ —Buhari

Olalekan Adetayo and Kamarudeen Ogundele President Muhammadu Buhari has said that the last governorship election that produced the Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, was characterised by “hanky-panky,” describing it as an unfortunate saga. He, therefor
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Ekiti last gov poll characterised by ‘hanky-panky’ —Buhari

Olalekan Adetayo and Kamarudeen Ogundele President Muhammadu Buhari has said that the last governorship election that produced the Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, was characterised by “hanky-panky,” describing it as an unfortunate saga. He, therefore, called on the leaders of the ruling All Progressives Congress to do everything possible to ensure that they did not […]

Ex-PDP chair, Sherrif, avoids journalists after meeting Buhari

Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja A former National Chairman of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, Ali-Modu Sherrif, on Thursday, avoided journalists after meeting behind closed doors with President Muhammadu Buhari. The meeting, which lasted about an hour, was h
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Ex-PDP chair, Sherrif, avoids journalists after meeting Buhari

Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja A former National Chairman of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, Ali-Modu Sherrif, on Thursday, avoided journalists after meeting behind closed doors with President Muhammadu Buhari. The meeting, which lasted about an hour, was held inside the President’s office. On arrival at the Presidential Villa, Abuja for the meeting at about 2.40pm, Sherrif […]

Lagos SARS operatives extort N5,000 from woman, friends, threaten to kill them

Samson Folarin A digital marketer, Ifeoluwa Adegoke, caused a stir on the social media on Thursday after sharing her encounter with some operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad in the Ikorodu area of Lagos State. Adegoke said she was forced to part with
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Lagos SARS operatives extort N5,000 from woman, friends, threaten to kill them

Samson Folarin A digital marketer, Ifeoluwa Adegoke, caused a stir on the social media on Thursday after sharing her encounter with some operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad in the Ikorodu area of Lagos State. Adegoke said she was forced to part with N5,000 to save her life and that of her colleagues, who were […]

NNPC, NPA, FIRS, others failed to remit N526bn, $21bn –NEC

Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja Eighteen Federal Government’s revenue generating agencies failed to remit N526bn and $21bn into the Federation Account between 2010 and June 2015, an audit commissioned by the National Economic Council has revealed. The Minister of F
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NNPC, NPA, FIRS, others failed to remit N526bn, $21bn –NEC

Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja Eighteen Federal Government’s revenue generating agencies failed to remit N526bn and $21bn into the Federation Account between 2010 and June 2015, an audit commissioned by the National Economic Council has revealed. The Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, has therefore recommended that the affected agencies be made to refund the money. Gombe State […]

Sterling Bank grows shareholders’ fund by 20.2%

’Femi Asu Sterling Bank Plc grew its shareholders’ fund by 20.2 per cent to N102.9bn in 2017 from N85.7bn in 2016. The lender said on Thursday at its 56th Annual General Meeting in Lagos that it would continue to focus on key growth sectors of the econom
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Sterling Bank grows shareholders’ fund by 20.2%

’Femi Asu Sterling Bank Plc grew its shareholders’ fund by 20.2 per cent to N102.9bn in 2017 from N85.7bn in 2016. The lender said on Thursday at its 56th Annual General Meeting in Lagos that it would continue to focus on key growth sectors of the economy to drive sustainable growth and deliver higher returns […]

Police arrest man, 58, for defiling pupil

Alexander Okere, Benin The police in Edo State have arrested a 58-year-old man, Mr. Lambert Ighodaro, for allegedly defiling a 12-year-old pupil in Benin, the state capital. The state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Johnson Kokumo, confirmed the arrest to our cor
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Police arrest man, 58, for defiling pupil

Alexander Okere, Benin The police in Edo State have arrested a 58-year-old man, Mr. Lambert Ighodaro, for allegedly defiling a 12-year-old pupil in Benin, the state capital. The state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Johnson Kokumo, confirmed the arrest to our correspondent on Thursday. Ighodaro was alleged to have been defiling the primary school pupil in […]

Police arraign Lagos politician, phone repairer on affray

Samson Folarin The Ogun State Police Command has arraigned a Lagos politician, Odukunle Kuti, and a phone repairer, Rasheed Ameed, before a Magistrate’s Court sitting at Owode Egba, Ogun State. While 44-year-old Kuti was charged with two counts of affray an
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Police arraign Lagos politician, phone repairer on affray

Samson Folarin The Ogun State Police Command has arraigned a Lagos politician, Odukunle Kuti, and a phone repairer, Rasheed Ameed, before a Magistrate’s Court sitting at Owode Egba, Ogun State. While 44-year-old Kuti was charged with two counts of affray and causing breach of public peace, Ameed (27), was arraigned on affray. PUNCH Metro had […]