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Vehicle crashes into barrier near White House

The US Secret Service on Friday reported a vehicle rammed into a security barrier near the White House, and the driver has been apprehended. “An individual driving a passenger vehicle struck a security barrier near the White House at 17th & E,”
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Vehicle crashes into barrier near White House

The US Secret Service on Friday reported a vehicle rammed into a security barrier near the White House, and the driver has been apprehended. “An individual driving a passenger vehicle struck a security barrier near the White House at 17th & E,” the Secret Service said in a statement. “The vehicle did not breach the […]

You have my support, Oyegun replies Tinubu

John Alechenu, Abuja National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun has acknowledged receipt of the letter written to him by Asiwaju Bola Tinubu. Odigie-Oyegun’s acknowledgment came after he held a closed door meeting with Pres
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You have my support, Oyegun replies Tinubu

John Alechenu, Abuja National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun has acknowledged receipt of the letter written to him by Asiwaju Bola Tinubu. Odigie-Oyegun’s acknowledgment came after he held a closed door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari, at the Presidential Villa Abuja, on Friday. Although details of the party chairman’s meeting with the […]

18 killed as car bombs explode in Somalia capital

At least 18 people were killed and 20 wounded when two car bombs exploded on Friday near the presidential palace and a hotel in the Somali capital of Mogadishu, the city’s main ambulance service said. Jihadist rebels claimed the attack. “We have s
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18 killed as car bombs explode in Somalia capital

At least 18 people were killed and 20 wounded when two car bombs exploded on Friday near the presidential palace and a hotel in the Somali capital of Mogadishu, the city’s main ambulance service said. Jihadist rebels claimed the attack. “We have so far collected 18 bodies and 20 wounded persons from one of the […]

Woman pretends to be girl’s mum, rescues her from kidnapper

Suspected kidnapper arrested Five seconds. That’s all the time a woman had to rescue a frantic 12-year-old girl from a suspected kidnapper in a brazen abduction Wednesday, February 21 on a busy Santa Ana street, in California, USA. “She saw something an
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Woman pretends to be girl’s mum, rescues her from kidnapper

Suspected kidnapper arrested Five seconds. That’s all the time a woman had to rescue a frantic 12-year-old girl from a suspected kidnapper in a brazen abduction Wednesday, February 21 on a busy Santa Ana street, in California, USA. “She saw something and she acted,” Santa Ana Police Cpl. Anthony Bertagna said, adding the good Samaritan has […]

Steps to develop good savings, spending habits

Cultivating the habit of savings is a very important one; this habit can help you in many aspects of life. A good saver can save out funds for business; a good saver is debt free; a good saver has already made a right and bold step to financial freedom and a
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Steps to develop good savings, spending habits

Cultivating the habit of savings is a very important one; this habit can help you in many aspects of life. A good saver can save out funds for business; a good saver is debt free; a good saver has already made a right and bold step to financial freedom and a good saver can reach […]

Dapchi schoolgirls: Angry youths hurl missiles at Gov Gaidam’s convoy 

Anger erupted in Dapchi, Yobe State on Thursday after officials fumbled to account for scores of schoolgirls who locals say have been kidnapped by Boko Haram jihadists — a disappearance reviving traumatic memories of the abducted Chibok schoolgirls. Po
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Dapchi schoolgirls: Angry youths hurl missiles at Gov Gaidam’s convoy 

Anger erupted in Dapchi, Yobe State on Thursday after officials fumbled to account for scores of schoolgirls who locals say have been kidnapped by Boko Haram jihadists — a disappearance reviving traumatic memories of the abducted Chibok schoolgirls. Police said on Wednesday that 111 girls from the state-run boarding school in Dapchi, were unaccounted for following […]

Army appoints Chukwu as new spokesman

The Nigerian Army has appointed Brig.-Gen. J.T.E. Chukwu as new Director, Army Public Relations. The army also appointed Colonel M.A. Anka as new Commandant of Nigerian Army School of Public Relations and Information. The appointments were confirmed by outgoi
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Army appoints Chukwu as new spokesman

The Nigerian Army has appointed Brig.-Gen. J.T.E. Chukwu as new Director, Army Public Relations. The army also appointed Colonel M.A. Anka as new Commandant of Nigerian Army School of Public Relations and Information. The appointments were confirmed by outgoing Director of Army Public Relations, Brig.-Gen Sani Usman in a statement on Thursday. Usman stated that […]

Kano Gov rejects accountant-general’s resignation

Ted Odogwu, Kano Kano State Accountant General, Hajiya Aisha Bello, on Thursday in Kano tendered her letter of resignation to Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje. However, sources said the governor refused to accept the letter. In the letter dated February 20, 20
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Kano Gov rejects accountant-general’s resignation

Ted Odogwu, Kano Kano State Accountant General, Hajiya Aisha Bello, on Thursday in Kano tendered her letter of resignation to Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje. However, sources said the governor refused to accept the letter. In the letter dated February 20, 2018, Bello expressed appreciation to the governor for offering her the opportunity to serve the […]

Church tells couples to bring guns in for wedding

The World Peace and Unification Sanctuary in Newfoundland, Pennsylvania, U.S.  has invited couples to bring their assault rifles in to be blessed. Members of the church have been asked to attend the service with AR-15 semi-automatic rifle or equivalents suc
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Church tells couples to bring guns in for wedding

The World Peace and Unification Sanctuary in Newfoundland, Pennsylvania, U.S.  has invited couples to bring their assault rifles in to be blessed. Members of the church have been asked to attend the service with AR-15 semi-automatic rifle or equivalents such as an AK semi-automatic rifle. An AR-15 was the weapon used by Nikolas Cruz when […]

Air France pilots, stewards embark on strike, demand pay rise

Half of Air France’s long-haul flights out of Paris were cancelled Thursday due to a strike over pay by pilots, cabin crew and ground staff. “No cash, no planes,” staff chanted as they marched noisily through Terminal 2 of Charles de Gaulle
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Air France pilots, stewards embark on strike, demand pay rise

Half of Air France’s long-haul flights out of Paris were cancelled Thursday due to a strike over pay by pilots, cabin crew and ground staff. “No cash, no planes,” staff chanted as they marched noisily through Terminal 2 of Charles de Gaulle airport, wearing flourescent jackets and waving union flags. Riot police twice used tear […]

Mourinho hails McTominay after leaving out Pogba for Sevilla draw

Jose Mourinho described Scott McTominay as “fantastic” in response to his decision to select the young midfielder ahead of Paul Pogba for Wednesday’s Champions League last 16, first-leg draw with Sevilla. Pogba had been left out of the star
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Mourinho hails McTominay after leaving out Pogba for Sevilla draw

Jose Mourinho described Scott McTominay as “fantastic” in response to his decision to select the young midfielder ahead of Paul Pogba for Wednesday’s Champions League last 16, first-leg draw with Sevilla. Pogba had been left out of the starting line-up for the goalless draw with Mourinho apparently unhappy after the French star withdrew from last weekend’s […]

Winter Olympics: Seun, Ngozi bow out on a high

Idris Adesina with agency report Seun Adigun and  Ngozi Onwumere on Wednesday finished 20th in their bobsleigh event at the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games  South Korea, after completing the four heats in 3:29.60. They finished +7.15secs behind German
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Winter Olympics: Seun, Ngozi bow out on a high

Idris Adesina with agency report Seun Adigun and  Ngozi Onwumere on Wednesday finished 20th in their bobsleigh event at the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games  South Korea, after completing the four heats in 3:29.60. They finished +7.15secs behind Germany’s  Mariama Jamanka and Lisa Buckwitz, who won the race. Meanwhile,  Nigeria’s women’s bobsleigh team finished with […]

There is still high-level corruption in Nigeria — Sultan of Sokoto

Olaleye Aluko, Abuja The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, has said there is still high-level corruption in the country, noting that “we cannot continue with these negative things.” The monarch, who doubles as the President-General of the Nig
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There is still high-level corruption in Nigeria — Sultan of Sokoto

Olaleye Aluko, Abuja The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, has said there is still high-level corruption in the country, noting that “we cannot continue with these negative things.” The monarch, who doubles as the President-General of the Nigerian Council for Islamic Affairs, called on the Federal Government to fish out the killer herdsmen […]

Police arrest alleged mastermind of Benue killings

Afeez Hanafi Operatives of the Inspector-General of Police Intelligence Response Team have arrested the alleged mastermind of the killing of over 73 residents of Benue State. It was learnt that the ringleader, identified as Alhaji Laggi, 40, was arrested alon
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Police arrest alleged mastermind of Benue killings

Afeez Hanafi Operatives of the Inspector-General of Police Intelligence Response Team have arrested the alleged mastermind of the killing of over 73 residents of Benue State. It was learnt that the ringleader, identified as Alhaji Laggi, 40, was arrested along with three others, namely, Mallam Muminini Abdullahi, Muhammed Adamu and Ibrahim Sule. PUNCH Metro gathered […]

Alleged felony: Court orders separate trials for Nnamdi Kanu, co-defendants

Ade Adesomoju, Abuja The Federal High Court in Abuja on Tuesday ordered that the missing leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, be separated from the rest of his co-defendants. Justice Binta Nyako made the order following an oral application
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Alleged felony: Court orders separate trials for Nnamdi Kanu, co-defendants

Ade Adesomoju, Abuja The Federal High Court in Abuja on Tuesday ordered that the missing leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, be separated from the rest of his co-defendants. Justice Binta Nyako made the order following an oral application by the lead prosecuting counsel, Mr. Shuaibu Labaran, who noted that Kanu’s continued […]

Oduah shuns fifth EFCC invitation in three years

Eniola Akinkuotu and Leke Baiyewu The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission may be forced to declare a former Minister of Aviation, Senator Stella Oduah, wanted after refusing to honour five separate invitations, in the last three years, The PUNCH has lear
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Oduah shuns fifth EFCC invitation in three years

Eniola Akinkuotu and Leke Baiyewu The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission may be forced to declare a former Minister of Aviation, Senator Stella Oduah, wanted after refusing to honour five separate invitations, in the last three years, The PUNCH has learnt. Oduah, it was learnt, was expected to be at the EFCC office on Monday, […]

Fulani herders take oath to stop killing in Ekiti

Kamarudeen Ogundele, Ado Ekiti Fulani herders have taken oath to ensure peaceful coexistence with the host communities in Ekiti State and by extension, the South-West geopolitical zone. They also agreed that they would no longer behave unruly, kill or allow t
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Fulani herders take oath to stop killing in Ekiti

Kamarudeen Ogundele, Ado Ekiti Fulani herders have taken oath to ensure peaceful coexistence with the host communities in Ekiti State and by extension, the South-West geopolitical zone. They also agreed that they would no longer behave unruly, kill or allow their cows to stray into farms. The traditional oath, revealed to be an effective cultural […]

Supreme Court judges now 16 as Ogunbiyi retires

Ade Adesomoju, Abuja  The number of the Justices of the Supreme Court will on February 27, 2018 drop from 17 to 16 as the eighth most senior Justice of the apex court,  Justice Clara Ogunbiyi, will attain the mandatory retirement age of 70 on the said date
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Supreme Court judges now 16 as Ogunbiyi retires

Ade Adesomoju, Abuja  The number of the Justices of the Supreme Court will on February 27, 2018 drop from 17 to 16 as the eighth most senior Justice of the apex court,  Justice Clara Ogunbiyi, will attain the mandatory retirement age of 70 on the said date. Her profile displayed on the Supreme Court’s website […]

PSP officials arrested for dumping refuse on road

Sesan Olufowobi The Lagos State Government says it has arrested four officials of a Private Sector Participant (PSP) operator in waste management, Ayomide Olayinka Ventures, for dumping waste on a road in the Central Business District of Lagos Island. The gov
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PSP officials arrested for dumping refuse on road

Sesan Olufowobi The Lagos State Government says it has arrested four officials of a Private Sector Participant (PSP) operator in waste management, Ayomide Olayinka Ventures, for dumping waste on a road in the Central Business District of Lagos Island. The government explained that the suspects were arrested by security operatives in the early hours of […]

Senate, others attack el-Rufai’s govt over demolition of APC faction’s HQ

Leke Baiyewu and Godwin Isenyo The crisis rocking the Kaduna State chapter of the All Progressives Congress has taken a new dimension as the office of the faction led by Senator Suleiman Hunkuyi was demolished on Tuesday. Though the Kaduna State Property Deve
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Senate, others attack el-Rufai’s govt over demolition of APC faction’s HQ

Leke Baiyewu and Godwin Isenyo The crisis rocking the Kaduna State chapter of the All Progressives Congress has taken a new dimension as the office of the faction led by Senator Suleiman Hunkuyi was demolished on Tuesday. Though the Kaduna State Property Development Agency claimed responsibility for the demolition, the senator representing Kaduna Northern Senatorial […]

Lagos court jails 13 cart pushers

Samson Folarin the Samuel Ilori Magistrate’s Court sitting at Ogba, Lagos State, has sentenced 13 cart pushers to five months’ imprisonment for violating the state environmental law. The offenders, who were arrested on Lagos Island, Ikorodu and Egbeda are
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Lagos court jails 13 cart pushers

Samson Folarin the Samuel Ilori Magistrate’s Court sitting at Ogba, Lagos State, has sentenced 13 cart pushers to five months’ imprisonment for violating the state environmental law. The offenders, who were arrested on Lagos Island, Ikorodu and Egbeda areas, were arraigned by the Lagos State Environmental Sanitation Corps on Tuesday. PUNCH Metro learnt that officials […]

NSCDC arrests woman for husband’s offence, shoots vigilante

Simon Utebor, Yenagoa Operatives of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Bayelsa State Command, have shot a member of the Ikarama Vigilance Group in the state, Perekurofa Odoyibo. In the incident, which occurred in the early hours of Tuesday, Odoyib
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NSCDC arrests woman for husband’s offence, shoots vigilante

Simon Utebor, Yenagoa Operatives of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Bayelsa State Command, have shot a member of the Ikarama Vigilance Group in the state, Perekurofa Odoyibo. In the incident, which occurred in the early hours of Tuesday, Odoyibo was said to have been shot in the arm and leg at Ikarama community, […]

Beninnoise abduct Lagos motorists, sell stolen vehicles in Cotonou

Afeez Hanafi The police have arrested members of a robbery gang from Benin Republic, who allegedly specialise in snatching exotic vehicles in Lagos and selling them to a car dealer in their country. The suspects are Hammed Ajagba, 30; Taviu Polen, aka Popo, 3
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Beninnoise abduct Lagos motorists, sell stolen vehicles in Cotonou

Afeez Hanafi The police have arrested members of a robbery gang from Benin Republic, who allegedly specialise in snatching exotic vehicles in Lagos and selling them to a car dealer in their country. The suspects are Hammed Ajagba, 30; Taviu Polen, aka Popo, 35; Batan Remmy, 30; and an herbalist, Rasheed Akinola, who prepared charms […]

Cross River youths protest Rep’s fifth term bid

Mudiaga Affe, Calabar Hundreds of youths from the Calabar-South, Bakassi and Akpabuyo local government areas of Cross River on Tuesday stormed the state House of Assembly to protest the re-election bid of member of the House of Representatives, Mr. Essien Ayi
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Cross River youths protest Rep’s fifth term bid

Mudiaga Affe, Calabar Hundreds of youths from the Calabar-South, Bakassi and Akpabuyo local government areas of Cross River on Tuesday stormed the state House of Assembly to protest the re-election bid of member of the House of Representatives, Mr. Essien Ayi, in the 2019 general election. Ayi, who represents Calabar-South/Bakassi/Akpabuyo federal constituency in the National […]

Britain’s Queen makes surprise visit to London Fashion Week

Queen Elizabeth II and fashion matriarch Anna Wintour sat side-by-side on the front row of the catwalk on Tuesday as the British ruler paid her first visit to London Fashion Week. The Queen watched a show by young British designer Richard Quinn, whom she pres
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Britain’s Queen makes surprise visit to London Fashion Week

Queen Elizabeth II and fashion matriarch Anna Wintour sat side-by-side on the front row of the catwalk on Tuesday as the British ruler paid her first visit to London Fashion Week. The Queen watched a show by young British designer Richard Quinn, whom she presented with the inaugural “Elizabeth II Fashion Award”, which will be […]

Champions League: Bayern vs Besiktas starting line-ups

Starting line-ups for Tuesday’s Champions League last 16, first-leg, tie between Bayern Munich and Besiktas at the Allianz Arena (kick-off 1945 GMT): Bayern Munich (4-1-4-1) Sven Ulreich – Joshua Kimmich, Jerome Boateng, Mats Hummels, David Alaba
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Champions League: Bayern vs Besiktas starting line-ups

Starting line-ups for Tuesday’s Champions League last 16, first-leg, tie between Bayern Munich and Besiktas at the Allianz Arena (kick-off 1945 GMT): Bayern Munich (4-1-4-1) Sven Ulreich – Joshua Kimmich, Jerome Boateng, Mats Hummels, David Alaba – Javi Martinez – Thomas Mueller (capt), Arturo Vidal, James Rodriguez, Kingsley Coman – Robert Lewandowski Coach: Jupp Heynckes […]

Two Lassa fever patients treated, discharged in Kogi

The Kogi State Government says it has successfully treated and discharged two patients confirmed as suffering from Lassa fever in January. The Commissioner for Health, Dr. Saka Audu, told newsmen on Tuesday in Lokoja that for the first time in the history of
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Two Lassa fever patients treated, discharged in Kogi

The Kogi State Government says it has successfully treated and discharged two patients confirmed as suffering from Lassa fever in January. The Commissioner for Health, Dr. Saka Audu, told newsmen on Tuesday in Lokoja that for the first time in the history of the state, they were able to admit confirmed Lassa fever patients, treated […]

Champions League: Hazard forced into central role

Eden Hazard is expected to operate in an unusual centre-forward role after Chelsea boss Antonio Conte left Olivier Giroud and Alvaro Morata on the bench for Tuesday’s Champions League last 16, first leg against Barcelona. Giroud has made just two start
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Champions League: Hazard forced into central role

Eden Hazard is expected to operate in an unusual centre-forward role after Chelsea boss Antonio Conte left Olivier Giroud and Alvaro Morata on the bench for Tuesday’s Champions League last 16, first leg against Barcelona. Giroud has made just two starts since joining from Arsenal on transfer deadline day last month, but opened his Chelsea […]

Court strikes out Nnamani’s N5.3bn charge, EFCC to file fresh charges

A Federal High Court in Lagos on Tuesday expunged proceedings in the trial of a former Governor of Enugu State, Chimaroke Nnamani, who is charged with N5.3 billion fraud. Justice Chuka Obiozor expunged the proceedings at the instance of the prosecution, who i
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Court strikes out Nnamani’s N5.3bn charge, EFCC to file fresh charges

A Federal High Court in Lagos on Tuesday expunged proceedings in the trial of a former Governor of Enugu State, Chimaroke Nnamani, who is charged with N5.3 billion fraud. Justice Chuka Obiozor expunged the proceedings at the instance of the prosecution, who informed the court of the intention of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission […]

Heynckes leaves out Robben, Ribery for Besiktas clash

Bayern Munich head coach Jupp Heynckes opted to leave wingers Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben on the bench for Tuesday’s Champions League clash at home to Besiktas, with Thomas Mueller and Kingsley Coman starting. Heynckes, 72, also selected James Rodrig
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Heynckes leaves out Robben, Ribery for Besiktas clash

Bayern Munich head coach Jupp Heynckes opted to leave wingers Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben on the bench for Tuesday’s Champions League clash at home to Besiktas, with Thomas Mueller and Kingsley Coman starting. Heynckes, 72, also selected James Rodriguez to play alongside Javi Martinez and Arturo Vidal in midfield for the last-16 first leg, […]

Boy, 9, disappears while running errand

Afeez Hanafi Family members of a nine-year-old boy, Abdulmalik Atobatele, are in distress after his sudden disappearance from Durosimi Street, in the Somolu area of Lagos, where he lives with his father. The victim was said to have been sent by his elder brot
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Boy, 9, disappears while running errand

Afeez Hanafi Family members of a nine-year-old boy, Abdulmalik Atobatele, are in distress after his sudden disappearance from Durosimi Street, in the Somolu area of Lagos, where he lives with his father. The victim was said to have been sent by his elder brother, Abdullahi Atobatele, to buy sugar at a shop on the street […]

Gunmen kill masquerader, two others in Kogi

Gbenga Odogun, Lokoja A masquerader has been shot dead alongside two people at Inoziomi Quarters, in the Adavi Local Government Area of Kogi State. They were reportedly shot on Saturday during the Ebe Festival, a local celebration. A source, who witnessed th
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Gunmen kill masquerader, two others in Kogi

Gbenga Odogun, Lokoja A masquerader has been shot dead alongside two people at Inoziomi Quarters, in the Adavi Local Government Area of Kogi State. They were reportedly shot on Saturday during the Ebe Festival, a local celebration. A source, who witnessed the incident, said it occurred around 9pm when some gunmen on a motorcycle opened […]

Suspected militants kill JTF informant in Akwa Ibom

Etim Ekpimah, Uyo Suspected militants have beheaded a Joint Task Force informant during an exchange of gunfire between the JTF and the militants when the security operatives raided the militants’ hideouts in the Etim Ekpo Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom
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Suspected militants kill JTF informant in Akwa Ibom

Etim Ekpimah, Uyo Suspected militants have beheaded a Joint Task Force informant during an exchange of gunfire between the JTF and the militants when the security operatives raided the militants’ hideouts in the Etim Ekpo Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State. The incident was said to have occurred on Sunday in Obon Ebot village. […]

Nigerians are angry over poverty, insecurity, Okogie tells Buhari

Leke Baiyewu, Abuja A former President of the Christian Association of Nigeria, Anthony Cardinal Olubunmi-Okogie, has said Nigerians are angry over poverty and insecurity in the country. The former Lagos Archbishop of the Catholic Church urged the Presidency
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Nigerians are angry over poverty, insecurity, Okogie tells Buhari

Leke Baiyewu, Abuja A former President of the Christian Association of Nigeria, Anthony Cardinal Olubunmi-Okogie, has said Nigerians are angry over poverty and insecurity in the country. The former Lagos Archbishop of the Catholic Church urged the Presidency to take note of the criticisms by former President Olusegun Obasanjo; former military dictator, Gen. Ibrahim Babangida; […]

Malabu: Sagay faults AGF, says case shouldn’t be dropped

Eniola Akinkuotu, Abuja The Chairman, Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption, Prof. Itse Sagay (SAN), has faulted the Attorney General of the Federation, Mr. Abubakar Malami (SAN), for advising the Federal Government to drop all the charges filed
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Malabu: Sagay faults AGF, says case shouldn’t be dropped

Eniola Akinkuotu, Abuja The Chairman, Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption, Prof. Itse Sagay (SAN), has faulted the Attorney General of the Federation, Mr. Abubakar Malami (SAN), for advising the Federal Government to drop all the charges filed against individuals and firms implicated in the $1.1bn Malabu oil scam. Sagay said this during an interview with […]

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