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President Buhari hails Thailand’s cave rescue efforts

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President Muhammadu Buhari has commended the Government of Thailand and international volunteers in the current efforts to rescue 12 children and their coach trapped in a cave for more than two weeks, with imminent risks of starvation and death. Reacting to ongoing rescue efforts which are already yielding positive results, President Buhari said Thailand has […]

Ekiti: We are not under threat, says REC

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Says no room for rigging with structure on ground 20,000 security personnel to be deployed – CP The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that the commission is not under any form of threat in Ekiti state ahead of next Saturday governorship election. 630,000 out of the 913,334 registered voters are expected to elect […]

Osinbajo, Namibian president, others pay last respects as ex-ECA scribe Adedeji is laid to rest

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OSINBAJO, Gowon, Obasanjo, Namibian president, others pay last respects as ex-ECA scribe Adedeji is laid to rest Ernest Nwokolo, Abeokuta Former Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and pioneer chairman of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Prof. Adebayo Adedeji, made his final departure to the world beyond yesterday amid […]

Trauma of Super Eagles captain Mikel Obi

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EVEN years after he was seized by cruel kidnappers, Pa Michael Obi, father of the Super Eagles captain, Mikel Obi, again had another rough deal in the den of abductors on June 29. Pa Obi and his driver, John Ishaya, according to the police, were abducted on Makurdi-Enugu Road, while the footballer was on his […]

INEC registers 10m new voters

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No fewer than 10 million Nigerians have been registered in the ongoing nationwide Continuous Voter Registration (CVR),the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) announced yesterday. Chairman of the INEC, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, said at  the commission’s quarterly consultative meeting with security agencies under the auspices of Inter-Agency Consultative Committee on Election Security (ICCES) in Abuja that […]

Five suspects arrested over death of seven policemen

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The Nigeria Police Force said it has arrested five suspects for their alleged involvement in the death of seven policemen in Abuja. The policemen who were on stop and search duty in Galadimawa area of Abuja were killed by gunmen on Monday night. Giving update of the investigation, the Force Spokesman, acting DCP Jimoh Moshood […]

Killings: Service chiefs must go, say Niger Delta leaders

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SOME prominent Niger Delta leaders want President Muhammadu Buhari to sack his service chiefs as part of the solution to the bloodletting in the country especially. A former President of the Ijaw Youths Council (IYC) Worldwide, Mr. Udengs Eradiri and the current secretary general of the IYC,Alfred Kemepado said the security agencies need to be […]

S/Court frees Saraki on false assets declaration charge

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The Supreme Court has dismissed the charge of false assets declaration brought against the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, before the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT). Justice Centus Chima Nweze, in a lead judgment of a five-man panel, upheld Saraki’s appeal, set aside the judgment of the Court of Appeal on the grounds that the prosecution […]

Boko haram will end sooner than later- VP Osinbajo

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Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says the celebration of the 2018 Nigerian Army Day – NADCEL at Mongunu in Borno North was proof that the “end of the Boko Haram terrorists group will come sooner than later.’’ Osinbajo, who spoke at a “Mini Trade Fair and Military Equipment Exhibition as part of activities to mark the day, also said […]

Oyo govt seals 14 gaming centres for ‘tax default’

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  The Oyo State government yesterday shut 14 gaming centres in Ibadan, the state capital, for alleged tax defaults. The government, through its Board of Internal Revenue (OYBIR), enforced the law regulating such outlets in the metropolis. The areas affected include Sango, Mokola, Iwo Road, Awolowo Way, New Bodija, Beere, Molete and Challenge. Some of […]