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Riot policemen protest unpaid five months stipends

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Riot policemen in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, yesterday staged a protest over non-payment of their five months allowances. They barricaded the command headquarters located on Maiduguri-Kano expressway, shot sporadically into the air while singing and marching. The riot Policemen, who have bee on Special Duty working with the Joint Task Force (JTF), disrupted traffic […]

Plateau: 21 suspects held

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TWENTY-one suspects have been arrested over the Plateau State killings, according to the special military task force Operation Safe Haven (OPSH). Among them are those found with arms and suspected hoodlums who hijacked the protests sparked by the killings. The special task force comprises police, Air Force, Army and paramilitary security agencies. The suspects were […]

How to end killings, by ex-IG Abbah, Senator Ibrahim, others

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Eminent Nigerians at the weekend suggested the way out of the killings in parts of the country. To a former Inspector-General of Police Suleiman Abba, the way to go is community policing. Senate Committee on Police Affairs Chairman Abu Ibrahim canvassed the introduction of Border Guards to check the influx of foreign fighters into the […]

Oyetola assures Osun of all-inclusive govt

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•Aspirant pays tribute to industrialist Ajayi An Osun State governorship aspirant on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Alhaji Gboyega Oyetola, has assured the people that his administration, if he wins the election, will serve all the strata of the society. The aspirant, who was on a tour of the Osun East Senatorial […]

Dangote Cement: why we’re embarking on African expansion drive

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•Firm gets new SON certification DANGOTE Cement Plc has said that its investments and expansion drive across African countries are strategic to contribute to the continent’s economy and make its products the most preferred by consumers. Its Group Managing Director, Joseph Makoju, spoke at the weekend during a plant facility tour by top officials of […]

Women group decry Plateau killings

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The Women and Youths Support Group (WAYS) for Atiku 2019 has decried the Plateau massacre and the Otedola bridge explosion in Lagos, describing it as painful. The National President/Global coordinator, Princess Kemi Adesanya-Eboda, commiserated with the bereaved families and called on the government to ensure the perpetrators are brought to justice. She hailed President Muhammadu […]

Buhari seeks repatriation of stolen assets with minimal legal obstacles

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President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday in Nouakchott, Mauritania called on nations where looted assets are stashed to release them without the usually long technicalities involved in the process of repatriation. He made the call during his introductory remarks as the leader of the African Union theme of the year, Winning the Fight against Corruption, A Sustainable […]

Lagos APC commiserates with tanker explosion victims

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The Lagos State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has commiserated with victims of last Thursday’s tanker explosion on Otedola Bridge of the Lagos/Ibadan Expressway. The party regretted that the tragedy occurred when the state government was working hard to ensure accident-free transportation system, which Lagos residents had commended. Lagos APC Chairman, Alhaji Tunde […]

Plateau: 10 die, four suspects held as gunmen strike again

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Troops move base State Police Bill coming No  fewer than 10 perons died at the weekend in two attacks in Plateau State. The attacks in Mangu and Barkin Ladi local governments have forced the special military task force Operation Safe Haven to move its headquarters to Barkin Ladi to end the killings. Six persons died […]

Prove your innocence, APC urges detained Ondo PDP Chieftains

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The Ondo state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Saturday advised the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and its sympathizers to encourage the detained PDP’s Chairman, Clement Faboyede, and his co-traveler, Tokunbo Modupe, to prove their innocence before a competent court of law, instead of resorting to blackmail of a system that means well. Publicity […]