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VIRAL VIDEO: Apparently drunk policeman demands bribe, threatens to shoot ‘Okada’ rider over N100 bribe

A video showing an apparently drunk policeman in the Mowo area of Badagry, Lagos, soliciting bribe from an operator of commercial motorcycle better known as ‘Okada’, has been trending on social media. “Me, N100? You are offering me N100? Never!” ...

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Oyo Governor presents N267b 2018 budget to House

Oyo state’s N267 billion budget of “Stabilisation’’ has been presented to the House of Assembly for approval for the 2018 fiscal year. The budget was presented on Thursday by Governor Abiola Ajimobi. The budget is N60 billion higher than the ...

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Man flogs neighbour to death

The Niger State Police Command said on Thursday that it had arrested a 49-year-old man, Garba Tukura, for allegedly flogging his neighbor, Musa Wassa to death. The suspect, who lives in Zazzaga Village in the Munya Local Government Area of ...

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Kwara LG secretariat sees light for the first time after 3 years

Jubilation erupted in Omu-Aran, Kwara, on Thursday as electricity supply to Irepodun Local Government Secretariat was restored after three years outage. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the council’s electricity supply was disconnected by Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company ...

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20 killed in illegal refinery fire outbreak

About 20 persons have reportedly died at an illegal refinery camp at Kolo Creek in the Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa State. Many others were said to have suffered varying degrees of injury during the inferno, but the security ...

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FAAN begins repair works on Enugu Airport runway

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) on Thursday began repair works on the runway of the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu. Mrs Herrienta Yakubu, the General Manager in charge of Corporate Affairs, FAAN, stated this in a statement she ...

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Ikoyi whistleblower travels abroad less than 24hours after receiving part payment

The federal government has made first payment to the whistleblower who helped the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to recover $43m, N23.2m and £27,800 (N13bn) from an Ikoyi apartment on April 12, 2017. PUNCH reported that the whistle-blower travelled out of ...

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“EFCC will prosecute 40 contractors… East-West roads designed to fail”

The minister of Niger Delta, Usani Usani, has said the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission will prosecute 40 contractors for delivering faulty designs on federal contracts including the East-West road, a project he says was designed to fail. The minister ...

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Peace Corps wants court to jail IGP

The Peace Corps of Nigeria wants the Federal High Court, Abuja, to commit the Inspector-General of Police, Mr Ibrahim Idris to prison for alleged disregard of court orders. The corps in Form 48 on Contempt of Court filed on Wednesday ...

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Dangote refinery to create 4,000 direct and 145,000 indirect jobs, crash petrol price

Mr Babajide Soyode, the Technical Consultant to Alhaji Aliko Dangote, said Dangote Refinery, which is currently under construction would save Nigeria $12 billion annual import substitution, create 4,000 direct and 145,000 indirect jobs. It will at the same time crash ...

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