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FG vows to complete second Niger Bridge, Enugu/Onitsha expressway

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has assured Nigerians that the present administration would complete the second Niger Bridge before the end of 2019. Osinbajo stated this on Friday in Onitsha at the official flag-off campaign of Mr Tony Nwoye, the All ...

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APPARENT SUICIDE: Man dives into lagoon in Lagos

Rescue officials are currently combing the water in search of an unidentified man who plunged into the lagoon from the Lekki-Ikoyi Link bridge in Lagos state. It was gathered that the incident happened around 11am. “We were standing here when ...

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DID YOU KNOW? Lagos has the highest number of prisoners in Nigeria (See prison capacity)

Lagos state has the highest number of prisoners in Nigeria, with a record population of  7,396 out of the total of 68,686 in all states of the federation. According to data released by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), Bayelsa, which ...

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11 children die of whooping cough in Kano

The Kiru Local Government Council of Kano State says about 11 children have died of whooping cough at Kankwana village. This is contained in a statement issued by the Information Officer of the local government council, Malam Rabiu Khalil. Mr. ...

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Kidnapper, Evans changes plea to NOT GUILTY

Billionaire kidnapper, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, aka Evans, has changed his plea from guilty to not guilty. Evans is currently being arraigned at the Lagos state High Court before Justice Hakeem Oshodi on amended charges of conspiracy and kidnapping, among others. Also ...

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Alaafin explains why he picked Gani Adams for Aare Ona Kakanfo title

The Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, on Wednesday explained why he picked the National Coordinator of the Oodua Peoples’ Congress, Otunba Gani Adams as the new Are Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland. Oba Lamidi Adeyemi said Adams was chosen because ...

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Buhari approves payment of pension to Biafra war veterans

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the payment of pension to soldiers, policemen and paramilitary officers who were dismissed from service because of their involvement in the Biafra war which lasted between 1967 and 1970. In a statement on Wednesday, the ...

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Atiku’s son regains freedom after brief prison stay

A Lagos State Magistrate Court Sitting at the Tinubu has released Aminu Abubakar, son of former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar who was earlier on Wednesday remanded in the transit cell of  the court over a child’s custody dispute. News Agency ...

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Suspected militants kidnap four Britons in Delta

Suspected militants have kidnapped four British nationals in Delta state, southern Nigeria, police and community leaders said on Wednesday. The four had been providing “free medical care and religious activities” in the Burutu area of Delta state, said Chief Theo ...

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Buhari meets governors; asks how they manage to sleep when they owe workers

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed concern over unpaid salaries and allowances by state governments. Receiving a group of governors led by Abdul’Aziz Yari, chairman of the Nigerian governors’ forum (NGF), at the presidential villa in Abuja on Tuesday, Buhari wondered the ...

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