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Katsina Emirate suspends traditional ruler for rape

The Katsina Emirate Council has suspended Bishir Bala Kofar-bai from his post of ‘Magatakarda’ pending the determination of a criminal litigation against him. The Secretary of the council, Bello Ifo, said in a statement on Thursday that the suspension is ...

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RESPITE! NGO to give 180,000 free houses to poor Nigerians

More than 180,000 modern houses are to be provided free in all the 36 states of the country, according to an NGO — Africa National Development Programme (ANDP). The two-bedroom houses to be situated in an estate or scattered in ...

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FEC approves N82bn road projects in 12 states

Speaking after the federal executive council (FEC) meeting on Wednesday, Babatunde Fashola, minister of power, works and housing, disclosed that N82.5bn has been approved for the construction of roads in 12 states. According to him, the roads will cut across Adamawa, ...

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Police recover body of doctor who jumped into lagoon, body identified by family

After days of rigorous search, the body of Allwell Orji, the medical doctor who jumped into the lagoon from the Adekunle end of the third mainland bridge has been recovered. Orji ended his life around 4:50pm on Sunday. Adesina Tiamiyu, ...

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22 traders die in ghastly road accident

Twenty-two traders have died in a motor accident that occurred on the Tunga Giwa – Ruwa road in Shanga Local Government Area of Kebbi. The accident occurred when a Toyota Canter vehicle that tried to avoid a pot-hole, hit a ...

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BENUE: IGP deploys special force to end attacks in Zaki Biam

Worried by recent attacks that left scores dead and several others injured in Zaki Biam, Benue State, the Inspector-General of Police, Mr Ibrahim Idris, has deployed a Special Tactical Force to restore order. A statement issued by Mr Jimoh Moshood, ...

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Military chiefs brief President Buhari

Two military chiefs, the heads of the Nigerian Army and that of the Air Force on Tuesday briefed President Muhammadu Buhari on their operations and reassured him of their unalloyed loyalty. The meetings with Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur ...

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Hameed Ali explains why he will not honour Senate invitation

The Comptroller General of the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS), Mr. Hamid Ali has explained that he will not be able to appear before the Senate. It was explained that a legal practitioner has asked the Federal High Court Abuja to ...

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NNPC to generate 4,000MW to boost Nigeria’s power supply

In a statement released on Monday by Saidu Mohammed, chief operating officer, gas and power, of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), it was disclosed that that the corporation will generate about 4,000 megawatts of power in the next 10 ...

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IFE CRISIS: Police says 46 killed as it parades 21 suspects

The Nigeria Police Force said on Monday that 46 persons were killed while 96 others were hospitalised in the crisis that ensued in Ile-Ife, Osun State on 8 March. The Police also said 21 suspects have been arrested over the ...

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