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New Tor Tiv enthroned, says Tiv people marginalised

The newly installed Tor Tiv, HRM Orchivirigh Professor James Ortese Ayatse, has called on the federal government to give more Benue people appointments as they are central to the central government’s economic diversification programme. The paramount ruler stated this in ...

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One feared dead as Lagos-Kano train partially derails in Osogbo

One person is feared dead, as the cargo section of a passenger train travelling from Lagos to Kano on Saturday got detached from the main body and  later derailed in Osogbo, Osun state. The corpse of the deceased was found on ...

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Customs command destroys expired rice, gadgets, other items

The Kano/Jigawa Customs Area Command on Friday in Kano destroyed expired items worth millions of Naira. This is contained in a statement signed by the Commands Public Relations officer, Mr Danbaba Isah and made available to newsmen in Kano. According ...

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Three suicide bombers killed, three tankers destroyed in Maiduguri

The multiple explosions in Maiduguri early on Friday killed three suicide bombers and destroyed three petrol trucks. The Borno Police Command confirmed the casualty and expressed joy that no person was killed aside the three suicide bombers. The incident happened ...

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2 blind men get 6 years jail term each for homosexuality

A Minna Magistrates’ Court has sentenced two blind men to six years imprisonment for sexually abusing two minors in Niger. The Magistrate, Hajiya Hauwa Yusuf, convicted, Idris Usman, popularly called “Bagobiri” and Abubakar Sadiq, after they pleaded guilty to the ...

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I don’t know my date of birth, I travelled to India to enquire – Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo who will be celebrating his 80th birthday on Sunday, has confessed that he does not know his actual date of birth. The statesman spoke at the opening of the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library in Abeokuta, on ...

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NDDC diverting funds meant for the WRETCHED PEOPLE of Niger Delta

Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC) Prof. Itse Sagay, has accused the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) of being reckless with funds meant for development of the region. Sagay alleged that the commission recently bought 70 cars, ...

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Buhari’s charges against Nnamdi Kanu is based on fraud, false claims – IPOB

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in a statement released on Thursday, urged justice Binta Murtala-Nyako to dismiss four of the charges brought against its leader, Nnamdi Kanu. The group claimed that President Muhammadu Buhari and his family will be ...

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ASSURANCE: FEC approves N701b payment guarantee for GENCOs

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday approved a payment guarantee assurance by the CBN for power generating companies (GENCOS) to solve liquidity problems in the energy sector. The Minister of Works, Power and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, who announced ...

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Service chiefs brief Osinbajo, pledge total commitment and loyalty

The Nigeria military has pledged its total commitment and loyalty to President Muhammadu Buhari who is currently on an extended vacation in the UK. Briefing Acting President Yemi Osinbajo at the presidential villa on Wednesday, Mansur Dan-Ali, minister of defence, ...

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