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Nigerian court jails 45 Boko Haram members

A Federal High Court sitting in Kainji, Niger state, has convicted and sentenced 45 Boko Haram members to jail, following the conclusion of the first phase of the trial of 575 suspects. The convicts were sentenced between three and 31 ...

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We recovered weapons from Kanu’s residence – Commissioner

Anthony Ogbizi, commissioner of police in Abia state, says lethal weapons, including petrol bombs and one double-barrel gun, were recovered during last Sunday’s raid on the residence of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). Ogbizi said this ...

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Osinbajo admits approving NNPC contracts

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has admitted he approved contracts of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) when President Muhammadu Buhari was on medical vacation in the UK. Ibe Kachikwu, minister of state for petroleum resources, had accused Maikanti Baru, group managing ...

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Falana blasts Baru, Says Buhari should not have encouraged him to disregard Kachikwu

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, says the decision of Maikanti Baru, group managing director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), to bypass Ibe Kachikwu, minister of state for petroleum resources, in award of contracts and appointments cannot be justified ...

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FG looks to enforce “No Work No Pay’’ law

The Federal Government has resolved to enforce the “No Work No Pay’’ doctrine as part of measures to restore harmony into the public service in the country. The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, made this known on ...

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Lagos police nab 3 soldiers, 1 Airforce man, 7 others over theft of N100m solar panels

The police in Lagos have arrested 11 suspects, including three soldiers and one dismissed Airforce man, for allegedly stealing solar panels worth N100 million belonging to the state government. The Commissioner of Police in Lagos State, CP Imohimi Edgal, told ...

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No more private practice for doctors working in public hospitals – FG

At the end of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting on Wednesday, Isaac Adewole, minister of health, disclosed to state house correspondents that the federal government has started taking steps to stop doctors in public service from engaging in private practice. Adewole ...

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Oba of Benin condemns rising cases of kidnapping, robbery; advocates traditional solution

The Benin Monarch, Omo N’Oba N’Edo Uku-Akpolkpolo, Oba Ewuare ll, has condemned the rising cases of armed robbery and kidnapping in Edo State. He therefore, tasked traditional rulers, Priests, Enogies and other stakeholders in the State, to device​ traditional means ...

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BEWARE! FG is now collecting your details from banks – to determine your tax

If you have received huge sum of money in the last five years without paying commensurate taxes and you are yet to take advantage of the tax amnesty programme, the government is coming for you. In a statement issued on ...

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Buhari meets service chiefs behind closed-door

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday met behind closed doors with service chiefs, Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan-Ali; and the National Security Adviser, Babagana Monguno. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the meeting, presided by President Buhari, was still ongoing ...

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