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Soldiers shoot policemen for ‘dangerous driving’

A policeman was killed, while three of his colleagues sustained injuries after soldiers at a checkpoint along Bauchi to Jos road opened fire on a bus conveying policemen travelling from Taraba to Kaduna. Headquarters of the 33 Artillery Brigade in ...

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Ambode launches N500 million Disability Fund

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State on Sunday set up the state’s Persons Living with Disabilities (PLWD) Fund with N500 million. Mr. Ambode spoke at a programme for the physically challenged with the theme: “Celebrating Ability in Disability” at the ...

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EFCC has recovered billions of dollars and secured 140 convictions in 6months

Acting Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, has charged Nigerians to imbibe the culture of ‘ living with clean hands’  as a way of stamping out corruption from the society. Magu, who stated that the job of ...

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The New Face of the Niger Delta Amnesty Programme

By Mene Lube The Niger Delta Presidential Amnesty Program was set up in 2010 by former president Alhaji Umaru Musa Yar’Adua GCFR. The sole purpose of the programme was to help rehabilitate and reintegrate militants in the Niger Delta who ...

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FG appoints new CEOs for NTA, NAN, VON and others

The Federal Government on Wednesday appointed the Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) of six parastatal agencies under the Ministry of Information and Culture. The appointments were announced in Abuja on Wednesday by the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed. ...

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43,000 ghost workers in Nigerian security agencies

The Head of the Continuous Audit team of the Federal Government, Mohammed Dikwa, on Tuesday said N50 billion was saved so far through the audit of security agencies payroll. Mr. Dikwa said this in Abuja at a meeting between the ...

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Hearing on El-ZakZaky’s case against DSS slated for June 14

Hearing of Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky’s human rights violation suit against the Department of State Services, the attorney general of the Federation and the Nigerian Police,  has been fixed for 14 June.  Justice Gabriel Kolawole of the Federal High Court in ...

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Ekiti State government bans cattle grazing

Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State has banned grazing/rearing of cattle in the state, saying those interested in cattle farming should get their own private cattle ranch. Mr. Fayose, who made this known when he visited Oke-Ako in Ikole local ...

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Kabba Monarch, Obaro of Kabba Dies at 71

The Obaro of Kabba in Kogi State, Oba Michael Olobayo has died, aged 71 years. Announcing the demise of the first class traditional ruler in Kabba on Sunday, the Obadofin of Oweland, Chief Mike Yusuff, said he died on May ...

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NLC suspends strike, to negotiate with FG

The Nigerian Labour Congress, has suspended the ongoing nationwide strike and has resolved to resume negotiation with the government. The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, in a communiqué at the end of a two-hour meeting of the National Executive Council (NEC), ...

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