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Arrested suicide bomber says she was given N200 ahead of operation

An 18-year-old Boko Haram suicide bomber, Amina, who was intercepted by men of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) on Tuesday in Maiduguri, said she was given N200 for the mission. She said she was abducted two years ago ...

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DID YOU KNOW? 72% of inmates in Nigerian prisons not yet sentenced

According to data obtained from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), 72.53% of inmates in prisons across the country are not sentenced. The prison report released January 19, 2017, by the NBS gives an overview of detainees awaiting sentencing and ...

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Ambode set to ban yellow buses (Danfo) this year

The Governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode, says he has plans to phase out commercial buses popularly known as Danfo before the end of the year. Speaking at the 14th annual lecture of the Centre for Values in Leadership (CVL) ...

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Nobody can Islamise Nigeria – Lai Mohammed

The Federal Government says the alleged Islamisation of Nigeria under the current administration is totally false and should be perceived in its entirety as a campaign of calumny. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed stated this on ...

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N26m money laundering charge: Fani Kayode seeks plea bargain

Former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode on Monday, asked the Federal High Court Abuja, to adjourn his case to allow him explore other options of settlement aside from going to trial. Counsel to Fani-Kayode, Mr Ameh Raji (SAN) who made the ...

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PLANNED PROTEST: AGAIN AT RISK – THE RIGHTS OF LAWFUL ASSEMBLAGE – Soyinka

The Nobel Laureate, Wole Soyinka, has criticised the Nigerian police for planning to stop an anti-government protest scheduled for Monday. The protest was inspired by ace musician Innocent Tuface Idibia, to highlight the failure of the current government to tackle ...

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VIDEO: 2face chickens out, cancels anti-government protest

Ace Nigerian musician, Innocent Idibia, popularly known as 2face/2baba, has bowed to pressure, announcing the cancellation of the protest scheduled for Monday. The musician has been under intense pressure to shelve the demonstration, which would have been the largest and fiercest ...

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Expect hazy and partly cloudy conditions today – NiMet

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted dust haze weather conditions over the central States of the country with horizontal visibility values of two to five kilometers. NiMet’s made the prediction in its Weather Outlook by the Central Forecast Office ...

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Why DSS DG met with Ibori

The Director-General of the Department of State Services (DSS), Lawal Daura, on Saturday said he met with James Ibori, former governor of Delta state, for “a short debriefing session and to also welcome him back to his fatherland”. “He met ...

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Ibori arrives Oghara, welcomed by mammoth crowd

The town of Oghara in Ethiope West local Government Area of Delta was in a carnival mood on Saturday as former governor James Ibori arrived home after being deported to Nigeria on the completion of his jail term in a ...

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