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Court: Evans’ case adjourned till July 27

Court hearing has been further adjourned till July 27, 2017 in the N300m fundamental rights enforcement suit filed against the Inspector-General of Police by suspected kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike a.k.a. Evans. Justice Chuka Obiozor refused to entertain the Evans’ case on Thursday on the basis that his lawyer, Mr. Olukoya Ogungbeje, had yet to pay the punitive fee (N20, 000) awarded against him at ...

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Budget : Osinbajo proposes N135.6bn virement for sector funding

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The acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo has submitted a proposal virement of N135.6bn to the National Assembly today. The fund is set to cover projects across many MDAs, especially the Ministry of Power/Works/Housing. This request was made in a letter dated July 18, 2017, which was read to members of the House by its Speaker on Thursday, in Abuja. The ...

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SEC to probe CEO Oando Oil

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Nigeria’s Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has setup a panel to probe Oando, an oil company owned and run by Wale Tinubu, a cousin to the former Governor Bola Tinubu of Lagos State. Mr. Bola Tinubu, a national member of the All Progressives Party (APC), is also in business partnership with Mr. Wale Tinubu. A petition filed by two of ...

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JAMB begins change of courses, institutions for 2017/2018 admissions.

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 The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has commenced the change of courses and institutions for 2017/2018 admission procedures in Nigeria, yesterday. JAMB’s Head of Public Relations, Mr. Fabian Benjamin made this known in an interview in Bwari, FCT, on Wednesday. Benjamin said that the process of change of courses and institutions could be done with the payment of N100 ...

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9mobile launches its new brand logo and official website

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           The newly renamed Nigerian telecom company, previously trading as ‘Etisalat Nigeria’ on Wednesday officially launched its new brand identity logo and website. The C.E.O of 9mobile, Mr Boye Olusanya, said at a news conference in Lagos that the new logo was in conformity with the new name. Also, with the change of name and brand, ...

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How Senate President Saraki Blackmailed INEC Chairman With TETFUND Probe In Order To Halt Dino Melaye’s Recall

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has halt the action on efforts by voters in Kogi West to recall Senator Dino Melaye which came as a result of the Senate’s decision to probe the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund). After a meeting earlier today, INEC decided to freeze the recall effort, citing legal complications. INEC chairman, Mahmood Yakubu, served as ...

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Etisalat Nigeria changes name to 9mobile telecom

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Etisalat Nigeria, on Thursday July 13, changed its name after weeks of reported crises. After so many crucial management meeting concerning the situation of the telecom firm in, 9Mobile telecom was  adopted by the company as its new brand name. On Monday, the chief executive of Etisalat worldwide, Hatem Dowidar, said ”the Emirates Telecommunications Corporation (ETC) has directed Etisalat Nigeria to stop ...

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What we know so far about Henry Bello

What we know so far about Henry Bello

A Nigerian, Henry Bello shot one and injured six others at a hospital in Bronx New York on Friday. The shooter who was a former employee disguised wearing a hospital jacket similar to that of Doctors. According to witnesses, Henry had initially sought to start a fire in the hospital’s 16th floor but was curtailed by the sprinkling system. The ...

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Four Nigerians in custody for defrauding UK authorities €2,500,000

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Four are currently being held by authorities in the UK for impersonation. They were alleged to have made use of details of Judges, police officers and MPs to perpetrate fraud for over 3 and half years. Adedamola Oyebode, 30, and her brother-in-laws – Oluwatobi Emmanuel Odeyemi, 34, and Oluwagbenga Stephen Odeyemi, 39, – are currently being held for making claims ...

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Akinwunmi Adesina wins Nobel prize for Agriculture

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Announcing the new laureate, Kenneth Quinn, the president, The World Food Prize, The Hall of Laureates, described Adesina as “someone who grew out of poverty, but whose life mission is to lift up millions of people out of poverty”. The prestigious $250,000 prize is given annually to a person who has worked to advance human development by “improving the quality, ...

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SCAM ALERT: HUMAN TRAFFICKING IS TAKING A NEW DIMENSION

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The destination is Asia and it’s a promise of a job and a life that is most desirable and worthwhile. Africans are not tempted twice before they make a decision to leave their countries. They just don’t think before saying “I do” to these merchants of death. The socio-economic conditions in Africa has made many susceptible to this evil network ...

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House on the Rock Abuja guts fire

Fire guts House on the Rock in Abuja

The incidence is said to have occurred at about 1:30pm after Sunday worship service. The Abuja main auditorium of the church is reported to be under renovation and not used. The church is founded by Paul Adefarasin. The cause of the fire outbreak is still unknown and no official statement has been released.

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Mixed reactions trail the merging of religious studies as CAN fumes

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Nigerians have continued to react to the removal of Christian religious Knowledge (C.R.K.) from the school curriculum by the NERDC. The agency had merged CRK with Ethics and social studies, a move which has prompted reactions from the Christian Association of Nigeria. CAN has condemned the move as a plot to Islamize the country. Sources from the Ministry of Education ...

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Nigeria is too big to run – Ekweremadu

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The Deputy Senate president noted that the present structure of the country has made it difficult to administer and calls for the reduction in size. Ekweremadu stated this while speaking with newsmen on Monday. He further said, ” We believe that the Federal Government as presently constituted is too big and we need to adjust it. “In a situation where ...

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Northern group writes Acting President to let Igbos go

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NORTHERN YOUTH COALITION WRITES OSIBANJO FORMALLY, DEMANDS THAT THE IGBOs BE ALLOWED TO HAVE BIAFRA NOW. June, 19th 2017 His Excellency, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, Acting President, The Federal Republic of Nigeria, Aso Rock Presidential Villa Abuja OPEN LETTER Your Excellency, APPRECIATION On behalf of this coalition and all the peace-loving people of Northern Nigeria, we begin this letter by commending your efforts towards ...

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How Evans treated me in his custody – A victim narrates the story of savagery

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I TRIED TO ESCAPE: How Evans Kidnapped Me, Fed Me With Indomie For 42 Days, He is Extremely Wicked, Collected 1.2 million Dollars, I saw hell. – Chief Jame Uduji Of Achina Narrates. The day of the kidnap On September, 2015, as I was coming back from my factory in Agbara to my home in Festac, arriving Seventh Avenue, I ...

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FG signs MOU with Dangote for the reconstruction of Apapa Wharf road.

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Minister of power, works and housing, Babatunde Fasola has signed a memorandum of understanding (mou) with AG Dangote Construction Company Ltd, Flour Mills of Nigeria and NPA for the reconstruction of Apapa Wharf road Lagos. While speaking on Saturday in Lagos at the signing, Fasola stated that it was difficult to move cargo due to the gridlock caused by the ...

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HAVE MERCY ON US, EVANS WIFE, UCHENNA BEGS NIGERIANS

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I didn’t know he was into crime He took part in our daily prayers and always prayed Psalm 23 His wealth should be sold off and given to his victims I didn’t know he was this rich, the highest he gave to me was N200,000 Please, forgive him for the sake of myself and the children The 31 year old ...

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