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Evans’ rights suit adjourned till Sept 21

The N300 million suit slammed on the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, and three others by suspected billionaire kidnapper, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike (also known as Evans), challenging his continued detention was yesterday adjourned till September 21. Justice Chuka Obiozor of the ...

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Farmers urge FG to stop maize importation

Nigeria Farmers Group and Cooperative Society yesterday urged the federal government to set a time line to ban the importation of maize into the country. The group’s National Coordinator, Redson Tedheke, said in an interview with the News Agency of ...

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Finally, recession ends, hits .55% growth – NBS

… Ordinary Nigerians to feel impact – Buhari …Unemployment should be tackled –NASS After about 18 months of gruelling economic woes, the  Nigerian Bureau of Statistics (NBS) yesterday announced that the country’s  worst economic fears were over,  as it exited economic recession following ...

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…Tuface, wife arrive Makurdi IDPs camp

Meanwhile, popular musician, Innocent Idibia, popularly known as TuFace, has arrived at the camp for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Makurdi, the Benue state capital. The artiste, a native of Benue state, arrived at 10:40 a.m. to donate gifts to ...

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Ambode charges CP on challenges

Lagos state Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, yesterday expressed confidence in the ability of the new Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr. Imohimi Edgal, to deliver on the enormous task before him in effectively and efficiently policing the state, saying that ...

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Boko Haram kills more in 2017 –Amnesty

Amnesty International said yesterday that Boko Haram terrorists killed more people in the North-east in this year as against 2016, despite military interventions. The recent reports by the international body, said 223 people had died due to terrorists attacks in ...

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FG approves rehabilitation of Kwara roads

Kwara state governor, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed has disclosed that the Federal Executive Council has approved the rehabilitation of Share-Patigi road. Speaking during Sallah homage paid on him by traditional rulers from Kwara North at Government House, Ilorin yesterday, Ahmed said Ilorin- ...

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Buhari receives Nigerien president in Daura

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday received his counterpart from Niger Republic, Muhammadou Yusouffu, at his residence in Daura. The presidential chopper conveying the Nigerien president and his entourage landed at Daura heliport around 12.03 pm. The visiting president said he was ...

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Retired officers offer voluntary security services

Gwagwalada branch of Retired   Army, Navy and Air Force Officers Association of Nigeria (RANAO) has said that arrangements are ongoing for the members to embark on providing voluntary security services to the residents. Its Chairman, Maj.-Gen. Anthony Majali (retd.,), stated that the ...

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Kidnapping: Garaku police rescue 4 victims

Garaku Police Division, in the neighboring Nasarawa state, has disclosed that there was kidnapping between Agwan Mayo and Sabon Gida villages, where four key personalities of the society were kidnapped. Police sources said the next day, the Divisional police Officer ...

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Cross River: Flooding kills 15 in 2 months

Fifteen persons have lost their lives in severe fl ooding in 21 communities in Cross River state in July and August this year. Director-General of the Cross River State Emergency Management Agency, John Inaku, made the disclosure yesterday while assessing ...

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NNPC pockets FG’s N3.88trn – Report

Cumulative unremitted revenue from domestic crude oil sales by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), stood at about N3.878 trillion as at December 31, 2015, a report by the technical sub-committee of the Federation Accounts Allocation Committee (FAAC), has revealed. ...

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FIRS generates N2.11trn in 7 months

Th e Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) has generated N2.11 trillion as revenue from taxations between January and July, 2017. Th is was announced in a progress report of the FIRS from January to July, obtained by the News Agency ...

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