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Confab retains bi-cameral legislature

—Commission to see to plight of FCT indigenes —Votes for state constitutions —States to be in charge of LGs By Emeka Nze Abuja The National Conference yesterday ruled against unicameral legislative system proposed by its Committee on Political Restructuring while ...

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Soldiers bust insurgents’ intellegence network

  Arrest female Boko Haram ‘paymaster’ By Baba Yusuf Abuja A Boko Haram intelligence cell headed by a businessman, Babuji Ya’ari, who participated actively in the abduction of the Chibok schoolgirls, has been busted by soldiers, the Defence Headquarters said ...

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Police uncover human parts market in Kwara

A criminal dungeon, believed to be the hideout for people dealing in sales of human parts, has been discovered in some blocks of uncompleted building along Airport/ Eyenkorin Road near NASFAT village, a suburb of Ilorin, the Kwara state capital. ...

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Prof. Adikwu is new UniAbuja VC

The governing council of the University of Abuja yesterday elected Professor M.U Adikwu of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, as the new vice chancellor, replacing the former VC, Professor James Adelabu, whose tenure expired over the weekend. A member of ...

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Confab okays state police

 … Adopts true federalism with states as federating units     By Emeka Nze Abuja   The National Conference yesterday agreed that state police force should exist side by side with the federal police force, though with additional caveat that ...

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EFCC arraigns 6 suspected oil thieves

By Chizoba Ogbeche Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), yesterday, arraigned six suspected oil thieves; Adelaja David, Adedara Temitope, Bayo Edema, Alowakenu Mathew, Ojga Aghedo, Dauda Usman, alongside their vessel, MT CERGEN D, before Justice Iyang E. Ekwo of the ...

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Kaduna death toll hits 120

—  Govt imposes 24-hour curfew By Samuel Aruwan The death toll from the sectarian violence in southern Kaduna state has reached over 120 as attacks continued, Blueprint learnt yesterday. Blueprint had reported yesterday that 73 persons were killed in Fadan ...

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Military frees 144 Abia travellers

By Baba Yusuf Coordinator of the National Information Centre (NIC), Mr Mike Omeri, has said that one of the suspected sponsors of the 486 people travelling in 35 busses to Port Harcourt that were arrested in Abia state have been ...

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Gunmen kill 73 in Southern Kaduna

By Samuel Aruwan Kaduna Gunmen in the early hours of yesterday killed 73 persons in villages situated in the southern part of Kaduna state. According to sources, the men conducted the killing spree using guns and matchetes in Fadan Karshi, ...

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Efik nationality mulls secession

By Joseph Kingston Calabar The Efik nationality in Cross River state yesterday expressed a determination to pursue its sovereignty outside the Nigerian state. The nationality spreads across five local government areas of Calabar South, Calabar municipality, Akpabuyo, Bakassi and Odukpani. ...

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Jonathan okays N2.4trn centenary city

By Abdullahi M. Gulloma Abuja President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday performed the ground-breaking ceremony of the Abuja Centenary City Project expected to gulp N2.4 trillion. Speaking at the ceremony which took place in Abuja, the president said what started as a ...

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Niger govt docks 8 Islamic sect leaders

By Aideloje Ojo Minna Eight leaders of an alleged Islamic fundamentalist sect identified as Madinatu Muheenu Hamdallah, recently dislodged by the Niger state government in Lapai area of the state, have been charged in a Minna Chief Magistrate Court II ...

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15 perish in Kogi road mishap

By Chizoba Ogbeche No fewer than 15 persons on Wednesday evening lost their lives in a motor accident which occurred on Magongo-Okene road in Kogi state. The state Sector Commander of the FRSC, Mr Goodwin Omiko, who disclosed this to ...

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Ekiti poll: IGP deploys AIG, 5 commissioners

By Chizoba Ogbeche The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Abubakar, has deployed an Assistant Inspector-General of Police, five Commissioners of Police (CPs) to coordinate security during Saturday’s governorship election in Ekiti state. A press statement signed by the Force ...

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War on opposition

—   FG freezes Adamawa govt’s bank accounts —  Soldiers bar Amaechi, Oshiomhole from Ekiti poll By Ibrahim Abdul’Aziz & Muazu Abari, Yola; Bode Olagoke, Abuja, Patrick Ahanor, Benin City, and Iyalla Adaye, Port Harcourt The Jonathan Administration appeared to have ...

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NNPC, PPMC shun Reps over N10bn jet probe

By Joe Egbodo As the Public Accounts Committee of the House of Representatives gets set to commence investigation into the alleged expenditure of about N10 billion on chattered jets by Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, key stakeholders invited have ...

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