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    Lagos Council Polls: Court fails to void APC primaries

        An Ikeja High Court has joined Mr Emmanuel Bamgboye as third defendant in a suit challenging the outcome of the All Progressives Congress (APC) primary election for Mushin Local Government. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Mr Ishola Karaole, one of the aggrieved chairmanship aspirants in the May 27 primaries at…

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  • Fresh crisis in Kaduna claims 37

    No fewer than 37 person  have reportedly been killed in a fresh outbreak of violence involving suspected herdsmen and farmers in Kaduna state. A witness said that  the incident occurred  in Kajuru local government area of the state, explaining that trouble was said to have started after some youth allegedly stormed a village in Ungwan…

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  • Saudi Arabia: Young woman arrested for provocative video, dress

    Saudi Arabia’s vice and virtue police have arrested a young woman who was filmed in an archaeological site wearing a miniskirt and crop top, sparking a furious debate about the rights of women in the ultra-conservative kingdom. In a series of short videos posted online, the unidentified woman is seen walking through an ancient fort with her long…

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  • NDLEA declares war on drug barons

    The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) on Tuesday in Abuja destroyed over 24,304 Kilogrammes of forfeited illicit drug exhibits seized in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). The NDLEA Chairman, retired Col. Muhammad‎ Abdallah, in his welcome address at the occasion, said that the event marked the climax of the agency’s meticulous operational activity as…

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  • Expert urges FG to unlock oil, gas potential

    Mr James Okereke, General Manager, Downstream Gas, Chevron Nigeria/Mid-Africa, has urged the Federal Government to unlock the oil and gas industry’s production potential to improve Nigeria’s competitive position. Okereke made the appeal on Tuesday in Lagos during a presentation on “Overview of Oil and Gas Industry in Nigeria’’ to students of Advanced Writing and Reporting…

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  • Emulate Mandela’s leadership, NLC to Nigerian leaders

    The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) on Tuesday advised Nigerian leaders to emulate the good leadership exhibited by some of the past African leaders, most especially, the late President Nelson Mandela of South Africa. National Vice-President of NLC, Isa Aremu, gave the advice in Lagos at the 25th Pan-African Theatre Arts Festival (PANAFEST) Anniversary, Colloquium and…

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  • 30,000 policemen, others set for Lagos State LG election

    The Commissioner of Police in Lagos State, Mr Fatai Owoseni, on Tuesday announced that 30,000 police personnel and other security agencies would provide security during the July 22 local government election in the state. Owoseni disclosed the figure while briefing newsmen on preparations for the election and other activities of the command. The News Agency…

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  • Court remands ex-Jigawa gov, Saminu Turaki, in prison

    Five days after a High Court in Abuja, granted bail to a former Governor of Jigawa State, Saminu Turaki, another Federal High Court in Abuja on Tuesday ordered his remand in Kuje Prison, Abuja. Justice Nnamdi Dimgba of the Federal High Court granted bail to Turaki on fresh bail conditions on Tuesday, he ordering the…

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  • High profile Boko Haram terrorist, 3 others, surrenders

    A high profile Boko Haram terrorist, Konto Fanami, and three other repentant terrorists have surrendered to the Nigerian Army on Monday. The Army Spokesman, Brig.-Gen. Sani Usman, announced this in a statement in Abuja on Tuesday. Usman said that the four repentant terrorists willingly deserted their hideouts and surrendered themselves to 120 Task Force Battalion…

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  • U.S: Trump adds new sanctions on Iran, targets ballistic missiles

    The Trump administration announced new sanctions on Tuesday targeting Iran’s ballistic missile program and support for terrorists, citing the failure of the Iran nuclear deal to contribute to the stability of the Middle East. The Trump administration told Congress Monday that Iran is complying with the nuclear deal, but it said Tehran would face consequences for…

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