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  • Government considers non-custodial sentencing to address prison congestion

    The Federal Government says plans are under way to commence the implementation of non-custodial sentencing as a means of addressing the challenges of prison congestion. The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami (SAN), announced this on Monday in Abuja, during the inauguration of a stakeholders’ committee to oversee the implementation…

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  • April 2016 students violent protest my major regret-UNILAG VC

    • Bello distanced himself from Ogun guber in 2019 By Gabriel Dike Outgoing Vice Chancellor of University of Lagos (UNILAG), Akoka, Prof Rahamon Bello on Tuesday gave account of his stewardship and mentioned the April 2016 students’ violent protest as his major regret. Flanked by principal officers of UNILAG, Prof Bello, who will leave office…

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  • U.S classifies data on casualties, attrition in Afghan forces

    The U.S. military has classified data on casualty and attrition rates in the Afghan army and police force on the request of the Kabul Government, says a watchdog group in its report on Tuesday. According to the quarterly report by the Special Inspector-General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR), the key data, which also includes figures on…

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  • New SGF to be sworn-in on Wednesday

    From Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja   ‎The newly appointed Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Gida Mustapha, has vowed to join the Muhammadu Buhari’s administration fight corruption, insecurity as well as efforts to revive the economy. He spoke to State House Correspondents after a closed door meeting with President Buhari at Aso Rock…

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  • Emmy rescinds special honor to Kevin Spacey after molestation claim

    Kevin Spacey will no longer be honored at the 2017 International Emmys amid allegations that the actor sexually harassed then-14-year-old Anthony Rapp. Rapp came forward with the accusation on Sunday, detailing the 1986 encounter in Spacey’s home to BuzzFeed News when the Broadway star was a teenager and Spacey was 26. Spacey responded to the story on Twitter, explaining he…

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  • Accidental shooting : Bayelsa Police arrest, release Jonathan’s nephew

    From: Femi Folaranmi, Yenagoa The Bayelsa State Police Command has released a nephew of former President Goodluck Jonathan, Mr. Oguanisi Akpusu, who was arrested over an alleged shooting of two people during a masquerade festival at Emeyal community, Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa State. The Police are also mulling on a blanket ban on…

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  • President Buhari to appoint more ministers

    Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari said he will appoint more ministers into his cabinet and also make more board appointments in response to the demand from members of his party. The President announced this on Tuesday in his speech at the National Executive Council meeting of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abuja. He said: “Last…

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  • Police arrest 57 suspects, recover arms, drugs in Lagos State

    The Lagos State Command of the Nigeria Police on Tuesday said it had arrested 57 suspects who specialised in kidnapping, armed robbery and cult activities in the state. The Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Edgal Imohimi, told newsmen in Lagos that the command had also recovered 13 various arms and drugs worth N3…

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  • Suspected kidnapper allegedly escapes from Police custody in Ebonyi

    From: Obinna Odogwu, Abakaliki One of the suspects who allegedly kidnapped and killed a 58-year-old woman, Mrs. Catherine Okorie Chukwu, has allegedly escaped from the police custody in Abakaliki, the capital of Ebonyi State. Catherine hailed from Ishiagu community in Ivo council area of Ebonyi State and was kidnapped in her residence on January 18,…

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