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  • Ondo police arrest leader of kidnap gang, others

    Bamigbola Gbolagunte, Akure The leader of a notorious Kidnapping gang, in Ondo State, Sunday Omojuba, and some members of his gang, have been arrested by the state police command. The suspects, who were paraded by the state commissioner of police, Gbenga Adeyanju, were said to be responsible for various kidnapping activities carried out in the…

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  • IFAD distributes 25 power-tilling machines, others to Ebonyi farmers

    Obinna Odogwu, Abakaliki The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) has distributed 25 power-tilling machines to 25 co-operative groups, in Ebonyi State, as part of part of its Value Chain Development Programme (VCDP). Each of the power-tilling machines is valued at N800,000. Project Coordinator of IFAD—VCDP in the state, Mr. Sunday Ituma, during the distribution…

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  • Father allegedly abandoned two children in Bauchi

    Paul Orude, Bauchi Two unidentified fathers from Jigawa sState have allegedly dumped their children in Bauchi State under the pretence of giving them Qur’anic  education. The victims, Nura Shehu and Suede Suleiman, were found at about 10:00p.m. along Maiduguri Bypass, in Bauchi, sleeping near a culvert. Explaining the plight of the boys,  , the Ward…

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  • Despite harsh economy, Lagos generated N503.7b IGR in 2017 – Ambode

    …Says budget recorded 82% performance Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State, on Thursday, commended residents of the state for supporting his administration to deliver on key projects in various sectors and sections, revealing that the state generated a total of N503.7billion revenue in 2017 despite the harsh economic climate in the country. Governor Ambode, who…

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  • NNPC records fresh pipeline explosion

    Uche Usim, Abuja Nine days after wild bush fire ruptured its Escravos To Lagos (ETL) Gas pipeline in Ondo State, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) on Thursday recorded another pipeline damage along Egbokodo-Omadino, in Warri South Local Government Area of Delta State.  Though the extent of damage has not been ascertained, the Group Managing Director, Dr. Maikanti Baru,…

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  • Akwa Ibom governor warns against breach of peace

    Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State says the peace and security currently being enjoyed in the state would not be compromised and warned agents provocateurs irrespective of their status to take note. Governor Emmanuel stated this at the Ibom International Airport while answering questions from Government House correspondents on the news trending in the…

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  • We won’t be intimidated, NLC tells El-Rufai

    NAN President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Ayuba Waba, on Thursday said organised labour would not be intimidated by anybody in the pursuit of its legitimate rights. Waba, who led thousands of workers to Government House, Kaduna, said the union would not back down in its opposition to the sack of 36,000 workers by…

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  • Court remands Chinese woman in Kirikiri prison for alleged arson

    NAN Justice Hakeem Oshodi of an Ikeja High Court on Thursday ordered that a 47-year-old Chinese woman Zhen Zhen, be remanded in Kirikiri Female Prison for allegedly setting fire to a hotel and damaging property. She was charged with one count of arson. Zhen had her charges read to her by an interpreter because she…

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  • Gombe APC endorses Buhari for 2019

    From: Ali Abare, Gombe The All Progressives Congress (APC), in Gombe State, has endorsed President Muhammadu Buhari for a second term. The party officials from the ward, local and state government level made this position known, on Thursday, in Gombe. While commending the President Buhari-led APC administration for effectively tackling the Boko Haram insurgency as…

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  • Dankwambo denies ordering arrest of Atiku supporter

    Ali Abare, Gombe Governor Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo of Gombe State has denied recent reports suggesting that he gave order for the arrest of one Ibrahim Suleiman Bage for allegedly supporting the presidential ambition of former vice president Atiku Abubakar on social media. In a statement issued to journalists, on Thursday, and signed by the state’s…

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