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Service commission okays dismissal of 4 police officers

By Tunde Williams, Abuja The Police Service Commission has approved the dismissal of a Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP) for unlawful exercise of authority, discreditable conduct and for raising false report. Head of Press and Public Relations of the commission, Mr Ikechukwu Ani, made the announcement in a statement in Abuja. He said that the officer shot and killed an ...

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MMM Partners NGO on HIV/AIDs Sensitization in Kaduna

In its quest for more social responsibilities, the Nigerian chapter of MMM has partnered with a non- governmental organization Kunak Foundation to sensitize people living with Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome(AIDS) and Human Immuno Deficiency Virus(HIV) on modern trends in the management of the disease. The sentizitization talk also enabled speakers and health educators to disabuse the minds of the public ...

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Boko Haram commander, others surrender to police in Borno

The Police in Borno on Wednesday said a top Boko Haram commander together with other members of the group had surrendered to the command in the state. DSP Victor Isuku, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), said in a statement issued in Maiduguri that the insurgents unconditionally surrendered to men of the command. “The counter terrorism effort of the Nigerian ...

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Nnamdi Kanu raises alarm, says soldiers plotting to kill him

The Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mr. Nnamdi Kanu has stated that the group might consider taking up arms against the Nigerian state, should the military siege on South East continue. This is coming just as he accused governors in the South East of plans to set him up for assassination by soldiers deployed to the region. ...

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Jubilation as Buhari appoints Oyinlola as chair of identity commission

Members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Osun State erupted in wild jubilation as President Muhammadu Buhari announced the appointment of a former governor of the state, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola as the chairman of the board of the National Identity Management Commission. Sources close to the former governor stated that the move is a preemptive move to starve off ...

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N760.17b refund: NLC to name indicted governors

WORKERS are angry with governors who blew their state’s share of the N760.17 billion Paris Club loan refund. President Muhammadu Buhari’s comment on how states failed to pay salaries despite the huge cash injection has provoked the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC). It is threatening to “name and shame” governors who failed to spend the refund on salaries and pension. Besides, ...

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Nigeria exports N3bn worth of goods in Q2, says NBS

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has stated that the country’s total export value stood at N3,102 billion in the second quarter, representing a marginal increase over the first quarter. The NBS stated this in “Foreign Trade in Goods Statistics for Second Quarter 2017,’’ released on Wednesday in Abuja. The bureau stated that the value recorded in the quarter under ...

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NNPC to shut down 3 refineries for overhaul – Baru

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) says the nation’s three refineries would be shut down briefly for an overhaul for optimal performance. The NNPC Group Managing Director, Dr Maikanti Baru, said this in Abuja on Wednesday on the sidelines of the inaugural Nigerian Pipeline Security Conference and Exhibition, organised by the Pipeline Association of Nigeria (PLAN). According to Baru, the ...

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Alhassan causes stir as Buhari presides over FEC meeting

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday presided over the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting with Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo and cabinet ministers in attendance. The Minister for Women Affairs, Hajia Aisha Jummai Alhassan however caused stir at the meeting that took place at the Presidential Council Chamber when her presence attracted attention photo journalists at the meeting that started at exactly 11:00 ...

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Breaking News Irate youths set popular Igbo Market ablaze in Kaduna

Reports have that some irate youths have set ablaze the popular Igbo Market in Kaduna in circumstances yet unclear. Eye witness told our correspondent that goods worth millions have been gutted by fire. This may not be unconnected with the burning of Mosque in Oyibo by some members of the Indigenous People of Biafra and the Nigerian Army.

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