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Police arraign two ‘pastors’ in Lagos for allegedly stealing toddler

By Mukaila Akodu, Lagos The Police in Lagos have docked two self proclaimed pastors in Lagos in court for allegedly stealing a two year old minor. The two pastors, Dorothy Ekutosi, 51, and Asekameh Victor, 27, were on Wednesday brought before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates ’ Court by the police for the crime they allegedly commited. The accused, whose addresses ...

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Former Nigeria Airways’ workers protests in Lagos over unpaid N78b entitlements

Former workers of the now moribund Nigeria Airways on Wednesday shutdown activities at the Murtala Muhammed Airport in Lagos over delayed in payment of their entitlements which they estimated to be over N78 billion. Though our correspondent did not get to the venue of the protest on time, organizer told FRONTIERNEWS that the affected demonstrators started their protests at about ...

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Northern farmers hopeful of bumper harvest as security, inputs improve

The leadership of the All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN) in the North-West states has predicted bumper harvest due to the improved security situation and the provision of inputs. AFAN chairmen in some of the states made this prediction known on Wednesday on a survey on the impact of newly harvested produce on the prices of foodstuffs. Alhaji Nasiru Sani-Jaji ...

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Falconets coach hopeful as CAF appoints officials for U-20 World Cup qualifier with Tanzania

The head coach of Nigeria female U-20 team, Falconets, Christopher Danjuma, said he has players with the experience to beat the Tanzanians in the Africa qualifier for the 2018 female U-20 World Cup qualifiers. Danjuma who spoke with newsmen on Wednesday in Benin, the Edo State capital said the team was mentally and physically prepared to face the East African ...

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Police dock 34 year old architect for allegedly defiling niece

A 34-year-old architect, Mr. Abiodun Akinpelu has been charged to court by the police in Lagos for allegedly defiling his five-year-old niece. Akinpelu  on Wednesday appeared before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos to answer to a two count charge bordering on defilement and indecent assault on his niece (name withheld). Akinpelu, who resides at No. 29, Mayowa St., ...

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Army apologises for invasion of Abia journalists centre

The Commander of the 14 Brigade Nigeria Army, Ohafia, Brigadier General Abdul Kalifah Ibrahim has condemned the military invasion of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) Press Centre, Umuahia on Tuesday. The Army Chief who visited the Press Centre in company of the Naval Command and School of Finance Logistics Owerrinta Capt Abdulahi Aminu apologised for the attack, describing it ...

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UNILAG postpones Post-UTME test

The University of Lagos (UNILAG)  has postponed its 2017/2018 Post-UTME Aptitude test previously scheduled for Monday 18th to Friday 22, September. A new date according to an announcement by the institution on Tuesday will be on the University website. Candidates are to visit www.unilag.edu.ng for information on the new date. The postponement does not affect the on-going application for the Post-UTME screening which ...

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Ohanaeze to Buhari: Halt military operations in Igboland

The pan-Igbo socio-cultural organization, Ohanaeze Ndigbo has called on the Federal Government to put an end to the ongoing military action in the South East. Reacting to reported skirmishes between members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and the military in Aba Abia State on Tuesday, the group in statement issued by its President General, Chief John Nwodo stated ...

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Tambuwal appoints new CEO for Sokoto Investment Company

By Musa Gada, Sokoto Sokoto State Governor, Alhaji Aminu Tambuwal has appointed Malam Buhari Dasuki as the new Managing Director of Sokoto Investment Company Ltd. A statement issued in Sokoto Tuesday by Tambuwal’s spokesman, Malam Imam Imam, said the new appointee comes into service with wealth of experience in investment and business portfolio. “He holds a Bachelor of Science degree ...

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Dangote Group to invest over $5b in agriculture, dairy farming in 5 years

Dangote Group of Companies on Tuesday said it would invest 4.6 billion dollars in agriculture and 800 million dollars in the beef and dairy industry in the next five years. The Chairman of the group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, said this at a three-day National Conference on Transformation of Nigerian Livestock Industry in Abuja. Represented by Alhaji Mansur Ahmed, the Executive ...

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