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Kano FRSC begin psychiatric tests for motorists in Kano

The Kano State sector Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has concluded arrangements to reintroduce psychiatric test on traffic offenders in the state. According to a statement signed the Public Relations Officer in the state, Mr. Kabir Ibrahim Daura, the tests will be carried out at designated medical facilities in the state with a view to examine road ...

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Over 811 children die of malnutrition in Jigawa, healthcare agency boss

The Executive Secretary of Jigawa State Primary Healthcare Agency, Dr. Kabiru Ibrahim  has stated that no fewer than 811 malnourished children have died across the state in last year (2016) as the epidemic worsen in 2015. Ibrahim while delivering his speech in a workshop organized to the traditional and religious leaders in commemoration with the on going breast feeding week ...

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Buratai in Yobe, enlist traditional rulers’ support to end insurgency

The Nigeria Army has sought for more support from the traditional institution against the war on Boko Haram insurgency in north east Nigeria. The Chief of Army Staff Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai stated this in Damaturu during a courtesy call on the Emir of Damaturu, His Royal Highness Alhaji Shehu Hashimi II Ibn Umar Elkanemi in his palace in Damaturu. ...

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SERAP lauds Saraki’s move to stop receiving pensions from Kwara

A right group, Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, (SERAP) has welcomed Senate President Dr Bukola Saraki’s move to “stop receiving pensions from Kwara state government. Saraki was the governor between 2003 and 2011 but in a statement issued on Wednesday while reacting to the reports that the former governor has stopped collecting the pension, SERAP urged him to join it ...

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Tension mounts as U.S. returns Intercontinental Ballistic Missile to N/Korea

The U.S. has tested an intercontinental ballistic missile Minuteman III at the Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, 30th Space Wing commander, Col. Michael Hough said in a statement on Wednesday. “The seamless partnership of Team V and our Air Force Global Strike Command mission partners has resulted in another safe Minuteman III operational test launch,” Hough stated. The missile ...

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S’Africa may lower mobile call tariff, says regulator

South Africa could impose a new plan to lower mobile call termination rates when the current three-year regulations end on Sept. 30, the telecom regulator’s acting chairman said on Wednesday. Mr Rubben Mohlaloga, an Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) Councillor and Acting Chairman made the plan known to reporters in parliament in Cape Town. “As to whether we ...

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Abductors free kidnapped nursing mother in Bayelsa

Abductors have freed a nursing mother, Mrs Roselyn Okokingho in Town Brass in Brass local Government Area of Bayelsa. Her spouse, Mr Pius Okokingho, told newsmen on Wednesday that his wife, who regained freedom on Tuesday, had spent two weeks in the kidnappers’ den. He said that her abductors dropped her off at a lonely place along the Brass river ...

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Kidnappers abduct Ikeja council worker in Ikorodu, seek N20m ransom

A member of staff of Ikeja Local Government in Lagos, Mr. Samsideen Omotayo has been abducted by some unknown gunmen suspected to be kidnappers. Omotayo who is said to be a clerk in the local government was kidnapped on Agbowa-Imota road, near Ikorodu on Wednesday while going to work in the early hours of the day. Confirming the development to ...

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Lagos to begin reconstruction works on Airport road next month

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode has assured that work on the proposed expansion and reconstruction of the Oshodi-International Airport Road would commence next month. Speaking at the Third Quarter Town Hall Meeting on Wednesday, Ambode also disclosed that plans are already underway to commence the construction of 181 local government roads next month. On the Oshodi-International Airport Road, Ambode ...

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Broadcaster, 4 others in court over alleged murder in Ibadan

A Chief Magistrates’ Court sitting in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital has remanded a broadcaster in Ibadan, Oriyomi Hamzat , 37, and four others in Agodi prison for alleged murder. Hamzat alongside others,  Idowu Ibrahim ,27;  Mohammed Bashir, 31;  Taiwo Olaronke ,23;  and Yusuf Toheeb Ajisafe, 23, were arraigned  on a two- count charge of conspiracy and murder. The Prosecutor, Inspector, Sunday ...

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