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Navy arrest 2 vessels, 14 crew members in Nigerian waters

The Nigerian Navy have arrested and handed over two vessels with 14 crew members on-board to the Economic Financial and Crimes Commission (EFCC) for further investigation and possible prosecution. The Flag Officer Commanding (FOC), Western Naval Command (WNC), Rear Adm. Sylvanus Abbah, disclosed this to newsmen at the command’s headquarters in Lagos. “In line with the Chief of Naval Staff, ...

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Navy deploys warships, troops in Gulf of Guinea over pirate attacks

The Nigerian Navy has deployed warships and troops in a massive operation to end pirates’ attacks on local and international merchant ships in the Gulf of Guinea. The Chief of Naval Staff (CNS), Vice Adm. Iboke-Ete Ibas, said this at the launch of the special operation, code-named “Tsare Teku V”, on Wednesday in Onne, Rivers. Ibas said the operation also ...

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Senate passes Whistle Blowers Protection Bill

The Whistle Blowers Protection Bill has been passed by the Senate. The bill, sponsored by Sen. Biodun Olujimi (PDP-Ekiti) was passed on Wednesday after a third reading. It scaled second reading on Oct. 19, 2016. Presenting report on the bill before its passage, Chairman, Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matter, Sen. David Umaru, said a thorough job was ...

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We remain PDP members – Lagos Reps

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) members in the House of Representatives from Lagos State, on Wednesday affirmed their loyalty to party. They pledged commitment to the Sen. Ahmed Makarfi-led National Caretaker Committee of the party and debunked rumours that they had defected to another political party. In a statement in Abuja, one of them, Rep. Oghene Egoh, said himself and other ...

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Lagos council poll: LASIEC to declare results at collation centres

Chairman of the Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission (LASIEC), Justice Ayotunde Philips has stated that results of elections into local government and local council development areas are to be declared at the various collation centres in the state. Elections are to holder chairmanship and councillorship posts in the 57 Local Governments and Local Council Development Areas of Lagos State on ...

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MMM donates chairs, bed sheets, others to Orphanage Home in Plateau

An orphanage home, Kingdom Kids Klub based in Jos, Plateau State, has been given a major facelift through a generous donation from MMM Nigeria, an online community where participants provide and get financial assistance with their spare money. With the donation, the home which was founded on February 4th 2006 and duly registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission(CAC), got its ...

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Lagos Assembly loses member few weeks after 50th birthday

Lagos State House of Assembly has lost one of its members, Honourable Kazeem Ademola Alimi. Until his death on Tuesday, the deceased represented Eti Osa State Constituency 1 in the Assembly. Confiming the development in a statement he issued on Tuesday, the Chief Press Secretary to the Speaker, Alhaji Musbau Rasak stated that the lawmaker died after brief illness. Razak ...

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Top ranking Boko Haram commanders surrender to troops, says Army

A high profile Boko Haram terrorist, Konto Fanami, and three other repentant terrorists have surrendered to the Nigerian Army on Monday. The Army Spokesman, Brig.-Gen. Sani Usman, announced this in a statement in Abuja on Tuesday. Usman said that the four repentant terrorists willingly deserted their hideouts and surrendered themselves to 120 Task Force Battalion at Goniri in Borno. He ...

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Quit notice: MASSOB sets August as mass return date for Igbos in the north

The Movement for the Actualization of Sovereign State Biafra (MASSOB), has declared next month as mass return for Igbo in the North. This was contained in a statement on Tuesday by the group which was signed by its National Information Officer, Samuel Edesonu, in Awka, Anambra State capital but made available to reporters. In it the group stated that the ...

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LG polls: Candidates sign MoU with LASIEC on peaceful conduct

Ahead of the July 22 Lagos State Local Governments elections, candidates contesting for elective posts into the 57 Local Governments, Local Council Development Areas of the state on Monday signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission (LASIEC). The pact is to ensure peaceful conduct of the forthcoming elections billed to hold on Saturday. LASIEC, in ...

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