Gunmen abduct police officer, two others in Delta

Rampaging kidnap gang in Delta State on Wednesday abducted a senior police officer, SP Mike Ndikwe attached to the “B Division” Police Station Asaba. They also abducted two businessmen around Okwe Quarters of Asaba before they zoomed into unknown destination towards Ogwashi-Uku community, near Asaba. It was gathered that the …

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5 killed in renewed boundary dispute between Ebonyi, Benue

No fewer than five persons from Ngbo in Ohaukwu local government area of Ebonyi State were on Wednesday allegedly killed by gunmen suspected to be from Agila community of Benue State. The victims were reportedly killed following the renewed boundary crisis that ensued between the two states, which according to …

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Fayemi abrogates education tax in Ekiti schools

The Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, on Wednesday abolished the education tax introduced by the Government of Mr. Ayodele Fayose in all primary and secondary schools. Fayemi said education would henceforth be free in all public primary and secondary schools across the state, saying it was an aberration for …

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I’ll rather die than repeat jail term – Anambra inmate

An inmate in Anambra State prison, Kingsley Mgbemena, has expressed remorse over the actions that led to his prison sentence. He said he would prefer death to committing any other crime that would bring him back to the prison custody. The 32-year-old inmate made the confession on Wednesday at the …

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Over 30 per cent farmland lost to flooding in 2018 – Uduaghan

The Delta South Senatorial Candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Dr. Emmanuel Ewetan Uduaghan has lamented the devastating effects of flooding this year, 2018. He said “it has led to premature harvesting and destruction of farmlands, including fish ponds in the country, particularly in the oil-rich region.” Uduaghan made …

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Buhari group blasts Kukah over Obasanjo, Atiku

The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) has called for the withdrawal of the Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Bishop Matthew Kukah from the National Peace Committee led by former Head of State, Gen. Abdulsalam Abubakar. The organisation made the call in a statement issued by its Chairman Niyi Akinsiju and Secretary …

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New minimum wage: Oil workers warn FG, states

The Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) has urged the Federal, state governments and the organised private sector to resolve the differences in the ongoing negotiation for a new national minimum wage. The National President of the Union, Mr Olabode Johnson made the appeal on Tuesday …

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How Madman received N1.5m credit alert in Ondo

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, Ondo State command has arrested a suspected kidnapper who usually parades himself as a mentally deranged person. Parading the suspect on Tuesday at the corps headquarters in the state, the state commandant, Pedro Awili explained that the suspected kidnapper who has been …

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Nigeria Immigration rescues 88 trafficking victims in Oyo

Oyo State command of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) on Tuesday says it has rescued no fewer than 88 trafficked persons between January and July this year. Assistant Comptroller of Immigration (Anti-Human Trafficking and Child Labour Unit), Foluso Akintola, made this disclosure while speaking with journalists in Ibadan. He said …

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