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SARS arrests notorious armed robbers in Cross River

The Special Anti Robbery Squads (SARS) in Cross River State has arrested over ten notorious armed robbers in various locations in Cross River State. Disclosing this to DAILY POST in an interview in Calabar on Friday, the Commander of SARS, Mr Victor James Usang said that the command would not …

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Gunmen invade Zamfara market, kill two, injure others

The Zamfara State Police command confirmed on Friday that two persons were killed by unknown gunmen in Bungudu local government area of the state. Three other persons were injured in the deadly attack. The Command’s spokesman, Muhammad Shehu, said the incident occurred on Thursday evening at Karakai market. He said: …

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How FAAC overpaid states N10bn in bailout funds — Auditor-General

Office of the Auditor-General of the Federation has revealed that the Federation Accounts Allocation Committee, FAAC, overpaid states N10bn in bailout funds. President Muhammadu Buhari had approved the release of the funds in 2015 to help governors pay salaries in their various states, a loan facility that the states are …

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Why ex-leaders attack Buhari – Presidency

President Muhammadu Buhari’s Personal Assistant on Social Media, Lauretta Onochie, on Thursday pointed out why former leaders criticize her principal. Onochie said they were agitated because of Buhari’s “saintly” nature. Her remark follwed former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s latest comment against the current government. Also, the coalition of Northern Elders Forum, …

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CACOL demands speedy trial of APC chieftain, Orji Kalu

The Centre for Anti-Corruption and Open Leadership, CACOL, has urged the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, to carry out a speedy prosecution of former Governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu. He was arraigned over corruption charges shortly after he left office for fraud of N7.65 billion. Kalu was …

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INEC extends voters’ registration time to weekends, public holidays

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Wednesday announced the inclusion of weekends and public holidays as ‘work days’ of its personnel in the ongoing Continuous Voter Registration (CVR). The commission in statement by its National Commissioner and Member, Information and Voter Education Committee, Mallam Mohammed Haruna, in Abuja said …

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Ekiti: Police intimidation worrisome – Fayose cries out

Gov. Ayo Fayose has again raised the alarm that police intimidation of himself, his family, and Ekiti workers has continued unabated days after the Saturday, July 14th governorship election. According to a press statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Idowu Adelusi, the Governor said that the police had kept …

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NYSC: Yoruba group blows hot over Adeosun’s certificate scandal

A social cultural group known as the Oduduwa Development Initiatives, ODI, has claimed that the allegation of forgery of the National Youth Service Corps certificate, NYSC, leveled against the Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun was an affront on the Yoruba people. A week ago, reports emerged claiming that Adeosun who …

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Buhari transmits 2019 elections budget to Senate

President Muhammadu Buhari has written to the Senate, detailing that Nigeria will need N254 billion (N254,445,322,600) to prosecute the 2019 general elections, hence requested the lawmaker to grant approval for the sum to be drawn from the 2018 and 2019 budgets. In the letter entitled, ‘Request for virement and supplementary …

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Ekiti Election: What Governors told Fayose, Fayemi

The Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) has wished the outgoing Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, luck in his new endeavour. The forum said this in a congratulatory message to Kayode Fayemi, winner of the state gubernatorial election that was held last Saturday. Fayemi defeated Kolapo Olusola, deputy governor of the …

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Group insists on herdsmen vacating Igboland before August 31

An Igbo group, Voice from the East, VEAST, has maintained that their earlier quit notice to herdsmen to vacate Igboland on or before August 31, 2018, remains unchanged. They insisted that should the herdsmen fail to quit after the deadline, they might be forced to take drastic action. DAILY POST …

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