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Alleged N400m Fraud: Metuh Arrives Court In Ambulance, As Court Suspends Trial

Erstwhile National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Chief Olisa Metuh, who is facing corruption charges, was on Monday, brought before the Abuja Division of the Federal High Court in an ambulance for continuation of his trial. Metuh was wheeled into the courtroom in a stretcher by a team of medical experts from the National Hospital, Abuja, even ...

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Two Killed In Fresh Fulani Attack In Benue

Two persons have been killed by suspected Fulani herdsmen in Waku village, Guma Local Government area in Benue state. Waku village is the country home of Senator Joseph Waku, chairman Governing council of Federal University Akure. In a joint press conference by the Benue state commissioner of Police Fatai Owoseni and chairman of Guma local Government council Hon Antony Shawon ...

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Osinbajo Didn’t Meet Political Groups In Kano – Presidency

The Presidency on Monday denied reports claiming that Vice President Yemi Osinbajo met with some political groups when he visited Kano State at the weekend. A statement by the Senior Special Assistant on Media and publicity, Laolu Akande, said that the Vice President only attended a wedding ceremony in the state. The statement reads “The attention of Vice President Yemi ...

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Court Declines To Order COAS, Buratai To Produce Kanu

.Says No Evidence He Is In Army Custody The Federal High Court in Abuja, on Friday, declined to order the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, to produce the ‘missing’ leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mr. Nnamdi Kanu. The court, in a ruling that was delivered by Justice Binta Nyako, dismissed an application that was ...

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Buhari Signs Eight Bills Into Law

President Muhammadu Buhari has assented to eight bills passed by the National Assembly into law. One of the signed bills is the National Senior Citizens Center Act, 2018. The Act seeks to establish a National Senior Citizens Center in the country to cater for the needs of the elderly. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly matters, ...

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Lalong Rejects Cattle Colonies

The Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong, said on Friday the state would not be part of the planned cattle colonies. Lalong described as “false, malicious and highly mischievous,” reports in the social media that he had carved out parts of Riyom, Barkin Ladi and Bokkos local government areas of the state for the creation of cattle colonies. The governor’s Special ...

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INEC Debunks Rumours Of Deadline For CVR

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has debunked the rumor that ongoing Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) would end on Jan. 31, 2018. Head of Publicity of the commission in Lagos State, Mr Femi Akinbiyi, said in a statement on Friday “it has come to the notice of the Commission in Lagos State the rumors going round that the CVR would ...

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Suspected Nigerian Boko Haram Fighter Arrested In Germany

Security agents in Germany are holding a suspected Nigerian terrorist of Boko Haram. Twenty-seven year old Amaechi Fred O was arrested on Wednesday in Bavaria. Twenty four hours later, a court issued an arrest warrant and ordered that he be remanded in custody. “He is strongly suspected of being a member of the foreign terrorist organization Boko Haram,” the chief ...

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Buhari Departs For Addis Ababa To Attend AU Summit

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday departed Abuja for Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to participate at the 30th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union (AU). The president left the Presidential Villa, Abuja, via the presidential wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport for Addis Ababa two hours after observing the weekly Friday’s Juma’at ...

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Restructuring: El Rufai C’ttee Recommends State Police, Prisons

The Gov. Nasir El Rufai Committee on True Federalism has submitted its report to the National Working Committee of the ruling All Progressives Congress APC, calling for more devolution of powers to the states. Specifically, the committee urged that the police and prisons be moved from the exclusive to the concurrent list. By this, state governments would be allowed to ...

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