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Benue: 7 Killed, Woman Abducted By Suspected Herdsmen

The Chairman, Kwande Local Government Council of Benue, Mr Terdoo Kenti, has confirmed the killing of seven persons and injury of six others by suspected herdsmen. Kenti also told the News Agency of Nigeria on telephone on Sunday in Makurdi that the attackers also abducted a woman during the incident on Saturday night at Tseadough village. Tseadough is a village ...

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Edo Set To Seal $500m Vehicle Assembly Plant Deal

Growing investor confidence in Edo State, stemming from market-oriented reform designed to drive industrialization, has earned the state yet another $500 million auto assembly plant deal from Chinese investors. Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, disclosed this during a working visit on Saturday, to Time Ceramics Company Nigeria Ltd, manufacturers of floor tiles at Utesi Community in Ikpoba-Okha Local Government ...

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New Alcoholic Drinks, Tobacco Excise Duty Kicks Off Monday

The new excise duty for alcoholic beverages and tobacco earlier approved by President Muhammadu Buhari will take effect from Monday, June 4, 2018, says the Federal Government. The Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, in March announced that the president had granted a grace period of 90 days to manufacturers of the products. Adeosun said the new excise duty rates ...

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‘Yahoo-Yahoo Boy’ Runs Amok In Delta, Stabs Self To Death

A male resident of Orumala Street in Ughelli metropolises of Delta State, who is rumored to be allegedly involved in online scams popularly known as “Yahoo-Yahoo,” last Thursday, ran amok and stabbed himself to death with a broken bottle. The incident occurred at the Oteri town hall in Ughelli North council area of the state where the deceased had run ...

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Unfair Labor Practices: NUPENG Gives 21-Day Ultimatum To Multinationals

The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) on Sunday gave a 21-day ultimatum to employers in the Nigerian oil and gas to address workers welfare to ameliorate their sufferings. NUPENG President Prince Williams Akporeha, said at a news conference in Lagos that over 500 union members had not been paid after working for some international oil companies. ...

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It’s Not Easy To Defend My Administration, Buhari Declares

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari, on Friday, expressed sympathy for those defending him and his administration, saying it is not easy to defend his administration in the face of opposition. Buhari who stated this when he received members of the Buhari Media Organization who paid him a courtesy visit at the Presidential Villa, Abuja also expressed fear over what he said is ...

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Appeal Court Frees Ex-NIMASA DG Akpobolokemi

The Lagos Division of the Court of Appeal Friday discharged and acquitted a former Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, Patrick Akpobolokemi, who was charged with an alleged fraud of N2.6 billion. Delivering a lead judgment in a three-judge panel, Yargatta Nimpar, said they unanimously upheld the no-case submission filed by Mr. Akpolokemi in response to ...

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We Won’t Accept Further Delay In Approving Minimum Wage – NLC

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has asked the government not to take for granted the issue of a new national minimum wage for the country, saying it will not accept the continued delay in approving workers demand for N66,500 as the New National Minimum Wage. NLC President, Comrade Ayuba Wabba said in a statement in Abuja that it is now ...

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Fayemi Escapes Gun Attack; Ex-Rep Shot — APC

The candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the Ekiti State governorship election, Kayode Fayemi, on Friday, narrowly escaped being killed by an unknown gunman, his party has said. The former governor was being received by party men at the APC secretariat in Ado Ekiti, the state capital. Mr. Fayemi had arrived at the Akure airport in the afternoon ...

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IG: Community Policing Will End Proliferation Of Firearms

Community policing will help to mop up unlicensed firearms in civilian possession, remove suspicion and foster cordial relationship between the police and the public, the Inspector General of Police Ibrahim Idris has said. The IG stated this Friday during the graduation ceremony of The Tactical Leadership and Command Course, held at the Police Staff College in Jos, Plateau State. Represented ...

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