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FRSC Deploys 20,000 Personnel

-413 Patrol Vehicles Also Out For Election As the general election draws near, the Federal Road Safety Corps has deployed 20,000 personnel and 413 patrol vehicles, ambulances and tow trucks along designated routes of the highways in the country. This move is expected to collaborate with other security agencies to ensure sanity on the nation’s highway throughout the duration of ...

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Presidential Choice Is Decisive – Ekweremadu

Deputy Senate President, Chief Ike Ekweremadu, says the March 28 presidential elections will decide the future of Nigeria. Ekweremadu made the statement in Enugu on Thursday while rounding off his campaign. He said that Nigerians needed to be guided by their conscience to make informed choices that would lead to sustenance of the ongoing transformation in the country. “Saturday is ...

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Edo INEC Gets Tighter Security

There was heavy security presence at the Edo State headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as sensitive materials were distributed to the 18 local government areas in the state. Agents of political parties were seen hanging around INEC office to monitor movement of the sensitive materials. An APC member who pleaded anonymity said they want to ensure that ...

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Herdsmen Kill 378 Agatu In 2 Years

The Agatu people of Benue State, under the aegis of Agatu Network Forum, have called on the Federal Government to protect them, saying they have lost 378 persons in two years to attacks by Fulani herdsmen from Nasarawa State. About 94 people were killed in Egba community on March 15, 2015, by suspected Fulani herdsmen, who also destroyed property and ...

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Land, Sea Borders Shut For Election

The Interior Ministry has announced the closure of all land and sea borders ahead of Saturday’s presidential elections. Borders will remain shut until midnight Saturday “to allow for the peaceful conduct of the forthcoming national elections,” the Interior Ministry said in a statement posted on an official government website. The army is ready to ensure security during the elections and ...

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IG Warns Private Security Guards

-To Keep Off Polling Units The Inspector-General of Police, Suleiman Abba, has ordered that on no account should private security guards and members of vigilance groups be seen in uniform within 300 metres of a polling unit on Election Day. The IG also warned members of voluntary organisations such as Boys Scout, Boys Brigade, Peace Ambassador, Man’O War and others ...

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Nigerian Farmers Get 590 Tractors

The Federal Government, in partnership with private investors, has deployed 590 tractors and post harvest equipment to farmers across the country so as to render mechanisation services to the beneficiaries. According to the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, the deployment which commenced recently was to commercialise the privatisation of agricultural mechanisation in Nigeria. The Permanent Secretary, FMARD, Mr. ...

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ERA, Shell Bicker Over Spills Report

Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth, Nigeria and Shell Petroleum Development Company have disagreed on spills investigation process in Bayelsa. ERA/FoEN, an environment focused non-governmental organisation has accused SPDC of withholding Joint Investigation Visit reports of oil spill incidents traced to equipment failure to evade payment of compensation and promptly report sabotage induced spills. The NGO explained that the oil ...

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Poster Abuse Lands 29-yr-old In Court

A 29-year-old man, Fisayo Olomojobi, who allegedly defaced posters of the PDP governorship candidate in Lagos State, Jimi Agbaje, was yesterday charged before an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court. The accused, who lives at No. 2, Amen St., off Abule-Oja, Yaba, is being tried on a three-count charge of conspiracy, breach of peace and unlawful damage. The Prosecutor, Cpl. Iyobosa ...

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Nnamani Faces Separate Fraud Trial

A Federal High Court in Lagos State yesterday granted an application seeking separate trial for a former Governor of Enugu State, Chimaroke Nnamani and his ex-aide, Sunday Anyaogu, facing trial over alleged N5bn fraud. Nnamani and Anyaogu were charged alongside six companies – Rainbownet Nigeria Limited, Hillgate Nigeria Limited, Cosmo FM, Capital City Automobile Nigeria Limited, Renaissance University Teaching Hospital ...

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