Gunmen invade Benue town, kill policeman, three others

John Charles, Makurdi Gunmen on Thursday invaded Tse Ujondo and Tse Uvia, in the Zaki Biam town, Ukum Local Government Area of Benue State and killed four persons, including a policeman. PUNCH Metro learnt that the gunmen also abducted another mobile policeman on special duty in the area and burnt a police checkpoint near the […]

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Refuse: Assembly orders PSP back to work

•Visionscape disowned Lagos State House of Assembly has ordered the 20 local governments and 37 local council development areas (LCDAs) to call on the Private Sector Partnership (PSP) operators to go back to refuse packing. Speaker Mudashiru Obasa gave the directive yesterday at plenary. He directed the Clerk, Mr. Azeez Sanni, to invite the Commissioner […]

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World Tourism Day: Obaseki targets global industry’s over $1.260trn revenue

…says robust culture, seaport, industrial park, others will drive tourist traffic to Edo The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has said the ongoing effort at repositioning the tourism sector through the development of a tourism master plan and the investment in the Benin River Port as well as the Benin Industrial Park would earn […]

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Don’t destroy Emmanuel’s work, A’Ibom youths tell senators

Oladimeji Ramon The Akwa Ibom Youth League has warned the senators representing the state at the National Assembly not to take steps that will undermine the peaceful atmosphere created by Governor Udom Emmanuel in the state. The youths said before Emmanuel took over the mantle of leadership, Akwa Ibom State was plagued with insecurity, which […]

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Senate panel alleges ‘monumental fraud’ in NAHCON operations

THE Senate ad-hoc Committee on Operations of the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) said yesterday it uncovered what it described as “monumental fraud” in the commission’s operations. The committee, in a 34-page report submitted to the Senate in plenary, said the commission held a wrong perception that funds held in trust for the Hajj […]

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Notorious cultist, another killed at political gathering

•Police arrest 21 •Lawmaker invited A notorious cultist and an alleged serial murderer, Ibrahim alias Small Japron, was on Wednesday evening killed by a rival cult. The incident occurred at a political gathering in Obanikoro, Lagos. Also killed was one Solo said to be a dreaded cultist in Somolu. It was gathered that the duo […]

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Students of Oyo tertiary institutions protest tuition hike in Ibadan

Students from Oyo state-own higher institution on Thursday blocked major roads linking the Government House, Agodi in Ibadan to protest the recent tuition hike in the schools. The students stormed the streets singing and chanting solidarity songs to express their displeasure towards what they described as “the prolonged closure of their schools and unfair hike […]

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Concerned Nigerians to EFCC: Treat Fayose like Babachir

Concerned Nigerians, a pro-Democracy group committed to accountability and transparency in government has called on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC to extend the same treatment that was given to former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr. Babachir Lawal to Former Governor of Ekiti state, Ayodele Fayose. The group in a press […]

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Eradication of polio is a debt we owe Nigerians – Osinbajo

The Abuja Commitment made by the Federal and State governments to provide active leadership of polio eradication activities, including routine immunization, is a debt owed to Nigerians according to Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo. Prof Osinbajo made these remarks at the 92nd edition of the National Economic Council Meeting. According to him, “The Abuja Commitment is […]

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