Politics

Court convicts native doctor for N2.5m fraud

Justice A. B. Mohammed of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory sitting in Jabi, Abuja, on Monday, July 2, 2018 convicted one Bala Tangalu, a self styled native doctor, on the two counts of conspiracy and obtaining by false pretence brought against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.   Tangalu was arrested and charged to court ...

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Ekiti State: 21-year-old man sentenced to death by hanging for robbery

Abdulateef Babatunde, a 21-year-old man is to die by hanging for robbing two men including a policeman of their motorcycles at gunpoint. Justice Dele Omotoso of an Ekiti State High Court sitting in Ado-Ekiti on Tuesday found Babatunde guilty of the charge of the two count charge of armed robbery preferred against him.   According to the charge sheet, Babatunde on or about ...

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Baby abandoned along Uyo road, rescued alive; 16-year-old mother tearfully narrates her ordeals

The wife of Executive Chairman, Ikono LGC, Mrs. Ekaette Columba on Tuesday rescued a 6 months old baby abandoned by his 16-year old mother along Uyo Ikot-Ekpene express way, Akwa Ibom state. The mother, Miss Ofonime Christopher Effiong, who hails from Ekpemiong Itak in Ikono LGC on interrogation after being discovered in another village by youths, disclosed that she abandoned the ...

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200 youth protests in National Assenbly.. Demand Saraki'”s resignation over budget padding.

Today, hundreds of angry youths stormed the National Assembly protesting allegation of budget padding by the lawmakers and demanding resignation of Senate President, Bukola Saraki.   According to reports, police quickly locked the gates to prevent the crowd from gaining entrance but the protesters were able to unlock the gates and entered the premises.  The police managed to curtail the ...

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Military Parades Another 11 Suspects over Plateau Killings

Military Special Task Force (STF) in charge of security in Plateau State code named “Operation Safe Haven” (OPSH) has disclosed that it has so far arrested 21 suspects in connection with the recent killings and civil disturbances in Jos. The suspects were paraded before journalists yesterday at the STF Headquarters, Jos by the media officer of the task force, Major ...

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I produce over 500 bombs used for suicide bombing- Boko Haram Teenager

A 15 year-old former Boko Haram bomb maker, Ali Goni has made a chilling confession about how he made over 500 underwear Improvised Explosive Devices(IEDs) used by insurgents for suicide missions on soft targets in the last five years.   Ali Goni was only ten years old and in primary six when he was kidnapped in Bama. The military authorities described the teenager as ...

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18 ‘Provoked’ Ex-Militant Leaders Write Buhari Over ‘Unpaid Stipends Since 2012’

Eighteen former militant leaders from three states of the Niger Delta region sent a protest letter to President Muhammad Buhari at the weekend over the disobedience of the Presidential Amnesty Office to orders of the court in the ongoing five-year litigation over their non-inclusion in the amnesty project. The 18 aggrieved ex-militant leaders, drawn from Delta, Rivers and Bayelsa states, ...

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Garba Shehu: Nigerians Have More Electricity Than They Can Consume

Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, says Nigerians have more electricity than they can consume. He said this while speaking to journalists in Abuja on Monday. He said the current Federal Government is building infrastructure across the country, and every state has at least two federal roads currently in construction. “We have more electricity ...

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Trump Crashes a Wedding, Kisses the Bride

Is it OK to crash a wedding if you’re the president? The answer, it seems, is yes, with a bride, groom and their guests cheering as President Donald Trump popped in on their special day. The president even gave the bride a kiss on the cheek as wedding guests applauded at the wedding, held Friday night at his Trump National Golf Course ...

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Court frees alleged masterminds of Zimbabwe rally blast

Two suspects alleged to be the masterminds of the blast at a Zimbabwe rally on June 24th has been released. Douglas Musekiwa and John Zulu‚ who appeared before a Bulawayo magistrate court on Saturday facing terrorism charges were released as the State has failed to prove its case. The blast which claimed 2 lives and injured about 50 persons occurred at ...

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Nigeria’s Fulani say they are being vilified for violence

At the small mosque in Luggere, nestled in an ethnic Fulani village surrounded by rolling green hills, an unusually large crowd has gathered for Friday prayers. Luggere’s population has doubled in recent days to accommodate people who fled two neighbouring villages that were attacked by armed men early last week. The attacks on the Fulani appeared to be reprisals for ...

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Lack of public trust, major problem facing the police-Ex IG

A former Inspector General of police, Suleiman Abba has spoken about the current situation of police in Nigeria Abba said one of the major problems of the police is that they lack trust of the public. He noted that they need to work together with the public in fighting the common enemy, which is crime in the country. The former ...

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Uganda’s electricity governance ranked the best in Africa

Kampala- Uganda has Africa’s best electricity regulatory system, according to the African Development Bank (AfDB’s) 2018 Electricity Regulatory Index (ERI) report. Second is Namibia, tailed by Tanzania, Nigeria, Ghana, Malawi, Kenya, Cameroon, South Africa, Togo, Senegal, Côte I’voire, Lesotho, Zimbabwe and the Gambia respectively. “The implication of this result is that the impact of the regulator’s actions and decisions for ...

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10 soldiers killed, 4 missing in Boko Haram attack in Niger

Ten soldiers were killed and four were missing Sunday after an attack blamed on the jihadist group Boko Haram on a military position in southeast Niger, near the border with Nigeria, the defence ministry said. “We have a provisional toll of 10 dead, four missing and three wounded,” defence ministry spokesperson Abdoul-Aziz Toure told AFP, nearly a month after the ...

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I can make Shekau surrender-Ex Boko Haram Commander

A 32-year-old former Boko Haram Commander, Rawana Goni, has appealed to the Nigerian military authorities to allow him to make a phone call to the elusive leader, Abubakar Shekau and at least 137 other terrorists to make them surrender. Goni, who is undergoing rehabilitation at a military detention camp in Maiduguri, said this in an interview with the News Agency of ...

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NNPC to meet with VP Osinbajo over FAAC

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, has disclosed that it would be meeting with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, to address the issue of remittances to the Federation Account that caused the suspension of the Federation Account Allocation Committee, FAAC, meeting. In a text message in Abuja, Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division of the NNPC, Mr. Ndu Ughamadu, said ...

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Congolese hero gets immortalized in Belgium

Assassinated Congolese independence hero Patrice Lumumba was immortalised on Saturday in Brussels with a square named after him; what campaigners called Belgium’s first major step towards tackling its dark colonial legacy. Hundreds of supporters cheered as campaigners and officials unveiled a blue plaque bearing Lumumba’s name in the square, which is at the entrance to the Belgian capital’s largely Congolese ...

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Sudanese ex-PM, opposition leader denied entry to Egypt

The party of leading Sudanese opposition figure Sadiq al-Mahdi said on Sunday he has been refused entry on his return to Egypt, where he had been living in self-imposed exile. Egypt’s foreign ministry did not respond immediately to a request for comment. The Sudanese National Umma Party said al-Mahdi was turned away after arriving at Cairo’s international airport on Saturday ...

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President Buhari sympathises with victims of Kaduna gas explosion

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed his deepest sympathy with the gas explosion victims in Kaduna, North-West Nigeria. The President further says his heart is with the victims at their hour of distress. In a statement he issued on Sunday evening, Presidential Spokesman, Garba Shehu noted that President Buhari was touched by the losses of life and economic ruin suffered by these “hard ...

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PUNCH: A million deaths won’t move Mallam Buhari

Without a doubt, the death of a child is the most unendurable filial anguish that could torment a parent. Having lost a couple of sons, David, king of Israel, captured the immeasurable worth of a child in the boundless words of his psalm, singing: “Like arrows are in the hands of a warrior, So are children born in one’s youth… ...

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We were the first to refund Nigeria’s looted fund- Switzerland ambassador

As President Muhammadu Buhari’s efforts at repatriating Nigeria’s looted funds from other countries gathers momentum, the Swiss Government has prided itself as the first to repatriate stolen funds from Nigeria. Switzerland’s outgoing Ambassador to Nigeria, Amb. Eric Mayoraz, who made the revelation today in Lagos, said that his government started the repatriation in 2005. Mayoraz, at a reception for him ...

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