Abandoned baby rescued from refuse dump disappears from hospital

James Azania, Lokoja   While many families will do a lot to have a child to call theirs, a woman, Mary James (35), newly delivered of a baby girl, chose to abandon her day-old baby girl, on a refuse dump, not far from her residence, in Otokiti village, Lokoja, Kogi State. Some residents of Otokiti …

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Minister, Dettol advocate hand washing hygiene

By Moses Emorinken, Abuja The Ministry of Water Resources has joined its voice with the Dettol brand to advocate for inculcation of the daily habit of hand washing for personal health and hygiene. The world’s leading antibacterial brand Dettol stated this on Tuesday during commemoration of Global Hand washing Day with the theme ‘Clean hands …

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Diego Maradona set to discover another daughter, Magali

  Argentina legend Diego Maradona is about to discover he has another daughter on the sidelines. This follows the naming of 23- year brunette called Magali on Tuesday as the latest to join the ever growing Maradona family. The 58-year-old has already recognised two sons and three daughters by four different women including his ex-wife …

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Man defiles his 12 years old daughter in Ogun

By Ernest Nwokolo, Abeokuta A driver, Solomon Ogundetu, has been arrested by the Police in Ogun State for defiling his 12 years old daughter. Ogundetu, 30, who has been separated from his wife, was said to have been having routine sexual intercourse with the only daughter from the union since last year. The child, a …

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Our fears in Bayelsa guber poll, by INEC

Mike Odiegwu, Yenagoa   The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has listed actions and utterances of political actors likely to militate against a peaceful conduct of the governorship election scheduled to hold in Bayelsa on November 16. The National Chairman of INEC, Prof. Yakubu Mahmood, who spoke on Tuesday when he visited the office of …

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NAF wings first female fighter pilot, 12 others

By Okodili Ndidi, Abuja The Nigeria Air Force (NAF) on Tuesday winged the first female fighter pilot, Flying Officer Kafayat Sanni and twelve others in a colourful ceremony at the NAF Headquarters in Abuja. Also decorated at the event was the first female Air Warrant Officer (AWO), Grace Garuba. The winging serves as the formal …

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Man murders girlfriend, fled to Cote d’Ivoire

Adebisi Onanuga   A 37-year-old man, Kelechukwu Chukwuanugo, accused of killing his girlfriend, Lizzy Nzewi, Tuesday told an Igbosere, Lagos High Court, that he fled the crime scene to save his life after noticing that she was foaming from the mouth. He also told the court how he withdrew N120, 000 from the deceased’s account …

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Robbery attacks forcing our youths to join cultism

By Emma Elekwa, Onitsha Isiagu community in Awka South local Government of Anambra State has raised the alarm over incessant robbery invasion and attacks in the community. They said the ugly trend has led to increase in number of youths involvement in cult activities in order to combat the crime rate. Speaking to reporters on …

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Buhari approves drones for border monitoring

John Ofikhenua, Abuja   President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the deployment of drones, aircraft and geospatial technology for the monitoring of borders, it was learnt on Tuesday. A source said the strategy was part of the e-Customs that the nation will use for the surveillance of the movement of illicit goods and persons. With the …

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Suspected herdsmen amputate Benue farmer’s hand

By Uja Emmanuel, Makurdi Suspected armed herdsmen have amputated the hand of Mrs. Grace Zeku during her attack in her farm. The attack took place at Gboogyo village, Guma local government area, which is a border community with Nasarawa state last Friday. Zeku said the herdsmen ordered her to place her hand on a log …

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Villa feud shows incompetence, disorganisation in Buhari’s Presidency- PDP

 Gbade Ogunwale, Abuja   The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described the open animosity between the First Lady, Mrs Aisha Buhari and President Muhammadu Buhari’s cousins, over rooms in the Presidential villa, as disgraceful. In a statement Tuesday by the spokesman for the PDP, Kola Ologbondiyan, the party said the feud further underlined the managerial …

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Kogi 2019: Tuface, nine other artistes headline peace concert

By James, Azania Lokoja Ahead of the November 16 governorship election in Kogi State, popular Nigerian musician, Innocent (Tuface) Idibia, alongside nine other artistes, Tuesday, staged the “Kogi Peace Concert,” in Lokoja, the capital, in advocacy of a peaceful and violence-free poll. The outing attracted an estimated 5,000 crowd, mainly youths from across higher institutions …

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BREAKING: Senate directs MDAs to defend Budget within 2 weeks

 Sanni Onogu, Abuja   Following the conclusion of its debate on the general principles of the 2020 Appropriation Bill, the Senate on Tuesday adjourned plenary for two weeks to enable its Standing Committees engage Ministries, Departments and Agencies for the defence of their annual budget proposals. President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, said any agency …

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One week after: No clue on missing Ondo Undergraduate

Damisi Ojo, Akure Ten days after a final year student of Religious Studies Department of Adekunle Ajasin University,Akungba Akoko (AAUA) Miss Doyin Boluwaji was swept away by raging flood occasioned by torrential rainfall, her whereabouts was yet unknown. The monarch of the university community, the Alale of Akungba-Akoko, Oba Sunday Ajimo was said to have …

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Nasarawa govt declares free education for physically challenged

By Donatus Nadi, Lafia Nasarawa state governor, Abdullahi Sule has declared free education for all physically challenged students studying in higher institutions of learning owned by the state government. This was disclosed on Tuesday in Akwanga by provost of the state College of Education, Akwanga, Dr. Rebecca Isaac Umaru, when she received a team from …

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Allow only legitimate goods to leave the country – Igbo traders appeal to Buhari

By Chris Oji, Enugu Traders under the aegis of the South-East Amalgamated Markets Traders Association (SEAMATA) have appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to allow only legitimate goods from our markets to leave the country. SEAMATA, which is umbrella union of traders of South-East extraction doing business across states of the federation made the appeal in …

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Delta sacks Agbor Central Medical director

By Okungbowa Aiwerie, Asaba Delta State Government has relieved the Zonal Medical Director, Agbor Central Hospital, Dr Philemon Okolie, of his appointment. A new head, Dr Roy Maduka, has been appointed. Delta Health Commissioner, Dr Ononye Mordi, made this known on Tuesday in Asaba, the State Capital. Okolie’s sack may not be unconnected with practice …

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Barcelona ready to dole out €8m for Nigeria born  Karim Adeyemi

  La Liga giants Barcelona are reportedly ready to dole out €8m (about N3.1billion) for Nigeria born Germany junior international Karim Adeyemi. Adeyemi who currently has a 3-year running contract with FC Red Bull Salzburg of Austria has been on the radar of former indomitable Lions of Cameroon Assistant Coach and Barca Youth Chief Patrick …

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Obaseki confirms Julius Anelu as Accountant General

The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has confirmed the appointment of Mr. Julius Osemen Anelu as the state’s Accountant General. Anelu had been working in acting capacity as the Accountant General since his appointment was announced in June this year. In a statement, the Edo State head of Service, Isaac Ehiozuwa said the governor …

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Boko Haram killed 847 soldiers in Borno- Ndume

Boko Haram insurgents have killed 847 soldiers from 2013 till date, Chairman Senate Committee on Army Ali Ndume has stated. He said the deceased officers were buried in the military cemetery located in Maiduguri, Borno capital. Ndume however declared the figure did not include soldiers killed by the insurgents but buried in other military cemeteries. …

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PenCom’s priority is to pay retirees their benefits

By Moses Emorinken, Abuja The National Pension Commission (PenCom) has reiterated that its priority is the payment of retirement benefits as and when due, and would not be distracted by the upsurge of clamour for deployment of pension funds to support several new initiatives in both the public and private sectors. The Acting Director-General of …

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Trial of Agba Jalingo for treasonable felony resumes Wednesday

By Nsa Gill, Calabar   The trial of journalist and civil right activist, Agba Jalingo, who was charged with treasonable felony, terrorism and attempt to topple the Cross River State government is expected to commence on Wednesday Mr. Jalingo was arrested in his Lagos residence on August 22, 2019 and was driven to Calabar by …

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Six modular refineries to commence operations – FG

By Bassey Anthony, Uyo The Federal government has disclosed that 6 modular refineries it licensed would soon commence operations in the country in fulfilment of President Muhammadu Buhari’s commitment to grow local content in the Niger Delta region. Senior Special Assistant to the President on Niger Delta Affairs, Mr Edobor Iyamu, has said this at …

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Agba Jalingo’s trial resumes Wednesday

By Nsa Gill, Calabar The trial of journalist and civil right activist, Agba Jalingo, who was charged with treasonable felony, terrorism and attempt to topple the Cross River State government, is expected to resume Wednesday Mr. Jalingo was arrested in his Lagos residence on August 22, 2019 and was driven to Calabar by road where …

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Five men get death penalty in Bangladesh over 1971 war crimes

By Agency Reporter A special tribunal in Bangladesh capital of Dhaka on Tuesday sentenced five men to death for crimes against humanity during the country’s war of independence in 1971. The International Crimes Tribunal, led by its Chairman, Justice Md Shahinur Islam, found the suspects Abdul Jabbar Mondol, and his two sons, Jachhijar Rahman, and …

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Minimum wage: ‘FG, NLC will resolve issues amicably to avert strike’

Ernest Nwokolo, Abeokuta   National President of the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) Engr. Sanusi Abdul-Fari, has expressed the confidence that the Federal Government(FG) and Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) would harmonise their differences to ensure that it does not result to NLC embarking on indefinite strike action over the N30,000 minimum wage. The …

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Court grants bail to lecturer accused of sexual harassment

By Agency Reporter A Kano Chief Magistrate Court has granted bail to a lecturer standing trial over alleged sexual harassment of his female student. The 36-year-old lecturer, Ali Shehu, was granted N200,000 bail with two reliable sureties in like sum by Chief Magistrate Muhammad Idris. He said one of the sureties must be a Senior …

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2.37 million voters, 25,813 ad-hoc staff for Kogi, Bayelsa guber – INEC

By Bolaji Ogundele, Abuja The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said a total of 2.37 million voters will have access to voting during the November 16 governorship election in Bayelsa and Kogi states. The Chairman of INEC, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, who disclosed this recently, while briefing the Senator Kabiru Gaya-led Senate Committee on INEC …

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