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Police deny knowledge of Boko Haram in Enugu

The Enugu State Police Command on Monday said it was not aware of the arrest of any Boko Haram member in the state. Responding to enquiries by correspondents, the Command equally said it has no knowledge of the presence of Boko Haram terrorists in Enugu State, as announced by the Department of State Security. The DSS had, in a statement ...

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Outrage! Security operatives kill 7 members of pro-Biafra group, injure 30

There has been an outrage as seven persons were brutally killed and about thirty others critically wounded on Sunday when security operatives opened fire on defenceless members of a new pro- Biafra group, the Independent People of Biafra ( IPOB) in Onitsha. It was not clear what caused the trouble, but one of the injured persons, Mr. Chinwendu Ikechukwu said the group ...

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EFCC commences full-fledged probe of Diezani Alison-Madueke, former minister for Petroleum Resources

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has commenced a full-fledged probe into the activities of the immediate past Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, and the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC). The commission constituted a four-member committee of crack detectives to probe all the NNPC accounts which were supervised by the former minister. The committee has a Superintendent ...

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Ex-governor Akpabio in auto crash after beating traffic lights

A former Governor of Akwa Ibom State, now Senate Minority Leader, Godswill Akpabio, escaped death Monday morning after his car got involved in an accident along the Airport Road in Abuja. PREMIUM TIMES learnt that the accident occurred near the Bolingo Junction close to the Ship House, Abuja. A witness said Mr. Akpabio was moving in a convoy of vehicles ...

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I will not submit to burnt-out politicians, says Buhari, disowns campaign promises

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday disowned two of his campaign documents containing promises on what he would do in his first 100 days in office. A statement from his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu titled: “Understanding Buhari in 100 days” pointedly disowned two campaign documents which he said emanated from some of party’s “so many ...

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BREAKING: BUHARI SET TO SWEAR IN SGF, OTHERS

President Muhammadu Buhari is set to swear in the newly appointed Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, and Engr. Babachir David Lawal. The event which will be held at the presidential villa, Abuja any time soon will also include other newly appointed presidential aides. It will be recalled that the president last week Thursday appointed offices of Babachir ...

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COMMERCIAL TRANSPORTERS CLASH WITH FRSC OVER SEPT 1 INTRODUCTION OF SPEED LIMITER

A major crisis that may disrupt road transportation in Nigeria for a long period if not averted by the Presidency has broken out between commercial transporters in the country and the Federal Road Safety Commission, FRSC. The crisis of confidence between the two parties arises over the decision by the commission to introduce speed limiter technology on commercial vehicles with ...

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GUNMEN KIDNAP VANGUARD COLUMNIST DONU KOGBARA

Vanguard newspaper Columnist, Donu Kogbara has been abducted in Port Harcourt by unknown gunmen. The state Police Public relations officer, DSP Ahmed Muhammad confirmed the ugly development, saying police was on the trail of the kidnappers. Dornu Kogbara who maintains a column in the Vanguard was whisked away in the early hours of Sunday by unknown gunmen at her Nkpogu ...

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INDIAN TRIBUNAL ORDERS 2 SISTERS RAPED AS PUNISHMENT FOR BROTHER’S ELOPEMENT

An unelected, all-male village council in India has decided to punish a man who eloped with a married woman by ordering his two sisters to be raped. The two women, ages 23 and 15, fled their village in the Baghpat district after the decision was handed down on July 30. The Times of India reports that the brother ran away ...

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