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Nobody should be afraid of any coup – Maj.-Gen. John Enenche

The Defence Headquarters on Wednesday dismissed rumours of a coup plot and urged Nigerians not to panic, as there was no such attempt.   The Director, Defence Information, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, allayed the fear at a news conference attended by Spokesman of the army, Brig.-Gen. Sani Usman and a representative of the Navy spokesman.   It would be recalled that ...

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Ndi Igbo on the cross: Ifeanyi Ubah today, who’s next?

By Clem Aguiyi |We have reached the zenith of perfidy and you ask, how did we get to this low point? Are they for real to seek the death penalty for Dr Ifeanyi Ubah? Yeah! This is no joke the DSS wants death penalty and they said so in their court papers. They do not just want to kill his ...

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We have obtained court orders to resume probe of Emir Sanusi, our evidence is intact – Kano anti-corruption agency

The clouds may not have fully cleared over the head of the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sunusi II, as the state’s anti-corruption commission said Tuesday the evidence against the Emirate Council were “intact”. Multiple sources at the agency told newsmen that the agency had resumed the probe, a day after the House of Assembly suspended its investigation of the emir. ...

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Maiduguri: Three female suicide bombers blow themselves up in another attack

Three teenage girls, all armed with explosive devices worn around their bodies, on Tuesday evening detonated their explosives at the outskirts of Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, as security operatives tried to stop them from entering the city, police said. Multiple explosions reverberated across Maiduguri during the late evening rush hour forcing vehicles to screech to a halt as commuters ...

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Plateau: 21 year-old murder suspect threatens to slash the throat of witnesses in court

Justice Rifkatu Sha of Jos High Court on Tuesday warned an accused person, Tasiu Mohammed, 21, against threatening witnesses testifying against him. The warning came when Mr. Mohammed was caught making gestures indicating that he would slash the throats of the witnesses, while they stood in the dock. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the police, witnesses and ...

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Kogi: Governor Yahaya Bello violates INEC law in double voter registration

The governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello, is enmeshed in double voter’s registration scandal, after he was pictured in his office registering as a voter the second time, having already registered in Abuja. Mr. Bello was shown being registered by officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC. A group, Kogi For Change, in a statement signed by its chairman, ...

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DSS: Ifeanyi Ubah’s diversion of 80 million litres of petrol amounts to economic sabotage punishable by death

The Department of State Services has accused businessman and Chief Executive Officer of Capital Oil and Gas Ltd, Ifeanyi Ubah, of diverting about 80 million litres of Premium Motor Spirit (commonly called petrol), kept in his custody by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation.   The agency stated that Ubah shunned NNPC’s repeated demand for the product said to worth N11bn ...

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Channels TV mourns State House correspondent Chukwuma Onuekwusi

The State House correspondent of Channels Television, Chukwuma Onuekwusi, is dead. Mr. Onuekusi died Tuesday morning at a private clinic in Abuja after battling an undisclosed ailment, the chairman of State House Press Corps, Ubale Musa, said. The deceased had reported for Channels since 1998. He covered successive administrations since Olusegun Obasanjo. Share

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Again, container-load of arms discovered at the Tin Can Island Port in Lagos [SEE PHOTOS]

Another container filled with arms has been discovered at the Tin Can Island Port in Lagos, the Nigeria Customs told journalists Tuesday. A source at the port said the container was found at the Ports and Cargo Terminal of the Tin Can Island Ports. “As I speak to you, they’ve ordered everyone to go out of the terminal and they ...

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Nasarawa: Five-year-old boy beheaded by unknown assailants in Shabu Lafia LGA

The Nasarawa State Police Command has confirmed the beheading of a five-year-old boy by unknown assailants in Shabu Lafia Local Government area of the state. The boy was beheaded on Monday with his headless body dumped in an uncompleted building, according to Kennedy Idirisu, the state police spokesperson. Mr. Idirisu, a deputy superintendent of police, told the News Agency of ...

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