Guardian Newspaper Headlines Today Thursday 5th December 2019

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Pipeline explosion hits Lagos suburb

A pipeline explosion Thursday morning forced residents to flee for safety at Isheri Olofin, Egbe-Idimu Local Council Development Area of Lagos State, It was learned that the explosion occurred as a result of pipeline damaged by vandals within Gloryland Estate. However, casualties are yet to be ascertained as the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA)
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Orji Uzor Kalu gets 12 years imprisonment

The federal high court in Lagos has sentenced the former governor of Abia State Senator Orji Uzor Kalu to 12 years imprisonment after being found guilty on all the 39-count charges brought against him. He was convicted of N7.65billion fraud perpetuated when he was Abia State governor between 1999 and 2007. Kalu was convicted alongside
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Court convicts Orji Uzor Kalu

The federal high court in Lagos has convicted the former governor of Abia State Senator Orji Uzor Kalu. He was convicted of N7.65billion fraud perpetuated when he was Abia State governor between 1999 and 2007. Kalu was convicted alongside his firm, Slok Nigeria Limited and his former director of finance, Ude Udeogu. Details later.
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Court gives DSS 24 hours to release Sowore

A federal high court in Abuja Thursday ordered Nigeria’s secret police to release the publisher of SaharaReporters within 24 hours. The court also awarded N100,000 against the prosecution for failing to comply with court orders requesting the release of Sowore and for not serving the defense counsel with necessary documents early enough. The penalty, Justice
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Abiodun promises to release list of commissioners, aides before Christmas

Barring last-minute changes, the long-awaited list of would-be commissioners, special advisers, board members and members of statutory bodies in Ogun State would be released before Christmas.
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Border closure, hate speech bill ill-advised, illegal, says Falana

Lagos Lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN), has declared that the Federal Government was misled into believing that only border closure could guarantee food security and economic development of the country.
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Amaechi, Akpabio, Aliero on pension refund list

Some former state governors may have to return pensions and allowances received after leaving office. This followed a judgment by a Federal High Court in Lagos
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National Assembly panels raise 2020 budget by N710b

The National Assembly may raise the N10.33 trillion 2020 budget presented to the lawmakers by President Muhammadu Buhari. Indeed, the Senate Committee on Appropriation may have raised the capital component of the budget by N450 billion
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Three injured, five cars damaged in Lagos gas explosion

A gas cylinder exploded, yesterday, at Four Point by Sheraton Hotel, Oniru on Victoria Island, with three people getting injured and about five cars and property damaged.
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Traditional heads seek immediate dissolution of NDDC’s interim management committee

The Association of Rural Chiefs for Peace and Development has called for the immediate dissolution of the Interim Management Committee of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC)
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