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Man, 31, jailed 2 years for stealing drugs from hospital

Romanus Okoye, Lagos A Yaba Magistrate’s Court in Lagos State has sentenced a 31-year-old sales representative, Etop Iboro, to two years imprisonment for stealing drugs worth N398,000 from his employer, Yaba Psychiatric Hospital. The Magistrate, Mrs S O Obasa, held that the prosecution proved its case beyond reasonable doubt and did not give the sales representative […]
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Pope Francis appoints woman to senior Vatican diplomatic role

(CNN) Pope Francis has appointed a female Italian lawyer to a high-ranking role in the Vatican’s diplomatic division, further cementing his credentials as one of the most progressive Holy Fathers in history. Francesca Di Giovanni will serve as the under-secretary in the Section for Relations with States, the arm of the Catholic church that handles […]
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Buhari goes after child marriage, vows to end practice

Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye and Nkechi Chima, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari vowed on Thursday that his administration will sustain on-going efforts to end child marriage and improve girl-child education in the country. He made the promise at the official commissioning of the Head office of the Federal Ministry of Women Affairs in Abuja. On 29 November 2016, […]
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If not for God, Makinde’s case would have gone the way of Ihedioha’s – Adedibu

Taiwo Oluwadare, Ibadan Alhaja Modinat Abosede Adedibu, the wife of late strongman of Ibadan politics, Alhaji Ariyibi Adedibu, has expressed disappointment with the removal of Emeka Ihedioha as Imo State Governor by the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court on Tuesday had nullified Ihedioha’s victory and declared Senator Hope Uzodimma of the All Progressives Congress (APC) […]
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‘Nigeria First’: Buhari lists nine priority areas for 2nd term

Aidoghie Paulinus, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari has unveiled nine key priority areas of his second term administration. The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, made the disclosure while briefing the diplomatic corps in Abuja. Onyeama listed the building of a virile economy, enlarging agricultural output, energy sufficiency, expansion of transport and infrastructure, amongst others as […]
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Woman demands N350m from DSS, Lebanese businessman over alleged illegal detention

Tony Osauzo, Benin A 28-year-old single mother, Ms Odegua Okojie, has taken the Department of State Security (DSS) and a Lebanese businessman, Charles Makhoul, to court for illegally detaining her for nine days. In the suit No. FHC/B/cs/120/2019‎ filed at the Federal High Court, Benin, the applicant claimed that during the detention she was denied […]
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Buhari vows to empower, educate women, children

Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye and Nkechi Chima, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday vowed to ensure women and empowered and children are educated. This is even as he has described as disturbing the number of out of school children as disturbing. Buhari noted that while it was a collective responsibility to ensure that Nigeria’s mothers of today […]
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Taraba NSCDC rescue two children abducted from Borno State

Sylvanus Viashima, Jalingo The Taraba Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) on Thursday said that it has rescued two children who were abducted from their community in Askira Uba in Borno State. Alhaji Aliyu Ndanusa, the Taraba Commandant of NSCDC, who disclosed this to reporters in Jalingo, said the two children […]
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Kebbi: Governor swears-in new Chief Judge, Shariah Appeal Court Khadi

Olanrewaju Lawal, Birnin Kebbi Kebbi State Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu has sworn-in the new Chief Judge of the State, Justice Mohammad Suleiman Ambursa, and the Khadi of Shariah Court of Appeal, Hon. Bello Khalid Jega. Governor Bagudu swore-in Justice Ambursa on Thursday at the presidential banquet hall, Birnin Kebbi, while the new Chief Judge, Justice […]
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Gombe governor moves to compensate owners of land acquired by Dankwambo

Abdulrazaq Mungadi, Gombe Gombe State Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya has constituted a nine-man committee to verify all cases of land acquired by the past administration for development purposes in the state with a view to commencing immediate payment. According to a statement signed and issued by Ismaila Uba Misilli, Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to the […]
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Actor Dwayne Johnson’s dad and WWE legend Rocky ‘Soul Man’ Johnson dies aged 75

Dwayne Johnson’s father and WWE pioneer Rocky ‘Soul Man’ Johnson has died aged 75. The wrestler’s passing was confirmed by WWE on Wednesday, with a statement reading: ‘WWE is saddened to learn that Rocky “Soul Man” Johnson…has passed away. ‘WWE extends its condolences to Johnson’s family, friends and fans.’ No cause of death was given. Rocky was a WWE Hall of Famer and the first black tag team champion in WWE, alongside partner Tony Atlas as the Soul Patrol in 1983, reports metro.co.uk. Soul Man started his professional wrestling career…

Japan confirms first case of new China coronavirus strain

Japan has confirmed its first case of infection from the new China coronavirus that has killed one person and prompted a travel alert from the US state department. A man in his 30s from Kanagawa prefecture, next to Tokyo, tested positive after being treated for pneumonia, Japan’s health ministry said in a statement on Thursday. The man had been to Wuhan, in central China, where there has been an outbreak of pneumoniabelieved to be caused by the new coronavirus strain, it said. Officials in Wuhan said last weekend that 41…

Canada’s biggest newspaper says Prince Harry, Markle aren’t welcome

Canada’s largest newspaper says Prince Harry and Meghan Markle aren’t welcome to live in the famously friendly country because it’s unconstitutional. In a scathing editorial, The Globe and Mail says the royal couple’s plan to move to the land of maple syrup and hockey violates laws that keep the once-British-ruled country at arm’s length from their mother monarchy across the pond, reports the New York Post. “In response to the sudden announcement of a vague and evolving plan for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex – Prince Harry and Meghan…

Ligue 1: Mbappe hits brace as PSG thump Monaco

Kylian Mbappe scored twice as Paris Saint-Germain beat Monaco 4-1 in a rescheduled game to move eight points clear at the top of Ligue 1. The two sides had drawn 3-3 at the Parc des Princes just three days ago but PSG dominated this encounter. Mbappe turned in Angel di Maria’s excellent ball to open the scoring before Neymar converted a penalty, reports the BBC. Pablo Sarabia made it 3-0 and, while Tiemoue Bakayoko got one back for Monaco, Mbappe struck again. The 21-year-old French striker, who played for Monaco…

FA Cup replay: Mata’s goal sends United into 4th round

Juan Mata’s superb second-half goal sent Manchester United into the FA Cup fourth round as they beat Wolves. The Spanish midfielder chipped over Wolves keeper John Ruddy to settle the third-round replay after being put through on goal by Anthony Martial. Wolves had an early Pedro Neto strike ruled out by the video assistant referee for a handball in the build-up. But it was a deserved win for the hosts, who had the better chances in a tight game at Old Trafford, reports the BBC. Manchester United will next travel…

Tension in Kano, Sokoto, Benue ahead of S’Court’s judgement

Muhammad Kabir, Umar Abdullahi, Cephas Iorhemen, Musa Pam and Onyekachi Eze       …as states await S’Court judgement    ●PDP in shock over loss of Imo, seeks God’s face   Fear has gripped political office holders and party chieftains in Kano, Sokoto, Benue and Plateau states, following Tuesday’s judgement of the Supreme Court, which sacked Hon. Emeka Ihedioha as governor of Imo State and declared the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the March 9, 2019 governorship election, Senator Hope Uzodinma, winner of the poll.  The apex…

Gunmen ambush emir’s convoy, kill six in Kaduna

Baba Negedu Six persons lost their lives while scores of others were injured yesterday when gunmen attacked the convoy of the Emir of Potiskum in Yobe State, Umaru Bubaram. At least four of the Emir’s aides and two commuters were said to have died of gunshot wounds. Other night travellers were also said to have been affected by the incident. Source said several people might have been abducted by the attackers as empty vehicles were left at the scene when government officials visited yesterday. The incident occurred near Fandatio village,…

Uzodinma sworn in as Imo gov

Steve Uzoechi   …demands financial records from 2010 till date   Senator Hope Uzodinma and Prof. Placid Njoku were last night sworn into office as Governor and Deputy Governor of Imo State respectively. They were sworn in by the Chief Judge of Imo State, Justice Paschal Nnadi at the Heroes Square in Owerri, the state capital, at about 8p.m. In his maiden address, Uzodinma announced his intention to look into the accounts and contracts awarded from May 29, 2010 till date. Uzodinma directed the Accountant General of Imo State to…

Soyinka to FG: Amotekun has come to stay

Tony Okuyeme   Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, has said that the regional security outfit set up by the six states in the South- West geopolitical zone, codenamed “Operation Amotekun,” has come to stay despite opposition by the Federal Government. Soyinka, who declared this yesterday at a press conference in Lagos, described Federal Government’s opposition to the regional security outfit as unpatriotic and inhuman. He, therefore, challenged the Federal Government to go to court on the issue. Governors in the South- West had, at a security summit organised by the…

AGF lacks power to declare Amotekun illegal – Makinde

…says ‘Malami can’t just wake up and make his own laws’  Akeredolu: Amotekun created in South-West’s interest   Kunle Olayeni and Adewale Momoh Oyo State Governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde, has told the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), that he lacks the power to declare the South-West security outfit, Operation Amotekun, as illegal. Also, Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has hinted that the South-West security outfit codenamed ‘Operation Amotekun’ will go on as planned. Operation Amotekun was launched last Thursday in Ibadan, the Oyo…

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