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Police confirm abduction of seven travellers in Kogi

The Kogi State Police Command has confirmed the abduction of no fewer than seven travellers by suspected kidnappers at Geregu-Ajaokuta road in the state. Those abducted include a lawyer, a doctor, and five others traveling in different vehicles by 2 pm last Tuesday when they were attacked by their abductors. An eyewitness told our correspondent
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Kano bizman jailed for seven years over N6.5m fraud

A Kano-based businessman, Jamilu Sule, has been convicted and sentenced to seven years imprisonment, with no option of fine, following a petition written against him for obtaining property, valued at N7, 677,000 under false pretense. Sule was arraigned by the Kano Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, on Wednesday, before Justice Dije
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JUST IN: FG reverses Nigeria’s ban from basketball competition

The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has approved the immediate return of Nigeria to international basketball competitions. This was announced on Thursday by the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development, Ismaila Abubakar, at a press briefing in Abuja. According to him, the approval was granted following a letter of appeal dated
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Fuel crisis: Don’t sell fuel above N165/litre, IPMAN warns members

The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria on Wednesday warned members of the association not to dispense Premium Motor Spirit, popularly called petrol, above the approved N165/litre pump price. IPMAN in conjunction with the Association of Distributors and Transporters of Petroleum Products gave the warning in Abuja following reports that many retail outlets had adjusted
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Ekiti: I regret joining politics, won’t contest again – ADC gov candidate

The governorship candidate of African Democratic Congress in Saturday’s Ekiti State governorship election, Wole Oluyede, on Wednesday expressed regret for joining politics, following the turn of events in the poll. Oluyede, an Australia-based medical doctor, who said he had lost hope in the electoral process in Ekiti State, said, “I am not going to run
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Insecurity: National Assembly’s resolutions no longer effective, Deputy Speaker laments

The Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Ahmed Wase, on Wednesday, lamented that the Executive arm of the Federal Government does not recognise and implement resolutions passed by the parliament, particularly on the security crises in different parts of Nigeria. Wase made this known during the debate on a motion of urgent public importance
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Kogi Assembly passes local government autonomy bill

The Kogi State House of Assembly has passed the Local Government Autonomy bill into law. The bill was passed at Wednesday’s plenary following its consideration to alter the 1999 constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended which seeks to abolish the Joint Account of the State and Local Governments. The bill also seeks
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Healthcare: Osinbajo calls for improved cooperation among West African states

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, on Wednesday, called on West African countries to improve their levels of cooperation to better address problems of healthcare access and out-of-school children, among other human development indices. Osinbajo said this at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, when he received the Prime Minister of Guinea-Bissau, Mr Nuno Nabiam, ahead of Thursday’s ECOWAS
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Gunmen kidnap ex-top civil servant in Ekiti

About seven gunmen struck on Wednesday at Orin Ekiti in the Ido/Osi Council Area of Ekiti State and abducted a retired top civil servant identified as Bamisaye, who was working in his farm. Sources said the farm where the incident occurred was located between Ero Dam and the Ekiti State farm settlement at Orin Ekiti.
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Rivers Neighborhood Watch operatives protest 12-month unpaid salaries

Operatives of the Rivers State Neighbourhood Watch Safety Corps Agency took to the streets of Port Harcourt on Wednesday to protest the non-payment of their 12 months salaries by the state government. Dressed in their official uniform, the protesting personnel defied the downpour in the metropolis and gathered at the Government House. It was gathered
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