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Unknown Armed Men Invade Benue in Search of Weapons

George Okoh in Makurdi Unknown armed men wearing military uniforms last weekend broke into the residence of Rev. Fr. Benjamin Vesue of St. Paul’s Parish, Aye-Twer, Katsina-Ala Diocese in search of weapons. Fr. Vesue who spoke with THISDAY on phone, said the suspected soldiers stormed the parish as early as 6a.m. and turned the house […]
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Obanikoro Loses Bid to Restrain EFCC

A Federal High Court in Lagos yesterday struck out a suit filed by the family of the former Minister of State for defence, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, against the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over the seizure of his property. The applicants are Obanikoro’s wife, Fati, his sons, Gbolahon, and Babajide and his wife, Moroophat. […]
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NSA, Military Warn of Imminent Cyber Threat to Economy, National Security Auditor General calls for proactive measures

Paul Obi in Abuja The National Security Adviser (NSA), Major General Babagana Monguno (rtd) and the military yesterday warned that recent rise in cyber crime portends great threat to Nigeria’s economy and national security. They gave the warning at the ongoing workshop on cyber security taking place at the National Defence College (NDC) in Abuja […]
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Businesswoman Arraigned for Attempting to Jump into Lagos Lagoon

A 51-year-old textile dealer at Balogun Market, Titilayo Momoh, who attempted to jump into the lagoon on the Third Mainland Bridge, Lagos, was on Monday hauled before an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court. The accused, who was arraigned on a charge of attempting to commit suicide, pleaded not guilty. But the prosecutor, Kehinde Omisakin, insisted […]
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Tension in Minna as Trial of Babangida Aliyu Starts Today

Laleye Dipo in Minna Tension has gripped Minna, the Niger State capital, as the arraignment of the former Governor Babangida Aliyu by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) starts today. The trial of the two-term governor has been the topic of discussion among those supporting and against him, with opinion sharply divided if Aliyu […]
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Runsewe Resumes as NCAC Boss, Promises to Boost Cultural Tourism

Adedayo Akinwale in Abuja The former Director General, Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC), Segun Runsewe, on Monday resumed as the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC), where he promised to resuscitate and boost cultural tourism in the country. Rusewe arrived NCAC premises at about 11a.m. and was […]
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US Ambassador Pledges Continued Support for Environmental Conservation Efforts

Bennett Oghifo The United States Ambassador to Nigeria, W. Stuart Symington toured the rich tropical rain forests of the Obudu Mountains and the Drill Ranch on the Afi Mountains of Cross River State, pledging continued support for environmental conservation efforts in the country. US Consulate General, Public Affairs Section in Lagos said in a statement […]
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FG, N’Delta Illicit Oil Refiners Consider Execution Template for Modular Refineries

NAEE says deal to exit JV cash calls could have been avoided with PIB Chineme Okafor in Abuja The federal government and operators of illicit oil refinery outfits in the Niger Delta have held their first tranche of meetings to review and adopt an implementation template for the setting up of modular refineries to replace […]
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Enlists Stakeholders’ Collaboration to Fight Terrorism

Okon Bassey in Uyo The National Security Adviser (NSA), Maj. Gen. Babagana Monguno (rtd), Monday urged all hands to be on deck to check terrorism rocking the country, saying curbing the menace of terrorism required the collaboration of all stakeholders in the country. Monguno spoke in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom State capital, during a National Sensitisation […]
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Okorocha Donates Imo Marine University to Navy

Amby Uneze in Owerri Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, has announced the donation of the state owned Marine University at Ossemotor in Oguta Local Government Area which is still under construction to the Nigerian Navy with the believe that the university would be very useful to the Naval Command and to the society at large. […]
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HURIWA Wants Supreme Court to Resolve PDP’s Crisis Rapidly

A major pro-democracy and civil rights body, Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA), has urged the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onoghen, to ensure that the subsisting intra-party leadership crisis in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is decided rapidly. The rights group in a statement jointly signed by the National Coordinator, Emmanuel […]
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