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Four injured, houses burnt in Delta communities boundary clash

Ovie Okpare, Warri Barely 24 hours after Governor Ifeanyi Okowa and top security chiefs in Delta State held a closed-door meeting with traditional rulers and representatives of Aladja and Ogbe-Ijoh communities in the Udu and Warri South-West local government areas, the age-long boundary dispute in the area resumed with four persons sustaining gunshot injuries on […]
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Passenger kills motorcycle rider over N150

Samson Folarin The police in Ogun State have arrested a 23-year-old jobseeker, Ibrahim Sulaimon, for allegedly killing a motorcycle rider, Rafiu Gafar, in the Ajuwon area of Ogun State. PUNCH Metro learnt that Sulaimon and Rafiu had an argument over money, after which the suspect hit the father of one with plywood on the head […]
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Imo businessman arrested in Lagos for trafficking Ghanaians

Afeez Hanafi An Imo State-based businessman has been arrested for allegedly belonging to a syndicate that traffics girls to Saudi Arabia. The suspect, Bernard James, reportedly worked with accomplices in Ghana, who sent girls to him for trafficking to Saudi Arabia, where they would work as housemaids. PUNCH Metro learnt that one Theresa, who lives […]
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Standard Chartered PLC appoints Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as independent Non-Executive Director

Nigeria’s former Minister of Finance Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has been appointed as an independent Non-Executive Director of Standard Chartered PLC. The company made the announcement in a statement on Thursday, adding that she will also join the Board’s Brand, Values and Conduct Committee. Group Chairman José Viñals said “Ngozi is a globally recognised African and international [… ...
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Two die as rival cults clash in Ondo

No fewer than two persons died in separate clashes between two rival cults in Ondo town, Ondo State, on Wednesday. It was learnt that the clashes occurred in the Sabo and  Orisunmibare areas of the community. PUNCH Metro was told that the victims were Oluwole Samson and Wale Ajayi, suspected to be members of the […]
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Star Lager Lift Nigerian Football with Arsenal Trainers Coaching Clinic

Over the course of the week, Star Lager Beer brought over 30 coaches to Abuja for a Knowledge exchange workshop facilitated between the brand two partners, Arsenal and the Nigerian Professional football League. The workshop was aimed at sharing and transferring of knowledge between the two parties. The workshop which, is a product of Star’s […]
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Court hears Olugbon chieftaincy crisis suit Aug. 9

Olufemi Atoyebi, Ibadan An Oyo State High Court, sitting in Oyo town, on Thursday adjourned a case instituted by five ruling houses in Orile Igbon, challenging the appointment of Olusola Alao as the new Olugbon of Orile Igbon. The claimants in the suit, marked HOI/14/17, are Prince Solomon Olalowo, representing the Olugbode ruling house; Prince […]
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#LiterallyWhatsHot: Ireti Bidemi – The Girl with a Fist of Lightning | Review by Magnus Okeke

In 2013, Lagos based start-up Comic Republic introduced the world to an extraordinary league of African superheroes. Presently, their hero list has awesome heroes like Guardian Prime, as well as super heroines like Avonome, Aje, and the two Iretis. Bidemi (also known as Ireti) is the main character in the comicbook titled “Ireti Bidemi”. Her […] The post #LiterallyWhatsHot: Ireti Bidemi – ...
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UNIPORT alumni president warns against usurping Osinbajo’s power

Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja The National President of the University of Port Harcourt Alumni Association, Chief Chris Adokeme, on Wednesday said there should not be much worry over the long absence of President Muhammadu Buhari who is receiving medical attention in London, The United Kingdom. He said Nigerians should instead concentrate on ensuring that the acting […]
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Ex-Rep, Odedo, quits Anambra gov race, backs Uba

Tony Okafor, Awka A former House of Representatives member, Mr Charles Odedo, vying for the November 18 governorship seat in Anambra State on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, has quit the race. Announcing his withdrawal on Thursday at Nneobi, Idemili North Local Government Area of the state, Odedo said his decision was informed […]
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Borno govt accused of plotting against Ogbeh’s visit

Friday Olokor, Jos A  coalition of Christians in the North on Thursday in Jos alleged that the Borno State Government had asked the Civilian Joint Task Force to disrupt the visit of the Minister of Agriculture, Chief Audu Ogbe, to the state. But in his reaction to the allegation, Governor Kashim Shettima’s Special Adviser (Information […]
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Civil servant arraigned for anti-Saraki Facebook posts

Success Nwogu, Ilorin A 37 year-old civil servant in Kwara State, Mr Biodun Baba, was on Thursday arraigned in a magistrate’s court in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital. The court is presided over by Mr Ahmad Dasuki. Baba, who is said to be a primary school teacher and a member of the All Progressives Congress, […]
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