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Edo Police caught on camera brutalising man

A video footage showing a man being brutalised by police in Edo State has emerged. The video which appeared to have been recorded from a car shows about five policemen administering some form of punishment to a man who could be seen sitting on the floor beside the police truck, a Ford pick up truck. […]
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Police arrest 12 robbery suspects in Ondo

The Ondo State Police Command has arrested 12 persons in connection with robberies in the state. The suspects include Friday Odiri, Monday Odiri, Monday Abiodun, Akintunde Henry, Abiodun Tunde, Ayodele Ayobami and Ayoh Genesis. Others are Oluwafemi Ayodeji, Kola Ogunbiyi, Seun Ayodele, Ogonejobo Partick and Felix Ugwuanyi. Parading the suspects on Monday at the police […]
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US Govt Congratulates Adesina on World Food Prize Win

Solomon Elusoji The United States has joined the coterie of voices singing the praises of the President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr. Akinwunmi Adesina, after the former Nigerian Minister of Agriculture was awarded the 2017 World Food Prize Award at the Iowa State Capitol in Des Moines, Iowa, United States on October 19. […]
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Alleged N400m Fraud: Metuh Wants President Jonathan in Witness Box

Alex Enumah in Abuja Former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, Chief Olisa Metuh, on Monday revealed plans to get former President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, to testify in his ongoing trial of allegations of fraud against him before the Abuja division of the Federal High Court. Metuh’s desire to get Jonathan into the […]
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Imo security men nabbed for gunrunning, stealing

Chidiebube Okeoma,Owerri Two members of the Imo Community Watch, a security formation established by the state Governor, Rochas Okorocha, by an Act of the state House of Assembly, have been arrested by operatives of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad, Akokwa Annex, for alleged stealing and gunrunning. The suspects – Chukwuma Madueke, 36; and 40-year-old Chieleka […]
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Two arraigned for cloning Ambode’s number

Oluwatosin Omojuyigbe The Lagos State Government on Monday arraigned two men before a Lagos State High Court in Ikeja for allegedly cloning the state governor’s phone number and also attempting to defraud the Accountant General of the state. The defendants, Rilwan Jamiu and Balogun Oyewole, were arraigned on three counts, including attempt to commit felony […]
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Senate: NNPC Reported Deficit of N3.1tn between 2012 and 2016

Agencies withheld N1.7tn in remittances Damilola Oyedele in Abuja Despite generating N15.5 trillion between 2012 and 2016, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) recorded a deficit of N3.1 trillion, with its expenditure put at N18.6 trillion in the period under review. This was revealed in the interim report of the Senate Ad hoc Committee on […]
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35 Opposition Parties seek postponement of Enugu Council Polls, Dissolution of ENSIEC

Christopher Isiguzo in Enugu A coalition of opposition political parties in Enugu State on Monday demanded the dissolution of the state Independent Electoral Commission (ENSIEC) and the postponement of the forthcoming November 4 local government election. The coalition expressed dismay at the mass disqualification of their candidates from the election, accusing the commission of compromise [… ...
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UNIDO empowers Nigerian entrepreneurs with financial skills

The Investment and Technology Promotion Office of the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation said it had trained some Nigerian entrepreneurs in the non-oil sector. It said in a statement that the entrepreneurs would be trained in innovative solutions to improve their financial literacy as part of its Investment Learning Centre initiative.  The Senior Advisor, UNIDO-ITPO, […]
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FCMB gets recognition in retail banking

The FCMB Group has got new recognition in the banking space as the group steps up efforts to boost its services. Two of its subsidiaries, First City Monument Bank and First City Asset Management Limited, emerged as the “Most Improved Retail Bank in Nigeria’’ and the “Best Managed Fund in Equity’’, respectively, at this year’s […]
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Edo to Unveil Domesticated EGRP at Investment Summit

Jonathan Eze The Edo State Government has said it will unveil its economic blueprint fashioned after the Economic Growth and Recovery Plan (EGRP) of the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led federal government, launched by President Muhammadu Buhari, on April 5, 2017. In a statement sent to THISDAY on Monday and signed by the Special Adviser to […]
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Elumelu outlines roles of MFBs, SMEs in economic growth

Oyetunji Abioye The Chairman, Heirs Holding, Mr. Tony Elumelu, says microfinance banks and small businesses are crucial to economic growth He said efforts by the MFBs including Lift Above Poverty Organisation to enhance job creation through lending to small businesses were enhancing economic growth. He therefore said necessary support in terms of ease of doing […]
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We don’t owe lecturers 15-month salaries – Oyo govt

Olufemi Atoyebi, Ibadan The Oyo State Government has denied owing lecturers and other categories of staff in the six tertiary institutions owned by the state up to 15 months salaries. It will be recalled that Saturday Punch reported that members of the academic and non-academic staff unions of the institutions on Friday threatened to go […]
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