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Ex-Adamawa Commissioner Jailed For 10 Years

John Elias Babani, a former Commissioner of Local Government Affairs in Adamawa State was on yesterday handed a 10-year jail term by Justice Bilkisu Bello Aliyu of the Federal High Court, Yola, Adamawa state for defrauding Adamawa State government the sum of N51.5 million while in office. The former commissioner was arraigned by the Economic […]

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Dokpesi’s Family Speaks On Arms Deal Scandal

In a 10-point-statement released and signed by Raymond Dokpesi Jnr, the family described the allegation as falsehood, stating that Dr. Dokpesi’s DAAR INVESTMENT & HOLDINGS COMPANY LTD, initiated a proposal to the Presidency of Former President Goodluck Jonathan proposing a Multi Media Strategic Development Support Project to promote and project the achievements and highlight the […]

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Four Killed in Northeastern Attacks

Four people were killed in two separate suicide bombings in the northeastern Nigeria state of Borno, while the army said it captured a Boko Haram Islamist militant on its top 100 suspect list. Seven people were also injured in the attacks on the villages of Kimba and Sabon Gari late on Friday, Mohammed Kanar, northeast […]

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EFCC : Fresh N3bn Arms Deal Probe

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission(EFCC) is extending its investigation of arms deals during the Jonathan administration to a $3 billion contract said to have been awarded by the Office of the National Security Adviser (NSA) under the late General Andrew Owoye. Several arms dealers , a military chief and some other officials who served […]

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Nigerian Troops Arrest Boko Haram Terrorists Chief Cameraman

The Nigerian Army today announced that they’ve caught the video cameraman of dreaded Boko Haram terrorist group in Borno state. A press release by Ag. Director of Army Public Relations, Col. sahara In yet another unprecedented achievement, vigilant troops of 28 Task Force Brigade today arrested another Boko Haram terrorist suspect, Abdullahi Abubakar Sadiq, believed […]

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EFCC Arraigns Ex-NIMASA DG On Fresh Theft

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Friday arraigned a former Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Patrick Akpobolokemi, on new charge of converting N2.6billion. He was also accused of defrauding the Federal Government to the tune of N795.2million. Akpobolokemi was arraigned before Justice Ibrahim Buba along with three others […]

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Boko Haram Plans To Cause Outbreak – US

The United States of America has said intelligence available to it shows that extremist groups are planning to attack areas frequented by Westerners in Nigeria. In a message on the website of the Embassy of the United States of America in Nigeria, such areas were listed to include hotels, mosques, churches and other places of […]

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Four MASSOB Members Arraigned In Ebonyi

Four members of the Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) were in the early hours of Friday arrested by policemen attached to Ebonyi State police command. The members who engaged in a peaceful protest along some streets in Abakaliki including Vanco junction were seen carrying placards, flags of the group […]

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INEC Office In Kogi Burnt Down

Barely few hours to the controversial supplementary governorship Election in Kogi State, the office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) was razed down by some thugs in Dekina, Dekina local government area of the state. Out of the 91 polling units, where the election was supposed to take place, 29 units are in Dekina. […]

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65 Shops in Kano Market Burnt Down

Not more than 65 shops were destroyed by fire in the furniture section of Sabon Gari Market in Kano on Friday night, an official said. The Director of Kano State Fire Service told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday that the incident, which occurred around 8:30 p.m. affected permanent and temporary structures. Kabara […]

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Importers of Sub-standard Products’ To Be Jailed-SON

The Director-General of the regulator of consumer goods markets, Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON), Dr. Joseph Odumodu, has revealed that importers of sub-standard products into the country will henceforth be sent to jail. Odumodu said this yesterday in Lagos at the donation of gifts to SON by Intertek Limited, to mark the 10th year anniversary […]

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NUJ, Others Condemn Senate Plan To Gag Press

The plan by the SENATE to criminalise certain aspects of media practice in the country have come under criticisms from the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ), media partners and others. Their reactions is sequel to a bill entitled: “An Act to prohibit frivolous petitions and other matters connected therewith,” sponsored by Deputy Senate Leader Senator […]

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