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Police Arrest Suspected Oil Thief In Enugu

By Emmanuel Nzomiwu,Enugu A suspected petroleum pipeline vandal has been arrested by the police inside a bush at Umurah Ndeabor in Aninri local government area of Enugu State. The suspect was identified as Okechukwu Okeke from Umuhu in Awgu local government area of Enugu and an owner of a truck used in siphoning petroleum products from pipelines in the area. ...

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Enugu Town Union President, Three Others Arrested Over X-mas Eve Murder

By Emmanuel Nzomiwu, Enugu The Enugu State Police Command has confirmed the arrest of a town union president and three other natives of same community for alleged involvement in the killing of  late Barr. Ejimofor Ozongwu on Christmas Eve Ozongwu was murdered in his hometown Okwojo, Ngwo in Udi L.G.A of Enugu State on December 23. The deceased, a lawyer ...

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Customs Seize Smuggled Poultry Products In Sagamu

By Andrew Utulu LAGOS The Zone ‘A’ Ikeja, of Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has intercepted an articulated truck laden with5, 020 cartons of smuggled poultry products. Comptroller Federal Operations Unit Zone ‘A’, Comptroller Amade Abdul said that the Headquarters Special Assignment Team led by Assistant Comptroller of Customs Shittu Abdulmaruf, intercepted the articulated 18 tyre truck along the Sagamu-Ijebuode express ...

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NDLEA Arrests Man With 3.920kg Banned Substance

Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos, command have arrested a Nigerian grocer, Ayoola Ayodeji Adebayo who is based in Pretoria, South African with 3.920kg of substances suspected to be methamphetamine. According to the Head, Public Affairs of NDLEA, Ofoyeju Mitchell, the drugs, were discovered in false bottom of two bags the ...

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Man Nabbed Over Withdrawal Of N.15m From Girlfriend’s Account

By Omowunmi Anipupo Lagos Police detectives on Wednesday arrested a middle aged man, identified as Adewale (surname withheld) for allegedly using the Automated Teller Machine (ATM) card of his girlfriend to withdraw N150, 000 from her account. Daily Independent gathered that the incident occurred at Ota in Ogun State, where the lady, identified as one Titilayo confessed to police detectives ...

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Three In Court For Robbing ATM Users In Lagos

  Three persons who allegedly robbed two men of their ATM cards and forced them to divulge their PIN in order to withdraw money from their accounts were on Monday arraigned in Lagos. The accused, Biodun Aguda, 30, Dapo Olanrewaju, 27, and Olalekan Abraham, 30, live in different parts of Agege, a suburb of Lagos State. They were charged with ...

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Religious Leaders Urged To Preach Against Boko Haram

By Juliet Oyoyo  Kaduna The Secretary-General of the Council of Imams and Ulamas Kaduna State, Mallam Yusuf Yakubu Arrigasiyyu has said that the fight against Boko Haram insurgency was a serious one that everybody should be involved in. Arrigasiyyu said this during an interview session with Daily Independent on Friday. The Secretary-General who maintained that a good administrator would always ...

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NDE Trains 50 Women In Bead Making In Rivers

The Rivers State Coordinator of National Directorate of Employment (NDE), Mr Nnamdi Asomugha, on Friday said the directorate had commenced the training of 50 women in beads making and other decorative ornaments. Asomugha told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Port Harcourt that the training was part of the directorate’s skills acquisition and job creation for women. He said ...

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Day Ebira Indigenes Honour Their Asiwaju in Lagos

By Emmanuel Udom Lagos The Asiwaju of Ebiraland in Lagos, Prince Yakubu Sanni Momoh, will not forget last Thursday in a hurry. It was the day indigenes of the confluence state, dressed in their best traditional attires, stormed his palace, located at Ibafon in Apapa area of Lagos, in celebrations mood. Our correspondent, who covered the event, observed that as ...

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Borno Resumes Evacuation Of IDPs In Adamawa Camps

Borno State Government on Thursday resumed the evacuation of its indigenes still staying in Furore, Damare and Malkohi IDP camps in Adamawa state. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the displaced persons were mostly from Kala-Balge and Gamboru-Ngala Local Governments areas of Borno, who were forced to take refuge in Cameroon as a result of attacks by insurgents, ...

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Man, 82 Wants Govt To Provide Social Support For The Elderly

An 82-year-old retiree of the Nigerian Railway Corporation, Mr Pius Orji, has called for the establishment of a social support scheme for old people in the country to enable them overcome challenges associated with old age. Orji, who made this call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abakaliki as the world marks the Old Peoples ...

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Man Arraigned In Ibadan Over Illegal Possession Of Firearm

A 35-year-old man, Waheed Akinsanmi, was on Friday arraigned in an Iyaganku Chief Magistrates’ Court in Ibadan for illegal possession of a pump action gun. Akinsanmi of Fatai Akinsanmi Str., Monatan area, Ibadan, was arraigned on a five-count charge of conspiracy, threat to life, malicious damage, breach of peace and unlawful possession of a pump action gun. The Prosecutor, Insp ...

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Bayelsa Worker Commits Suicide Over Unpaid Salaries

By Igoniko Oduma Yenagoa An employee of the Bayelsa State Water Board, Peter Ogiero, has allegedly committed suicide following the non-payment of his salaries for 13 months by the State Government. It was gathered that the middle-aged engineer reportedly took his life on Tuesday after he waited endlessly for the period without any action by the Governor Seriake Dickson-led administration ...

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Eating Ponmo Can Cause Cancer — Ogbonna

Chief Charles Ogbonna is the Chairman, Committee for the Relocation of All Abattoirs in the Commercial city of Aba, Abia State, in the renews plans to transform the area to a megacity by the Governor Okezie Ikpeazu-led administration. In this interview with, Ben Duru, he spoke on the activities of the committee so far and the challenges facing other relocated ...

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Operation Safer Highways, Best International Practices–CP Nwodibo

Ekechukwu Nwodibo, the new Commissioner of Police, Taraba State Police Command, on assumption in office, has proven that he is serious about tackling criminals in the state. Recently, police officers from the command arrested some suspected criminals, who have been unleashing terror in various parts of the state. In this interview with some journalists, among whom was our Correspondent; Janet ...

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Robbery Suspect Blames Alcohol In-Take For His Action

By Andrew Utulu LAGOS Unlike the average armed robbery suspect that blamed satan for his action, Michael Ogedengbe, a suspected armed robber who allegedly specialise in robbing motorists, who was arrested by operatives of the Rapid Response Squad of Lagos State Police Command blamed in-take of alcoholic drinks   for his involvement in robbery. Ogedengbe was arrested   on September ...

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Ansar-Ud-Deen Calls For Investigation Of Hajj Tragedy

By Oladele Ogunsola Ibadan The Ansar-ud-deen Society (ADS) of Nigeria has called for an investigation into the stampede during the recently concluded hajj rites in Saudi Arabia that led to the death of over 66 Nigerians and many others still missing. The ADS which made the call through its National Executive Committee urged the Federal Government to call on the ...

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14 Killed, 39 Injured In Maiduguri Bomb Blast

The Nigerian Army has confirmed the killing of 14 persons, including four suicide bombers, in a bomb explosion at Sager area of Maiduguri in Borno. The acting Army spokesman, Col. Sani Usman, confirmed the incident in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Friday. Usman said that 39 other persons were injured in ...

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Delta Bans Trailers On Highways, Recruitment Of Teachers

By Felix Igbekoyi Asaba As part of efforts to control the menace of articulated trucks and trailers on the roads, the Delta State Government has concluded plans to ban long trucks from highways in the state. The ban may not be unconnected with the emerging menace of trailers being parked on the highway by the Asaba International Airport. The government ...

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Ansar-Ud-Deen Calls For Investigation Of Hajj Tragedy

By Oladele Ogunsola Ibadan The Ansar-ud-deen Society (ADS) of Nigeria has called for an investigation into the stampede during the recently concluded hajj rites in Saudi Arabia that led to the death of over 66 Nigerians and many others still missing. The ADS which made the call through its National Executive Committee urged the Federal Government to call on the ...

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Police Arrest 33 Suspected Vandals

Hands Over 330,000 Litres Of Stolen Petrol To NNPC By Andrew Utulu LAGOS The Inspector General of Police Special Task Force On Pipeline Vandalism has arrested no fewer than 33 suspected vandals and recovered 330,000 litres of PMS, siphoned from Nigeria National Petroleum Cooperation (NNPC) pipelines and    loaded in 10 trucks. Commander of the task force, Valentine Olumese, a ...

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Woman Nabbed For Dumping Dead Baby In Osun

By Gbenga Faturoti OSOGBO Nemesis at the weekend caught up with a grandmother and one other person, when they attempted to dump the corpse of a seven year old girl, Iyadun Ajayi, at the back of her father’s house in Esa-Oke in Obokun Local Government Council of Osun State. It was gathered that the young girl was living with her ...

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Nigeria Needs Two More Years to Be Certified Polio Free – WHO

By Oladele Ogunsola Ibadan The declaration of Nigeria as being removed from the list of polio-endemic countries notwithstanding, it has been said that the country would need another two years of interruption of wild polio virus transmission before the country could be certified polio-free and eradicated. It would be recalled that the World Health Organisation (WHO) on Friday announced that ...

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Dockworkers Workers Protest Colleague’s Death In Lagos

Dockworkers at the Five Star Logistics Terminal, Tin-Can Island Port, Lagos on Wednesday grounded operations at the terminal as they suspended work over the death of their colleague, Mr Paul Ifah. Ifah is the second dockworker to be killed in the terminal in less than two weeks. He died when stacked heavy-duty pipes rolled off and killed him instantly. Earlier ...

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Enugu Inaugurates Security Council, Tasks Members On High Crime Wave

By Emmanuel Nzomiwu ENUGU The Enugu State Government on Tuesday swore in new members of Council, at Government House Enugu with a charge to tackle as a matter of urgency the high crime wave in the state. Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi who gave the charge underscored the need to beef up security in the state, noting that recent media reports showed ...

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