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Babangida Aliyu

Babangida Aliyu’s corruption ‘trial’: 95 civil defence officials deployed

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) on Monday deployed 95 personnel to beef up security at Minna High Court as the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) looked set to arraign former Governor Babangida Aliyu on Tuesday. Mr. Aliyu, who served between 2007 and 2015, is expected to…

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U.S. remains world’s highest military spender with over one third of global figures – Report

The U.S. remains the country with the highest annual military expenditure in the world, according to a report released on Monday by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, SIPRI. The institute added that the U.S. military spending grew by 1.7 per cent between 2015 and 2016 to $611 billion. It…

Drunken FRSC officials

Drunken FRSC officials will be disciplined – Spokesperson

The Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, has confirmed that the three suspected drunken men in uniform whose photograph is circulating on social media are its officials. The spokesperson of the Corps, Bisi Kazeem, in a statement on Monday, said that the officials were of the Nteje Unit Command in Anambra.…

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Modular refinery: Operators form group to actualise govt proposal

Operators of artisanal refineries in the Niger Delta have formed a group to actualise the Federal Government’s plan to establish community-based modular refineries in the area. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the group, tagged Modular Refinery Business Stakeholders’ Forum, was launched on Monday in Ughelli, Delta State. The…

Access Bank building

Employee sues Access Bank over alleged unlawful suspension

An employee of Access Bank Plc, Abubakar Abdullahi, has sued the bank over alleged unlawful indefinite suspension. Mr. Abdullahi, who worked at the bank’s Yola Branch before the suspension, sued the bank before the National Industrial Court, Abuja. The banker is asking the court to order the bank to reinstate…

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AMAA gala holds in Rwanda

Nigerian singer KCee, “Limpopo’ crooner, will headline the African Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) gala scheduled to hold on May 14, in Kigali, Rwanda. Nominees into the 28 categories of the awards will be announced at the gala, which will also feature performances from Rwandan artistes. According to a statement signed…

IDP Camp

Aid funds to stop famine in Nigeria’s north-east may dry up by June – UN

Aid organisations working to stop the famine in Nigeria will run out of money by June if donors do not give the cash they pledged at a conference in February, worsening an already difficult situation. A UN official said on Monday that the famine in the northeast of the West…

Former junior minister of Defence, Musiliu Obanikoro

Obanikoro, wife, sons lose at High Court

A Federal High Court in Lagos on Monday struck out a suit by a former Minister of State for Defence, Musiliu Obanikoro, against the EFCC over its seizure of his properties. The other applicants are Mr. Obanikoro’s wife, Fati; his sons Gbolahon and Babajide; and his wife, Moroophat. Mr. Obanikoro…

3rd Mainland Bridge

Businesswoman, 51, arraigned for attempting to jump into 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…

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‘Fate of the Furious’ stays top of box office

“The Fate of the Furious” is racing to defend its title at the top of the box office, while a number of new releases including “The Promise” and “Unforgettable” are being left in the dust. Universal’s eighth instalment in the Fast and Furious franchise proved to be a global box…

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Police arrest 8 persons over Mushin clash

The Lagos Police Command says it has arrested eight persons alleged to be involved in a clash that led to the destruction of property in Idi-Oro, Mushin. The command Spokesman, Olarinde Famous-Cole, confirmed the arrest to the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, on Monday. Mr. Famous-Cole said that the Commissioner…

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‘Nigerian Prince’ proposed movie on email scammers wins $1 million grant

“Nigerian Prince”, a proposed movie on email scammers, has won a one million dollar AT&T grant at the Tribeca Film Festival. The movie, written and directed by Nigeria’s Biyi Bandele and Oscar Hernandez-Topete, was announced the winner on April 20, at the Film Festival in New York. According to media…

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Canada, Germany deliver shock World Relays wins as Nigeria takes 16th position

Canada survived a scary moment in the heats, before going on to deliver a stunning win ahead of the U.S. and Jamaica in the men’s 4×200 meters at the IAAF World Relays on Sunday. Germany produced another surprise an hour later when they won the women’s 4×100 after U.S. leadoff…

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Team Nigeria departs for para-badminton championship in Uganda

Three para-badminton athletes and four officials on Monday departed Nigeria for the maiden International Para-Badminton Championship in Uganda. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the competition will hold from April 25 to April 30 at the Lugogo Sports Centre, Kampala. Samuel Ekeoma, President of the Nigeria Para-Badminton Federation, said…

Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode

Lagos generated N436 billion internal revenue in 2016 – Commissioner

The Lagos State Government generated N436.3 billion internal revenue in 2016 from the N399.4 billion realised in 2015. The state also realised N7 billion from Land Use Charge (LUC) in 2016 against N6 billion in 2015. Akinyemi Ashade, the state Commissioner, Ministry of Finance, made the disclosure at the ministry’s…

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Tragedy averted as three suicide bombers are killed in failed Borno attack

The Borno Police Command on Monday confirmed the killing of three suspected suicide bombers after a foiled attack near Maiduguri. Damian Chukwu, the Commissioner of Police, made this known in a statement in Maiduguri. “Information just received indicates, today at about 0510 hours three female suicide bombers attempted to enter…

Late Isiaka Adeleke

Senator Adeleke buried amidst tears

The remains of Isiaka Adeleke has been buried at his residence in Ede on Monday, the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, reports. The corpse was brought to the residence from Ladoke Akintola University Teaching Hospital, Osogbo at about 10:46 a.m., where the Chief Imam of Ede, Moshood Akaje performed the…

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World’s first malaria vaccine to be used for children in Ghana, Kenya, Malawi

Ghana, Kenya and Malawi will pilot the world’s first malaria vaccine from 2018, offering it for babies and children in high-risk areas as part of real-life trials. The World Health Organisation said in a statement on Monday that the injectable vaccine is called “Mosquirix”. The WHO said the vaccines was…

Lagos State Police Commissioner, Fatai Owoseni

Stop supporting criminals, murderers, Police warn Ikorodu monarchs

The Commissioner of Police in Lagos State, Fatai Owoseni, has warned traditional rulers in Ikorodu area against harbouring criminals who were unleashing terror on their subjects. Mr. Owoseni gave the warning on Sunday during an interactive meeting with traditional rulers in Ikorodu over the incessant violent crimes by suspected militants…

New Director General of SSS, Lawan Daura

Lawal Daura, Abba Kyari have not resigned, Presidency says

The Presidency has described the reported resignation of the Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari and the Director-General of the Department of State Services, Lawal Daura, as “mere distraction and pure mischief’’. Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, stated this in…

Pic. 10. Sympathisers at the residence of late Sen. Isiaka Adeleke in Ede, Osun State on Sunday (23/04/17).
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Adeleke’s burial postponed

The burial of Isiaka Adeleke, which was earlier scheduled for 4 p.m. on Sunday, has been postponed. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Mr. Adeleke, a former civilian governor of Osun, died in the earlier hours of Sunday at Biket Hospital in Osogbo. Mr. Adeleke’s corpse, which was brought…

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Nigerian govt to reward whistle-blowers on illegal weapons – Presidency

The National Security Adviser, Babagana Munguno, has begun work on a template for the discovery and recovery of illegal weapons through a reward system. Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, confirmed this development in a statement issued in Abuja on Sunday. According to…

Late Olumide Bakare

Actors Guild mourns Nollywood veteran, Olumide Bakare

The Chairman, Abuja chapter of the Actors Guild of Nigeria, AGN, Agility Onwura, on Sunday expressed sadness over the death of veteran Nollywood actor, Olumide Bakare. Mr. Bakare passed on in the early hours of Saturday at 65 due to respiratory disorder. Mr. Onwura, while reacting to the sad news,…

Ebonyi State Map

PDP wins all Ebonyi council elections, observer questions results

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has won the chairmanship seats of the 13 Local Government Areas of Ebonyi in the Saturday local council polls. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the party also won all the councillorship seats in the 171 wards of the state. Jossy Eze, Chairman of…

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Kenyan female, male athletes win London Marathon

Mary Keitany of Kenya broke Paula Radcliffe’s women’s-only world record to win the London Marathon on Sunday. The 35-year-old Keitany crossed the finish line on The Mall in 2:17:01, the second-fastest time in history. That was 41 seconds quicker than four-time British Olympian Radcliffe ran in winning the event in…