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Court remands man for allegedly stealing woman’s underwear

A 23-year-old man, Opeyemi Adeleke, was on Tuesday ordered to be remanded in Ilesa Prison by an Osogbo Chief Magistrates’ Court for allegedly stealing a woman’s underwear (pant). Mr Adeleke, who pleaded not guilty, is facing a two-count charge of theft and unlawful possession of someone’s property. The magistrate, Mary…

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South Sudan bans bleaching products

South Sudan’s Drugs and Food Control Authority (DFCA) has banned importation and sale of all skin lightening products. Mawien Atem Mawien, secretary general of DFCA, said the ban seeks to protect the people of South Sudan from being exposed to harmful chemicals used in manufacturing skin bleaching cosmetics. “All the…

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13 killed as overloaded boat capsises in Central Indonesia

Rescuers have retrieved 13 corpses after an overloaded wooden boat capsised in a river in Central Indonesia, Senior Rescuer said on Tuesday. Search and rescue operation found eight bodies on Monday, four others on Tuesday and the rest were found shortly after the incident happened in West Kalimantan province, head…

Portugal’s soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo arrives with his girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez to appear in court on a trial for tax fraud in Madrid, Spain, January 22, 2019. REUTERS/Susana Vera

Ronaldo arrives Spanish court for alleged tax fraud trial

Portuguese soccer star, Cristiano Ronaldo, arrived in court in Madrid on Tuesday to face accusations of tax fraud, where he is expected to plead guilty after striking a deal last year with authorities. Ronaldo said nothing as he walked past journalists into court dressed in black jacket and trousers, black…

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FRSC to begin enforcement of speed limiting regulation on private vehicles

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) says it will begin this year the enforcement of speed limiting regulation on private vehicles. Public Education Officer of the corps, Bisi Kazeem, stated this in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Tuesday. Mr Kazeem, however, said that the…

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Singer Niniola buys JAMB forms for 30 students

Popular Nigerian singer, Niniola Apata, has purchased the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) forms for 30 students. She said the gesture which is being carried out under her foundation “Adopt A Child’s Education,” was part of her giving back to the society Niniola, an elder sister to Singer Tenientertainer,…

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Pipeline Vandalism: Navy arrests alleged notorious kingpin

The Nigerian Navy on Tuesday said it had arrested Shaibu Ogunmola, an alleged notorious pipeline vandal under its Operation Awase, in Lagos. Operation Awase was set up by the Nigerian Army in collaboration with the Nigerian Navy in 2014, to tackle the vandalism of the NNPC pipelines in Majidun, Ikorodu…

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Zimbabwe president returns, vows `heads will roll’ after violence

Zimbabwean President, Emmerson Mnangagwa, on Tuesday, promised that any member of the security forces involved in misconduct during deadly protests recently would be punished, after cutting short an overseas trip. “Violence or misconduct by our security forces is unacceptable and a betrayal of the new Zimbabwe. “Chaos and insubordination will…

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British Labour leader Corbyn tilts toward new EU referendum option

British opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn on Tuesday moved a step closer to paving the way for another referendum on European Union membership. This he is trying to do by using parliament to grab control of Brexit from Prime Minister Theresa May. With the clock ticking down to March…

President Muhammadu Buhari

Deceiving Nigerians with ethnicity, religion is `bloody nonsense’ – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has described as “bloody nonsense” the penchant of some Nigerians to hide under the canopy of ethnicity and religion to perpetrate injustice and corrupt acts. Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, quoted the president as saying this when he hosted his…

Obasanjo’s attack on TraderMoni reflects either his ignorance or mischief — Presidency

The Presidency has reacted to a scathing attack by former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Vice President Yemi Osinbajo-led social safety programme, TraderMoni. Under the scheme, the government provides collateral-free loans of N10,000 to petty traders. But critics have accused the government of using the initiative to buy votes ahead of…

Facebook’s WhatsApp limits users to 5 text forwards to curb rumours

Facebook Inc’s (FB.O) WhatsApp is limiting worldwide the number of times a user can forward a message to five, starting on Monday, the popular messaging service looks to fight “misinformation and rumours”, company executives said on Monday. Previously, a WhatsApp user could forward a message to 20 individuals or groups.…

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1 dies, 13 others injured in Niger auto crash

The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) in Suleja, Niger State has confirmed the death of one person in an accident on Monday. Olayinka Akande, FRSC Suleja Unit Commander, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the accident occurred due to break failure on the part of an articulated vehicle.…

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos state

Lagos gets four new customary court presidents

The Chief Judge (CJ) of Lagos State, Justice Opeyemi Oke on Monday swore-in four presidents and two members of the Customary Court. The new Customary Court Presidents are – Adeyinka Ojora-Adejiyan, Adeola Ogunsanwo, Idowu Sodimu and Aramide Keshinro. The two customary court members are Oredola Olaoye and Ayoola Shonowo. Mr…

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Again, SARS Panel summons ex-Interior Minister, Abba Moro

The Presidential Investigation Panel on the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) on Monday invited the former Interior Minister, Abba Moro to appear before it the second time on January 25. Tony Ojukwu, Executive Secretary, National Human Right Commission (NHRC), also the chairman of the panel, invited Mr Moro once again after…

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Child Right Act: Delta returns 160 maltreated children to parents

The Delta State Government said on Monday that between 2017 and 2018, it returned no fewer than 160 children being maltreated by their guardians across the state back to their families. Bridget Anyafulu, the Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, on Child Right Advocacy, disclosed this to the…

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Gov. Dickson donates 500 mattresses to corps members

Governor Seriake Dickson of Baylesa State, has donated additional 500 mattresses to the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members serving in state. Mr Dickson said this was part of his administration efforts at improving the welfare of corps members in the state. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Mr…

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Tinubu slams Obasanjo, says former president can’t stop Buhari’s victory

National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, on Monday said former President Olusegun Obasanjo’ s criticisms of President Muhammadu Buhari, was in bad faith and should be ignored. Mr Tinubu, who spoke at the inauguration of the President Muhammadu Buhari campaign in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital…

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Buhari condoles El-Rufai on loss of brother

President Muhammadu Buhari has extended heartfelt condolences to Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai, over the passing of his elder brother, Air Vice Marshall Aliyu Rufai (rtd). In a message to the governor, the El-Rufai family and the people of Kaduna State, the president said: “I received the sad news…

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Sudan freezes credentials of two journalists

Sudan has frozen the press credentials of two journalists, including one working for Saudi-owned Al Arabiya, an official at the country’s external information council, which deals with foreign media organizations, said on Monday. “The foreign information council has observations on the performance of the Al Arabiya correspondent and the freeze…

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Election: Buhari in Yobe, pledges improved security in North-East

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday launched his re-election bid in Damaturu, the Yobe State capital with a pledge to improve on the gains recorded in the security sector. Addressing a mammoth crowd, the president assured the people that his re-election for a second term would provide him with the opportunity…

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Nigerian soldiers repel Boko Haram attack in Yobe

Troops on Sunday neutralised Boko Haram terrorists after an attack on Nigerian Army’s 27 Task Force Brigade and its Special Forces School, Buni Yadi, Gujba Local Government Area, Yobe State. Nureni Alimi, a major and Assistant Director, Army Public Relations of the Brigade, in a statement in Abuja on Monday,…

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Four die in Akwa Ibom gas explosion

The Police command in Akwa Ibom has confirmed the death of four persons due to a fire incident at Lord Mike and Sons Nigeria Limited, in Ede Obuk area of the state. The victims are Daniel Usoro, Anthony Anthony, Enobong Sampson and Akpabio John. DSP Odiko MacDon, a deputy superintendent…

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Nigeria’s internet users hit 111.6m in December — NCC

Internet users in Nigeria increased marginally to more than 111.6 million in December 2018, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has said. The NCC made this known on Monday in its Monthly Internet Subscribers Data for December posted on its website. The data showed that overall internet users increased to 111,632,516…

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14 miners killed in Rwanda tin mine after hill collapses

No fewer than 14 miners were killed in an Eastern Rwandan tin mine after a hill collapsed on them after heavy rains, officials said on Monday. “Because of recent rainfall in the area, part of the hill nearby collapsed and 14 miners who were getting ready for work were buried…