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Suffering Abia pensioners hand “deaf” Governor Orji to God

Abia pensioners said they have resorted to prayers for God to touch the heart of Governor Theodore Orji to pay the arrears of their harmonised pensions and gratuity. The Chairman of the union, Chiadikaobi Abarikwu, said this during the 2012 Pensioners’ Day Celebration on Tuesday in Umuahia. Abarikwu said that the non-payment of the arrears […]

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Man, 43, in court for performing sexual act on minor

A 43-year-old man, Ogundele Adeyemi,  on Tuesday appeared before an Osogbo Senior Magistrates’ Court on a one-count charge of performing a sexual act on a six year old girl. The police prosecutor, Inspector Wilson Mireti, told the court that the accused committed the offence on Dec. 10  at about 4pm at Otan Ile in Obokun […]

Plateau workers restrict demonstrations to NLC secretariat

The Plateau workers were chased with tear gas from the government secretariat.

Yakowa’s wife, others in contention for Kaduna deputy governor’s seat

Mrs. Yakowa contends with three others for the post of deputy governor in Kaduna State.

Salesman stabs colleague to death over N500 gift in Ondo

The Ondo salesman wanted a larger share of the N500 gift.

We have not withdrawn petition from election tribunal-Ondo PDP

Ondo state chapter of the PDP says it will follow through with the petitions it filed against Governor Olusegun Mimiko.

Court fixes January 24 for Arepo pipeline vandalism suspects

Six persons have been charged with the vandalism of oil pipelines in Arepo, Ogun State

Lafarge gives bursary award to 72 indigent students in Sagamu

Lafarge Wapco says it wants to be known for its consistent corporate social responsibility.

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Jos residents rush for second hand clothes, shoes for Christmas

Residents purchase clothes to celebrate Christmas and a New Year.

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Former LG chairman in EFCC net over fake projects

Officials of the Economic Financial Crimes Commission on Monday arrested Umar Ibrahim-Rabagaddama, the immediate past Chairman of the Interim Management Committee of Zaria Local Government Council in Kaduna State, over alleged fake projects. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the former council boss was invited to the Zaria Police Area Command for questioning by […]

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Two boys docked for jointly raping minor

Two boys, aged between 15 and 1,6 were on Monday arraigned before a Mararaba Upper Area Court for allegedly raping  a girl, 15. The police prosecutor, Nasir Shuaibu, told the court that when the incident happened, it was brought before the `A’ Division, Police Station in Mararaba, on Dec.11. He said that the two accused […]

Nassarawa cannot meet demands of striking tertiary institutions — Commissioner

Workers in Nassarawa State tertiary instituions have been on strike for four weeks.

Bayelsa awaits outcome of helicopter crash investigations

The December 15 helicopter crash in Bayelsa killed six men including Governor Patrick Yakowa of Kaduna.

Ogun confiscates woods worth millions from illegal merchants

The Ogun State Government has halted the felling of trees in its forests

Ondo police arrest five robbery suspects

The Ondo State Police Command says it ensure safety of the state.

6 killed in Katsina auto crash

The crash happened in Malumfashi in Katsina.

Oyo group launches participatory website

“Oyo state had been known for nothing more than thuggery and dirt,” the group said.

Plateau Gov., Jang, advised not to travel abroad; it’s not true-commissioner

Local Government workers have been on strike for seven months in Plateau.

Buhari, Sambo others condole Mrs. Yakowa

Muhammadu Buhari described late Mr. Sambo as a promoter of peace.

Ogun speaker on bail over car purchase scam

The speaker is being investigated by the ICPC

Akwa Ibom bans use of cell phones in public schools

The Akwa Ibom Government has banned the use of cell phones by students in public schools in the state. The state’s Commissioner for Education, Eunice Thomas, who disclosed this on Saturday in Uyo while briefing newsmen, said the ban was meant to avoid distraction during school hours. “The measure is to ensure complete utilisation of the present […]

Cross River Governor, Imoke, sick but not dead- commissioner

The governor travelled abroad for treatment for an undisclosed ailment.

Dangote pledges support for health, education in Kano

Mr. Dangote vaccinated his daughter in Kano.

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Measles kills seven children in Kebbi as 37 fresh cases are discovered

The seven children died of measles in Kebbi a fortnight ago.

Ondo public schools get N190 million science equipment

52 secondary schools will benefit from the N190 million science equipment, Ondo State government says.