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Imo Deputy Gov decries use of market as refuse dump

The Imo State Deputy Governor, Jude Agbaso, on Monday decried the use of market environs as refuse dump. Mr. Agbaso, who witnessed the evacuation of garbage at the new market in Owerri, described the New Market Motor Park as disgusting. He urged traders to keep the market and its environs clean to avoid the contamination […]

Road accidents claim 71 lives in 2012 in Borno, says FRSC

A total of 71 people died in 116 auto road crashes in Borno in 2012, the Federal Road Safety Commission, FRSC, has said. The Borno FRSC Sector Commander, Abba Bazza, disclosed this in an interview in Maiduguri on Monday. He added that 433 persons were injured in the accidents that involved 144 vehicles during the […]

Security officials kill two Nassarawa youth in self defence—- Police Commissioner

The Police Commissioner in Nassarawa State, Abayomi Akeremale, on Sunday confirmed the killing of two persons by the joint patrol team, called “Operation Mainasara” at Tudun Amba in Lafia Local Government Area of the state. The commissioner said that crisis started when the joint patrol team, comprising army and police personnel mounted a road block […]

Enugu group challenges PDP on whereabouts of Governor Chime

The Enugu State Governor has been out of the country for medical treatment for months. A civil society group, Save Enugu Group, on Sunday accused Vita Abba, the Chairman of Enugu State Chapter of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, of misleading the people of the state. The group dismissed claims made by Mr. Abba that […]

Ondo police yet to unravel cause of fire at police station

The fire razed two vehicles inside the Ondo station on Saturday.

Ondo CPC flays alleged plan to implicate opposition leaders

The CPC governorship candidate in Ondo made the statements.

We have resolved Adamawa PDP crisis- Governor Nyako

The faction loyal to PDP National Chairman still claims authenticity.

Five Ekiti communities get autonomy

The announcement was made by the spokesperson to the Ekiti Governor.

Gombe farmers bemoan declining price of cotton

 The Gombe farmers said the price of cotton reduced by over 100 per cent.

Fire at Ogun secretariat

Calabar trader loses goods worth N2.5m to fire

The Cross River fire service told the trader they had no functional vehicles.

Taraba State on map

Ministry to train 300 Taraba youth in various skills in 2013 – Commissioner

The poverty alleviation minister disclosed this on Friday in Taraba

Election

Imo to hold Local Government elections in April

The Imo Electoral Commission made the announcement.

Ogun State set to showcase masquerades at Rio Olympics

Ogun distributes food items to flood victims

The items are to mitigate effects of the flood, the commissioner stated.

Three arrested for stealing Ogun Water Corporation equipment

The suspects said they were not aware the equipment belonged to the Ogun government.

JTF fighting Boko Haram

Niger Delta JTF not free from corruption, says out-going Commander

The Joint Task Force, JTF, in the Niger Delta has many corrupt officers, the out-going commander, Johnson Ochoga, said on Friday. Mr. Ochoga made the remark during the introduction of the in-coming Commander of the JTF, Bata Debiro, to the troops in Port Harcourt. Mr. Debiro takes over from Mr. Ochoga, who assumed command of the […]

Police rescue suspected criminals from accident scene

Men of the Nigeria Police in Ore Division Area of Ondo State unknowingly rescued a gang of suspected armed robbers who were involved in a fatal auto-crash in which one of their members died. Police sources told PREMIUM TIMES that a team of patrolling officers saw the accident and proceeded to rescue the occupants of […]

Kaduna Governor, Yero, replaces SSG, spokesperson and Chief of Staff

Governor Mukhtar Yero of Kaduna has appointed Ishaq Dan’Mahawayi as the new Secretary to the State Government, SSG. Dan’Mahawayi was appointed to replace Samaila Yakawada, who was appointed as the SSG by late Governor Patrick Yakowa. The state’s Commissioner of Information, Saidu Adamu, announced in a statement on Thursday that the governor also approved the […]

Sokoto police vow to arrest killer of corporal

A mobile police corporal was killed in Mabera area of Sokoto.

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Ebonyi Police molest, attempt to frame Champion Newspaper journalist

The Champion Newspaper correspondent was manhandled.

Ondo PDC governorship candidate withdraws petition

 The Ondo PDC guber candidate had filed a petition challenging Olusegun Mimiko’s victory

Women protest in Jos against soldiers

The Jos protesters said the nine men are not guilty of the crime leveled against them.

Ogun donates land to store condoms, other HIV related materials

The Ogun State government announced the condom storage land on Thursday. The Ogun State Government has provided a 7,500 square metre land in Ota for the building of a central warehouse for the storage of condoms and other consumables relating to HIV and AIDS prevention. The gesture, according the government, is in fulfilment of its promise to […]

Nigeria Civil Defence declare hunt for escaped suspects with gunshot wounds

The vandals allegedly opened fire on men of the Civil Defence Corps in Ogun State. The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, Ogun State Command on Thursday declared vandals who escaped with gunshot wounds during a gun battle wanted. The command said in a statement that the vandals on Wednesday evening engaged in a gun duel […]

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68 die in 204 road crashes in Plateau in 2012 – FRSC

A total of 68 persons died in 204 road crashes in Plateau State between January and December 2012. Plateau Sector Commander, Federal Roads Safety Corps, FRSC, Sunday Maku, said in Jos on Thursday that four persons among the number died during the yuletide. “Only four persons out of the 280 deaths recorded across the country […]

EFCC docks two for impersonation, forgery in Port Harcourt

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission arraigned two suspects, Otoko Micha Owon and Wokoma Augustine, before the Federal High Court, Port Harcourt, on a six-count charge bordering on conspiracy and forgery. Messrs. Owon and Augustine were accused of impersonation by presenting themselves as civil servants under the employment of River State Government to bail one Tambaya […]