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Nigerian states ready for cattle colonies

Posted on Sunday, 21 January 2018 No comments

Sixteen of the 36 states have signified intention to be part of the cattle colonies initiative of the federal government according to The Nation newspaper

More are expected to join, according to Dr. Olukayode Oyedele, Special Assistant to Agriculture Minister, Audu Ogbeh. Oyedele did not name the 16 states or those in line to join the initiative.

But Taraba, Benue and Abia states have categorically declared that they should be counted out.

Dasuki’s aide under EFCC probe

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has traced N3.12billion to the bank account of a company allegedly owned by a Special Assistant to a former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd).

The sum is suspected to have been diverted from about N36.4billion voted by the Goodluck Jonathan administration for the protection of dams, wells and sources of water in the North-East against being poisoned by Boko Haram.

South Africans attack Nigerians, burn houses

Posted on Saturday, 20 January 2018 No comments

The Nigerian Community in South Africa said on Saturday that a mob destroyed four shops and several houses belonging to their members at Krugersdorp, near Johannesburg.

President Buhari hosts APC chieftains

Posted on Friday, 19 January 2018 No comments

President Buhari hostED to Dinner APC Party Chieftains in State House

Nasarawa school principal, teachers suspended for beating students

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The Principal of Government Science Secondary School, Nassarawa-Eggon, and three other officials have been suspended for one month for meting out corporal punishment to some students.

Lassa fever: Death toll rises to four

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The death toll in the Lassa Fever outbreak in Ebonyi State has risen to four, Commissioner for Health Daniel Umezuruike has said.

13 children chained for months in U.S

Posted on Thursday, 18 January 2018 No comments

California prosecutors have detailed allegations of horrific abuse by parents of 13 children held in shackles at their home.

VP Osinbajo heads panel on herdsmen killings

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The National Economic Council (NEC) headed by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday constituted a 10-man working committee to address killings by herdsmen in the country.

Benue killings: PDP accuses APC governors, ministers of hypocrisy

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused governors elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and cabinet ministers of hypocrisy in the handling of the Fulani herdsmen attacks killed 73 people in Benue State.

Naira depreciates to 360.56/$

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The naira Wednesday depreciated to N360.56 per dollar in the Investor and Exporter window, in spite of 98 per cent increase the volume of dollars traded.

Five feared dead in fresh attacks on Benue communities by Fulani herdsmen

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At least five persons were reportedly killed Wednesday in fresh attacks on Logo, Guma and Okpokwu local government areas of Benue state by suspected herdsmen.

Nigerian civil servants ‘stole anti-corruption funds’

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Two Nigerian civil servants are facing charges for allegedly embezzling funds earmarked for a day to publicise the fight against corruption, a court official told AFP Wednesday.

Jos youths foil DSS’ attempt to arrest preacher

Posted on Wednesday, 17 January 2018 No comments

There was apprehension in Jos on Tuesday as youths numbering over 100 resisted the arrest of a radical pastor and the General Overseer of the Evangelical Outreach Ministries international, Prophet Isa El-Buba, `by operatives of the Department of State Services.

Trump is healthy, no mental issues – Doctor

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Donald Trump is expected to remain physically fit for the duration of his presidency and has “no cognitive issues whatsoever,” according to full results from his first medical examination released Tuesday.

Islamic cleric arrested with human parts in Lagos

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The Lagos State Police Command on Tuesday arrested an Islamic cleric, Alfa Kayode Abdul-Fatai in Alakuko area of the State for being in illegal possession of human parts including a female private organ.

CAN accuses Buhari of failing to protect Nigerians

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The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) yesterday accused President Muhammadu Buhari of failing to protect Nigerians as enshrined in the constitution.

Iheanacho makes English football history

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Kelechi Iheanacho became the first player to score a goal awarded by a video assistant referee in English football as Leicester beat Fleetwood in an FA Cup third-round replay.

Iheanacho opened the scoring - with a routine strike - from Islam Slimani's pass.

Oil price rises above $70

Posted on Tuesday, 16 January 2018 No comments

International oil benchmark, Brent crude, hovered near a three-year high of over $70 per barrel on Monday on signs that production cuts by the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries and Russia were tightening supplies.

Police parade woman for impersonating Aisha Buhari

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The FCT Police Command yesterday paraded Aisha Bello for allegedly impersonating First Lady Aisha Buhari.

The Benue killers willl be punished - President Buhari

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President Muhammadu Buhari has directed security agencies to fish out the herdsmen who killed no fewer than 73 farmers in New Year’s Day in Benue State.

Victims of the incident were buried last Thursday in Makurdi amid a nationwide outrage.
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