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PMS price hike: Labour, FG parley deadlocked


THE Nigeria Labour Congress,NLC and its affiliate body,the Trade Union Congress,TUC, Monday,vowed to press ahead with its industrial action, scheduled to commence tomorrow if the Federal Government fails to reverse to old pump price of petrol. The two unions asked the government not only to put all the nation’s refineries to optimal use but also increase minimum wage, besides putting ...

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Father deflowers, batters daughter for refusing more sex

Fatai Ogundele

A commercial driver, Fatai Ogundele, has been arrested by the Ogun State Police Command for allegedly raping his 14-year-old daughter, Titi (pseudonym). He was said to have been arrested by the police from the Onipanu Police Divison after he beat up his daughter for denying him more sex. It was learnt that Ogundele and Titi’s mother divorced in 2006.  Punch ...

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Bayelsa loses N24billion annually to payroll fraudsters –Dickson

Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State

Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson, said Monday that about N24 billion was lost annually to payroll fraudsters by the state government.   He also disclosed that over N100 billion has so far been paid through deductions at source from the state’s alllocation in the last four years on bonds and overpayments made to his predecessors.   According to him, about ...

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Night cattle grazing banned in Enugu


Grazing and rearing of cattle at night was on Monday banned in Enugu State after a meeting between Gov ifeanyi Ugwuanyi and leaders of Fulani/Shuwa Arab herdsmen in the state. Also banned are the carrying of firearms or any form of ammunition by the herdsmen and movement of cattle from one location to another at night in the state. Another ...

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‘Eight million to benefit from budget’s social investments’ – Osinbajo

Prof Yemi Osinbajo, Vice President of Nigeria

About eight million ordinary Nigerians will benefit from various social investments in the 2016 budget, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo said yesterday. According to him, the Federal Government will implement the N500 billion budgetary vote for social welfare to provide a ready-made palliative to ordinary Nigerians. A statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mr. Laolu Akande, said: ...

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Man United/Bournemouth match called off over suspect device


Manchester United’s final Premier League game against Bournemouth on Sunday was  abandoned after a suspect package was found in one of the stands at Old Trafford, Soccernet reports. The bomb disposal squad was called in and a controlled explosion carried out within the stadium. Greater Manchester Police described it as an “incredibly lifelike explosive device” but added that the “device ...

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2 MASSOB members dead after clash with police, rival group


*Shop razed in Onitsha TWO members of the Movement for the Actu­alisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra, (MAS­SOB) have died in Onit­sha, Anambra State in two separate incidents. In one of the incidents, two policemen attached to Okpoko Police Divi­sion Onitsha sustained injuries. In another bloody clash, another MASSOB member reportedly died after he was beaten to coma at ...

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PDP crisis: Sheriff begs aggrieved leaders

Ali Modu Sheriff

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Acting National Chairman Ali Modu-Sheriff Sunday apologised to aggrieved chieftains of the party over statements credited to him by his personal aides and associates. Sheriff, at a news conference in Jalingo, the Taraba State capital, said “as a well-cultured and astute politician, I would never make any comment that would ridicule the party”, according to the ...

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Airlines cancel flights over aviation fuel scarcity

British airlines

The scarcity of aviation fuel, which has affected the industry over the past few days, became worse on Sunday as a number of domestic airlines cancelled their evening flights out of Lagos, while others simply rescheduled them. Among the airlines that cancelled their flights were Aero Contractors, Medview and First Nation, while Dana Air rescheduled it flights out of Lagos. ...

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