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Daily Archives: 28th December 2016

Army arrests 40 foreigners after Sambisa Forest’s fall

Chief of Army Staff, Gen. Tukur Buratai

*Search for Chibok girls on More than 40 foreigners have been arrested in the last one week, following the fall of the dreaded Sambisa Forest, The Nation has learnt. The profiling of the foreigners has started to determine whether or not they were working in cahoot with Boko Haram insurgents, who are fleeing their former stronghold. The military has blocked ...

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SON to destroy N400m sub-standard tyres

Osita Aboloma, SON DG

The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has an inventory of over N400million worth of substandard tyres awaiting destruction in its warehouses, the Director-General, Osita Anthony Aboloma, has said. The SON chief said the destruction is to serve both as a deterrent and to also forestall a situation where such products, if left un-destroyed, could be recycled into the society,  with ...

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Anyaoku seeks scrapping of states

Emeka Anyaoku

…backs  regionalism Former Secretary General of Commonwealth Chief Emeka Anyaoku has blamed poor federal structure for the country’s underperformance. He called for the scrapping of the 36 states’ structure and its replacement with the six zones as federating units. Chief Anyaoku, a one-time minister of External Affairs, stated this position in his New Year message. He said: “It should deal with ...

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Umahi endorses House members for next election

Dave Umahi,  Ebonyi State Governor

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State has endorsed the candidacy of all the 24 members of the state House of Assembly for the next legislative election in the state. Umahi spoke when the legislators and their spouses, led by the Speaker, Francis Nwifuru, paid him a Christmas visit at his country home in Uburu. In a statement signed by Chief ...

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Arik Air fined N6million for luggage delay


The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), has fined Arik Air N6million for not transporting passengers’ luggage from London to Lagos on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th of December, 2016. Arik has been asked to pay each affected passenger $150 as compensation within 30 days of the issuance of the letter. The letter was dated December 22, 2016 with reference number ...

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Femi Fani-Kayode: Southern Kaduna: Hit back or die


“Buhari is the last standing samurai of the oligarchy with the boldness to implement the Fulani agenda. He is doing it as fast as possible. The regime of Buhari is on a conquest mission. It is not hiding its intention because it believes that our strongholds have been spiritially damaged. What is going on has a spiritual precursor. They don’t ...

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Policewoman joins kidnap gang to apprehend kingpin


Operatives of the Rapid Response Squad of the Lagos State Police Command have arrested a suspected kidnapper, Suleiman Seidu. Seidu, 33, who had allegedly kidnapped two residents of Kogi State for ransom, was said to be plotting the kidnap of a two-year-old when he was apprehended. According to Punch, the suspect had contracted two of his friends to assist in ...

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FG to buy N400m vehicles for ex-Presidents

Gowon, OBJ, Shagari, IBB, Shonekan, Abdulsalami, Jonathan and Buhari

The Federal Government will spend N400m on the purchase of vehicles for the nation’s former heads of government and their deputies in 2017.  The figure formed part of the N9.882bn budgeted for the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation for the year. According to the details of the 2017 Appropriation Bill currently before the National Assembly ...

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NDLEA arrests two with cocaine on Christmas Day


The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) on Tuesday said it arrested two suspects with cocaine at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport. A statement by the agency’s spokesperson, Mr Mitchell Ofoyeju, said one of the suspects was arrested on his way to Hong Kong after ingesting cocaine. The statement quoted the Chairman of the agency, Mr Muhammad Abdallah, as saying ...

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Politicians already stockpiling arms for 2019 polls –Security chief

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Security agencies will, in 2017, step up investigations into intelligence reports indicating that some politicians are already stockpiling arms ahead of the 2019 elections.  A top security chief, who disclosed this to journalists in Abuja on Tuesday, also said Nigeria burst an impending terrorist attack on the United States six months ago. The source, a leader of one of the ...

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