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SS3 student, 2 others in police net over ‘fake kidnap’

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…N5OO,000 Ransom paid by alleged victim’s father The Enugu state police command through its operatives of the Anti Kidnapping Unit has commenced investigation to unravel the circumstances surrounding the alleged fake kidnapping by some students of the Enugu based secondary school in which ransom of the sum of five hundred thousand Naira was paid by the alleged victim’s father. According ...

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Taking Fanta, Sprite with Vitamin C is Poisonous, Court Insists

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A Lagos high court has insisted that the National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) must mandate the Nigeria Bottling Company (NBC) to include on all bottles of Fanta and Sprite soft drinks manufactured by the company a written warning that the content in such bottles of Fanta and Sprite cannot be taken with Vitamin C as same ...

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Appeal Court okays Bench Warrant against Tompolo

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The Court of Appeal in Lagos today dismissed the appeal brought by Government Ekpemupolo alias Tompolo against the EFCC over the Bench Warrant issued against him by Justice Buba of the Federal High Court in Lagos. It will be recalled that on 15 December, 2015 the EFCC instituted a Criminal Charge against  Tompolo and 9 others. The Commission, through its counsel Festus Keyamo, ...

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Kogi governor bans ASUU

Yahaya Bello, Kogi State Governor

Governor Alhaji Yahaya Bello has announced the proscription of the Kogi State Chapter of the Academic staff union of Universities (ASUU) with immediate effect. The governor announced the proscription on Wednesday after an emergency state Executive committee meeting. Alhaji Yahaya Bello said the decision became necessary as all efforts to make members of the institution see reasons for the calling ...

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Senate passes Whistle-blower Protection Bill into law

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The Nigerian Senate has passed the Whistle-blower Protection Bill into law. The Bill, which seeks to encourage and facilitate the disclosures of improper conduct by public officers and public bodies was presented by the Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters, chaired by Senator David Umaru, the member representing Niger East in the 8th National Assembly. Otherwise known as ...

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FG disburses fresh N243.7bn Paris Club refund to states

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The Federal Government, on Tuesday, confirmed the release of N243.79bn as the second tranche of  Paris Club Refund to the 36 state governments and the Federal Capital Territory. The Director of Information in the Federal Ministry of Finance, Mr.  Salisu Dambatta, confirmed the release in a statement. With the fresh release of the second tranche of N243.79bn, the amount so ...

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PDP approves August 12 for national convention

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The National Executive Committee (NEC)‎ of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Tuesday approved August 12 for the party’s non-elective special national convention to be held in Abuja. The decision was reached at NEC’s 74th meeting, which also mandated the Ahmed Makarfi-led National Caretaker Committee of the party, to set up a disciplinary and reconciliation committee. Leaders of the party had ...

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Boko Haram: 12 die in new explosions in Maiduguri

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Powerful multiple explosions rock Maiduguri on Tuesday night, a day after 12 persons were killed by suspected Boko Haram suicide bombers. At least six powerful explosions occurred between 10:45 and 11:00 PM. About four explosives were detonated simultaneously while two other powerful sounds were also heard some 15 minutes later. Unlike the previous explosions, the current blast has a wide-range ...

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Ugwuanyi appoints 3 commissioner nominees

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State

Enugu State Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, yesterday forwarded names of three commissioners designate that would swell the number of the exco members in his cabinet to the state House of Assembly for consideration and confirmation. The three commissioners designate are Messrs Joseph Udeji, Robert Ogbuagu and Donatus Ani. There have been speculations of a total cabinet reshuffle and this could be ...

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