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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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N200m Fraud: EFCC grills Enugu gov’s adviser, Pastor Sam Iyiogwe

Pastor Sam Ifeanyi Iyiogwe

The Economic and Fnancial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has quizzed a Senior Special Adviser to Enugu State Government on Special Duties, Pastor Sam Ifeanyi Iyiogwe, for alleged embezzlement of over N200 million. The money was allegedly laundered when he was the chairman of the Nkanu East Local Government Area, Enugu State. Sources said the former Local Government Chairman was quizzed by ...

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Alleged killer husband speaks from hiding

The couple

The man who allegedly killed his wife in the Egbeda, Lagos area, Lekan Shonde, has revealed that his wife, Ronke provoked him by describing vividly how her lover slept with her in a hotel in Abuja. Lekan, a depot worker in the Apapa area of Lagos State, said his wife of eight years changed after she allegedly started dating the general ...

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‘Tomato Ebola’ devastes Nigeria’s tomato harvest


Consumers of fresh tomatoes in Nigeria are gradually switching to pastes, on account of a ravaging insect pest known as ‘Tuta Absoluta’ which has destroyed an estimated 40 percent of anticipated harvest, causing prices to shoot up by 105 percent, from N17,000 to N35,000 per basket. Many fresh tomato sellers have also resorted to purchasing the produce from neighbouring countries, ...

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Fulani herdsmen: Farmers amass arms to combat killings

A Fulani herdsman with AK-47 rifle

Angry farmers, youths, and some local hunters in many communities in the country said they have decided to acquire weapons against unprovoked attacks by Fulani herdsmen. The Punch reports that the farmers also vowed to stop what they described as the mindless killings and destruction of their farmlands by rampaging Fulani herdsmen. According to them, they will no longer sit ...

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Why herdsmen attacked Enugu — Fulani leader

A Fulani herdsman with AK-47 rifle

The leader of the Fulani community in the South- East and deputy leader of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders’ Association, South East chapter, Alhaji Ardo Saidu Baso, Thursday gave reasons suspected Fulani herdsmen attacked and massacred scores of Ukpabi- Nimbo people of Enugu State last week. Ardo told New Telegraph in an interview  that four Fulani people were killed around Ukpabi-Nimbo ...

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Mad woman becomes Choir Mistress after 35 years of insanity


To God, it was power above Satan. But to the  human mind, it was a miracle.  A 46-year old mad woman who had roamed the streets for 35 years insane, becoming a chorister shortly after she was delivered from the bondage of marine spirits who tormented for the whole period. Simply identified as Sister Chioma who hails from Ntigha in ...

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Enugu Massacre: Culprits must be fished out – APC governors


Governors of  the All Progressives Congress, APC, under aegis of Progressives Governors Forum, PGF, stormed Enugu Government House, Tuesday, to commiserate with Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi on the killing of about 48 people of Nimbo community in Uzo-Uwani Local Government Area of the state by rampaging Fulani herdsmen.  They vowed to “join hands with the Federal Government to ensure that the ...

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ENUGU ATTACK: Ekweremadu visits victims, donates transformer to community

Senator Ike Ekweremadu, Deputy President of the Senate

Deputy Senate President, Chief Ike Ekweremadu,  Sunday, described as devastating the violence unleashed on the Nimbo community of Enugu state by Fulani herdsmen last Monday. No fewer than 40 persons were killed while several houses were destroyed in the attack which has also left many others with injuries. Ekweremadu, who led other members of the National Assembly to the area, ...

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Catholic church weds 109 couples in Nasarawa


The Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Lafia, Nasarawa State, Most Reverend Mathew Audu, wed 109 couples in Masakaon Saturday, the News Agency of Nigeria reports. Audu appealed to relatives of the couples to allow the newly-weds to build their marriages and urged in-laws not to interfere in their affairs. The bishop said, “As newly-wedded couples, you must love each ...

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