Mace Theft Probe: Omo-Agege declines comment, says matter in court

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Sen. Ovie Omo-Agege on Tuesday declined comments on the April 18 forceful removal of the Mace in the Senate chambers, saying the matter was pending at the court. He made the remark in Abuja when he appeared before members of the Joint Ad Hoc Committee investigating the invasion of the National Assembly by hoodlums. Omo-Agege had dragged the National Assembly to court to stop the investigation. The committee had last week invited Omo-Agege (APC-Delta) and Sen. Mohammed Ndume (APC- Borno) over their alleged roles in the attack on the Senate.…

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Catholics in Edo, Delta protest alleged herdsmen killings

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Hundreds of Catholic faithful in Edo and Delta on Tuesday joined their counterpart across the country to protest the killing of innocent Nigerians by suspected herdsmen. The Catholic faithful under different groups of the church marched through the streets of Benin, Auchi and Warri with placards of various inscriptions. In Benin, so of the inscriptions on the placards include: stop rendering people homeless, cattle grazing is private business, the Catholic Church in Nigeria rejects Federal Government of Nigeria’s poor handling of security in the country among others. They called on…

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Tramadol, Codeine: Reps propose N2m fine, 2 years imprisonment for offenders

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The House of Representatives on Tuesday, proposed a N2 million fine and a two-year jail term for corporate offenders of the ban on Tramadol and Codeine in the country. Individual offenders, according to the proposal, will be liable to N500, 000 fine and two years imprisonment or both on conviction. The Bill on it also stipulates that in the case of a corporate body, all the directors, managers, partners and trustees would be guilty of an offence and would be punished as if they had committed the offence themselves. The…

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2018 World Cup: NFF has paid $2.8m to Super Eagles, Pinnick says

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The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has commenced the payment of 30 per cent allowance to its players and coaches participating in the 2018 World Cup in Russia, an official said. The NFF President, Amaju Pinnick, made the disclosure in Port Harcourt on Tuesday at a seminar jointly organised by The Sun Newspapers and the Rivers Government. He said the sum of 2.8 million US dollars (about N1.08 billion) out of the eight million dollars from FIFA was currently being shared amongst Super Eagles players and coaches. “The early payment is…

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My father sucked my breast for enhancement, raped me for four years

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An 18-year old girl, who is a victim of sexual abuse, yesterday told an Ikeja Special Offence and Domestic violence Court, Lagos that her 52 -year -old father, Folorunso Oluwaseun had sexual intercourse with her for four years in order to enhance her private parts. Testifying before Justice Sybil Nwaka, the victim (name withheld) said that the sexual abuse began when she was 12-years old while she was living with him at their Ikorodu residence in Lagos. While being led in evidence by the prosecuting counsel, Babajide Boye, she said,…

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Ambode adopts LASU’s best graduate, awards him N5m cash prize

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State has adopted as his son the best graduating student at the 22nd convocation ceremony of the Lagos State University (LASU), Ojo, Master Fuad Ogunsanya, promising to grant whatever request he may make in his quest to further his education anywhere in the world. This was even as the governor has rewarded Ogunsanya with a N5 million cash prize, saying his story of difficult start, sickness and failed surgeries, were very compelling and resonates with his personal story. Ambode, who was responding to Ogunsanya’s request…

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Buhari’s comments promoting violence in Nigeria, PDP tells UN, ICC

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has attributed the spate of violence in the country to inflammatory and anti-democratic comments by President Muhammadu Buhari. The party told the United Nations and the International Criminal Court (ICC) at The Hague to condemn the statement attributed to President Buhari allegedly boasting of his human rights violation of Nigerians when he was military head of state. In a statement yesterday by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, the main opposition party ‎said Nigerians were shocked when the president boasted: “when I was in uniform,…

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Alleged N450m fraud: Court dismisses Belgore’s motion over ‘hidden’ statement

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Justice Mohammed Aikawa of a Federal High Court in Lagos has dismissed a motion filed by a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Mohammed Dele Belgore, seeking to compel the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to produce a statement written by him on December 28, 2016, which he claimed is being withheld by the commission. Arguing the motion, Belgore’s lawyer, L. O. Akangbe, accused the EFCC of suppression of evidence. He alleged that part of the statements written by Belgore is still with the EFCC, saying the production of the…

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Senate in closed session with security chiefs

The Senate is currently in a closed-door session with the heads of the nation’s security agencies, in a security briefing on the proliferation of dangerous firearms, spate of killings by terrorists and kidnapping by hoodlums across the country. The invitation to the security chiefs and some heads of other agencies followed a motion brought to the floor of the Senate a fortnight ago by Senator Suleiman Hunkunyi on the above subject matter, which was adopted by the Red Chamber. Those invited to brief the Chamber were: the National Security Adviser,…

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24 hours after; Ondo lawmakers reverses the impeachment of Deputy Speaker

Barely 24 hours after the Deputy Speaker of the Ondo State House of Assembly, Mr Ogundeji Iroju was impeached; the Assembly reinstated him back to his former position. This development came shortly after efforts to reverse the impeachment of the former Iroju, degenerated into a free-for-all battle in the House. Iroju, who represented Odigbo Constituency 1, at a plenary session, was on Tuesday removed by 18 out of the 22 lawmakers who sat and presented their signatures to the Speaker, Mr. Bamidele Oleyelogun. He was subsequently replaced with Bimbo Fajolu…

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