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Minister seeks release of students, teachers in captivity

The Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, has appealed to armed groups holding abducted students and teachers to release the captives, who he described as innocent casualties of armed insurgency. He made the appeal in a statement commemorating the first International Day for the Protection of Education from Attack, made available to newsmen by the […]

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FG, resident doctors reach truce

The National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) came under fire yesterday, as the Federal Government expressed its displeasure over the ongoing strike by the doctors, despite meeting six out if its demands and the remaining two at advanced stages of implementation. This came as the association and government reached an Understanding that NARD would consult […]

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PTAD pays pensioners N96bn in 12 months

The Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate (PTAD) said it has paid over N96 billion between July 2019 and August 2020 to pensioners across all operational departments. It also said it had paid over N77 billion as monthly pensions to 244,643 pensioners as at July 2020, 87,842 pensioners were paid N19 billion as arrears and gratuities and […]

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NSCDC officer kills man in Abia

…police shoot at protesting youths An officer of the Akwa Ibom State command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), has allegedly a man, Mr. Onyekachi Nwogu. The victim was said to be in front of his compound at Umuokoro, Umuokpo village on Aba-Ikot Ekpene Road Aba, Abia State, when he was hit […]

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Yahoo: EFCC arrests brothers, others, recovers cars

Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibadan zonal office, yesterday arrested two pairs of brothers – Ayoola Timilehin and Olusola Timilehin as well as Oladayo Fayemi and Tolulope Fayemi – for internet fraud. The commission also arrested three other suspected internet fraudsters otherwise called Yahoo Boys. They are Temitope Kumuyi, Babatunde Oyelakin and Olanrewaju Ibrahim. […]

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Police tortured my husband to death –Widow

A housewife has accused the police at the Zone 2 Command, Lagos, of torturing her 38-year-old husband, Yemi Taiwo, to death. Taiwo was being detained at the Zone 2 Command after he was arrested for allegedly planning to abduct the monarch of Isiu town in the Ikorodu area of Lagos. The deceased, a land agent, […]

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GText targets 25,000 green, smart homes

A real estate firm, Gtext Homes Limited, said it was planning to build 25,000 Green and Smart homes, between this year and 2035. The Gtext CEO, Stephen Akintayo, disclosed this at the launch of the Jasper Gardenia Estate at Ibeju Lekki. A few days before the launch, Gtext homes unveiled its operations to run virtually […]

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Flood: NEWMAP resettles 900 victims in Ebonyi

Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Maintenance Project (NEWMAP), Ebonyi State, yesterday said it had resettled 900 flood victims in Abakaliki Capital City. The agency also said it had created over 1,500 direct and indirect jobs in the state since 2013 when it came into the state to intervene in flood. Its Programme Coordinator, Philip Echiegu, disclosed […]

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Five get death sentence for abducting, killing oil worker

A Rivers State High Court has sentenced five people to death by hanging for the kidnapping and murder of Anthony Okoro. The victim was working with the Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) before he was murdered. The presiding judge, Justice George Omereji, ruled that the evidence and exhibits tendered before the court showed that the […]

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Group to S’East Govs: Emulate S’West, give us a regional security outfit

An Igbo socio-cultural group, Umuigbo Unity Forum (UUF) has called on the governors of the South-East to live up to their responsibility to the people of the region by unapologetically pursuing measures that would protect residents of the South-East. The group, however, urged the governors to emulate the courage and coordination of the governors of […]