Taming the lions from the Villa

T Onwuka Nzeshi he mystical philosopher, Validivar wrote in his book, The Whisperings of Self: “There is no wound as deep as that of a ruptured ego and none that heals more slowly.” It has been many weeks full of drama. Our distinguished parliamentarians had very interesting encounters with men of power from the executive branch of the Federal Government. Two acolytes of President Muhammadu Buhari were special guests at the Red Chamber. One of them was the President’s nominee for the post of Chairman of the Economic and Financial…

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N’Korea ‘ready for nuclear attack’ amid show of force

  North Korea has warned the US not to take provocative action in the region, saying it is “ready to hit back with nuclear attacks”. The comments came as North Korea marked the 105th anniversary of the birth of its founding president, Kim Il-sung. Soldiers, tanks and other military hardware were paraded in Pyongyang in a show of strength on Saturday. It comes amid speculation that the current leader, Kim Jong-un, could order another nuclear test. “We’re prepared to respond to an all-out war with an all-out war,” North Korean…

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Seven herdsmen bag life imprisonment

Falae: I didn’t suffer in vain We are studying judgement –Counsel Herders kill mother of seven, other in Benue   An Ondo State High Court sitting in Akure yesterday sentenced seven herdsmen to life imprisonment for kidnapping Chief Olu Falae, a former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF). The seven convicted persons are Abubakar Auta, Bello Jannu, Umaru Ibarahim, Masahudu Muhammed, Idris Lawal, Abdulkadir Umar and Babawuro Kato. Falae was kidnapped on September 21, 2015 when the herdsmen allegedly invaded his farm in Ilado in Akure North Local…

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Surveyors review guidelines, raise survey fee by 300%

Nigerian Institution of Surveyors (NIS), Lagos State branch, has announced a 300 per cent increase in the cost of land survey, New Telegraph has learnt. The new fee, according to a newly-reviewed guideline released by the group, cut across different zones of the state. Survey plan for a plot of land in Lagos Island, Eti- Osa, and Ikeja, which was formerly N300,000 now costs N1 million. Also, Somolu, Alimoso, Mushin, Agege, Ibeju Lekki, Kosofe, Lagos Mainland, Amuwo Odofin Local Government, which the fee was formerly fixed at N180,000 now goes…

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Four arraigned for kidnapping, murder

Four persons have been arraigned before an Uyo Magistrates’ Court, Akwa Ibom State, for alleged kidnapping and killing Rosemary Friday Jacob. The accused, Friday Frank Obonoh, Anietie Donatus Idong aka Tea boy, Ubong Frank Obonoh and Godwin Etim Jumbo, were brought before Idara Moses of Magistrate’s Court 9 by the police. They are facing a two-count charge bordering on murder and kidnapping, according to the charge no MU/269c/2017. The police prosecutor, Mr. Ekpeni Ajah, informed the court that the accused were involved in the kidnapping and murder of Jacob in…

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