N15.2bn petrol racket: NNPC fires three directors

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) yesterday struck its retail directorates, which had  been neck-deep in the N15.2 billion missing Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) also known as petrol, sacking three directors and deploying four others.The corporation, which had earlier promised measures to achieve full recovery of over 130 mil   lion litres of petrol, worth N15.162 billion based on N116.63 per litre ex-depot price from Capital Oil and Gas Limited, had      prom ised to punish its staff involved in the missing fuel racket. The product, stored in the facilities of two indigenous…

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Gunmen kill policemen, two community leaders in Lagos

The Lagos State Police Command on Thursday confirmed the killing of three of its men and two community leaders by unidentified gunmen at Oko-Asagun village in Ibeju Lekki Local Government Area of Lagos. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) learnt that the gunmen also abducted four staff of two telecommunication companies. The Lagos Police Command’s Police Public Relations Officer, Olarinde Famous-Cole, who confirmed the incident, said the policemen killed were taken by surprise. Famous-Cole said the command was after the suspected gunmen, assuring that measures would be taken to ensure…

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Army, police in bloody clash

Three policemen, 1 soldier killed in shootout Security operatives, civilians injured     At least, three antiriot policemen and one soldier were killed and many others wounded on both sides when members of the two security forces engaged in a shootout in Damaturu, the Yobe State capital, yesterday. Four policemen are battling for life at the General Sani Abacha Hospital in Damaturu while those injured were receiving treatment at the hospital. The corpses of the security agents who died in the clash were deposited at the State Specialists’ Hospital in…

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Corps member dies of heart failure in Sokoto

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A National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) member, Anthony Ochai, from Benue State, has died of heart failure in Sokoto State. The state’s NYSC Coordinator, Alhaji Musa Abubakar, disclosed this in Sokoto yesterday, during the passing out ceremony of 1,411 corps members deployed to the state under the 2016 batch ”A”, Stream One. He said: “The late corps member was serving at the Government Secondary School, Tsamaye, Sabon-Birni Local Government in the state. “The deceased was resting after a football match between the various batches of the scheme, suddenly he just…

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Xenophobia: FG condemns renewed attacks on Nigerians

Senior Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, yesterday condemned the latest attacks on Nigerians in South Africa, describing it as pathetic. Dabiri-Erewa in a statement issued by her Special Adviser, Media, Abdur- Balogun, said: “This renewed attacks and killing of Nigerians is pathetic coming after a high level, successful meetings by both the executive and Legislative arms of government.” The Presidential aide, called on South Africa to show the political will to deal with the issue by at least punishing culprits, lamenting that no…

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Corps member dies of heart failure in Sokoto

  A Corps member, Anthony Ochai, from Benue State, has died of heart failure in Sokoto, the State NYSC Coordinator, Alhaji Musa Abubakar, has said. Abubakar made the disclosure in Sokoto on Friday, during the passing out ceremony of 1,411 corps members deployed to the state under the 2016 batch ”A”, Stream One. He said: “The late corps member was serving at the Government Secondary School, Tsamaye, Sabon-Birni Local Government in the state. “The deceased was resting after a football match between the various batches of the scheme, suddenly he…

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Nigerians killed in S’African mob attack

  After weeks of assault on Nigerians, which led to destruction of property and severe injuries, aggrieved South Africans have finally killed two Nigerians. While Martins Cobham, Nigerian High Commissioner to South Africa, confirmed the death of a Nigerian mechanic identified as Razak Ajao, Ralph Nwachukwu, a Nigerian in South Africa, said another Nigerian was also killed on Thursday. Both incidents happened in Polokwane, Limpopo Province. “I can confirm that a Nigerian, Razak Ajao, an auto mechanic was killed and four others injured during a mob attack against foreigners in…

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Court remands varsity CMD, four others in prison for alleged N85m scam

Justice I. E. Ekwo of the Federal High Court sitting in Calabar, Cross Rivers State has remanded the Chief Medical Director of University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, Prof. Thomas. U. Agan, two other staff of the University and promoters of two companies in prison custody. This followed their arraignment on Monday by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on a five-count charge bordering on alleged conspiracy, bid rigging, abuse of office and breach of due process contrary to the Procurement Act of 2007. Two other staff of the Teaching Hospital…

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Rights group tasks IG over Pierre Cardin CEO’s murder

The Crusader for Justice (CJF), a Non-governmental Organisation and Human Rights group, has petitioned the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris over the murder of the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Pierre Cardin, a foremost fabrics designer label in Nigeria, Chief Innocent Ofojee, calling for speedy investigations into the matter. The group, in a strongly worded petition dated March 20, 2017, a copy of which was made available to the Sunday Telegraph, alleged that some close associates of the late fashion designer and four others may have had a hand in…

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