Robbers storm company, tie up sleeping policemen, guards

Two policemen, a sergeant and an inspector, have been detained for sleeping on duty and losing their rifles to armed robbers. The two policemen, who were attached to a biscuit company at Apapa Wharf, Lagos were attacked at the company’s premise, while sleeping. The robbers, after beating the policemen black and blue, left with their service rifles. The attack on the company was the second. The robbers, who attacked the policemen with an iron rod, also beat up the company’s private security guards and driver. The incident happened on March…

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Inflation down to 17.2 % –NBS

For the second month in a row, the Consumer Price Index (CPI) which measures inflation dropped to 17.26 per cent in March, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) confirmed yesterday. Inflation rate was 17.78 percent in February. The agency attributed the slow pace in price movement to effects of stabilizing prices in already high food and non-food prices as well as favourable base effects over 2016 prices. NBS in addition, cited early effects of a strengthened naira in the foreign exchange rate market as a reason for slow pace in…

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Zenith Bank Basketball: Ekiti, Oluyole, Coal City in relegation battle

The seeds are being separated from whiffs at the ongoing Zenith Women’s Basketball League in Abuja Although relatively new comers, Ekiti, Oluyole and Coal City Queens are gradually making impacts in the league with victories recorded yesterday, this may not be enough to keep them in the division. The other teams that might not survive relegation are Taraba Hurricanes, Zamfara Babes and Plateau Rocks. In some matches decided yesterday, Plateau Rocks recorded their first victory by beating Taraba 67-20 points; Delta Force outpointed Zamfara by 50-24 while Oluyole also defeated…

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Confusion over Buhari’s appointment of Mukoro as board chair

There was confusion within the leadership of the All Progressives Congress( APC) inDeltaStateyesterday, following the appointment of Prof. Saliba Mukoro, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and an aide to Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, as the board chairman of French Language Centre in Lagos. A member of the state executive of the APC, who spoke with our correspondent on the development, but who did not want his name in print, described the appointment of Mukoro as not only devastating to APC in Delta, but had also caused serious confusion…

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Don offers hope for Schistosomiasis patients

A Professor of Public Health Parasitology at the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB), Professor Sammy Sam-Wobo has affirmed that the risk of Schistosomiasis transmission was still high among school children living close to dams and water reservoirs and urged health managers to control and eradicate the scourge. Schistosomiasis, also known as snail fever and bilharzia, is a disease caused by parasitic flatworms called schistosomes. The urinary tract or the intestines may be infected. Signs and symptoms may include abdominal pain, diarrhoea, bloody stool, or blood in the urine while…

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Britain, France and Biafra

Two noteworthy groups have emerged on the scene since this Biafra agitation reached its present crescendo. They are those who believe the agitator’s ambition is not achievable and those who are already envious of its success. A lot belong to the later, those afraid of the Biafra project succeeding. It’s against this backdrop that I feel it would be a huge disservice to allow two senior foreign diplomats go unchallenged for injudiciously hauling themselves into the domestic matter of our country. The British and French envoys in Nigeria recently forgot…

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Ericsson: Nigeria positioned to become digital economy

Nigeria has what it takes to transform fully into a digital economy, global Information and Communication Technology (ICT) firm, Ericsson, has said. Speaking with New Telegraph in chat in Lagos, Vice President, Head of Customer Unit and Managing Director, Ericsson Nigeria, Mr. Rutger Reman, said the country has become central to the entire African market such that a progress or otherwise recorded in Nigeria will “surely have serious implications on the entire African economy.” According to him, to achieve the desired economic digitisation, there is a need for the regulator…

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Husband seeks divorce over wife’s refusal to cook

A farmer, Ebenezer Alegbeleye, yesterday asked an Ikole Ekiti Magistrates’ Court to dissolve his 15-year-old marriage to his wife, Modupe, over her refusal to cook for him. The plaintiff told the court that he had been cooking his food for some time now without any assistance from his wife. He said: “I will return from the farm, peel the yam, pound it and fetch drinking water myself, while my wife watches me do all that without assisting me.” Alegbeleye said he could not continue to stay under the same roof…

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Otodo Gbame: Court declines jurisdiction on application for contempt

A Lagos High Court sitting in Igbosere, Lagos, yesterday dismissed a contempt application filed by some displaced residents of Lagos waterfront settlements against principal officials of the state government over alleged disobedience of court order on the demolition of shanties and illegal structures. Some residents Otodo Gbame area of Ilado in Lekki, numbering about 33, had filed the contempt application against Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, the state’s Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Adeniji Kazeem; Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Mr. Wasiu Anifowoshe and the Commissioner of Police…

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