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Alcoholism, not indecent dressing, causes rape – Vivour-Adeniyi

As many concerned people and organisations continue to raise concern over the rising incidence of rape in the country, the Coordinator of the Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Team, Mrs. Titilola Vivour-Adeniyi, says efforts of the group have begun to yield fruits. On the research that the DSVRT …

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22 Niger soldiers killed in attack on refugee camp

No fewer than 22 soldiers were killed in Niger on Thursday when unknown assailants attacked a camp for Malian refugees, the West African nation's Prime Minister, Brigi Rafini, said.

The camp's residents are Malians who fled to neighbouring Niger after Islamist militants, some with links to al Qaeda, seized Mali's …

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NDLEA seizes N10.7 bn illicit drugs, arrests 7 suspects in Edo

The Edo Command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has confiscated illicit drugs valued at over N10.7 billion in Benin.

The State Commander of the Agency, Mr Buba Wakawa, told the News Agency of Nigeria on Friday in Benin, that seven suspects were arrested in connection with …

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JTF foils kidnap attempt, arrests 5 militant suspects

Troops of the Joint Military Force (JTF) deployed to the Niger Delta Operation Delta Safe, have foiled a kidnap attempt, freed two victims and arrested five suspected militants in multiple operations, according to a statement.

The statement, signed by Lt.-Cdr. Thomas Otuji, Deputy Spokesman, JTF, issued on Friday in …

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World Bank partners Adamawa to spend $7.5m on agriculture

The Adamawa Government on Friday said it would partner the World Bank to spend 7.5 million dollars (about N3.54 billion) to fund agriculture programmes in the state.

The state's Commissioner for Agriculture and Natural Resources, Mr Waziri Ahmadu, said this at the commencement of training for staff and …

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Merkel heads to Africa; to hold talks with Buhari, others on terrorism

German Chancellor Angela Merkel embarks Sunday on a visit to three African countries before hosting leaders from Chad and Nigeria for talks in Berlin, as she seeks ways to stem a migrant influx to Europe.

"The well-being of Africa is in Germany's interest," Merkel said in an interview ahead of …

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Dariye’s defection criminal, unconstitutional – PDP

Dariye in a letter to the Senate, read by President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki, at plenary few weeks ago, announced his defection to the APC.

"All this while, we knew he is PDP in the day time, but APC at night; so, we were not surprised when he …

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Avoid escalation of N-Delta militancy, NASS tells Buhari

THE two chambers of the National Assembly have told President Muhammadu Buhari to engage in meaningful and inclusive dialogue with the aggrieved Niger Delta militants to avoid an escalation of the militancy in the region.

The House, in a motion by the Deputy House Leader, Buba Jibrin, concurred with the …

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Ekiti Assembly suspends member for disloyalty

Ekiti State House of Assembly, yesterday, suspended its embattled former Chairman, House Committee on Information, Olugboyega Aribisogan, for 180 legislative days and also banished him from within one kilometre radius of the Assembly complex.

Responding to the allegations against him, the embattled lawmaker, described his suspension as "a confirmation of …

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Ijaw youths, women protest EFCC’s alleged harassment of Patience Jonathan

HUNDREDS of Ijaw youths and women, yesterday, took to the streets of Yenagoa, the state capital, in a peaceful protest against the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, over what they described as the "continuous and constant harassment" of the former First Family.

The busy Sani Abacha expressway was locked …

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INEC issues Certificate of Return to Obaseki

THE Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has presented a Certificate of Return to the Edo State governor-elect, Mr Godwin Obaseki and his Deputy, Philip Shuaibu.

In his address, the Resident Electoral Commissioner, Mr Sam Olumekun, who described the election as historic in the life of INEC and Edo people said …

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No potable water for 57m Nigerians —OXFAM

Oxfam Head of Programme in Nigeria, Constant Tchona, yesterday, disclosed that over 57 million Nigerians lacked access to safe or clean water.

Tchona, who spoke at the commissioning of Tyowanye Motorised Water Scheme, implemented by Oxfam in Nigeria with support from Guinness Nigeria, in Buruku Local Government Area of Benue …

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Probe panel on Jang’s govt begins sitting; receives 105 memos

The Judicial Commission of Inquiry set up by the Governor of Plateau State, Mr. Simon Lalong, to investigate the financial activities of the government of the state from May 29, 2007 to May 29, 2015 has commenced sitting in Jos.

At the inaugural public sitting held yesterday, Chairman of the …

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RECESSION: FG flags off 4-day training programme for SSE

THE Federal Government has flagged off a four-day entrepreneurial training programme for Small Scale Enterprises, SSE, as part of efforts towards tackling the economic recession in the country.

Flagging off the programme with the theme Training the Trainers in Asaba, Delta State, Director-General, National Directorate of Employment, Mr Kunle Obayan …

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