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AGF receives 8,000 criminal case files from police

The Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (SAN), said this at an international workshop to examine the role of the judiciary in the fight against corruption in Abuja on Monday.

Malami said that the Act which prohibits policemen who were non-lawyers from prosecuting criminal cases had placed the responsibilities on …

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Alvan Ikoku FCE closed indefinitely over students’ protest

The management of Alvan Ikoku Federal Collage of Education, Owerri, has announced the indefinite closure of the institution following a protest by the students on Monday.

“We have approved an indefinite closure of AICE following today’s students’ protest and we have directed that every student should vacate the school …

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Buhari meets David Mark, Nnamani, others

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday engaged in a series of meetings with some former leaders of the National Assembly at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Some of those who met with the President behind closed doors were two former Presidents of the Senate, David Mark and Ken Nnamani as well as …

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Court to hear Saraki’s appeal on October 6

The Court of Appeal on Monday in Abuja adjourned until October 6 to hear an appeal filed by the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, challenging his criminal trial at the Code of Conduct Tribunal.

“We shall at this juncture be urging your Lordships to adjourn hearing on this appeal after you …

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Fifa secures new World Cup sponsor

Fifa, which has struggled to find commercial partners since it was battered by a corruption scandal last year, named a Russian bank as its first regional World Cup sponsor.

The global soccer body on Monday said Alfa Bank would “activate sponsorship initiatives” around the 2018 World Cup, which is being …

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Hull City defender, Odubajo, out for six months

Hull defender Moses Odubajo will miss the first half of his club’s return to the Premier League after being ruled out for six months with a knee ligament injury.

The 22-year-old had played a significant role in Hull’s promotion back to the English top flight via the Championship …

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Kidnapping: Lagos places security agencies on red alert

The Lagos State Government on Monday assured residents of the State that it was working hard in conjunction with security agencies to address the recent cases of kidnapping and armed robberies in some parts of the State, just as it disclosed that security intelligence has revealed useful leads towards identifying …

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Militants blow up two more oil facilities in Delta

SUSPECTED militants in a twin attack, Monday morning, bombed two oil installations belonging to an oil exploration company, near Batan community in Delta State.

Details of the incident were sketchy, but locals said the explosions occurred at about 12.05 am on Monday. The double strike came as Niger Delta …

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Tougher times for consumers as inflation hits 16.5%

The National Bureau of Statistics on Monday released the Consumer Price Index which measures inflation stating that the country’s inflation rate has risen from 15.6 per cent in May to 16.5 per cent in June.

“The Headline index increased by 16.5 per cent (year-on-year), 0.9 …

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1 dies, 10 hospitalised, as Anambra marks houses for demolition

  • Nnewi—A middle aged woman (names withheld) reportedly slumped and died in Ugwuachalla Ikenga village, Ogidi, Idemili North Local Government Area, Anambra State, when Physical Planning Board, ANSPPB, marked her house for demolition, weekend.

  • Ten others are also said to be hospitalised following the storming of the areas by officials …

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Army kills 11 bandits, cattle rustlers in Borno

Abuja—NIGERIAN Army yesterday said its troops in training exercise code named “Exercise Harbin Kunama”, to mark the 2016 NADCEL, on patrol of the forests in Zamfara State, killed 11 armed bandits and cattle rustlers.

  • This came as a patrol team of 157 Task Force Battalion, 7 Brigade, killed a …

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How Lagos monarch was kidnapped— wife

  • LAGOS—Nofisat, wife of the 73-year-old abducted Lagos monarch, Oba Yushau Oseni, Oniba Ibaland, yesterday, said the Oba was kidnapped at about 8p.m.

  • It was gathered that over 15 mask-wearing gunmen stormed the town. While six of the kidnappers entered the palace, others stood at strategic locations, including the …

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Naira depreciates as $697m forwards mature this week

  • Interbank interest rate hit 22%

  • We don’t run any business — AMCON

  • The naira depreciated in all the segments of the foreign exchange market last week due to shortage of dollars.

  • Last week the naira depreciated in the interbank spot market by Seven percent to N283.37 per dollar from …

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Oil Wells: Niger Delta lawmakers insist on 65% ownership

PIBOWERRI—To facilitate development in the Niger Delta region, South-East and South South lawmakers have called on the Federal Government to review the ownership structure of oil wells in the country to allow for 65 per cent ownership by the people of the region.

  • The lawmakers also condemned the criminal …

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Robber slumps after being hit with own charm

  • LAGOS—A member of a four-man robbery gang, Nnamdi Onu, passed out when he was hit with the charm he prepared for victims.

  • His gang specialised in attacking commuters at Anthony Bus Stop in Lagos State, disposing them of cash and valuables.

  • Onu and members of his gang stormed the …

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