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Benin Crown Prince concludes traditional rites

Benin Traditional Council declared Wednesday that His Royal Highness, Crown Prince (Amb) Eheneden Erediauwa, Edaiken N’Uselu has successfully performed all the required traditional rites including Emwinekhuan (the Royal funeral rites).

The Iyase of Benin Kingdom, Chief Sam Igbe, who made the announcement at the palace, explained that the conclusion …

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Don’t impeach Buhari, Anenih warns PDP lawmakers

Former Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Peoples Democratic Party, Chief Tony Anenih, has warned members of the party in the National Assembly not to contemplate removing President Muhammadu Buhari from office.

He also asked the Chairman of the party’s National Caretaker Committee, Sen. Ahmed Makarfi, to …

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Iheanacho given green light for City’s China trip

Iheanacho has been given the green light to take part in Manchester City’s pre-season tour of China. Despite reports Iheanacho would not be able to travel to Asia due to visa issues, the highly-rated 19-year-old was named in City’s squad on Wednesday.

Iheanacho will now have a chance …

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Melaye: Lagos lawmakers besiege APC secretariat

Members of the Lagos State House of Assembly on Wednesday besieged the National Secretariat of the All Progressives Congress, to protest against Senator Dino Melaye.

The group of peaceful protesters, who were led by the Deputy Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Mr. Wasiu Sani, said they were at …

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NDLEA impounds 1.5 tons of hemp

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, Seme Command, said it impounded 1,457 tons of ‘Cannabis Sativa,’ also known as Indian Hemp between January to June, 2016.

The NDLEA Commander, Mr Odotong Essien, told the News Agency of Nigeria on Wednesday in Badagry that a total of 21 suspects were …

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NSE market indices shed 0.94%

The market capitalisation, which opened at N9.784 trillion, shed N92 billion or 0.94 per cent to close at N9.692 trillion.

Total trailed with a loss of N2 to close at N180, while Stanbic lost 72k to close at N14.20 per share.

Skye Bank increased by 6k …

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Odigie-Oyegun to attend 2016 US Democratic National Convention

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun will attend the 2016 International Leaders Forum (ILF) during the United States Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania scheduled for July 25-28, 2016.

This follows the National Chairman acceptance of an invitation by the President of the National …

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Stephen Keshi for burial July 29

A new date for the funeral rites of the late former Super Eagles Coach, Stephen Keshi, has been fixed for July 29, 2016.

The Delta State Commissioner for Information, Mr Patrick Ukah, revealed that the ceremonies will hold between July 28 and July 31, 2016.

Burial activities for the former …

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Woman jailed 14 years for killing her children

A German woman was on Wednesday sentenced to 14 years in jail for manslaughter of four of her new-born children, months after the remains of eight babies were discovered in her home.

The father of the 45-year-old woman’s children was released without charges as a result of insufficient evidence …

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City Omit Iheanacho from Tour

City blocked Nigeria’s attempts to include Iheanacho in their Olympic squad, with Guardiola insisting on the striker joining him for pre season, rather than taking part in the Rio Games.

Meanwhile, Zlatan Ibrahimovic will miss Manchester United’s pre-season tour of China as the Sweden striker takes an extended …

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FG plans massive revolution in NIPOST

The Minister of Communication, Mr. Adebayo Shittu, who gave this cheering insight at a function in Abuja recently, said that NIPOST would cease to be a conservative agency as it is presently and become a service oriented conglomerate, capable of competing with its peers across the globe.

Shittu, who was …

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Hope for justice for Ige, Dikibo

Reports have it that President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Acting Inspector General of Police, Mr Ibrahim Idris, to dust the abandoned murder case-files of late prominent political leaders, Chief Bola Ige (SAN) and Chief Aminasoari Dikibo.

Ige was the Attorney General and Minister of Justice when he was gruesomely …

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How Olalekan Ogunranti was murdered by scammers

The mutilated body of late Olalekan Ogunranti, kidnapped on May 16 by gunmen in Osun State was recovered by policemen at Ibukun River in Ibukun Local Government Area of the state.

Police said Asimiyu Agboola, Adesina Muyideen, Ramoni Afolabi, Akeem Akorede and Coker Daniel confessed that they kidnapped, killed and …

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NDDC Ag MD tasks stakeholders on N-Delta devt

PORT Acting Managing Director, Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, Mrs Ibim Semenitari, has called for synergy among stakeholders to tackle the challenges of underdevelopment in the region.

Speaking in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, at the opening of a one-day forum of Partners for Sustainable Development, Mrs Semenitari said partnering was …

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Police to re-arraign suspects in Bola Ige’s case

There are strong indications that the police will re-arraign suspects who were earlier arrested and detained in connection with the murder of a former Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Chief Bola Ige.

Sources said the IG wanted to demonstrate that the police could resolve all previously …

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