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Budget padding: DSS lacks rights to investigate reps, says Falana

Human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), added his voice to the call for investigation and prosecution of federal lawmakers involved in the padding of the 2016 budget, but said the Department of State Service lacked both the moral and legal rights to carry out the probe. He cited as …

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Kogi jailbreak : Two robbery convicts among inmates on the run

Two armed robbery convicts and 11 awaiting trial suspects were among the 13 inmates who escaped from Koton Karfe prison in Kogi in the early hours of Saturday. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) learnt that the inmates in one of the cells in the prison dug a big hole …

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Ribery called to order by Bayern over Guardiola attacks

French forward Franck Ribery has been called to order by Bayern Munich over his criticism of the club’s former coach Pep Guardiola as well as his conduct on the pitch. Ribery, currently with Bayern on their pre-season tour of the United States, has described Guardiola as inexperienced and repeatedly …

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Withdraw military from Ijaw land, Clark, others tell FG

Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State; elder statesmen, Chief Edwin Clark; and some prominent leaders including traditional rulers of the Ijaw nation drawn from the seven Niger Delta states, on Saturday, met in Warri, Delta State, over the resurgence of militancy in the region. At the meeting, which was convened …

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13 inmates escape from Kogi prison

Thirteen inmates have escaped from the Koton-Karfi Medium Prison along Opareke in Kogi State. SUNDAY PUNCH gathered that the prison officials on duty opened some of the cells for the inmates to come out for their normal morning activities, only for the inmates to pull a section of the prison …

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Budget padding: DSS, Police get Buhari’s nod on probes

There are strong indications that the police and Department of State Services have received the backing of President Muhammadu Buhari, to carry out full investigations into the N480bn budget padding in the House of Representatives. Sunday PUNCH gathered on Saturday that the security agencies had already swung into action by …

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Halima Abubakar under attack over virginity claims

Halima Abubakar ruffled the feathers of her fans last week when she declared that she is a virgin and cannot wait to have kids. The 31-year-old curvy actress made this known on her Instagram page. Some of her fans won’t buy her virginity claims.

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I don’t believe in New Nollywood- Bolanle Ninalowo (Nino B)

At a time when there is a growing debate about new and old Nollywood, fast-rising actor, Bolanle Ninalowo aka Nino B, has shared his thoughts on the issue.For those who don’t know, Old Nollywood is referred to as the era when low quality movies are churned out every …

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Military rains bombs on Ijaw militants in South-West

No fewer than 100 people suspected to be militants have been reportedly killed as the Nigerian military on Saturday continued the aerial bombardment of Fatola, the base of militants and pipeline vandals in the Arepo area of Ogun State. Meanwhile, in an attempt to forestall the spate of militants’ attacks …

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Nigerians will watch Rio Olympics live- Awogu, SuperSport GM

With the Rio Olympics just around the corner, Nigerians, like the rest of the world, are expected to follow the games keenly and pray that their team brings laurels home. We will be paying special focus on the football team because Nigeria is technically a football country and I hope …

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Allegri says absence of star names ‘positive’

Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri believes the absence of the club’s marquee names from their pre-season tour of Asia might prove a blessing in disguise as he prepares the Turin giants for a tilt at an unprecedented sixth straight Serie A title. But Allegri says their absence gave him more …

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Fans lament Iheanacho, Musa’s exclusion from Rio squad

Some soccer fans on Saturday described as regrettable the exclusion of Super Eagles winger, Ahmed Musa and Nigerian Manchester City youngster, Kelechi Iheanacho, from the country’s U-23 squad for the Rio Olympics. Musa has just completed a 16 million pounds move to EPL winner, Leicester, from CSKA Moscow and …

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Manufacturers groan over high exchange rate, epileptic power

The National President of the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria, Dr. Udemba Jacobs, and the Chairman of its Ogun State Chapter, Dr. Wale Adegbite, have identified high exchange rate, epileptic power supply among others, as being responsible for the nation’s stunted economic growth. The duo spoke at the 31st Annual …

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PDP broke into the treasury, emptied it – Oshiomhole

Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State says people of the state will not allow the PDP loot and deplete the state’s treasury the way they depleted the nation’s treasury, calling on people of the state to reject the PDP and its candidate in the governorship election holding on …

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TUC condemns shooting, killing of workers in Nasarawa

Trade Union Congress of Nigeria on Saturday condemned the shooting of workers during a joint visit of the organised labour to Governor Tanko Al-Makura of Nasarawa State in Lafia on Friday. The TUC in a statement by its President, Bobboi Kaigama and Acting Secretary General Simeso Amachre, in Lagos said …

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