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EFCC recovers over 1bn naira in S-South

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commissions, EFCC, said it has recovered over 1 billion naira within seven months in the South-South States.

The commission disclosed this in Port Harcourt, weekend, during a protest by the Coalition of Civil Rights Organisations, Concern Youths and the Ijaw Nation Worldwide on the probe …

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Greenland militant group gives fresh notice to oil multinationals, army

Greenland Justice Mandate, NDGJM, the only militant group in the Niger Delta that blatantly refused to honor the 60-day ceasefire between militants and Federal Government, which the Niger Delta Avengers, NDA, frustratingly broke, last Friday, served a fresh notice, yesterday, (Monday) on the Nigerian Army and oil multinationals to watch …

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“I am hale, hearty, and alive”, Dangote debunks death rumours

Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote has debunked rumours making the rounds that he has passed on.

The report reported that the industrialist died after a short illness in Germany.

The billionaire reacted to the rumours in a tweet on Sunday afternoon.

“I am hale, hearty and alive. Please disregard …

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Jonathan disagrees with Buhari over railway achievement

Former President Goodluck Jonathan on Monday disagreed with President Muhammadu Buhari over claims by him (Buhari) that he inherited “no light, bad roads and no railway.”

Buhari, while briefing Nigerians in the United States last week, had said he met nothing on the ground after he took over as the …

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MEND slams N-Delta leaders, Avengers for shunning summit, restarting bombing

THE Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta, MEND,‎ came hard on the Pan-Delta Coastal States Consultative Forum, led by former Federal Commissioner for Information, Chief Edwin Clark, for rejecting the Niger Delta Summit proposed by the Federal Government.

"MEND also condemns in very strong terms the unstable, destructive …

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More soldiers killed, wounded by Boko Haram in Maiduguri encounter

Barely 24 hours afer the Nigerian Army announced the death of 4 soldiers and 22 terrorists in a clash in Borno, anothèr officer and 3 soldiers have been killed and 16 soldiers wounded after a fierce fight in Maiduguri.

A statement from Army headquarters detailing the confrontations said, "Today, troops …

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ASUP flays move to reduce lecturers’ retirement age

ACADEMIC Staff Union of Polytechnics, ASUP, has condemned moves by some state governments in the country to reduce the retirement age of polytechnic lecturers from 65 to 60 years.

Speaking during the 85th National Executive Council meeting of ASUP, at Delta State Polytechnic, Ozoro, National President of the union, Dutse …

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Edo decides: APC, PDP in allegations, counter-allegations

THE ruling APC and PDP were, weekend, locked in allegations and counter-allegations against each other over moves to rig the Wednesday governorship election and urged the security agencies to up their game to ensure credible and peaceful poll.

We are informed that this was done in furtherance of a plan …

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FG deploys 200 Mopols, others to secure Bama

The Federal government yesterday deployed about 200 Mobile Policemen (MOPOLs) and other para-military personnel to Bama town, Bama local government area of Borno State to restore civil authority in the town.

Borno State governor, Kashim Shettima at his temporary office in Bama, yesterday who disclosed this while welcoming the officers …

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Recession: Not so, Mr Vice President

The Vice President and the head of the Federal Government's Economic Management Team (EMT), Prof Yemi Osinbajo, was recently quoted as saying: "If we did not have vandalism in the Niger Delta as we are currently suffering, we will not have this recession today."

Consequently, whenever the global economy shrinks …

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Resist election rigging, protect your votes, Ize-Iyamu tells Edo people

The Edo PDP governorship candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu has advised Edo people and other eligible voters to protect their votes and resist by all means possible any attempt by the APC, security agencies and other institutions to manipulate the governorship election scheduled for Wednesday.

He also advised the electorate not …

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Traders petition govt over eviction threat by developers, landlords

Traders and other occupants of a four-storey building at Idumota Market, Lagos Island have called on the Lagos State government to stop their forcible eviction from their offices by a developer, Messres Bashiar Estate Limited.

They also alleged that the developer of the structure situated at 61, Desomu/20 Obun-Eko …

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We have curtailed cholera outbreak in Lagos — Idris

Jide Idris has assured that last week's outbreak of cholera in Isolo Local Council Development Area, LCDA, of the state has been successfully curtailed, noting that no new case or death had been recorded.

Idris, who said several of those earlier admitted to hospitals for treatment, have been discharged, however …

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