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Badoo members break pastor’s head with mortar

Samson Folarin A minister with the Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries, Wale Solomon, is battling for his life in an undisclosed hospital on the Lagos Island after he was allegedly attacked by some cult members suspected to be Badoo. PUNCH Metro gathered that the father of three was sleeping with his family in their […]
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Drama as woman cuts off neighbour’s tongue
Mon, 09 Oct 2017 03:23:05 +0200
Afeez Hanafi Alhaji Abass Street, Ogudu, Lagos State, has turned into a theatre of the absurd after a 29-year-old resident, identified simply as Biodun, allegedly cut off the tongue of her confidant, Babangida Sulyman. It was learnt that 23-year-old Babangida...
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Lawmaker thrown out of plenary over indecent dressing
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 15:03:22 +0200
A Kenyan lawmaker known as Elizabeth Nyawira was on Tuesday kicked out of the plenary session over indecent dressing. According to Kenyan’s Dailypost, she was walked out of the assembly by the Deputy speaker who claimed that Nyawira’s dressing...
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Why I celebrated my birthday with biscuits –Funmi Awelewa
Sun, 15 Oct 2017 01:05:31 +0200
Tofarati Ige and Olushola Ricketts Pretty actress, Funmi Awelewa, aka Morili sneh, celebrated her birthday during the week and many expected her to pull all the stops in making it a remarkable affair. But the soft-spoken thespian shocked not a few when...
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Lagos resident leads gang to rob, kill neighbour
Fri, 13 Oct 2017 03:27:56 +0200
Afeez Hanafi The police in Lagos are on the trail of one Chinedu, a resident of Ayobo, Lagos State, who led a six-man gang to rob his neighbour. The victim was shot dead in the operation. However, two members of the gang – Tobi Michael, 22, and 19-year-old...
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VP Boakai, Weah lead in Liberia provisional result
Thu, 12 Oct 2017 23:22:41 +0200
The Liberian electoral body has just released provisional results of Tuesday’s presidential and House of Representatives elections. The result was from some polling centres across the country. Though no winner has yet to emerge, Vice President Joseph...
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137th IPU: Saraki leads NASS delegation to Russia
Thu, 12 Oct 2017 19:52:48 +0200
A delegation of the National Assembly to the 137th Inter-Parliamentary Union Assembly, led by President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki, departed Nigeria on Thursday to St. Petersburg, Russia, for the session. The Chief Press Secretary to Saraki, Mr Sanni...
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2019: May Buhari not contest
Thu, 12 Oct 2017 01:05:06 +0200
Abimbola Adelakun My prayer for Nigeria is that President Muhammadu Buhari will not contest another presidential election in 2019. I hope when the time comes, he will do the noblest thing: Thank Nigerians for giving him a chance to serve, allow the transition...
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Reps to probe alleged importation of GM maize
Wed, 11 Oct 2017 15:21:14 +0200
The House of Representatives on Wednesday resolved to investigate the alleged importation of seven ship-loads of Genetically Modified maize by Olam Group into the country. This was sequel to a unanimous adoption of a motion by Rep. Kingsley Onwubuariri...
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Travel Massive holds tourism stakeholders hangout October 21
Wed, 11 Oct 2017 01:10:52 +0200
Travel  Massive, Lagos Chapter has announced a hangout event where travel innovators and changemakers will meet to create connections and share ideas about the travel and tourism industry in Nigeria. Travel Massive is a global travel community that connects...
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Firm to invest $13m in Okitipupa Oil Palm Company
Tue, 10 Oct 2017 15:44:11 +0200
A multinational oil company, Victory Crystal Investment, says it will invest $13m to resuscitate the moribund Okitipupa Oil Palm in Okitipupa, Ondo State. Victory Crystal Investment is a subsidiary of Victory Group which is into agriculture, energy, construction,...
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NIPOST reintroduces money order, begins electronic mail tracking
Tue, 10 Oct 2017 04:13:27 +0200
Everest Amaefule, Abuja The Nigerian Postal Service on Monday announced a series of products and projects aimed at reviving the postal system and increasing the organisation’s patronage. One of the new products announced by the Postmaster General of...
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FirstBank, NESG collaborate on economic summit
Tue, 10 Oct 2017 03:11:35 +0200
’Femi Asu FirstBank of Nigeria Limited says it has collaborated with the Nigerian Economic Summit Group to host the 23rd Nigerian Economic Summit, which will highlight the significant role of public-private sector dialogue in national transformation....
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[BREAKING] Kachikwu’s allegations: Senate probes NNPC boss
Wed, 04 Oct 2017 13:43:38 +0200
Leke Baiyewu, Abuja The Senate has set up a panel to probe the Group Managing Director of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation, Dr. Maikanti Baru, over allegations made against him in a petition to President Muhammadu Buhari by the Minister of State...
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Caution your officers, Lagos lawyer urges IG
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 04:52:22 +0200
Oluwatosin Omojuyigbe A Lagos-based lawyer, Kayode Fasetire has urged the Insepector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, to call to order some of his officers who are allegedly frustrating a court order. According to Kayode who is counsel to Redorn Realtors...
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Jegede hails CJN’s anti-corruption committee
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 04:49:39 +0200
A former Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice in Ondo State, Mr. Eyitayo Jegede (SAN), has lauded the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, for the recently inaugurated Anti-Corruption Cases Trial Monitoring Committee headed by retired...
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