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Military’s unitary constitution created problems for Nigeria – Yoruba leaders
Mon, 21 Aug 2017 07:23:17 +0200
Oladimeji Ramon A group of Yoruba elders on Sunday blamed the socio-economic woes of the country on the 1966 military intervention, particularly the introduction of the unitary constitution in place of the 1963 Constitution. The unitary constitution,...
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Smugglers of imported snakes disappear from custody
Mon, 21 Aug 2017 05:24:09 +0200
Mudiaga Affe, Calabar THE two suspects that were arrested in connection with the smuggling of consignments containing 140 different species of snakes and 660 other animals imported into Nigeria from Cameroon have disappeared from the custody of the Nigerian...
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Ogun couple torture, chain 11- year-old in toilet
Mon, 21 Aug 2017 01:30:05 +0200
Samson Folarin The police in Ogun State have arrested a couple, Chioma and Innocent Anozie, for allegedly torturing an 11-year-old girl, Oluchi, in Ebute, in the Ibafo area of Ogun State. The couple allegedly flogged the victim with ropes, starved her...
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Police detain, arraign cab driver for passenger’s offence
Mon, 21 Aug 2017 01:25:19 +0200
Afeez Hanafi A cab driver, Peter Adeniji, has accused men of the Dopemu Police Station, Lagos State Police Command, of unlawfully detaining and arraigning him for a crime allegedly committed by his passenger. Adeniji is also at loggerheads with the police...
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Gunmen assassinate Ortom’s aide
Mon, 21 Aug 2017 01:22:44 +0200
John Charles, Makurdi Some gunmen on Sunday broke into the residence of the Principal Special Assistant to the Benue State Governor on Knowledge, Economy and Investments, Dr Tavershima Adyorough, and shot him dead. PUNCH Metro learnt that the assailants...
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Graduate defrauds business partners, lavishes proceeds on car, travels
Mon, 21 Aug 2017 01:18:39 +0200
Samson Folarin A graduate, Gladys Assah-Assor, is under investigation by operatives of the Lagos State Police Command for allegedly defrauding her business partners of over N5m. The suspect, who has been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation...
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Dangote driver arraigned for stealing N25m truck
Mon, 21 Aug 2017 01:16:05 +0200
The police have arraigned a 35-year-old driver with Dangote Group Plc, Haruna Bello, before an lkeja Magistrates’ Court for allegedly stealing a truck belonging to the company. The police said Haruna worked with the Dangote Sugar Factory in the Apapa...
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Strike: ASUU zonal leaders meet to discuss FG’s offers today
Mon, 21 Aug 2017 01:13:18 +0200
Adelani Adepegba , Abuja The Academic Staff Union of Universities will meet on Monday (today) to deliberate on the offers made by the Federal Government last Thursday in Abuja. It was gathered on Sunday that the union would meet at zonal levels nationwide,...
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Presidency planning Dasuki treatment for me – Adoke
Mon, 21 Aug 2017 01:11:41 +0200
Eniola Akinkuotu, Abuja The immediate past Attorney General of the Federation, Mohammed Adoke (SAN), says the Presidency is planning to arrest and detain him in perpetuity like the immediate past National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd.), who...
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Command nabs four cattle rustlers
Mon, 21 Aug 2017 01:10:22 +0200
Samuel Awoyinfa, Abeokuta The Ogun State Police Command says it has arrested four cattle rustlers at Orile Igbein, Ofada, in the Obafemi Owode Local Government Area of the state. The command said the suspects– Madu Abuchi, Onyeka Okafor, Francis Onyeka...
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‘Strange disease’ in Kogi is gastroenteritis, says commissioner
Mon, 21 Aug 2017 01:09:40 +0200
Bukola Adebayo and Gbenga Odogun The Kogi State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Saka Audu, has said that the strange disease that has killed 62 persons in the state has been identified to be gastroenteritis. However, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control...
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15 years of talking to the feigned deaf
Mon, 21 Aug 2017 01:08:38 +0200
Economic Renaissance by Henry Boyo 08052201997 Tomorrow, August 22, 2017, will make it 15 years since the advocacy, ceaselessly canvassed in this column, for a payment reform that will regenerate and rapidly propel inclusive economic...
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PDP, APC clash over restructuring
Mon, 21 Aug 2017 01:07:03 +0200
Olusola Fabiyi, Abuja The Peoples Democratic Party and the All Progressives Congress on Sunday disagreed on the clamour by Nigerians for the restructuring of the country. While the PDP expressed its support for restructuring, the APC accused the former...
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Niger parents accuse state of diverting children’s WASSCE fees
Mon, 21 Aug 2017 01:06:40 +0200
Enyioha Opara, Minna There are indications that parents of over 15,000 candidates who sat for this year’s West African Senior School Certificate Examination in Niger State may be planning a showdown with the state government over government’s failure...
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Pro-Sheriff rep rejects amnesty
Mon, 21 Aug 2017 01:05:57 +0200
Alexander Okere, Benin As the national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party continues with efforts to rebuild the party, a member of the House of Representatives, Mr Ehiozuwa  Agbonayinma, has rejected the amnesty offered to him by the Senator...
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Developer to showcase Eko Atlantic City in UK
Mon, 21 Aug 2017 01:05:56 +0200
Maureen Ihua-Maduenyi South Energyx Nigeria Limited, developers of Eko Atlantic City and real estate investment firm, Fine and Country, as well as other stakeholders are partnering to woo investors to Nigeria’s real estate market. The Vice-Chairman...
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Some key issues for President Buhari
Mon, 21 Aug 2017 01:05:42 +0200
Eze Onyekpere; 08127235995 The return of President Muhammadu Buhari to Nigeria after 103 days of medical vacation in London presents an opportunity for a new beginning in his Presidency. The long period of his being away from official...
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Nine reasons to use direct debit for payments
Mon, 21 Aug 2017 01:05:33 +0200
 Nike Popoola As a busy person, you want your clients to pay on time, every time. But late payments do happen, and can count and have a serious impact on your firm’s cash flow situation, not to mention wasting hours of...
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Raw materials’ imports gulp N19.5tn in seven years
Mon, 21 Aug 2017 01:05:30 +0200
Countries such as Nigeria whose economies are based on the exportation of commodities are subject to vagaries of international commodities market. EVEREST AMAEFULE reports that apart from low value addition to exported commodities, Nigeria spends a fortune...
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Redressing injustice in VAT sharing
Mon, 21 Aug 2017 01:05:23 +0200
Figures for this year’s Value Added Tax recently released by the government have once again exposed the contradictions in the Nigerian federation, where states that produce the wealth that sustains the country are hardly appreciated. Just as is the...
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Qatar insists W’Cup preparations not delayed
Mon, 21 Aug 2017 01:05:20 +0200
Qatar’s 2022 World Cup preparations have been inconvenienced but not delayed by the political and economic boycott by its neighbours, the country’s most senior tournament organiser insisted Sunday, AFP reports. Hassan Al-Thawadi, Secretary General...
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How to handle teeth grinding in children
Mon, 21 Aug 2017 01:05:13 +0200
Rotimi Adesanya Child and Public Health Physician 08037202050 Rotimi Adesanya A woman recently approached me with a question concerning her son who is fond of grinding the teeth especially at night. This was first noticed by the older...
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Online forex: Volatility trading’s strategies
Mon, 21 Aug 2017 01:05:11 +0200
Kunle Adeyeri Volatility in forex trading is a large movement in the market resulting in a spike. The range – which is the difference between the low and the high – becomes high. Volatility can either be in the upward or downward direction....
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Chelsea edge Spurs in Wembley thriller
Mon, 21 Aug 2017 01:05:10 +0200
Marcos Alonso scored a late winner for Chelsea as Tottenham’s season at Wembley started with a disappointing defeat, BBC reports. Spurs did not lose a Premier League game at home during 2016-17 – but this defeat means they have now lost seven...
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Eagles’ll beat Lions for Ikeme — Rohr
Mon, 21 Aug 2017 01:05:08 +0200
Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr says his team will win next month’s crucial 2018 World Cup qualifier against Cameroon for goalkeeper Carl Ikeme, who was diagnosed with acute leukaemia in July. Ikeme had been the team’s first choice goalkeeper since the...
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FG approves N39bn loan for DISCOs for supply of meters
Mon, 14 Aug 2017 20:16:43 +0200
The Federal Government has approved N39bn loan to Electricity Distribution Companies for the supply of meters, Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, has disclosed. The minister made the disclosure on Monday in Kano at the 18th Monthly...
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No audit report on N4.2tn TSA two years after –AGF
Thu, 17 Aug 2017 02:33:04 +0200
John Ameh, Abuja Members of the House of Representatives were in shock on Wednesday when the Auditor-General of the Federation, Mr. Anthony Ayine, disclosed that over two years after the Treasury Single Account policy came into operation, it had not been...
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Flood kills three in FCT
Thu, 17 Aug 2017 21:25:10 +0200
The FCT Emergency Management Agency, has confirmed the death of three people as a result of the flash flood in Lokogoma Area of the FCT, on Thursday. The Director-General, FEMA, Alhaji Idriss Abass told journalists that a man and two of his children;...
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FG appeals to ASSU to suspend strike
Tue, 15 Aug 2017 17:38:16 +0200
Ife Ogunfuwa The Federal Government has made an appeal to the Academic Staff Union of Universities to suspend its on-going strike in the interest of the nation. The Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige,  made the appeal today in a statement...
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Deadliest African floods over past two decades
Mon, 14 Aug 2017 17:59:46 +0200
The massive flooding in the Sierra Leone capital of Freetown, which has left hundreds of people dead, is among the worst on the African continent over the past two decades. Here are Africa’s most deadly floods during that period: – El Nino...
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SPDC remits $31bn to federation account, NDDC
Mon, 14 Aug 2017 17:42:40 +0200
Shell Petroleum Development Company remitted $29.8bn to the federation account and $1.2 bn to Niger Delta Development Commission between 2002 and 2016. The General Manager, External Relations, Mr Igo Weli, made the disclosure on Monday in Port Harcourt...
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BREAKING: FRSC arrest suspected traffickers with 44 minors in Kaduna
Wed, 16 Aug 2017 23:47:49 +0200
The Federal Road Safety Corps, on Wednesday, said it arrested a vehicle for overloading along Kaduna-Zaria road, which was later discovered to be occupied by suspected child traffickers with 44 minors. The Public Education Officer, FRSC, Bisi Kazeem,...
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SARS detains wrong suspect, collects N100,000 for bail
Wed, 16 Aug 2017 03:46:35 +0200
Afeez Hanafi A 58-year-old farmer, Chris Onwubuke, has been allegedly compelled to part with N100,000 after he was wrongly arrested and detained by operatives of the Special Anti-robbery Squad, Lagos State Command. PUNCH Metro learnt that the police unit...
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D’Tigress leave for Afrobasket Wednesday
Tue, 15 Aug 2017 17:52:09 +0200
The Nigeria female basketball team, D’Tigress, will depart the country on Wednesday for Bamako, Mali aboard an Air Cote d’Ivoire flight for the 2017 FIBA Afrobasket tournament. The team will be seeking to win the title it had won in 2003 and 2005....
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Group makes case for ending gender violence, inequality
Mon, 14 Aug 2017 17:56:40 +0200
A new non-governmental and not-for-profit organisation, 50-50: The Movement, recently organised a town hall meeting to discuss various issues affecting Nigeria as a nation. According to the group’s coordinator, Mr. Tunde Feyisayo Oke, the continuous...
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Bugs on the menu at Swiss supermarket
Mon, 14 Aug 2017 17:56:12 +0200
Switzerland’s first insect-based food aimed at humans will go on sale next week following a revision of the country’s food safety laws, a supermarket chain said Monday. Switzerland’s second-largest supermarket chain, Coop, announced...
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EFCC arrests 100 undergraduates for internet fraud
Mon, 14 Aug 2017 17:40:36 +0200
Olufemi Atoyebi, Ibadan The Ibadan office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Monday said that more than 100 undergraduates of various tertiary institutions were in its custody over financial crimes ranging from online love scam, Automated...
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Taraba community petitions governor over ruler’s alleged excesses
Mon, 14 Aug 2017 17:38:38 +0200
Elders of Sansani Community in Gassol Local Government Area of Taraba State on Monday petitioned Governor Darius Ishaku over alleged excesses of their traditional ruler, the Lamido Gassol, Alhaji Idris Chiroma. The petition, signed by 16 elders and copied...
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Ozubulu church re-opens after gunmen attack
Mon, 14 Aug 2017 08:36:02 +0200
Normal church services were held at St. Philips Catholic Church, Ozubulu, Anambra, a week after gunmen killed  worshipers during early morning service. The church was sealed after Aug. 6 massacre which claimed 11 people and 18 others sustaining various...
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Punishing a cheating spouse
Sun, 20 Aug 2017 09:45:56 +0200
I was sent a screenshot of an online post recently that apparently has made the rounds on Instagram and Facebook. A page on Instagram shared a message from a man who said he had been cheating on his wife and then tried to rape her sister. According to...
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Police arrest man for killing neighbour with charm in Ogun
Sat, 19 Aug 2017 06:40:27 +0200
Samuel Awoyinfa, Abeokuta The Ogun State Police Command says it has arrested one Olatunde Akapo(32) for using a dangerous charm to hit his neighbour, Augustine Ode(42), which led to his death.   Police report indicated that the suspect was arrested after...
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150 benefit from Taiwo Afolabi free healthcare outreach
Thu, 17 Aug 2017 19:17:10 +0200
Over 150 traders at the popular Gbagi market in Ibadan, Oyo State, have enjoyed free medical and dental care at the community health outreach sponsored by SIFAX Group. Taiwo Afolabi Community Dental Outreach, which is organised by the University of Ibadan...
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Siblings arraigned for aiding convicted South African drug dealer
Tue, 15 Aug 2017 18:09:11 +0200
Oladimeji Ramon The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency on Tuesday arraigned two brothers, Chuks and Isaac Onowu, for allegedly aiding a convicted South African, Lorato Lekganyane, to export 1.21 kilogrammes of cocaine. The South African, Lekganyane,...
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100th day of medical leave: Buhari, Osinbajo make history
Tue, 15 Aug 2017 06:49:13 +0200
Today marks President Muhammadu Buhari’s 100th day’s absence from office, having embarked on a medical vacation to treat a yet-to-be disclosed ailment in London. As he was leaving the country on May 7 for the second round of overseas treatment, Mr....
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Should Buhari resign?
Tue, 15 Aug 2017 05:41:04 +0200
Olayinka Folarin (Chairman, Committee for the Defence of Human Rights, Ogun State chapter) The call for President Muhammadu Buhari’s resignation is not out of place. It should be seen as a passionate demand by truthful sympathisers, and not some cabals,...
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Teenager gives N30 to eight-year-old boy after allegedly sodomizing him
Mon, 14 Aug 2017 17:50:32 +0200
A Kano Chief Magistrates’ Court on Monday ordered the remand of a teenager, Abdul Ibrahim, in prison custody for allegedly defiling an eight-year-old boy. Ibrahim, 18, who lives in Brigade Quarters in Kano, is facing a charge of defilement. The Prosecutor,...
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Why is breakfast TV so stiff?
Sun, 20 Aug 2017 12:36:51 +0200
Are you a television addict like me? Do you wake up and turn on the TV for no reason other than to have some background noise? I used to just turn on the TV as soon as I woke up each day, even when I was not going to watch. I liked the buzz. Programmes...
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Ronaldo, Messi, Neymar nominated for FIFA player award
Thu, 17 Aug 2017 19:14:44 +0200
Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo leads the nominees unveiled on Thursday for the Best FIFA Men’s Player 2017 award. The 32-year-old Portuguese captain is favourite to retain the title he won last year after success in both the Champions League...
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Attack: #ResumeOrResign group suspends protest in Abuja, moves to Lagos
Thu, 17 Aug 2017 02:38:09 +0200
Kamarudeen Ogundele, Eniola Akinkuotu and Adelani Adepegba The #OurMumuDonDo Movement has given President Muhammadu Buhari 21 days ultimatum to resume or resign from office. It said if the President failed to resume or resign, it would seek a court order...
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Policeman buys clothes for teen caught stealing for job interview
Tue, 15 Aug 2017 18:00:52 +0200
A police officer’s kind gesture towards a shoplifter helped the young man land a job. Toronto officers arrived at a local department store on a theft call and found an 18-year-old, who had allegedly tried to steal a dress shirt, tie and socks, in the...
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