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Suspected Taraba kidnap kingpin Wadume arrested

Hamisu Wadume has been re-arrested by the police, weeks after he escaped during a gun battle between soldiers and a police team conveying him to Taraba state’s police headquarters for questioning.  The suspected Taraba kidnap kingpin was taken into custody at the Nigerian Police Force Headquarters in Abuja on Tuesday August …

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Obama’s basketball jersey sells for $120,000 (N43m)

The Dallas auction house on Monday August 19, sold a basketball jersey formerly owned by former US president Barack Obama for $120,000. The number 23 basketball worn by an 18-year-old Obama during his years at Punahou high school in Hawaii as a Senior, was offered for auction by Peter Noble who was three years behind Obama at …

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We defeated IBB and Abacha, we won’t allow another dictator — Femi Falana

Femi Falana on Monday August 18, reiterated that there is nothing wrong in calling for revolution as Nigerian leaders in the past did same.  Speaking at a symposium organised by Coalition for Revolution (CORE) in Lagos, the human rights lawyer recalled how early Nigerian political leaders called for revolution during the colonial …

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Ondo health school students allegedly gang-rape mate

Three students of the School of Health and Technology in Ondo state’s capital Akure, have been arrested by the state’s police command for allegedly gang-raping their schoolmate.  The suspects identified as Damilola Aderoboye, Charles Eyitayo and Blessing Michael have been transferred to the Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department of the command for investigation …

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Nigeria’s population explosion is frightening – Buhari

President Buhari on Monday August 19, expressed fear over Nigeria’s population explosion which he described as “frightening”.  The President told the 43-ministers-designate who will assume office tomorrow to work hand-in-hand to find a solution to the worrisome trend.  “By average estimates, our population is close to 200 million today. By 2050, …

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Human Rights lawyer backs IPOB on Ekweremadu attack

While condemnation from different quarters have greeted the attack on senator Ike Ekweremadu by IPOB members in Germany, a human rights lawyer, Femi Aborisade, said IPOB was right to question the senator.  Aborisade argued that the action of IPOB towards Ekweremadu should serve as warning signals to current public officeholders that they would …

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Governor Abdulrazaq locks out Kwara workers over lateness

Some Kwara state civil servants got locked out of the state’s secretariat for lateness and poor attitude to work, after Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq paid a surprise visit on Monday August 19.  The Kwara state Governor in a statement released by his Chief Press Secretary Rafiu Ajakaye, said he was unhappy that most offices were under …

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4 killed as gunmen open fire on mourners in Benue

A gunmen attack at Tongov district in Katsina-Ala Local Government Area of Benue State in the early hours of Saturday August 17, left four people dead.  Many others were injured after the gunmen numbering about 10 struck at the burial ceremony of one Tor Amaafu. The state’s Commissioner of Police, Mr Mukaddas Garba said …

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“My prayer is that Nigeria should remain as one indivisible nation” – Ibrahim Babangida says as he clocks 78

Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida, a former military president has called for peaceful co-existence among Nigerians irrespective of age and ethno-religious inclination.     Babangida, fondly called IBB, made the remark on Saturday, August 17th at his Hilltop residence in Minna, while entertaining guests during his 78th birthday. “My prayer is that Nigeria …

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I was attacked by IPOB in Germany – Senator Ike Ekweremadu confirms, reveals why

Former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu has confirmed that he was attacked by some members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) at the Second Annual Cultural Festival and Convention organised by Ndi-Igbo Germany in Nurnberg, Germany.  The Senator representing Enugu West Senatorial district at the red chamber revealed that shortly after …

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