Soldiers arrest 14 Ijaw youths over flow station invasion

Ovie Okpare, Warri No fewer than 14 youths have been arrested by the operatives of the Joint Task Force, code-named Operation Delta Safe, for allegedly invading a Shell oil flow station operated by SAIPEM Nigeria Limited at Ogbotobor community, a border town between Delta and Bayelsa states. Our correspondent learnt that the youths, numbering over […]

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Anambra opposition parties tackle Obiano over N9m poster levy

Tony Okafor, Awka Opposition parties in Anambra State have condemned the N9m levy on each of the governorship aspirants by the state government before they will be allowed to paste their posters in any part of the state. They have vowed to contest the regulation in court. They said it was an infringement on their […]

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Rivers CP dies in Indian hospital, IG mourns

Chukwudi Akasike and Adelani Adepegba The Commissioner of Police, Rivers State Police Command, Mobolaji Odesanya, has died at the Sterling Hospital, Ahmedabad-Gujarat in India after a battle with kidney disease. Odesanya passed away at the age of 56, a statement on Tuesday in Abuja by the Force Public Relations Officer, Moshood Jimoh, stated. The statement […]

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Suicide bomber, resident die in Borno foiled mosque bombing

Kayode Idowu, Maiduguri What could have been a major disaster was averted in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, on Tuesday, as a suicide bomber heading for a crowded mosque was intercepted by a youth vigilante. The spokesman for the Borno State Police Command, Victor Isuku, who confirmed the incident, said the brave youth died together […]

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Grass-cutting scandal: Senate panel writes CBN, demands SGF firms’ BVNs

• Committee to summon contractors for questioning Fidelis Soriwei and Leke Baiyewu, Abuja The Senate has requested for the Bank Verification Numbers of some companies linked to the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr. Babachir Lawal, who were contracted for various projects on the rehabilitation of the Internally Displaced Persons. The Senate Ad […]

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Faleke leads stakeholders to report Kogi governor to Osinbajo

Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja A member of the House of Representatives, James Faleke, on Tuesday led some aggrieved All Progressives Congress stakeholders in Kogi State to report the state Governor, Yahaya Bello, to the acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo. Members of the delegation that included former public office-holders met behind closed doors with Osinbajo at the […]

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FRSC begins speed limiter enforcement today

Adelani Adepegba The Federal Road Safety Corps says it will commence full enforcement of installation of speed limiting device in commercial vehicles nationwide on February 1 (today). This is coming a few months after what it called ‘advisory enforcement’ without apprehending motorists. The Head, Media Relations and Strategy, FRSC, Bisi Kazeem, told newsmen in Abuja […]

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Edo: Tribunal rejects PDP’s fresh evidence

Alexander Okere, Benin The Edo State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal on Tuesday refused to accept the voter card of a Peoples Democratic Party’s witness, Alhaji Mohammed Shaibu, as evidence in the case. Shaibu, who is the 13th witness for the PDP, had claimed that he voted at unit 9,  Okugbe-Okpella, Etsako East Local Government Area […]

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Getting more power to the people

Lekan Sote, lekansote@yahoo.com  08023290735 In January, low water levels at the hydro power plants, and dearth of gas supply to the thermal power plants, caused a loss of 1,297 megawatts that dropped power generation from a recent high of 4,959, to a pathetic 2,662 low. This column’s angst against the dismal performance of the power […]

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50-yr-old gay escapes lynching in Umuahia

Ogbonnaya Ikokwu, Umuahia A man identified only as Onyeogbi escaped lynching by a mob last Wednesday after he was caught red having canal knowledge of an under-aged boy through the anus in a shop at the railway quarters in Umuahia, the Abia State capital. An eyewitness said the suspect, believed to be over 50 years, […]

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