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    ‘100 Badoo gang members’ arrested by police

‘100 Badoo gang members’ arrested by police

Security operatives on Saturday arrested 100 suspected members of the "notorious" Badoo gang in Ikorodu, Lagos state.A statement issued on Sunday by Folarin Famous-Cole, the state police spokesperson, noted that the suspects were arrested in a joint operation carried out by operatives of the Lagos state police command, rapid response squad (RRS), Odua People’s Congress (OPC), as well as local vigilantes.Members [...]

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    Our pilot not an ex-militant, says Air Peace

Our pilot not an ex-militant, says Air Peace

Air Peace has denied reports that one of its pilots, John Paul Nku, is a former militant.In a statement issued on Sunday by Christian Iwarah, Air Peace spokesman, the airline said although Nku was one of the beneficiaries of the presidential amnesty programme , he isn't a repentant militant.The airline was reacting to a claim by one Wabiye Idoniboyeobu who described [...]

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    Three Badoo gang members ‘lynched by residents in Ikorodu’

Three Badoo gang members ‘lynched by residents in Ikorodu’

Three suspected members of a gang popularly known as Badoo were on Sunday morning lynched to death at Odogunyan in Ikorodu, Lagos state, by residents of the community.The suspected cult members were said to have been apprehended in the early hours of Sunday and "they were caught and butchered" along Shagamu expressway.Marcuochukwu Nwosu, a Facebook user, who posted videos from [...]

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    EXTRA: Osinbajo praises N-Power beneficiary for returning unearned allowance

EXTRA: Osinbajo praises N-Power beneficiary for returning unearned allowance

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has showered encomiums on Daniel Joshua, a beneficiary of N-Power from Taraba state, for returning an unearned stipend of N60,000.Like many other Nigerians, he was enrolled into the scheme but got a new job in April hence he was disengaged.But even after his disengagement, the monthly payments were still coming.He was paid for the months of [...]

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    Oniha appointed DG of Debt Management Office

Oniha appointed DG of Debt Management Office

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has approved the appointment of Patience Oniha as the new director-general of Debt Management Office (DMO).Kemi Adeosun, minister of finance, announced the appointment in Abuja on Friday.Oniha takes over from Abraham Nwankwo, former director-general, who retired after his ten-year tenure at DMO.One of the longest serving DGs of the office, Nwankwo had served for two terms [...]

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    I’m not on trial, says Atawodi, retired AVM

I’m not on trial, says Atawodi, retired AVM

Saliu Atawodi, a retired air vice marshal (AVM), has denied a report that he is on trial for money laundering. In a statement on Friday by Duro Meseko, his spokesman, Atawodi condemned the report which listed him among the 12 military officers undergoing trial.The statement described the report as “false, vexatious, malicious and libellous in its entirely”.It further noted that the [...]

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    PFN to FG: There shouldn’t be sacrificial lambs in anti-graft war

PFN to FG: There shouldn’t be sacrificial lambs in anti-graft war

The Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) on Thursday urged the federal government to ensure there are no sacred cows or sacrificial lambs in its fight against corruption.Felix Omobude, national president of PFN, made the call at the end of the fellowship's 2nd quarter national executive council meeting in Lagos.He said there is need for government to be fair in the fight against [...]

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    We are not his doctors but the reports we have are very good, says Oyegun on Buhari’s health

We are not his doctors but the reports we have are very good, says Oyegun on Buhari’s health

John Oyegun, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says President Muhammadu Buhari is recovering very fast.Speaking during a Channels TV programme on Thursday, Oyegun said the president is not on "life support" as claimed by Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state.He described Fayose’s comments as “most unfortunate.”“That is the governor of Ekiti state when he talks you just [...]

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    There are no policewomen in Boko Haram captivity, says Borno command

There are no policewomen in Boko Haram captivity, says Borno command

The Borno state police command says there are no policewomen in the custody of Boko Haram insurgent group as claimed by the sect's leader Abubakar Shekau.Female police officers were reportedly abducted after Boko Haram fighters had attacked a convoy of security personnel in the Damboa area of Borno last week.Shekau had subsequently claimed in a video that the abducted women have [...]

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    Osun west by-election: I have what it takes to return to the senate, says APC candidate

Osun west by-election: I have what it takes to return to the senate, says APC candidate

Mudashir Husain, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Osun west senatorial by-election, says he hopes to build on his “good” works as a former senator in the state.According to a statement issued by Kamil Opeyemi, his spokesman, the ex-lawmaker said this during his party's campaign on Wednesday.He was quoted to have said his mission to return to [...]

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    Evans sues police, seeks unconditional release

Evans sues police, seeks unconditional release

Chukwudumeje Onwuamadike, billionaire kidnapper popularly known as Evans, has asked a federal high court in Lagos to compel the police to release him.The plea was contained in a fundamental rights enforcement suit he filed at the court on Wednesday.In the motion ex parte, Evans asked the court to coerce the police to either charge him to court immediately or release him [...]

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    The police are not looking for me, says man who gave Igbo quit notice

The police are not looking for me, says man who gave Igbo quit notice

Shettima Yerima, leader of the Arewa Youths Consultative Forum, says he is not on the run over the quit notice issued to the Igbo in the north.Speaking with journalists on Wednesday, the youth leader said he would submit himself if declared wanted, but that for now, no one is looking for him.Yerima alongside other northern youth leaders had asked the [...]

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    Disrespecting Jonathan won’t help your cause, ex-president’s kinsmen hit Kanu

Disrespecting Jonathan won’t help your cause, ex-president’s kinsmen hit Kanu

The Ogbia Brotherhood Youth Council (OBYC) has rebuked Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), for describing ex-President Goodluck Jonathan as a weak and incompetent leader.In a statement issued on Tuesday, Laguo Gilbert, national president of the group, said such comments will not help Kanu in his struggle for the sovereign state of Biafra.On Monday, Kanu said the [...]

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    We are asking for freedom — NOT war, says IPOB

We are asking for freedom — NOT war, says IPOB

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) says it is asking for self determination and not war as is being perceived in some quarters.In a statement issued on Tuesday by Emma Powerful, its media and publicity secretary, the group said its mission is being misconstrued by many Nigerians.It said the only instrument at its disposal in its struggle for the sovereign [...]

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    Weekly services will continue, says House on the Rock after fire outbreak

Weekly services will continue, says House on the Rock after fire outbreak

The House on the Rock church says its weekly activities will continue as usual as it works towards renovating its building gutted by fire.The church in a statement on Monday also thanked all parties that helped in putting off the fire for their “swift coordinated effort.”Part of the church complex was gutted by fire on Sunday afternoon around 2pm.No casualties [...]

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    UK parliament hit by cyber-attack

UK parliament hit by cyber-attack

The UK parliament has been hit by a cyber security attack, according to BBC.The attack is coming about a month after the world experienced its worst cyber-attack in decades.Chris Rennard, a member of the Liberal Democrat party in the upper House of Lords, first announced the attack on Saturday via twitter.“Cyber security attack on Westminster, parliamentary emails may not work remotely, [...]

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