Saturday, August 3, 2019

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    Gunmen kidnap court official in Kaduna, kill son

Gunmen kidnap court official in Kaduna, kill son

Aishatu Muhammad, a director with the Sharia court of appeal in Kaduna state, has been kidnapped.The Kaduna state police command disclosed this on Thursday, saying the incident occurred in Chikun local government area of the state on Wednesday.Yakubu Sabo, public relations officer of the command, said the abductors also killed the victim’s son.He said policemen had been deployed in a bid [...]

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    NANS shuts MTN, DStv offices in Kaduna, Benue over attacks on Nigerians in S’Africa

NANS shuts MTN, DStv offices in Kaduna, Benue over attacks on Nigerians in S’Africa

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) shut down offices of MTN and DStv in Benue and Kaduna states on Thursday in protest of the killing of Nigerians in South Africa.Both organisations are owned by South Africa. While Abah Owoicho, NANS deputy zonal coordinator, zone C, led the protest in Benue, Dominic Philip, the organisation’s director of travels and exchange, led protesters [...]

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    Doctor: Excess smoking, alcohol could lead to hypertension

Doctor: Excess smoking, alcohol could lead to hypertension

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    Sunday Dare has the ability to deliver, says Oyo APC chair

Sunday Dare has the ability to deliver, says Oyo APC chair

Akin Oke, chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo state, has described Sunday Dare, ministerial nominee from the state, as someone who has the ability to deliver.Oke said this in an interview with NAN on Wednesday.“The president, in his wisdom, has decided to choose which he has the power and the constitutional right to do," he said."My prayer and [...]

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    Eight former governors, six ex-senators on ministerial list

Eight former governors, six ex-senators on ministerial list

Eight former governors and six ex-senators are among the 43 ministerial nominees whose names were sent to the senate for screening and confirmation on Tuesday.The former governors are Rauf Aregbesola (Osun), Niyi Adebayo (Ekiti), George Akume (Benue), Rotimi Amaechi (Rivers), Godswill Akpabio (Akwa Ibom), Timipre Sylva (Bayelsa), Ogbonaya Onu (Abia), and Babatunde Fashola (Lagos).The ex-senators include Gbemisola Saraki (Kwara), Olorunnibe Mamora [...]

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    Zimbabwe increases fuel prices for the second time in one week

Zimbabwe increases fuel prices for the second time in one week

Zimbabwe has increased petrol prices despite most pumps remaining dry, with no end in sight to shortages that are helping drive inflation rapidly higher.On July 13, fuel prices were hiked by up to 16% after Mthuli Ncube, Zimbabwe finance minister, said fuel was considerably cheaper in Zimbabwe than in neighbouring countries.Ncube had said he would like to see the price [...]

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    We’re working to rescue the abducted Turkish nationals, says Kwara gov

We’re working to rescue the abducted Turkish nationals, says Kwara gov

Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, governor of Kwara state, says he is working closely with the security agencies to ensure the abducted Turkish nationals are rescued.In a statement issued on Sunday, by Rafiu Ajakaye, his press secretary, the governor urged residents to be calm and go about their normal and lawful businesses."The Governor is working closely with the security agencies to ensure prompt [...]

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    Expert warns against inserting hard objects in convulsing patient’s mouth

Expert warns against inserting hard objects in convulsing patient’s mouth

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    Google celebrates Emecheta, Nigerian author, on 75th posthumous birthday

Google celebrates Emecheta, Nigerian author, on 75th posthumous birthday

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    We’ll respond fiercely against killer bandits, says Buhari on Sokoto attacks

We’ll respond fiercely against killer bandits, says Buhari on Sokoto attacks

President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the recent killing of 37 innocent people by bandits in Goronyo local government area of Sokoto state.In a statement on Saturday by Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to the president on media, Buhari was quoted to have vowed to respond fiercely against “these brutal and remorseless enemies of humanity”.The president also commiserated with the victims of [...]

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    PDP loses tribunal suit for Potiskum/Nangere federal constituency seat

PDP loses tribunal suit for Potiskum/Nangere federal constituency seat

The National Assembly Election Petition Tribunal for Yobe sitting in Abuja has upheld the election of Ibrahim-Umar Potiskum, as the member representing Potiskum/Nangere federal constituency.Delivering the judgment on Saturday, Sakwa, a member of the three-man tribunal, dismissed the petition filed by Sabo Garba of the PDP, for lacking in merit.The petitioner had challenged the return of Potiskum on the grounds [...]

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    FAAN suspends aviation security heads over breach at Lagos airport

FAAN suspends aviation security heads over breach at Lagos airport

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has indefinitely suspended the aviation security unit heads on duty when an unidentified man disrupted an Azman Air flight on Friday.Henrietta Yakubu, FAAN general manager, public affairs, confirmed the development in a statement made available to NAN.The passengers on board the Port Harcourt-bound flight panicked after the man prevented the plane from leaving [...]

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    Gunmen kill two soldiers, abduct expatriate in Akwa Ibom

Gunmen kill two soldiers, abduct expatriate in Akwa Ibom

Gunmen have killed two soldiers and abducted an expatriate in Ukanafun local government area of Akwa Ibom state.The expatriate engineer working with Al Madal construction company was inspecting the construction of Ikot Ibritam, Inen Ekeffe and Odoro Ikot to Ukanafun road when the incident occurred on Wednesday afternoon.Friday Idiok, a witness, told reporters that the soldiers were killed along Idim [...]

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    Kwara assembly probes ‘transfer of state property to Saraki’

Kwara assembly probes ‘transfer of state property to Saraki’

The Kwara state house of assembly has commenced investigation into the alleged transfer of the ownership of a four-bedroom chalet to Bukola Saraki, former senate president.The house, on Tuesday, directed its committee on land, housing and urban development to investigate the transfer and report back in two days.The building named Alimi lodge is located on Alimi road in GRA, llorin, [...]

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    NYSC DG: It’s unfortunate some Cotonou varsities present fake graduates for mobilisation

NYSC DG: It’s unfortunate some Cotonou varsities present fake graduates for mobilisation

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    How doctors separated twins joined at the head — after 50-hour surgery

How doctors separated twins joined at the head — after 50-hour surgery

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