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    Police arrest dismissed corporal ‘who led’ Offa robbery gang

Police arrest dismissed corporal ‘who led’ Offa robbery gang

The Nigeria police force says it has arrested two suspects that allegedly led the gang that recently robbed a bank in Offa, Kwara state.A statement issued Monday by Jimoh Moshood, police spokesman, identified the arrested suspects as Kunle Ogunleye (aka Arrow) and Michael Adikwu.The statement identified Adikwu as a dismissed police corporal who once served a jail term upon dismissal [...]

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    Osinbajo: We need to do things differently

Osinbajo: We need to do things differently

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says Nigeria will move forward if it its citizens imbibe the  principles of creativity, innovation and hard work.Laolu Akande, media aide to the vice-president, quoted Osinbajo as saying this when he attended Sunday service at the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA).T.D. Jakes, renowned bishop, was the guest minister at the service.The vice-president said hard work, innovation and [...]

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    Seek justice for Zakzaky beyond Nigeria, Amnesty Int’l tells IMN

Seek justice for Zakzaky beyond Nigeria, Amnesty Int’l tells IMN

Amnesty International (AI) has advised the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) to seek justice for  Ibrahim Zakzaky, its leader, and members held in detention by the Kaduna state government, outside the Nigerian judiciary.Osai Ojigho, AI country director, who spoke in an interview on The Osasu Show with Osasu Igbinedion, asked the group not to relent until it exhausts all options [...]

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    Obaseki’s aide: 100 students of Edo secondary school trafficked to Libya in four months

Obaseki’s aide: 100 students of Edo secondary school trafficked to Libya in four months

At least 100 students of Idogbo Secondary School, Benin, Edo state capital, have been trafficked to Libya in the last four months.Solomon Okoduwa, senior special assistant to Godwin Obaseki, the governor, on human trafficking and illegal migration, disclosed  this on Sunday.Okoduwa said this fact was disclosed to him by some teachers in the school, concerned about how the institution had become [...]

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    Timi Frank apologised to Jonathan in his personal capacity, says APC

Timi Frank apologised to Jonathan in his personal capacity, says APC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) says Timi Frank, a former deputy spokesman of the ruling party, spoke in his personal capacity.The party said this in response to an open letter Frank wrote to President Muhammadu Buhari.He had apologised to ex-president Goodluck Jonathan, saying life had become "worthless" under the administration of Buhari.But in a statement on Sunday, Bolaji Abdullahi, spokesman [...]

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    JAMB: Rescheduled UTME to hold May 26… print e-slips from Monday

JAMB: Rescheduled UTME to hold May 26… print e-slips from Monday

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) says the rescheduled Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME) will take place May 26. [...]

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    Buhari ‘to lead’ 1m Nigerians for ‘democracy walk’

Buhari ‘to lead’ 1m Nigerians for ‘democracy walk’

The National Democracy Stakeholders Group (NSDG), a pro-democracy and non-profit organisation, says President Muhammadu Buhari will lead the 2018 edition of "Democracy Solidarity Walk".Kletsaint Akor, NSDG’s convener, told reporters on Sunday that Buhari would lead the walk scheduled for May 29 at the Eagle Square, Abuja.He said the walk, organised by NSDG in collaboration with state and non-state partners, would also [...]

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    CJN panel lists factors responsible for slow pace of corruption cases

CJN panel lists factors responsible for slow pace of corruption cases

The Corruption and Financial Crime Cases Trial Monitoring Committee (COTRIMCO) has listed some factors slowing down the disposal of corruption cases.According to Soji Oye, spokesman of the National Judicial Council (NJC), the committee identified factors in an interim report submitted to the council."The Corruption and Financial Crime Cases Trial Monitoring Committee (COTRIMCO) has identified poor prosecution, absence of counsel for parties [...]

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    HEDA asks police to probe Bayelsa senator caught in certificate scandal

HEDA asks police to probe Bayelsa senator caught in certificate scandal

The Human and Environmental Development Agenda Resource Centre (HEDA) has asked the police to probe the certificate scandal involving Foster Ogala, senator representing Bayelsa west senatorial district.The senator's official national assembly profile credits him with earning a PhD in Christian (sic.) Leadership in 2012, from the GMF Christian University, Lagos.But investigations by Leaks.ng had revealed that the federal government has not [...]

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    Police: We’re not after journalist who released IGP’s ‘transmission’ video

Police: We’re not after journalist who released IGP’s ‘transmission’ video

The Kano police state command says it is not on a manhunt for Aminu Nurudeen, a Liberty Television reporter, said to have published a video of Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police (IGP), struggling to read a speech at an event.Nurudeen is said to have gone into hiding after the Kano police invited him for questioning.In a statement on Saturday, Musa Majiya, [...]

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