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    BREAKING: Another Chinese undergoes coronavirus test in Lagos

BREAKING: Another Chinese undergoes coronavirus test in Lagos

Ten days after some Chinese nationals tested negative to coronavirus in Nigeria, another national of China has undergone test for the disease. According to Olutunde Lalude, group medical director of Reddington Hospital Group, a Chinese national who arrived in Nigeria seven weeks ago underwent test for coronavirus in Lagos on Wednesday. Lalude said the man presented himself at the hospital while complaining of [...]

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    Angry soldier kills four of his colleagues in Borno

Angry soldier kills four of his colleagues in Borno

An aggrieved soldier has opened fire on his colleagues at army super camp 15 in Malam Fatori, Borno state, killing four of them and leaving two injured. Sagir Musa, spokesman of the army, who confirmed the tragic incident, said it happened in the early hours of Wednesday. He said efforts were ongoing to brief family members of the affected soldiers, adding that [...]

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    ICYMI: Police need 2m teargas canisters, 250,000 rifles 1,000 tracking devices, says IG

ICYMI: Police need 2m teargas canisters, 250,000 rifles 1,000 tracking devices, says IG

Mohammed Adamu, inspector-general of police (IGP), says the police need 2 million teargas canisters, 1,000 tracking devices, 1,000 armoured personnel carriers (APC) and 250,000 assault rifles with corresponding ammunition to effectively fight insecurity. The IGP, according to PUNCH, disclosed this on Tuesday at a public hearing organised by the house of representatives committee on police affairs.  Adamu, who was represented by Abdulmajid [...]

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    ‘No force on earth can change our decision’ — supreme court fines senior lawyers N30m over Bayelsa

‘No force on earth can change our decision’ — supreme court fines senior lawyers N30m over Bayelsa

The supreme court has imposed a N30 million fine on Afe Babalola and Wole Olanipekun, two senior lawyers, over the application for a review of its judgment on Bayelsa governorship election. The apex court ordered the lawyers to pay the money to Douye Diri, governor of Bayelsa, who emerged governor after David Lyon of the All Progressives Congress (APC) was sacked on [...]

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    In handcuffs, on wheelchair… outstanding images from Metuh’s trial

In handcuffs, on wheelchair… outstanding images from Metuh’s trial

After a trial that lasted four years, a federal high court in Abuja sentenced Olisa Metuh, former spokesman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), to 39 years in prison on Tuesday. Okon Abang, the judge who handed down the sentence, convicted Metuh on the seven counts that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) filed against him for illegally receiving N400 million [...]

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    Abaribe: The wicked people in Nigeria don’t want to die but we are losing the good ones

Abaribe: The wicked people in Nigeria don’t want to die but we are losing the good ones

Enyinnaya Abaribe, senate minority leader, says the wicked people in the country do not want to die but Nigeria keeps losing the good ones. Abaribe said this on Wednesday at a valedictory session held in honour of the late Ignatius Longjan, senator who represented Plateau south. Longjan died on February 10 in Abuja. He was 75. The minority leader described Longjan as a [...]

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    Customs: People now smuggle rice, petrol in caskets

Customs: People now smuggle rice, petrol in caskets

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) says contraband goods are still being found in the country because some smugglers import rice using gas cylinders. Joseph Attah (pictured), public relations officer of the service, told NAN on Wednesday that most smugglers use unapproved routes to bring in their contraband goods into the country. "People often ask where were customs operatives when contraband goods entered [...]

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    Supreme court upholds its judgment sacking David Lyon

Supreme court upholds its judgment sacking David Lyon

The supreme court has struck out the application of the All Progressive Congress (APC) seeking a reversal of the judgment which sacked David Lyon as winner of the Bayelsa governorship election. The apex court held that the application constitutes a gross abuse of judicial process. On February 13, the supreme court affirmed the verdict of a federal high court which disqualified Biobarakuma [...]

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    Peter Obi: We need to pray for unemployed youths

Peter Obi: We need to pray for unemployed youths

Peter Obi, former governor of Anambra state, has asked Catholics to pray for the unemployed youth in the country during Lent.  Obi made the call in a tweet on Wednesday. According to him, the future of the unemployed youth is being jeopardised by "the situation in the land". The ex-governor also asked the Catholic faithful to pray for the victims of insecurity in [...]

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    ISWAP attacks Chibok village, abducts head of civilian JTF 

ISWAP attacks Chibok village, abducts head of civilian JTF 

Mohammed Abba, the head of the civilian joint task force (JTF) in Bambula community in Chibok local government area of Borno state, has been abducted by suspected members of the Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP).  The insurgents attacked the community around 4am on Wednesday when most of them were still asleep, a resident told TheCable.  Abba, the source said, had [...]

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