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Father of chained Kebbi boy charged

Aliyu Umaru, who chained his 12-year-old son, Jibrin, for two years in Kebbi has been charged for cruelty. Kebbi Police Public Relation Officer (PPRO), DSP Nafiu Abubakar, disclosed this in a statement. According to him: ”The Kebbi State Police Command wishes to inform members of the general public that on …

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Atiku launches online TV

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar has launched an online television station that will propagate his social and political activities. The launch took place at the Five Star Bristol Palace Hotel, Kano, where a video clip showed the former Vice-President speaking on his vision and aspiration. Atiku was represented at the event …

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EDO 2020: Thousands throng Ize-Iyamu’s campaign venues

Thousands of residents are thronging the venues of the campaigns of the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu. The electioneering got off to a bright start on Monday in Esan land, Edo Central Senatorial District, with supporters of Ize-Iyamu showing solidarity, in view of the …

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JUST IN: Tight security at UNILAG as Senate meets

Security has been tightened around the Senate building of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) as its Senate meets at the Ade Ajayi Main auditorium to discuss the sudden removal of Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe as Vice Chancellor by the Governing Council in Abuja on Wednesday. Prof Theophilus Soyombo of the Faculty …

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Ex-U.S. ambassador Carrington dies at 90

Former United States (U.S.) Ambassador to Nigeria Walter C. Carrington is dead. He died on Tuesday at his home in Newton, Massachusetts, with his wife, Arese, and family members at his bedside. The late envoy turned 90 on July 24 and he was celebrated in Nigeria. His wife, who announced …

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Pastor arraigned for issuing $1.6m dud cheques

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFFC) on Wednesday re-arraigned an assistant pastor of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), City of David Parish, Victoria Island, Lagos, Ayodeji Ibrahim Oluokun for allegedly issuing dud cheques of $1.6 million. Oluokun was arraigned alongside his company Peak Petroleum Industry Nigeria Limited, …

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Obasanjo advises youths to take power from older generation

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has warned African youths to note  that leadership position would not come their way until they “squeeze older generation out of office”. Obasanjo also advised the youths to demand that affirmative action is encapsulated in the constitution of political parties, as part of strategies to ease …

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