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Panic In Abuja As Military Fighter Jets Fly Over Houses

There has been panic in Jikwoyi, Nyanya and Karu satellite areas of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, over some military fighter jets reportedly hovering over houses and creating deafening noises, Punch reports. Residents told journalists that the jets had been combing the areas since Saturday in “a war-like manner.” It was gathered that the military aircraft, said to be about seven, flew on Monday at low levels in the Three Arms Zone and Asokoro areas of Abuja, creating panic for passersby and people going about their business. One of the eyewitnesses, who gave his name as Umar Bichi, said the ...
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Enugu Railway: Police Arrest 14 Vandals

The Nigerian Railway Police Command, on Monday, paraded 14 suspects that specialise in railway property theft and vandalism in some parts of the Eastern zone of the establishment, Nigerian Tribune reports. Parading the suspects before newsmen in Enugu, Area Commander in-charge of the Eastern District Police Area Command, Henry Njoku, said that the suspects include two policemen, who had been acting as an accomplice that provided shield for the hoodlums. Journalist learnt that the negative activities had led to the halting of operations of the Nigerian Railway in almost all its routes within the Eastern Corridor except for the Aba-Port ...
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WAEC Reschedules English Language Exam To Sept. 29

West African Examinations Council has postponed the English Language paper earlier scheduled to hold on Saturday, September 22, Punch reports. WAEC revealed this on their Twitter handle, @waecdirect, when a candidate wanted confirmation of the postponement of the paper. The examination body tweeted: “English Language papers will be written on September 29, 2018. Please, go to our registration site (registration.waecdirect.org) and download the timetable.” The postponement is speculated to be due to the governorship election holding in Osun State on September 22, the earlier date of the examination. English Language papers will be written on September 29, 2018. Please, go ...
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JUST IN: INEC Bars Video Recording In Polling Booths During Osun Election

The Chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof Mahmood Yakubu, has said voters will not be allowed to go inside polling booths with their telephones, cameras and any other devices that can record images, Punch reports He said this on Monday in Osogbo at the stakeholders’ forum organised ahead of Saturday election. The INEC chairman said this would help to curb the issue of vote-buying and vote-selling which he described as a new strategy adopted by politicians to rig elections. He said voters would not be barred from using their devices at the polling units but would not be allowed ...
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Police Arrest Suspected Killers Of Imo Catholic Priest

The operatives of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Imo State police command have arrested the suspected killers of Rev Fr.Jude Egbom of St Patrick’s Catholic church, Amucha, in the Njaba Local Government Area of the state, Punch reports. Egbom was on Monday night along Nkwerre-Anara Road shot dead and his vehicle stolen. Parading the suspects, Chigozie Uzoukwu, 33, and Peter Ochokwu, 21, on Thursday the state Commissioner of Police, Dasuki Galadanchi, said that the suspects were nabbed in Nkwerre on September 11. The CP who decried the killing of the cleric said that no murderer goes unpunished. Worried ...
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Housewives Fight Dirty Over Widower In Anambra

Two married housewives reportedly stripped themselves naked in a brawl over the ownership of a widower in Okpoko community in Ogbaru local government area of Anambra State, Nigerian Tribune. The two women, a civil servant and a petty trader (names withheld) were said to had clashed over their relationship with the widower, a commercial bus driver, identified as Chiemeziem. Journalist gathered that both housewives had been warned to steer clear of the “lover boy” widower, but none heeded to the warning as the relationships continued. A source close to the widower, told our correspondent that the widower, fondly called Emeziem, ...
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Manholes, Flood Put FCT Residents On Edge

Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) may boast of good roads but safety in some of the roads are now being threatened by manholes, Daily Sun report. In Utako, Jabi, Wuse, Area 1, and Apo, manholes litter everywhere, causing concerns among residents. The concerns are coming on heels of increasing flood, which deceitfully cover the manholes with debris, making them death traps. The manholes are supposed to have covers to prevent anyone from falling in but they are not there. Some residents of Garki, Jabi and Wuse have even turned the holes meant for water drainage to public dustbins. Residents ...
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Kwara Teachers Protest, Threaten Strike Over 4-Month Salaries Arrears

The teachers, who went around Post Office, Unity, Taiwo and other major parts of the state capital, said the protest became necessary as 10 of their colleagues died as they were unable to pay their medical bills. Deceased teachers They listed the dead to include Mrs Oyedepo Funke, Asa Local Government; Mrs Bola Ajeigbe, Ilorin South; Mr. Isaiah Adio, Moro; Mallam Abdulrahman, Imam Ilorin West; Mallam Akanni Kareem, Moro, among others. Their spokesman, Mallam Abubakar Abdulwha’ab, told journalists, “we have been patient enough. Our people are dying. How do you expect a hungry teacher to go to the class and ...
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Gunmen kill Catholic priest, one other in Imo

Tragedy struck in Nkwerre, in the Nkwerre Local Government Area of Imo State on Monday after some gunmen killed a Catholic priest, Rev. Fr. Jude Egbuom, and made away with his vehicle. The gunmen were also said to have killed a youth who had yet to be identified. The man was reportedly with the priest in his vehicle when the hoodlums struck. A native of the community told our correspondent on Tuesday that the priest was until his death the priest in charge of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Amucha, in the Njaba LGA of the state. It was gathered that ...
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EZ Farming Institute To Boost Agriculture, Empower Youths

In its quest to contribute to the growth of agricultural sector in Nigeria, as well as creating an easy platform of farming to communities and youths across the country, an emerging farm networking organisation, EZ Farming, has instituted a platform for the younger generation to be a successful in the sector, Nigerian Tribune reports. The Chief Executive Officer of EZ Farming, Dr Adewale Oparinde, made this known at the inauguration of the EZ Farm settlement at Dede village, Osun State, saying that, the initiative was a platform for everyone to get involve in agriculture with ease, connecting commercial farmers and ...
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