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Sale Of Birth Certificates Illegal, Say Reps

The House of Representatives on Wednesday frowned upon the collection of money by the National Population Commission for birth certificates, declaring it illegal. The move followed the adoption of a motion moved by a member, Nkeiruka Onyejeocha, entitled, ‘Call on the National Population Commission to Discontinue the N4,500 Birth Registration Charge Under the Public-Private Partnership Arrangement for Birth Registration.’ Granting prayers of the motion, the lawmakers unanimously resolved to direct the NPC to discontinue the N4,500 birth registration charge by Socket Works Limited under the PPP “and return to their mandate of registering births and deaths in Nigeria at no ...
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Army Arrests Suspected Gunrunners, Seizes 44 Rifles In Niger

Troops of the Nigerian Army intercepted a Toyota Corolla loaded with 44 single-barrelled rifles and 351 cartridges during a stop-and-search operation in Rijau, Niger State. Our correspondent learnt that the troops attached to the 1 Division, Kaduna State, subsequently arrested three suspected gunrunners inside the car identified as: Aminu Umar, 32; Shehu Samaila, 25; and Bilyaminu Abdullahi, 22. The suspects were arrested on Tuesday inside the car with number plate ZUR 28 DX, Kebbi State. The suspects told the troops during preliminary interrogation that they were heading for Bena area in the Wasagu Local Government Area of Kebbi State, which ...
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Police Arrest Notorious Traffic Robber At Iju-Ishaga

A notorious traffic robber that has been terrorizing Iju-Ishaga area of Lagos State was arrested, weekend, by the Police after a gun duel that lasted for hours. Other members of the robbery gang narrowly escaped with injuries during the encounter. Disclosing this during a press conference, the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, Imohimi Edgal, said the arrested suspect identified as Olamide Bello is assisting the Police in their investigation and assured that the fleeing members of the gang will soon be rounded up. Giving details of the encounter, the Police boss said that based on credible information about some traffic ...
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Traditional Ruler’s Wife To Die For Killing Husband In Nasarawa

The Nasarawa State High Court sitting in Lafia has sentenced Mrs Amina Zubairu, 35, who is the wife of the late Gom Mama of Kwarra Chiefdom in Wamba Local Government Area of the state, to death by hanging for killing her husband. The convict was said to have killed her husband, Alhaji Adamu Zubairu, who until his death in 2014, was a first-class traditional ruler in the state. Justice Aisha Bashir of the Nasarawa State High Court 2, sitting in Lafia, passed the judgment on Tuesday. She held that the accused was found guilty of culpable homicide, which carries the ...
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53-Year-Old Man Arrested With 218kg Of Cannabis In Niger

The Niger State Command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency has apprehended a 53-year-old man, Vwang David, with 218 kilogram of weed suspected to be Cannabis Sativa. David was arrested along the Mokwa-Jebba Road while attempting to escape in his Toyota Camry car in which bags of the suspected illicit drug were concealed. According to officials of the NDLEA in Minna, the suspect had been parading himself as a soldier in order to beat security operatives. It was learnt that David refused to stop when flagged down at the Jebba control post, resulting to a chase by the men ...
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233 Policemen Arrested For Corruption

Two hundred and thirty-three policemen have been arrested for corruption related offences in the past one year, Commissioner Imohimi Edgal says Of the total arrests made, Edgal said 16 were dismissed, 26 demoted, one charged to court and 190 served severe punishments with the offences documented in their service files. He spoke at the Anti-Corruption Day with the theme: “Tackling corruption through collective responsibility”. It was organised by the Centre for Change. Edgal said the command had continued to uphold the mandate of the Inspector General of Police (IG) Ibrahim Idris, which is to eradicate corruption and human right infractions ...
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Man,49, Docked Over Alleged Assault, iPhone X Theft

A 49-year-old man, Chidi Magnus, on Monday appeared before a Yaba Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos for allegedly assaulting a man and stealing Apple iphone X valued at N550,000. The accused, whose address was not given, is facing a two-count charge of unlawful assault and stealing. The Prosecutor, Sgt. Modupe Olaluwoye, told the court that the accused committed the offences on Sept. 2, at Ajoke Salako str., in Gbagada area of Lagos. Olaluwoye said that the accused had stopped the complainant, Mr Bimbo Ayamgbayi, on his way to his shop and demanded for all valuables on him. She said that ...
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Africa Cup Of Nations Hosts To Be Decided On January 9:CAF

The new hosts of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations will be chosen on January 9, the president of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Ahmad Ahmad told AFP on Monday. CAF has been studying alternative solutions for the staging of the June 15 to July 13 event after Cameroon were withdrawn as hosts due to delays with preparations and security concerns. Source: Vanguard ...
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‘I Don’t Care What My Customers Do With The guns I Sell’

The Niger State Police Command has apprehended 45-year-old Musa Mora from Babana in Borgu Local Government Area of the state for unlawful possession of firearms. The suspect was arrested with six locally made single barrel guns and three live cartridges. Northern City News learnt that the suspect and his accomplice, Babangida Rabiu, an indigene of Dangulu area of Zamfara State, who is still at large, had on two occasions travelled to Benin Republic to illegally purchase firearms. Mora told our correspondent that he bought the guns from Benin Republic and sold them to those who needed them for self-protection. “I ...
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Police Uncover Gang’s Plot To Attack Benue Bank

Benue State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Ene Okon, yesterday, disclosed that the command had uncovered a plot by an armed gang to attack a second generation bank in the state. Mr. Okon said in Makurdi that intelligence indicated that the gang planned to strike the state from the eastern part of the country, assuring that the command had fortified security in all banks in the state to forestall the attack. His words: “We got information that some bad boys are moving from the East to attack a second generation bank in the state and as such the command has fortified ...
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