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FG Declares Friday, Monday Public Holiday

The federal government has declared Friday, April 19 and Monday, April 22, public holidays to mark the 2019 Easter celebration. The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Mr Georgina Ehuriah, announced the holiday in a statement quoting the minister on Wednesday in Abuja. The Minister of Interior, Lt.-Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau, who ...
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Passengers Escape Unhurt As Bus Catches Fire On Oshodi-Apapa Expressway

An 18-seater commercial bus burst into flames yesterday evening between Toyota and Five Star bus stop on Oshodi-Apapa expressway. Though no life was loss, the incident compounded the traffic gridlock along the route. An eyewitness told stated that the bus was carrying some passengers and generating sets when the engine ...
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Court Strikes Out Case As Dad ‘Forgives’ Man Who Raped 9-Year-Old Daughter Twice

A Family Court sitting in Benin, Edo State struck out a case bordering on the rape of a minor as the victim’s father told the judge that he had forgiven the defendant. The complainant expressed his desire to forgive his daughter’s rapist after the defendant had pleaded guilty to child ...
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26-Year-Old Girl Rescued From Seven Years Cocaine Addiction

The Senior Pastor of House of Freedom, Dr. Tony Rapu, and his team visited Ipodo, a notorious street in Ikeja, Lagos State recently and rescued 26-year-old Lizzy, who has taken to begging, hard drugs and prostitution as means of survival. The girl, who attended two prestigious schools in Lagos, Caleb ...
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15-Year-Old Wife Laces Husband’s Food With Rat Poison

The Police Command in Kano has arrested a 15-year-old housewife, Hassana Lawan, of Bechi Village, in Kumbotso Local Government Area of the state for allegedly poisoning her 33-year-old husband, Sale Abubakar. The Command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Abdullahi Haruna, confirmed the arrest in a statement issued to newsmen in Kano ...
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Police Arraign Banker For Allegedly Stealing N15m From Customer’s Account

The police on Wednesday arraigned a banker, Mohammed Abubakar, in a Wuse Zone II Chief Magistrates’ Court for allegedly stealing over N15 million from a customers account. The police charged Abubakar, 33, who lives at No 9 Zakur Street Madalla Niger State with four counts of Joint Act, Criminal Breach ...
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Train Crushes 2 Persons To Death In Kano

The Police in Kano on Tuesday confirmed the death of two persons, who were crushed to death by a train in the state capital. FRSC DSP. Abdullahi Haruna, the Police Public Relations Officer of the Kano Command, confirmed this in a statement. Haruna said that on April 16, at about ...
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Gunmen Kidnap Couple In Kogi, Shoot Their Child

The Commissioner of Police in Kogi, Mr. Hakeem Busari, on Monday confirmed the kidnap of one Mr. Henshaw Ativie and his wife in the state on Sunday by unknown gunmen. Busari told the News Agency of Nigeria in Lokoja that the husband and wife were kidnapped along Itakpe-Adogo road in ...
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JAMB Arrests Over 50 ‘Professional Examination

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has arrested over 50 people who write the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) for candidates. In its Weekend Bulletin, the Board disclosed that it has uncovered professional examination writers noting that master’s degree holders, post graduate and undergraduate students ‘were among the professional ...
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Court give Evans, Others June Deadline To Hire Lawyers

Justice Hakeem Oshodi of an Ikeja High Court has ordered alleged, Chukwudimeme Onwuamadike alias Evans and three other defendants to ensure they have legal representation by June 14. Evans is standing trial alongside Uche Amadi, Ogechi Uchechukwu, Chilaka Ifeanyi, Okwuchukwu Nwachukwu and Victor Aduba over the alleged kidnap of the ...
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