Woman stabs 14-yr-old boy to death while fighting his grandmother

The Bayelsa State Police Command has arrested a woman, identified as Arugu Chidinma Benedicta, for allegedly killing a 14 year-old boy over a lingering dispute with his grandmother. It was gathered that chaos broke in Okaka, a suburb in Yenagoa, the State capitalyesterday, after the woman stormed the deceased’s house to challenge his grandmother over an undisclosed issue between them as the deceased, Joseph Thomas, was preparing to go to school. The incident was said to have happened some distance away from a Federal Correctional facility in the area. After…

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Super League fallout: Twitter users urge billionaire, Dangote to take over Arsenal FC

Arsenal fans are calling on Nigerian billionaire and Africa’s richest person, Aliko Dangote to launch a takeover of the club. Many fans were miffed by the club’s decision to join the European Super League, (ESL), alongside five other Premier League clubs, three Italian and three Spanish clubs. Arsenal, as well as Manchester City, Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool, however, confirmed their exit from the competition on Tuesday. Arsenal described its earlier endorsement of the league as a “mistake” and apologised in a statement published on its website. Many fans…

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Senate approves $1.5bn, €995m external loan for FG

The sum of $1.5 billion and Euro 995 million external loans has on Tuesday been approved for the Federal Government by the Senate. The approval was granted by the Senate following the consideration of the report of of its Committee on Local and Foreign Debts on the external borrowing plan of the Federal Government at plenary. Chairman of the Committee, Senator Clifford Ordia, presented the report. This is conung on the heels of the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi’s recent comments that the “selfishness” of some lawmakers that resulted in…

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‘Deby’s death may complicate Nigeria’s security matters in N/East, N/West’ – Olawepo-Hashim warns

Global energy executive and former presidential candidate in 2019, Mr..Gbenga Olawepo-Hashim, has alerted that the death of Chadian leader, Marshall Idris Dedy, has potential of complicating Nigeria’s security issues, particularly in the North-East and North-West regions. While reacting on the death of the Chadian strongman, Olawepo-Hashim, in an interview said that Nigeria’s policy experts must of necessity, be very worried of the development now. According to the businessman, “the death of Marshal Idris Deby, until yesterday President of Chad, is undoubtedly a setback for Nigeria’s national security”. Idris Deby has…

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Again, EFCC grills Ex-Zamfara Gov., Yari

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC), yesterday interrogated former Zamfara State governor, AbdulAzeez Yari, over his alleged handling of transactions relating the Paris Club Fund refund while he served as chairman of Nigeria Governors’ Forum, (NGF). Yari was said to be facing questions over other allegations of corruption. Spokesman of the EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren, confirmed that the former governor was invited by the commission’s office in Sokoto. “We extended an invitation to him; He has been with interrogators in our Sokoto office”, he said. However, he could not confirm…

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ATAR Communications set to launch another FM Radio Station in Kano, Digital TV Studios in Dubai

The Executive Chairman of ATAR Communications Nig. Ltd, Alhaji (Dr.) Ahmed Tijjani Ramalan, has announced that the Multi-Broadcast media company would soon launch its brand of frequency modulation FM Radio station, and in Kano, Nigeria and Digital TV Studios in Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates, (UAE). The new platforms, Liberty Radio 103.3FM, Kano and Liberty Black Entertainment Studios, in UAE, Ramalan said, are projects aimed at introducing top quality Hausa contents of News, Current Affairs, Politics on Kano RadioFM and Black Entertainment and Documentary Contents on TV for the…

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‘No plan to increase petrol price in May’, NNPC assures

…Says fuel queues will disappear soon There is no plan to increase the pump price of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), popularly known as petrol, for the month of May, according to the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC). The Group Managing Director, Malam Mele Kyari, disclosed this at the end of a closed-door meeting with Petroleum Transport Drivers (PTD), National Association of Road Transporters Owners (NARTO), and oil marketers on Monday in Abuja, the nation’s capital. The meeting, convened by the NNPC boss, was held amid the industrial action by the…

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“Nobody can intimidate, bully Buhari to break Nigeria”, Says Garba Shehu

The Presidency says secession agitators in the southern part of the country cannot intimidate President Muhamadu Buhari to dance to their tunes. The Senior Special Assistant, Media and Publicity to the President, Garba Shehu, said this at the media interactive session of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Professional Forum. It also stated that the President will not pay those demanding dissolution of the country in order to end their agitations. According to the Presidency, calls for secession have always been used to force the previous governments into paying agitators to…

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NDLEA arrests undergraduate, boyfriend selling drug cookies to Abuja school children

Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, (NDLEA), have arrested a 300-level university student, Rhoda Agboje and her boyfriend, Ifeanyi Nwankwo, both of who specialise in producing and selling drug cookies to school children and other unsuspecting members of the public in Abuja. Narcotics agents with the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Command of the NDLEA have also launched a manhunt for another member of the syndicate involved in producing the cookies with Arizona, a highly psychoactive variant of cannabis; alcohol and Rohypnol among other ingredients. Their lid was blown…

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Akeredolu wins at Ondo election tribunal

The Ondo State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Akure, the State capital, has struck out a petition filed by the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP), against the return of Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of the All Progressives Congress, (APC), as governor. The petition, filed by PDP’s Eyitayo Jegede, was struck out for want of jurisdiction by the three-man panel led by Justice Abubakar Umar. The tribunal, in its virtual judgment, said the issues raised in the petition are internal affairs and management challenges of a political party which it has no jurisdiction…

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