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Fuel crisis looms in Lagos, Delta, Rivers …as NUPENG issues fresh strike notice

Anxiety over the availability of petroleum products has heightened in some states in the southern part of the country as members of the National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) commence indefinite solidarity strike.NUPENG members from Warri, Lagos and Port Harcourt zones agreed at a rally in Warri, Delta State yesterday to commence…

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Tension in Rivers over court’s ruling on council chiefs

•Police take over 22 council to avert mayhem  •Wike appoints caretaker chairmenFollowing the crises that have trailed Thursday’s dissolution and the subsequent inauguration of new caretaker committee chairmen and councilors for the 22 local government areas by Rivers State governor, Onyesom  Wike, operatives of the Nigeria Police have sealed-off the council secretariats.Te order to seal-off…

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Pilgrimage: Debtor states, LGs, others to spend N70bn

State governments, including those that owe workers’ salaries, organisations and individuals will spend nothing less than N70bn on the 2015 pilgrimages to Mecca and Jerusalem. The Federal Government, states and local governments, spend huge amount of public funds on sponsoring Muslim and Christian pilgrims to Jerusalem and Mecca annually. The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria…

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Transfer of Boko haram prisoners down to S’East is abomination – Ezeonwuka, Igbo leader

ONITSHA –The Ogirishi of Igbo land, Chief Rommy Ezeonwuka has described the recent transfer of about 47 suspected Boko haram insurgents who were in prison custody in various parts of the north, down to Aguata prison in Anambra state (if it is true), as an abomination in Igbo culture and tradition. He said the authorities…

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APC to Ekweremadu: you’re wrong on Boko Haram attacks

The All Progressives Congress (APC) said yesterday that  the current spate of  attacks by the terror sect,Boko Haram, “are actually the desperate pangs of a dying monster.”Reacting to a comment by Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu that the attacks had increased since President Muhammadu Buhari assumed office in May,APC National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, …

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Nigeria’s Anti-Drug Agency Seizes $2.1 Million

“Preliminary investigation conducted by the Assets and Financial Investigation Directorate of the NDLEA revealed that Ibiteye’s action is in contravention of the money laundering prohibition Act 2011 as amended,” the NDLEA said. Officials of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have seized $2.1 million from suspected money launderers at the local wing of the…

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Synagogue Building Had No Approved Plan, Says Coroner

Coroner yesterday indicted the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) for the collapse of its guest house on September 12, last year. He ordered that the church “be investigated and proceeded against, under the law, by the relevant authority for not possessing necessary building permits”.Chief Magistrate Oyetade Komolafe recommended that Oladele Ogundeji and Akinbela Fatiregun of…

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Military arrests ‘mastermind’ of Jos, Zaria bomb attacks

The Army yesterday said the suspected mastermind of the bomb and gun attacks in Jos, Plateau State and Zaria, Kaduna State, had been arrested.The announcement came as the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) announced that it lost 37 members to the Zaria blast.A statement by the Acting Director of Army Public Relations, Col. Sani Usman,…