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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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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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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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Italy Considers Military Action against Boko Haram

Italian Foreign Minister, Paolo Gentiloni The Italian Foreign Minister, Paolo Gentiloni, has said his country may consider contributing to tackling the Boko Haram insurgents in Nigeria. Speaking in Rome yesterday, Gentiloni said Italy would also help to tackle extremist groups in Libya. He said military action response to extremism was inevitable and implied military consequences.…