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Herbalist, artisan arrested for allegedly killing Ogun housewife for ritual

Men of the Ogun State Police Command have arrested a 29-year-old herbalist, Baoku Gbuyi, and a 27-year-old bricklayer, Olamide Odulaja, for  allegedly killing a housewife, Modupeola Folorunsho, and her four-year-old  son, Peter, for a money-making ritual. The suspects were arrested following a report by the head of the family, Abiola Folorunsho, that his wife and...

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Minimum wage: National Assembly raises panel to avert strike

Sunday Aborisade, Abuja The Clerk to the National Assembly, Olatunde Ojo, has constituted a nine-member committee to fashion out modalities for the implementation of the national minimum wage and other demands of the parliamentary workers in order to avert the proposed strike by the workers. The National Assembly chapter of the Parliamentary Staff Association of...

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NAFDAC warns Nigerians against fake AstraZeneca vaccination

Friday Olokor, Abuja THE Nigerian public should ensure that the COVID-19 AstraZeneca Vaccine being administered on them has the original label, the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control said on Sunday. NAFDAC in a statement by its Director-General, Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, said the advice became necessary to ensure that people were not...

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Bayelsa community seeks JTF’s intervention to dislodge criminals

The Bilabiri community in the Ekeremor Local Government Area of Bayelsa State has sought the intervention of the Joint Task Force in the Niger Delta codenamed Operation Delta Safe to flush out criminal elements in their environment. The community hosts oil production facilities operated by Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited and Chevron Nigeria...

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One-third of Nigerians drinking contaminated water – Nutritionist, Chukwunweike

The United Nations has chosen March 22 to celebrate World Water Day.  In this interview, a nutritionist and member of the Nutrition Society of Nigeria, Mrs Josephine Chukwunweike, speaks with DAYO OJERINDE, on the importance of water   Was the country paid enough attention to provision of potable water? I do not think the country has...

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Ekiti killings: Three appear in court today, says Fayemi

Abiodun Nejo, Ado Ekiti THE Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has set up a committee of police experts to look into the increasing cases of attacks on police formations particularly in the south-eastern part of the country and proffer solutions to the ugly trend, The PUNCH has learnt. Recall that recently, a mob attacked and...

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IGP establishes committee to probe gunmen attacks on police in South-East

THE Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has set up a committee of police experts to look into the increasing cases of attacks on police formations particularly in the south-eastern part of the country and proffer solutions to the ugly trend, The PUNCH has learnt. Recall that recently, a mob attacked and razed the Divisional Police...

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IG establishes committee to probe gunmen attacks on police in S’East

THE Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has set up a committee of police experts to look into the increasing cases of attacks on police formations particularly in the south-eastern part of the country and proffer solutions to the ugly trend, The PUNCH has learnt. Recall that recently, a mob attacked and razed the Divisional Police...

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Minimum wage: N’Assembly raises panel to avert strike

Sunday Aborisade, Abuja The Clerk to the National Assembly, Olatunde Ojo, has constituted a nine-member committee to fashion out modalities for the implementation of the national minimum wage and other demands of the parliamentary workers in order to avert the proposed strike by the workers. The National Assembly chapter of the Parliamentary Staff Association of...

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Blackout lingers as Discos reject 5,452.96MW of electricity

Power distribution companies rejected a total of 5,452.96 megawatts of electricity in one week amid the outcry of blackout in various locations across the country by consumers. Latest industry figures on the Discos load summary obtained from the Transmission Company of Nigeria in Abuja on Saturday showed that the power distributors rejected this quantum of...

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Polaris Bank partners Ikoyi Club Unity Golf tourney

Polaris Bank has announced its sponsorship of the maiden Unity Golf Tournament billed for March 25 to 27 at the Ikoyi Club 1938 Golf Course in Lagos. A minimum of 350 amateur golf players from 70 golf clubs across the country are expected to compete at the event, with each club sending five of their...

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Buhari admits border closure didn’t stop illegal arms inflow

Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja THE President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), on Thursday, admitted that despite his regime’s recent closure of land borders, arms and ammunition continued flowing illegally. He attributed the problem to the situation in Libya, saying that once the country remains unstable, illegal arms and ammunition would continue to flow in the Sahel...

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Workers block Imo Govt House, debunk Uzodimma’s ‘ghost workers’ claim

Chidiebube Okeoma, Owerri Some civil servants, on Thursday, blocked the entrance gate to the Imo State Government House in Owerri. The protesters, who arrived at the Government House as early as 8am, stopped vehicles from going in and out of the premises. The development caused panic at the Government House, as security men manning the...

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How Lamido received N1.35bn kickbacks into personal accounts – EFCC

A witness of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Michael Wetkas, has narrated how a former governor of Jigawa State, Sule Lamido, his two sons and four others allegedly used their companies to receive several payments suspected to be kickbacks from contractors. Wetkas concluded his examination-in-chief in the ongoing case of diversion of public funds...

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C’River tax agency decries illegal revenue agents’ operations

The Chairman of the Cross River State Anti-Tax Agency, Bishop Emmah Isong, has condemned the activities of illegal revenue collectors, who are extorting petty traders, tricycle riders and cab drivers in Calabar and other parts of the state. In a statement titled: ‘Anti-Tax Agency frowns at (on) activities of tax operators’, and made available to...

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Cross River tax agency decries illegal revenue agents’ operations

The Chairman of the Cross River State Anti-Tax Agency, Bishop Emmah Isong, has condemned the activities of illegal revenue collectors, who are extorting petty traders, tricycle riders and cab drivers in Calabar and other parts of the state. In a statement titled: ‘Anti-Tax Agency frowns at (on) activities of tax operators’, and made available to...

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Trans-Nationwide Express approves zero dividend for shareholders

Joseph Olaoluwa Trans-Nationwide Express Plc has resolved not to pay shareholders any dividend. This is according to the approved outcome of the board of directors meeting which held on Monday, according to a notice filed by the firm with the Nigerian Stock Exchange. The statement read in part, “This is to inform the Nigerian Stock...

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Balogun eyes new Rangers deal

Defender Leon Balogun hopes to sign a contract extension with new Scottish champions, Glasgow Rangers, before the end of the season, The PUNCH reports. The Nigeria international, who joined the Gers in 2020 on a one-year deal from Brighton, will be out of contract in the summer. Balogun has made 14 starts and four substitute […] Read Full Story

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AbdulRazaq unveils Kwara United’s new kits

Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq on Thursday unveiled Kwara United’s new kits as part of the government’s efforts to promote the current leaders of the Nigerian Professional Football League. At the event held at the Kwara State Stadium Complex, Ilorin, AbdulRazaq called on stakeholders in the sports industry to redouble their efforts in promoting and […] Read Full Story