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Heineken Commences Entries for #ShapeYourCity Campaign

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Christian Leaders: Nigeria Fatally Becoming an Islamic State

Missing Scavenger Found, As Police Investigate Mysterious Disappearance

Missing Scavenger Found, As Police Investigate Mysterious Disappearance


A scavenger, Zaradin Sani, who was allegedly kidnapped at no 31, Kayode Adebanji Street, off Unity Road, Ashamu Estate in Oke-Afa, last weekend, has been found, after operatives of the Lagos State Police Command tracked him from Ibadan to Kano. This is just as the command has begun detailed investigation into the mysterious disappearance, with a view to unravel what really transpired. It was earlier reported that the scavenger had in the company of colleague, gone into the said building to cart away a used fridge only to disappear, but had somehow managed to contact his colleague, who hitherto had been worried. The victim was said to have told his colleague that he was being held inside a particular compound with a cross sign in  front. When news of his alleged disappearance filtered in, some scavengers numbering over 50, had stormed the said house  to protest. Going berserk, the protesters had damaged se…

Budget Scandal: Abdulmumini Meets Presidential Committee August 31

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 Budget Scandal: Abdulmumini Meets Presidential Committee August 31
The sacked Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Appropriation, Hon. Jibrin Abdulmumini, has received an invitation from the Presidential Advisory Committee against Corruption to brief the committee on the allegations of corruption levelled against House Speaker, Yakubu Dogara, and three principal officers.  Abdulmumini revealed this on his twitter handle on Tuesday. “In another victory for my journey to ensure that justice is served on Speaker Dogara, Lasun, Doguwa, Ogor and 9 other members, I have received official invitation from Prof Itse Sagay SAN, Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee against Corruption to make a comprehensive presentation to the Committee on the allegations I raised against Mr Speaker and others and discuss strategies on how to achieve results. The letter was signed by Executive Secretary of the Committee  Prof Bolaji Owasanoye,” the tweets read. It was gather…

Obasanjo: Nigerians Brought Buhari to Power, Not Me

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Obasanjo: Nigerians Brought Buhari to Power, Not Me
Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has declared that no individual or group including himself can lay claim to bringing President Buhari to power. The former president, who stated this in Jalingo today when he paid a courtesy call on Taraba State Governor, Darius Ishaku, said Nigerians overwhelmingly voted for President Buhari and as such nobody could claim to have brought him to power.
Reacting to a media report that he claimed that he and a few Nigerians brought the president to power, the former president and head of state said the report was not just untrue but malicious. 
Obasanjo, who was in the state on a five-day working visit to inspect some of the key projects he initiated while in office particularly the Mambilla Hydro power project said the election of President Buhari was an overwhelming decision of the generality of Nigerians and it was inconsiderate of any single person or group to claim the glory.
"I was astoun…

241 Nigerian Voluntary Returnees From Libya Arrive MMIA

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241 Nigerian Voluntary Returnees From Libya Arrive MMIA Another batch of Nigerians on Tuesday arrived at the Murtala Mohammed International (MMIA) as voluntary returnees from Libya. The returnees who were 241 in number arrived in Nigeria at about 4:00 p.m. amid relief and excitement as many of them searched for their relatives who came to welcome them home. It was gathered that their return was facilitated by the International Organisation for Immigration (IOM) aboard a chartered aircraft operated by Libyan Airlines with registration number 5A-LAR. The deported were documented on arrival at the cargo wing of the Lagos international airport by officials of National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA). According to an official of IOM, the deportees consisted of 17 males, 67 females, six children and three infants. The official said the Nigerians opted to return home because of the harsh conditions they underwent in their bid to travel to Europe. He said the IOM is committed to reduci…

FAAN, Affiliated Unions Stage Peaceful Protest in Kano

Emergency Powers Bill: Senate Rejects Buhari's Move to Turn Himself into a Tyrant

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Emergency Powers Bill: Senate Rejects Buhari's Move to Turn Himself into a Tyrant


The move by President Muhammadu Buhari to secure emergency powers to address the nation's economic crisis may not see the light of the day as senators today rejected the bill, saying Buhari is only seeking to transform himself into a tyrant and foist dictatorship on the nation.
The bill, entitled:"Emergency Economy Stabilisation Bill 2016," will be sent to the National Assembly by the president upon its resumption from its long vacation after eid-el kabir.
However, given the reactions of some senators to the proposed emergency powers being sought by Buhari through the bill today, the bill may be thrown out on the floor of the Senate as some of the senators had vehemently kicked against it, insisting that it is dead on arrival.
According to the senators who did not want to be named, some of the provisions in the bill were unnecessary as they described the move as nothing but…

Four Youths Murdered by Suspected Gunmen in Lagos

 Four Youths Murdered by Suspected Gunmen in Lagos

In a suspected revenge attack, some gunmen, alleged to be cultists, last weekend at Apapa Road and Otumara communities in Lagos Island, murdered four youths in cold blood. At Abule-Nla community on Apapa Road where the gruesome killings took place, they opened fire on the residents killing three persons, while  stabbed one Darlington Ogbu at Otumara community. Journalists gathered that Ogbu was boozing with his friends when the killers came in Otumara community on two motorcycles and stabbed him to death. But at Apapa Road, the gang said to belong to the  Kogbagidi boys opened fire on three youths identified as Samuel Olu, Junior and Taiye to death while other residents caught in the gunfire sustained gunshot  wounds.  Following the killings, suspected cultists stormed Lagos Mainland the next day  to wreck havoc but they were prevented by Vigilantes and a combined team of Police men. Speaking on anonimity, one of the residen…

Power: TCN Rolls out $7.5bn Five-year Network Upgrade Plan

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