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25 police and soldiers arrested in Taraba as investigations show they were on kidnappers' payroll

SECURITY operatives have arrested 25 people in connection with the recent murder of three policemen in Taraba State who were shot by soldiers while they were taking notorious kidnapper Hamisu Wadume into custody.



Abuja lawyer asks court to prevent Buhari from swearing-in ministers as there is no FCT name on the list

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari may be prevented from swearing in his ministers of August 21 as planned if an Abuja high court ruled against the government in a suit filed by an Abuja lawyer who objects to the fact that there is no representative of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) on the list.



Joe Igboekwe surprised that he was not just allowed to take a bow before Lagos State assembly

CONTROVERSIAL publicity secretary of the Lagos State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Joe Igboekwe has expressed surprise that he was subjected to a tough grilling when he appeared before the Lagos State House of assembly as a commissioner designate.



Shiite leader Sheikh El-Zakzaky arrives back in Abuja and is immediately taken into custody

ISLAMIC Movement of Nigeria (IMN) leader Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky and his wife Zeena have arrived back in Nigeria after their failed medical trip to India which was marred with constant disagreements over which doctors would treat him.



It is time for Ebonyi State to stand up and be counted by living up to its nickname as the salt of the nation

By Ayo Akinfe 

(1) With the global crude oil market dancing Atilogwu over the last few weeks as Donald Trump continues to make the world an uncertain place with his clownish behaviour, Nigeria needs to wake up to the reality that she can no longer rely on petroleum to fund her budget. Somehow, this reality has not dawned on our people in Aso Rock but very soon they will be hit by a sucker punch but alas, by then it will be too late 


Niger State government offers 44,000 hectares of land for cattle colony and Ruga settlement

GOVERNOR Abubakar Bello of Niger State set aside 44,000 hectares of land to develop Nigeria's largest cattle colony under an ambitious plan to open 23 grazing reserves in a bid to address the ongoing menace of Fulani cattle herdsmen and boost meat production.



Oil industry poised for more volatility as 26 US shale producers file for bankruptcy so far this year

CRUDE oil prices are poised for more volatility over the coming months as a total of 26 US shale firms have filed for bankruptcy since the beginning of the year indicating that their attempt to provide an alternative remains fraught with difficulties.



Enugu monarchs want law changed to make them chief security officers within their domains

TRADITIONAL rulers in Enugu State have asked that they be made the chief security officers of their domains in an ambitious plan to combat the growing menace of armed Fulani herdsmen and kidnappers.



Head of civil service hospitalised after she collapsed during EFCC questioning over N3bn scam

HEAD of the civil service of the federation Mrs Winifred Ekanem Oyo-Ita has been admitted to hospital after she collapsed during interrogation at the hands of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over a N3bn ($8,236,770) contract scam.



Governor Ihedioha appoints Nwankwo Kanu as his senior special assistant on sports

FORMER Super Eagles skipper Nwankwo Kanu has been appointed as the senior special assistant on sports to the Imo State governor Emeka Ihedioha in what is his first political appointment in the country.




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