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Fulani Herdsmen kill two NSCDC officers in Benue

Suspected Fulani herdsmen on Monday evening murdered two officers of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC identified as Adams Godwin and Abah Patrick in Awange near Kasseyo Town in Guma LGA of the state. Guma is the hometown of Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom. NSCDC Benue Command Public …

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Lagos extends Oshodi-Int’l Airport road reconstruction to Ladipo axis

The Lagos State Government on Monday approved the extension of the ongoing reconstruction of the International Airport Road to Ladipo International Market axis along Oshodi Apapa Expressway. The Government also announced plans to construct a pedestrian bridge at Toyota Bus Stop in response to the yearnings of traders and residents …

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Buhari presides over security meeting in state house | photos

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday summoned an emergency security meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The meeting which was attended by all service chiefs and Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, came barely 48 hours after the release of three lecturers of University of Maiduguri and 10 police officers’ wives by …

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Fmr. CBN boss to run for president in 2019

A former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Kingsley Moghalu, announced on Monday that he was consulting widely to run for the presidency in 2019. Mr. Moghalu told political correspondents in Lagos that time had come for technocrats, intellectuals and experienced people to take power from Nigeria’s career …

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Suspected Herdsmen kill Ekiti farmer

Armed persons on Sunday killed a farmer in Ekiti State with residents saying they believe the victim was killed by armed herdsmen. The victim, Olayemi Tunde, was murdered on Sunday in Ipao Ekiti, Ikole Local Government Area. The incident occurred on Sunday afternoon, when the victim was returning home from …

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Buhari, IBB mourn John Shagaya who died in road accident

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that he is “profoundly saddened” to learn of the tragic accident that took the life of John Shagaya, a retired army general and former senator. Mr. Buhari, in a statement Sunday by his spokesperson, Femi Adesina, also offered his “heartfelt condolences to the Shagaya family, …

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Former Sen. John Shagaya dies in car crash

Former Senator representing Plateau Southern Zone, General John Shagaya (Rtd), on Sunday died following a ghastly motor accident on his way to his hometown, Langtang. General Shagaya was recently appointed as the Chairman National Institute for Policy and Strategy Studies (NIPSS) by President Muhammadu Buhari.  

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Russian plane crashes near Moscow, killing 71 people – agencies

A plane operated by Russia’s Saratov Airlines crashed in the Moscow region on Sunday, killing all 71 people on board, Russian news agencies said, citing sources in the emergency services. There were 65 passengers and six crew members onboard the plane which went missing from radars less than 10 minutes …

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The Latest: Syria war monitor says Israeli strikes killed 6

JERUSALEM (AP) – The Latest on the escalation between Israel and Syria and Israel’s offensive against Iranian targets in Syria (all times local): 9:25 a.m. A Syria war monitor says an unprecedented wave of Israeli airstrikes in Syria killed at least six Syrian troops and allied militiamen. The Syrian Observatory …

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South Africa’s ANC to hold meeting on Monday as pressure mounts on Zuma

South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC) will convene a special meeting of its decision-making executive on Monday, its spokesman said, amid mounting pressure on President Jacob Zuma to step down. The ANC called off a similar meeting scheduled for last Wednesday to discuss Zuma’s future after the president and …

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Strange snake swallows N36 million cash in Makurdi JAMB office

A mystery snake is said to have sneaked into the accounts office of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, in Makurdi, the Benue State capital and made away with N36 million cash. Before now, JAMB candidates purchased scratch cards from JAMB state offices and other designated centers, to gain …

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Herdsmen burn Police van, kidnap 4 officers in Benue

Four policemen have been reportedly kidnapped and a security van burnt after suspected Fulani herdsmen ambushed them in Logo LGA of Benue State. The officers were said to be returning from a confidence-building mission in remote villages when suspected herdsmen opened fire on them in Tse Akpam village, near Azege …

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Lagos City Marathon 2018: Ambode promises increase in prize money

Lagos Governor, Akinwumi Ambode has said that annual Access Bank Lagos City Marathon can get better with Nigerian athletes improving in their performances. Speaking at the 2018 edition of the race today, the governor promised that there will be an increase in the 10km race prize money, to encourage indigenous …

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Agwu: ‘I died but woke up when taking to mortuary’

Julius Agwu in an exclusive interview with Saturday Beats (Punch) narrated how he died but returned to life when he was being conveyed to the mortuary. The Comedian, who was critically ill some months ago, also spoke about his second visit to the hospital over the tumours in his brain. …

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Buhari welcomes release of UNIMAID lecturers, 10 police wives

The Department of State Services, DSS Saturday briefed President Muhammadu Buhari on the release, through negotiations, of three University of Maiduguri UNIMAID lecturers abducted by suspected Boko Haram terrorists in Magumeri, Borno State. Also released from the Boko Haram terrorists are 10 women, kidnapped in a raid by the militant …

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