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3 Female Suicide Bombers Die In Borno – Police

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The Borno State Police Command has said that three female suicide bombers died in Borno when the explosives strapped to their bodies detonated, adding that no one else was killed. The state police commissioner, Aderemi Opadokun, told AFP News Agency that the bombers died on Tuesday on their way to ...

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236 Osun Pensioners Die Awaiting Payment

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No fewer than 236 pensioners have died in Osun State due to delay in the payment of their pensions and gratuities. This was made known yesterday during a peaceful protest to the State House of Assembly by the Nigeria Union of Pensioners (NUP), Osun State chapter. The protesters, who were ...

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NNPC Investigates Vandalised Pipeline

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The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) said it has launched full scale investigation into its vandalised Ije Ododo pipeline. LEADERSHIP learnt that suspected vandals had at about 11.15pm Monday night severed a petroleum pipeline at the Ije Ododo pipeline forcing the NNPC to shut down the facility. Responding to LEADERSHIP’s ...

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Burundi’s opposition rejects new election date

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Burundi opposition political parties on Wednesday in Bujumbura rejected a proposal issued on Monday by the National Independent Electoral Commission (CENI) to delay presidential polls to July 15. A meeting over the new dates for the elections, was held before the CENI announced the proposal, attended by the ruling party ...

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At least 43 killed in Yemen clashes as parties prepare for talks

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At least 43 people were killed in heavy fighting in Yemen overnight and on Wednesday between supporters of exiled President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi and the country’s dominant Houthi group, residents, tribal and medical sources said. The clashes erupted ahead of U.N.-sponsored talks in Geneva next week aimed at ending a ...

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EFCC Arraigns 14 Foreign Nationals Over Illegal Oil Dealing

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Wednesday docked 14 foreign nationals before a Federal High Court, Lagos, over alleged illegal dealing in petroleum products. The accused included three Russians — Arthur Pakhladzhian, Vasaliy Shkundich and Kretov Andrey; one Japanese, Sergio Abgarian; three Ukrainians — Vitalis Biluos, Laguta Olesksiy ...

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Customs Destroys N4m Worth Of Smuggled Poultry Products

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The Seme Command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) yesterday buried 650 cartons of frozen chicken and turkey imports valued at N4 million smuggled into Nigeria from Cotonou, the Republic of Benin. Shortly after the destruction of the poultry products at the command’s headquarters in Seme, a border town with ...

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Police Have Powers To Prosecute All Offences – Court

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A Court of Appeal in Abuja has ruled that the Nigeria Police have power to prosecute all offences including those under the National Security and Civil Defence Corps Act of 2007. The court ruling was made known yesterday by the force spokesman, CP Emanuel Ojukwu in which he stated that ...

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Mimimah, Amosun Visit Maiduguri, Promise End To Boko Haram

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The chief of Army (COAS), Gen Kenneth Mimimah and Chief of Air Staff Air Marshall Adesola Amosun were yesterday in Maiduguri the Borno State capital in line with the ongoing relocation of the Military Command and Control Centre (MCCC) to the city as directed by President Muhammadu Buhari. The new ...

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CBN FRAUD: Court Reserves Ruling On Bail Till June 15

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The Federal High Court in Ibadan on Tuesday reserved ruling till June 15 on bail application for 10 bank officials involved in the N8 billion CBN currency scam. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had on June 2 arraigned six CBN staff, two employees of Sterling Bank and an ...

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Inter-agency rivalry rocks Aso Villa

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 A cold war is currently brewing among sister security agencies ahead of the relocation of President Muhammadu Buhari to the Presidential Villa, Abuja, THE PUNCH has learnt. Since their inauguration on May 29, Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo have yet to relocate to the State House, because renovation works ...

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Police parade masquerade over violence in Oyo

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Oyo state Police Command yesterday paraded a masquerade over an alleged incitement of followers to destroy people’s property during the Egungun Festival in Ibadan, Oyo state capital. The masquerade known ‘Ogunmola masquerade’ custodian one Sikiru Oyewale was paraded at Eleyele police state’s headquarters in Ibadan before the journalists. While addressing ...

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Boko Haram: Military relocates command centre to Maiduguri

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Military high command has confirmed the relocation of its command centre to Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, to facilitate the crushing of Boko Haram terrorists who have tormented North-East zone in the last six years. The action is in compliance with President Muhammadu Buhari’s matching order that the military should ...

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WWC: Germany thrash Cote d’ivoire 10-0

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Cote d’ivoire’s first ever participation in the women’s World Cup got off to an inauspicious start Sunday as they were handed a 10-0 thrashing at the hands of former world champions Germany. Meanwhile, fellow newcomers Thailand suffered a 4-0 defeat to Norway in the first round of Group B matches ...

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Cristiano Ronaldo’s Mother Detained For Carrying €55,000

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Cristiano Ronaldo’s mother got herself into trouble with the law recently when she was found to have been travelling with €55,000 in her hand luggage. according to reports in Spain. According to Europa Press, Dolores Aveiro was in the Barajas airport in Madrid in April when a routine search found ...

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President Muhammadu BUHARI Sets To Name 25 MINISTERS,Merge MDAS

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President Muhammadu Buhari is set to appoint only 25 ministers to serve his government. This is authoritative. Sources within his administration told Nigerian Pilot Sunday yesterday that the decision is in line with the new administration’s policy of cost reduction in view of the dwindling federally collectible revenue accruing to ...

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EXPOSED: PDP in SECRET Plot to grab Senate Presidency

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As the 8th national assembly set to bu inaugurated tomorrow, information available to www.newspunch.org suggests that the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP has secretly concluded plan to capitalize on the division in the ruling All Progressives congress, APC to grab the coveted Senate Presidency. According to a PDP Senator-elect, who ...

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Police Uncover Ritual Killers’ Hideout In Ondo, Arrest Five

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Policemen attached to the Igbotako Division of the Ondo State Police Command have uncovered a hideout where suspected ritual killers keep their victims. PUNCH Metro learnt that the hideout is located in Ago Oyinbo Community in the Okitipupa Local Government Area of the state. According to residents, ritual killers had ...

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