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Four bodies recovered from Lagos Lagoon crash scene


At least four bodies have been recovered from the scene of the helicopter crash that occurred at the Oworonsoki end of the Lagos Lagoon on Wednesday. It was gathered that officials of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) alongside the police and locals recovered the bodies during rescue operations. An ...

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Maitama Sule says Buhari’s government ‘dawn of new era’


Nigeria’s former Permanent Representative at the United Nations, UN, Alhaji Maitama Sule has described the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari and Prof. Yemi Osinbajo as the “dawn of a new era”, even as he admonished Nigerians to give their support to the present government. The elder statesman stated this yesterday ...

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Clean-up of Ogoniland: Buhari has shown he is for everybody – APC


The All Progressives Congress (APC) on Tuesday hailed President Muhammadu Buhari for fast-tracking the environmental clean-up of Ogoniland. It said the action proved that he is a president for all as he had already asserted. Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the National Publicity Secretary of APC, said this at a media briefing ...

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Nigerian returnees accuse Cameroonian Police of theft


Nigerians returning from Cameroon after fleeing to the country to seek a safe haven from the deadly activities of Boko Haram insurgents in the North-East, have recounted their experience in the hands of Cameroonian police, who they accuse of theft. It will be recalled that the National Emergency Management Agency ...

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Man in court for sucking private part of 9-year-old boy


A 30-year-old man identified as Emeji Christopher who allegedly sucked the private part of a 9-year-old boy was on Wednesday arraigned before a Lagos Chief Magistrates’ Court sitting in Yaba. Emeji is standing trial on a one count charge of indecent treatment of a child. Testifying in court, the prosecutor, ...

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BREAKING: Helicopter crashes into Lagos lagoon


A helicopter has reportedly crashed into a lagoon in Oworonshoki area of Lagos. The incident happened around 3.40 p.m. on Wednesday. National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) Spokesman (South West), Ibrahim Farinloye, who confirmed the incident to newsmen said emergency workers are already moving to the area. SOURCE

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‘Culture didn’t allow Awo to see Ooni’s remains’


Son of the late Ooni of Ife, Oba Adesoji Aderemi, Prince Aderonmu Aderemi, has said the Ife tradition seriously forbids the disclosure of the death of an Ooni as the “Ooni never dies.” He said the tradition of keeping the news of the death of Ooni from public knowledge was ...

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PDP drags Amaechi to EFCC

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THE Peoples Democratic Party in Rivers State on Tuesday insisted that President Muhammadu Buhari must investigate the immediate past governor of the state, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, over allegations of corruption. This is just as the party petitioned the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, detailing alleged corrupt practices that took place ...

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Soldiers, Boko Haram in gun battle near Maiduguri


The Nigerian military are currently in a gun duel with Boko Haram terrorists near Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, DAILY POST has learnt. It was gathered that loud explosions and sporadic gunshots could be heard Tuesday evening in Kayamula village of the Jere Local Government Area. A resident of the ...

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Buhari Sets Up Committee On War Against Corruption


President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed a Presidential Advisory Committee against Corruption headed by Professor Itse Sagay, a prominent professor of law and civil rights activist. The Committee is to advise the present administration on the prosecution of the war against corruption and the implementation of required reforms in Nigeria’s criminal ...

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Dozens arrested in Ferguson protests


FERGUSON, Mo. — Quiet returned to the streets of this St. Louis County city on Tuesday, hours after more than 20 people were arrested during demonstrations marking the first anniversary of the fatal shooting of Michael Brown. After hundreds of protesters began marching into a street Monday night, police using ...

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Senate forgery allegation raises issue of criminality –IG


The Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Solomon Arase, has defended police investigation into the alleged forgery of the Senate Standing Orders 2015. The police boss defended his action in a preliminary objection opposing a suit filed by the Enugu East senator in the National Assembly, Mr. Gilbert Nnaji, asking the Federal ...

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Terrorism: NIS bars 4,916 from travelling abroad


The Nigeria Immigration Service said it barred no fewer than 4,916 Nigerians from travelling out of the country between January and March, 2015. The Nigerians were suspected to be on their way to join international terrorist organisations, including the Islamic State of Syria and Iraq and the Taliban, sources within ...

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Ribadu later realised Obasanjo was using him –Soyinka


Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, said that former President Goodluck Jonathan was becoming authoritarian while in office. Soyinka also said that the pioneer Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Mallam Nuhu Ribadu admitted to him in the UK that he (Ribadu) realised late that former President Olusegun Obasanjo ...

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Trial of looters begins soon – Buhari


President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday said the prosecution of persons found to have stolen national resources would begin in a matter of weeks. A statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, quoted the President as speaking while granting audience to members of the National Peace ...

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