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Kogi Assembly petitions IGP, DSS over alleged N200m bribe

The Kogi State House of Assembly is to petition the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, and the Department of State Services (DSS) over an alleged publication of collecting N200M bribe from governor Yahaya Bello.


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Killings: Plateau community urges govt to lift curfew

The Irigwe community in Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau State has called on the state government to lift the dusk-to-dawn curfew imposed on the area following incessant midnight attacks on its rural settlements.

EFCC arraigns ex-Perm Sec Clement Onubuogo for N14.1m fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Lagos Zonal office, on Monday, arraigned a former Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Labour and Employment, Clement Illoh Onubuogo, before Justice Taiwo Taiwo of the Lagos State High Court sitting in Igbosere, Lagos, on a 3-count charge bordering on stealing by conversion and conversion of property to the tune N14, 176,000.00.

Plane carrying wounded Somalis lands in Turkey

People wounded in the weekend's massive bombing in Somalia - the deadliest ever attack to date to hit the conflict-torn nation - were flown to Turkey on Monday for treatment, an AFP photographer said.

Rochas Okorocha and Jacob Zuma’s statue

What is it about South African President Jacob Zuma and statues? Two statues in one month - generating controversy from the streets of Pretoria to the streets of Owerri in Nigeria. In the first week of October, a 30-feet monument was unveiled in honour of President Zuma in the North West region of his country.

I may join PDP national chairmanship race – Senator Ladoja

Former Governor of Oyo State, Rashidi Ladoja, has revealed that he may join the race for the national chairman of the PDP.

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US Navy sacks top commanders after deadly warship collision

The US navy on Wednesday sacked two top commanders from a warship that was involved in a deadly collision with a tanker off Singapore, citing a “loss of confidence” in the officers.

Fed govt urged to embrace scientific research to tackle economic challenges

The Federal Government has been urged to embrace scientific approach in tackling the socio-economic challenges currently facing the country.

WHO renews polio fight in Nigeria

The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Saturday renewed its commitment to assist Nigeria combat polio and other child killer diseases.

Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan denies responsibility for poor state of Aso Rock clinic

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has denied responsibility for the poor state of Aso Rock clinic, amid a planned investigation of N11.1 billion budget allocated to the clinic between 2015 and 2017.

Kenya’s Uhuru Kenyatta to consider controversial election amendment before signing

President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya confirmed Friday that he had received the controversial election amendment bill from Parliament, saying he will consider before signing it into law.