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Police arrest suspected kidnap kingpin in Benue

Benue State Police Command has arrested a suspected kidnap and robbery kingpin on wanted list, Monday Iorgougo, alias Yahooze, alleged to have masterminded several kidnap and robbery cases in the state, including the abduction of a female journalist.

Workers’ strike paralyses Benue

Organised Labour in Benue State on Tuesday shut down government offices across the state as workers embarked on an indefinite strike over the non-payment of their salaries for eight and 11 months for state and local government workers respectively.

NEMA to dispatch 8 trucks of relief materials to Benue flood victims

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), is expected to release eight trucks of relief materials to the over 1,000 flood victims in Benue State.

NEMA donates relief materials to Benue flood victims

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) on Saturday donated 27 different items as relief materials to flood victims in Benue and inspect affected areas.

Benue flood: Ortom seeks fed govt’s intervention

Gov Samuel Ortom of Benue on Monday appealed for the intervention of the Federal Government to enable the state government address the menace of flood.

Flood submerges Benue Radio, market, seven communities – official

A Benue radio station, Wurukum Market, and seven communities have been submerged following Saturday night heavy downpour in Makurdi.

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President Buhari’ll consider his health before deciding on second term – Femi Adesina

President Muhammadu Buhari will consider his state of health before taking the decision on whether to seek re-election in 2019 or not, his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, stated in an interview on Sunday.

Ex-President Jonathan struggling to pay 2015 election debts – Godknows Igali

A retired Permanent Secretary and Diplomat, Ambassador Godknows Boladei Igali, has said former President Goodluck Jonathan is struggling to pay debts he incurred on the 2015 presidential election.

Punish trigger-happy officers – Lagos CP tells Customs

Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Police Command, Imohimi Edgal, weekend, urged the leadership of the Nigeria Customs to take stringent measures against any trigger happy officer found culpable in the death of any civilian, with a view to serving as deterrent to others.

EFCC arraigns coy staff over alleged N48.4m theft

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has re-arraigned a cashier of Global Trust Savings and Loans Limited in Lagos, Patience Onyinye, for allegedly stealing N48.44 million, belonging to the financial house.

World’s top 1% earn 82% of wealth generated in 2017 – Oxfam

Eighty-two per cent of the wealth generated last year went to the richest one per cent of the global population, while the 3.7 billion people who make up the poorest half of the world saw no increase in their wealth, says a new Oxfam report.

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2019: Daura youth to purchase nomination forms for President Buhari, Governor Masari

Daura Emirate Youth Progressive Movement (DEYPM), an NGO, on Sunday said it would purchase nominations forms for President Muhammadu Buhari and Gov. Aminu Masari of Katsina State to enable them recontest in the 2019 general elections.

DMO hails release of capital funding

The Debt Management Office (DMO) says the release of N1.2 trillion for capital projects by the Federal Government in six months is a positive development in the country.

LASU to open portal for regularisation of encroached land

The Lagos State University (LASU) says the registration portal for the regularisation of encroached land of the institution by illegal occupants as directed will start from Jan. 29 to June 30.

CAR agitated after France dismisses sex abuse case against its troops

A French court’s decision to dismiss a case brought against a group of French soldiers accused of sexually abusing children while on deployment in the Central African Republic in 2013-2014, has sparked anger in the country.

No offers Jonny Evans yet – Alan Pardew

West Brom boss Alan Pardew says the club have not yet received an offer for centre-back Jonny Evans.