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Banditry in Nigeria: A brief history of a long war

“Bandits” have emerged as the new bogeyman for insecurity in Nigeria, joining a long (and still growing list) that includes Boko Haram, cultists, herdsmen, kidnappers and militants.

Court remands teenager in juvenile home for allegedly raping five-year-old girl

An Evboriaria Magistrates’ Court sitting in Benin, on Monday, ordered that a 14-year-old boy who police accused of raping a four-year-old girl be remanded in a juvenile home.

House or Reps pays tribute to late Tony Anenih, observes a minute silence

The House of Representatives, on Tuesday, described late Chief Tony Anenih as “a true democrat”.
Chief Anthony Anenih

Anthony Anenih: A personal and political portrait

Anthony Anenih, the political leader, chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, who has died aged 85, was one of the most important figures in the story of Nigeria’s return to civilian rule, and a founding father and a major influence in the party that ruled the country for an unbroken stretch of 16 years.
4 President Muhammadu Buhari addressing the Leaders of the delegation, His Majesty Eze Dr. Isaac Ikonne, Enyi 1 of Aba and his delegation in an audience at the State House in Abuja. PHOTO; SUNDAY AGHAEZE. SEPT 14 2018

Muhammadu Buhari mourns the late David Dafinone, Sunny Okogwu

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday condoled with the families of a Second Republic legislator, late Sen. David Dafinone and a renowned entrepreneur and philanthropist, Ojise of Asaba, late Chief Sunny Okogwu, on their death.
Senator Jeremiah Useni

Plateau guber: Jeremiah Useni emerges PDP candidate

Senator Jeremiah Useni, 75 years old, has emerged the governorship candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Plateau in the 2019 general elections.

Godwin Obaseki: Muhammadu Buhari willing to grant presidential pardon to late Ambrose Alli

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed willingness to grant presidential pardon to late Professor Ambrose Alli, former Governor of Bendel State (now Edo and Delta States), according to Edo Governor, Godwin Obaseki.
Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki

Governor Obaseki assures players, coaches of Bendel Insurance prompt payment of salaries

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo on Monday in Benin, assured players and the coaching crew of Bendel Insurance FC of Benin regular payments of salaries and bonuses.

Man docked for allegedly raping own underaged daughter

A Magistrates’ Court sitting in Benin on Wednesday remanded a 52-year-old man, Monday Ovbovbo, in prison custody for allegedly raping his 15-year-old daughter.

Pat Utomi urges Delta APC to bury the hatchet

A leader in All Progressive Congress, Delta State chapter, Prof. Pat Utomi, has called for unity within the party, saying it is imperative if the well-being of our people is the primary motive of the leadership class in the party.

Southern, Middle Belt Leaders Forum demands IGP, INEC chairman’s sack

Worried by the audacious refusal of the police to submit to civil authority and the doubt over the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to conduct credible elections in 2019, Southern, Middle Belt Leaders Forum has demanded the immediate sack of Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris and the INEC Chairman, Prof Mahmoud Yakubu.

Edo government woos fans for Bendel Insurance FC

Edo state government has offered free transportation and jerseys to fans of Bendel Insurance Football Club to boost their support base, especially in the club’s away matches.

Policeman remanded in prison for impregnating minor

An Oredo Magistrates’ Court, Benin, on Friday, remanded a police officer, Micheal Eriarebhe, in prison custody for allegedly impregnating a 16-year-old suspect, while in police custody.

Father, son arraigned for rape of 10-year-old girl

A father and his son, aged 50 and 16 year respectively, have been arraigned at Evboriaria Magistrate Court in Benin City, the Edo State capital, for the allegedly rape of a 10-year-old girl.

Man jailed two years for stealing tin tomatoes

A 32-year old man identified as Austine Ibe has been sentenced to two-year imprisonment by an Oredo Magistrate Court for stealing 75 cartons of tin tomatoes valued at N315,600.

Edo government begins upgrade of Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium

The renovation of the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, Benin, for it to meet international standard has commenced in earnest, the News Agency of Nigeria reports.

2019: Senator Useni expresses desire to be Plateau governor

Senator representing Plateau South District in the National Assembly, Lt. Gen. Jeremiah Useni (rtd), has expressed his desire to govern Plateau State.

Man in court for driving against traffic, obstructing Governor Obaseki’s convoy

A motorist, Progress Raji, 27, was on Monday brought before an Oredo Magistrates’ Court in Benin, for allegedly obstructing Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki’s convoy.

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North Korea’s top envoy involved in talks with the United States arrived in Beijing on Thursday and is thought to be en route to Washington, South Korean news agency, Yonhap reported.

NCDC: Federal government working to control Lassa fever

Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, Chief Executive Officer, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), said that the Federal Government would intensify efforts to control Lassa Fever in the country.
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Leeds United complete signing of Kiko Casilla from Real Madrid

Leeds United have completed the signing of Kiko Casilla from Real Madrid, with the goalkeeper penning a four-and-a-half-year deal with the Whites.

Enugu residents tasked to embrace fish farming

Mr Stephen Onoja, Director of Fishery, Enugu State Ministry of Agriculture, has urged residents in Enugu State to embrace fish farming as a business.
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Mousa Dembele leaves Tottenham to join China’s Guangzhou R&F

Mousa Dembele became the latest high-profile name to swap Europe for China when he left English Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur and joined Guangzhou R&F on Thursday.