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Federal govt generates 18,597 jobs through labour-intensive public works in two years

The federal government says it has generated 18,597 jobs through labour-intensive public works.

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15-year-old Nigerian rapper killed in London

A 15-year-old Nigerian boy, Jordan Gbolade Jaiyeola, was stabbed to death when a mass brawl broke out as some 200 teenagers were leaving a 16th birthday party at a community centre in London.

Applicant bags two years imprisonment for rape, criminal conspiracy

A Jos Upper Area Court in Plateau State, sitting in Kasuwan Nama on Monday sentenced an applicant, Amos Adamu, 27, to two years imprisonment for rape and criminal conspiracy.

Rivers commissioner: Blame oil firms for rise in violence, drug abuse

The Rivers State Commissioner for Social Welfare and Rehabilitation, Mr. Damiete Herbert Miller, has blamed oil companies for rise in violence and drug abuse among youths in the Niger Delta region.

IGP Ibrahim Idris deploys intervention force, two choppers in Plateau

Following the killing of over 100 people on Saturday, the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has deployed an intervention force in Barkin-Ladi, and Riyom in Jos South Local Government Area and in other flashpoints across Plateau state.

Gunmen kill two Katsina university students

Gunmen, in the early hours of Sunday, invaded Bagiwa village in Mani Local Government Area of Katsina State killing two students of Al-Qalam University, Katsina, injuring one and kidnapping another.