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10 arrested as Lagos task force seizes 120 motorcycles

The Lagos State Environmental Sanitation Enforcement Agency (Task Force) yesterday impounded 120 motorcycles and arrested 10 Okada riders.

Fake soldier dragged to court over alleged motorcycle theft

A man yesterday appeared before an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court for allegedly impersonating a soldier and stealing a Bajaj motorcycle.

Police kill suspected highway kidnapper, rescue victims

Operatives of the Edo State Police Command have shot dead a suspected member of a kidnap syndicate in Ovia South-West Local Government Area of the state.

Federal govt to unveil new policy to enhance power distribution

The Ministry of Power said it would soon introduce a new policy, targeted at expanding electricity distribution in the nation.

Power supply to improve as burnt pipeline repaired – Babatunde Fashola

The Minister Of Power Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, said the Western gas pipeline that got burnt last week has repaired and restored.

Blackout as electricity grid collapses twice in less than 24 hours

Within a space of about 16 hours, the country’s electricity grid collapsed twice, leaving many parts of the country in total blackout.

Power grid shut down by gas pipeline fire – ministry

Nigeria’s electricity grid has been shut down by a fire on a gas pipeline, the ministry of power said in a statement on Wednesday.

TCN, GENCOS working to restore operation on national transmission grid – Babatunde Fashola

Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, on Wednesday announced that the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) and the Generation Companies (GENCOS) were working to restore the technical hitches recorded in the national transmission grid.

Nigeria’s electricity grid collapses after fire incident on major pipeline

Nigeria’s power transmission grid collapsed on Tuesday night, a development that led to widespread blackout across the country.

JTF kills three suspected criminals in Rivers

Joint Military Taskforce, JTF, deployed in Rumuji Community, Emohua Local Government Area of Rivers State yesterday gunned down three suspected criminals.

DPR dispenses free petrol to motorists in Abuja

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) on Tuesday sealed a filling station in Kubwa, a suburb of Abuja, for allegedly selling petrol above N145 and gave out the product free to motorists.

Fuel scarcity: DPR sanctions filling stations, dispenses petrol for free

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) on Tuesday sealed a filling station in Kubwa, a suburb of Abuja, for allegedly selling petrol above N145 and gave out the product free to motorists.

Nigeria’s dependence on other countries for sustenance embarrassing – Governor Akeredolu

Ondo State Governor, Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu, (SAN), on Saturday described Nigeria’s dependence on other countries for infrastructure development and basic means of sustenance as embarrassing.

I lured her with N10 sweet – rape suspect

A 30-year-old rape suspect, Mohammed Abubakar, on Tuesday admitted to luring a nine-year-old primary four pupil with a N10 lollipop sweet.

Nigerians must earn from productivity, not rent – Governor Aregbesola

Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State has identified unearned income from rent, rather than productivity, as the major challenge facing Nigeria in terms of its economic development.

Mob lynches 3 men over Okada theft in Ondo

A mob, yesterday, lynched two brothers and one other robbery suspect in Akure, the Ondo State capital, causing panic and tension across the state.

Muslim bags PhD in Christian studies

A Muslim, Prof. Rasheed Jimoh-Ijaodola, has bagged a doctorate degree in Christian studies at the University of Ilorin.

Lagos task force operatives impound 163 okadas, arrest 29 riders

Officials of the Lagos State Task Force have impounded 163 commercial motorcycles, popularly known as ‘okada’ and arrested 29 riders at Mile 2 and FESTAC area of Lagos.

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The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) on Tuesday released the Consumer Price Index (CPI) which measures inflation with the index rising to 11.24 per cent in September.
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Joint Customs-Miltary patrol kill alleged smuggler in Babura

A joint border patrol team of Customs and Military officers gunned down a suspected rice smuggler yesterday in the Babura Local Government Area of Jigawa State.
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Absence of three defendants stalls ‘UNILAG gang-rape’ trial

The absence on Tuesday of three of the five students of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), facing trial for allegedly gang-raping a student of the institution has stalled their criminal trial.
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Speaker Gbajabiamila: Nigeria better with equal representation of women in politics

Speaker, House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has attributed the poor socio-economic and political situation in Nigeria to the inadequate participation of women in active politics.