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Ekiti Assembly PDP member defects to APC

Kamarudeen Ogundele, Ado Ekiti A member of the Ekiti State House of Assembly, and Deputy Leader, Mr. Ebenezer Alagbada, has defected to the All Progressives Congress from the Peoples Democratic Party. He joined another member, Gboyega Aribisogan, who had earlier defected to the APC after he was suspended for 180 legislative days for alleged anti-party […]

Police arrest notorious gunrunner, accomplice in Bayelsa

Simon Utebor, Yenagoa The Bayelsa State Police Command says its operatives have arrested a suspected notorious gunrunner, Markus Akassa, and his accomplice, Ekioyoufegha Agge, at a hotel in Akenfa area of Yenagoa Local Government Area of the state. The command also said it recovered one AK 47 rifle and two Barreta pistols from the suspects. […]

Buhari congratulates Okonjo-Iweala’s father at 90

Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday congratulated the Obi of Ogwashiukwu, Prof. Chukwuka Okonjo, who turns 90 on Thursday. The renowned Mathematician and Economist is the father of a former Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala. In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, the President said […]

Verify tax certificates before payment to contractors, FG tells MDAs

Ifeanyi Onuba, Abuja The Federal Government on Tuesday issued a directive to all Ministries, Department, and Agencies of government to verify the authenticity of Tax Clearance Certificates presented by contractors that are engaged by the government before payment could be made to them. The Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, gave the directive in a […]

Police arrest 10 motorpark thieves in Anambra

Tony Okafor, Awka The police in Anambra State have arrested 10 handbag snatchers in different motor parks in the  State. Punch Metro gathered that the thieves had terrorised Ogidi, Nnewi, Onitsha and Ihiala residents over time. The Police Public Relations Officer in the State, Haruna Mohammed, who confirmed the arrest said the command would soon […]

Housewife seeks divorce because husband refuses to pray

A housewife, Hassana Angyan, on Tuesday begged a Kubwa Grade 1 Area Court to dissolve her marriage with Shuaibu Abdullahi, over his drunkenness, refusal to pray and battery. Angyan told the court that she got married to Abdullahi 30 years ago, under Islamic Law, the marriage produced six children. She then said Abdullahi formed the […]

Alleged N16.4m: Absence of Judge stalls trial of former IG

The absence of an Abuja Federal High Court judge, Justice Silvanus Oriji, on Tuesday, staled the trial of former Inspector-General of Police, Sunday Ehindero, and a former police commissioner, John Obaniyi. The Independent Corruption Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, arraigned the duo before the Judge on a five-count bordering on fraud and conspiracy. The […]

LASTMA dismisses 24, loses 10 to attacks

The Lagos State Traffic Management Authority has dismissed 24 of its personnel in the past two years over misconduct. The authority has also lost about 10 personnel, while some others suffered injuries with some resulting in amputation in the course of carrying out their duties. The Chief Executive Officer of the authority, Mr Christian Olakpe, […]

Indonesian woman swallowed by giant python

An Indonesian woman has been found in the belly of a giant python after the swollen snake was captured near where she vanished while tending her vegetable garden, police said Saturday. The body of 54-year-old Wa Tiba was found Friday when villagers cut open the seven-metre (23-foot) python which was found bloated in the village […]