Unbelievable!!! A village in Abuja where twins are killed

Story Views: 11 The arrival of baby is no doubt a blessing for couple. It is so desired and couple plan ahead for it by buying items for the baby or babies as the case may be. But this is not so in kaida village located in Gwagwalada Area Council, a surbub of the federal Capital territory Abuja. In this community the arrival of twins is seen as a nurse and they are killed few days after birth. For Kaida community twins are considered evil right from immemorial. In any…

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Breaking: Metuh collapses in court

Story Views: 22 Mr. Olisa Metuh, former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has collapsed at the Federal High Court in Abuja as he was making his way to the dock for his resumed trial. Metuh is being prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for the N400m he allegedly received fraudulently from the Office of the National Security Adviser in 2014. He fell down shortly after the case was called on Monday. Details later

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UTME 2018: JAMB Announces Rescheduled Date For Examinations

Story Views: 13 The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) on Sunday said it had set May 26 for rescheduled Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME) for more than 12,000 candidates across the country. The Board’s Head of Media, Fabian Benjamin, disclosed this in an interview with newsmen in Abuja. According to Mr Benjamin, more than 12,000 candidates are expected to sit for the mop up examinations in few of its centres across the country. This category of candidates, he explained, are those whose biometrics were not captured during the initial…

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Residents Foil Suicide Bomb Attack In Yobe Mosque

Story Views: 18 Some vigilant residents of Gashua village in Gujba Local Government Area of Yobe State have averted a tragedy by successfully foiling a suicide bomb attack in the village. The civilians cited the female Boko Haram members when she was about to denotate the suicide vest inside a mosque which was This was disclosed in a statement on Sunday by Spokesperson for Theatre Command Operation Lafiya Dole, Colonel Onyema Nwachukwu. “A female Boko Haram suicide bomber had infiltrated the mosque, while members were about to commence a prayer session but…

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N-Power programme to be expanded – Osinbajo

Story Views: 12 Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says the N-Power Graduate Skills Acquisition Programme will be expanded and made better to benefit more Nigerian youths. Mr Osinbajo made the disclosure on Friday during a visit to Kiara De-Luke Multi-Skill and Entrepreneurship Centre, an N-Power training centre at Umuobiakwa in Obingwa Local Government Area of Abia. Addressing the trainees, the vice president said the N-Power programme was very important to the federal government because of its focus on empowering the youths through capacity building. “The programme will be expanded, enriched, made…

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N400m fraud: Metuh files appeal over denial of medical treatment abroad

Story Views: 11 Embattled former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Chief Olisa Metuh, has gone before the Court of Appeal in Abuja to challenge refusal of trial Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court in Abuja to allow him to travel abroad for medical treatment.  Metuh who is facing trial over allegation that he had through his firm, received N400million prior to the 2015 presidential election, had on March 14, applied to be allowed to seek medical attention in the United Kingdom, lamenting that he…

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Cuba plane: More than 100 die in Havana air crash

Story Views: 25 More than 100 people have died after a Boeing 737 airliner crashed near Jose Marti International Airport in Havana, Cuban state media say. Three people have survived but are in a critical condition, Cuban Communist Party newspaper Granma reported. Flight tracking websites indicate the plane departed at mid-morning local time, and it reportedly crashed shortly after. It was carrying 104 passengers and nine foreign crew, according to local media. “There has been an unfortunate aviation accident. The news is not very promising, it seems that there is…

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Santa Fe High School: Ten dead in shooting

Story Views: 24 Ten people have been killed and 10 others injured in a shooting by a student at a Texas high school, says the state governor. The attacker, who is in police custody on murder charges, was identified as Dimitrios Pagourtzis, a 17-year-old pupil at Santa Fe High School. He allegedly used a shotgun and revolver apparently taken from his father, who legally owned the weapons. Most of the dead from the attack in Santa Fe are students, said police. Texas Governor Greg Abbott said “various kinds of explosive…

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EPL: Manchester City manager signs new deal to 2021

Story Views: 28 Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has signed a new deal which will keep him at the club until 2021. The 47-year-old Spaniard led City to the Premier League title with a record 100 points last season. The contract extension means his deal with City is the longest commitment the former Barcelona and Bayern Munich boss has made to a club since starting his managerial career in 2008. “I am so happy and excited. It’s a pleasure to work here,” he said. “I enjoy working with our players every…

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Man butched in ogun State by alleged ritualist

Story Views: 41 Alleged ritualist who were caught by the vigilante group at ijebu, ohun state. They were caught with human parts with the body of a man they had just killed on Wednesday. It was reported that the man who was killed and folded in a sack bag was a member of a particular church in that area, he went tofumigate the building when he was caught and butchered by these retualist.

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” Doctor who rejects gunshot victims are criminal liable”

Story Views: 42 Lagos State commissioner of police,” Doctor who rejects gunshot victims are criminal liable”. The commissioner who reacted to a media report that doctors at Reddington Hospital in Ikeja, Lagos State rejected  Engineer Adebayo Akinwunmi who suffered bullet wounds after armed robber attacked his home in ofada mokoloki, ogun State. The hospital rejected the victim claiming that there was no police report. The PRO of Lagos State command, SP Chike Oti, said ” The attention of the Nigeria police Lagos State command, has been drawn to the punch…

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Presidency Denies Nigeria’s Presence At US Jerusalem Embassy Opening

Story Views: 54 The Presidency has denied that Nigeria was represented at Monday’s official opening of the United States embassy in Jerusalem, Israel. The controversial move to relocate it from Tel Aviv by the President Donald Trump administration has already drawn the ire of Palestinians who carried out a deadly protest during the ceremony thought to have been attended by Nigeria along with dozens of other nations. But a top Presidency office’s has now distanced Nigeria from the event, saying in Abuja on Tuesday that the country was not represented.…

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Killings: FG to Rehabilitate Destroyed Communities with N10bn

Story Views: 40 The Federal Government has approved a rehabilitation fund of N10bn for victims of killer herdsmen attacks in Benue, Nasarawa and Taraba states, as part of efforts to resettle thousands of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs). Vice President Yemi Osinbajo made this known on Tuesday during a visit to IDP camps in Makurdi, the Benue State capital.   A group of children at the Abagena camp, Benue, presented a song of welcome & appreciation to the VP and he afterwards moves close to them & gives them a New…

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Again, police and Shiite members clashed at federal Secretariat Abuja

Story Views: 20 The police on Monday clashed with members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria in Abuja over the release of Shiite leader, Ibrahim El_ Zakzaky. Source confirmed to Daily Mandate that the youths were armed with stones. They cashed away the police team and over turned a traffic warden cabin on the road. The protesting group stopped all activities at the federal Secretariat complex, Abuja a few meters away from the National Assembly and the presidential Villa.  

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What Nigeria will do with $320 million Abacha loot – Buhari

Story Views: 39 The federal government on Monday in Abuja announced that $320 million stolen funds by late military dictator, Sani Abacha, would be spent on the Conditional Cash Transfer scheme of the administration to support the poor. Declaring open the 8th Commonwealth Conference of Anti-Corruption Agencies in Africa, Mr Buhari, represented by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, said it was one condition given by the Switzerland authorities for the repatriation of the funds. Mr Buhari said that The Global Forum on Asset Recovery (GFAR) after its inaugural meeting in Washington, DC,…

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Buratai opens military base in Birnin-Gwari

Story Views: 22 Tukur Buratai, the Chief of Army Staff, flagged-off a two Battalion Forward Operation Base (FOB) at the troubled Birnin-Gwari area of Kaduna State, Nigeria on Monday. The FOB was tagged Operation ‘Idon Raini’ at Kanfanin Doka village, the proposed site. Addressing the soldiers, Mr Buratai charged the soldiers to get the killers in the troubled area within three weeks. According to him, he required resounding results, such that will finally bring the criminals to their knees. The Army chief told the soldiers not to adopt the defensive…

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Rohr Releases 30-Man List for World Cup

Story Views: 30 Technical Adviser Gernot Rohr has named Captain Mikel John Obi, goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa, defenders Abdullahi Shehu, Elderson Echiejile and Leon Balogun, as well as midfielders Ogenyi Onazi and Oghenekaro Etebo and forwards Ahmed Musa and Victor Moses in Nigeria’s 30-man provisional list for the Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup finals. The list also includes Spain –based goalkeeper Francis Uzoho, defenders William Ekong, Kenneth Omeruo and Olaoluwa Aina, midfielders Wilfred Ndidi, Joel Obi and John Ogu and forwards Kelechi Iheanacho, Moses Simon and Alex Iwobi. Chelsea winger Moses…

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Police seal off Kano Assembly over impeachment plot

Story Views: 24 The Kano State House of Assembly was on Monday sealed off by police following moves to impeach the Speaker of the House, Abdullahi Yusuf Ata, by some lawmakers. However, sources close to the House, told our correspondent that as at Sunday’s night, 21 lawmakers have indicated their support for the speaker’s impeachment. It was gathered that principal officers of the House had been impeached after 21 lawmakers voted for their impeachment. The source said: “The principal officers have already been impeached following the approval by 21 lawmakers…

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