Breaking: Metuh collapses in court

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

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 period of the…

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Residents Foil Suicide Bomb Attack In Yobe Mosque

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 was detected when…

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N-Power programme to be expanded – Osinbajo

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 bigger and better…

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

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 has lost sensation…

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Cuba plane: More than 100 die in Havana air crash

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 a high number…

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” Doctor who rejects gunshot victims are criminal liable”

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 newspaper publication of…

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Presidency Denies Nigeria’s Presence At US Jerusalem Embassy Opening

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. The official who…

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Killings: FG to Rehabilitate Destroyed Communities with N10bn

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 Song….telling the children…

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Again, police and Shiite members clashed at federal Secretariat Abuja

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

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, in December 2017,…

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Buratai opens military base in Birnin-Gwari

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 approach but rather,…

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Police seal off Kano Assembly over impeachment plot

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 who signed the…

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Buhari visits Jigawa today

President Muhammadu Buhari will begin a visit to Dutse, Jigawa state today.The visit, which was initially scheduled for 7 May, was postponed because President Buhari went to London to keep an appointment with his doctor. He returned on Friday and said he was well.”I just went for a further medical check-up and I am alright, thank you`”, he told reporters on arrival. Gov. Muhammad Badaru, who has planned a rousing welcome for the president said during the visit, the President is expected to commission some projects. A state dinner will…

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Police Recruitment: Shun any act of Misconduct IGP Warns Personnel

The Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has warned all personnel conducting the police recruitment exercise across the country to shun any act of misconduct during the exercise. Mr Idris gave the warning through the Deputy Inspector General of Police in charge of Administration and Finance, Mr Shuaibu Gambo, on Saturday in Niger State. He noted that the police authorities would not hesitate to sack any personnel caught engaging in conduct capable of jeopardizing the exercise. Speaking shortly after inspecting the exercise in the state, Gambo assured the applicants that…

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Hoodlums set Imo APC secretariat ablaze

The Imo State secretariat of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Owerri, the state capital, was on Friday evening set on fire by unknown persons. This is coming barely a week after the same office was vandalized during last week’s controversial ward congress. The Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, was said to have been routed by a coalition of stakeholders of the party at the congress. Some leaders of the APC, led by the state’s Deputy Governor, Mr Madumere, moved against Mr Okorocha for endorsing his son in law…

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Kenya’s Patel dam bursts, sweeping away homes in Solai

At least 41 people have died after heavy rains caused a dam to burst in Kenya, sweeping away homes across a vast area of farmland. The breach happened on Wednesday near the town of Solai, 190km (120 miles) north-west of the capital, Nairobi. The dead are thought to include children and women trapped in mud. The Kenyan Red Cross says it has rescued about 40 people so far. More than 2,000 people are said to have been left homeless. Local officials say the full extent of the damage is not…

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Army kill 8 bandits in Zamfara

Eight bandits have been killed by troops of the One Brigade of the Nigerian Army in Gusau in an exchange of gunfire in Maru Local Government area of Zamfara. This is contained in a press release signed by the Assistant Director, Army Public Relations, Major Clement Abiade and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Gusau on Thursday. He said the army was now carrying out clearance operations in the state nicknamed “Operation Idon Raini.” According to him, the troops encountered the bandits in the bushes spanning…

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APC taking Nigerians for fools, says Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo says the ruling All Progressives Congress is taking Nigerians for fools while “reveling in an unrepentant misgoverning of Nigeria.” This is coming as the promoter of the Coalition for Nigeria Movement also disclosed that the movement had adopted the African Democratic Congress as a political platform to actualize its dream for a new Nigeria. Obasanjo said this on Thursday evening while briefing journalists at his presidential library home in Abeokuta. While lashing out at the ruling party, the former President said most Nigerians today were poorer…

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Police IG Idris Snubs Senate the third time.

Inspector-general of police, Ibrahim Idris, has failed to appear again before the senate for the third time. Idris was expected to appear before the senate on Wednesday, over the growing security concerns in the country and the case of Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west. The first time the IGP was invited to appear before the lawmakers, he accompanied President Muhammadu Buhari to Bauchi state. The second time he was expected to show up at the senate, he went to Birin Gwari, Kaduna state, on a working visit. Meanwhile, the…

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