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Wife Of Newspaper Vendor Killed By Gbajabiamila’s Aide Disowns Husband Family’s N500m Compensation

The wife of the newspaper vendor killed by a security aide attached to Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has opposed her husband’s family demand for N500m compensation. Josephine Okereke on Thursday said she was not aware of the pre-litigation process. Mrs. Okereke urged Gbajabiamila to ignore the family demand and fulfill his promises to her and two ...

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Man Narrates How SARS Operatives Killed His Three-day-old Daughter

Nyordeh Sylvanus, a petitioner at the ongoing public hearing by the Rivers State Judicial Panel of Inquiry on Police Brutality, has appeared before the panel to narrate how his three-day-old daughter was allegedly killed by stray bullets from operatives of the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad. Sylvanus, a civil servant with the Universal Basic Education, told the panel that the incident ...

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Yellow Fever Death Toll Hits 133 As Disease Spreads To More Communities In Enugu

Nsukka — Despite the fumigation of Ette, and Umuopu communities in Igbo-Eze North Local Government Area of Enugu State against yellow fever by the state government and the ongoing immunisation against the disease at some local government areas in the state, death toll has hit 133. About 57 victims lost their lives in Ette, and Umuopu communities initially before both ...

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Nigeria Ranked Third Most Terrorised Country In The World — For The Sixth Time

A report by the Global Terrorism Index (GTI) says the number of deaths attributed to Boko Haram in Nigeria increased by 25 percent from 2018 to 2019. The recent report said despite the rise in the number of casualties from Boko Haram attacks in the north-east, Nigeria is the second to record a fall in violent deaths after Afghanistan in 2019. ...

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Gowon Describes UK MP’s Fraud Allegations As False

Yakubu Gowon, Nigeria’s former military head of state from 1966 to 1975, has described allegations of fraud levelled against him by a British member of parliament as concocted. MP Tom Tugendhat while proposing sanctions for the Nigerian Government officials complicit in violating the rights of #EndSARS protesters on the floor of the British Parliament, said Gowon looted half of Nigeria’s ...

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Two ‘Die’ As Prisons Officials, ‘Okada’ Riders Clash In Ibadan

Two persons have reportedly died in a clash between officials of the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCS) and commercial motorcyclists operating in Agodi-Gate area of Ibadan, the state capital city. Trouble was said to have started when the officials of the correctional service insisted that the commercial motorcyclists who ply Iwo-Road-Bashorun-Akobo axis would not be allowed to park wrongly at the ...

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No New Funds Needed For Lagos-Ibadan Rail Project Completion, Says Amaechi

The Minister of Transportation, Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, Monday described reports that his ministry was seeking over $650 million loan to complete ongoing expansion works on the Warri-Itakpe and the Lagos-Ibadan rail lines as untrue, noting that the funds sought for the projects have long been secured.. Speaking to journalists on the while inspecting the project at Omi-Adio station in ...

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Trump Directs Govt To Begin Transition To Biden Administration

United States President Donald Trump has said that he has recommended to the US General Services Administration (GSA) to “do what needs to be done with regard to initial protocols” for President-elect Joe Biden. Trump in a tweet also said he had told his own team to do the same. Trump’s tweet came shortly after GSA said it had informed ...

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Nigerian Doctor, Onyeama Ogbuagbu, Identified As Key Figure In Pfizer’s COVID-19 Vaccine Breakthrough

Dr Onyema Ogbuagbu, a Nigerian doctor, has been identified as a key figure in the research that led United States pharmaceutical company, Pfizer, to develop the first effective COVID-19 vaccine. Speaking in an interview with ABC News on the vaccine, he said although doses will be unavailable to everyone at first, massive distribution was expected to take off in the ...

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Federal Court Orders Remand Of Senator Ndume Over Disappearance Of Maina

Senator Ali Ndume has been ordered to be remanded in custody by the Federal High Court in Abuja for failing to produce ex-Chairman of the now scrapped Pension Reform Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina, for trial in a N2bn money laundering case. Ndume, who stood surety for Maina, who is on the run, would remain in custody until he produces the ...

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