Stray bullet kills Edo poly student after final exam

final-year student of the Auchi Polytechnic, Auchi, in the Etsako West Local Government Area of Edo State has been shot dead, 24 hours after writing her final examination. Our correspondent learnt that the deceased, Lawrenta Uloko, a Higher National Diploma

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Buhari supporters target Ambode, first-term APC govs for President’s second-term bid

Chieftains of the All Progressives Congress, who are pushing for a second term ticket for President Muhammadu Buhari, have mapped out strategies to woo the party’s first-term governors to swell their ranks, SUNDAY PUNCH has learnt. So far, at least six of

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Liberia elections marred over accusations of fraud

The Supreme Court of Liberia has suspended arrangements for next week’s presidential run-off vote between the candidate of the Congress for Democratic Change (CDC), former footballer George Weah, and the candidate of the current ruling Unity Party, Vice President Joseph

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Lagos halts increase in Lekki tollgate tariff

Citing lack of consultations with relevant stakeholders, Lagos State government has halted proposed tariff hike on Lekki-Epe Expressway and Lekki-Ikoyi Link Bridge, by the Lekki Concession Company (LCC). The suspension, government said, was necessary till consultations with the stakeholders are concluded.

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New report says 3.15m Nigerians face food crisis situation

The Cadre Harmonise report for food security situation across 17 states of the federation has revealed that 3.15 million Nigerians are experiencing food insecurity, emergency and famine. The report hinted that 80 percent of affected population is in insurgency states

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Tension heightens as Niger Delta Avengers suspend ceasefire

Friday’s suspension of ceasefire with the Federal Government, by the Niger Delta Avengers, and the possible resumption of attacks on oil installations has brought about heightened tension in the Niger Delta. The NDA, at weekend, announced a suspension of its

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Lagos warns health workers against FGM

The Lagos State government has warned health workers and other citizens practising female genital mutilation (FGM) to desist from the act or face full wrath of the law. The state Commissioner for Health, Dr. Jide Idris, stated this, yesterday, in

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Anambra Guber: Ifeanyi Ubah dumps PDP for APGA

Oil magnate and Managing Director of Capital Oil and Gas Limited, Dr. Ifeanyi Patrick Ubah has formally dumped the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, for the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA. Ubah also declared his support for Governor of Anambra state

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N-Power apologises for delay in October stipend

N-Power, Federal Government empowerment scheme has apologised to its volunteers for delay in the payment of October stipends. The scheme explained that the delay was due to some technical issues. In a terse statement on its website, the scheme wrote,

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Gunmen kill opposition party chieftain in Plateau

A Jos East local government chairman under the Action Democratic Party, ADP has reportedly been killed according to an official. The Plateau state chairman, ADP, Nanyah Daman, who disclosed this said the chieftain was killed by suspected assassins. “We received

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