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Confusion As AGF Insists Amotekun Is Illegal

The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, on Thursday, insisted that the Southwest security outfit, Operation Amotekun, is illegal and unknown to the Nigerian Constitution. The minister said in a statement issued by his Special Assistant on Media, Dr Umar Gwandu, that no amount of sentiments would make the Federal Government abandon the path of ...

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IPOB Kicks As Facebook Shuts Down Nnamdi Kanu’s Page

The Indigenous People of Biafra has flayed  Facebook Nigeria for allegedly shutting down the  page of its leader, Nnamdi Kanu. The group’s Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, in a statement, said the action was taken by Facebook Nigeria to diminish the growing popularity of Kanu in his cause. Powerful said the page had endeared Kanu to most people as ...

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How My Lecturer Sexually Molested Me — OAU Female Student

Miss Afolayan Motunrayo, a final year student of the Obafemi Awolowo University, OAU, has disclosed how she was allegedly molested by her lecturer, who insisted on having sex with her to avoid failing his course. Motunrayo, a final year student of International Relations at the university had alleged that her lecturer, Olabisi Olaleye had harassed her sexually after failing her ...

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Enugu Airport Ready Before Easter

Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, has said the Federal Government is on course to ensure rehabilitation of the Akanu Ibiam Airport, Enugu, is complete and reopened for flight operations before Easter. On his official Twitter handle, he said they were almost done with the installation of Instrument Landing System (ILS) and Distance Measuring Equipment (DME) and were on course to ...

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Man Jumps Into Well To Retrieve Phone, Drowns

A 26-year-old man, identified simply as Cisse, has lost his life after jumping into a well to retrieve his phone at his shop located at No 7 Olanrewaju Street, Mohan bus stop in the Mushin Local Government Area of Lagos State. The phone was said to be worth N3,000. PUNCN Metro gathered that Cisse was sitting on the edge of the ...

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Roman Catholic Priests Have Been Celibate For A Thousand years – But This Could Change

Helen Parish, University of Reading For almost a thousand years, Roman Catholic priests have been required to be celibate. But this age-old practice is now under fire, with the suggestion that the rules should be relaxed for the Latin American Catholic church. In response to such rumblings, a new book sets out a vigorous defence of priestly celibacy against the ...

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Malaria, Cataract, Hepatitis Prevalent In Ogbaru, Anambra 

Raymond Ozoji, Awka The four quarters of Ogbaru One state constituency comprising Nkpipa, Anumudu, East-Niger and Central Okpoko seem to have been shut out from government health policies and programmes as the constituency lacks functional health facilities. This culminates to lack of access to basic healthcare services. Also, peasants currently grapple with the prevalence of malaria, cataracts, hepatitis and a ...

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FRSC Decorates 14 Officers In Anambra 

Raymond Ozoji, Awka The Federal Road Safety Commission has decorated 14 officers who were promoted to new ranks. The ceremony which was held at Igboukwu unit command Aguata local government area, yesterday, had friends and family members of the newly promoted officers and men of the corps in attendance. Speaking on the occasion, Anambra sector commander of the corps, Mr. ...

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FG, South-West Govs Agree On Amotekun

The Federal Government and South-West governors have reportedly reached an agreement on Operation Amotekun. The media aide to the Vice-President, Laolu Akande, made this known via his Twitter handle on Thursday. However, he did not give details of the agreement reached. It will be recalled that a meeting between Osinbajo and the governors of the South-West states held at the Presidential Villa ...

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Uzodinma, Okorocha, Araraume Team Up In Imo Against PDP

Ahead of this Saturday’s Okigwe North rerun election in Imo state, political momentum yesterday heightened in the area. This came as the All Progressives Congress, APC, had a mega rally in the primary school at Anara junction in Isiala Mbano local government area of the Federal Constituency. The rally witnessed the members of the APC, both National and State members, ...

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