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  • Police
    40 suspects arrested in Ogun over cult killings

    The Ogun State Police Command have arrested about 40 suspected members of the Aye Confraternity cult over killings at Igode and Fakale communities, in Sagamu Local Government Area on Wednesday. The suspects were said to have been arrested in Sagamu, Ijebu Igbo, Emuren, and Ago Iwoye. The attack on the two communities on Wednesday left about 11 persons

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    Facebook Messenger to offer strong encryption

    Facebook announced Friday it would roll out optional “end to end encryption” for its Messenger application, following a trend aimed at stronger security and protection against snooping. The US technology giant said this feature would be known as “secret conversations” which can be read only by the sender and recipient. “Providing more ways for people

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    Court affirms Andy Ubah, Stella Oduah’s elections

    A Federal High Court in Abuja on Friday affirmed the elections of former Minister of Aviation, Stella Oduah; Senator Andy Ubah and others on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party into the national and state assemblies of Anambra State in the last year’s general elections. ‎In his judgment, Justice Adeniyi Ademola held that the

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    Gambia and Tanzania outlaw child marriage

    The Gambia and Tanzania have banned child marriage, with tough penalties for those who breach the rulings. Gambia’s President Yayha Jammeh announced that anyone marrying a girl below 18 would be jailed for up to 20 years. In Tanzania, the high court imposed a landmark ruling outlawing marriage under the age of 18 for boys

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    I’m not contesting 2019 presidential election – Jonathan

    FORMER president Goodluck Jonathan has denied a report that he has intentions to contest the 2019 presi­dential election. The report, which was published by an online me­dium, stated that Jonathan declared interest to run for presidency in 2019 in Bayelsa yesterday. It was reported that Jonathan was inundated with calls from Nigerians “to recontest and

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    Eid-el-Fitri: Buhari prays inside military barracks amidst tight security

    President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday joined Muslim faithful for special prayers to mark Eid-el-Fitri, the end of the Ramadan fast. Buhari, however, did not take part in the Sallah prayers at the National Prayer Ground, located opposite the Military Cemetery on Airport Road, Abuja, as it is customary with top government officials. This year, the

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  • Okezie Ikpeazu
    Abia Gov Crisis: Ikpeazu’s motion for stay of execution suffers setback

    The extended public holidays has stalled a scheduled hearing of an application seeking to stay execution of judgment of the Federal High Court in Abuja that sacked Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State from office. Trial Justice, Okon Abang had, Monday, slated today to also decide whether or not he has the powers to set aside

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    Fayose bought N1.35b properties under six months in office, says EFCC

    Detectives have uncovered how Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose bought N1.35billion properties within six months in office. The five properties include four duplexes in Lagos and one in Abuja. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has summoned three more people for quizzing on Friday in respect of the ongoing investigation of the governor. One of those invited, Oyin

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    APC resolving crisis in states

    The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, has expressed optimism that skirmishes in state chapters of the party will end soon. Odigie-Oyegun said this in an interview with The PUNCH in Abuja on Tuesday. As of the last count, there were crisis in the APC in Kano, Bayelsa and Kogi states.

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