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IGP Abbas pledges to provide safety

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The new Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Suleiman Abba, has taken over the leadership of the Nigeria Police force, with a pledge to provide safety and security for all Nigerians. Mr Abba promised that the police would ensure the protection and respect for human rights while promoting community partnerships to prevent social disorder. Less than 24 […]

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Commonwealth Games: Okagbare eyes relay gold

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Blessing by name, blessed by nature, Nigerian sprinter Blessing Okagbare hailed a remarkable sprint double after racing to victory in the women’s 200 metres at the Commonwealth Games on Thursday and believes she has what it takes to win a relay gold to make it triple gold for herself in the ongoing championship.. The 25-year-old […]

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CAS set to hear Suarez’s appeal for biting on 8 August

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Barcelona striker Luis Suarez’s appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (Cas) against a four-month ban for biting will be heard on 8 August. The Uruguay forward was punished after biting Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini at the 2014 Fifa World Cup in Brazil. An initial appeal against the 27-year-old’s suspension was rejected by Fifa. […]

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FG launches terror victims support fund

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The Federal Government on Thursday launched a fundraising for victims of terror in the country. The quest to raise funds to fight the rising spate of terrorism in the country kicked off on a bright note with the Federal Government raising over 50 billion naira, on Thursday night. President Goodluck Jonathan, who personally served as […]

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Sudan ‘apostasy’ woman arrives in US

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A Sudanese woman who refused to recant her Christian faith in the face of a death sentence has arrived in the US, where she was welcomed first by the mayor of Philadelphia as a “world freedom fighter,” and later by cheering supporters in New Hampshire. Mariam Ibrahim flew from Rome, where she had met Pope […]

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Uganda court annuls anti-homosexuality law

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Uganda’s Constitutional Court has annulled tough anti-gay legislation signed into law in February. It ruled that the bill was passed by MPs in December without the requisite quorum and was therefore illegal. Homosexual acts were already illegal, but the new law allowed for life imprisonment for “aggravated homosexuality” and banned the “promotion of homosexuality”. Several […]

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Dep Gov: Enugu House orders CJ to raise probe panel

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Enugu State House of Assembly yesterday directed the state’s Chief Judge, Justice Innocent Umezuruike, to inaugurate a seven-man panel within one week to probe allegations of gross misconduct levelled against the Deputy Governor, Mr. Sunday Onyebuchi. The lawmakers want Onyebuchi sacked for operating an illegal poultry within the Government House and for failing to represent […]

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Council of State moves to abolish indigeneship

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Council of State yesterday declared that the discrimination on Nigerians on the basis of indigeneship was no longer acceptable and resolved to curb the trend. It also pledged to rally round President Goodluck Jonathan to end the ongoing Boko Haram violence by the end of the year. President Jonathan had convened an emergency Council meeting […]

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8 killed as Taraba boils again

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As most residents of the southern and central parts of Taraba State were still contemplating whether to return to their places of abode, Ibi town was again enveloped in crisis where about eight people, including a teenager were killed. An eyewitness told Nigerian Pilot that trouble started last Wednesday when a man from Ibi went […]

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Private varsities have eased admission burden – Uduaghan

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Delta State governor, Emmanuel Uduaghan has declared that private universities have provided succour for Nigerian youths who would have travelled abroad for studies as a result of lack of space in government-owned universities. Governor Uduaghan, through his special assistant on Entertainment, Hon. Berkley Asiafa, said this on Wednesday at the public presentation of Novena Vista, […]

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