CULTURE AND COLOR AS OBA OF BENIN IS CROWNED TOMORROW, SEE COLOURFUL PICS

The great Benin Kingdom is known for having preserved its cultural heritage and guarded it jealously over the years. Below are some very strange pictures from the coronation ceremony of the new Oba. It was obtained from a dialogue with a source in Benin, that the festivities which is full of pomp and pageantry, are very revered. There are myths that at some point in the cause of the coronation, the Oba and the kingmaker who is crowning him, gets to disappear and only both men would know where the…

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OKOROCHA SLAMS VOICE OF NIGERIA BOSS: YOU ARE NOT APC SPOKESMAN FOR OUR ZONE, STOP YOUR NOISE

The Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, has pleaded with the leadership of the All Progressive Congress, APC, to call to order the Director General of Voice of Nigeria, VON, Mr Osita Okechukwu over comment capable of running down his government. Okorocha made this appeal Yesterday in Owerri through a release made available to newsmen by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Sam Onwuemedor. According to the release, “The Imo State government has deemed it increasingly necessary to appeal to the National Chairman of All Progressive Congress, APC, Chief John Oyegun and…

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UMANA UMANA REPLIES JUSTICE OKORO’S ALLEGATIONS OF OFFERING BRIBE FOR JUDICIAL VICTORY IN 2015 AKWA IBO GUBER ELECTION

The 2015 All Progressives Congress, APC, governorship candidate in Akwa Ibom State, Umana Okon Umana, on Wednesday dismissed claim by one of the arrested judges, Justice John Okoro, saying he and the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi attempted to bribe him. Justice Okoro, one of the judges arrested by the Department of State Services, DSS, recently, had alleged that he was being victimized over his refusal to do the bidding of the APC in the election appeal cases as it concerned Rivers, Akwa Ibom and Abia States Reacting to Justice…

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READ GOV FAYOSE’S REACTION TO BANIKORO’S CLAIM OF GIVING HIM 5.377BILLION

The Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has described the voluntary return of ex-minister Musiliu Obanikoro to Nigeria as “dramatic and compromised,” following the latter’s alleged confessions to the anti-graft agency, EFCC. Mr. Fayose said he will not be distracted by Mr. Obanikoro’s reported confessions that he transferred N2.3billion to the Ekiti leader from the Office of the National Security Adviser to fund his 2014 governorship election. The governor, in a statement on Wednesday signed by his Special Adviser on Public Communication and New Media, Lere Olayinka, said the report was…

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THREE MEN MADE PHOTOCOPIES OF NAIRA NOTES AND TOOK THEM TO THE BANK, READ WHAT HAPPENED NEXT

Operatives of the Rumuepirikom Division of the Rivers State Police Command, on October 18, 2016, arrested three suspected fraudsters in connection with circulating fake currency notes. They are Andrew Ogah ‘m’, Ozoemena Okeke ‘m’, and Helen Ozoemena Okeke ‘f’. They have photocopied N500 and N1000 denomination notes of Nigeria currencies and were arrested when Mr. Andrew went to deposit the money in a new generation bank. Investigation is ongoing at the Division as the suspects will be charged to court as soon as investigations is completed. Confirming the arrest, the…

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EFCC INVESTIGATING SOME SERVING GOVERNORS FROM SOUTH EAST FOR MONEY LAUNDERING

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission says it is investigating 522 cases in the South-East. The EFCC zonal head, South-East zone, Mr. Johnson Babalola, said this while addressing journalists in Enugu on Wednesday. Giving a summary of the Commission’s activities in the South-East, Babalola said some companies linked to serving governors in the zone are under investigation, in connection with money laundering cases. According to him, 36 out of the 522 cases are currently in court. He added that the anti-graft agency has secured 14 convictions in the zone since…

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POLICE AIG ZONE 11 REVEALS HOW TO KNOW WHETHER POLICEMEN YOU MEET ON THE HIGHWAY ARE ON ILLEGAL DUTY

Mr Dan Bature, an Assistant Inspector-General (AIG) of Police in Charge of Zone 11 comprising Oyo, Osun and Ondo states, says any policeman checking vehicle particulars on the highways is on illegal duty. Bature said this on Wednesday in Ibadan during a two-day familiarisation visit to Oyo State. He said that the duty of the police was not to check vehicle particulars but to ensure safer roads. Bature warned policemen against blocking high ways, saying police patrol vehicles were not supposed to be toll gates. He said the Inspector General…

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KIDNAPPERS GANG CAUGHT AS THEY WITHDRAW RANSOM FROM BANK IN PORT HARCOURT

Operatives of the Anti-Kidnapping Unit of the Rivers State Police Command have smashed a kidnap gang responsible for numerous kidnap cases in Eleme area of the state. Acting on a tip-off, the operatives were able to arrest stanley Mgbiri ‘m’, Mkpowu Blessing ‘m’, and Micheal Hope ‘f’, who are serial kidnappers terrorizing the axis. The trio are responsible for the kidnap of a nine (9) year old girl, Miracle John, at Igbo Etche. The suspects were arrested when they threatened to kidnap one Mr. Osato Nwakaji from Onne. They asked…

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REAL REASONS NUC SCRAPPED DIPLOMA PROGRAMMES IN UNIVERSITIES

The Nigerian Universities Commission (NUC) says it has scrapped the sub-degree diploma programmes in the Nigerian university system. The commission said it arrived at the decision after a meeting with Abubakar Rasheed, executive secretary and vice chancellors of federal, state and private universities in the country. The meeting held from October 10 to 12. “The executive secretary told the meeting that running sub-degree diplomas was not the business of universities, but that of polytechnics, more so when the federal government, as far back as November 2001, had issued a circular…

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NAFDAC ARRESTS MAN WHO PRODUCES FAKE PEAK MILK

THE National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control has arrested a 56-year-old man, Christopher Nnabuihe, for selling faked Peak Milk. The suspect, who lives at 42, Cameroun Road in Calabar, Cross River State, has confessed to the crime. A NAFDAC statement made available to Southern City News on Tuesday quoted Nnabuihe as confessing that he procured cheap powdered milk and branded and branded it as Peak Milk, which is more expensive. “I buy the already printed (Peak Milk) 440g packs from Ariaria Relieve Market in Aba, Abia State…

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