PROTEST IN KWARA AS CUSTOMS SEIZE TONS OF LOCAL RICE

Men of the Nigerian Customs, Kwara state command have been accused of carrying out unlawful arrest, detention and seizure of rice believed to be locally produced from a warehouse in Ilorin. The accusation led to a protest by the chairman of Mount Olive Nigeria Ltd and his staff at the popular Oja Tuntun market on Thursday in Ilorin. Speaking during the protest, chairman of Mount Olive Nigeria Ltd, Pharm. Ademola Adebola Julius, said in the last four years he has been supporting the cause of manufacturing local rice to grow…

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MONEY IN FOREIGN CURRENCIES DISCOVERED IN ASO DRIVE HOME, WHISTLEBLOWER GIVES DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF ITS MOVEMENT

MURNAI SHEHU A huge amount of money, believed to be proceeds of corruption, has been discovered to be hidden in an apartment somewhere in Aso Drive, Abuja, a whistle-blower who pleaded anonymity told DAILY NIGERIAN on Tuesday. The whistle-blower said the money, mostly in foreign currencies, was perfectly kept in cartons of bottled water, possibly for covert operations “Last week, we ran into high-profile personalities, who made arrangements on how to move a huge amount of money in Dollars. The money was perfectly and neatly arranged in cartons of bottled…

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POLICE ARREST MOTHER WHOSE 8-YR OLD DAUGHTER WAS BEATEN TO DEATH FOR BEING POSSESSED

The Ondo State Police Command, on Wednesday, said that it had arrested one Mrs. Babalola, for her alleged involvement in the death of her daughter, Testimony, in Akure. Testimony was allegedly beaten to death by her parents last week Wednesday for allegedly possessing evil spirits . Babalola allegedly rushed the daughter, who was unconscious as a result of severe beating, to the Ondo State University Teaching Hospital, Akure, where it was confirmed by a doctor that the four-year-old girl had died before reaching the hospital. After the girl had been…

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CONTROVERSY OVER FORGERY OF IMO SPEAKER’S SIGNATURE

Fresh scandal is rocking the Imo State House of Assembly following the alleged forging of the signature of the Speaker of the House, Rt. Hon Chiji Collins by his Chief of Staff, Mike Ohaka, in a letter to the Vice Chancellor of the Imo State University, Professor Adaobi Obasi, requesting to employ 46 persons, whose names were contained in the letter. A reliable source close to the Speaker, the Vice Chancellor on receipt of the letter, called the Speaker to complain that the University was not recruiting and cannot employ…

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For the love of golf

Nofiu Akano was 13 years old the first time he stepped into the world of golf in 1995. Born and raised in Nigeria, he spent his early years playing soccer. This would all change when a family friend at one of his parents’ rental properties invited him to play golf. The pair arrived at the course only to find it being used for a tournament. Akano was able to explore the course by becoming a caddy for the event. “Everywhere was so beautiful and serene,” Akano said. “At the end of…

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BANDITS ATTACK CATHOLIC PRIEST IN TARABA, SETS HIM, VEHICLE ABLAZE

Bandits have reportedly ambushed and killed a Catholic priest at Kufai Amadu in Takum Local Government Area of  Taraba State, setting him and his vehicle ablaze. The cleric was said to be on his way to Takum for a peace meeting with his fellow clergymen on how to resolve the lingering Tiv, Jukun crisis when he was attacked and killed. According to Channels Television, the chairman of the council, Shiban Tikari, disclosed that after killing him, the attackers set him and his car on fire. The Reverend Father, David Tanko, was attacked…

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JONATHAN’S AIDE, DUDAFA DISCHARGED AND ACQUITTED OVER 1.6BILLION FRAUD CHARGES

Oladimeji Ramon The Federal High Court in Lagos has discharged and acquitted a former Senior Special Adviser to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan on Domestic Affairs, Waripamo-Owei Dudafa, and a banker, Joseph Iwuejo, who were charged with N1.6bn fraud. The court, in a judgment by Justice Mohammed Idris, said it found it difficult to convict the ex-presidential aide and the banker because the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission failed to prove the charges against them beyond reasonable doubts. The judge held that the EFCC failed to call vital witnesses, including Jonathan, one…

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7 YEARS LATER NASARAWA REINTRODUCES MONTHLY ENVIRONMENTAL SANITATION

ABDULLAHI SULE Igbawase Ukumba Worried by the high rate of unhygienic situation in the state, Nasarawa State Governor, Alhaji Abdullahi Sule, has re-introduced the monthly environmental sanitation exercise earlier suspended about seven years ago by the immediate past administration of Senator Umaru Tanko Al-Makura. The re-introduction of the monthly sanitation exercise was contained in a statement issued to THISDAY wednesday in Lafia by the Permanent Secretary in the state Ministry of Environment and Solid Minerals, Usman Abu. The statement said sanitation inspectors as well as mobile court officials would monitor…

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HOW BANDITS SACKED KATSINA VILLAGES, ABDUCTED 49

Mourners gathered at the residence of the district head in Katsina. Shocking details have emerged of how a town in Katsina State was ransacked overnight and dozens of inhabitants and property carted away in an attack by bandits. Wurma, a border community near Zamfara State, was attacked late on Monday which went on till early morning on Tuesday. Wurma is located 8 kilometres off Katsina—Dutsinma Road, a distance of about 48 kilometres from the state capital. Multiple sources from the town told PREMIUM TIMES that the marauders executed the attack…

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