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Obasanjo, Babangida, Abubakar meet over Buhari’s health

President Mohammadu Buhari/ AFP PHOTO / Sunday AGHAEZE • Arewa leaders seek prayers, caution against speculation • Adegboruwa wants Senate to declare president’s office vacant Former Nigerian leaders, Generals Olusegun Obasanjo, Ibrahim Babangida and Abdulsalami Abubakar, yesterday met over the state of health of President Muhammadu Buhari. The leaders, in ...

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How corruption has destroyed Nigeria, by Olusegun Obasanjo

Olusegun Obasanjo Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo yesterday declared that corruption has, alongside lack of visionary leadership, remained at the centre of Nigeria’s backwardness since independence. He said efforts must be directed towards addressing the cankerworm.Delivering the inaugural lecture of the Olusegun Obasanjo Good Governance and Development Research Centre of ...

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Katsina man remanded for sodomising two boys

Olaide Oyelude, Katsina A 35-year-old man, Balarabe Yusuff, also known as Dogo Direba, has been remanded in the Katsina State prison custody till June 6, 2017, for allegedly having sexual intercourse with two nine-year-old boys. Hajiya Dikko of the Katsina Senior Magistrates’ Court made the remand order on Tuesday after ...

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321 persons jailed for human trafficking

Olaleye Aluko, Abuja The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons and other related offences has secured the conviction of 321 human traffickers in the country. Our correspondent learnt that apart from the 321 convicts, NAPTIP is currently investigating 3,407 cases of trafficking. The agency’s Director General, Mrs. ...

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Varsity declares Zamfara corps member wanted over N30m scam

Hindi Livinus, Yola A corps member serving in Zamfara State, Fidelis Chalokwo, has been declared wanted by the Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola, over N30m varsity school fees fraud involving 940 students. Our correspondent learnt that the 940 students of the institution risked being restrained from sitting for the ...

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Police arraign three for stealing child

Etim Ekpimah, Uyo The Akwa Ibom State Police Command has arraigned three suspects before a magistrate’s court in Nung Udoe in the Ibesikpo Asutan Local Government Area of state for alleged child theft and kidnapping.  The charge sheet with which the accused were arraigned stated that they, conspired among themselves ...

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Cobbler burns son with fire, breaks arm for stealing

Samson Folarin A 10-year-old boy, Lukman Babarinde, has been battered by his father, Yaya, for allegedly stealing money from a neighbour. Yaya was alleged to have beaten the victim till he broke his arms after which he asked him to sit on a local stove, stocked with burning coals. The ...

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Police arrest suspected killer of Deeper Life family

Samson Folarin Policemen from the Ipakodo division have arrested a suspected killer of a family of three in Ibeshe Titun, in the Ikorodu area of Lagos State. READ: WASSCE candidate, father, mother killed in Lagos It was learnt that the suspect, whose identity had yet to be ascertained, was arrested ...

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