More parents panic over rumoured vaccination

Parents in Omu-Aran and Ilofa, in Irepodun and Oke-Ero local government areas of Kwara State yesterday withdrew their children from schools following rumours of deadly vaccination. The parents besieged the schools as early as 9 am, as rumours spread that vaccination teams, accompanied by soldiers, were in town. It was gathered that some schools lockedRead More

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Court orders interim forfeiture of ex-minister’s 14 houses

Justice Nnamdi Dimgba of the Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered the interim forfeiture of 14 houses in “choice areas” of Abuja. They are believed to be owned by former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Bala Mohammed and his son, Shamsuddeen. The judge gave the order yesterday while ruling on an ex-parteRead More

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Buhari approves payment of pension to retired Biafran police officers

Buhari arrives Turkey for D-8 summit

Succour has come the way of police officers who served in the defunct Biafran Police during the 30 months Civil War as President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the payment of pension to those who were granted presidential pardon in 2000. The Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate (PTAD) yesterday announced that about 162 of such retired policeRead More

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Reps want FRSC officers to bear arms

423 die, 2,339 wounded in auto crashes in July – FRSC

THE House of Representatives said yesterday that officials of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) should bear arms in a bid to effectively carry out their responsibilities of saving lives. The Green Chamber noted the increasing cases of violent attacks, harassment and intimidation of personnel and officers of the FRSC by highly placed individuals, motoristsRead More

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Senators to banks: release Jonathan’s wife’s cash

Patience Jonathan

Senators yesterday directed two commercial banks to unfreeze some accounts belonging to companies linked to former First Lady Patience Jonathan. The accounts, domiciled with Zenith Bank, Stanbic IBTC and others, were said to have been frozen on the orders of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). The senators, at a hearing by the committeeRead More

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There will be no challenges with card readers in 2019 – INEC

Chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, on Wednesday assured that there would be no challenges with Card Reader machines in the 2019 general elections. Yakubu told Senate Committee on INEC in Abuja that the problem with card readers was not technical but with the training of the ad hoc staff.