Ogun man, 29, arrested for defiling 13-year-old girl

Laide Raheem, Abeokuta Police in Ogun State have arrested a 29 year-old-man, Soji Ogunrinola, for allegedly defiling a 13-year-old girl (name withheld). In a statement on Sunday by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the State, Abimbola Oyeyemi, the suspect, popularly known as ‘Bulldozer’, and a resident of Ogiri Ojule Village in Odeda local…

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Nigeria opts out of AfCFTA despite huge benefits to region – IMF

Says intra-Africa trade moved up from below 10% to to almost 20% Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Washington DC The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has said in spite of Nigeria, Africa’s biggest economy, opting out of signing on to the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), the benefits of the trade pact to the region are still enormous….

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Focus Labs: FG to hold open day in two weeks to showcase results

Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Washington DC The Federal Government has said that in the next two weeks it would carry out an open day on the Focus Labs for Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP) launched by President Muhammadu Buhari, in order to showcase the success of the program to Nigerians. Nigeria’s Minister of Budget and National…

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Emir of Kano knocks govs, ministers for absence at US-Nigeria Summit

Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Washington DC Emir of Kano, Alhaji Lamiso Sanusi, has decried the poor attendance of governors, ministers at the US-Nigeria Investment Summit 2018, on Saturday, saying it was discouraging to investors. The Summit was organized on the sidelines of IMF/World Bank Spring Meetings in Washington DC, with the theme: “Meet and Partner with Government…

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Second term bid : Clash over Buhari

Real reasons hoodlums hijacked senate mace Fred Itua “Many years ago, there lived a Jurist, Omo Agege, honoured and respected, who convicted and sentenced an  armed robber, Lawrence Anini to death in 1987. Well Anini deserved such conviction, because in our Nigerian constitution, robbery is an offence punishable by law.  “However, 31 years later, the…

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2018 Budget: MDAs have complied with FG directives – Akabueze

Says 2019 elections won’t affect implementation Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Washington DC Director General of Nigeria’s Budget Office, Ben Akabueze, has disclosed that all Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs), have complied with President Muhammadu Buhari’s directives to submit details of their 2018 budget estimates to the appropriate committees of the National Assembly. The President had last month…

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Senate invasion: Ohanaeze raises the alarm over Ekweremadu, lawmakers’ safety

Raphael Ede, Enugu The apex Igbo cultural organisation Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has criticised the invasion of the Senate by armed men, saying it had genuine concerns over the life and safety of the Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, and other lawmakers and staff of the National Assembly. Ohanaeze said it was still at loss…

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Nwaoboshi absent as Secondus, Ekweremadu, Wike storm Asaba

Paul Osuyi, Asaba Asaba, the capital of Delta State stood still on Saturday when political bigwigs of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) stormed the town for the reception of the state governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa by his people of Anioma nation otherwise politically known as Delta North Senatorial District. National chairman of the party, Prince…

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Kaduna SEICOM office on fire

Noah Ebije, Kaduna The head office of the Kaduna State Independent Electoral Commission (KADSIECOM), less than a month to the state’s local government election, was gutted by fire on Saturday April 31. It was gathered that the fire started around 10am but as at 11:24am when our correspondent visited the scene, the top floor of…

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