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Kidnapped Nasarawa CAN chairman regains freedom

Bishop Joseph Masin, the Chairman of the Nasarawa State Chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria, (CAN ) has regained freedom after being kidnapped on May 27.   LIB reported earlier that the gunmen who stormed his residence at Bukan Sidi area of Lafia, the Nasarawa State capital had demanded a N20m ransom for his release.   One of the CAN Chairman’s sons, …

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312 Indians evacuated from Nigeria due to COVID-19 pandemic

Three hundred and Twelve Indian nationals have been evacuated from Nigeria as a result of the lingering Coronavirus pandemic.   The Indians departed the Murtala Mohammed International Airport in Lagos on Sunday morning aboard an Air Peace flight. The 10-hour flight is expected to land at the Cochin International Airport in Kerala later today.   According to the High Commission of India in …

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Police officer allegedly opens fire on his colleagues in Onikan, Lagos (photos)

A police officer has been arrested after opening fire on his colleagues at Onikan, killing some of them today May 31.   According to reports, the officer whose name has not been revealed, went berserk around 5am following a disagreement with other members of his team. After opening fire on his colleagues, the officer who is attached to the Federal Inland Revenue …

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NDDC Executive Director of Finance is dead

The acting Executive Director of Finance and Administration of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Ibanga Bassey Etang is dead.   The Senior Official of the agency who has been absent from work at the commission’s headquarters in Port Harcourt throughout this week and also conspicuously absent during the flag off of the distribution of Coronavirus palliatives by the agency on May 22, died on Wednesday night …

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NDDC headquarters in Port Harcourt shut down over COVID-19 scare

The corporate headquarters of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) in Port Harcourt has been shut down following a COVID-19 scare.   The coronavirus scare was triggered by the death of a member of the Interim Management Committee (IMC) of NDDC, Mr. Ibanga Etang who died in the early hours of today May 28 at the Rivers State University Teaching Hospital (RSUTH), Port Harcourt …

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President Buhari approves re-organisation of Nigeria police, decentralizes Force CID and creates new formations

President Buhari has approved the re-organization of the Nigeria Police Force and the creation of a new unit among other structural changes.   In a May 27 police circular signed by the Inspector-General of Police Mohammed Adamu, it was gathered that the Nigerian President approved the detachment of the Force Intelligence Bureau from the Force Criminal Investigation Department, so it can become a full-fledged …

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