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Judge Quits Abba Moro’s Case

Justice Anwuli Chikere of the Federal High Court, Abuja, on Wednesday announced that she is no longer handling the trial of former Minister of Interior, Comrade Abba Moro, who is currently being tried by the Federal Government on corruption-related offences. The judge told parties in the matter on Wednesday that she was returning the case file to the Chief Judge …

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NLC, TUC propose N56,000 as new national minimum wage to FG

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC) have jointly proposed and presented N56,000 as the new minimum wage to the Federal Government as against the present N18,000. The NLC president, Ayuba Wabba, said this at a news conference on Wednesday in Abuja. Wabba said that both the NLC and the TUC made the formal …

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Arase orders arrest, prosecution of persons selling petrol in plastic containers

 The Inspector-General of Police, Mr Solomon Arase, has ordered all Zonal Assistant Inspectors-General of Police, FCT and State Command Commissioners of Police to arrest anybody found selling petrol and other petroleum products in plastic containers. Arase gave the order in a statement issued by the Acting Commissioner of Police, ACP Olabisi Kolawole, the Force Public Relations Officer, on Tuesday in …

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Falana writes Buhari, tells him to investigate cases of extra-judicial killings

Mr. Femi Falana, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) has written a letter to President Muhammadu Buhari urging him to investigate cases of human rights abuses in the country. He specifically made allusion to extra-judicial execution of criminal suspects by the police and the unlawful killing of unarmed civilians including women and children by the armed forces.

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Joint military force warns `militants’ against attacks on oil facilities

 The joint military force deployed to protect oil infrastructure in the Niger Delta on Friday reiterated its resolve to crackdown on vandals and economic saboteurs. A statement from its spokesman, Col. Isa Ado, said that the military was poised to deal with a reported threat by vandals to resume attacks on oil facilities. The statement assured that the force, christened …

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Persistent power crisis forces cybercafés, SMEs out of business

Investigations have revealed that many small and medium scale enterprises  in the country are being forced out of business by the persistent power and fuel crisis in the country. Some of the businesses heavily affected include hair dressing salons, tailoring outfits, welding/iron-bending firms, cybercafes etc Checks conducted in Lagos on Friday showed that many cybercafé operators are facing rough times …

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DSS arrests 5 suspected menbers of certificate forgery gang

The Department of State Security Services (DSS), Kwara State Command, has arrested five persons, who allegedly specialises in forging academic certificates. The State Director, Alhaji Abdullahi Skinkafi, said in Ilorin of Friday that the suspects were four men and one woman. He displayed some certificates of some higher institutions, secondary school certificates and Kwara Local Government Area indigene certificates, which …

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Amnesty Programme for Niger-Delta Militants to end by 2018 – Lakemfa

The amnesty scheme for former militants in the oil-rich Niger Delta region is set to end within the next two years, a spokesman for the programme, Owei Lakemfa said on Thursday. “Under the programme that we have now, the amnesty scheme should end within two years, that is by 2018, all things being equal,” said Lakemfa. A programme to ensure …

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