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Despite economic growth, poverty level still high in Nigeria – Oshiomhole admits

The national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adam Oshiomhole, in his speech at the Maiden Presidential Policy Roundtable Retreat held at the Aso Rock in Abuja on Wednesday, admitted that the poverty level is still high in Nigeria despite the economic growth.   His admittance was however not in line with President Buhari’s claim of taking Nigeria out of economic recession. …

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Notorious armed robbery and kidnap kingpin, Enenike Nweze arrested in Enugu State

The Enugu State Police Command has arrested one Emenike Nweze, a suspected armed robbery and kidnapping kingpin.   The police said it recovered a locally made pistol, two cartridges and assorted handsets from the suspect.   The Command’s Public Relations Officer, SP Ebere Amaraizu, said in a statement on Thursday in Enugu that the suspect was arrested on Wednesday at Mgbowo …

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Crash averted as plane ‘drops from the sky’ at Lagos airport

A near-mishap was recorded today at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, as a plane ‘crash-landed’ today at the facility.   The travelers reportedly survived the incident due to the expertise of the female pilot, but the plane lost its tyres after crash-landing. It was further gathered that the emergency rescue came 52 minutes after the incident occurred.   Sharing an …

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Shiites leader El-Zakzaky and wife suffering from metal poisoning — Court documents

Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria and his wife  Zeenat, are reportedly battling heavy metal poisoning as revealed in the court document filed on their behalf at the Kaduna State High Court.   The metal poisoning is caused by the gunshot pellets in their body system, and the couple are seeking the court’s permission to travel to India for medical attention. The …

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