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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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Melodrama in CCT, Umar calls Saraki lawyer ‘busy body’, orders his arrest

A melodrama occurred at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) following an allegation by Mr Raphael Oluyele, a defence counsel against the tribunal Chairman, Mr Danladi Umar. Oluyede, who filed a motion challenging the competence of Umar to try the case had alleged that the defence would not get justice under Umar’s chairmanship of the body. He said: “due to …

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Assembly, Oshiomhole at loggerheads over tenure of LG chairmen

The Edo House of Assembly and Gov. Adams Oshiomhole, have disagreed over the resolution on tenure of local government chairmen passed by the legislature. On April 18, the House passed a resolution directing LG chairmen to hand over administration to their respective council’s heads at the expiration of their three-year tenure on April 21. In a letter he signed and …

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Akanni’s Detention: Court Awards N5m  Fine Against  DSS

By Olakiitan Victor in Ado Ekiti The Federal High Court, Ado-Ekiti Division, on  Wednesday  declared the arrest and detention of a member of the Ekiti State House of Assembly, Hon Afolabi Akanni,  for 18 days  by Department of State Services for  undisclosed reasons as illegal and flagrant violation of the 1999 constitution .

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Ekweremadu Not Our Anti-Corruption Ambassador – EFCC

The attention of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has been drawn to some reports in the print and online media, on April 20, 2016 claiming that the anti-graft agency has decorated the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, as “Anti-Corruption Ambassador”.

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