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Tragedy in Ore as 18 perish in road crash

No fewer than 18 persons on Thursday lost their lives in a ghastly motor accident along Benin-Ore express road in Ore, headquarters of Odigbo Local Government Area of Ondo State. The accident, which involved two vehicles, our correspondent gathered also, rendered some passengers injured and the victims were reportedly rushed …

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Lebanese bags 6 months for drug trafficking

Justice Nicholas Oweibo of the Federal High Court, Lagos has convicted and sentenced a Lebanese drug trafficker, Charbel Chalouhi, to six months imprisonment for unlawful dealing in 1.2 grams of cocaine. Justice Oweibo gave the jail terms after the Lebanese had struck a plea bargain agreement with the prosecuting agency, …

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Buhari, el-Sisi pledged to jointly eradicate terrorism

President Muhammadu Buhari and his Egyptian counterpart Abdelfattah el-Sisi have pledged to collaborate to eradicate the menace of terrorism in parts of Africa. Special Adviser to the President Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, in a statement said both leaders pledged when Buhari had an audience with the Egyptian President on …

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Netanyahu to give up Ministerial portfolios by Jan. 1

 Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu informed the Justice Ministry on Thursday that he would give up his ministerial portfolios by Jan. 1, in light of corruption charges against him. In addition to the post of Prime Minister, which he would retain, Netanyahu currently acts as Minister for welfare, Diaspora Affairs, …

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Army says video on soldiers killing work of IPOB

The Nigerian Army says the recent video clip allegedly released by Boko Haram terrorists portraying capture and killing of some Nigerian soldiers was the fabrication of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). The Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Col. Sagir Musa, in a statement on Wednesday, said that the …

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Electricity workers suspend nationwide strike

The National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE) has announced the suspension of its strike embarked upon on Wednesday. The strike was meant to draw the Federal Government’s attention to the plight of its members. Speaking after the Union’s meeting with officials of the Federal Government, National President of NUEE, Joe …

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Suspected robbers kill one in Makurdi – Police

The Benue Police Command on Thursday said suspected armed robbers killed one Mr. Joseph Iorguma, in North Bank, Makurdi. The State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Catherine Anene, told News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Makurdi that the incident took place at Asase I, by SRS Junction North Bank …

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Ekiti LG chairmen-elect get certificates of return

Sixteen local governments’ chairmen-elect during the last Saturday’s council election in Ekiti State, yesterday received their certificates of return. All Progressives Congress candidates clinched all he 16 chairmanship and 177 counselorship seats available in the state. Presenting the certificates, State Independent Electoral Commission Chairman, Jide Aladejana, said the commission exhibited …

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