Cattle rustlers kill one, injure 15 in Niger

Enyioha Opara, Minna CATTLE rustlers attacked Angwar Umadi Village in Shiroro Local Government Area of Niger State on Sunday killing a teenager and leaving 15 others seriously injured. The deceased, a 19-year-old senior secondary school student, was reportedly shot at a close range by the armed rustlers when the boy came out to ease himself, […]

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Inflation rate may hit 20% in first quarter —Experts

Oyetunji Abioye Economic and financial experts have said that the country’s inflation rate may rise further to 20 per cent during the first quarter of this year from the current 18.4 per cent. They, however, said the inflation rate was expected to reduce significantly as the fiscal and monetary authorities would begin to implement certain […]

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FCT minister moves against vandals, prostitutes

Adelani Adepegba, Abuja The Federal Capital Territory Minister, Mallam Muhammad Bello, has directed security agencies to clamp down on vandals, scavengers and other miscreants in the FCT. He stated that vandalisation of public utilities in the city must stop forthwith, stressing that the security agents would clamp down on any suspected vandal who would be […]

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Lagos-Ibadan road: Illegal structures in Mowe, Ibafo to go

Maureen Ihua-Maduenyi Following the reconstruction of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, indications have emerged that the Federal Government plans to demolish illegal structures in Mowe, Ibafo and other smaller communities along the road. Sources at the Federal Ministry of Works told our correspondent that the communities had contributed to the slow pace of work on the Sagamu […]

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Police commission shuns court order to reinstate 43 workers

Adelani Adepegba, Abuja The Police Service Commission has refused to obey an order of the National Industrial Court directing it to regularise the appointment of 43 workers three months after Justice E. Isele handed down the ruling. The judge had in his ruling dated October 7, 2016, described as illegal the refusal of the commission […]

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