Court remands ex-NNPC boss, Yakubu, in prison

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From Godwin Tsa, Abuja A Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered the former Group Managing Director (GMD) of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mr. Andrew Yakubu, to be remanded in Kuje Prisons, Abuja, till Tuesday next week, when ruling on his bail application would be given. Yakubu  was arraigned by the Economic and…

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Anyaoku weeps for NigerCem

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From Emmanuel Uzor, Abakaliki Former Commonwealth secretary general, Chief Emeka Anyaoku, yesterday wept over the condition of the Nigeria Cement Factory (NigerCem), Nkalagu,  Ebonyi State and called on the state Governor, David Umahi to extend his developmental effort in resuscitating the first Nigeria cement factory. Speaking during the 7th edition of an annual lecture series…

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Protesters shut down National Assembly 

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From Kemi Yesufu, Abuja A group of protesters under the umbrella of the Vanguard Against Tiv Massacre (VATM) stormed the National Assembly, yesterday, in protest against killings by herdsmen in Buruku Local Government Area and other parts of Benue State. The protesters, who came armed with banners and placards with inscriptions such “It’s only in…

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Teachers rape six years old pupil

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FROM PAUL ORUDE BAUCHI The Bauchi State police command has arrested two teachers in the state for allegedly raping a six years old pupil in their school. The suspects, Sani Abubakar, 39, and Usman Hassan, 33, allegedly lured the victim at Dutse Tashi Primary school in Bauchi Metropolis and raped her, the police said. Commissioner…

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China builds cosmic-ray observatory to study universe evolution

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China has started the construction of one of the world’s largest and most sensitive cosmic-ray facilities. Located about 4,410 meters above sea level in the mountainous areas in southwest China’s Sichuan Province, the 1.2 billion yuan ($180m) Large High Altitude Air Shower Observatory (LHAASO) will attempt to search for the origin of high energy cosmic…

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Why I expelled armed herdsmen from Benue – Ortom

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From Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja The Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, has said he order for Fulani herdsmen to leave his state because he could no longer fold his arms and watch while they continue killing his people. Ortom was answering questions from State House correspondents shortly after attending a meeting of the National Economic Council…

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