N8.5 million we receive monthly is too small, says Nigerian lawmaker

The N8.5 million monthly running cost that members of the House of Representatives receive is insufficient, a lawmaker has said. Oluwole Oke, who represents Oriade Federal Constituency of Osun State, stated this in an interview with Punch Newspaper. The lawmaker admitted that the running cost is different from the N606,000 he earns as monthly salary as a federal lawmaker. In comparison, a civil servant on the N30,000 minimum wage will have to work for 24 years to earn what an House of Representatives member earns as running cost monthly. It…

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Stay where you are, Igbo in Kano tell Herdsmen

Kano state governor, Abdullahi Ganduje alongside Igbo leaders in Kano have rejected call by some northern political leaders that herdsmen in the southern part of the country relocate to the north. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the leaders said at a dinner in Kano that the call was “divisive and retrogressive.”‎ According to a ‎statement issued by Ganduje’s Chief Press Secretary, Mallam Abba Anwar on Sunday, July 21, in Kano, the governor and Eze Ndi Igbo Kano, Igwe Boniface Igbokwe reacted at a dinner organised by the…

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NAFDAC officials, Policemen escape lynching in Onitsha market

Officials from the National Food and Drug Administration and Control Agency and the police fled during an application exercise in the Head Bridge drug market in Onitsha, Anambra. The NAFDAC stated in a statement by its general manager, prof. Moji Adeyeye that the combined team of officials and police officers visited the continuation of the market to obtain reliable information from interested members of the public. The agency said it had received information on the connivance of market counterfeiters and executive members of the Plumbing Materials Market, Onitsha, on diversion,…

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FAAN suspends security chiefs as man climbs aircraft at Lagos Airport

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has suspended indefinitely the Aviation Security unit heads that were on duty following the unfortunate airside incursion at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos on Friday, in which a man was sighted trying to climb into an Azman aircraft waiting for clearance from Air Traffic Controllers. They were suspended pending completion of ongoing investigation into “the regrettable security infringement.” The security breach happened on Friday morning when an Azman flight taking off to Port Harcourt from the domestic wing of the airport aborted…

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Nigerian prisoner scores 246 in 2019 UTME, set for NOUN

The Principal, Ikoyi Prisons School, Mr Ibikunle Idris, has described the performance of inmates who participated in the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), as encouraging and signs of better things to come. Idris, an Assistant Superintendent of Prisons (ASP) cited one of the inmates who scored 246 points. Twenty-five inmates registered for the JAMB examination, he told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Lagos. Idris said the least score by the inmates was 175. Seven of the inmates were released before the April 11 examination, with…

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I raped my daughter to test her virginity – Suspect tells Court

A 37-year-old guard, Wasiu Orilonise, has confessed to an Oyo State Magistrates’ Court sitting in Ibadan that he raped his 15-year-old daughter in order to ascertain her virginity and protect her. Orilonise begged the court not to punish him as he had carnal knowledge of the victim for protection and to confirm if she was still a virgin. The accused was arraigned on one count of having unlawful carnal knowledge of his daughter. The prosecutor, Mr Sunday Ogunremi, told the court that the accused had sometime in December 2018 at…

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Buhari approves recruitment of 5,000 personnel for NDLEA

The Chairman, National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Col. Muhammad Abdallah (retd), has said President Muhammadu Buhari has approved recruitment of 5,000 personnel for the agency to boost its manpower. Abdallah made the disclosure on Friday at the Public Destruction of Drug Exhibits by Taraba Command of NDLEA in Jalingo, NAN reports. He said that the gesture would go a long way in improving operations of the agency on campaign against drug addiction in Nigeria. He said increased consumption of illicit drugs among the youths in Taraba was worrisome, appealing…

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Wike appoints Emir of Lafia Chancellor of Rivers State University

Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike, has approved the appointment of the Emir of Lafia, HRH Sidi M. Bage as the Chancellor of the Rivers State University, Port Harcourt. A statement issued in Port Harcourt on Wednesday night by the governor’s Special Adviser on Electronic Media, Simon Nwakaudu, said the governor made the appointment in exercise of the powers conferred on him by S.3 and Schedule 1 of the Rivers State University Law, 2017. He said the appointment takes effect immediately.

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Woman stabs employer to death over N525 unpaid daily wage

A Kenyan woman, Jesca Chesang, 22, has allegedly stabbed her employer, Joseph Kimutai Sang, 62, to death over her Ksh.150 (N525) daily wage. Chesang, a tea picker, was reported to have picked a quarrel with Sang, when she went to demand for Ksh. 150 that she was allegedly owed as her day’s wage. When he failed to pay her, an argument ensued before she allegedly stabbed him with a knife in the back and fled. Sang was rushed to the hospital, where he was confirmed dead. According to Citizen TV,…

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FG gives 6-month amnesty to illegal migrants in Nigeria

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday declared six-month amnesty to migrants who have stayed in Nigeria beyond 90 days without resident permit. He said that the period would enable the migrants to register with the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) to avoid having challenges with immigration laws. The president made the declaration at the inauguration of the Migrant E-Registration and Data Processing Centres at NIS Headquarters in Abuja. He said that the period would enable the migrants to register with the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) to avoid having challenges with immigration laws.…

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Police arrest woman for biting off man’s manhood to escape rape

The Police in Lagos have arrested a 20-year-old woman, Blessing John, for allegedly biting off the manhood of her boy friend, simply identified as Johnson, while trying to escape from being raped. Blessing, who is being detained at the Lagos State Criminal Intelligence Investigation Department (SCIID), Panti, Yaba, told newsmen that she was in pain when she committed the act. “Johnson is my boy friend; he works as a hotel manager. We have been dating for six months and he had promised to help me with my Curriculum Vitae (CV),…

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Nigerian PhD student dies in Malaysian Immigration detention

A Nigerian PhD student who died on Tuesday (Jul 9) while under detention at the Bukit Jalil Immigration Depot had a seizure in his sleep, Immigration Department of Malaysia Girector-General Khairul Dzaimee said on Friday (Jul 12). The department is still awaiting the post-mortem report of Thomas Orhions Ewansiha, as well as a full medical report to identify the cause of death, he said in a statement. Ewansiha was among 20 foreigners picked up in an operation on Jul 4 at Desa Aman Puri in Kuala Lumpur, following tip offs…

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PDP sets up committee to investigate why its lawmakers voted for Lawan, Gbajabiamila

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has set up an investigative committee to investigate the voting pattern of its lawmakers during the 9th National Assembly leadership election in June. The party’s national chairman, Uche Secondus, who inaugurated the committee on Wednesday in Abuja, said that the committee had three weeks to submit its report. Mr Secondus, represented by the party’s Deputy National Secretary (South), Yomi Akinwonmi, said that the 10-member committee would be chaired by a former senator, Adolphus Wabara. Other members of the committee include Wale Oladipo as Secretary, Ben…

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Senate to FG: Issue travel alert against travelling to South Africa

The Nigerian Senate has called on the President Muhammadu Buhari administration to issue travel alerts to Nigerians travelling to South Africa in the light of several questionable killings of Nigerians living in the country. The Senate made the call on Wednesday, while asking the South African government to investigate the death of Nigerians who have been killed in questionable situation in the country, according to a Premium Times report. Elizabeth Ndibuisi-Chukwu, the Deputy Director-General of the Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria (CIIN), was allegedly murdered at Emperor’s Palace Hotel and…

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Court awards N5.5 billion damages against Nigerian Customs for unlawful rice seizure

A Federal High Court in Abuja, on Wednesday, July 10, awarded N5.5 billion damages against the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) over an unlawful seizure of 90 containers of rice imported by a firm. Also affected by the N5.5 billion damages is the Chairman of the Nigerian Customs Service Board (NCSB). The Nation reports that the firm had stated in its suit, marked FHC/CA/CS/40/2017, that officers of the customs had on March 18, 2017, invaded and sealed up its warehouse in the Tinapa Free Trade Zone, Calabar, Cross River state. The…

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