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Nigerian Police Frees 14 Kidnapped Foreign Oil Workers After Gun Battle

Nigerian Police had rescued 14 kidnapped Nigerian oil workers and their driver after a gun battle that wounded several of their abductors in the oil-rich Niger Delta, a spokesman said Sunday. Gunmen abducted the employees of oil industry service company Nestoil on Sept. 2 near the southern oil capital, Port Harcourt. Police Deputy Superintendent Nnamdi…

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Ondo election: It is not too late to retrace your steps – PDP warns Jimoh Ibrahim

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Reform group has urged Mr Jimoh Ibrahim, the Ondo governorship candidate of the Sen. Ali Modu Sheriff-led faction to reconsider his action. This is contained in a statement signed by the Convener of the PDP Reform Group, Mr Ariyo-Dare Atoye, in Abuja on Sunday. The warning came three weeks after the…

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Nigerian Troops Rescue 43 Abducted Cattle Farmers, 500 Cattle From Boko Haram

Soldiers rescued 43 cattle farmers abducted by Islamist militant group Boko Haram in north-eastern Nigeria, an army spokesman said Monday in Abuja at the Defence Headquarters. The military operation for the mission was carried out on Sunday morning after eight suspected Boko Haram terrorists abducted some cattle rearers and livestock at gunpoint at Dalakalari general…

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I Did Not Say Rice Is Expensive Because Nigerians Eat Too Much Rice – Ogbeh

Hon. Minister of Agriculture and Rural development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, has dismissed news reports quoting him as saying “Nigerians eat too much rice, that’s why it is expensive.” “This is totally false, misleading and a sheer display of irresponsible journalism, reckless sensationalism, and poor ethics,” the minister said. He noted with disappointment that the mischievous…

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Ex-Gov. Shema, Wanted by EFCC, in Talks for ‘Soft Landing’

Legal representatives of Ibrahim Shema, the immediate past governor of Katsina State, who was declared wanted on Wednesday for alleged fraud, are negotiating with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, his spokesman said Thursday. A spokesperson said there were talks to “cool everything down”, and to allow Mr. Shema respond to the commission’s invitation on…

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Buhari Declares Support for Constitutional Amendment to Separate LGs from State Governments

President Muhammadu Buhari has stated that he will support a constitutional amendment to separate local governments from the stranglehold of state governments. This was disclosed by Malam Garba Shehu, the President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, as President Buhari received the leadership of the Association of Local Governments in Nigeria (ALGON) on Thursday in Abuja. The President…

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$15m traced to my accounts was for medical bills – Patience Jonathan writes EFCC

Former First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan, has claimed that she was using the $15m, traced to her account, which was frozen in four companies’ accounts, to settle medical bills while she was overseas. The ex-First Lady, therefore, urged the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and Skye Bank to lift the embargo on the accounts. Patience…

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