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Operation `Octopusgrip’: Navy deploys 37 boats in Niger Delta

The Flag Officer Commanding (FOC) Central Naval Command (CNC), Rear Adm. Bello Al-hassan, on Tuesday said the Navy had deployed seven ships and 37 patrol boats for martime security drill in the Niger Delta. Navy warship Al-hassan told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) at the Federal Ocean Terminal, Onne, that the command had commenced […]

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Police nab 8 kidnap suspects in Adamawa

The police in Adamawa have arrested eight persons, suspected to be behind kidnapping cases in the state. The State Commissioner of Police, Mr Moses Jitoboh, told newsmen on Tuesday in Yola, that the suspects were arrested on Sept. 23 , in Mubi South Local Government Area of the state . Police operatives Jitoboh explained that their […]

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Anambra Gov. Poll: Group urges candidates to embrace issues-based campaign

The Democrat, a Non-Government Organisation, (NGO), has urged political parties and their candidates in Anambra to embrace issues-based campaign and shun comments that could incite their followers during campaigns. From L-R: •Obaze:PDP candidate; •Obiano: APGA candidate & •Nwoye: APC candidate The organisation’s National Leader, Mr Kehinde Ojuawo, who made the call in a statement on Tuesday […]

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FG saves $2m annually from local cement production – BUA CEO

The Chairman of BUA Group, Alhaji Abdulsamad Rabiu, has said that the local cement manufacturers produce over 25 million tonnes cement thus saving the country two million dollars annually. He said this while addressing State House Correspondents after a meeting of the Presidential Industrial Advisory Council chaired by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the Presidential […]

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Over 5,000 security personnel for Nov.4 Enugu LG Polls – CP Danmalam

The Commissioner of Police in Enugu State, Mr Mohammed Danmalam, has said that over 5,000 security personnel will be deployed for the Enugu State Local Government polls on Nov. 4. He said that the personnel would be drawn from the various security agencies working in the state. Danmalam told the Newsmen in Enugu on Tuesday […]

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Joshua Hints At Possibility Of Fighting Fury

Anthony Joshua has revealed that his promoter Eddie Hearn has spoken to Tyson Fury about the possibility of the two fighting in the future. ‎ Joshua retained his World Boxing Association (WBA) ‘super’ and International Boxing Federation (IBF) heavyweight titles in Cardiff on Saturday night with a 10th-round stoppage win over Carlos Takam. Speaking to […]

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Abdullahi Thrilled With Eagles Invitation For Algeria, Argentina Clashes

By James Agberebi: Anorthosis of Cyprus defender, Shehu Abdullahi, has expressed his delight after being invited for the Super Eagles next two games – the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Algeria, and the international friendly against against Argentina. Abdullahi was among the 24-man squad released by Gernot Rohr on Monday for the 2018 FIFA […]

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HOSTCON vows to tackle pipeline vandals

By Festus Ahon NATIONAL chairman of Host Communities of Nigeria, HOSTCON, Chief Mike Emuh, has vowed to tackle pipeline vandals, saying  their activities  can no longer be tolerated in the Niger Delta region. Oil-pipeline Emuh, who spoke at Issele-Uku, Delta State, during the passing out parade of over 3,000 youths, who were trained on security […]

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Osayomore: We are still negotiating with abductors — Family

By Simon Ebegbulem BENIN CITY—Family members of Edo born musician, Osayomore Joseph, abducted almost a month ago, have confirmed negotiations with his abductors for his release as they say he is still alive. Osayomore Joseph Though the family said they are unable to pay the huge ransom being demanded by his abductors, the state Police […]