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Kidnappers demand N50m to release Ayade’s aide

Mudiaga Affe, Calabar An aide to Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State, Mr. Daniel Abang, has been kidnapped by unknown gunmen. Abang was abducted on his way home around the Parliamentary Extension axis of the Calabar Municipal Local Government Area in the early hours of Sunday. At least five other persons, including an official […]
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JOHN AMEH, OLUSOLA FABIYI, KAMARUDEEN OGUNDELE, LEKE BAIYEWU and IFEANYI ONUBA Strong indications emerged on Saturday that there would be stormy sessions during Tuesday’s proceedings at both chamber
The Campaign for Democracy on Saturday alleged that the Federal Government was planning to increase the prices of petroleum products in the country. The group has therefore warned that any attempt by
ADE ADESOMOJU About 1.5 per cent of the Nigeria population are said to owe banks the sum of N5trn. The Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Assets Management Corporation of Nigeria, Mr
OKECHUKWU NNODIM The Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria on Saturday insisted that its planned industrial action will commence on Monday. The group however, noted that it was
OLALEKAN ADETAYO and LEKE BAIYEWU President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday described the death of a former Secretary to the Government of the Federation. Gidado Idris, as a big loss to the nation. Buhar
AFEEZ HANAFI Hip hop musician, Damini Ogulu, aka Burna Boy, is currently cooling his heels in the custody of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, Lagos State Command. The embattled artiste has spent two da
The Committee for the Defence of Human Rights has condemned the bill proposed by the National Assembly seeking an Act for the Establishment of the Non-Governmental Organisations Regulatory Commission
BAYO AKINLOYE The United States Government has explained why it will not deny or confirm an allegation by a former vice president,  Atiku Abubakar,  that President Muhammadu Buhari was barred from e
TOBI AWORINDE A non-governmental organisation, the Patient Safety Movement, has called for medical reforms to reduce the risk of harm to health care recipients. The Chairperson, West Africa region, PM
OLUFEMI ATOYEBI The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, on Saturday said the party was on the path to becoming the only party in Oyo State after welcoming a former Governor
PETER DADA A group, the South-West for Good Governance, has called on the new National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Uche Secondus, to reinstate the suspended senator representing Ogun-Eas
PETER DADA A 70-year-old man, Kayode Omotore, has been killed by one of his neighbours. The incident happened on Friday in Ilu Tuntun, Okitipupa Local Government Area of Ondo State. Omotore was said t
OLUFEMI ATOYEBI The Chairman of Punch Nigeria Limited, Mr. Wale Aboderin; Chairman of the Government College, Ibadan Governing Board, Banwo Smith; and the Executive Director, Engineering and Technical
A Nigerian Law School graduate, Amasa Firdaus, who was refused her call to bar for failing to remove her hijab, has said her defiance was to challenge the status quo. The incident, which took place at
Chukwudi Akasike The House of Representatives Committee on Niger Delta Development Commission has appealed to the Federal Government to quickly pay all outstanding debts owed the agency. The Chairman
Simon Utebor A lecturer, Prof. Benjamin Nduku, has lamented Nigerian youths’ lack of capacity to function effectively in the oil and gas industry despite efforts to boost indigenous capacity. Nduku,
The 4 Brigade, Nigerian Army, Benin City, Edo State, has set up a Regimental Board of Enquiry into circumstances that led a soldier to allegedly kill a man for refusing to bribe him at a checkpoint. A
Ihuoma Chiedozie Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu has said the ‘desperate search’ for oil in the Lake Chad, Sokoto and River Benue basins was prompted by the fear of restructuring. Ekweremad
Tony Okafor The Onitsha drug market, other wise known as Bridge Head Market, was razed by fire in the early hours of Saturday. No life was lost but goods worth millions of naira were said to have been

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