Police apprehend 3 fake journalists in NASS

Men of the Nigeria Police Force attached to the National Assembly Complex Abuja on Thursday arrested three fake journalists on the premises. The suspects,  identified simply as Balarabe Umar, Joseph Andor and Ibrahim Bello, were handed over to the Divisional Police Officer, National Assembly Division, Mr Abdullahi Sambo. The alleged impersonators were discovered shortly after the appearance of the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva, before the joint Senate and House of Representatives’ Committees on Petroleum. The budget defence session was held at Room 028 of the New…

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N400M SCANDAL UPDATE: OLISA METUH LOSES BID TO STOP TRIAL

Former Spokesman of the now opposition party, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Olisa Metuh has lost his bid to stop his trial in court. Metuh is currently undergoing trial on criminal charges before the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) in Maitama, Abuja. Justice Ishaq Bello, on Thursday, turned down a no-case application made by the former PDP’s mouthpiece in his trial for alleged destruction of evidence while he was being investigated by the Economic and Finance Crimes Commission, EFCC. According to Justice Bello, “The view of this court…

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I paid him back N1m loan “in kind” on 3 occasions -Woman tells court

A Lagos-based businesswoman, Ejioma Ahibafu, 49, on Monday told an Ojo Magistrates’ Court how she paid back “in kind” part of a N1.1 million loan she allegedly took from a man. The defendant, a trader who sells bags of rice, pleaded not guilty to a two-count charge of obtaining money by false pretence and stealing brought against her. The defendant, who spoke in pidgin, told the court that the said loan was obtained after a friend introduced her to the complainant. She said that although she was given the loan,…

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Pregnant women freed from Lagos ‘baby factories’

Police in Nigeria’s largest city, Lagos, have rescued 19 pregnant women during raids at what they call “baby factories”. The women, aged between 15 and 28 years, were found in four different locations in the city, according to police spokesperson Bala Elkana, who said four children were also rescued. Most of the women had been abducted “for the purpose of getting them pregnant and selling the babies”, a police statement says. Two women were arrested during the raids, while the main suspect escaped after getting wind of the police operation.…

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Code-4-Africa strengthens data knowledge of journalists

The Code-4-Africa (CfA) says it will continue to drive innovative journalism that entails using credible data sources to tell exciting investigative stories that will bring positive social change to the society. Mr John Eromosele, the Civic Technologist, Code for Africa (CfA), said this during the August edition of Hacks/Hackers meet-up in Lagos. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Code-4-Africa, a chapter of the CfA, is a non-partisan civic data and civic technology ‘change agent’. It uses civic technologies and open data to build digital democracies that afford…

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HEPIQ-C PROJECT: UK Based Pat Willis Eco Ltd To Partner FG on Health & Social Care Program For Senior Citizens

UK based Pat Willis Eco Ltd orgarnisation, which specializes in health and social systems solutions is set to collaborate, share and support its best available knowledge in its Elder’s Health and Social Care Services with the newly introduced Nigerian Government HEPIQ-PROJECT health care delivery system aimed at bringing medical succour to its aging population estimated to be about 18 million. It is estimated that thousands of the elderly die every year from chronic diseases that can be prevented or controlled to achieve healthy and productive lives. The HEPIQ-PROJECT is aimed…

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NO MORE AUTOMATIC CITIZENSHIP FOR CHILDREN OF NON-CITIZENS BORN IN US -TRUMP

The administration of President Donald Trump administration has cancelled automatic citizenship for the children of some US service members and US government employees living abroad. In the same vein, the policy has also cancelled automatic citizenship for children of non-citizens born in the United States. Under the new citizenship policy which will be effective from October 29 as announced on Wednesday August 28, US citizens who gave birth to their children abroad are expected to apply for U.S. citizenship ahead of the child’s 18th birthday. Previously, their children would be…

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Lagos-Ibadan Expressway repair: FG calls for patience

The Director, Federal Highways, South West, Mr. Funsho Adebiyi, on Thursday appealed for patience and understanding of road users and residents along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway as massive repair work continues on the highway. Adebiyi, during an inspection of the highway, said that there was the need to sensitise motorists on upcoming major diversions on sections between Berger and Kara Bridge, where reconstruction will begin on Monday. The director, who led a delegation of Federal Ministry of Works and Housing officials as well as traffic regulatory agencies, appealed to road users…

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153 more Nigerians return from Libya

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has received another batch of 153 stranded Nigerians from Libya. The Director-General of NEMA, Mr Mustapha Maihajja, represented by Mr Slaku Lugard, an official of the agency, received the returnees on Wednesday in Lagos. Maihajja said that the Nigerians arrived in the Cargo Wing of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, at about 3:45a.m. According to him, the returnees are brought via Al Buraq Air Boeing 737 aircraft with flight number UZ 189 and registration number 5A-DMG. He said that the Nigerians were brought…

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