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Police lay siege on Saraki’s residence, block Saraki’s convoy (DailyTrust)

Policemen on Tuesday morning blocked the convoy of the President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki at Lake Chad Junction, Maitama, Abuja. Effort to get the reaction of the Police over this latest move proves abortive as at the time of…

Wrappers are sexier than bum shorts- Abiodun Kuforiji Nkwocha

Uncle was sitting down and waiting for the marriage preparation class to end so that the evening service would start. The voice of the woman boomed over the microphone. “Ladies, the girls outside are not smiling at all at all.…

Court orders forfeiture of N387m linked to Alison-Maduekwe (DailyTrust)

Justice Sule Hassan of the Federal High Court in Lagos yesterday ordered a temporary forfeiture of N387m found in bank accounts of four ex-officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, which obtained the forfeiture…

Nominees for “The Best FIFA Football Awards’’ to be announced Tuesday

World football governing body FIFA will on Tuesday announce the shortlists for the four awards which will feature at the third edition of “The Best FIFA Football Awards’’. The awards scheduled for Sept. 24 is the latest edition of the annual…

Katsina flood: 10 more corpses recovered, says Emir (Punch)

The Emir of Katsina, Alhaji Abdulmmumum Kabir, said on Monday that 10 more corpses of victims of the recent flood in Jibia had been recovered from the rubble of a collapsed building in the town. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that…

PDP’s NEC approves R-APC fusion , set to change of name (Vanguard)

The leadership of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday approved the fusion of the Reformed All Progressives Congress (R-APC) into the party ahead of the 2019 general elections. This decision was taken at the 80th National Executive Committee, NEC, meeting…

Fire guts Aregbesola’s office (Punch)

The office of the Osun State Governor, Rauf Aregbesola, at the State Secretariat, Osogbo, was gutted by fire on Monday. Our correspondent gathered that the fire started from one of the air conditioners which was in the governor’s office but…

Police invitation, an attempt to stop party switch, says Saraki (ThisDay)

In what is seen as the last desperate move to intimidate and stop him from leaving the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), the Inspector-General of Police (IG), Mr. Ibrahim Idris, has summoned Senate President Bukola Saraki to appear at the…

Apapa gridlock: LASG suspends approval for development of tank farms (Nation)

As part of measures to sanitize the chaotic traffic situation in Lagos especially in Apapa axis caused by indiscriminate parking of trailers and tankers, Lagos state government has suspended further approval for development of Tank Farms and also given Tank…

Mama Boko Haram, ICRC to partner on Leah’s release (Vanguard)

Mrs Aisha Wakil, popularly known as Mama Boko Haram says she will partner with International Committee of Red Cross to rescue Leah Sharibu, the only Christian among the 112 kidnapped by Boko Haram insurgents from Girls Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe…

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