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ODD NEWS: Husband robs a bank to escape from wife

By Ofonime Iboro   A 70-year old Kansas man was arrested in September 2016 after robbing a bank of almost $3,000.   Instead of fleeing the scene, he then sat down in the lobby and waited for police. Lawrence Ripple pleaded guilty on Monday in Kansas City, Kansas, to a federal bank robbery count. He faces up to 20 years in prison. ...

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No Legal Framework Backing N5000 Social Safety Net – House of Reps

The House of Representatives has questioned the strategy adopted by the presidency in the implementation of the N5,000 stipend being paid to vulnerable Nigerians by the federal government. The House also challenged presidency to disclose the total amount earmarked for the programme and how it will be disbursed. Particularly, the House queried the legal framework adopted for the implementation and ...

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Soldiers, Airmen, Cops Arrested over Rape in IDPs Camp

Thirty-seven days after Human Rights Watch (HRW) accused Nigerian security officials of raping and sexually molesting women and girls in an Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp in Borno State, two policemen, three army personnel, one prison official, one Air Force personnel, a staff of Borno Ministry for Agriculture and two members of the Civilian JTF have been arrested. Inspector-General of ...

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Tinubu and the Ondo Governorship Poll


Following the selection of Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu (SAN) as the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the November 26 governorship election in Ondo State, former Lagos State governor and National Leader of the ruling APC, Chief Bola Tinubu, is faced with a dilemma over who to support. Tinubu, sources close to the former governor informed THISDAY, is torn ...

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Grazing Bills Get Fatal Blow in Senate

THE debate on the controversial bills for the establishment of Grazing Areas Management Agency and another for the establishment of National Ranches Commission was aborted in the Senate yesterday. The bills – “A Bill for an Act to provide for the establishment of Grazing Areas Management Agency and for other related Matters, 2016 sponsored by Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso (Kano ...

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N1.7b ONSA funds: Omisore Refunds N350m to EFCC

A former Deputy Governor of Osun State, Senator Iyiola Omisore, has now paid back N350million of  the N1.7billion public funds  which  the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission ( EFCC) traced to him. Omisore first paid  N300million and another N50million to the EFCC  yesterday. A top-level source  in the EFCC confirmed the development, saying: ”We hope he will pay up the balance ...

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Fidelity Bank Appoints Ernest Ebi Chairman, Two Other Directors

Fidelity Bank Plc has announced the appointment of Mr. Ernest Ebi as a Non-Executive Director and Chairman-designate of the Board of Directors of the bank. His appointment follows the retirement of the erstwhile chairman of the bank, Chief Christopher Ezeh, who after over 11 years of meritorious service has retired, having attained the retirement age for non-executive directors in line ...

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Kastina Emir Marries off kidnapped 14-year-old girl

Emir of Katsina, Abdulmumini Usman have been accused of marrying off, fourteen year old Habiba Isiyaku to her kidnapper. The fourteen year old who according to her father, Mal. Isiyaku Tanko was kidnapped from school, Government Senior Secondary School, Kudun Kankara, Kastina State by one Jamilu Lawal, has been forcefully converted to Islam and married off by the Emir without ...

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