Monthly Archives: December 2013

Appeal court affirms conviction of ‘My Pikin’ producers

The Court of Appeal in Lagos on Tuesday affirmed  the judgment of a Federal High Court, Lagos, which sentenced two employees of the firm producing the killer baby theeting mixture, ‘My pikin’, to seven years imprisonment each, for the  sale … Continue reading

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Plateau set to ban street begging

Beggars in Plateau State are set for a surprise New Year gift as the state government  is  planning to  ban street begging on the streets  of Jos and Bukuru metropolis Commissioner for  Information  and Communications,  Mr. Yiljap Abraham, who disclosed … Continue reading

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Adamawa PDP Publicity Secretary resigns, gives no reasons

The Publicity Secretary, Peoples Democratic Party in Adamawa, Alhaji Umar Jada, on Tuesday resigned his position. Jada’s resignation is contained in a letter dated Dec. 30 and addressed to the state chairman of the party. The letter did not, however, … Continue reading

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South Sudan rebel leader agrees to talks after taking Bor

UPDATE South Sudan rebel leader Riek Machar has told the BBC he will enter peace talks, claiming his forces have captured the key town of Bor. He had previously demanded 11 detainees accused of being co-conspirators in the coup plan … Continue reading

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4,000 Nigeria police officers on peace missions -IG

The Inspector-General of Police,  Mr. Mohammed Abubakar, said on Tuesday that more than 4,000 police officers were serving in various peacekeeping missions worldwide. Abubakar made the statement in Abuja when he addressed 450 police officers deployed for peace support operations … Continue reading

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Senator to dump PDP for APC in Rivers

The Chairman, Senate Committee on Petroleum (Downstream), Senator Magnus Abe, declared on Tuesday that he would soon join the All Progressives Congress. Abe, who spoke during the third annual interactive session with youths from the seven local government areas of … Continue reading

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PDP members in Sambo’s council defect to APC

No fewer than  1,200 chiefs of the Peoples Democratic Party in Kaduna North Local Government Area, the constituency of the Vice President Namadi Sambo on Tuesday defected to the All Progressives Congress in the state. This came barely a week … Continue reading

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