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Police arrest 2 Niger Delta militants on kidnap mission to Lagos

CP Odumosu The Police in Lagos have arrested two Niger Delta militants at the Ojodu-Berger area of the state on their way to kidnap a certain Alhaji Demola. Those arrested on Thursday have been identified as: Oyas Salvation, 39 years old, a native of Bomadi Town in Ikeremo LGA of Delta State and Okoro Ebi, 25 years old, a native of Safarogbo Village, Ovia LGA, Edo State. According to a police source, credible intelligence that some militants were planning to resume kidnapping activities in Lagos, led to a surveillance and...
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Loving to live again…living to love again

First and foremost, I wish to make it crystal clear, that the intention here is not to disparage the personality of Helen Prest-Ajayi. A gorgeous and charming personality, I have always admired her. As a child in the primary school, I used to be attracted to her gorgeous photos in the magazines of that era-Drum, Vintage People, Prime People etc.  The zenith of her persona for me would be the fact that she is not only a beauty queen, but also a writer and lawyer; the type the media would...
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State Govt invited military into Orlu, says Imo Attorney General

Chief Akaolisa, Imo State AG As the military onslaught to rout all enclaves of the Eastern Security Network, ESN, continues in parts of Imo State, the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice in the state, Chief Cyprian Akaolisa has confirmed that the Imo State government invited the military to assist in the invasion. Speaking in an interview on a national television, monitored by Verified News NGR, the commissioner reiterated that the option of inviting the military became expedient when the ESN, a brainchild of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB...
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Research: Why lipsticks are harmful to users and kissers

By Ramu B Those luscious and perfectly colored lips are every women’s delight. Lipstick forms the most important part of our makeup and beauty regimen and without the right lip color there is absolutely no appeal left for our face. Let us look at these side effects of lipstick here and understand how can we overcome them or prevent majority of these by just a few changes in the way we apply lipsticks. As there is simply no good substitute for a lipstick conventionally but there definitely are ingredients which...
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Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala: Profile of a global colossus

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is a global finance expert, an economist and international development professional with over 30 years of experience working in Asia, Africa, Europe, Latin America and North America. Currently, Dr Okonjo-Iweala is Chair of the Board of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance. Since its creation in 2000, Gavi has immunized 760 million children globally and saved thirteen million lives. She sits on the Boards of Standard Chartered PLC and Twitter Inc. She was recently appointed as African Union (AU) Special Envoy to mobilise international financial support for...
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Orji takes charge at NEITI

Orji Orji Ogbonnaya Orji, has been announced as the new Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI). His appointment, which would take effect from Friday, February 19, 2021, follows the expiration of the term of office of the immediate past Executive Secretary of the organisation, Waziri Adio. A statement by the Director of Information in the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (OSGF), Willie Basset, indicated the new appointment is for a five-year term, adding that it was done in accordance with provisions...
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GSS Kagara: Full list of abducted students, teachers

The names of the abducted pupils and teachers of Government Science College,Kagara have been released. The names of the abducted teachers, according to Nation’s report are: Hannatu Philip, Lawal Abdullahi and Dodo Fodio while the non teaching staff are Mohammed Musa and Faiza Mohammed. The abducted family members are: Christiana Adama, Faith Adama, Maimuna Suleman, Nura Isah, Ahmad Isah, Khadizat Isah, Mohammed Mohammed, Aisha Isah and Saratu Isah. The students are: Jamilu Isah, Shem Joshua, Abbas Abdullahi, Isah Abdullahi, Ezekeil Danladi, Haliru Shuibu, Mamuda Suleman, Danzakar Dauda, Abdulsamad Sanusi, Bashir...
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Bawa steps in as EFCC boss

Bawa A substantive helmsman is here for the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, following the request ofPresident Muhammadu Buhari to the Senate to confirm Abdulrasheed Bawa as the Chairman of the agency. In a letter to the President of the Senate, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan, the President said he was acting in accordance with Paragraph 2(3) of Part1, CAP E1 of EFCC Act 2004. Presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina in a statement said:  “Bawa, 40, is a trained EFCC investigator with vast experience in the investigation and prosecution of Advance Fee...
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Countries where you could be arrested for celebrating Valentine’s Day in 2021

By Ellen Kirkness Lovers Valentine’s Day is the one day of the year where we are encouraged to up the ante and to tell our loved ones how we feel through beautiful flowers and gifts – something which, of course, shouldn’t be restricted to just February 14th. A holiday that has been around since the middle ages, Valentine’s Day – also known as Saint Valentine’s Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine – is largely a Western Christian holiday. With a history that stems all the way to the Ancient...
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Letter to President Joe Biden

Dear Uncle Joe, I bring you warm regards from Nigeria, that big country in Africa. I trust you are doing well. Let me begin by congratulating you on your new job. Your political bid has indeed put a Biden in the White House, for which many people, especially those who love the Democrats are happy about. Obviously, you have many supporters in Nigeria and you need to know that the streets of Lagos, the cyberspace in Nigeria literally got annexed as a part of the United States, during your heated...
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