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Ibadan Poly Suspends Examinations Over Students’ Protest

The Polytechnic, Ibadan in Oyo State, has postponed the second semester examinations for the 2021/2022 academic session indefinitely due to the protest staged by some students on Monday in Ibadan. Alhaji Soladoye Adewole, the institution’s Public Relations Officer, made this known in Ibadan, when contacted for comments on the students’ protest. Adewole said that those protesting were students, who refused to pay their tuition fees for the completion of their registration. “Many of them have not paid and as a result, they have not completed their registration. “And the management…

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Abuja-Kaduna Train Resumes May 23, Without Night Operations

The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC), on Monday, announced the resumption of the Abuja-Kaduna train services on May 23, 2022 Bandits had bombed Kaduna-Abuja train, killed eight passengers and abducted several others. However, a statement by its Deputy Director, Public Relations, Mr. Yakub Mahmoud, said the service will resume on Monday, May 23rd 2022. The resumption is coming two months after the train was bombed by terrorists. According to the statement, the service will return with greater security measures and without the early morning and the night train operations. The statement,…

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Army Troops Eliminate Four IPOB/ESN Fighters In Imo

Nigerian troops eliminated four Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) members on Monday. The fighters were operating under the IPOB armed affiliate, Eastern Security Network (ESN). The gun battle ensued at Amaifeke and Ihioma in Orlu Local Government Area of Imo State. Troops of 34 Brigade Obinze responded after the attackers shot sporadically, threatening lives of citizens. In a statement, Army spokesman, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu said the gang opened fire on sighting the patrol team. Nwachukwu noted that the soldiers engaged them, killed four while others escaped from the scene.…

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EFCC Picks Up Nigeria’s Accountant General, Ahmed Idris Over N80bn Fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested Nigeria’s Accountant General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris. EFCC Head of Media, Wilson Uwujaren announced this in a statement on Monday. The spokesman said EFCC operatives took Idris into custody for alleged massive fraud. The top official is accused of diversion of funds and money laundering to the tune of N80billion. Uwujaren noted that the commission acted on verified intelligence against Idris. He is said to have “raked off the funds through bogus consultancies and other illegal activities using proxies, family…

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EPL: Arsenal top-4 finish suffers huge setback

Arsenal’s hopes of finishing in the Premier League top four were dealt a huge blow as they were well beaten by Newcastle at St James’ Park. Mikel Arteta’s side needed a win to move above Tottenham into fourth and put them in the driving seat to secure a Champions League spot heading into the final weekend of the season. But they were second best throughout and fell behind early in the second half when Ben White turned the ball into his own net under pressure from Callum Wilson, who was…

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BREAKING: EFCC arrests Nigeria’s Accountant General, Ahmed Idris for N80bn fraud

  The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested the Accountant-General of the Federation (AGF) Ahmed Idris over an N80 billion fraud.   EFCC spokesman Wilson Uwujaren confirmed his arrest in a statement issued on Monday evening.   He said Idris was arrested after failing to honour the commission’s invitations to respond to issues connected to the fraudulent act.   “Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Monday, May 16, 2022, arrested serving Accountant General of the Federation, Mr. Ahmed Idris in connection with diversion of…

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Magu promoted to AIG before retirement

  The police service commission (PSC) has confirmed the promotion of Ibrahim Magu, former acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), to the position of assistant inspector-general of police (AIG).   Ikechukwu Ani, PSC spokesperson, announced the development in a statement issued on Monday.   “The eight Commissioners of Police promoted to AIGs were; CP Mustafa Magu Ibrahim who is the most senior in the CP cadre and who missed the last two promotions after returning to the Police; Abraham Egong Ayim; Okunlola Kola Kamaldeen; Andrew Amieengheme;…

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Newborn Forced To Get 11 Stitches After She Fell Out Of Pregnant Mum Head First

Newborn Forced To Get 11 Stitches After She Fell Out Of Pregnant Mum Head First   A newborn baby ended up requiring 11 stitches after she fell out of her pregnant mum head first. Mum Josian Marques Pereira has slammed the Sofia Feldman Maternity Hospital in Brazil for what she branded “negligence”. Her baby Olivia needed stitches after she fell head first onto the hospital floor while her mother was standing, on May 6. Officers have launched an investigation to the south-eastern Brazilian hospital. According to an incident report, heavily…

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Nollywood actor, Leo Mezie is dead

  Nollywood Actor, Leo Mezie, is dead.   Mezie has been battling with kidney problem and had a transplant over 4 years ago.   It was reported that he had another transplant last week which led to some complications.   He died on Saturday, the 14th of May but the news of his passing spread on Monday.   Nollywood actress, Chioma Toplis, confirmed the sad news in a post on Instagram on Monday.   Reports say Mezie had been frequenting the hospital trying to get back on his feet before…

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