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Seven killed in clash over robbery loot

Seven persons were killed while many others were injured after some hoodlums clashed at the Badia area of Lagos State.

   The bodies of those who had been identified are Muyideen Saka, Wasiu Yusuf, Ejima and Noah.

  The clash was said to be between two factions of miscreants – Suara and Railway boys. During the clash, property and other materials valued at millions of naira were damaged.

  The fight was said to have started on Sunday last week. It was learnt that whenever the Suara boys were returning from robbery operations, they always pass through railway line.

Edo govt relaunches monthly farmers’ market

… as shoppers get 20% discount on prices of commodities

In a renewed effort to ensure market linkage for farmers in rural communities, the Edo State Government has reopened the monthly market with a charge to women to add value to their farm produce so they can command higher prices.

Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development, Hon. Magdalene Ohenhen, made the call at the relaunch of the Edo Monthly Market at Urhokpota Hall, in Oredo Local Government Area of Edo State.

Money laundering: EFCC docks NBA President, Usoro, N1.4b

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has filed a charge at the Federal High Court Lagos, Nigeria against the incumbent President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA),and Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) Paul Usoro, over alleged money laundering  to the tune of N1.4 billion.
The money is said to belong to Akwa Ibom State government.

TheNiche gathered that Usoro will be arraigned on a ten count charge bodering on the alleged fraud before Justice Muslim Sule Hassan  on Monday December

Breaking: Petrol tanker explodes at filling station near Lagos Airport

A petrol tanker has exploded at Forte Oil filling station located very close to the local airport in Lagos State.

Sources from the airport confirmed this to Channels Television on Friday shortly after the incident occurred.

The explosion which occurred when the tanker was discharging its contents has resulted in a massive blaze at the facility.

Channels Television aviation correspondent said officials of the fire services have moved in to contain the inferno.

However, it is yet to be ascertained if there are casualties as a result of the incident.

Emmanuel Court to Emenike: You’re not Abia APC guber

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja yesterday stopped Chief Ikechi Emenike from parading himself as the governorship candidate of the All Progressive Congress in Abia state.

  The order of the court followed an exparte application filed by Dr. Uchechukwu Ogah wherein he asked the court to restrain Emenike from parading himself as APC gubernatorial candidate for the 2019 general election having been nominated by Abia state chapter, instead of the National Executive Committee of of APC pending the hearing and determination of the plaintiff/applicant’s motion on notice. 

Dickson warns against shortchanging of Bayelsa in oil and gas deals

...insists on oil firms’ relocation

Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State has frowned against actions and practices that deprive the state of its interests and benefits in oil and gas deals.

The governor spoke while declaring open the 8th Practical Nigerian Content Forum with the theme: "Driving Economic Development and Sustainability" at the Chief Diepreye Alamieyeseigha Memorial Banquet Hall, Government House in Yenagoa.

Groups expose fossil fuel sponsors of climate change conference

….describe their activities as green facade

As the negotiations in the ongoing United Nations Climate Change Conference (UNFCCC) in  Poland heat up, Corporate Europe Observatory and Corporate Accountability have released a new infographic that exposes what they describe as “green façade” by the conference’ sponsors.

  Just days before the conference began in Katowice, the COP Presidency announced that a number of the meeting’s corporate sponsors would be from the coal, gas and fossil fuel financing industries.

UNICEF, Nigerian govt partner journalists to scale up nutrition in North East

By Ahmed Ahmed

2019: What CSOs, political parties agreed on water in Bauchi

By Ahmed Ahmed

Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) in Bauchi have organised a meeting with political parties and stakeholders on Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) in the state.
The discussion on WASH sector was held ahead of the 2019 elections as part of the Vote For WASH campaign and supported by WaterAid Nigeria in Bauchi on Wednesday.

I’m dangerously wealthy, receives booty from no govt – Oyedepo

…says authority now domiciles in church

The Presiding Bishop, Living Faith Church Worldwide, aka Winners’ Chapel, Dr. David Oyedepo, has said that he has never received or shared any booty from any government in Nigeria.
He boasted of God’s blessings on his life and that he has a clear conscience. “I don’t share any booty from any government. I have a clear conscience; I am dangerously wealthy. I am rich, whatever I want, comes. That’s what they call wealth,” the Bishop said.

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