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Protesting truck drivers shut Apapa roads

Aggrieved truck drivers and their motor boys today shut major roads in Apapa as they protested over alleged extortion by officers of Nigerian Navy and other security agencies.
The protesters numbering over two thousand marched through Creek Road to Liverpool before diverting to Point Road Junction where they prevented other cargo laden trucks from exiting Apapa.
Except for a few trucks belonging to Dangote, trucks were not seen coming into the  Apapa Ports Complex and Tin CAN Island Ports ,which happens to be the two largest ports in the country

I sleep with seven men daily –Teenage girl

…given N30,000 daily target

An 18-year-old human trafficking victim, Deborah, allegedly lured into prostitution, has revealed that she used to sleep with more than seven men every day at Wagbas Hotel, located in the Ajah area of the metropolis.

Niger govt’s grants 10, 000 teachers motorcycle loan

By Ummi Ismaeel,
Minna
Ten thousand out of 22, 367 public school teachers in Niger State are to benefit from the N2 .1 billion motorcycle loan aimed at not only reducing mobility challenges to hard-to-reach parts of the state but improve their productivity.
The scheme, which was recently approved by the State Executive Council (SEC), the state Commissioner for Education, Hajiya Fatima Madugu, said was in fulfilment of the governor’s resolve to improve on the working conditions of teachers in public schools.

Senate president flags off Train 2 of Indorama Fertiliser Plant

▪ Governor Wike says Rivers is safe for investments

Senate President Bukola Saraki has laid the foundation for the construction of the Fertiliser Train 2 of Indorama Eleme Fertiliser and Chemicals Limited.

  Also, Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, declared that the $3.2 billion (USD) for the development of Indorama Eleme Fertiliser and Chemicals Limited was an investor's destination.

Obaseki congratulates 47 Edo beneficiaries of Chinese govt scholarship

The Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has congratulated the 47 Edo indigenes, who benefited from the Chinese Government Scholarship, urging them to serve as inspiration to many others in the state to strive for academic excellence.

In a statement by Special Adviser to the Governor on Media and Communication Strategy, Mr. Crusoe Osagie, the governor said that the feat would not only serve as confidence booster for the beneficiaries but would also offer a glimmer of hope to other indigenes of the state to strive hard for success.

Obi wades through mud to aid school

A former Governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi, has advised students of Crowther Memorial College, Umuikwu Anam on the virtues of persistence and staying focused always even in times of great odds.
He gave the advice during his visit to the school, which high point was the presentation of a cheque of N1 million for its development.
Obi revealed that he could have turned back when his vehicles were stuck in the mud, which needed much physical exertion to get them out.

Bauchi governor’s wife floats peace clubs in schools

By Rita Michael

Bauchi

The First Lady of Bauchi State, Hajia Hadiza Abubakar, has established peace clubs in 10 public schools within the state capital.

  This is part of her efforts to inculcate peaceful co-existence in the society.

  Hajia Abubakar, who is also the initiator of Sustainable Women Economic Empowerment and Peace Initiative (B-SWEEP), disclosed this during theB-SWEEP peace clubs interactive forum held at Banquet hall, Government House, Bauchi.

65-yr-old who defiled, impregnated 13-yr-old girl

A 65-year-old, Matthew Omokhafe, has been arrested for allegedly defiling and impregnating a 13-year-old primary four pupil in Akoko-Edo Local Government Area of Edo State.

   The acting Chairman, Edo State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), Dr. Joan Osa Oviawe, disclosed this in in Benin City, on Friday, noting that the board played active role in the arrest of the suspect.

Police arrest, dismiss officer who killed Corp member in Abuja

The Police Command in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) has announced the arrest and dismissal of the police officer who allegedly killed a National Youth Service Corp Member (NYSC) member, Angela Igwetu, In Abuja.

The corp member, Igwetu, was allegedly shot by the police officer, Inspector Benjamin Peter on Wednesday around Ceddi Plaza. She was rushed toBenjaminrki Hospital where she reportedly bled to death.

OOU murders: How ‘Capone’ terrorised his community, killed over 40 people

…pulled gun on monarch, beat his father, killed his little cousin

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