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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

Sex-for-marks scandal: How I was trapped, by dismissed OA U professor

.Why I demanded five rounds of sex

.VC: Why we didn’t punish student

.No comment –Osagie’s lawyer

The Professor of Management Accounting at the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, Richard Akindele, who was recently dismissed for sexually harassing a postgraduate student of the institution, Ms. Monica Osagie, has said that he was only trapped by the student.

Breaking: Nigerian govt arraigns Suswam over illegal arms possession

The Federal Government has arraigned a former governor of Benue State, Gabriel Suswam, before a court in Abuja, the nation’s capital.

Suswam was arraigned in court on Friday on three counts of illegal possession of firearms.

Buhari visits Borno for Army Day celebration

President Muhammad Buhari is visiting Borno State to commemorate the 2018 Nigerian Army Day celebrations with the troops in the state.

He was welcomed to the state by Governor Kashim Shettima, as well as the Chiefs of Army Staff and Air Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai and Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar.

Members of the Borno State Executive Council and other top military officers in the state were also on the ground to receive the President.

Shortly after his arrival, President Buhari proceeded to Monguno via an Air Force chopper.

Supreme Court frees Saraki of all false asset declaration charges

The Supreme Court has upheld the appeal of Senate President Bukola Saraki and discharged him of the remaining three charges against him in the case of false declaration of assets.

The court upheld the appeal in a lead judgment delivered by Justice Centus Nweze on Friday in Abuja, the nation’s capital.

Senator Saraki had filed an appeal at the apex court to challenge the ruling of the Court of Appeal which asked the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) to try him on three of the 18 counts brought against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

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