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By Aloy Ejimakor

In Nigeria, forgery and perjury, by whatsoever other names called in our different statutes, are serious offenses under both the Criminal Code and the Penal Code.

 The law of evidence and other subsidiary legislations also contain clear provisions on them.

The Chief Coach of High Altitude Athletics Club of Jos, Steven Nuhu, has revealed that 30 athletes of 15 men and 15 women would be storming Lagos ahead of the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon.

The marathon, scheduled for February 11, will see the country’s best competing against their counterparts from around the world.

President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria may not be fully fit as has extended his vacation indefinitely.

According to his spokesman, Femi Adesina, Buhari has written to the National Assembly today, February 5, 2017, informing of his desire to extend his leave in order to complete and receive the results of a series of tests recommended by his doctors.

 

President General of Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN), Comrade Emmanuel Nted,  has decried the poor state of ports access roads in the country.

 He also appealed to the Federal Government to expedite action on the repairs.

The last may not have been heard on the media war between the Anambra State Governor, Dr Willie Obiano, and the Imo State counterpart, Chief Rochas Okorocha.   Despite the appeal by Igbo leaders for a ceasefire, Okorocha, through his Chief Press Secretary, Mr.

. Denies authorizing anybody not to sell produce from southern Nigeria

 

By Ummi Ismaeel,

Minna

Niger State government on Thursday exonerated self from allegations of commissioning some individuals to bar traders coming from other parts of the country from buying foodstuff which they transport to southern Nigeria.

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Forgery suit: I’II not be cowed –Ekweremadu

By Onyema Amanze

 

The Office of the Deputy President of the Senate has said that Senator Ike Ekweremadu was not involved in the alleged forging of the Senate Standing Orders 2011.

Iceland deports Boko Haram victim from Nigeria

World Refugee Day: Meet the Nigerian who was kicked out of Iceland and now remains in limbo in Sweden over deportation.

 

Eze Okafor, 32, lived in Iceland for four years before being deported.

Ikpeazu tasks FG on creation of NYSC farms

Abia State Governor, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu, has advised the Federal Government to think of establishing farms across the 36 states, using members of the National Youth Service Corp (NYSC) as drivers of a youth agricultural  initiative.

Why Mourinho rejected Giggs assistant role at Manchester United

Manchester United boss, Jose Mourinho, has reportedly "vetoed" the idea of Ryan Giggs remaining at Old Trafford as his assistant, as he believes the Red Devils legend could "become a potential managerial rival."

Global oil majors to shed refineries

Global oil majors, Chevron Corp and Royal Dutch Shell Plc, are putting small refineries on the auction block as they look to trim lower-margin assets in the face of headwinds from rising crude oil prices.

Lagos to meet UNESCO standard on edication – Ambode

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, on Thursday commissioned newly constructed block of six classrooms, furniture, toilets and borehole at Farm Settlement Primary School, Odogunyan in Ikorodu area of the state.

NIMASA boss assures NSDP cadets of sea time

The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr.

Why Ambode honoured 555 workers

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, on Thursday presented long service merit awards to 555 public servants, who had distinguished themselves over the years.

 He also restated his commitment to the welfare of workers in the state.

Controversy! What Pope said about modern marriages

Pope's comments on modern marriage raise criticism

Pope Francis has said that the "great majority" of Catholic marriages being celebrated today are invalid because couples do not fully realize it is a lifetime commitment, drawing sharp criticism from Church conservatives.

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