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[ad_1] The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) says troops eliminated 187 terrorists, apprehended 183 others and rescued 109 hostages in different operations across the country in the last one week. The Director of Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. Edward Buba, made this known on Thursday in Abuja, while briefing newsmen on the operations of the military across the country. Buba said the troops recovered 128 assorted weapons and 3,300 assorted ammunition comprising 80 AK-47 rifles and 15 locally fabricated guns. He said the troops also covered 1,941 rounds of 7.62mm special ammo and 729 rounds of 7.62mm NATO among others. Buba said that…

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[ad_1] A 29-year old man, Israel Onwe, was on Thursday, arraigned before a Sabo-Yaba Chief Magistrates’ Court, Lagos, over alleged N18.6 million fraud Onwe, who resides at No 9, Idi-Iroko Street, off Lagos Road, Ogolonto, Ikorodu, Lagos, is facing a two-count charge of obtaining money by false pretence and stealing. The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge. The Prosecutor, Insp Magaji Haruna, told the court that Onwe committed the offences on May 19 at Shop 148, Ori-Iyanrin Market, Ebute-Ero, Lagos. Haruna said that the defendant collected goods valued N18.6 million from three different vendors with a promise to…

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[ad_1] Operatives of the Nasarawa State Police Command, attached to Karshi Divisional Headquarters, have arrested the two suspected criminals, Chigozie Jerry, 29, and Chigozie Junior Chigozie, 19, for breaking into Government Secondary School, Karshi, and stealing computers and other items. According to a statement made available to newsmen in Nasarawa on Thursday by the Command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Ramhan Nansel, the arrest was based on credible information received from public spirited persons. Nansel added, “Consequently, 1 inverter, 7 Central Processing Unit (CPU), 5 Computer Keyboards, 7 Monitors, 3 Mouse, a change-over switch, and one Solar Battery were recovered from…

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[ad_1] The Supreme Court on Thursday barred the Federal Government from releasing allocations to local governments governed by unelected officials appointed by the state governor. The apex court gave the order while delivering judgment in the local government autonomy suit filed by the Attorney General of the Federation, AGF, Lateef Fagbemi, SAN, on behalf of the Nigerian Government. In the judgment, Justice Emmanuel Agim barred the Federal Government from further paying LG allocations through the state governments, noting that the practice had been abused by governors. Justice Agim accused state governors of retaining allocations and utilising them as they please,…

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[ad_1] The Supreme Court on Thursday barred the Federal Government from releasing allocations to local governments governed by unelected officials appointed by the state governor. The apex court gave the order while delivering judgment in the local government autonomy suit filed by the Attorney General of the Federation, AGF, Lateef Fagbemi, SAN, on behalf of the Nigerian Government. In the judgment, Justice Emmanuel Agim barred the Federal Government from further paying LG allocations through the state governments, noting that the practice had been abused by governors. Justice Agim accused state governors of retaining allocations and utilising them as they please,…

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[ad_1] The Nigerian Army on Thursday said troops deployed for counter-terrorism operations in Kaduna State neutralised one terrorist. The bandits were in transit to unleash mayhem along Mallum Forest before the troops intercepted and recovered arms and ammunition from them. In a statement on its social media platform, it said the troops, acting on credible intelligence, tactically positioned themselves along the terrorists’ axis of movement. Upon sighting the terrorists on motorbikes emerging from Mallum Forest through an alternate route, they engaged the terrorists with heavy fire, neutralising one while others fled in disarray into the nearby forest, thereby thwarting their…

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[ad_1] Arsenal legend Paul Merson has predicted the outcome of the Euro 2024 final to be played between England and Spain. England and Spain are the finalists of this year’s tournament after beating The Netherlands and France, respectively. Spain beat former World champions France 2-1 to book a place in the final and the game between England and Netherlands ended 2-1 in favour of Gareth Southgate’s men. Both teams will lock horns on Sunday to ascertain who becomes European champions. “Spain won’t do what Holland did against England – they will play their own game and look to take the…

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[ad_1] The arraignment of Mr Saleh Mamman, former Minister of Power under ex-President Muhammadu Buhari, was, on Thursday, stalled after he collapsed outside the courtroom of the Federal High Court, Abuja. Mamman, whose plea was fixed for Thursday morning, collapsed before the case was called. NAN reports that the former minister’s counsel, Femi Ate, SAN, told Justice James Omotosho shortly when the matter was called for Mamman to take his plea. Upon resumed hearing, the ex-minister walked into the courtroom and stepped into the dock with part of his clothes drenched. Justice Omotosho then asked why Mamman was sweating or…

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[ad_1] The Edo State Taskforce on Human Trafficking has arrested a 42-year-old Juliet Ukhurebor, for alleged human trafficking. DAILY POST reports that the suspect was arrested by the officials of the taskforce at her shrine in Benin City while a native pot containing concoctions was recovered from her as an exhibit. Mrs Pauline Irusota, Secretary of the taskforce, who disclosed this to newsmen at a press briefing in Benin City, said the suspect was arrested alongside one Joy Osawe. Irusota added that the suspects were apprehended following a petition by one Rita Godwin, 25. She alleged that the prime suspect…

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[ad_1] The Ebonyi State Government has approved over N5bn for social development projects in rural communities in the state and empowerment of petty traders in the state. The government also approved N450millon as consultancy services and designing of a Boulevard in the state. The Commissioner for Information and State Orientation, Jude Okpor , disclosed this to newsmen in Abakaliki on the outcome of Wednesday’s State Executive Council meeting. He noted that the council also approved the revamping of moribund rice-mills in the three senatorial zones of the state and directed the release of the sum of ten million naira each…

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