Reps give committee 8 weeks to investigate sharp practices in housing sector

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The House of Representatives has mandated its Committee on Housing to conduct an investigative public hearing on alleged fraudulent practices and activities in the housing sector. The committee is expected to report back within eight weeks to enable the House take further legislative action. The House urged the Federal Ministry of Power, Works and HousingRead More

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13 children chained for months in U.S

California prosecutors have detailed allegations of horrific abuse by parents of 13 children held in shackles at their home.  David Turpin, 56, and Louise Turpin, 49, face charges of torture, abuse and false imprisonment, Riverside County district attorney Mike Hestrin told journalists on Thursday. The BBC reports they are due to appear in court toRead More

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Jonathan greets Anyaoku at 85

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has felicitated with the former Secretary-General of the Commonwealth, Chief Chukwumeka Anyaoku, on the occasion of his 85th birthday, describing the octogenarian as a national icon and leading voice for equity and good governance. A statement issued by his media adviser, Ikechukwu Eze, said the ex-President conveyed this in a messageRead More

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Umeh takes oath of office, calls for implementation of Confab report

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Former National Chairman, All Progressives Grand Alliance(APGA) Chief Victor Umeh on Thursday took oath of office as Senator representing Anambra Central Senatorial District. The oath of office was administered on him by the President of the Senate Dr Bukola Saraki in Abuja. The Senatorial District had been without representation in the last two years. Umeh,Read More

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Basketball: First Bank BC picks 13 new players

  First Bank Basketball Club have picked 13 new players to join up with 11 old players for the second phase of screening, which will hold from Monday to Wednesday at the sports hall of the National Stadium, Lagos.    The new players are Grace John,  Kelani  Olasumbo,  Bethel Ekperigha,  Okoro Ifunaya, Ogedegbe  Tobiloba,  BukkyRead More

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Fire guts Imo deputy governor’s official lodge

A mid-day fire on Thursday gutted the official residence of the Imo State Deputy governor, Eze Madumere, at the Commissioners quarters in Owerri. The fire, which started at 1:30 p.m. completely razed the bush bar and bus assigned to the press unit in the Deputy governor’s convoy,  as well as other valuables worth millions ofRead More

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Husband beats pregnant wife to death

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A FCT High Court in Maitama on Thursday ordered the trial-within-trial in a culpable homicide charge slammed on a 37-year-old, Mathew Ankyoor, who allegedly killed his wife. Justice Peter Affen, who gave the order, said it was necessary to ascertain the veracity of the statements made by the accused. Ankyoor is standing trial for allegedlyRead More

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Politicians after re-election – Sani

Senator Shehu Sani

The Senator representing Kaduna Central, Shehu Sani, on Thursday accused Nigerian leaders of being insensitive to the killings and bloodshed in many parts of the country. Sani said political office holders are concerned about the next general elections, adding that instead of them to take decisive steps towards tackling the nation’s problems, they are busyRead More

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Edo LG election: PDP afraid of failure – Ohonbamu

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The Edo State Commissioner for Communication and Orientation, Hon. Paul Ohonbamu, has described the issues raised by the state Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on the planned local government election in the state as irrelevant and unconvincing and declared the PDP as “too depleted and afraid of facing the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the electionRead More

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Nigeria and the challenges of 2019: This is not a game – Tinubu

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FULL TEXT OF DAILY TRUST DIALOGUE BY FORMER LAGOS STATE GOVERNOR ASIWAJU BOLA TINUBU The mouths of babes speak truths that the hoary and the wise dare not utter. This may be an unusual way to begin an address on the political challenges that lie before us. But I have good reason for this unique entrance.Read More

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