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In A’Ibom, suspected cultists kill two worshipers

During the weekend, suspected cultists killed two people in Akwa Ibom State's Etim Ekpo Local Government Area. Nkereuwem Ime Udo Ekere and Effioyo Emmanuel were alleged to be returning from a night vigil held by the New Church in Ikot Ese village in the local government. In the continuing cult battle in the local government, the deceased were…
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Police apprehend internet fraudsters and a card thief

On Sunday, the Nassarawa State Police Command arrested six suspected internet fraudsters and one card thief in the state's Keffi Local Government Area. In a press statement signed by Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), ASP Ramhan Nansel, and made available to DAILY INDEPENDENT in Lafia, the state capital, Emmanuel Bola Longe, the Nasarawa…
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A Nigerian was sentenced to eight years in jail and ordered to return N400 million in restitution by an American court

Olumide Bankole Morakinyo, a Nigerian national, was sentenced to eight years in jail and forced to return $975,863. According to the court, the money, which is equal to N400 million in reparation, is in restitution to various victims of his money laundering scheme. Morakinyo, 38, a Canadian resident, allegedly conspired with Lukman Shina…
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Security

 Troops thwart a terrorist attack by Boko Haram In Borno

Boko Haram and Islamic State of West Africa Province terrorists launched a dawn attack on Damboa town in Borno State, but were thwarted by troops from the 25 Task Force Brigade, Operation HADIN KAI in the North East. According to Brigadier General Onyeama Nwachukwu, Director Army Public Relations, "the criminals made a futile attempt to…
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Education

Variation Officers in Lagos are empowered by SUBEB

The Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board (LSUBEB) hosted a training for variation officials recently to improve their job performance and guarantee accountability. The subject of the event was ‘Efficiency in Handling Staff Salary Variation.' The chairman of the board, Wahab Alawiye-King, asked participants to pay attention during the…
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WASSCE 2021 will begin, on August 16th

The West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) 2020-2021 will be held for 1,573,789 SS3 students from August 16 to September 30, 2021. The Council experienced delays in starting the examination because of the COVID-19's impact on the 2020/2021 academic calendar, as well as schools' failure to register their SS3 candidates on…
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