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Sad day for Nollywood. Prolific director Amaka Igwe passes on @51

Foremost producer, writer, director and a leading player in the Nigerian motion picture industry, Amaka Igwe has passed on. She died last night April 28th in Enugu after an asthma attack. Mrs Igwe had gone to Enugu in company of her husband for pre-production preparations for a

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Power supply worsened in March – Survey

Power supply across the federation worsened in the month of March, a survey released on Tuesday by NOIPolls, a notable indigenous survey organisation, revealed. This is coming as private investors in the country’s power assets attributed their poor performance during the period to gas supply

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Suspect smuggles 10 rifles in yam flour sacks

The Special Anti-Robbery Squad, Lagos State Police Command, has apprehended two men for robbery and for allegedly smuggling Ak-47 rifles. Commissioner of Police, Umar Manko, said the suspects, Olatunji Olatubosun, and Abdulazeez Amao, were arrested following investigations by SARS men. Manko said the investigations revealed

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Wealthy Nigerians to buy N448bn private jets

At least 12 brand new private jets ordered by Nigerians and some corporate bodies will be delivered to the country this year. This is an offshoot of the projection by private jet manufacturers to deliver 70 brand new private jets to the country within the

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Community tackles customs over killing of okada rider

The Idiroko Command of the Nigeria Customs Service has been accused by the residents of Koko Town in Ogun State of killing a commercial motorcyclist (okadarider) during a raid on the community. In a petition to the Ogun State Commissioner of Police, the community said

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SSS arrests Catholic priest, monarch for child theft

  The State Security Service, Akwa Ibom State Command, has arrested a Catholic priest with St. Peters Parish, Anambra State, Joseph Okon, a traditional ruler, Chief Uchenna Onyekaozuru, and 18 others for alleged child theft. Deputy Director, Operations, Mr. Fubara Duke, told PUNCH Metro during a

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Boy kills brother in Yobe state, removes his eyes, tongue

A boy in Daya Village, Fika LGA of Yobe State, today Monday March 31st allegedly killed his younger brother and removed his tongue and eyes, Premium Times reports A resident of Daya, Ishmail Daya, said that the younger boy had gone missing three days ago

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Fuel scarcity: Marketers threaten nationwide strike

Oil marketers on Monday threatened to embark on industrial strike following the shutdown of Nigerian Independent Petroleum Company (NIPCO) by National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG). NUPENG shutdown the NIPCO facilities on March 24. Abidemi Agunbiade, chairman, a concerned group of IPMAN,