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Four Suspected Sea Pirates Killed in Gun Battle with Marine Police in Akwa Ibom
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Four Suspected Sea Pirates Killed in Gun Battle with Marine Police in Akwa Ibom

Four suspected sea pirates who specialised in terrorising fishermen in Ibeno waterways, Akwa Ibom state has been killed in gun battle with marine police. Spokesperson of the command, SP Macdon Odiko, who confirmed this on Friday, said that the heavily armed pirates engaged a team of the 'Special Force Squad' in a fierce gun battle during a routine security patrol in the waterways on Thurday, March 4. "The story is true but I will soon issue a press statement to that effect,” Odiko said. Chairman of Ibeno Local Government Council, Williams Mkpa, who also confirmed the killing of the pirates, commended members of the Special Force for displaying professionalism, adding that piracy had been a major problem hindering fishing business and other economic activities in Ibeno. ...
Coronavirus: Former Vice President, Atiku warns of impending catastrophe in Nigeria, Africa
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Coronavirus: Former Vice President, Atiku warns of impending catastrophe in Nigeria, Africa

Atiku Abubakar, former Vice President, has warned Nigeria and the rest of Africa that the continent is yet to see the worst of the effects of Coronavirus (COVID-19). He also urged all countries in Africa to come together and seek debt forgiveness, as a direct consequence of the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on the continent’s economies. Atiku said this in a report he titled: ‘What Africa Must Do To Mitigate the Damaging Effects of CoronaVirus,’ and posted on his official Twitter page on Tuesday evening. He said: “COVID-19 has wreaked such damage to the world’s economy, and this is now very evident in the West.” “The reason countries in the Western Hemisphere are reporting more significant numbers than developing nations is primarily due to the availability of testin...
Three Chinese Nationals Quarantined for Coronavirus in Plateau State
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Three Chinese Nationals Quarantined for Coronavirus in Plateau State

Three Chinese Nationals who are workers in a mining site in Wase town of Plateau State, have been quarantined for suspected case of the novel coronavirus. Commissioner for Information in Plateau, Dan Manjang revealed that the Chinese citizens who flew into Abuja on Wednesday February 26, travelled down to Jos, the Plateau State capital on Thursday February 27. Manjang who averred that there is no confirmed case of coronavirus in Plateau, said the Chinese nationals are still being clinically examined by a medical expert deployed by the State Ministry of Health. He told Channels Television; “The situation right now is that they have been isolated. “The three of them came in through Abuja and once we heard that, the Commissioner for Health had to take a proactive measure to...
CCB Gives Buhari, Osinbajo, Others Deadline To Submit Their Asset Declaration Forms
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CCB Gives Buhari, Osinbajo, Others Deadline To Submit Their Asset Declaration Forms

The Code of Conduct Bureau has said President Muhammadu Buhari,  Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, governors and other public officers whose tenure ends on May 29 must submit their end-of-tenure asset declaration forms on May 28, 2019. However, other public officers, mainly members of the outgoing 8th National Assembly,  who were inaugurated on June 9, 2015 have up till June 8, 2019, a few hours to the expiration of their tenure to declare their assets, Saturday PUNCH has learnt. Paragraphs 1 to 16 of the Part II of the Fifth Schedule of the Nigerian Constitution list the categories of public officers who must periodically declare their assets to the CCB. But those affected with the wind-down of the 2015 – 2019 political dispensation by virtue of the constitutional provision are  the ...
Why Herrera Rejected £200,000-a-week Deal at Manchester United
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Why Herrera Rejected £200,000-a-week Deal at Manchester United

Manchester United made a final offer of over £200,000-a-week to keep Ander Herrera, but the Spaniard wanted more money, according to the UK Metro. The 29-year-old is set to leave the club at the end of the season when his contract expires, with Paris Saint-Germain leading the race to sign him on a free transfer. United opened contract negotiations with Herrera’s representatives over 18 months ago, but little progress was made and the player’s camp felt the club prioritised other players’ deals during that period. Many felt the club simply were not proactive enough in trying to keep Herrera, but it is believed the club made a final offer worth more than £200,000-a-week in a bid to keep the midfielder. Herrera currently earns around £100,000-a-week after bonuses.
Police to Withdraw Over 20,000 Security Aides Of VIPs
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Police to Withdraw Over 20,000 Security Aides Of VIPs

The Nigeria Police Force has announced plans to withdraw officers attached to ‘Very Important Persons’ in preparation for the forthcoming elections. ACP Frank Mba, Force Public Relations Officer in an interview with Punch newspaper said politicians would be affected by the recall because the force needs every officer to maintain peace and security at the coming elections. Mba said: “the withdrawal of policemen is going to cut across all borders, including politicians, party chairmen, state commissioners and businessmen. It will affect everyone that has policemen attached to them. "There are two basic rationales for the withdrawal of policemen; One, we need all hands on deck for the purpose of securing the electoral process. Number two, we also need to be proactive in ensuring th...
How I will Tackle Boko Haram If Elected president – Ezekwesili
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How I will Tackle Boko Haram If Elected president – Ezekwesili

Oby Ezekwesili, the presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN), has revealed how her government will tackle Boko Haram insurgency if elected in the 2019 general election, Premium Times reports. She said her government will completely overhaul the security system to win the war against Boko Haram. The former minister of education made this known in an interview on a CNN programme with Christiane Amanpour on Wednesday evening. “A research we had at the World Bank showed that those communities where this menace thrive need to be engaged. We will provide jobs so that people will be busy and get paid. “Second, my government will completely overhaul the security system. We need fresh hands and people who will end this problem. “Third, we must also improve ...

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