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    Metro Father faces trial for failing to pay son’s hospital bill – Punch Newspapers

    A 45-year-old man, Bashiru Olamilekan, who allegedly refused to pay his son’s N325, 000 bill and abandoned him in the hospital for seven months, was on Wednesday brought before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court. The accused, a bricklayer, who resides at 15, Babayemi St., Alagbado, a suburb of …...
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    Metro 47-year-old man arraigned for visa fraud – Punch Newspapers

    A 47-year-old, Zachariah Olumorokun, was on Tuesday arraigned at an Ebute Meta Magistrates’ Court over alleged N1.1 million visa fraud. Olumorokun is being tried for a three-count of fraudulently obtaining money under false pretences, stealing and threat to life. The accused, however, pleaded...
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    Metro Be wary of easy sex, drugs, money, Pope warns – Punch Newspapers

    Catholics should be wary of easy sex, drugs and money offered by “false prophets,” Pope Francis warned on Tuesday, in a message for Lent. Lent is a period of penance observed in the six weeks leading up to Easter, the most important feast in the Christian calendar, which … Read more via...
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    Metro Navy impounds boat, arrests nine fuel smugglers – Punch Newspapers

    Etim Ekpimah, Uyo The Nigerian Navy, Forward Operating Base, Ibaka, Mbo Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State, have seized boats and outboard engines used in illegal bunkering and smuggling of contraband goods into Nigeria. It was learnt that on Saturday, men of the FOB seized 62 drums …...
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    Metro Police nab three car thieves in Abia – Punch Newspapers

    The Nigerian Police, Enugu State Command, have arrested three suspects over a stolen vehicle after they were trailed for three months to Abia State. The command’s Spokesman, Superintendent of Police, Ebere Amaraizu, said this in a statement on Saturday in Enugu. Amaraizu said that the feat was...
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    Metro Suspected kidnapper shot dead in Ogun – Punch Newspapers

    Samuel Awoyinfa, Abeokuta Luck ran against a member of a kidnap syndicate terrorising Ilaro and its environs in the early hours of Friday Feb. 2, when he was shot dead by men of Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad led by Uba Adam. The gang was said have kidnapped one … Read more via Punch...
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    Metro Cleric allegedly forces 400 followers to undergo castration – Punch Newspapers

    A spiritual leader in India, Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh,has been charged for forcing more than 400 followers to undergo castration in order to ‘get closer to God’ He was charged by Central Bureau of Investigation. “The charge sheet against 50-year-old Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh was filed by CBI in a...
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    Metro 465 Nigerians evacuated from Libya arrive in Port Harcourt – Punch Newspapers

    The fourth batch of 465 Nigerian returnees from Libya have arrived in Port Harcourt, Mr. Martins Ejike, South-South Zonal Coordinator, National Emergency Management Agency, has said. Ejike, who received the returnees on Friday, told newsmen that the people arrived at Port Harcourt International...
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    Metro Reintroduce tolls on roads, NUPENG, PTD tell FG – Punch Newspapers

    Okechukwu Nnodim, Abuja The National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas workers and the Petroleum Tanker Drivers on Thursday asked the Federal Government to reintroduce tolls on Nigerian roads. According to them, many of the highways are not properly maintained due to paucity of funds, but the...
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    Metro Unpaid teachers’ salaries: NUT threatens strike in 12 states – Punch Newspapers

    Olaleye Aluko, Abuja The Nigerian Union of Teachers has warned that it might declare an industrial action to protest against the 12 state governments still owing teachers’ salaries. The National President of the union, Michael Olukoya, said this on Thursday in Abuja. Olukoya said the defaulting...
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    Metro Bayelsa wants Ijaw language included in WAEC syllabus – Punch Newspapers

    Simon Utebor, Yenagoa The Bayelsa State Government has said that it will liaise with the Federal Ministry of Education to ensure that the Ijaw (Izon) language is captured in the syllabus of the West African Examinations Council. The Commissioner for Culture and Ijaw National Affairs, Mr. Austin...
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    Police corporal shoots dead colleague in Adamawa – Punch Newspapers

    A regular Policeman, Cpl. Bala Adamu, on Tuesday, shot dead a Mobile Policeman, Sgt. Emmanuel Timothy, who was on Special Assignment in Madagali town of Madagali Local Government Area of Adamawa. Confirming the incident to newsmen in Yola on Wednesday, the Spokesman of the Police Command in the...
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    World [VIDEO] Airline prevents passenger from boarding with pet peacock – Punch Newspapers

    The United Airlines has declined a passenger’s wish to bring on board her pet peacock — despite the fact that she paid, and was allocated a seat, for the bird. The woman explained that the peacock gives her ‘emotional support.’ In a video posted on the social media, the unnamed … via Punch...
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    World Namibia bans officials from foreign travel – Punch Newspapers

    Namibian President Hage Geingob on Wednesday banned politicians and civil servants from foreign business travel to save money, after he swapped his own jet for commercial flights. The southern African country has been struggling to control its finances with government debt levels soaring in...
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    Metro Kid driver kills final year student, two others in Gusau, flees – Punch Newspapers

    An underage driver has killed three persons in Gusau as a result of alleged reckless driving, the News Agency of Nigeria reports. Confirming the incident in Gusau on Wednesday, the Police Public Relations Officer in Zamfara, DSP Mohammed Shehu, said the case was being investigated. “The incident...
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    Metro Man to receive six strokes of cane for stealing cell phone, gambling – Punch Newspapers

    A Karmo Grade 1 Area Court, Abuja, on Wednesday ordered that 20-year-old man, Idris Isa, be given six strokes of the cane for stealing a cell phone and gambling. Isa who resides at Zango village, Karmo, had pleaded guilty to charges of public nuisance and vagabond, and begged for leniency. …...
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    Metro Women find a man more attractive once they learn he’s married —Study – Punch Newspapers

    Women find a man more attractive once they learn he has a wife or girlfriend, a study suggests. They think he is more likely to be kind and faithful and, therefore, a good dad, psychologists believe. Having a partner gives men an “attractiveness boost”, they say. But women may just … via...
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    Metro Two soldiers killed in gun duel with Boko Haram in Niger – Punch Newspapers

    At least two soldiers were killed overnight while fighting off an attack by suspected Boko Haram jihadists in southeast Niger, a source in the security forces said Tuesday. “It was an audacious attack repelled by our valiant defence and security forces who lost two men all the same,” the source...
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    World Teenager sells her virginity to relieve ‘great financial difficulties’ – Punch Newspapers

    A teenager from Brazil has said she has put her virginity up for auction – with bids starting at about £264,000. Rosalie Pinho revealed she has taken the decision because her family are facing ‘great financial difficulties.’ With the money raised from the auction, the 19-year-old student hopes...
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    Metro Deji Tinubu buried in Lagos – Punch Newspapers

    Sesan Olufowobi The remains of Deji Tinubu, Special Adviser to the Governor of Lagos State on Commerce and Industry was buried on Tuesday at the Vaults and Gardens, Ikoyi, Lagos. Tinubu slumped and died last Thursday while playing a novelty football match in Epe, during the retreat of the Lagos...
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