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Lagos Frees 9 Prisoners, After 8 Years Behind Bars

The Lagos State Government has freed nine prisoners and directed magistrates in the state to deploy non-custodial sentencing for minor offenders to decongest the prisons. Five inmates out of 25 shortlisted were released from Medium Security Prisons. This included one Saidi Raimi from Kwara who was released to a mental home. Four out of 10 others shortlisted were released from …

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Christmas: FG to Ensure Safety on Roads, Sanction Erring Drivers

The federal government has directed the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) and the Federal Road Maintenance Agency (FERMA) to ensure that the roads are motorable for people travelling during the festive seasons. This was made known to journalists in a joint briefing yesterday at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, by the two agencies. The Corps Marshal of the Federal Road Safety …

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Nigeria Third Most Terrorised Nation, Says Global Terrorism Index 2018

Nigeria emerged the third most terrorised nation worldwide in the newly released 2018 Global Terrorism Index. In the latest report released on Wednesday, Iraq, a country in the Middle-East, is ranked first, a position it has held since 2014. Afghanistan has ranked second since 2013. Syria and Pakistan are ranked fourth and fifth respectively. Others among the top 10 countries …

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ASUU Strike: Ngige Takes Over Negotiation between FG and Universities

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, has taken over the negotiation between the Federal government and the striking university teachers. This is to avoid unnecessary meddlesomeness and ensure speedy resolution of all issues. The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, had been leading the negotiation with ASUU, but Ngige, said last night that he had taken over the …

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Why We Are Not Interested In 2019 Election —Nigerian Youths

BY OWODUNNI MOSOPEFOLUWA With the preparation for 2019 elections in Nigeria in earnest, and ongoing campaigns by the political parties, it is quite alarming, the number of youths unwilling to vote. This is in spite of the fact that one of the major duties of a citizen is to vote and be voted. The jingles and awareness creation activities towards …

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What Do Nigerian Entrepreneurs Need Most To Succeed?

BY ABIMBADE OLUSHOLA Entrepreneurs are critical in the survival of any economy, since they offer employment, create wealth and help in fighting crime, but sector in Nigeria is currently afflicted by a myriad of challenges. Which are the most critical of such challenges? The major factor responsible for the production and essential for the smooth running of any business is …

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Many Killed, Property Destroyed In Cross River Over Land

There is mourning in Biase local government area of Cross River State where contest over land has led to the death of many and displacement of several others. Reports reaching The Eagle said families in the affected areas including Abanwan, Urugbam, Egbor and Ipene communities are now traumatised and looking to the authorities to come and restore order. Although more details …

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Man Beaten To Pulp For Defiling 7 Year-Old Girl

By Caroline Akano A man identified as Ben Aperi had the beating of his life recently after he was nabbed allegedly defiling a seven old girl named Sandra. The incident happened at No ,7 Luma Olalupo Street off Ipaja Road in the Alimosho Local Govt. Area of Lagos State. Aperi would have got away with his act but for the …

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Alma Mater Manager Laments Challenging Business Environment

By Obi Lydia Christy Mr Falayi Eniola, Manager at Alma Mater Ltd, based in Lagos has said that the Nigerian business environment had become challenging and as a result affecting the company’s profitability. Mr Eniola who said this during an interview with our reporter, added however that the company would continue to give quality service to her customers. He said …

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