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‘Why NAF refused southern leaders’ flight to land at its base’

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) yesterday debunked the reports that denying landing rights to a chartered flight carrying Southern leaders to a Middle Belt conference in Makurdi, Benue State, was politically-motivated. NAF’s Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Vice Marshal Olatokunbo Adesanya, in a statement said there was no …

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Peru arrests more than 50 in anti-drug bust at Colombian border

Peru arrested more than 50 people on Monday, the majority Colombian, as part of an operation against drug trafficking in a jungle border province where dissident former Marxist FARC rebels have reportedly taken refuge. Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra said his country’s security forces coordinated with Colombia’s military to carry out …

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Rampaging youths injure Taraba Commissioner of Police

Rampaging youths in Jalingo on Monday pelted Taraba Commissioner of Police, Mr David Akinremi, with stones, injuring him on the head. The Command’s Public Relations Officer, ASP David Misal, who confirmed the incident to newsmen in Jalingo, said the Commissioner had gone to the tudunwada area of the metropolis with …

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Buhari depart Abuja for the Netherlands on Sunday

President Muhammadu Buhari will on Sunday depart Abuja for the Netherlands to participate in activities to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC), at The Hague. Femi Adesina, his spokesman, in a statement on Saturday, said Buhari is the only …

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Court Jails 113 Boko Haram Members

Abuja — The special courts designated to handle terrorism related cases sitting at the Wawa Military Cantonment in Kainji, Niger State, has sentenced 113 Boko Haram members to jail over their involvement in acts of terrorism. The defendants who were sentenced to various jail terms were arraigned by the Federal …

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Scientists record breakthrough in HIV, malaria vaccine

Findings have shown that an experimental HIV-1 vaccine regimen is well-tolerated and generated comparable and robust immune responses against (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) HIV in healthy adults and rhesus monkeys. Also, another separate research has shown that higher levels of Plasmodium falciparum antibodies are protective against severe malaria in children living in Papua …

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NBC cautions radio station over alleged partisanship

National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) yesterday stated that the Ekiti Radio had become highly unprofessional and dangerously partisan in its reportage of the gubernatorial democratic process in the state. NCB’s Director General, Is’haq Modibbo Kawu, disclosed this in a statement yesterday. The commission, which queried the station’s General Manager, Donald Olajide …

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PDP warns NYSC not to cover up Adeosun’s alleged certificate forgery

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) on Wednesday warned National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) not to cover up the NYSC certificate forgery allegations against finance minister, Kemi Adeosun. Premium Times accused Adeosun of forging her NYSC exemption certificate earlier this week. Although the National Youth Service Corps said the minister applied …

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