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US Secretary of State says Boko Haram remains a regional threat – Punch Newspapers

[ad_1] Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja The United States Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, on Monday described the Boko Haram sect as a threat to other regions. He also said US was collaborating with the Nigerian authorities in their efforts to rescue the schoolgirls abducted in Dapchi, Yobe State, recently. Tillerson said …

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I’m surprised IG didn’t stay in Benue as I ordered – Punch Newspapers

[ad_1] Niyi Odebode, John Alechenu, Olusola Fabiyi, Olalekan Adetayo, Olaleye Aluko  and John Charles President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday said he was not aware that the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, ignored his instruction to relocate to Benue State during the crisis in the state. He stated this at …

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[VIDEO] Helicopter crashes into river during photoshoot, five dead – Punch Newspapers

[ad_1] Five passengers on board a helicopter that crashed into New York City’s East River have been killed, authorities have confirmed. The Eurocopter AS350 was being chartered by a group of photographers for a photo shoot when it went down near Gracie Mansion, the mayoral residence, just after 7pm on …

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Iniesta back in training ahead of Chelsea Champions League clash – Punch Newspapers

[ad_1] Barcelona captain, Andres Iniesta, who has been sidelined with a hamstring injury, trained on Monday ahead of Wednesday´s Champions League second leg against Chelsea. Iniesta took part in some of the session with the rest of Barca first team, boosting hopes he could return for the last 16 match …

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Consumers to pay more for cigarettes, alcohol …as FG raises excise duties – Punch Newspapers

[ad_1] Ifeanyi Onuba, Abuja The Federal Government has approved an amendment to the excise duty rates for alcoholic beverages and tobacco products. The approval, according to the Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, was given by President Muhammadu Buhari, and would take effect from Monday, June 4, 2018. Adeosun, in …

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Biometrics, a must for UTME candidates, says JAMB – Punch Newspapers

[ad_1] The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board says any candidate that cannot be identified through biometrics will be barred from writing the ongoing Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination. The board’s Head, Media and Information Department, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Sunday …

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FG offers jobs to 350 Niger Delta ex-militants – Punch Newspapers

[ad_1] Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja The Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta and Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, Brig.-Gen. Paul Boroh (retd.), said the Federal Government has so far offered employment to 350 Niger Delta ex-agitators who graduated from various tertiary institutions across the world. He said the …

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