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SSS parades four suspected kidnappers in Awka

AWKA—FOUR students of Imo State University, Owerri were yesterday paraded before newsmen in Awka by the men of the State Security Service (SSS) for allegedly kidnapping a four-year old boy, Sopuluchukwu Orji from his school at Awada near Onitsha last week. They were alleged to have also demanded the sum of N10 million ransom from the father of the boy, Mr. Cyril Orji.

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Benue House pleads with CBN on cash movement

By Peter Duru MAKURDI—The Benue State House of Assembly has directed the Makurdi Branch Manager of the Central Bank  (CBN) to commence the enforcement of the directives issued to commercial banks across the nation to use armoured personnel carriers to convey cash in order to protect the lives of policemen on transit with such cash.

Daniel frees 13 prisoners

ABEOKUTA—The Governor of Ogun State, Otunba Gbenga Daniel, in exercise of the power conferred on him by the constitution has approved the remission of sentences of 13 prisoners in commemoration of the 2010 New Year day celebration. The 13 convicted prisoners who benefitted from the order of remission of sentences signed by the Governor and
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I have no anointed candidate, says Oyinlola

By Gbenga Olarinoye OSOGBO—Osun State Governor, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola has declared that he has no preferred candidate from among the 23 Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, governorship aspirants for the 2011 election. Speaking with newsmen in Osogbo yesterday during the 2009 end of the year press briefing, Governor Oyinlola allayed the fear of the people of
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VP, First Lady extol Maryam’s virtues

By Luka Binniyat & Wole Mosadomi MINNA—Vice President Good Luck Jonathan yesterday arrived the Minna Hill Top residence of  General Ibrahim Bgadamosi Babangida (rtd)  with his entourage on condolence visist to the former Nigerian military President, and praised his late wife, Mrs. Maryam Babangida, as the quintessential First Lady. In the same vein, the First
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