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Armstrong Bakam, Bauchi The Bauchi State Police Command has smashed a serial killer syndicate and arrested four members of the gang.   The gang, according to the police authorities, was responsible fo
John Ameh, Abuja A member of the House of Representatives, Mr. Garba Umar-Durbunde, who was kidnapped by gunmen on Tuesday, has shared his “harrowing experience” with The PUNCH. Umar-Durbunde, who rep
Femi Makinde, Osogbo Doctors under the aegis of the Nigerian Medical Association in Osun State on Thursday staged a protest to press home their demand for the stoppage of payment of half salaries to d
If the National Youth Service Corps members are posted to a university, they can be transferred to the Faculty of Agricultural Science. The Faculty of Agricultural Science has farms that they manage.
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