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By Ian Casey and Jonathan Beale, defence correspondent,BBC News Ministry of DefenceNight-time image of a DragonFire laser firing at an aerial target at a demonstration in Scotland in March A UK high-power laser weapon could be sent to Ukraine to take down Russian drones, the defence secretary says. According to Grant Shapps, the weapon could have “huge ramifications” for the conflict in Europe. The DragonFire weapon is expected to be rolled out by 2027, but Mr Shapps said he wanted to “speed up” production and make it available sooner. It follows a successful trial of the laser, carried out against…

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“Life is but a walking shadow. A poor player that acts and frets his roles on stage and is heard no more” says Williams Shakespeare. Paul, you came, you saw and you conquered. I saw in you forthrightness and transparency in your dealings with other people both personally and officially as the State Party Chairman. Yours was a life devoted to service and you changed many lives with your gentle approach and deep understanding of the meaning of life without encumbrance. I am eternally grateful to you for your uprightness during the dark hours of my political life. The journey…

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In a bid to foster robust development in Ekiti State, the Governor of the state, Mr Biodun Oyebanji on yesterday engaged in a crucial meeting with the leadership of the Bank of Industry (BoI) Limited , led by Dr. Olasupo Olusi, in Lagos. At the meeting held at the Head office of the Bank in Marina, Lagos, deliberations revolved around forging prospective collaborations in crucial sectors such as youth empowerment, agricultural revitalisation, women’s empowerment, and infrastructural advancement, among others.Addressing newsmen after the strategic session, Oyebanji emphasised his unwavering commitment to engaging both governmental and non-governmental organisations and agencies in realising…

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The Management of the Federal Polytechnic Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State has consoled the families of deceased students of the Institution. The school’s Head, Protocol, Information and Public Relations, Kayode Adebusuyi, made this known in a statement. In the statement, the school confirmed that while Jethro Samuel, of the Department of Office Technology Management, died as a result of complications arising from the use of illicit drugs, the other was said to have committed suicide following his abysmal performance in the 2022/2023 first semester examination. Reports indicated that the student who was said to have committed suicide confided in his friends…

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Photo credit: PA Images Princess Owowoh Oluchukwu, a Nigerian officer in the UK Army has become the first female officer cadet from Nigeria to graduate from the UK Royal Military Academy Sandhurst (RMAS). The 24 year old was made an officer in the British Army during the Sovereign’s Commissioning Parade on Friday. “It is a profound honour to be the first Nigerian female officer to commission from the esteemed Royal Military Academy Sandhurst,” Owowoh said about her feat. “This achievement is not mine alone, but a testament to the unwavering support of my family, mentors, instructors, and countless individuals who…

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Idris Okuneye, popular crossdresser known as Bobrisky, confessed being a man while speaking to Justice Abimbola Awogboro of a Federal High Court in Lagos on Friday, April 12, 2024. Prior to his confession in court today, Bobrisky had ignited controversy over his gender status. The crossdresser claimed to have undergone different surgeries to become a woman. At some point, Bobrisky even said he was ready to bear a child. However, shortly before he was handed a 6-month jail term on Friday, Justice Awogboro asked the convict of his sex, and he quickly replied, “I am a man My Lord.” The…

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The Police Command in Kano State has commenced investigation into the circumstances surrounding the alleged beheading of a minor, Mohammed Saidu, by an Almajiri at Kanwa village, Madobi Local Government Area. The Commissioner of Police in the state Mr Usaini Gumel, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kano on Friday, said 6-year-old Saidu was allegedly killed by the 16 year-old Almajiri simply identified as Abdullahi. Gumel said Abdullahi who hails from Zamfara,was sighted at Kanwa village by a good Samaritan while in possession of a blood-stained knife strongly suspected to be human blood. He said the headless body…

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L-R; Wale Akinterinwa, Injured Fuel Attendant Wale Akinterinwa, an Ondo State gubernatorial aspirant under the All Progressives Congress (APC) platform, has refuted allegations that his campaign convoy failed to pay for fuel recently purchased at Matrix Filling Station in Ondo Town. A closed-circuit television (CCTV) footage in circulation on social media shows vehicles numbering eight leaving the filling station while attendants were chasing after them, demanding payment. Some of the attendants who tried to stop them were also allegedly injured. The narrator in the video claimed that Akinterinwa’s campaign convoy had refuelled at the station and fled without settling the…

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Borno State Governor, Babagana Umara Zulum, on Thursday, burst unscrupulous water vendors manipulating the distribution network and diverting water flow to create an artificial shortage in Maiduguri, the Borno State Capital. During a surprise visit to communities in Jere and Maiduguri Metropolis, it was discovered that certain vendors have constructed specialised water pumps to trap water and block for public use to gain commercial benefits. Expressing his anger, Zulum vowed to take swift and decisive action against those responsible. He said, “It is unacceptable that some individuals would exploit the suffering of our people for their own selfish gains. We…

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The National Christian Elders Forum has called on President Bola Tinubu to adopt the 2014 National Conference Report. The NCEF is led by prominent figures such as Dr. Samuel Gani, General Zamani Lekwot (rtd) and Elder Shyngle Wigwe. The NCEF made the demand at a State-of-the-Nation news conference in Abuja on Thursday. Gani, who spoke at the news conference which also had in attendance Dr. Saleh Hussaini, Vice Chairman (North); Pastor Bosun Emmanuel, Secretary; Osaretin Demuren; Prof. Joseph Otubu; and Dr. Kate Okparaeke, said: “This is the time for indigenous ethnic groups to carefully distinguish their allies from their adversaries. …

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