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Sgt. Bako is not Army records, his claims about abduction of Dapchi schoolgirls fabricated: Brig-Gen. Texas Chukwu

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The Army has dissociated itself from one Sgt. David Bako, who claimed to be a deserter in an online report credited to him. Brig.-Gen. Texas Chukwu, the Director of Army Public Relations, in a statement on Sunday said after cross checking its reco ...Powered by WPeMatico

Fayose: Police conflicting statements on release of last Dapchi girl embarrassing, Says; Buhari’s govt is confused

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Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has described the conflicting statements from the Police on the return of the last Dapchi schoolgirl; Leah Sharibu as another clear indication that under this President Muhammadu Buhari led government, conf ...Powered by WPeMatico

CPC endorses FG’s move to increase excise duty on alcohol and tobacco

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The Consumer Protection Council (CPC), on Tuesday put its weight behind the Federal Government’s decision to raise the excise duty rates on alcoholic beverages and tobacco products. The agency’s Director-General, Mr Babatunde Irukera, said the increase would serve as a measure to reduce the risks of abuse and disease. Irukera said that though CPC protected the rights of all consumers and their prerogative to make personal lifestyle choices, it, however, encourages responsible consumption in all circumstances. He said that the policy was the product of consensus pursuant to broad stakeholders’ engagement and was motivated in large part by the Federal Government’s desire to reduce the risks of abuse and disease that may be associated with consumption of these products. According to him, the