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Man who hid cocaine in anus arrested at Lagos airport

Another man concealed his cocaine in the collar of his jacket, the NDLEA said.

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Full Transcript: Chibok girls, El-Zakzaky and other things Shekau said in new video

“If you want your girls, bring back our brothers,” Shekau said in Hausa.

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Why UI is Nigeria’s only university in top 1,000 globally – VC

UI was ranked 801 in the Times Higher Education rankings.

FILE PHOTO: Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed (L) and Permanent Secretary, Mrs Ayo Adesugba, at a News Conference in Abuja

Nigeria’s Information Minister threatens to sue newspaper

The Minister gave the newspaper seven days to retract the “libelous” statements

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EXCLUSIVE: Buhari receives petitions by unjustly retired Nigerian army officers

“I have confirmed the Chief of Defence Staff’s letter with the appeals attached has been received by the Chief of Staff to the President.”

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Fuel tanker falls on car, kills one in Lagos

“The corpse was taken to the Ikorodu General Hospital mortuary.”

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Niger Delta youth leaders beg Avengers to stop bombing pipelines

The youth leaders declared support for President Buhari’s anti-corruption war.

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Army reacts to new Shekau video; asks Nigerians to ignore Boko Haram leader

“The video has shown … that the purported factional terrorists group leader is mentally sick and unstable.”

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Investigate earth tremors, affected residents urge Nigerian government

The earth tremor was reported to have occurred around oilfields operated by Shell.

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Boko Haram leader, Shekau, is alive; mocks Nigeria’s anthem, pledge in new video

Last month, the Boko Haram released a video indicating a willingness for a prisoner swap with the federal government.

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10 Nigerian journalists, others still in detention 5 days after arrest

Taiye Garrick, publisher and editor of Watchdog News, said his staff were also denied access to their lawyers.

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Pastor goes numb while destroying traditional shrine

The victim could still be charged for malicious damage if the traditional priests file a formal report, the police said.

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Sign Safety, Industrial Hazard Bill into law, Nigerian engineers tell Buhari

The don said the industrial safety bill was passed by the Senate in 2012.

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Order probe of Patience Jonathan, Group asks Court

“The Attorney General of the Federation has failed, neglected and or refused to institute and undertake criminal proceedings against Mrs. Dame Patience Jonathan.”
 

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Federal University Abeokuta re-opens after unrest; orders students to pay for damages

Students of the university went on rampage on August 18.

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VOX POP: Who do you prefer on Abuja roads? Hawkers or beggars?

Some Abuja residents told PREMIUM TIMES that beggars cause more disruptions on roads than hawkers.

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Soludo hits back, says Falana’s allegation he diverted $7 billion ‘blatant lies’

A former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Chukwuma Soludo, hit back Saturday after a senior Nigerian lawyer, Femi Falana, accused him of unlawfully “doling” $7 billion of Nigeria’s reserves to banks as loan. Mr. Falana said the amount was never recovered. The former CBN chief dismissed the allegation as “ignorant” and “blatant lies”, […]

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Boat mishap: 4 feared dead on trip to Tompolo father’s funeral

Police said the number of victims was not confirmed.

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Recession: Nigeria insists on asset sales despite backlash

The government is exploring several options in the asset sales proposal, including repurchasing of assets options.

PIC.5. PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI ADDRESSING WORLD LEADERS AT THE 71ST GENERAL 

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I had a very successful UN outing — Buhari

The president thanked the media for following his activities in the U.S.

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I’m ready to face probe – Emir Sanusi

Mr. Sanusi responds to a call for the probe of his tenure as governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria.

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Militants attack Nigerian troops in Bakassi, kill 1 — Army

Army says two militants were killed.

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Boko Haram not in control of any Nigerian territory, Army insists

The denial followed recent daring attacks by Boko Haram militants.

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Army denies attack on journalists in Benin

The army admits arresting 10 people at a hotel in the Edo capital.

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Buhari felicitates with ace photographer, Smart-Cole, at 75

The president said Mr. Smart-Cole’s place in Nigeria’s history was assured.