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Nigeria, Niger security teams meet on border crimes

A Joint security team from 8 Division Nigerian Army, Sokoto, has visited their counterpart in Niger Republic to discuss how to tackle common border crimes. A statement issued by Sagir Musa, the Acting Director Army Public Relations, said the team was led by Brig.-Gen. L.K.N. Udeagbala, Commander 1 Brigade, who…

VP Osinbajo presides over FEC. 14th November, 2018.by NOVO ISIORO-17

FEC approves N1.8bn for rehabilitation of railway village, N2.6bn for FCT contracts

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Thursday approved N1.8 billion for the reconstruction and rehabilitation of buildings of railway village in Agbo, Delta. The Minister of State, Aviation, Hadi Sirika, disclosed this to State House Correspondents at the end of the council meeting which was presided over by Vice President…

From left: National Chairman, All Progressive Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole; APC Chieftain, Alhaji Bola Tinubu and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, during the APC National Executive Committee meeting at the party’s Secretariat in Abuja on Thursday (30/8/18). 04715/30/8/2018/Hogan Bassey/ICE/NAN

APC secretariat burgled, documents, air conditioners, TVs, others stolen

Unidentified persons on Wednesday ransacked the secretariat of the Ogun All Progressives Congress (APC), carting away sensitive documents and damaging some property. They were said to have vandalised the ceilings, air conditioners, pumping machines, television sets, and chairs in various offices in the Secretariat. The Chairman of the party, Derin…

Remains of Caramelo Night Club, Utako, Abuja

Demolished Caramelo now govt property – Abuja Minister

The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Muhammad Bello, says the demolished Caramelo Lounge, a popular strip club, located at N0 630, TOS Benson Crescent, Utako District Abuja, has now become government property. The minister confirmed this development while fielding questions from State House correspondents at the end of…

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Police nab 93 kidnap suspects

The Police on Thursday said they had arrested 93 suspected kidnappers in different parts of North Central, North East and North West Zones of the country. Force spokesperson and Deputy Commissioner of Police, Frank MBA, said in a statement in Abuja that the suspects were arrested by operatives attached to…

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Obaseki swears-in 14 new Permanent Secretaries

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State has sworn-in 14 new Permanent Secretaries, urging them not to violate any clause of the oath of office they have taken. Addressing the Permanent Secretaries during the swearing in at Government House in Benin City on Thursday, the governor said he would not hesitate…

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NSE halts bearish trend, amid MTN Nigeria listing

The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) on Thursday halted nine consecutive days bearish trend following the listing of MTN Nigeria Communications Plc 20.35 billion shares at N90 per share. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the market capitalisation rose by N1.89 trillion or 17.87 per cent to close at…

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Gunmen kidnap five oil workers in Rivers

Five oil workers were on Tuesday kidnapped by gunmen within the Oil Mining Lease (OML) -55 operated by an indigenous oil company, Belemaoil Producing Limited in Akuku-Toru Local Government Area of Rivers. Confirming the development, the Rivers State Police Command said all hands were on deck to ensure the unconditional…

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Naira closes at N360.35 to dollar at investors’ window

The Naira on Thursday closed at N360.35 at the investors’ window. Market turnover at the window stood at N152.09 million dollars. The naira remained stable at the parallel market in Lagos, exchanging at N359 to the dollar, while the Pound Sterling and the Euro traded at N472 and N402, respectively.…

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Cloudy, thundery, rainy weather expected on Friday – NiMet

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet), has predicted cloudy to partly cloudy weather conditions with prospects of widespread thunderstorm and rainfall activities over most parts of the country on Friday. NiMet’s Weather Outlook on Thursday in Abuja, predicted cloudy morning over the central states with thunderstorms over Abuja, Bida, Minna and…

Dino Melaye, Senator representing Kogi West. [Photo Credit: Punch Newspapers]

Dino Melaye threatened to kill himself to implicate police – Witness alleges

A witness, Abama Mallum, on Thursday told an FCT High Court that he heard Dino Melaye, the Kogi West senator, shouting that he would kill himself and put the police in trouble. Mr Mallum, a police inspector and driver with the IGP Special Tactical Squad, said that he overheard Mr…

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U.S. ‘Dropbox’ suspension: Diplomat urges Nigeria to retaliate

The President of the Association of Foreign Relations Professionals of Nigeria (AFRPN), Gani Lawal, has urged Nigeria to reciprocate to U.S.’s indefinite suspension of interview waivers for visa renewals or “Dropbox” for Nigerians. Mr Lawal, a former ambassador, made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria…

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British PM to set departure date after lawmakers vote on Brexit

British Prime Minister, Theresa May, will set out a timetable for her departure in early June after the latest attempt to get her Brexit deal approved by parliament, an official said. The chairman of a powerful Conservative Committee said this on Thursday in London. Three years after Britain voted to…

Ailing ex-Super Eagles Coach, Christian Chukwu, moved to UK for medical treatment

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) on Thursday in Abuja said Christian Chukwu, a former captain of the old Green Eagles, has arrived in the UK for medical treatment. Ademola Olajire, NFF’s Director of Communications, said in a statement that the former Super Eagles Chief Coach arrived in London in company…

Delta State governor, Ifeanyi Okowa. [Photo credit: Thisday Live]

Why I set up transition committee despite continuing in office — Gov. Okowa

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State on Thursday said he would like to leave a legacy in the state that would judge him as having done very well as governor. He also explained why he set up the transition committee despite the fact that he would still continue as governor…

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South East Development Commission Bill passes second reading at House of Reps

A bill for an Act to establish the South East Development Commission to serve as catalyst for the development of commercial potentials of the South-East has passed second reading at the House of Representatives. The bill has been passed by the Senate and was sent to the green chambers for…

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82-year-old man tells Court wife beats him, wants divorce

An 82-year-old man, Godwin Akinola, on Thursday prayed an Agege Customary Court to dissolve his 30-year-old marriage to his wife, Anthonia, over alleged violence and threat to life. The petitioner, who resides on Oluwatope Street, Oke-ira, Ogba, Lagos, also prayed for divorce, on grounds of long separation, assault, and irreconcilable…

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Imo Deputy Speaker resigns

The Deputy Speaker, Imo House of Assembly, Ugonna Ozurigbo, representing Nwangele Constituency on the platform of the Action Alliance (AA), on Thursday, resigned his position in the house. This came on the heels of the purported impeachment served on the Speaker, Iheanacho Ihim (AA-Okigwe) on Wednesday. In a letter dated…

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FRSC arrests 3,000 offenders for using phone on wheels in FCT

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) says it has arrested at least 3, 000 offenders in the last 14 months in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) for using phones while driving. The corps’ Public Education Officer (PRO), Bisi Kazeem, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja,…

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Court dissolves 41-year-old marriage over alleged incest

An Igando Customary Court in Lagos, on Thursday dissolved a 41- year-old marriage between Mabel Alli and her husband, Pastor Richard, over incest. The Court President, Adeniyi Koledoye, said it appeared the estranged couple were tired of the marriage and all efforts to reconcile them, failed. “Since both parties agreed…

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Australia’s former PM, Bob Hawke, is dead

Bob Hawke, a transformative and charismatic left-wing lawmaker with a “larrikin’’ streak who served as Australian prime minister from 1983 to 1991, died on Thursday aged 89, his family said. “Today we lost Bob Hawke, a great Australian, many would say the greatest Australian of the post-war era,” his wife…

Thailand on dengue fever alert as number of cases rises

Thailand’s Public Health Ministry on Thursday put out a dengue fever alert as the country registered no less than 25 deaths from the mosquito-borne virus so far this year. The Director-General, Disease Control Department, Suwanchai Wattanayingcharoenchai, said no less than 15,000 are believed to have contracted the virus this year…

FHA inaugurates transitional management committee

The Chairman, Board of Directors of the Federal Housing Authority, Shuaibu Lawal, has inaugurated a three-man Transitional Management Committee to enable the smooth running of the Authority. A statement signed by Mr Lawal, on Thursday, in Abuja, said the development followed the expiration of the Authority’s former management, led by…

President Muhammadu Buhari leaving for Saudi Arabia (Photo Credit: Bashir Ahmad on Twitter)

Buhari departs Abuja for Saudi Arabia to perform Lesser Hajj

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday departed the presidential wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, for Saudi Arabia. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the presidential aircraft conveying the president and members of his entourage took-off from the airport at about 11.00 a.m. Those at the airport…

Nigerian airlines need partnership deals to enhance operations – NCAA

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) says Nigerian carriers need to partner with other airlines both within and outside the country to sustain and enhance their operations. Sam Adurogboye, General Manager, Public Relations, NCAA, gave the advice on Thursday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in…