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Man who escaped twice from police custody re-arrested

The police in Ebonyi on Tuesday re-arrested a man, Christopher Ochuba, who escaped twice from police custody. The spokesperson of the Ebonyi State command, George Okafor, told the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, that the suspect, a motor-mechanic, was currently undergoing investigation. Mr. Okafor said that the suspect attempted to…

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Study says elephant poaching costs Africa $25 million per year

Researchers have disclosed that elephant poaching costs African countries $25 million each year in tourism revenue. This was contained in a joint study released on Tuesday in Cape Town by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) the Universities of Cambridge and Vermont. Brendan Fisher, an economist at the University of Vermont,…

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Naira extends gain against dollar

The Naira on Tuesday extended its gains against the dollar across the forex market, the News Agency of Nigeria reports. The Nigerian currency gained N4.06 at the interbank market to close at N304.75, from N308.81 posted on Monday. At the Bureau De Change, BDC, window, the naira was sold at…

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Mother, three children, two others die after eating amala

Six people , including a mother, three of her children and two of their neighbours on Tuesday lost their lives in Ogaminana area of Okene in Kogi after eating a meal made from cassava flour. The Public Relations Officer of Adavi Local Government, Abdulhamid Salahudeen, told journalists on phone that…

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Buhari reacts to Senate’s decision to reject $30 billion loan

The Presidency has said it will not dispute the decision of the Senate to reject the request of President Muhammadu Buhari to borrow $29.9 billion. The Senior Special Assistant to President Buhari on National Assembly Matters, Sen. Ita Enang, disclosed this while briefing journalists in Abuja on Tuesday. The Senate…

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Nigerian equity market records 0.12 per cent growth

The market capitalisation of the Nigerian Stock Exchange, NSE, on Tuesday appreciated by N11 billion or 0.12 per cent to close at N9.360 trillion due to marginal gains recorded by some blue chips. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that this was against N9.349 trillion achieved on Monday. Also, the…

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Traders lament planned demolition of Abuja’s Kubwa market

The Kubwa/Maitama Village Market Traders Association in Bwari on Tuesday called on the area council to postpone the planned demolition of their business areas. The traders made the call at the meeting between the Bwari Area Council executive, traders and developers that held at the Bwari Legislative Chambers. The meeting…

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House of Reps insists on superintending over CCB, CCT

The House of Representatives on Tuesday halted the moves to revisit the Code of Conduct Bureau and Tribunal Act amendment passed by both chambers of the National Assembly. The House Leader, Femi Gbajabiamila, had asked for a suspension of the rules of the house to revisit the amendment. Citing section…

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Osun explains fees charged students of new schools

Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun on Tuesday said it was not true that the government was planning to reintroduce payment of school fees in public primary and secondary schools in the state. The governor said this while playing host to newly-elected executive members of the National Association of Osun State…

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Nigeria electricity companies to lose N809 billion by December

The Association of Nigerian Electricity Distributors, ANED, on Tuesday projected that the electricity market revenue would record N809.8 billion shortfall by December. Sunday Oduntan, the Executive Director, Research and Advocacy, ANED, disclosed this at a news conference by the association in Lagos. Mr. Oduntan said the projected shortfall was based…

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Nigeria to sanction principals for poor students performance

The Federal Ministry of Education has directed principals of the 104 unity colleges to intensify efforts toward standing out as flagships in the nation’s education sector. Ben Goong, the Deputy Director (Media), disclosed the ministry’s directive in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Wednesday in Lagos. Mr.…

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CBN is killing us; we’ll sack 1,500 staff, leave Nigeria – Manufacturing firm

The Chief Executive Officer of Erisco Foods, Eric Umeofia, has decried the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN's foreign exchange policies, saying they were stifling local manufacturers’ operations and growth. Mr. Umeofia said this on Tuesday in Lagos at a news conference. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Erisco Foods…

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40 per cent of imported electrical, electronic appliances substandard – SON

Bose Kehinde, the South-West Regional Coordinator of the Standard Organisation of Nigeria, SON, says 40 per cent of the total electrical and electronic appliances imported into Nigeria are substandard. She disclosed this at a one-day workshop organised by SON for the Electrical and Electronics Dealers Association in Osogbo. The theme…

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Nigerian Senate uncovers cargoes loaded with cars, electronics abandoned for decade

The Senate says it has discovered overtime cargoes worth billions of naira stacked at the Ikorodu Lighter Terminal, Lagos State, by the Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA) for not less than 10 years. The Chairman Senate Committee on Customs, Excise and Tariff, Hope Uzodinma, made the disclosure when briefing journalists in…

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Nigeria hails U.S.-based doctor for successful operation on unborn baby

The Federal Government has commended a US-based Nigerian surgeon, Dr Oluyinka Olutoye, who successfully removed tumour from a baby in her mother’s womb. In a statement in Abuja, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Senior Special Assistant to the President Muhammadu Buhari on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora, said that Nigerian Government and people were…

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Court adjourns suit against NECO

The National Industrial Court has adjourned the suit against the National Examination Council, NECO, till February 22, 2017. Onyemachi Augustine sued NECO and joined its Registrar as co-respondent for alleged unpaid entitlements. The claimant said the special emoluments and entitlements accrued to him when he worked as Special Assistant to…

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UPDATE: Buhari meets Attah, Clark, other Niger Delta leaders

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday met with Niger Delta representatives as part of efforts toward finding lasting solutions to the crisis in the region. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that those attending the meeting are Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, some governors, ministers and other political appointees from the Niger…

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Iraqi forces enter eastern outskirts of Mosul

Iraqi anti-terrorism forces on Tuesday penetrated Gogjali village on the eastern outskirts of Mosul as part of an offensive to liberate the city from Islamic State militants, a security source reported. “The forces managed to take control of a TV building in the village and are currently combing the area,’’…

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Reps urges INEC to conduct re-run elections in Rivers, Anambra

The House of Representatives on Tuesday in Abuja urged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), to conduct all pending re-run elections into legislative positions in Rivers and Anambra. This followed the unanimous adoption of a motion under matters of urgent public importance sponsored by the House Minority Leader, Leo Ogor…

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Borno still has 32 IDP camps despite return of some displaced persons – NEMA

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camps in Borno remained 32 in spite of recent return of some persons to liberated communities. The North-East Coordinator of the agency, Muhammad Kanar, said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in…

FILE PHOTO: L-R: All Progressives Congress (APC) Gubernatorial Candidate, Mr. Godwin Obaseki; President Muhammadu Buhari; Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode; APC Deputy Gubernatorial Candidate, Mr. Phillip Shuaibu; Edo State Governor, Mr. Adams Oshiomhole and his Wife, Iara during the Edo State APC Grand Finale Campaign at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, Benin, on Tuesday, September 6, 2016.

Ondo poll: APC postpones Buhari’s visit

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo State has postponed the visit of President Muhammadu Buhari to the state to November 10. The president’s visit was initially scheduled for November 3 for the commencement of the campaign of its governorship candidate, Rotimi Akeredolu (SAN). Ondo State would hold its governorship…

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CCB Amendment: It’s insulting to say Senators did Saraki’s bidding – Ndume

The Senate Leader, Ali Ndume, has said that the amendment of Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) Act by the Senate had nothing to do with ongoing trial of the president of the Senate, Bukola Saraki. Reacting to the debate which the issue has generated among Nigerians, Mr. Ndume told the…

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Ex-head of Nigerian stockbrokers, indicted for fraud, loses in court

The Federal High Court in Lagos on Monday dismissed the three cases filed against the Securities and Exchange Commission, SEC, by BGL Plc and its chief executive, Alfred Okumagba and the company’s subsidiaries. The court dismissed the cases for lacking competence, handing over a major victory to the commission. The…

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Ondo 2016: Akeredolu meets Buhari, says he has Tinubu’s support

Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau on Monday in Abuja enjoined Governor Olusegun Mimiko of Ondo to stop running to President Muhammadu Buhari for solution to his party’s internal problems. Mr. Lalong said this while speaking to State House correspondents after he formally presented Rotimi Akeredolu, the All Progressives Congress gubernatorial…

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PDP faction takes over party secretariat

A factional Chairman of the PDP in Kwara, Sunday Fagbemi, on Monday led some of his sympathisers to take over the party’s secretariat on Asa Dam Road in Ilorin. Members of the party, who are loyal to the Ahmed Makarfi-led Caretaker Committee of PDP, had stormed the secretariat early in…