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Chelsea treating me like a criminal– Costa

Diego Costa has accused Chelsea FC of treating him like a “criminal”, in a forthright newspaper interview which will deepen the breach with the Premier League club. The striker is seeking a move back to Spain in the transfer window. He has not played for Chelsea since the FA Cup…

Jacob Zuma

Zuma urges ANC to punish lawmakers who voted against him

President Jacob Zuma of South Africa has urged the African National Congress (ANC) to identify and punish party members who voted against him in a no-confidence motion in parliament on Aug. 8. Some 30 ANC lawmakers supported the opposition motion in a secret ballot, not enough for it to pass…

North Korean flag [Photo: The Star Online]

China issues order to implement UN sanctions on North Korea

China’s Commerce Ministry on Monday issued an order banning imports of coal, iron-ore, lead-concentrates and ore, lead and sea-food from North Korea, effective from Tuesday, as Beijing moved to implement United Nations sanctions announced earlier this month. The UN sanctions must be implemented 30 days after the resolution was approved…

Burkina Faso forces kill three jihadis who killed 17 people

Burkina Faso security forces killed three suspected jihadist attackers at a restaurant in central Ouagadougou, Communications Minister Remi Dandjinou said on Monday. The gunmen killed 17 people and wounded eight since attacking the Aziz Istanbul restaurant in the city centre late on Sunday. Mr. Dandjinou said security forces are seeking…

St. Philips Catholic Church, Ozubulu

Anambra church resumes services one week after gunman killed 13

Normal church services were held at St. Philips Catholic Church, Ozubulu, Anambra, a week after a gunman killed worshipers during early morning service. The church was sealed after the August 6 massacre which caused 13 deaths with about 20 others sustaining various degrees of injury. A News Agency of Nigeria, NAN,…

File photo of Women fleeing a village in Koduga after an attack from Boko Haram

Boko Haram carries out ‘two-hour’ attack on Borno community, kills four – Witness

No fewer than four persons were killed in an attack by Boko Haram insurgents at Wanori-Amarwa community of Konduga Local Government Area of Borno. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the incident occurred on Saturday at about 11:00 p.m. at a village along Maiduguri-Konduga Road. A witness, Idrissa Musa,…

Military invasion: Nigeria apologises to UN

The federal government on Sunday assured the UN of its commitment to respect and safeguard diplomatic status of the organisation’s personnel and property in Nigeria. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in a statement by its acting spokesperson, Jane Adams, said that the assurance was sequel to the military search of…

Plateau United team played while the management of Heartland FC attacked the referee

Nigeria League Review: Plateau United go six points clear

Plateau United now have a six-point cushion at the summit of the Nigeria Professional Football League table following their 1-0 win over closet rivals, MFM FC on Sunday. The Jos club who have their eyes on a historic league title now have 62 points, while MFM FC are on 56…

Ekiti 2018: Oni denies meeting Fayose, Makarfi

The All Progressives Congress, APC, Deputy National Chairman (South), Olusegun Oni, has denied holding secret meetings with leaders of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to achieve his 2018 gubernatorial ambition in Ekiti. Mr. Oni, also a former governor of Ekiti, said his while addressing a news conference in Ado-Ekiti…

Hope rises for Kaduna textile over planned $15 million investment

The New Nigeria Development Company, NNDC, says it will invest $15 million through a partnership with a Turkish firm to reactivate the collapsed Kaduna Textile company. The Group Managing Director, Ahmed Musa, said this to journalists shortly after a closed-door meeting with the Turkish business delegation at the NNDC’s head…

Former Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha

Collapsed building kills 4 in Imo

Four occupants of a two-storey building on Fire Service/Mbaise Road died after the building collapsed early Sunday. Five other occupants of the building were, however, rescued but they sustained various degrees of injuries. The Coordinator of Owerri Operations, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Evans Ugoh, who confirmed the casualties to…

IDP Camp used to illustrate the story

121 Nigerians displaced by Boko Haram return from Cameroon

The National Management Emergency Agency, NEMA, on Sunday said it had evacuated 121 displaced Nigerians from Cameroon. The Information Officer, NEMA North-East, Abdulkadir Ibrahim, said in a statement that the displaced persons were evacuated to Maiduguri. Mr. Ibrahim said that the displaced persons fled their homes in the wake of…

Nigerian police in Borno

We acted rightly, Nigeria Police reply minister

The Nigeria Police Force on Sunday said it had a valid search warrant to search AFEX Commodities Exchange Limited warehouse in Zaria, Kaduna State. The News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, recalls that the Minister of Agriculture, Audu Ogbeh and his predecessor, Akinwumi Adesina, now AFdB president, accused the police of raiding…

Police on patrol

Gunmen strike at another Anambra church, two killed

Some people suspected to be gunmen on Sunday, shot dead a policeman and a civilian near Assemblies of God Church, Oguta Road Onitsha, Anambra. A witness said the gunmen had stopped near the Church, adding that on sighting some policemen at the church, they opened fire on them. The source…

CAC delists 44,000 Nigerian firms from database

About 44,000 companies have so far been delisted from the database of the Corporate Affairs Commission, CAC, while 1.5 million companies have been registered, the Economic Confidential has reported. The Registrar General of the CAC, Bello Mahmud, disclosed this in an interview with the Economic Confidential in Abuja. He said…

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Two Nigeria police officers detained for reckless shooting

The Nigeria Police Force says it has detained and tried two of its personnel in orderly room for alleged reckless shooting in Lagos. The News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, reports that a video in circulation on social media showed two police officers allegedly shooting into the air on the street…

Akwa Ibom rep crowned Miss Nigeria USA 2017

Idara Inokon, Miss Nigeria USA contestant representing Akwa Ibom, has emerged winner of Miss Nigeria USA 2017 beauty pageant held on Saturday night into early Sunday morning in New York. Idara, who was crowned by the outgone holder of the title, Lola Adeoye, beat 13 other contestants to emerge winner.…

Edris ends Farah’s invincibility in final race

Mo Farah’s aura of invincibility after six years of unrelenting success was finally cracked in his very last major track race on Saturday as he lost his world 5,000 meters title to Ethiopia’s Muktar Edris. Seeking a fitting end to his matchless long-distance racing career before moving to marathon running,…

Usain Bolt pulls up injured in final race of his career

Usain Bolt pulled up with injury on the anchor leg of the 4×100 meters relay final at the World Athletics Championships on Saturday as the last race of his unparalleled career ended in high drama. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Britain beat the United States for a shock…

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo

Get ready for Second Coming of Jesus, Obasanjo says

Former President Olusegun Obansanjo on Saturday at Apostolic Faith Church said that Christians should be prepared for the the Second Coming of Jesus Christ as the end of the world is near. Mr. Obasanjo made this remark during the 2017 Camp Meeting Concert by Apostolic Faith Church Choir and Orchestral…

PDP praying for Buhari’s recovery — Makarfi

Ahmed Makarfi, the National Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says the party will continue to pray for the recovery of President Muhammadu Buhari. At the party’s non-elective convention held on Saturday in Abuja, Mr. Makarfi said it was the desire of the party that Mr. Buhari should be well…

Minister of Labour and Productivity, Chris Ngige

Nigerian govt to beef up security in worship centres — Ngige

The Federal Government says it will come up with security plans that will guarantee the safety of lives and property in worship centres across the country. Chris Ngige, Minister for Labour and Employment, said this in Amakwa, Ozubulu in Ekwusigo council when he led a delegation to commiserate with the…

PDP 2017 Special Non-Elective National Convention in Abuja

PDP will reclaim its prime position in 2019 — Jonathan

Former President Goodluck Jonathan on Saturday in Abuja said that the Peoples Democratic Party had returned from limbo and would reclaim power in 2019. Mr. Jonathan said this in his address at the party’s a special national convention. He said the party’s "achievements" while in power would rekindle the confidence…

Angry youth occupy Shell petroleum’s facility

The Shell Petroleum Development Company operated Joint Venture (SPDC JV) has decried the occupation of its flow station and gas plant in Kula and Belema Communities in Rivers by some angry youths. Joe Obari, the spokesman of SPDC, said in a statement issued in Port Harcourt on Saturday that the…

Senator Godswill Akpabio

PDP will not support separatist agenda – Akpabio

The chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Senate caucus, Godswill Akpabio, has said that the party will not support any separatist agenda in the country. Mr. Akpabio made this known while speaking at the Non-Elective Convention of the PDP in Abuja on Saturday. He said the party would continue to…