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  • Senate uncovers N447bn fraud in waivers

    The Senate said it has uncovered a N447.42 billion fraud allegedly perpetrated in the administration of import duty waivers, concessions and grants by Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) of the Federal Government. Presenting a report during yesterday’s plenary, chairman of the Senate Adhoc Committee on Import Duty Waivers, Concessions and Grants, Senator Adamu Aliero bemoaned […] More

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  • Badeh begged me to claim ownership of N1.8bn shopping mall – Witness

    The trial of former Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh, resumed at the Federal High Court in Abuja yesterday, with the fourth prosecution witness, Mr. Mustapha Yerima, revealing how the defendant begged him to claim ownership of his multipurpose shopping mall worth over N1.8 billion. The witness told the court that Badeh […] More

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  • There is no money now to run government – Amaechi

    The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi on Tuesday appealed to Nigerians to be patient and give the administration more time to achieve its objectives. Making the appeal while answering questions at the forum of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja, Amaechi said: “We encountered challenges; were we expecting to encounter those challenges? yes; […] More

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  • CBN finally nullifies N197 per one dollar exchange rate , throws Naira into open market

    The Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, yesterday, announced a flexible exchange rate regime aimed at making foreign currencies more accessible. With this action, the CBN has nullified the official exchange rate regime of N197/dollar. The CBN took the measure following severe pressures on external reserve and foreign exchange supply crisis. Governor of the CBN, Mr. […] More

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  • Woman, nurse arrested while aborting 12-year-old’s pregnancy

    A 12-year-old girl, identified only as Favour, has been rescued by the police in the Mafoluku, Oshodi area of Lagos State, where her aunt and the husband allegedly took her to get rid of a pregnancy. PUNCH Metro reports that Favour had been allegedly raped several times by her aunt’s husband, identified as Johnbull Dike, […] More

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  • A former Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Abubakar Lawal Yar’Adua, bought a posh house worth £890,000 in London using a secret offshore company he registered in the British Virgin Island. Documents retrieved from the Mossack Fonseca and exclusively obtained by German newspaper, Süddeutsche Zeitung, and shared by the International Consortium […] More

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  • 10 important tips to get real close to your partner

    The first few weeks of dating are spent getting to know the new person in your life. The chase is exciting and you get butterflies whenever he texts. Then comes the “honeymoon” period when you’re officially an item and you couldn’t be happier. You can’t stop beaming and everything just feels right. It’s also during […] More

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  • A Grandmother, stepmother arrested for removing a 2-year-old baby’s eye and tongue

    A two-year-old boy, Musa Murtala, is currently battling to live at the Murtala Muhammed Specialist Hospital, Kano. The victim, who had been admitted since Friday, was allegedly tortured by his grandmother, Hafsatu, and stepmother, Zainab, at their home in Gulu town in the Rimin Gado Local Government Area of the state. Our correspondent gathered that […] More

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  • Nigerian Army Rescues 11, 595 Civilians Held Captive By Boko Haram

    The Nigerian Army says that it has rescued over 11,000 civilians held at various enclaves by the Boko Haram sect The Army clarifies that the rescue operations were carried out within the past six weeks. This comes as troops say that they have intensified efforts to clear and mop up all insurgent activities in the […] More

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  • Man Attempts Suicide By Climbing an Eletric Pole in Lekki, Says he Won’t Come Down Until He Is Given N5 Million

    An unknown man climbed an eletric pole at Adebisi Oguniyi Cresent, Lekki Ikate Round About, this morning, saying he wanted to commit suicide. When persuaded to come down, he said he would only do that if he gets N5million Naira. Policemen from Maroko Division arrived at the scene but did not know how to bring […] More

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  • Niger Delta Militants dares Federal government, blow-up Chevron Valve Platform

    Despite warnings from the federal government, some Niger Delta militants have blown the Chevron Valve Platform located on the high sea near Escravos in Warri South-West council area of Delta state. A source told TheCable that the incident happened around midnight on Wednesday. The attack happened less than three weeks after President Muhammadu Buhari threatened […] More

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  • London set to elect its first Muslim mayor

    Britons voted Thursday in local and regional elections that will choose a new mayor for London — and are expected to deal a blow to Britain’s main opposition Labour Party. Voters are electing a Scottish Parliament and legislatures in Wales and Northern Ireland, as well as choosing members of many English local authorities, including a […] More

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