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Doping scandal: Nestle, IAAF part ways


Global food and beverage company Nestle has become the latest brand to end its sponsorship with the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) following the organisation’s doping scandal.

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Customs intercept cannabis worth N150m


The Western Marine Command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) on Thursday said it intercepted cannabis worth N150 million and arrested a suspect.

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Germany signals interest in Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas


Nigeria’s quest to expand its Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) market into Europe received a major boost on Thursday as a visiting German trade delegation indicated the country’s burgeoning desire for Nigeria’s gas supply.

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57 million Nigerians now have access to financial services-CBN


he Bankers Committee of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Thursday said 57 million Nigerians, which represents 66 per cent of the population, now have access to financial services.

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Police, NSCDC to hold grounds in liberated areas – Minister of Defence


The Nigeria Police Force and Nigeria Security and civil Defence Corps will henceforth hold ground in the areas that have been cleared of terrorists who were hitherto occupying them.

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Amosun calls for better land border security


Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State has urged the nation’s Interior Ministry to ensure that it budgets more resources for the numerous land borders across Ogun state in the 2016 fiscal year.

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Cabal of Corruption in Buhari’s oil ministry, Kaduna IPMAN alleges


There is a cabal of corruption working at the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation and its affiliate, Petroleum Product Marketing Company, PPMC, two government companies under the supervision of President Muhammadu Buhari,as minister of petroleum.

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Murtala Nyako wrongly removed, Appeal Court rules


After 18 months of being removed from office, former governor of Adamawa State, Murtala Nyako has now gotten some restitution from the court, although delayed.

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Mama Taraba loses at Supreme Court


The hope of Nigeria having the first female elected governor was finally dashed by the Supreme Court on Thursday morning with the validation of Darius Ishaku as the governor of Taraba State.

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EFCC seizes N5bn houses of ex-NAF chief, Amosu, others

some of the seized houses

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has seized houses and other properties belonging to the immediate past Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Adesola Amosu (retd.), and other senior military officers worth N5bn. Our correspondent learnt on Wednesday that the properties, which were seized in the Ikoyi, Ikeja GRA and Badagry areas of Lagos State, allegedly belonged to Amosu; the …

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University disowns alleged ISIS recruiter, says suspect absconded school

Federal University of Technology Minna

The management of the Federal University of Technology (FUT), Minna, has said that the arrested recruiter for the Islamic State of Iran and Syria (ISIS) had long absconded from the university. This is contained in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Minna, saying the suspect did not register for the 2015/ 2016 …

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Boko Haram: FG Orders Deployment Of Security In IDPs’ Camps


The Nigerian government has urged security agencies to put new measures in place to guard against suicide attacks on camps of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and sent its profound condolences to the families of the victims of Dikwa IDPs camp suicide attack. The government’s condolence was contained in a statement from the office of the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, …

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Buhari Returns To Nigeria After a six day Vacation


President Muhammadu Buhari has returned to Nigeria on Wednesday night after a five-day vacation in the United Kingdom. The spokesman for the President, Mr Femi Adesina, announced the President’s return. He began the vacation after a trip to France where he addressed the EU Parliament and and another to the UK for the Syria Donor Conference. President Buhari also met …

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Aso Rock security operatives grumble over unpaid allowances


Speculations has it that, there is currently a disquiet among security operatives attached to the Presidential Villa, Abuja, over their unpaid allowances. If not addressed quickly, the situation, our correspondent learnt on Wednesday, might degenerate into a security breach. Multiple sources who spoke with our correspondent on the condition of anonymity said “loyalty of the security operatives had dropped drastically” …

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Boko Haram: 58 killed, 78 injured in suicide bombings at Borno IDP camp


The National Emergency Management Agency on Wednesday said 58 people were killed and 78 victims others injured after suicide bombers detonated explosives at the Internally Displaced Persons camp in Dikwa, Borno State. Emergency workers said the incidents occurred when the IDPs queued up to collect their morning food ration in a camp that currently accommodates over 50, 000 people displaced …

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$2.1bn Arms scam: EFCC arrests military chief at airport

Air Vice Marshal Rufus Adeniyi Ojuawo

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arrested a serving senior officer of the Nigerian Air Force in connection with the $2.1bn arms purchase scandal. It was learnt that the officer, Air Vice Marshal R.A. Ojuawo, was arrested by operatives of the EFCC at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, on his way out of the country. A top source, …

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DSS arrests Nigerian student recruiting terrorists for ISIS


The Department of State Services said in Abuja on Tuesday that it had arrested a student of the Federal University of Technology, Minna, Abdussalam Yunusa, who was recruiting for the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. A statement issued by the spokesperson for the security agency, Mr. Tony Opuiyo, said that the suspect was arrested in Kano. He said that …

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Simon Achuba Sworn in as Kogi Deputy Governor

Simon Achuba

Finally, a deputy governor as emerged in kogi State in person of Simon Achuba. His swearing in took place on Tuesday in Lokoja the capital of the north-central state. Mr Achuba last year defected from the Peoples Democratic Party to the All Progressives Congress (APC) and he is a former Deputy Speaker of the Kogi State House of Assembly. Mr …

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Corruption: Okonjo-Iweala under probe for €3.6m vehicles deal

Okonjo Iweala

Another round of investigations into the $2.1billion arms deals is to begin tomorrow, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) sources said yesterday. Top on the agenda is how the Dr. Goodluck Jonathan Administration bought €3,654,121million vehicles for the Republic of Niger in October 2013 and April 2014. The cash was withdrawn from the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA) …

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Emir of Kano, Sanusi faults CBN Policy on naira exchange rate

Ex-CBN Governor, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi

The Emir of Kano and immediate past Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Muhammadu Sanusi II, has described the monetary policy regime of the CBN as wrong. Sanusi was quoted by Financial Times as saying that President Muhammadu Buhari risked exacerbating the country’s economic woes and undermining his government’s achievements on security and corruption by endorsing exchange rate policies …

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$2.1bn Arms scam: EFCC detains former Chief of Defence Staff Alex Badeh (retd.)

Alex Badeh

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has detained the immediate past Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh (retd.), in connection with his alleged role in the $2.1bn arms purchase scam. Badeh, who was clad in a brown kaftan and a black cap, arrived at the EFCC office around 10am on Monday. The former defence chief had visited …

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New Tariff: Labour pickets Ikeja Electric


Members of the organised labour Monday picketed the Ikeja Electric, IE, one of the Electricity Distribution Companies, DISCOs, for three hours to express their grievances over increase in electricity tariff by the Federal Government.

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I spend N240k monthly on hotel bill – Burglar


A burglar arrested by the operatives of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) of Lagos State Police Command, has disclosed that he pays N240, 000.00 monthly to service his hotel bills.

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Why hooliganism is rampant on Lagos Island – Soares


Lack of opportunities and education have been identified as the root cause of hooliganism and cultism among youths on Lagos Island, Lagos, Southwest Nigeria.

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Ekiti ex-Reps member denies defecting to APC


A Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain in Ekiti State, Hon Adeyemi Orilele has denied planning to defect to the All Progressives Congress (APC).

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human right lawyer,Falana urges Nigeria to shelve plan to borrow $3.5bn

Femi Falana

A human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, has urged the Nigerian government to jettison its plan to secure a $3.5 billion (about N700 billion) loan from the World Bank and the African Development Bank. In a letter to the Ministry of Finance, Mr. Falana said instead of taking the loan, the government should direct the anti-graft agencies to recover all loans …

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TAMPPAN charges Lagosians to obey traffic laws


As Lagos State traffic mobile courts begin sitting on Monday, Omo’oba Dele Odule, President, Theatre Arts and Motion Picture Practitioners Association of Nigeria, TAMPPAN, has commended the efforts of the state government under the leadership of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode in trying to bring sanity and safety to roads in Lagos State.

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Sultan to Muslim, Christian clerics: Speak truth to leaders


The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, has admonished Muslim and Christian Clerics in the country to always tell leaders the truth.

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NLC insists electricity tariff must be slashed, pickets 6 offices


The Kaduna Chapter of Nigeria Labour Congress, Trade Union Congress, TUC, and labour union members in the state on Monday insisted that the electricity distribution companies across Nigeria must reduce tariff and provide adequate electricity before charging high prices.

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Saraki’s henchman sues EFCC to prevent arrest


In a bid to forestall his arrest and detention, Dr Kennedy Izuagbe, the managing director of Carlisle Properties Investment Limited, owned by Senate President Bukola Saraki, has dragged the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) before a Federal high court in Lagos, south west Nigeria.

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