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Need For State Police In Nigeria


Nothing better justifies the need to now collectively push for the establishment of state police in Nigeria than the current security challenges facing the country and for which the police now seems overwhelmed. It is now common knowledge that the security of life and properties of the citizens remains a cardinal objective of setting up a government.

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Nigeria: Alcatel set to launch OneTouch Idol 4


The specifics of Alcatel’s OneTouch Idol 4 and Idol 4s has been revealed to the Nigeria market after its world launch. OneTouch Idol 4 will be the smaller of the two handsets. The smartphone will feature 5.2-inches display with 1080 × 1920 pixels screen resolution.

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Nigeria struggles as Buhari wrangles with budget, naira


When Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari finally swore in his cabinet in November, nearly six months after taking office, he hoped to shake off his nickname “Baba Go Slow”.

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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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$3.9bn Fine: MTN hires top US attorney to challenge Nigeria


MTN Group has hired a former top United States law enforcement official to help challenge a $3.9 billion fine imposed by Nigeria for failing to disconnect unregistered users, the Financial Times reported on Wednesday.

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Ezeugo rules out Nigeria from AFCON 2017


Former Nigerian international, Emeka Ezeugo, has declared that the Super Eagles should forget their qualification for Gabon 2017 Africa Cup of Nations.

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Nigeria and Italy Sign Agreement On Police Training And Logistics Supply

President Buhari and Matteo Renzi of Italy

Nigeria and Italy on monday signed an agreement on intelligence sharing, capacity building and provision of logistics that will enhance the operations of the Nigeria Police Force. The signing of the agreement was witnessed by President Muhammadu Buhari and the Italian Prime Minister, Mr Matteo Renzi, in the State House in Abuja on Monday. In a statement issued by a …

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It seems YBNL boss, Olamide’s wish will be granted after he publicly announced that he badly wished to have a song with singer, Eldee Da Don, who had announced some months back that he is retiring from music.

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Osinbajo represents Nigeria at Davos World Economic Forum


Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, will be attending this year’s World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland to represent Nigeria at the annual global event.

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Pipeline sabotage: Nigeria loses N500m daily


As security agencies intensify the search for culprits behind the act, it has been established that the weekend’s attack on the Nigeria Gas Company’s pipeline connected to Chevron Nigeria Limited’s facility at Escravos, will impact negatively on the Olorunsogo NIPP plant (capacity 600MW), and other Power Plants.

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CHAN: Nigeria thrash Niger 4-1


Nigeria beat their neighbours Niger 4-1 in the African championship Chan in Rwanda. Moses Okoro opened the scoring for Nigeria just after half-time, before Elvis Chisom Chikatara, coming on as a substitute in the 57th minute, scored a hat-trick.

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Switzerland, Nigeria begin talks over return of $300m Abacha loot


Authorities in Switzerland are in talks to arrange the return to Nigeria of $300 million confiscated from the family of its former military ruler, Sani Abacha, Nigeria’s foreign minister said.

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Nigeria-Cameroon submarine cable system goes live


MainOne, a leading telecoms and network services provider in West Africa, has announced that the high capacity Nigerian-Cameroun Submarine Cable System (NCSCS) connecting Lagos, Nigeria and Kribi, Cameroun has been completed and went live last month. The new submarine cable system will address increasing demand for reliable broadband connectivity in Cameroun, and is a key component of the country’s strategic …

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Iraq bans poultry imports from Nigeria, other countries


Iraq has extended a ban on imports of frozen and live poultry products to cover two dozen countries, including Nigeria, China and South Africa, the government said on Sunday.

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EFCC Raids Home of Former Customs Boss


Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) yesterday searched the Abuja residence of the immediate Comptroller-General of the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS), Alhaji Inde Dikko.

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Boko Haram kills Scores in Cameroon

Chad Troops

Members of the Boko Haram sect killed more than 100 people during an attack on the north Cameroon town of Fotokol, murdering residents inside their homes and in a mosque, a local civic leader said on Wednesday. “Boko Haram entered Fotokol through Gambaru early in the morning and they killed more than 100 people in the mosque, in the houses …

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3 Chad soldiers, 123 Boko Haram fighters killed in Cameroon


Three soldiers and 123 Boko Haram militants were killed when the Islamist group attacked a Chadian army contingent in northern Cameroon, the Chadian military said Friday. Twelve soldiers were wounded in the attacks staged by the Islamists on Thursday and Friday near the border town of Fotokol, according to a military statement read out on national television. Chad sent a …

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Okonjo-Iweala attacks Soludo, says he’s Nigeria’s worst CBN governor ever


The Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, on Wednesday took the former Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Chukwuma Soludo, to the cleaners over his criticism  of President Goodluck Jonathan’s management of the country’s economy, saying his comments amounted to committing “intellectual hara-kiri”. The Minister, who spoke through her Special Adviser on Media, Paul Nwabuikwu, accused Mr. Soludo of single-handedly mismanaging the …

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Chad joins Cameroun in fight against Boko Haram

Chad Soldiers

The dreaded Boko Ha­ram terrorist group have freed two dozen hostages after a mass abduction by its militants in Cameroon, as Chad prepared Mon­day to engage in the in­ternational battle against the extremist group. Twenty-four of the 80 people taken hostage by Boko Haram in the north of Cameroon Sunday were released as Cam­eroonian armed forces pursued the Islamist ex­tremists, …

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Ghana President advocates for Multi-National Force to fight Boko Haram

President John Mahama of Ghana

Ghanaian President John Mahama on Friday said West African leaders would next week seek authority from the African Union to create a multi-national force to fight Nigeria’s Boko Haram Islamist insurgents. Any such force will represent the most robust international response yet to the militants who have killed thousands over the last year in their campaign for an Islamic caliphate. …

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Chad-bound plane detained by Nigeria has ‘AK-47s, bullet proof vests’ found on board

chad flag

A Russian airplane intercepted by Nigerian authorities Saturday on its way to neighbouring Chad, was transporting a large cache of AK47s and bullet proof vests, and other items, the News Agency of Nigeria has reported. Security operatives at the Malam Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano, on Saturday seized the plane which landed at the airport at about 2a.m. as a …

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State of Jersey to return £315 million Abacha loot to Nigeria

Late Gen. Sani Abacha

The State of Jersey, the biggest territory in the Channels Island, is set to return to Nigeria £315 million stolen by a former military head of state, Sani Abacha. The Ballif of Jersey, Michael Birt, stated this at a dinner in honour of Nigerian High Commissioner to the UK, Dalhatu Tafida, during a State visit to the Island. Mr. Birt, …

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Nigeria terminates U.S. military training as relations between both nations worsen


The animosity between the Nigerian government and its American counterpart has deepened with the Nigerian government cancelling a plan to have the United States military train a battalion of the Nigerian army to confront the extremist Boko Haram sect. Nigerian officials did not provide reasons for the decision Monday, but the United States government said it regretted the move. “At …

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EXCLUSIVE: Boko Haram sacks entire Nigerian Army battalion, confiscates all arms, ammunition


The terrorists arrived suddenly at 4:00 p.m. that ill-fated Wednesday, November 5, catching the Nigerian soldiers and their commanders off-guard. As they invaded the headquarters of the 174 Battalion, Abadan Local Government Area of Borno State, located close to the Nigerian border with Niger, the Boko Haram insurgents, in hundreds, began to shoot sporadically in all directions. According to witnesses, …

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Nigeria blames U.S for the continuous reign of Boko Haram in the country

Obama and Adefuye

Disappointed by the refusal of the United States to help Nigeria procure military weapons to combat Boko Haram, the federal government has now openly expressed its dissatisfaction with the American government decision, arguing that the Americans were letting Nigeria down at her hour of need, Empowered Newswire reports. Speaking Monday while receiving a delegation of the U.S. Council on Foreign …

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@MrAyeDee: Why #BokoHaram’s Freeing of 25 Camerounian hostages is bad for Nigeria


On October 7th, Nigeria’s GEJ met with the leaders of Niger, Chad and Cameroon at a one day Summit of the Lake Chad Basin Commission held in Niamey, Niger. Benin Republic’s President was present as an observer, and Cameroon’s Biya had sent his Foreign Minister as a representative. Top of the agenda was taking on and destroying Boko Haram, which …

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Nigeria talks tough, warns South Africa over seized $5.7 million arms money -Premium Times

PRESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan

Nigeria responded with fury Monday after South African authorities confiscated a second tranche of funds meant for arms purchase to fight the extremist Boko Haram sect, denying the deal was unlawful and warning South Africa of its investment in Nigeria. The warning came after the South African government seized US$5.7 million wired by the Nigerian government through a bank to …

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AFCON U-20: Nigeria through, as Lesotho failed to show up


Nigeria has qualified for the final of the Orange African Youth Championship to be hosted by Senegal next year, after Lesotho was declared losers for failure to show up for the third round first leg clash scheduled for Saturday 16 August 2014 in Kaduna.

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Cameroun closes all borders with Nigeria over Ebola outbreak


Cameroun has closed all its land, sea and air borders with Nigeria in a move to help prevent the spread of the Ebola virus, the government spokesman told AFP Monday.

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Nigeria trains 800 volunteers to fight Ebola epidemic


Nigeria has trained 800 volunteers to help fight the deadly Ebola epidemic that has already claimed four lives in Africa’s most populous country, a regional governor spokesman said Saturday. Authorities in the country’s largest city of Lagos last week appealed for volunteers to make up for a shortage of medical personnel because of a six-week doctors’ strike over pay.

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