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King Salman of Saudi Arabia meets Saraki and other World leaders

President of the Senate Dr. Bukola Saraki along with Presidents and heads of parliaments of other nations met with King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia at an annual reception in Jeddah. Saudi’s leading English daily newspaper “Arab News” reported that the annual reception held at Mina Palace for heads of state, Islamic dignitaries, guests of the Custodian …

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Fuel prices go up as Petrol shortage hits America

United States has been hit by petrol or gasoline shortage as the effect of Tropical Storm Harvey and the flood it brought to Texas and environ disrupted production on the Gulf Coast. Retail U.S. gasoline prices rose 2.8 percent from Friday to Saturday as refineries warned customers about the fuel-supply shortage. They were at $2.59 a gallon, according to motorists …

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FIFA Clears Aina To Represent Nigeria

Nigeria have received clearance from world’s football governing body (FIFA) for Chelsea defender, Ola Aina, to make his international debut in the world cup qualifier against Cameroon on Monday. Coach, Gernot Rohr, said Aina who can either play right or left-back, could now line up in Yaoundé as the Super Eagles look for a second victory in four days over …

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BREAKING: Catholic Priest Kidnapped, Murdered In Imo

The Police in Imo State have confirmed the kidnap and subsequent murder of a catholic priest. Reverend father Cyriacus Onunkwo was allegedly snatched from his vehicle in Orlu town in Orlu Local Government Area on Friday morning by gunmen. The Commissioner of Police in Imo State, Chris Ezike, told Channels TV that following a manhunt, a body was discovered in …

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Sallah message: We’d achieve prosperity, PMB Assured Nigerians

President Muhammadu Buhari has reassured that his administration will not rest on its oars until security and economic well-being and prosperity of all Nigerians are achieved. The President gave the reassurance in his Sallah message to Nigerians. “I assure you that this administration, which has made the security, economic well-being and prosperity of all Nigerians its priority, .’’will not rest …

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Evans Pleads Guilty To Kidnap Charges

This follows his arraignment today before Justice Hakeem Oshodi at the High Court in Lagos by the state government. The suspect was arraigned alongside five others; Uche Amadi, Ogechi Izechuwku, Okechukwu Nwachukwu, Chilaka Ifeanyi and Victor Chukwunonso. Their arraignment at the court was witnessed by a large crowd of interested parties while there was a heavy presence of security personnel. While …

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PHOTOS NEWS: Police Parade Suspected Fake Pastor

The Cross River State Police Command on Tuesday paraded a suspected fake pastor in the state. The suspect, who was paraded alongside six others, was said to have been arrested for allegedly killing a one year and six months old baby. See photos below;  

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EFCC Freezes N8. 6b in Bola Shagaya’s Account

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has frozen over N8, 627,458,773.36 billion in three accounts of Hajiya Muinat Bola Shagaya, an associate and friend of a former First Lady, Mrs. Patience Jonathan. Shagaya’s relationship with about 10 firms/account names are also being investigated by the anti-graft agency, The Nation learnt yesterday. But Shagaya, who did not hold any public …

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Tony Nwoye Emerged Winner of Anambra APC Primaries

Mr Tony Nwoye has emerged winner of the governorship primary election of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Anambra State. In the just-concluded exercise, Mr Nwoye, a member of the House of Representatives scored 2,146 votes to defeat his nearest rival, Senator Andy Ubah who got 931 votes. There were 11 aspirants who contested for the Anambra APC governorship ticket at …

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Lagos begins demolition of 57 distressed buildings

The Lagos State Building Control Agency, LASBCA on Monday began the demolition of 57 distressed buildings across the metropolis in a move  to stem the tide of collapsed buildings in the State. Thirty-four of the buildings being demolished are on Lagos Island. Officials of LASBCA, escorted by armed policemen stormed the Island in the morning to begin demolition of the …

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Extortion: Nigeria Immigration bans cash payments at passport offices‎

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has banned cash payments for passport processing as part of efforts to eliminate corruption at all passport offices nationwide.‎ NIS spokesperson, Sunday James, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Abuja. He‎ said the Comptroller General of the NIS, Muhammad Babandede, had directed that henceforth all payments …

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Court Orders Final Forfeiture Of N7.6bn Linked To Diezani

The Federal High Court Sitting in Lagos has ordered the final forfeiture of a sum of N7,646,700,000 said to have been illegally kept in Sterling Bank Plc. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission linked the offence to a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke. About three weeks ago, the Commission who wanted the money forfeited to the Federal …

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Mayweather knocks out McGregor in 10th round

Floyd Mayweather beat Conor McGregor with a 10th-round stoppage in a much-hyped fight that is expected to be the most lucrative in boxing history. Mayweather, 40, started cautiously as UFC lightweight champion McGregor, making his professional boxing debut, landed a first-round uppercut. But McGregor, 29, looked to tire before the referee called time on the Irishman in Las Vegas. It …

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Arewa Youths Withdraws Quit Notice To Igbos

The Arewa Youths Consultative Forum has withdrawn its quit notice to Igbos living in the northern part of the country. The coalition of northern youth groups announced this on Thursday after a meeting in Abuja. In attendance at the meeting were the Governor of Borno State, some Igbo traditional rulers, and elders from the north. The decision to withdraw the …

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Ola Aina awaits FIFA clearance to play for Nigeria

Chelsea defender Ola Aina is waiting for FIFA clearance to play for Nigeria in month’s World Cup qualifiers against Cameroon, officials said Thursday. Aina, who is on a season-long loan at English Championship side Hull City, needs world football’s governing body to approve his decision to play for Nigeria after he represented England at various age-group levels. “FIFA has yet …

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Police Uncovers Fake Naira Notes Market In Lagos

The police in Lagos have uncovered a criminal hide out where fake currency Naira notes were hawked and sold in exchange with the original notes in Lagos. P.M.EXPRESS reports that the discovery followed a painstaking discreet investigation by the officers of State Anti Robbery Squad, (SARS) Ikeja Command, Lagos. The incident happened at the notorious Oluwole Street in Lagos Island …

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Sultan of Sokoto Declares Sept 1 As Sallah Day

The Sultan of Sokoto and chairman Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, has declared Sepember 1, 2017 as Eid-el-Kabir day. This is contained in a statement signed by Prof Sambo Junaidu, the chairman, Advisory Committee on Religious Affairs to the Sokoto Sultanate Council. The statement, made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Sokoto yesterday, …

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Nigeria Police detain four officers for extortion

The Nigeria Police Force said four police officers have been taken into custody for allegedly extorting N15,000 from a victim (name withheld) along Ogudu area of Lagos State. The officers are Mathew Oladujoye, Oba Roland, and two others whose names were withheld. Abayomi Shogunle, Head, Public Complaints Rapid Response Unit, PCRRU, disclosed this in a report on Wednesday in Abuja. …

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Nigerian-born American star Yvonne, celebrates 33 as virgin

Yvonne Orji, the sex-drunk character Molly in HBO series Insecure, is proud to be a 33-year-old virgin, even though she is currently playing the sexy role. The Port Harcourt-born star said she is keeping herself for her husband. “She is keeping it locked. “I wasn’t going to hide it just because I’m on TV,” the Nigerian star told People. “I’m …

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Dangote earmarks N200 billion to establish university in Abuja

Aliko Dangote, the President and founder of Dangote Foundation,  was reported to have set aside N200 billion to establish a world-class university in Abuja. It was learnt that the proposal has since been delivered to the National Universities Commission, NUC. A former Executive Secretary of the NUC, Julius Okojie, who is the chairman of the technical team for the establishment …

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TRAGEDY: Nigeria Police officer shoots superior dead, then jumps into well

Tragedy struck on Tuesday at the Kajola police station in Odigbo Local Government Area of Ondo State, when a police officer, Abraham Arowogun, gunned down his superior, Timothy Arueli, after a heated argument. Realising his evil deed, he was said to have plunged himself into a deep well afterwards killing himself in the process. A police source told Journalist that …

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Ojukwu’s son confirms Buhari’s meeting with father

The first son of late Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, Mr Emeka Ojukwu (Jr), has vindicated President Muhammadu Buhari on his claimed celebrated discussions with his late father on the unity and indivisibility of Nigeria. Ojukwu told journalists on Wednesday in Awka Anambra State, that Buhari’s position that he (Buhari) and his late father’s discussion was right. The son to late …

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Court orders forfeiture of 58 more Diezani’s houses to FG

The Federal High Court in Lagos on Tuesday ordered the temporary forfeiture of 58 houses linked to a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke. The houses, located in Abuja, Lagos and Port Harcourt, were said to have been acquired by the ex-minister between 2011 and 2013 using front companies. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission claimed that Diezani …

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Ronaldo Criticises Denial Of Last Appeal, Alleges Injustice

Cristiano Ronaldo reiterated his anger at what he described as the “incomprehensible decision” to reject his final appeal against a five-match ban on Tuesday. Spain’s administrative sports court (TAD) dismissed Real Madrid’s latest appeal for the suspension handed out to the World Player of the Year for pushing a referee after being sent-off in the first leg of the Spanish …

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Sallah: Lagos begin Sale of LAKE Rice from Thursday

The Lagos State Government is set to begin the sales of LAKE Rice in preparation for the forthcoming Eid-El-Kabir celebration. The sales of rice will begin on Thursday, 24 August 2017 in various centres across the state. The Lagos State Commissioner for Agriculture, Oluwatoyin Suarau said that the present administration, has since inception, embarked on agricultural policies and programmes that …

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See List Of Songs Banned By NBC

National Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) has tagged five Nigerian songs as “Not to be Broadcast.” The corporation released the list, saying it has banned the 5 songs from being aired. The songs include: Olamide‘s “Wo” and “Wavy Level“; Davido‘s “Fall” and “If (Remix)“; and 9ice‘s “Living Things.” The Federal Ministry of Health had in a tweet on Friday said that the …

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Adeosun Emerges Chairperson Of ECOWAS Investment Bank

Nigeria’s Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun, has emerged the Chairperson of the Board of Governors of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Bank for Investment and Development (EBID). Mrs Adeosun was named the new chairperson of EBID on Tuesday 22, August, 2017 at the end of the 15th Ordinary Meeting of the board of governors of the …

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Suspected Ritualist escapes from police custody

A suspected ritualist, Ifeanyi Dike, who was paraded on Saturday by the Rivers State Police Command for raping and killing an eight year old girl in Eliozu Axis of Port Harcourt has escaped from Police custody. The father of the victim, Dr Earnest Mezuwuba said that the suspected ritualist who is a 200 Level student of the University of Port …

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Ronaldo Is Under Cursed For Missing Father Funeral – Witchdoctor

With a five-match suspension and troubles with the Spanish tax authorities, Cristiano Ronaldo has not enjoyed the best of summers. But could the real reason behind his misfortune be that the Real Madrid star is the victim of a powerful curse? That is the opinion of one Portuguese witchdoctor, who believes that Cristiano is being punished for missing the funeral …

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Fayose denies saying he’d commit suicide if Buhari returns alive

Contrary the statements attributed to the Ekiti State Governor, Ayo Fayose, has denied ever saying he would commit suicide if President Muhammadu Buhari returned to Nigeria arrive. Mr. Buhari returned from London, Saturday, where he had been on medical vacation for over 100 days. The Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Idowu Adelusi, told journalist on Monday that the statement …

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