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‘Igbo have invested more in Nigeria than Hausa, Yoruba’

Eminent businessman and politician, Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, on Wednesday said that the Igbo do not want to secede from Nigeria. Speaking as a special guest of honour at a National Unity summit organised by Arewa Ambassadors Congress of Nigeria in partnership with Youth Assembly of Nigeria, Iwuanyanwu said that the people of the South East zone […]

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While Ifeanyi Ubah’s offence is punishable by death, Court Grants Andrew Yakubu Permission To Travel Abroad

The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Wednesday granted Andrew Yakubu, former Group Managing Director (GMD) of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) permission to travel abroad for medical treatment. Mr. Yakubu was arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) on a six-count charge of money laundering and false declaration of asset. At the […]

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Supreme Court confirms Lionel Messi fraud sentence

Spain’s Supreme Court on Wednesday confirmed a 21-month jail sentence and 2.09-million-euro ($2.25 million) fine imposed on Lionel Messi for tax fraud, months after the Barcelona football star lodged an appeal. The Argentina international and his father Jorge Horacio Messi were in July 2016 found guilty of using companies in Belize, Britain, Switzerland and Uruguay […]

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Photos of seized pump action rifles imported from Turkey

The Nigeria customs service (NCS) intercepted a container-load of arms and ammunition at the Tin Can Island Port in Lagos state on Monday. The service later issued a statement, saying 440 pump action rifles were found in the container imported from Turkey.was said to be found at a terminal in the port. Here are some […]

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Ifeanyi Ubah’s offence is punishable by death – DSS

The Department of State Services has accused businessman and Chief Executive Officer of Capital Oil and Gas Limited, Ifeanyi Ubah, of diverting about 80 million litres of Premium Motor Spirit (commonly called petrol), kept in his custody by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation. The agency stated that Ubah shunned NNPC’s repeated demands for the product […]

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“Chibok girls were never kidnapped… they were used to destroy Jonathan’s image”

The Labour Party (LP) has said the Chibok girls were not kidnapped by Boko Haram insurgents but were used to dent the image of former president Goodluck Jonathan’s administration. The party said the wrath of God will be visited on the All Progressives Congress (APC) for manipulating Nigerians about their abduction. In a statement, Abdulkadir Abdulsalami, […]

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CBN injects $205m as Naira falls at the parallel market

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) yesterday injected $205 million into the foreign exchange market even as the naira depreciated to N379 per dollar in the parallel market. The naira depreciated by N4 against the dollar in the parallel market yesterday.  Vanguard survey revealed that the parallel market exchange rate rose to N379 per dollar […]

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Terrorists do not worship God, they worship death – Trump

U.S. President Donald Trump has said that it was imperative for young Muslim boys and girls to know that terrorists were not worshipping God, but worshipping death. Trump, who made the appeal at the Arab Islamic American Summit in Saudi Arabia, enjoined young Muslims to grow up free from fear, safe from violence, and innocent of hatred. […]

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U.S. govt. immortalises late Nigerian student

The United States embassy in Nigeria has instituted a $20,000 grant in memory of Usman John-Paul, a final-year student of the University of Ilorin who died during a visit to the U.S. Mr. John-Paul drowned in a water fall on June 25, 2016 while on Mandela Washington Fellowship in the United States. The U.S embassy […]

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Ifeanyi Ubah committed economic sabotage, NNPC says

The Chairman of Capital Oil and Gas Limited, Ifeanyi Ubah, is in the custody of the State Security Service because he committed economic sabotage by diverting petroleum products stored in his tank farm, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, has said. Kabiru Turaki, counsel to the NNPC, told a Lagos Division of the Federal High […]

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Mother successfully donates womb to her daughter in India’s first womb transfer

A 43-year-old mother has successfully donated her womb to her 21-year-old daughter, who was born without a uterus, with the hopes that her child can experience childbirth. The surgery was the first of its kind in India and was performed by a team of doctors at Pune’s Galaxy Care Hospital in the city of Pune […]

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Combined wealth of Dangote, Adenuga, Otedola, Alakija, Danjuma can end extreme poverty in Nigeria

The combined wealth of Nigeria’s five richest persons, estimated to be about $29.9 billion, can end extreme poverty in the country, a report by Oxfam International has stated. The Oxfam report was titled ‘Inequality in Nigeria, Exploring the Drivers.’ Forbes magazine lists the five richest Nigerians as Aliko Dangote, Mike Adenuga, Femi Otedola, Folorunsho Alakija […]

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UK govt reacts to coup rumours in Nigeria

The British government has warned against “non-democratic” change of government in Nigeria, amid speculations about military coup as concerns grow over President Muhammadu Buhari’s health. “The British government believes that democracy is actually critical in Nigeria,” the United Kingdom High Commissioner to Nigeria, Paul Arkwright, said on Wednesday. “There are elections. If you’re not happy with […]

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“The worst of the PDP government is 100 times better than the best of the present APC government” – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)  has accused the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) of “impoverishing Nigerians” and leading the country “into an avoidable recession.” The PDP Caucus in the House of Representatives, made the claim, yesterday, and  added that “the worst PDP administration is 100 times better than the best government under the leadership of […]

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Oshiomhole’s wife‎, 334 others get Nigerian citizenship

A total of 335 foreign nationals were on Tuesday in Abuja granted citizenship by the Federal Government after statutory clearance and due diligence by the relevant security agencies.‎ ‎The Minister of Interior, Lt.-Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau (retd), who presented the certificates of citizenship to the foreigners, charged them to be good ambassadors of Nigeria. Mrs. Iara […]

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Husband jailed after encouraging his 64-year-old wife to have sex with three dogs (Photos)

A man who encouraged his female partner to have sex with three dogs has been jailed for 12 months yesterday. Daniel Galloway, 65, admitted aiding and abetting Carol Bowditch, 64, to have sex with three different breeds. Bowditch was given a community sentence last month after a judge heard she had sex with a St […]

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Family of child with medical disorder, Kate Henshaw clash over raised funds

The family of Michael Alvarez, a two-year-old child diagnosed with “Ulcerated Infantile Haemangioma”, has accused Nollywood actress, Kate Henshaw, and Project Alert, a non-governmental organization, of misinformation and a “deliberate campaign of calumny” over funds raised for the treatment of the disorder. Ms. Henshaw and the NGO had come to the child’s rescue, last year, […]

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