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We recovered N6 billion, $261 million, houses in 100 days – EFCC

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has, in the last 100 days, recovered $261 million, N6 billion, and 13,000 pounds illegally acquired by suspected criminals. Also recovered by the anti-graft agency were 30 real estates, 32 automobiles, a farmland and other properties acquired by suspected fraudsters. The commission said it was set to prosecute […]

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Osaka joins Nadal in pulling out of Wimbledon

Tennis star Naomi Osaka has withdrawn from this year’s Wimbledon but is planning on returning at the Tokyo Olympics, according to her agent Stuart Duguid. “Naomi won’t be playing Wimbledon this year. She is taking some personal time with friends and family,” Duguid said in a statement on Thursday.” She will be ready for the Olympics and […]

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Armed bandits kidnap school girls in Kebbi, Nigeria

A mass of heavily armed bandits Thursday struck in Birnin Yauri under the Yauri local government area of kebbi state. According our source who spoke vie  telephone  said an undisclosed  number girls have been abducted ,the bandits who were too many engaged  the  mobile police in a gun battle  who mobilesed to repel the  attack […]

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Naira appreciates at parallel market

The naira, on Thursday, appreciated by 1.8 percent to N493 to a dollar at the parallel market as the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) increased forex supplies to banks. The local currency, which opened at N502 per dollar, gained N17 to N485 during midday trading before closing at N493/$1, according to data on abokiFX.com, a website […]

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I Remain Indebted To Nigerians For Their Love To Me – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday said he owes Nigerians for the love they’ve extended to him. The President made the remark during his visit to Maiduguri, Borno state. According to a statement signed by presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu, the President said all efforts will be made to improve the livelihood of Nigerians, starting with providing […]

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MTN warns of possible disruption to its service in Nigeria amid rising insecurity – Report

MTN has warned of a potential disruption to its service in Nigeria amid rising insecurity in different parts of the country. MTN, in a message seen by Reuters, informed its customers of possible delay in service delivery. “Sadly, we must inform you that with the rising insecurity in different parts of Nigeria; service delivery to your organization […]

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Nigerian government seeks law to regulate social, online media

The federal government has asked the house of representatives to enact a law to regulate social and online media in Nigeria. At a public hearing organised by the house on Wednesday, Lai Mohammed, minister of information, asked the lawmakers to amend the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) act to empower the agency to regulate social and […]

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How Former Head Of State, Abacha Truly Died — Ex-Chief Security Officer

Former Chief Security Officer (CSO) to the late Head of State, General Sani Abacha, Major Hamza Al-Mustapha (rtd), has dismissed insinuations that the military ruler died after eating an apple from his concubines. According to ThisDay, Al-Mustapha said the late military ruler’s health suddenly collapsed on June 7, 1998, from the Abuja International Airport, after […]

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Court Sentences Former Bank PHB Boss To Over 6 Years In Prison

A Lagos High Court sitting in the Ikeja area has sentenced former managing director of defunct Bank PHB, Francis Atuche to over 6 years in prison. In a judgment that lasted over 10 hours, Justice Lateefat Okunnu convicted Atuche alongside a former Chief Financial Officer of the bank, Ugo Anyanwu. The two were convicted on at […]

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You Were Not Elected Just To Obtain Loans, Wike Mocks Buhari Over Insecurity

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to be more effective in securing the lives and property of Nigerians. Commenting on the widespread insecurity in the country, Wike accused Buhari of attempting to shift his constitutional powers of securing lives and property to governors. The governor spoke at the commissioning of […]

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I’ve been receiving death threats from Nigerians, says EFCC Chairman

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Chairman, Abdulrasheed Bawa on Tuesday said some persons have threatened to kill him since he assumed office. The anti-corruption agency boss stated this during an interview on Channels Television’s Breakfast programme, Sunrise Daily. When he was asked to respond to President Muhammadu Buhari’s frequent “Corruption is fighting back” […]

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Nigerian Couple Welcome Twins After 21 Years Of Marriage (Photos)

A Nigerian man, Justice Ondaipe and his wife have welcomed a set of twins after 21 years of marriage without a child.  A family member, Faith Elvis Ovie, who shared the good news on Saturday, June 12, said Ondaipe’s wife gave birth to a boy and a girl. “Congratulations uncle, God is indeed wonderful. After 21 […]

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The Return Of Bakassi Boys : Anambra Government Breaks Silence

The Anambra State Government and the state’s Police Command have denied the presence of Bakassi Boys in the state. While the state Police Public Relations Officer, Ikenga Tochukwu, insisted that the command had no knowledge of the presence of the outfit in the state, the Commissioner of Information and Public Enlightenment, C-Adinuba, acknowledged that the […]

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Central Bank of Nigeria may start printing Gambia’s currency, says Emefiele

The Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, Mr Godwin Emefiele, has said that the bank is willing to assist the Central Bank of the Gambia to print its legal tender. Emefiele said this in Abuja on Tuesday during a two-day visit by a delegation from the CBG, led by its governor, Mr Buah Saidy. This […]

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Insecurity: ‘Bakassi’ Boys Return In South East

Years after their disbandment, the Bakassi Boys, a vigilante group in the South East, have returned to some parts of Awka, Anambra State capital. They were seen in two vans, singing and warning criminals. However, it could not be confirmed who invited the dreaded vigilante group. When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer in the […]

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Couple electrocuted a day after returning from honeymoon

A newly-wed couple from South Africa were electrocuted to death on Sunday June 13, just a day after they returned from their honeymoon. Gauteng police confirmed that the bodies of Zaheer Sarang and Nabeelah Khan were found on Sunday afternoon. Johannesburg police spokesperson Captain Mavela Masondo said the couple’s bodies were found in the shower. Masondo said;  […]

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We Need Leaders Prepared To Unite Nigerians – Osinbajo

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says challenges affecting the country require proactive leaders who are prepared to promote unity among Nigerians. According to a statement by Laolu Akande, his spokesman, Osinbajo stated this on Monday when he paid a courtesy visit to Abdulwasiu Lawal, Oniru of Iruland, in Lagos. The traditional ruler is celebrating his first coronation anniversary. […]

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Buhari Is A Willing Horse Nigerians Want To Ride To Death – Ngige

Minister of Labour and Employment Dr Chris Ngige says President Muhammadu Buhari has tolerated a lot from critics, reiterating that many Nigerians want to stretch him (Buhari) beyond reasonable limits.  Ngige spoke when he featured as a guest on Channels Television’s News Night which aired on Monday, stating that many leaders will not condone the kind of […]

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