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High Tension : Presidency reacts to Trump’s plan to ban Nigerians from United States

The United States President, Donald Trump, is set to add Nigeria and six others  to a new list of countries on America’s visa restriction. The new restrictions will  apply to travellers and immigrants from Belarus, Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar, Nigeria, Sudan and Tanzania. As of today, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria and Yemen are on […]

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If you want to avoid the new deadly Coronavirus disease, please read this

The new virus was first detected in Wuhan, China, but as at Monday, over 300 cases have been identified and six deaths confirmed from the disease. The international transmission of the disease was first reported in January 13 in a traveller from China to Thailand. Asides this, other cases have been recorded in Japan, South […]

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Cry for help : ‘1.4 million Nigerians’ applied for 5,000 Civil Defence jobs

Over 1.4 million Nigerians scrambled for 5,000 job openings advertised by the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), marking yet another testament to Nigeria’s acute unemployment. Federal officials working on the recruitment process told Premium Times this week that 1, 477, 042 million applications were received through the Civil Defence’s website at the close […]

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UK govt frustrating corruption trial of Diezani Alison-Madueke – EFCC Boss

The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, on Wednesday, alleged that some foreign countries were sabotaging the efforts of the commission in its fight against corruption in Nigeria. Mr Magu made the allegation while speaking with journalists during an official visit to the Ibadan zonal office of the commission. […]

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Nigerian man nabbed  after allegedly disguising in hijab to sleep with a married woman in her husband’s house (Photos)

According to a Facebook user, Felix Eigbefo, who is based in Benin City, Edo state. The man reportedly disguised himself as a woman in hijab to have sex with a married woman in her husband’s house. Felix shared the photos on Facebook with the caption below…    

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We’ll soon extradite 18 high-profile looters – Magu

Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), says “18 high-profile looters” outside the country will be extradited in the fight against corruption. Speaking with journalists in Ilorin, capital of Kwara state, on Tuesday, Magu said the fight against corruption has just started. The anti-graft czar, who did not disclose the identities of […]

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China’s coronavirus virus spreads to USA

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has announced the first the country’s first case of coronavirus connected to the ongoing outbreak in Wuhan, China. The case was detected in Washington state, as China announced the sixth death from the raging virus. The bearer of the virus in the US was identified as a […]

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22 men richer than ‘all the women in Africa combined’ – Report

The world’s 22 richest men are wealthier than 325 million women in Africa, a report has shown Also, according to an Oxfam report published on Monday, women around the world, especially those living in poverty, do more than three-quarters of all unpaid work. Oxfam says ”it is a global movement of people, working together to end the injustice […]

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‘Tokunbo, Danfo, Okada, Mama Put’: 29 Nigerian Words Added To Oxford Dictionary’s updated version

Oxford English Dictionary (OED) has introduced 29 Nigerian words and expressions in the January updates to its glossary. Although OED’s World English editor, Danica Salazar, announced this in a blog post last week, the news of the latest addition went viral recently. She said, “The majority of these new additions are either borrowings from Nigerian […]

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B’Haram will pay a heavy price for killing CAN chairman – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the killing of Lawan Andimi, chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Michika local government area of Adamawa state. Andimi was abducted early January when the insurgents attacked Michika. The news of his death broke on Tuesday morning. In a statement by Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to the […]

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EFCC after my properties ‘to annoy me’ – Saraki

A former Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has asked the Federal High Court in Lagos State to dismiss a suit filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC ) for final forfeiture of his house in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital. The EFCC in December had secured an interim order for the forfeiture of the […]

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Five die as hot water pipe bursts in hotel

At least five people including a child died in the Russian city of Perm on Monday when a broken heating pipe flooded their hotel rooms with scalding water, investigators said. The accident happened in a small private hotel located in the basement of an apartment block in the industrial city in the Urals region, some […]

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President Buhari asks Britain to go after Nigerian fugitives in UK

President Muhammadu Buhari has asked the United Kingdom to investigate “Nigerian fugitives” who “escaped to the UK” amid corruption allegations. Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, quoted Buhari as making the request during a bilateral meeting with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday. The two leaders met on the sidelines of the UK-Africa Investment Summit 2020 […]

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Mama B’Haram remanded in prison for fraud

A high court in Maiduguri, Borno State capital, on Monday remanded Hajiya Aisha Wakil, popularly called Mama Boko Haram, in a custodial centre. Mama Boko Haram was standing trial alongside Tahir Saidu and Lawal Shoyade on an amended five counts bordering on conspiracy, obtaining money by false pretence and cheating to the tune of N111.7m. Aisha […]

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Ghana president entreats Buhari to open borders

President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana has appealed to his Nigerian counterpart, President Muhammadu Buhari to open the country’s borders “because the Nigerian market is significant for certain categories of business people in Ghana”. Buhari’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, in a statement, said Akufo-Addo made this known on Monday when the […]

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Africa’s richest woman ‘ripped off her country’

Leaked documents reveal how Africa’s richest woman made her fortune through exploiting her own country, and corruption. Isabel dos Santos got access to lucrative deals involving land, oil, diamonds and telecoms when her father was president of Angola, a southern African country rich in natural resources. The documents show how she and her husband were […]

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New Chinese virus spreads to Beijing as China confirms 139 new cases over the weekend

China has reported 139 new cases of pneumonia caused by a new strain of coronavirus, including a third death, as the outbreak spreads beyond the city where the virus was first identified. Health authorities in Beijing confirmed two cases of the new coronavirus on Monday, while Guangdong authorities reported one case in Shenzhen — the first confirmation from authorities […]

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Nigerian Government Approves New Test Kit For HIV

In its effort to ensure that the spread of the HIV virus is drastically reduced, the Federal Government has approved the use of a new test kit – Omega Visitect CD4 rapid test kit, to detect and monitor HIV infection. The test kit, which also monitors a patient response to anti-retroviral therapy (ART), will be […]

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