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Foundation laying for Editors’ Plaza holds March 1

The foundation stone laying ceremony for the multi-purpose Editors’ Plaza owned by the Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE) will hold on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at the project site located in the Guzape District of Abuja. Former Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Senator Godswill Akpabio, who is also the Senate Minority Leader will chair the event while foremost industrialist and ...

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Fulani Herdsmen Kill Two NSCDC Officers In Benue

Suspected Fulani herdsmen on Monday killed two officers of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Awanger village, Guma local government area of Benue State. According to a facebook post, the victims are Ada Patrick and Adam Godwin. The victims were reportedly ambushed and shot dead at 2:25 p.m. on Monday. Attempts to speak with the Public Relation Officer ...

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Buhari Summons Emergency Security Meeting

Barely 48 hours after the release of three lecturers of University of Maiduguri and 10 police officers’ wives by the Boko Haram, President Muhammadu Buhari has summoned an emergency security meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the meeting which started at about 11.00 a.m., is attended by all service chiefs and Inspector-General of ...

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JAMB Reacts To ‘Money-Swallowing Snake’ Report

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has reacted to a bizarre report trending of a snake swallowing N36 million from the vault of one of its state branches. The board said the case was that of pure criminality and fraud on the part of one of its staff. Nigerians on social media have also been reacting to the disappearance ...

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Customs Intercepts 4 Containers Loaded With Tramadol At Apapa Port

Apapa Area Command of the Nigeria Customs Service has intercepted four containers loaded with prohibited Tramadol pharmaceutical products with Duty Paid Value (DPV) of over N110 million. Customs CG, Hameed Ali The Customs Area Comptroller (CAC), Mr Jibrin Musa, told journalists on Monday in Lagos that the 40-foot containers were impounded between Feb. 6 and Feb. 7. Musa said that ...

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Over 36 Ships Carrying Petroleum Products Arrive Lagos Ports

Over thirty-six ships laden with petroleum products, food items and other goods are expected to arrive Apapa and Tin Can Island Ports in Lagos between Monday and Feb. 24. The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) stated this in its publication, `Shipping Position’, in Lagos on Monday. A total of 16 ships of the expected 36 ships would sail in with petrol. ...

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Five Nigerian Footballers Arrested In Bangledish over Fraud

Police arrest seven, including five Nigerian footballers, for fraud in Dhaka The Criminal Investigation Department, or CID, in Dhaka, Bangledish say have arrested seven people, including five Nigerian footballers, over allegations of fraud. The detainees were arrested from various areas of Dhaka on Sunday, said CID Assistant Commissioner Sharmin Jahan. “CID conducted an operation after receiving information that the football ...

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EFCC Recovers N473b, $98.2m, £294,851 in 2017, Says Magu

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) was able to recover crime – related funds amounting to N473b in addition to $98,258,124.97; £294,851.82; €7,247,363.75; 443,400 Dirham and 70,500 Rand, the Commission’s acting Chairman, Ibrahim Magu has said. Magu also confirmed that identified whistle blowers, including the Osborne Towers, Ikoyi whistle blower were being paid timely to encourage other Nigerians buy ...

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Fears Heighten As Egmont Group Plans To Expel Nigeria

Millions of bank depositors will be exposed to risk while trying to use their Nigerian-issued MasterCard and Visa debit/credit cards for international transactions in the coming weeks as the Egmont Group is poised to expel the country from the group, PREMIUM TIMES has learned. In July, 2017, the Egmont Group, a global network of 152 Financial Intelligence Units (FIUs) suspended ...

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Alleged N400m Fraud: Metuh Arrives Court In Ambulance, As Court Suspends Trial

Erstwhile National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Chief Olisa Metuh, who is facing corruption charges, was on Monday, brought before the Abuja Division of the Federal High Court in an ambulance for continuation of his trial. Metuh was wheeled into the courtroom in a stretcher by a team of medical experts from the National Hospital, Abuja, even ...

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