Today is eid-el-fitri – Sultan

Nigerian Muslims have been directed to observe eid-el-fitr on Sunday to effectively mark the end of the Ramadan. Sultan of Sokoto and President-General Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III, said that the order followed ...

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Six European countries deport 34 Nigerians

Thirty-four Nigerians deported from six European countries for immigration-related offences arrived at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos on Thursday. The deportees, who arrived at 6:30am, were sent back home from Switzerland, Germany, Iceland, Austria, Belgium and Hungary. They ...

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Nigeria to overtake US as world’s third most populous country by 2050

Nigeria is projected to be the world’s third most populous country by the year 2050, according to a report released by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs. The report, titled ‘World Population Prospects: The 2017 Revision’, said with ...

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Date for end of Ramadan announced by NASRDA

The National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA) on Monday said the appearance of the first astronomical lunar crescent for June 2017 will be recorded in Nigeria on June 25, 2017, between 6: 29p.m and 8:40 p.m., the Nations newspaper ...

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NAPTIP arrests notorious human trafficker in Benin, rescues 3 victims

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) on Sunday said it has arrested a notorious human trafficker and rescued three victims from his residence in Benin. Mr Josiah Emerole, the Head, Press and Public Relations, NAPTIP, ...

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How Chinese employer ‘crippled’ Nigerian with Kung fu kicks

William Ekanem, an employee at Bedmate Furniture Company, Magboro, Ogun state, has been unable to walk after his spinal bone was allegedly damaged by Master Wan, his Chinese boss. Wan, who is reportedly skilled in kung fu, had demanded to see ...

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Turkish diplomat visits Nnamdi Kanu in his hometown

The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, says despite the “intimidation” the group is facing in its struggle, foreigners are still visiting its members. Kanu said this on Thursday while receiving Abdulkadir Erkahraman, president of international ...

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Osinbajo meet South East leaders, urge them to shun tit-for-tat

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday met with Southeast governors and other leaders of thought from the region and urged them not to be tempted into a tit-for-tat amid hate speeches across the country. In his opening remarks at the ...

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I handed over Radio Biafra to Nnamdi Kanu, he was nobody when I met him – Uwazuruike

Ralph Uwazuruike, leader of the Movement for the Actualisation of Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), says he handed over Radio Biafra to Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) but Kanu disappointed him. Uwazuruike said this on ...

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Kidnap kingpin Evans keeps victims for upward of six months, collects millions of dollars as ransom

The police has revealed that kidnap kingpin known as Evans, whose real name is Chukwudi Dumeme Onuamadike, collects millions of dollars as ransom fee from his victims. Evans was arrested on Saturday in Lagos alongside five members of his gang ...

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