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Navy hands over 12 suspected oil thieves to EFCC

The Nigerian Navy has handed over to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, 12 suspected oil thieves, a vessel MV OMISAN 1 with registered number IMO 7216244, an un-named barge and two wooden boats. The suspects and the vessels ...

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Many shops razed in build materials market, Lugbe

Fire on Thursday broke out at the Building Materials Market in Lugbe Abuja, razing down many shops, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. The popular market is adjacent to the Federal Housing Estate, Lugbe, on Airport Road in the ...

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Like Saraki, Dogara had a telephone conversation with Buhari for 5-minute

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr Yakubu Dogara, said on Thursday that he had spoken with President Muhammadu Buhari, now on vacation in the United Kingdom.. According to the Speaker’s Special Adviser on Media and Public Affairs, Mr ...

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NLC, TUC hold anti-government rallies, meet Osinbajo

Some workers coordinated by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) took to the streets on Thursday in Lagos and Abuja to protest what they described as the worsening human condition. They called on the Federal Government to formulate policies that would ...

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Sambisa forest hosts 2017 arms championship

The 2017 Nigeria Army Small Arms Championship (NASAC 2017) will hold in recently captured Boko Haram’s fortress, Sambisa Forest. The Nigeria Army Engineers (NAE) Corps has mobilised to site and commenced access roads clearance and construction of range and other ...

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I speak with my brother every day – Buhari’s sister

Hajiya Rakiya, the only surviving elder sister of President Muhammad Buhari, has appealed to Nigerians to continue to pray for the well-being of the president, instead of spreading rumours about his health. In an interview with NAN in Daura, Katsina ...

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NSCDC pledge to work with Peace Corps

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has denied any rift with the Peace Corps of Nigeria (PCN). The Defence Corps pledged to work with any government agency to improve the security situation in the country. The NSCDC Spokesperson, ...

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Presidency nominates Onnoghen as CJN on Buhari’s order

The Acting President of Nigeria, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo acting on the orders of President Muhammadu Buhari has forward the name of Walter Onnoghen, acting chief justice of Nigeria (CJN), to the senate for confirmation as the substantive CJN. The decision ...

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Germany may deport 12,000 Nigerians in 2018

The government of Germany says more than 12,000 Nigerian asylum seekers may be deported in 2018. Ralf Sanftenberg, the country’s global head of programme, migration and development, made this known when he visited Abike Dabiri-Erewa, senior special assistant to President ...

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CAN counters Lai on Islamisation, says “enough of the lies”

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) says Lai Mohammed, minister of information, never dares to speak against Muslim leaders who make hate speeches, but that he comes after those of the church. The association was reacting to a statement in ...

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