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Kogi monarch abducted in Ajaokuta, N20m ransom demanded

Isah Achuja, the Ohi of Ajaokuta in Kogi state was abducted by unknown gunmen who demanded a ransom of N20 million on Sunday.Achuja was returning to his kingdom from Lokoja, the state capital, when his vehicle was intercepted on the ...

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Full transcript of President Buhari’s new year message

PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI’S NEW YEAR MESSAGE TO NIGERIANS, JANUARY 1, 2017 My dear Compatriots, I am happy to welcome you to the beginning of a New Year in our beloved country Nigeria. I felicitate with you today at a time ...

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FG begins payment of N30,000 stipends to N-POWER beneficiaries

The Federal Government has commenced the payment of the N30,000 monthly stipends for beneficiaries of the N-Power scheme.The N-Power programme is designed by Buhari administration to engage the teeming and massive numbers of unemployed Nigerian graduates from tertiary institutions across ...

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DSS report successes against kidnappers, fraudsters, terrorists

The Directorate of State Services has reported various successes in smashing criminal gangs, including kidnappers, fraudsters and Boko Haram terrorists.In the latest update of the agency’s operations by Tony Opuiyo, its spokesman, the DSS said it has succeeded in degrading ...

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Nigeria spends N1trn annually on rice, wheat importation

The News Agency of Nigeria, NAN reports that the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr Godwin Emefiele, said that importation of rice and wheat gulped over N1 trillion in foreign exchange annually.Emefiele said this on Thursday in ...

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Yuletide: FRSC records 187 deaths in 289 crashes

The Federal Road Safety Commission, FRSC, on Wednesday said it had recorded 187 deaths in 289 crashes during the last Christmas celebrations.  Bisi Kazeem, Head Media Relations and Strategy of the commission, disclosed this to journalists in a statement. According ...

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FG saved over N200 billion in 2016 by getting rid of 50,000 ghost workers

The federal government’s payroll has been rid of 50,000 ghost workers, saving the country of over N200 billion in 2016. Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on media and publicity, disclosed this on Tuesday at an interactive ...

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Hong Kong, Greece passengers excrete 45 cocaine wraps in Lagos

Two suspects attempting to smuggle cocaine have been arrested  at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport. One of them Hong Kong bound excreted 45 cocaine wraps, after the arrest. A statement by spokesman of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), ...

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N-Power: Hundreds of candidates disqualified

A total number of 4,136 candidates were successful in the just concluded physical verification exercise for the Federal Government N-Power jobs in Niger, an official has said. The state coordinator, National Orientation Agency, NOA, Muhammed Ali, made this known to ...

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Army to use Sambisa forest as training ground – Buratai

The Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, on Monday said Sambisa forest would serve as training ground for personnel of the Nigerian Army. He said troops were already conducting a mop up operation in the forest. “We are also opening ...

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