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Apapa Marine Beach Bridge from Friday evening till May 8

The Apapa-bound carriageway of the Apapa Marine Beach Bridge will be closed on Friday for 29 days in its ongoing rehabilitation, the site manager, Simon Barakat, has said. Mr. Barakat, who spoke to the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, on ...

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New Batch: 50 Nigerians deported from eight European countries arrive Lagos

Some 50 Nigerians were on Thursday deported from eight European countries for committing immigration-related offences. The Nigerians were deported from Switzerland, Germany, Sweden, Luxembourg, Austria, Belgium, Spain and Hungary. Their deportation is coming barely 48 hours after another set of ...

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PHOTOS: James Ibori visits Alamieyeseigha’s graveside, weeps

James Ibori, former governor of Delta state, on Wednesday shed tears at the graveside of Diepreye Alamieyeseigha in Amassoma, Bayelsa state. Alamieyeseigha, former governor of Bayelsa, was Ibori’s ally. He died under controversial circumstances in October 2015. Ibori described the ...

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THE LIST: UK to reveal Nigerian property, account owners next year

The British Government will give the Federal Government information about Nigerians who own property in that country next year, a presidential aide has said. Bolaji Owosanoye, Executive Secretary, Presidential Advisory Committee against Corruption, told the correspondent of the News Agency ...

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World Bank approves N756 million for 81 Nigerians

The World Bank, under its Growth and Employment, GEM, project, has approved N756.3 million for disbursement to 81 young Nigerian innovators who participated in the 2016 Aso Villa Demo Day, AVDD. The AVDD is one of the economic empowerment initiatives ...

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Have Forex complaints? CBN releases email and phone helpline

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has released an emergency mobile phone line for customers denied access to foreign exchange by banks for medical bill and school fees. CBN also released email address for immediate complaint against any commercial bank ...

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Tanker drivers threaten strike

The Petroleum Tankers Drivers (PTD) arm of the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) has warned it will commence a nationwide strike on Monday. The strike notice was contained in a communique released on Friday in Lagos, ...

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1.5m litres of diesel destroyed in Port Harcourt

The Nigerian Navy on Friday said it had discovered and destroyed an illegal refinery with 1.59 million litres of illegally refined diesel during a mop-up operation in Port Harcourt. Speaking at the destruction exercise, Commodore Williams Kayoda, the Commander of ...

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Abuja airport repairs 57% completed – Minister

The Minister of State, Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika, says the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja runway repairs is 57 per cent completed and the April 19 reopening date is sacrosanct. Sirika disclosed this during a media tour led by the ...

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ALARMING! Vice Principal impregnates school girl

One Malam Mohammed Kuyizhi, who is the Vice Principal, Government Day Secondary School, Tunga-Minna in Niger, has appeared before the state’s Child Rights Protection Agency, over the pregnancy of a 16-year-old student. Kuyizhi is accused of impregnating the girl, who ...

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