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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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FLEEING BHTs: FG commends Army; calls for vigilance, prayers

The Federal Government has called for increased vigilance among Nigerians, as Boko Haram escapees seek to integrate themselves into communities, after being dispossessed of their Sambisa fortress. The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, who made the call in ...

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BREAKING: 2 killed, many trapped as Lagos police building collapses

Two people have been confirmed dead, while many trapped after a building collapsed at Police College, Ikeja, Lagos, on Sunday. The General Manager, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Mr Adeshina Tiamiyu confirmed the deaths. Tiamiyu said that the Agency ...

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Fire engulfs Nigerian Breweries building in Lagos

An inferno has razed the factory section of Nigerian Breweries Limited in the Iganmu area of Lagos State, southwest Nigeria. According to officials of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), the fire started at about 5:30am on Sunday. No death has ...

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White man arrested in Sambisa Forest

A white man, with nationality not yet disclosed, was arrested inside Sambisa Forest as Nigerian troops cleared Boko Haram insurgents out of their last fortress on Thursday. “The man is under custody and providing positive information”, said a soldier, who ...

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