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Disgraced Evra has Marseille deal terminated

Disgraced Evra has Marseille deal terminated

Marseille have terminated Patrice Evra’s contract with immediate effect after the veteran defender was suspended by UEFA until the end of this season for kicking out at a supporter. Evra was red carded before the start of Marseille’s 1-0 Europa League defeat at Vitoria Guimaraes earlier this month after an altercation with a group of travelling fans during the warm-up ...

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Made-in-Aba products have rejuvenated our economy — Ikpeazu

Made-in-Aba products have rejuvenated our economy — Ikpeazu

Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State yesterday said that with the increasing patronage of Made- in- Aba products, the city would rise again and reclaim its lost glory as a centre of trade and manufacturing. The governor, who spoke at the investiture of the 15th President of the Aba Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture, ACCIMA, Mr. Andy Uba ...

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2 military officers, bank managers remanded in prison

2 military officers, bank managers remanded in prison

A Federal Capital Territory High Court, Abuja, yesterday, sent two serving military officers and two female bank managers to Kuje Prisons over alleged connivance and stealing of N339 million meant for the payment of military pensions. They will, at least, spend the next four days in the prison. Justice D.Z. Senchi, who ordered the remand of the four suspects in ...

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How ex-FCT Minister’s son paid N1.1bn for Abuja properties, EFCC tells court

How ex-FCT Minister’s son paid N1.1bn for Abuja properties, EFCC tells court

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, yesterday, narrated before the Federal High Court in Abuja, how Shamsudeen, son of a former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Mr. Bala Mohammed, allegedly paid a cumulative sum of N1.1billion to acquire properties in different parts of Abuja. The anti-graft agency brought one of its lead detectives, Mr. Ishaya Dauda, to testify ...

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NASS probes death of 26 Nigerian women in Spanish warship

NASS probes death of 26 Nigerian women in Spanish warship

The two arms of the National Assembly, Senate and House of Representatives, have begun a holistic investigation into the discovery of dead bodies of 26 young Nigerian girls, ages 14 to 18, in a Spanish warship, Cantabria. The Senate, yesterday, mandated its Committees on Diaspora, Foreign Affairs and Special Duties to investigate the unfortunate incident that led to the death ...

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Buhari convenes first Armed Forces Council meeting in 3 yrs

Buhari convenes first Armed Forces Council meeting in 3 yrs

Three years after the last Armed Forces Council meeting in 2014, President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, presided over the first since he came on board as a civilian president. The meeting was symbolic as it took place in his main office at the Presidential, Villa, Abuja, which he abandoned since he returned from his medical vacation in London, United Kingdom, following ...

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Chief of Army Staff, Buratai sends special message of assurance, encouragement and commendation to Nigerian Army troops

Chief of Army Staff, Buratai sends special message of assurance, encouragement and commendation to Nigerian Army troops

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Nigerian Army, Lieutenant General Tukur Yusufu Buratai today despatched a special message of assurance, encouragement and commendation to troops of the Nigerian Army engaged in various operations both within and outside the country. This is contained in a letter sent to various formations and corps Commanders, as well as Commanders of the various training ...

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One of the 4 kidnapped British missionaries in Delta State has been killed while others have been released

One of the 4 kidnapped British missionaries in Delta State has been killed while others have been released

The London foreign office today confirmed that one British hostage kidnapped in Nigeria has been killed, while three others have returned home safely. The four, who were working with a Christian medical charity providing free health treatment in Delta state, were kidnapped on October 13, 2017 by unknown gunmen. According to the new report, Ian Squire was killed, while Alanna ...

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Gunmen kidnap Elizabeth Omotosho, mother of Labour Party’s National Chairman

Gunmen kidnap Elizabeth Omotosho, mother of Labour Party’s National Chairman

Four gunmen have abducted Madam Elizabeth Omotosho, the mother of the National Chairman of the Labour Party, Dr. Mike Omotosho. Mike, who confirmed the kidnap of the 71-year-old woman, said she was abducted at her family house, at No 23, Lobalade Street, Tanke, Ilorin, Kwara State, between 7pm and 8pm on Sunday 5th of November. He said the Police headquarters ...

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Ondo DPO, Aminu Mustapha, dies in car crash but his son survives with injuries

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The Ondo State Police Command has confirmed the death of the Acting Divisional Police Officer in charge of Yaba Police Division Ondo Town, Ondo State, Aminu Mustapha. Late Mustapha was said to have lost his life in a fatal motor accident on Ondo/Ore Expressway at Omifon area in the Odigbo Local Government Area of Ondo State on Sunday evening. According ...

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Robert Mugabe sacks vice-president for being ‘disloyal’

Robert Mugabe sacks vice-president for being 'disloyal'

Zimbabwe’s Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa has been removed from his post for being disloyal. Information Minister Simon Khaya Moyo says 75-year old Mnangagwa had displayed “traits of disloyalty” making it more likely that President Robert Mugabe’s wife Grace will follow in her husband’s footsteps as leader of Zimbabwe. She had earlier called on her husband to remove his vice-president. “Mr Mnangagwa’s ...

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Nigeria loses N127bn to cyber crime – Senate President, Bukola Saraki

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Today, Senate President Bukola Saraki spoke at Nigeria’s first Legislative Stakeholders Conference on ICT and Cyber security in Abuja where he said Nigeria has lost about N127 billion to cybercrime. He said the loss reflects the hole created in the economy by cyber crime amounting to 0.08 per cent of the Gross Domestic product (GDP. “ It is indeed ironic ...

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President Paul Biya of Cameroon marks 35 years in power

President Paul Biya of Cameroon marks 35 years in power

President Paul Biya of Cameroon marks his 35th year in office today, November 7th, 2017 making him one of Africa’s longest-serving leaders. Paul Biya first took office in 1982, when the country had a one party system and even though the country now has a multi-party system, he has managed to cling on to power. In 2011, after a controversial ...

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Lagos begins enforcement against tax defaulters

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The Lagos State Government on Monday directed all its revenue agencies to ensure prompt payment of taxes and also commence enforcement of payment by all tax defaulters with immediate effect. Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Steve Ayorinde, in a statement, lamented that many residents were not fulfilling their civic obligation of paying their taxes and that the prevailing situation ...

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26 Nigerian women drown in the Mediterranean sea

26 Nigerian women drown in the Mediterranean sea

The bodies of 26 women believed to be Nigerian have been recovered from the Mediterranean sea off Italy. According to reports, the women were trying to reach Europe from Libya. It is unclear why so many women died, as there were men on board the ship as well and there are suspicions that they may have been sexually abused and ...

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‘I will continue to fight corruption war until my last breath’ – Acting EFCC boss, Magu

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Ibrahim Magu, the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, attended the 7th Session of the Conference of the States Parties to the United Nations Convention Against Corruption, UNCAC, taking place at the U.N. House, Vienna, Austria. Magu who had a chat with Gilean Dell, Coordinator UNCAC Coalition said, “I have conscience, in spite of the deliberate ...

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Over ‘800,000 companies in Nigeria have never paid taxes’ – Kemi Adeosun

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Nigeria’s Finance Minister, Kemi Adeosun has revealed that over 800,000 companies in the country, including government contractors, have never paid any taxes, In a statement from her office, she also said that only 14 million Nigerians, out of an economically active base of 70 million, paid taxes. Of the 14 million, more than 95% were salary earners in the formal ...

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Meek Mill sentenced to 2-4 years in prison for multiple probation violations

Meek Mill sentenced to 2-4 years in prison for multiple probation violations

Rapper Meek Mill was in a Philadelphia court Monday when the judge sentenced him to 2-4 years in state prison for violating probation from his 2009 drug and weapons case, when he got arrested in a St. Louis airport for getting into a fight with an airport employee. The judge also cited another probation violation when he got arrested for ...

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Enugu LG poll: 37 political parties endorse outcome of elections

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Thirty-seven out of the 40 registered political parties in Enugu State have unanimously adjudged last Saturday’s Local Government Elections in the state as free, fair and credible and in conformity with the minimum requirements of international best practices. Addressing a press conference in Enugu, the political parties in a statement signed by their state chairmen, which was read by the ...

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Edo boosts IGR with tourism

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Edo State Government has revealed plans to excavate the historic Benin Moat, which is the world’s longest man-made earthwork, and develop more than 58 other tourist sites in the state to boost earnings from the tourism sector. The Commissioner for Arts, Culture and Diaspora Affairs, Osaze Osemwegie-Ero, who disclosed this in Benin City, said part of the state’s investment potential ...

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