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Another Nigerian romance scammer arrested in Thailand for deceiving women into transferring him money

Another Nigerian romance scammer arrested in Thailand for deceiving women into transferring him money

A Nigerian man has been arrested in Thailand for deceiving women into transferring him money as a part of a romance scam. The suspect identified as Light Chinezurum Mmaramigro was arrested on Friday morning, April 27, at his apartment in Bangkok after he posed as an online suitor, engaging in romantic relationships with Thai women before asking them to transfer ...

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Dino’s Recall: INEC Chairman should be sacked over forgery of signatures – Concerned Nigerians Group

Dino’s Recall: INEC Chairman should be sacked over forgery of signatures - Concerned Nigerians Group

Read the press statement by Concerned Nigerians below… We observed yesterday with dismay the charade called the recall of senator representing Kogi West Senatorial District, Dino Melaye. The recall according to our team of observers who were on ground to witness the process was fraught with irregularities, manipulations and forgery. We are calling on president Muhammadu Buhari to immediately sack ...

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Army nabs four Boko Haram suspects in Yobe State

Army nabs four Boko Haram suspects in Yobe State

Troops of 233 Battalion deployed in operation LAFIYA DOLE on Friday, April 27, while on raid operation to Mingel and Damagun in Fune Local Government Area of Yobe state nabbed four Boko Haram terrorists with their collaborator. The suspects who are all from Borno State include: a. Chari Masaa – 40years b. Gonbuzu Abar – 30years c. Modu Moduchollo – ...

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Reno Omokri reacts to Lai Mohammed’s claim that Boko Haram strolled into Abuja at will during Jonathan’s administration

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The Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed in a recent interview alleged that members of the Boko Haram sect, strolled into Abuja at will to carry out attacks during the last administration. Reno who was Jonathan’s spokesperson, has now reacted to Lai’s comment. In a tweet he posted on his handle, Reno wrote ”What nonsense is Lai Mohammed saying that Boko ...

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Okada-Snatching Robber dies while trying to escape arrest in Ogun

Okada-Snatching Robber dies while trying to escape arrest in Ogun

An armed robber who specializes in robbing and dispossessing commercial motorcyclists popularly known as ‘Okada riders’ of their motorcycles has died in an accident while trying to evade arrest after shooting at a victim and snatching his motorcycle at Abule Ijaiye area of Lefenwa, Ogun State. A statement by the state police command public relations officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, says the ...

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S-African Police look on as mob burns Nigerian

S-African Police look on as mob burns Nigerian

    A Nigerian has been burnt alive by a mob, while the Police looked on, in the latest xenophobic attack in South Africa, just as 14 Nigerians, who protested the killing of a fellow citizen in that country’s North West Province in February are still in detention. The incident happened on Sunday. This came as the Federal Government, yesterday, described ...

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Army troops arrest suspected kidnappers in Kaduna

Army troops arrest suspected kidnappers in Kaduna

The Nigerian Army has said its troops of Mobile Strike Team II in Kaduna, yesterday, arrested two notorious kidnappers terrorising people in the state. This was even as it said its troops of 72 Special Force Battalion have restored peace in Otukpo, Benue State following an altercations that ensued after suspected cultists invaded a political meeting and opened fire on ...

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Why Nigeria still suffers epileptic power supply — FG

Why Nigeria still suffers epileptic power supply — FG

The Federal Government has said its huge investment in the power sector is not translating into improved power supply in the country because the power distributing companies, DISCOs, have no capacity for effective distribution of electricity generated by transmission companies. Speaking through the Head of Service of the Federation, HoS, Mrs Winifred Oyo Ita, yesterday in Calabar, Cross River State, ...

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Nigeria tops remittances to Sub-Saharan Africa with $22bn- World Bank

Nigeria tops remittances to Sub-Saharan Africa with $22bn- World Bank

    The World Bank, yesterday, said that Nigerians living abroad (Diaspora) sent home $22 billion in 2017, the highest in the Sub-Saharan region, and the fifth highest in the world. This represents 10 percent increase when compared to the $19.64 billion sent home in 2016. The amount sent home by Nigerians in Diaspora represents the highest in the Sub-Saharan ...

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NERC, Eko DISCO sued for N50m over exorbitant bill, others

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A N50 million suit has been filed against the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, NERC and Eko Electricity Distribution Company Plc before a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, over exorbitant estimated bills and refusal to provide pre-paid meters by the distribution company. Plaintiffs in the matter are Raji Olatunji, Omololu Sulaiman, Muritala Aloba, Tawakalitu Onisemo, Mogaji Suaibu, Oyelade Kolawole and ...

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Withdrawal of $496m tucano aircraft : Outraged senators head for showdown with Buhari

Withdrawal of $496m tucano aircraft : Outraged senators head for showdown with Buhari

Senators are headed for a stormy session today, outraged, over the anticipatory approval and payment of $496 million to the United States Government by President Muhammadu Buhari for the purchase of 12 A29 Super Tucano aircraft. The approval for the payment was made without appropriation by the National Assembly, and in direct conflict with the provisions of the constitution, National ...

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Police set up taskforce over illegal use of spy number plates, sirens in Abuja

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The Federal Capital Territory, FCT Police Command, yesterday, constituted a special taskforce to review the use of sirens and spy number plates in Abuja, the nation’s capital city. The command’s spokesman, Anjuguri Manzah, in a statement said the Commissioner of Police, “in compliance with the recent directive of Inspector-General of Police has constituted a taskforce to check the abuse and ...

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One killed, as Shi’ites clash with Police again

One killed, as Shi’ites clash with Police again

A member of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, IMN, also known as Shi’ites, was reportedly shot dead during a clash between the sect and the Police in Abuja, yesterday. This came as the National Human Rights Commission, NHRC, yesterday, urged the Federal Government to come up with appropriate political and legal approaches for the resolution of the lingering case involving ...

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$322.5m Abacha loot: APC group commends Finance minister, Adeosun on full disclosures

$322.5m Abacha loot: APC group commends Finance minister, Adeosun on full disclosures

         A group under the aegis of All Progressives Congress (APC) Grassroots Youth for Change has hailed the Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, for debunking reports in some sections of the media in respect of the recently repatriated $322.5 million Abacha loot from Switzerland. In a statement weekend in Abuja, National Coordinator of the group, Mr. ...

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45m Nigerians now on high speed internet – Danbatta

45m Nigerians now on high speed internet – Danbatta

The Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Danbatta has said that 45million Nigerians are now on high speed internet access across the country. Prof. Danbatta disclosed this during the Kano Heroes’ Award ceremony at the weekend, where he was conferred with the Science and Technology Development award organised by Destiny Channels Broadcasting Network. With eight ...

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Update: Suspects in Dino Melaye gun case escape from police custody

Suspects in Dino Melaye gun case escape from police custody

                                                                             Police in Lokoja said on Wednesday that the two suspects that named Sen. Dino Melaye as the supplier of guns to them ...

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Easter: NSCDC deploys 1, 500 security personnel in Niger

Easter: NSCDC deploys 1, 500 security personnel in Niger

                                                                                          The Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC), Niger, has deployed 1, 500 security personnel ...

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Wike hints on cabinet shakeup, swears in new commissioners

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A cabinet shakeup is imminent in Rivers state, Governor Nyesom Wike hinted Thursday. The governor gave the hint at the Government House Port Harcourt where he swore-in four new commissioner to, in his explanation, further strengthen the machinery of government. Wike who also swore-in Chief Boma Dappa as the Caretaker Committee Chairman of Degema Local Government Area, said there would ...

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Saraki meets Bill Gate, Dangote over health financing

Saraki meets Bill Gate, Dangote over health financing

The President of the Senate Dr. Bukola Saraki, on Thursday, met with Microsoft Founder, Bill Gates and African Business Mogul, Alh. Aliko Dangote to proffer solutions to financing healthcare in Nigeria. Saraki who was accompanied by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Yakubu Dogara, had the breakfast with the business magnates and philanthropists at the Transcorp Hilton ...

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Breaking: Senate confirms Aishah Ahmad, Edward Adamu, Deputy Govns central bank

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Nigerian Senate on Thursday confirmed Mrs. Aishah Ahmad and Mr. Edward Lametek Adamu, Deputy Governors of Central Bank of Nigeria, newsmen report. During todays plenary Senator Rafiu Adebayo, brought the report of the committee on Banking, Insurance and other Financial Institutions for the confirmation of the nomination of the following persons for appointment as members of the Monetary Policy Committee ...

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