Friday, April 5, 2019

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    Two Kano pilgrims die in Saudi Arabia

Two Kano pilgrims die in Saudi Arabia

Two pilgrims from Kano state have died during the 2017 hajj in Saudi Arabia, the state pilgrims welfare board said.Nuhu Badamasi, the board's public relations officer, said on Thursday that the deceased who were males died in Makkah after performing their Hajj rites."The two pilgrims who lost their lives during this year’s Hajj died in Makkah after they performed the [...]

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    Nigeria protests ‘disturbing’ killing of its citizens in South Africa

Nigeria protests ‘disturbing’ killing of its citizens in South Africa

The Nigerian mission in South Africa says it has protested the killing of Nigerians to the government of that country.Two Nigerians were recently killed by the South African police for allegedly being in possession of drugs.On August 30, Kingsley Ikeri, from Imo state, was allegedly killed by the police at Vryheid town, in KwaZulu Natal province while being interrogated for [...]

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    Thousands of Nigerian children at risk of deportation from US

Thousands of Nigerian children at risk of deportation from US

Thousands of Nigerian children in the US face possible deportation following the repealing of the deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA) policy by the country's president Donald Trump.DACA is an American immigration policy set up by the Barack Obama administration in 2012. It has protected nearly 800,000 young undocumented immigrants brought to the US as children.Thousands of Nigerian children immigrants [...]

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    Ex-Super Eagles player Sodje, brothers fingered in £80k fraud in UK

Ex-Super Eagles player Sodje, brothers fingered in £80k fraud in UK

Three UK-based Nigerian footballer brothers — Sam, Efe and Akpo Sodje — have been accused of helping to launder proceeds from fraud to the tune of £80,000 in four different countries.They were allegedly involved in laundering the money gotten from a scam which targeted firms in Colombia, India, Italy and Abu Dhabi, Daily Mail reports.Sam and Efe, who played for Nigeria at international [...]

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    Online publishers elect new executive

Online publishers elect new executive

The Online Publishers Association of Nigeria (OPAN), an association of digital and internet publishers, has announced the election of a new executive.In a statement it issued on Tuesday, the association said the new executive will run its affairs for the next two years "following the lapse of the tenure of the past executive".It said OPAN members had, during their meeting [...]

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    Eagles must not underrate ‘strong’ Zambia in key WC qualifier, says Rohr

Eagles must not underrate ‘strong’ Zambia in key WC qualifier, says Rohr

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr says although the team is on the verge of qualifying for the World Cup, it cannot afford to underrate Zambia in its next match.Nigeria leads Group B of the African qualifying series for Russia 2018 with 10 points and will qualify for the mundial if they draw against Zambia in October.Speaking in Yaounde after the [...]

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    NCC: We never said mobile phone can cause cancer

NCC: We never said mobile phone can cause cancer

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has denied saying mobile phones can cause cancer.There have been reports that the commission made the statement during its stakeholder forum in Ado Ekiti, Ekiti state capital.Reacting through a statement, Omoniyi Ibietan, NCC's head of online media, described such reports as totally false.“To put the records straight, at the event, the commission's representative told the [...]

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    Buhari’s economic adviser cautious on exit from recession

Buhari’s economic adviser cautious on exit from recession

Adeyemi Dipeolu, special adviser to the president on economic matters, says despite the exit from recession, the nation's economic growth "remains fragile and vulnerable to policy slippages".The economy exited from its worst recession in 29 years on Tuesday.Dipeolu attributed the exit to growth in the nation's oil and non-oil sector, saying the growth in the oil sector rose by 1.64% as compared [...]

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    FG revokes concession of Lagos trade fair complex

FG revokes concession of Lagos trade fair complex

The national council on privatisation (NCP) has approved the immediate revocation of the concession of the Lagos International Trade Fair Complex.The concession of the Lagos trade fair complex to Aulic Nigeria Limited in 2008 had been criticised by various trade groups in the country.The council, chaired by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, also approved the commencement of the privatisation of the Afam [...]

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    Five children orphaned as cancer kills both parents

Five children orphaned as cancer kills both parents

Five Nigerian children based in England have lost their parents to bowel cancer.According to Daily Mail, Omena Ubiaro, father of the children between the ages of seven and 19 years, died on Monday morning - five weeks after Makeda, his wife, lost the battle to the disease.Ubiaro held on to life for three years after being diagnosed with Stage 4 bowel [...]

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    Nigeria held to 1-1 draw by Cameroon in second leg of WC qualifier

Nigeria held to 1-1 draw by Cameroon in second leg of WC qualifier

The Super Eagles were on Monday held to a 1-1 draw by the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon during their second leg World Cup qualifier in Yaounde.The first leg played last Friday in Uyo ended with Eagles trouncing the African champions 4-0.Moses Simon got on the score sheet for Nigeria in the 30th minute with a left-footed volley after a poor [...]

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    Pele: We’ll talk when Ronaldo has 1283 goals

Pele: We’ll talk when Ronaldo has 1283 goals

Brazilian football legend Pele has praised Cristiano Ronaldo for surpassing his international goals record but says the Portugal forward has a long way to go before matching him.Ronaldo surpassed Pele’s record for total goals scored for country during Portugal's 5-1 routing of the Faroe Islands in last week's World Cup qualifier.In an interview with Goal, Pele said Ronaldo's bicycle kick [...]

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    La Liga calls for probe of Man City’s summer spending

La Liga calls for probe of Man City’s summer spending

La Liga, Spain's football league, has asked Uefa to investigate Manchester City's summer of heavy spending in the transfer market.According to Sky Sports, the Spanish league says the club’s financial power "distorts European competitions" and “is irreparably harming the football industry".Javier Tebas, La Liga president, was said to have also urged Uefa to investigate whether Paris Saint-Germain breached Financial Fair Play rules.In [...]

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    Uwazuruike: Kanu being used to destroy Biafra… I know those funding him

Uwazuruike: Kanu being used to destroy Biafra… I know those funding him

Ralph Uwazuruike, founder of the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), says the federal government is using Nnamdi Kanu to destroy the struggle for Biafra.Speaking in the current edition of The Interview, Uwazuruike accused the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) leader of waging war against Biafra.He said it was regrettable that his efforts to achieve a [...]

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    28 Michael Okpara varsity professors face possible demotion

28 Michael Okpara varsity professors face possible demotion

The governing council of Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, in Umudike, Abia state, has been advised to demote 28 professors.The recommendation was made by a panel set up to examine the "challenges influencing quality of academic programmes" in the university. [...]

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    EFCC: Ibori fighting hard to stall confiscation of his assets

EFCC: Ibori fighting hard to stall confiscation of his assets

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says James Ibori, former governor of Delta state, is “fighting tooth and nail” to stall the confiscation of his assets in the United Kingdom.In 2012, a UK court convicted Ibori of money laundering, with most of his property in the country risking confiscation.  He, however, appealed the conviction.In the latest edition of its monthly media [...]

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Exchange Rates

April 01, 2019USDGBPEUR
INTERBANK306397354
LAGOS362475413
KANO361474413
PH361475412
ABUJA362476413
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