Sunday, February 16, 2020

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    Gunmen abduct permanent secretary in Nasarawa

Gunmen abduct permanent secretary in Nasarawa

Jibrin Giza, permanent secretary of the ministry of works in Nasarawa state, has been kidnapped. Bola Longe, commissioner of police in the state, confirmed this to NAN in Lafia, the state capital, on Sunday. He said the gunmen broke into Giza's residence at Shabu, a suburb of Lafia, around 12:40am on Sunday. He said the divisional police officer in the area had already mobilised [...]

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    How Buratai’s convoy ‘rescued stranded passengers’ in Borno

How Buratai’s convoy ‘rescued stranded passengers’ in Borno

Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, on Friday ordered his convoy to evacuate some passengers whose vehicle broke down along Maiduguri-Damboa road in Borno state. The road, which links Damboa, Biu, Chibok and neighboring states, was recently reopened by the Nigerian Army after over a year of closure due to activities of insurgents. Buratai, who was on the route on Friday, reportedly [...]

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    UNIPORT expels eight students over ‘plagiarism, exam malpractice’

UNIPORT expels eight students over ‘plagiarism, exam malpractice’

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    Lagos-bound UK passengers accuse British Airways of treating them as slaves in Abuja

Lagos-bound UK passengers accuse British Airways of treating them as slaves in Abuja

Some passengers of a British Airways flight from London to Lagos have accused the airline of abandoning them in Abuja. Speaking with NAN on Thursday, the passengers said the airline made no arrangement for them after landing in Abuja on Wednesday, as against their destination, Lagos. Although the passengers acknowledged that the weather condition is a valid reason for redirecting landing operations [...]

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    Monarchs stage walkout as IGP meets with south-east governors

Monarchs stage walkout as IGP meets with south-east governors

Some traditional rulers in the south-east walked out of a meeting Mohammed Adamu, inspector-general of police (IGP), held with governors of the south-east in Enugu on Wednesday. The governors who attended the meeting are Okezie Ikpeazu (Abia), David Umahi (Ebonyi), Willie Obiano (Anambra) and the host, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu. Hope Uzodinma, governor of Imo state, was represented by Placid Njoku, his deputy. Also [...]

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    Yahaya Bello suspends KSU VC, poly rector over non-compliance with TSA

Yahaya Bello suspends KSU VC, poly rector over non-compliance with TSA

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    Buhari: I won’t interfere in dispute between Ganduje and Sanusi

Buhari: I won’t interfere in dispute between Ganduje and Sanusi

President Muhammadu Buhari says the Nigerian constitution bars him from interfering in the dispute between Abdullahi Ganduje and Muhammadu Sanusi II, emir of Kano. There have been calls for the president to wade into the dispute. On Thursday, Yunusa Danyay, emir of Ningi, pleaded with Buhari to save the traditional institution in the north from being destroyed by urgently intervening in [...]

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    17,000 malpractice cases recorded as NECO releases 2019 Nov/Dec results

17,000 malpractice cases recorded as NECO releases 2019 Nov/Dec results

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    NAMA issues 30-day notice to debtor airlines, airports

NAMA issues 30-day notice to debtor airlines, airports

The Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) has given a 30-day final demand notice to debtor airlines, both private and state-owned, to settle all debts owed to the agency. NAN reports that Khalid Emele, the agency’s general manager for public affairs, issued the ultimatum in a statement released on Sunday. Emele said the agency would not hesitate to withdraw its services to any [...]

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    Married woman paid N30k to act porn commits suicide

Married woman paid N30k to act porn commits suicide

A married woman who got N30,000 for acting a pornographic video which went viral in Jos, Plateau state, has committed suicide. According to NAN, the video which was uploaded on the internet weeks ago showed some young girls and married women engaging in sexual acts. It was gathered that a man identified as Emeka, who resides at the Rayfield area of Jos, took the [...]

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    Lagos raises N100bn infrastructure bond

Lagos raises N100bn infrastructure bond

The Lagos state government says it has raised a N100 billion series III bond under its N500 billion bond issuance programme. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the state governor, said the proceeds from the bond will be used to execute key infrastructure projects. Sanwo-Olu said that the signing was Lagos State’s third bond programme; as the state had previously issued bonds under N107.5 billion and [...]

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    Profit taking: NSE market capitalisation drops below N15trn mark

Profit taking: NSE market capitalisation drops below N15trn mark

The market capitalisation of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) dropped below the N15 trillion mark due to persistent profit-taking. The market capitalisation, which opened at N15.132 trillion, shed N138 billion to close at N14.994 trillion. Also, the all-share index decreased by 267.73 points, representing a loss of 0.91% to close at 29,110.90 against 29,378.63 on Tuesday. The downturn was impacted by losses recorded [...]

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    Ortom: How I was rescued when herdsmen attacked me at the farm

Ortom: How I was rescued when herdsmen attacked me at the farm

Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue state, on Monday said he was attacked by suspected herdsmen while at his farm located along Makurdi-Naka road in Makurdi, Benue state capital, last week. During an interactive session with reporters in Makurdi, Ortom said he would not bow to the attempt to intimidate him for speaking up for his people. He also reiterated his call for [...]

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    Woman ‘stabs husband to death’ in Katsina

Woman ‘stabs husband to death’ in Katsina

Rabi Shamsudden, a 19-year-old wife, has reportedly stabbed Shamsuddeen Salisu, her husband, to death in Katsina state. According to NAN, the incident occurred at Malumfashi local government area of the state. Speaking with reporters, Gambo Isah, spokesman of the police in the state, said Rabi reportedly stabbed her husband at 4am in Danjanku-Tasha village. "The shout for help by Salisu attracted neighbours. When [...]

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    Visa ban will affect vulnerable Nigerians, FG tells US

Visa ban will affect vulnerable Nigerians, FG tells US

The federal government says the speculated plan by the US to add Nigeria to its existing list of visa travel ban countries is ill conceived. Lai Mohammed, minister of information, said this on Monday in London during an interview session with Reuters. The minister is in London to officially engage with international media and other think tank. Mohammed said although the report is [...]

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    ‘We need money for quality movies’ — filmmakers task FG on loans

‘We need money for quality movies’ — filmmakers task FG on loans

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