Tuesday, April 25, 2017

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    PDP senator forfeits Lagos skyscraper to EFCC

PDP senator forfeits Lagos skyscraper to EFCC

Peter Nwaoboshi, a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) senator representing Delta north senatorial district, lost temporarily his 12-storey building at 27 Marine Road Apapa to the federal government.The forfeiture order was given by Abdulaziz Anka, a judge at the federal high court in Lagos.The court order was sequel to an application filed before the court by the Economic and Financial Crimes [...]

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    Youth attack Aregbesola’s aide, threaten to bar govt officials from Adeleke’s burial

Youth attack Aregbesola’s aide, threaten to bar govt officials from Adeleke’s burial

Some youth in Ede, Osun state, mobbed Idiat Babalola, a senior special adviser to Rauf Aregbesola, governor of Osun state, on Monday.Babalola had visited the town to attend the burial of Isiaka Adeleke, senator representing Osun west.It took the intervention of policemen to ferry her out of the residence.The aggrieved individuals also threatened to prevent state government officials from attending [...]

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    Police accuse Ikorodu traditional rulers of conspiring with militants

Police accuse Ikorodu traditional rulers of conspiring with militants

Disturbed by the worsening cases of violence in Ikorodu area of Lagos, the police have accused traditional rulers and chiefs in the area of collaborating withsuspected criminals to unleash terror on residents.Robbery, kidnapping have been on the increase in the area in recent times.Two weeks ago, an army captain, four policemen and some residents were killed during a gun battle [...]

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    Troops uncover large cache of arms in Southern Kaduna

Troops uncover large cache of arms in Southern Kaduna

Nigerian troops on Saturday recovered a large cache of arms in Southern Kaduna, Sani Usman, army spokesperson, has said.The discovery is coming three days after the army launched a special operation, "Harbin Kunama II," to flush out armed bandits from the area.'Harbin Kunama' was launched in Kaura local government area of the state on April 19.According to Usman, the arms and ammunition [...]

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    Journalists attacked by angry youths at Adeleke’s house

Journalists attacked by angry youths at Adeleke’s house

Angry youths at the residence of late senator Isiaka Adeleke in Ede, Osun state, on Sunday attacked Tope Alabi, a correspondent of the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA).Adeleke died in the early hours of Sunday at a private hospital in Osogbo after succumbing to a protracted ailment.The late politician popularly called "Serubawon" was aged 62.The NTA reporter, who was at the [...]

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    Nigerian pleads guilty to $500k wire fraud in the US

Nigerian pleads guilty to $500k wire fraud in the US

A United States federal court has convicted Wiseman Oputa, a Nigerian, for stealing at least $500,000 through wire fraud and internet scams.The US attorney’s office of the southern district of Texas announced that the court convicted Oputa on a one-count charge of wire fraud.The 25-year-old pleaded guilty to opening a number of bank accounts in the area surrounding Houston, using [...]

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    Pope Francis slams Europe over refusal to accept new migrants

Pope Francis slams Europe over refusal to accept new migrants

Pope Francis has criticised Europe's refusal to let in new migrants, describing it as “suicide”.The pontiff said this in his address to a group of refugees airlifted out of Lebanon under a Christian-sponsored “humanitarian corridors” project after a special service on Tiber Island in central Rome.“This is called suicide”, he said on Saturday.He praised the “generosity of people in migrant [...]

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    History will not forget you, Buratai tells troops in north-east

History will not forget you, Buratai tells troops in north-east

Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, has urged troops in the north east to remain steadfast in prosecuting the counter insurgency as history would not forget them.Sani Usman, army spokesperson, in a statement on Sunday, quoted Buratai as making the comment during a visit to troops at Pulka and Gwoza in Borno.Usman said the visit was to assess troops in [...]

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    NCC: The future lies in ICT — but Nigeria yet to fully embrace it

NCC: The future lies in ICT — but Nigeria yet to fully embrace it

Umar Danbatta, vice chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), says Nigeria is yet to fully embrace the information and communication technology (ICT) revolution.Danbatta made this known during the 8th edition of beacon of information and communication technology (BoICT) lecture and awards in Lagos.Represented by Sunday Dare, commissioner, stakeholders management, NCC, he said that the ICT revolution had no barriers or frontiers."Nigeria, [...]

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    Kendrick Lamar outperforms Drake, scores biggest debut of 2017

Kendrick Lamar outperforms Drake, scores biggest debut of 2017

Kendrick Lamar has pulled off the biggest US album debut this year with 'DAMN.' overtaking Drake’s 'More Life' mixtape which had earlier held the crown for the year.'DAMN' is an introspective work of hip-hop storytelling that features Rihanna and U2.  [...]

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    WHO: 325 million people living with hepatitis — and most lack access to treatment

WHO: 325 million people living with hepatitis — and most lack access to treatment

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says that a vast majority of the estimated 325 million people living with chronic hepatitis B virus or hepatitis C virus infection lack access to life-saving testing and treatment.60 million out of that figure are said to be Africans.WHO, in the new report, said the lack of access to testing and treatment for hepatitis placed [...]

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    Detained nursing mother filled with joy as Oyo-Ita pays her hospital bills

Detained nursing mother filled with joy as Oyo-Ita pays her hospital bills

Winifred Oyo-Ita, head of civil service of the federation, on Saturday paid N700,000 as hospital bill for a 22-year-old orphan and nursing mother, who was being detained at the hospital.Oyo-Ita came in contact with Blessing Clement, who could not pay her maternity bills, while visiting the couple that gave birth to quintuplets at the National Hospital, Abuja.  [...]

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    ‘Nigerian workers deserve N96,000 minimum wage’

‘Nigerian workers deserve N96,000 minimum wage’

John Gimbason, northern coordinator of United Labour Congress (ULC), has reiterated the union’s demand for N96,000 minimum wage for workers in the country.He made the call during the inauguration of the union's state executive council in Kaduna on Saturday.The former Kaduna state chairman of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) said the proposal was realistic “considering the current inflation in the [...]

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    Iheanacho: I’ll continue to fight for regular spot in Man City

Iheanacho: I’ll continue to fight for regular spot in Man City

Manchester City striker Kelechi Iheanacho says he is ready to fight for his place in the team, amid competition from Gabriel Jesus and Sergio Aguero.The 20-year-old Nigeria international has scored seven goals this season but has found first-team chances harder to come by than during his debut campaign.In spite of only five English Premier League starts this season, Iheanacho welcomes [...]

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    Police inspector shot dead in Anambra

Police inspector shot dead in Anambra

Two armed men on Saturday shot dead a police inspector in Ogidi, near Onitsha in Anambra, police authorities have confirmed.Hassan Musa, divisional police officer, Ogidi police station, confirmed the incident to NAN.Musa said that the hoodlums, who operated with a motorcycle, collected the AK47 rifle the deceased was carrying.He said that the incident occurred at about 2.45 pm at a [...]

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    PVC distribution to begin April 29 in Lagos, says INEC

PVC distribution to begin April 29 in Lagos, says INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) will begin distribution of permanent voter cards (PVCs) in Lagos state on April 29, the spokesperson of the electoral body in the state, Femi Akinbiyi, said on Saturday.Akinbiyi said that the step was important, especially in preparation for the July 22 local government elections in the state.He said: "INEC will as from Saturday, April [...]

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April 24, 2017USDGBPEUR
INTERBANK310.33397.81337.26
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KANO385489410
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