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Borno, EU open care facility for rape victims

Borno state’s First Lady, Nana Shettima, yesterday commissioned a Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) set up by the state government in collaboration with the European Union (EU) to provide care for rape victims in the state. The Centre, put in place under the EU-funded British Council programme, Managing Conflict in North-east (MCN), is said to […]

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DSS records harvest of high profile criminals

The Department of State Services (DSS) on Monday alerted Nigerians of the burst in high profile criminal cases, including the arrest of associates of notorious kidnap kingpin, Terwase Akwaza (aka Ghana). DSS said that the Dondo Orsaa, Terhile Mbaloha and Teryima Ihiambe (aka Clark) were apprehended at various locations within Katsina-Ala local government in Benue […]

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Petroleum workers suspend strike

By Yetunde Bada The National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers, NUPENG, has suspended its nationwide strike which began on April 2. The suspension followed the intervention of the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation( NNPC), Dr Maikanti Baru. According to Mr Ndu Ughamadu, NNPC group General Manager, Group Public Affairs […]

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Britain set to unveil Nigerian property owners

By Prudence Arobani The British Government, will release information about Nigerians, who own property in that country next year. Prof. Bolaji Owosanoye, Executive Secretary, Presidential Advisory Committee against Corruption, told News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in New York that negotiations on this had reached advanced stage. Owosanoye said the measure being taken by the governments […]

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Arik Air extends N16,000 fare till Easter

By Solomon Asowata Arik Air  has extended the validity of the ongoing N16, 000 promotional fare to cover the period of Easter. The special fare which enables an air traveller to buy a one-way ticket to any destination in Nigeria with N16, 000 was originally scheduled to end on March 31. The extension of the promo will afford […]

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Notorious armed robber killed in Enugu

By Maureen Ojinaka-Nwanosike The Enugu State Police Command has confirmed the death of a notorious armed robbery suspect, Chukwuemeka Ugwu, who operated in Enugu and Abakaliki, after gun duel. The Command’s Public Relations Officer, Mr Ebere Amaraizu, confirmed the death via a statement he issued on Thursday in Enugu. Amaraizu said that the unrepentant armed […]

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Terror Attacks: WhatsApp technology on int’l radar

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MTN loses 714,000 internet subscribers

By Florence Onuegbu/Lagos Nigeria’s telecommunications networks lost 1,275,573 internet users in February, with MTN losing  714,700 subscribers, the highest. The NCC made the disclosure in its internet subscribers’ data for February. The publication indicated that internet users on both Global System for Mobile communications (GSM) and Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) networks dropped from 91,304,755 […]

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Naira now sells at N400 to dollar

The Naira on Thursday was sold at N400 to a dollar at the parallel Market, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. The Nigerian currency gained N10 to close at N400, from N410 posted on Wednesday, while the Pound Sterling and the Euro traded at N500 and N430 respectively. At the Bureau De Change (BDC) […]

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Buratai: Why army is going to Sambisa

By Ali Inuwa/Maiduguri Lt.-Gen.Tukur Buratai, the Chief of Army Staff, says this year’s Nigerian Army Small Arms Championship will hold in Sambisa Forest to consolidate the army’s grip on the area. Buratai announced this while speaking with newsmen on the final arrangements for the event on Saturday in Maiduguri. “We have been in the North […]

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Court rules May 15 on AMCON takeover of Arik Air

By Sandra Umeh A Federal High Court in Lagos has fixed 15 May  for ruling on preliminary objections to the takeover of Arik Air Ltd by the Assets Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON). AMCON had on Feb. 8 announced that it had taken over Arik Air Ltd to “save it from collapse and in the best […]

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2,351 whistleblowers tip finance ministry

By Racheal Ishaya The Ministry of Finance, says it has so far received 2,351 tips from whistleblowers bordering on cases of embezzlement of government funds, looting of assets and contract inflation, among others. In a statement signed by Mr Festus Akanbi, the Special Adviser, Media to the Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun said the […]

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NNPC busts Wagbatsoma of Ontario Oil, AITEO over $184m fraud

Walter Wagbatsoma’s company Ontario Oil and Gas Limited is in the news, for worse again, busted along with two other firms by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, for product under-deliveries valued at $184million. Other companies that committed the infraction were AITEO Energy Resource Limited, owned by billionaire Benedict Peters and Taleveras Group of Companies, […]

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‘Why Nigerians want Atiku to be president’

Abdulrahman Sade is a political activist and youth leader. In this interview with AWAAL GATA, he gives his views on the ‘State of the Nation’ and former Vice-President Atiku Abukakar’s strategies to run for president in 2019, among other issues What is your thought on the present state of Nigeria’s economy I sympathise a lot […]

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Ondo 2016: Voters accreditation amidst tension

Tension  gripped residents on Saturday as the voting and accreditation process commenced in the Ondo governorship election. The tension was caused by the spate of violence that heralded the process, especially the violent clash in Owo on Thursday. All Progressives Congress (APC) lost a chieftain, Mr. Afolabi Olaposi, in the violence. Accreditation and voting process […]

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13-year-old impregnates teacher

A 13-year-old pupil has impregnated his teacher after having a sexual relationship with her for nine months. The teacher Alexandria Vera is likely to be sentenced after she admitted having aggravated sexual assault on the boy. Police in Houston had arrested her on child sex abuse charges. She handed herself to Montgomery County police station […]