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4 sick Nigerians, 134 others rescued from Libya

The death toll is expected to rise after at least 123 were initially reported be burnt alive and dozens of others injured after an oil tanker caught fire and exploded near Bahawalpur in Pakistan's Punjab province. Victims were said to be scooping fuel when oil tanker, which had overturned after skidding off a national highway in Ahmed Pur Sharqia exploded and burst into flames. The injured were moved to Bahawalpur Victoria Hospital and other health facilities in an incident where many vehicles and motorcycles were burnt.

About 138 Nigerians on Tuesday voluntarily returned to the country from Libya with the help of the International Organisation for Migration. The returnees, who were received by the officials of the National Emergency Management Agency with the help of other agencies, were said to have been stranded in Libya following failed attempts to cross over to Europe. They arrived at ...

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Rock legend, Tom Petty, dies at 66

Tom Petty

Tom Petty, the Southern-accented rocker whose classic melodies and dark storytelling created 40 years of hit songs, died Monday of cardiac arrest, his family said. He was 66. Petty, who sold 80 million records, passed away Monday evening surrounded by loved ones after a confusing day in which several media outlets reported and then retracted premature news of his death. ...

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Access Bank, Remita introduce salary advance scheme

Access Bank Plc

Customers and non customers of Access Bank Plc have been offered a unique platform that gives them access to loans against their next salary payment. In a statement on Tuesday, the lender said, “The Payday Advance from Access Bank, in collaboration with Remita does not require any collateral or guarantor, and enables customers to obtain a loan instantly without going ...

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Customs arrest smugglers disguised as mourners

Nigerian Custom

The Seme Area Command of the Nigeria Customs Service has announced the arrest of two men, Taofiq Oyewale and Segun Oyinola,  who allegedly disguised a smuggled L450 Jeep  with posters of a dead  person as though they were on a burial procession. While announcing the arrest in a statement on Tuesday, the Public Relations Officer of the command, Taupyen Selchang, ...

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Ex-NAF chief, Amosu, diverted N2.7bn, bought properties in UK – EFCC


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission said it had discovered two properties which a former Chief of Air Staff, Air Vice Marshall Adesola Amosu (retd.), illegally acquired in the United Kingdom with funds that he allegedly diverted from the coffers of the Nigerian Air Force. The anti-graft agency told the Federal High Court in Lagos on Tuesday that investigation by ...

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Barack, Michelle Obama celebrate 25th wedding anniversary


Former American President, Barack Obama and wife, Michelle, are celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary today, 3rd October, 2017. The former American first lady on the social media poured out her heart to her husband as she shares their wedding photo. She writes, “Happy 25th-anniversary @Barack Obama. A quarter of a century later, you’re still my best friend & the most ...

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