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Edo man wins N20m Nigerian lottery


An engineer from Edo State, Mr Sidney Osahon, 35, who won the ‘Give ‘n’ Take N20m National Jackpot Bonanza, said his landlady almost ejected his family hours before he won the lottery. Osahon, who disclosed this at a news briefing organised by Give `n` Take National Lottery in Abuja, said he was threatened by his landlady on his way to claim ...

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Nigerian-owned guest houses burnt in South Africa

South Africa

The Nigerian Union in South Africa says six guest houses owned by their members were burnt during attacks against Nigerians in Rustenburg, North West Province of South Africa. The Chairman of the union in the province, Mr. Paul Nwanedo, told the News Agency of Nigeria on the telephone from Rustenburg, on Thursday that the attackers beat a woman and her ...

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FG approves independent power supply to Abuja airport

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The Federal Executive Council on Wednesday approved the contract for the provision of independent power supply (at N61 per kilowatt/hour) to the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja. The Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika, disclosed this to State House correspondents at the end of the council’s first meeting of the year presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the ...

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Stocks gain N517bn in one day, 60 firms soar

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The Nigerian stock market appreciated by N517bn on Wednesday as the Nigerian Stock Exchange All- Share Index gained 3.6 per cent to settle at 41.816.11 basis points. A total of 60 stocks appreciated as the year-to-date return expanded to 9.3 per cent. The NSE market capitalisation rose to N14.88tn from N14.363tn. Similar to prior sessions, performance was buoyed by a ...

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Aero Contractors Limited concludes Nigeria’s first C-check on aircraft in 14 years

Air Botswana

Aero Contractors Limited on Thursday completed a C-check on a Boeing 737 aircraft from its recently approved Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul facility at the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos, followed by a test flight. The airline noted that the maintenance check on one of the planes in its fleet was the first time a C-check would be carried out on a ...

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The Wedding Party 2: N312 Million made In Just 18 Days At The Cinemas


Media personality and film producer, Mo Abudu revealed that the “Wedding party 2” has raked in over N300 million in just 18days at the cinemas. She took to her instagram page to reveal the news, she wrote: “What a glorious and magnificent kick off to the new year!!! We are now at N312m after just 18 days in the box ...

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Boko Haram abducts 31 people in Borno


At least 31 loggers are believed to have been abducted by Boko Haram jihadists after they went missing in Borno, security sources said Wednesday. The alleged kidnapping took place just days after 30 troops vanished following a raid on a military base in the same region amid a surge in bloody violence. “All 31 have not been seen since yesterday ...

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NYSC to stop posting of corps members to Delta communities


The National Youth Service Corps has put an end to the posting of corps members to the Udu and Warri South-West Local Government Areas of Delta State. The NYSC Co-ordinator in the state, Mr. Benjamin Ayodele, who disclosed this, said the decision was due to the lingering boundary dispute between Aladja community in Udu LGA and Ogbe-Ijoh community in Warri ...

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NLC, SERAP, CSOs clash over Dangote’s refinery


The Nigeria Labour Congress again on Friday berated the Federal Government over the fuel scarcity in the country, saying government’s energy policy was defective. Also on Friday, the NLC and civil society organisations were divided over Dangote Refinery, which will begin operations at the end of 2018. The NLC, which spoke through its Secretary-General, Dr. Peter Ozo-Eson, warned the Federal ...

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George Weah is Liberia’s new elected president

George Weah

Ex-football superstar George Weah was announced the winner on Thursday of Liberia’s presidential run-off, beating Vice President Joseph Boakai in the first democratic transfer of power in decades following two devastating civil wars. Weah is set to replace incumbent Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who took over at the helm of Africa’s oldest republic in 2006. The National Election Commission (NEC) said ...

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African Youth Parliament awards Adeleke University


The African Youth Parliament has declared Adeleke University, Ede in Osun State as the best private university in Africa for year 2017. The Leader of the AYP, Fred Kweku , who is from Cote ‘d Ivoire, led other executives of the body to present the award to the university in Ede on Monday.  The AYP is made up of youths ...

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U.S. warns Liberian citizens of possible violence

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The U.S. government, through its embassy in Monrovia, has warned of possible violence before or after Tuesday’s presidential run-off elections in Liberia. In a statement on Sunday, the embassy warned American citizens resident in or travelling to Liberia that criminal elements could take advantage of a large political or social gathering to attack participants or others nearby. “Even intended to ...

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Boko Haram was paid €3m for the release of Chibok girls — Report


The Federal Government paid €3m for the release of some Chibok schoolgirls who were in Boko Haram custody, according to Wall Street Journal. In 2014, Boko Haram insurgents had kidnapped 276 girls from Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok in Borno state. Of the 276, 163 are now free: 57 fled in the early days after their abduction, three escaped later, and ...

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Senate faults 2018 budget


Members of the Senate at the plenary today took turns to criticise the 2018 Appropriation Bill presented to the National Assembly by President Muhammadu Buhari as badly prepared. The lawmakers took turns to accused the Executive of not showing the seriousness the budget proposal deserves. Most of them raised issues with the alleged lackadaisical attitude of heads of ministries, departments, ...

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ACTN, analysts attack CBN’s naira intervention

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Members of the Association of Corporate Treasurers of Nigeria and financial market analysts have urged the Central Bank of Nigeria to allow the forces of market to dictate and stabilise the naira. They also called on the apex bank to cease its intervention in the forex market.  The stakeholders said this at the ACTN Breakfast Meeting themed, ‘2017 Economic Review ...

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Buhari @ 75


Happy Birthday   Muhammadu Buhari GCFR (born 17 December 1942) is the President of Nigeria, in office since 2015. He is a retired major general in the Nigerian Army and previously served as the nation’s head of state from 31 December 1983 to 27 August 1985, after taking power in a military coup d’état. Buhari is a successful politician in Nigeria. He has taken up various political appointment and offices, and ...

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We can’t talk about Buhari, Atiku travel ban – US


The United States Government has explained why it will not deny or confirm an allegation by a former vice president,  Atiku Abubakar,  that President Muhammadu Buhari was barred from entering the US for 15 years. Speaking through the Department of State, the American government also said it would not discuss the reasons Atiku is being denied entry into the US. ...

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If we end SARS, crime rate will increase — Police


The Special Anti-Robbery Squad is a specialised unit of the Force that deals with armed robbery, kidnapping, cattle rustling, car snatching and the like; any crime involving use of firearms. Like in Numan, Adamawa State where militia are attacking people, the SARS had been deployed along with other units of the Force. To be in SARS, first, you must be ...

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