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Nigeria need to be restructured to remain a country, Obasanjo says

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has again stressed the need for restructuring in Nigeria, warning that the longer this is delayed, the worse it will turn out for the country. According to him, “my personal conviction is that, with the experience we have had operating the...

Police nab 69 kidnapping, robbery suspects in Adamawa

Onimisi Alao, Yola The Adamawa State Police Command has nabbed 69 people suspected to have been involved in kidnapping, armed robbery, homicide and violence in parts of the state. They include 19 suspected kidnappers, 25 suspected Shila Boys, six charged for criminal intimidation and extortion, and...

How Nigerian girls are sold into slavery in Lebanon, others – Tour operators President Bilikisu Abdul

Okorie UGURU People with good conscience around the world were alarmed last week with a message a Lebanese named Wael Jerro posted on his Facebook wall, offering a Nigerian girl for sale. The worth of the Nigerian girl, who Jerro described as “very active and...

Reps summon Oil and Gas free Zone Authority over unaudited accounts

The House of Representatives has summoned the Management of Oil and Gas free Zone Authority over it’s refusal  to submit audited accounts to the Auditor General of the Federation at the appropriate time. The House  Committee on Public Accounts made this resolution Thursday  when the...

Court case of 47 Nigerian men charged under homosexuality law delayed again

Libby George LAGOS, Feb 5 (Reuters) - A closely-watched trial of 47 Nigerian men charged with public displays of affection with members of the same sex, seen as a test of a law criminalising homosexuality, was delayed for a third time on Wednesday after a...

BREAKING: Nigeria immigration cops detains nine ladies over human trafficking suspicion

The Murtala Muhammed International Airport ( MMIA) Command of Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) on Wednesday denied another batch of nine females boarding at the airport over suspicion of alleged human trafficking. The nine females were heading for Dubai and Lebanon in the Middle East. Lagos Airport...

What happened to the internet in the last few weeks and what could we have done to prevent it?

In an age where internet connectivity is the bedrock for day to day activities such as banking, access to social and government services, have we considered what will happen if our internet connection suddenly goes down? This recently happened across West Africa last week...

Nigeria and the Oxford English Dictionary ‘rub minds’

Angela Ukomadu, Paul Carsten LAGOS/ABUJA, Jan 28 (Reuters) - Ask a Nigerian what corrupt politicians do with public funds and he or she may say, “They chop it.” The Oxford English Dictionary agrees. Hailing from the streets of Nigeria, “to chop” - meaning to illicitly make...

Immigration intercepts 42 bags of smuggled foreign rice

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) says it has intercepted 42 bags of foreign rice at Kankara axis of Katisna State. The NIS Public Relations Officer, Sunday James, who disclosed this in a statement made available to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), on Saturday in Abuja,...

Amotekun: National Youth Council appeals to FG to listen to south west leaders

The National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) has appealed to the Federal Government to rescind its declaration that Amotekun is illegal in the overall benefit of the country. Operation Amotekun is a new security outfit inaugurated by six states in the South-west on Jan.9. Mr Bestman...
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