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55,000 litres of petrol intercepted by Custom at Seme border

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Seme Border Command, intercepted 2,200 jerry cans of smuggled of petrol with a Duty Paid Value (DPV) worth over N10 million between Dec. 1, 2017, and date. The Area Controller, Comptroller Mohammed Aliyu, disclosed this on Monday through the command’s Chief Public Relations Officer (PRO), Mr Taupyen Selchang. The controller in a statement by the ... Read More »

77.5m Nigerians engage in economic activities — NBS

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) says 77.55 million people are engaged in economic activities out of a labour force of 85.08 million in the third quarter of 2017. The NBS disclosed this in a “Labour Force Statistics Volume 2: Employment by Sector report for Third Quarter of 2017’’ released by the bureau on Monday in Abuja. According to the bureau, the ... Read More »

Court orders CBN, 3 other banks to disclose ABU’s credit balance

The National Industrial Court, Abuja, ordered four banks to within 14 days disclose the balance standing of all accounts operated by the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria. The listed banks are: Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), First Bank Nigeria Plc, Fidelity Bank Plc, and ABU Microfinance Bank (Main and Kongo Campuses). The judge, Justice Rakiya Haastrup, made the order while ... Read More »

Petrol queues return despite NNPC’s sufficiency claims

Consumers of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) also known as petrol in Lagos and Abuja, saw the return of long queues at filling stations at the weekend. This is despite assurance from the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) that it has enough products to bring the nation to normalcy in the supply of petrol. A visit to some filling stations in ... Read More »

No more hiding place for criminals in Ikorodu – Ambode

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Monday commissioned a new Police Mobile Force (PMF) Squadron Base 63 in Igbogbo-Baiyeku area of Ikorodu, with a declaration that the criminal elements hitherto hibernating in the axis would no longer have a place to hide. Speaking at the event which was well-attended by traditional rulers, community chiefs, political and religious leaders as ... Read More »

33 Niger Republic citizens found among Libya returnees in Yobe

Yobe State government on Saturday, January 20 received 216 returnees from Libya out of which 33 were citizens of the Republic of Niger. Commissioner of Justice in the state, Ahmed Mustapha, told journalists while dispatching the returnees to their various Local Government Areas, that after security checks, it was discovered that 33 of the returnees were foreigners while some others ... Read More »

Winter Olympics: Saraki celebrates Nigerian Bobsledding Team

Ahead of the 2018 Winter Olympics, scheduled to hold in PyeongChang, South Korea, Bukola Saraki, president of the Senate, has thrown his weight behind Nigeria’s female bobsledding team who are set to make history as the first African team to compete in the sport at the winter olympics. In a tweet on his personal Twitter handle, @BukolaSaraki, the president of ... Read More »

Man who caught his cheating wife could go to jail for 15 years

A husband caught his wife cheating, and now he’s facing up to 15 years in jail. Sean Donis’s wife, Nancy Donis, 38, said she was going to dinner. Donis stayed behind to watch their 5-year-old son. When he couldn’t find his iPad, he turned on the Find My iPhone app to locate it. The software showed the electronic device moving ... Read More »

George Weah sworn in as President

GEORGE Weah, Former international football star, has been sworn in as president of Liberia, the first peaceful democratic transfer of power in the West African country in more than seven decades. Weah won 61.5 percent of the votes in December’s election run-off, beating outgoing vice president Joseph Boakai who garnered 38.5 percent of the ballot. Voter turnout was 55.8 percent, ... Read More »

Buhari lacks physical, intellectual capacity to govern – Na’Abba

A former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Alhaji Umar Gali Na’Abba, has said President Muhammadu Buhari lacks the physical and intellectual capacity to govern Nigeria. Na’Abba said this when reporters contacted him to confirm comments attributed to him concerning calls on the President to seek a second term. He told one of the correspondents over the telephone in Abuja, ... Read More »