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Nigerian Navy

Nigerian Navy Seizes Large Barge of Stolen Crude

The Nigerian Navy said it has intercepted a large barge of carrying about 120,000 litres of stolen crude. The crude is suspected to have been stolen from different pipelines in Rivers State.
Nigerian Toddler

Boat Mishap: Nigerian Toddler Missing Off Libya Coast

According to reports, when the boat partially submerged, people began to panic. The devastated mother of the toddler said she was pushed into the water. The baby was lost in the process. Rescuers pulled 113 to safety. But survivors said the boat had set out from Libya with 130 on board.
Guterres

Guterres Confirmed As 9th UN Secretary General

67 year old former Portuguese Prime minister Antonio Guterres has been confirmed by UN General Assembly to become the 9th UN Secretary General. He replaces 72 year old Ban Ki Moon of Korea, who steps down in December after two terms.
Human rights

Senate Approves 3 Per Cent VAT For Northeast

Nigerian Senate has approved the allocation of three per cent of Value Added Tax (VAT) accruable to the Federal Government in the next 10...

Thunder Strikes 21 Cows To Death In Nasarawa

The bizarre occurrence happened in the early hours of Tuesday at Ashige area of Nasarawa state. The owner has been left devastated, after losing all he had. Meanwhile, a government representative has promised him (the owner) succor.
DSS

DSS TO Arraign Seven Judges Next Week

The Department of State Service (DSS) is set to begin arraignment of the seven judges arrested across the country over the last weekend in the coming week. The Agency is currently rounding up its investigations and awaiting NJC's position on the case.
Student

Student Commits Suicide Over ‘Poor Academic Performance’

The deceased reportedly confessed to have taken poisonous substance at the hospital. According to report, she had failed her promotion examination, which resulted to the act.
Ibrahim Abubakar

Ibrahim Abubakar Wins $100,000 Prize for Literature

Ibrahim Abubakar, author of Season of Crimson Blossoms has won the Nigeria Prize for Literature for 2016 worth $100,000. The NLNG sponsored advisory board of...

21 Chibok Girls Freed; FG Releases Names

As Nigerians keep basking in the euphoria of the released girls, the Federal Government, through the twitter handle of the Presidency's Office of Digital Engagement has released the names of the 21 girls released today. See full list...

Senate To Legalise Lobbying

The Nigerian Senate has commenced moves to legalise lobbying in Nigeria as the bill to register and regulate lobbying as a profession passed second reading. The bill is spearheaded by Senator Dino Melaye.
Fury

Fury Gives Up World Heavyweight Titles

Tyson Fury is no longer the world heavyweight champion. The Briton has vacated the titles citing health reasons. He was due to be stripped of his titles after cancelling two planned rematches this year against Ukrainian former champion Wladimir Klitschko.
President Buhari

President Buhari Leaves Nigeria For Germany Today

President Muhammadu Buhari is set to commence an official visit to Germany today. The visit will enable him extend talks on the bilateral relations between both countries in recent times. He is expected back in the country on Sunday.
Police Pension

Former Police Pension Boss Embezzled N24bn, Owns 22 houses –Witness

The EFCC witness told the court that Mr. Gadanya laundered the money into separate accounts in Skye Bank between 2008 and 2010. Justice Husseni Baba-Yusuf has adjourned the trial till Thursday (today) for continuation.
EFCC

EFCC Declares Goodie Ibru Wanted

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has declared one of the popular Ibru brothers, Goodie Ibru, wanted for various offences in a well circulated notice,
FAAN

FAAN Sacks And Demotes Directors, General Managers

Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria has sacked and demoted about 22 directors and general managers. This follows a report by the Presidential Committee to restructure the airport agency headed by the Head of Service, Winifred Oyo-Ita.

Shiites: Mobs Kill 4 Members, Police Reportedly Kill 9 In Procession

It was a procession which turned bloody. A member of the sect was killed in Sokoto. Nine others were reportedly killed by the Police in Katsina state. Three more lost their lives in Kaduna. The Kaduna State Government had on October 7 banned activities of the group.

Trump Is A Danger To The World – UN Chief

U.N. human rights chief, Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein, has said that Donald Trump will be a danger to the world if elected as US president.
Sttealing

Crime: Man To Serve 60 Days In Jail For Stealing Bricks

The 25-year-old, who was sentenced to two months in prison, stole bricks worth N60,000. However, the convict was given an option to pay N6, 000 as fine.
Ogun Govt

Ogun Lawmaker Urges Amosun To Sign Anti-land Grabbing Bill

Lawmakers in Ogun believe the bill would address problems confronting human rights protection in the state. They also say it would deal with incessant communal disputes among residents.

A Baby Now Sells For N20,000 In Eastern Nigeria

Few minutes after the harrowing birth of her baby, 16-yr old Maria was given 20,000 naira ($65.79) as her share of an adoption deal she knew nothing about.
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