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Customs suspends vehicle duty policy

Comptroller-General-of-Nigeria Customs Service Hameed-Ali

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has suspended  the implementation of its policy for duty payments on old vehicles, in order to resolve issues with the Senate Committee on Customs. The Acting Public Relations Officer of the NCS, Mr Joseph Attah, said this on Wednesday in Abuja. Attah said in a statement, that …

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Call The Police to Order – David Umem, Founder Land of hope/ACAEDF

Anja Ringgren Lovén‎ -David Emmanuel Umem

A PASSIONATE APPEAL TO HIS EXCELLENCY GOVERNOR UDOM EMMANUEL ON THE HARRASSMENT OF INNOCENT CITIZENS OF EKET LOCAL GOVERNMENT BY THE NIGERIAN POLICE. As someone no less imbued with or committed than yourself to the democratic ideals for our beloved country, I write in reference to the recent Police brutality …

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Pastor Suleman Used Concoction To Remove My Pregnancy, Stephanie Otobo Petitions Police

Apostle Johnson Suleman

Apostle Suleman Johnson used an illegal concoction to abort Stephanie Otobo’s pregnancy in 2015, she has alleged. In a petition sent to the Commissioner of Police of Lagos State yesterday, Ms. Otobo said she became pregnant for the pastor after they spent three days together in Napoli, Italy where he …

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Rivers rerun: 23 INEC staff in court for trial

INEC

The federal government on Tuesday presented 23 staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, for arraignment for alleged misconduct during the December 10, 2016 parliamentary rerun election in Rivers State. The election for state and federal lawmakers was marred by violence and resulted in the death of at least …

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Saudi varsity to dismiss female students for cutting hair

Saudi varsity to dismiss female students on low cut

A Saudi university on Tuesday sent a warning to its female students of immediate dismissal for imitating men in haircuts and outfits, a media report said on Tuesday. The Imam Mohammed bin Saud Islamic University in Riyadh sent the warning messages, while the decision will be enforced staring April. The …

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Brexit: Parliament gives approval

Brexit

The British Parliament has passed a bill that will allow Prime Minister Theresa May to start talks to leave the European Union popularly known as Brexit. The Queen will now sign it into law, clearing the way for May to trigger Article 50, beginning the process by which Britain will …

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Official: MAPOLY now MAUST

MAPOLY

Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun state  on Monday signed the bill to upgrade the state-owned Moshood Abiola Polytechnic (MAPOLY) in Abeokuta to Moshood Abiola University of Science and Technology, (MAUST). Also signed into law was the bill to establish the Ogun State Polytechnic, Ipokia in Yewa area of the state. Amosun …

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President Buhari directs Osinbajo to head delegation on Niger Delta crisis

Buhari directs Osinbajo to head delegation on Niger Delta crisis

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed Vice President Yemi Osinbajo to head a special presidential delegation charged with the task of resolving the crisis in the Niger Delta region. The Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta Affairs, Paul Boroh, disclosed this to journalists on Monday in Abuja. Mr. Boroh …

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Malabu Scandal: Court ruling on Shell, Eni’s bid to take over OPL 245 stalled

eni-petrol-station

Ruling on two applications seeking the return of OPL 245 to two multinational oil companies, Shell and ENI, has again been adjourned, following a fresh application on the matter. The oil firms, through their Nigerian subsidiaries, had challenged the propriety of the Nigerian government withdrawing the oil block from them, …

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JAMB: UTME forms out 20 March

JAMB

The Joint Admission and Matriculations Board (JAMB) will begin the sale of the 2017 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination ,UTME forms on March 20. Dr Fabian Benjamin, JAMB’s Head of Public Relations, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Bwari, that the date was fixed following an agreement …

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Court orders arrest of five Imo commissioners, directors

A Federal High Court sitting in Owerri has ordered the arrest of five Imo State Government officials for contempt of court. The affected officials are Josephine Udoji, Commissioner for Works and Transport, Lawrence Eburuoh, the Commissioner for Lands, Survey, and Urban Planning and Chibuzor Iwuagwu, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Works. …

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Forex abuse: CBN deploy mystery shoppers to commercial banks

CBN

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has deployed mystery shoppers to commercial banks to guard against foreign exchange abuse by the lenders. The CBN, Fidelity Bank Plc Managing Director Nnamdi Okonkwo said yesterday, is particular about ensuring that banks disburse funds meant for Business Travel Allowances (BTAs) and Personal Travel …

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Ghost hunters at work

olatunji-Dare

Two pictures published on the front page of this newspaper last Friday and reproduced below capture as grimly and hauntingly as anything that has gone before the thoughtlessness, the utter lack of empathy that has become ingrained in the drive to root out “ghost workers” from the public sector payroll. …

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LeadCity University student sentenced to death

Moshood Owolabi

A 200-level student of Lead City University, Ibadan, Moshood Owolabi, is to die by hanging for stabbing his fellow student to death. Delivering judgment on Wednesday, Justice Adegboye Gbolagunte of an Ibadan High Court sentenced Mr. Owolabi to death by hanging for causing the death of one Seun Kolawole, two …

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Ethiopian Airline commences flight to Kaduna Airport

Kaduna Airport

Kaduna Airport: One hundred and ten passengers, Wednesday, landed and took off from Kaduna International Airport with Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 787 flight at 11:30am Nigerian Time. Ethiopian Airline Boeing 787 landed in Kaduna International Airport with 50 passengers from Addis Ababa at 11.30am and took off with 60 passengers to …

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