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N40m worth of drugs intercepted by Navy

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Plans by a trans-border gang to export cannabis worth over N40 million through the nation’s waterways to other West African countries was, weekend, foiled by the Nigerian Navy, following the recovery of two fibre boats loaded with 100 bags of the substance. It was gathered that the suspects were heading towards Benin Republic, when they were accosted by Naval personnel …

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Two Nigerians beaten to pulp in South Africa

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Images of two Nigerians who were almost beaten to death by South Africans have surfaced online. The Nigerians were reportedly beaten to pulp at Kuruman, Northern Cape, according to Martin Ogbaje who shared the photos. He wrote on his Facebook wall, “May God save us in this country South Africa, two Nigeria guys almost murdered yesterday in Kuruman Northern Cape. …

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€88, 000 Internet Scam: EFCC nabs two

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 arraigned the duo of Ajani Isaac Adedotun, (a.k.a. Clara Williams and Lara Williams) and Adesina Segun Adedeji before Justice A.D. Oladimeji of the Osun State High Court sitting in Ede, on a 50-count charge bordering on conspiracy and obtaining money by false pretence. ucth medical director The petitioner …

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Nigerian pastor to remain in jail

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A Nigerian pastor based in Durban made his first appearance in the Port Elizabeth Magistrate’s Court on Friday on charges of human trafficking and sexual assault. The pastor was arrested at the Port Elizabeth Airport on Thursday. The controversial pastor also runs church branches in Port Elizabeth, Cape Town, Johannesburg and in Bloemfontein. The 58-year-old televangelist allegedly trafficked more than …

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Chibok girls update: Ezekwesili lambasts the federal government

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Former Minister of Education and Convener, Bring Back Our Girls group, Oby Ezekwesili, has accused the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government of being as insensitive to the plight of Nigerians as other administrations before it, saying his minsters need to be tutored. Ezekwesili was reacting to Minister of Defense, Mansur Dan Ali’s statement that it could take years to rescue the …

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Lai Mohammed exposes hiding spot of looters

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Following the effectiveness of the whistle blowing policy, the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammad, on Sunday said looters of public funds now bury money in cemeteries and in deep forests. In a statement by his media aide, Segun Adeyemi, Mohammed said the whistle-blower policy had led to the recovery of looted funds in many currencies that might not …

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Kemi Olunloyo finally granted bail by court

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A Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, yesterday granted bail to online blogger and daughter of the former governor of Oyo State, Kemi Omololu-Olunloyo, in the tune of N1 million over alleged cy­bercrime. Counsel to Omololu-Olunloyo, Fatai O. Lawal, had formerly ten­dered motion for bail application on her behalf after the court refused oral bail application last …

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Nigerians fall victim in fresh South African Xenophobia attacks

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The Nigerian mission in South Africa said it had registered displeasure and protested to the country’s Foreign Affairs Ministry over attacks on her citizens in Polokwane, Limpopo Province. The Nigeria High Commissioner to South Africa, Ambassador Martins Cobham, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), on telephone from Pretoria, that a Nigerian was killed and four others hospitalised during a …

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Amnesty: Finance Minister questioned about N15 billion for amnesty programme

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The Senate on Thursday asked the Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun to release outstanding N15 billion in the 2016 budgetary allocation to the Presidential Amnesty Programme. The Upper Chamber also mandated its Committee on Niger Delta to investigate the circumstances leading to funding constraints of the programme, with a view to avoiding reoccurrence. The committee was given two weeks to …

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Enugu Police raid ‘Malaysian Forest,’ shrine where kidnappers dumped CSO Ejiofor Enechi’s corpse, others

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The Enugu State Police Command has discovered a shallow grave where the remains of the former Chief Security Officer for Uzo-Uwani Local Government Area of Enugu State, Mr Ejiofor Enechi, were buried. DAILY POST recalls that Enechi was kidnapped by a syndicate in December, 2016. Two top members of the kidnap gang, Chijioke Ozor alias earthquake and one Anselem Ngana …

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