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Victor Udoh, Asaba The Delta State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps has arrested three suspected oil thieves in connection with an illegally refined 2,400 litres of fake petrole
Going on a road trip with family and friends can be amazing. While it might have the potential to end in disaster if not thought through, with a little help from technology, planning and leadership, y
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Adelani Adepegba, Abuja The police in Abuja have arrested a suspected serial car thief and home burglar, Nonso Samuel. He was arrested after stealing a Toyota Camry car at the Wuse area of the city. T
Ted Odogwu, Kano The Kano State Government on Sunday conducted a mass wedding for 1,520 divorcees and widows at the Kano Central mosque. The mass wedding, sponsored by the state government was held si
Jose Mourinho was overcome with emotion after a thrilling 3-2 win against Southampton in the League Cup final gave the Manchester United manager the first major trophy of his reign, AFP reports Mourin
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Maureen Ihua-Maduenyi The Federal Government has commenced an awareness campaign on the Minamata Convention on Mercury, which was negotiated by the global community between 2010 and 2013 to protect hu
Oyetunji Abioye the naira rose to 445 against the United States dollar at the parallel market on Sunday, one week after the Central Bank of Nigeria introduced a new policy measure aimed at boosting fo
The recent comments by the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, on the rise in power generation to about 4,000 megawatts have been greeted with condemnation by individual elect
Clement Nnachi, Abakaliki Palpable fear has enveloped Ochafu, Akaeze, Ishiagu and Amasiri communities of Ebonyi State following an invasion by Fulani herdsmen. It was gathered that over 100 herdsmen s
Stanley Opara The Securities and Exchange Commission has said that over N30bn has so far been paid to investors in the Nigerian capital market from the backlog of unclaimed dividends. As a means to fu
Nike Popoola The number of workers that signed to the Contributory Pension Scheme rose to 7.34 million at the end of the 2016 financial period. The National Pension Commission said this in a report ob
The Lagos State Government says its approach to traffic management in the last two years has been yielding results. The Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Steve Ayorinde, said the strategy
Simon Utebor, Yenagoa The Bayelsa State Government has given approval for the construction of 360 housing units to address the housing deficit for both the middle and low income citizens. The Commissi
Idris Adesina The National Open Boxing Championship ended  at the Brai Ayonote Boxing Gymnasium of the National Stadium, Lagos, on  Saturday with most of the boxers complaining about the prize money a
Maureen Ihua-Maduenyi Guinness Nigeria Plc has released its Sustainability Report for 2016, with performance indicators on various aspects of its operations and targets for the future. The Managing Di
Nike Popoola Premium Pension Limited, one of the Pension Fund Administrators in the country has said it is increasing people’s accessibility to pensions with the opening of a new office in Lagos. The
Peter Dada, Akure The newly inaugurated governor of Ondo State, Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu, has declared that there was no place for disloyal party members in his government. Akeredolu, who was inaugurated
Alexander Okere, Benin A trader, identified as Ms. Faith James, has been jailed by a mobile court for unlawful trading in Benin, the Edo State capital. She was sentenced to six months imprisonment or
Yinka ogunyemi, yinka.ogunyemi@yahoo.com: I admired Abimbola Adelakun’s recent article on Emir Sanusi’s regulation of polygamy. I think regulation is a waste of time in this case. The real solution to
…for the week ended February  24, 2017 Nigeria’s external buffer received a further boost as foreign exchange reserves increased week-on-week by 1.28 per cent to & 29.37bn as of Wednesday, Februar
the Central Bank of Nigeria says the Cashless Nigeria policy has reduced the cost of banking services, increased awareness and usage of electronic channels, and improved the effectiveness of the CBN’s
Adelani Adepegba, Abuja A real estate developer and Managing Director, Adron Homes and Properties, Mr. Adetola King, has called on the Federal Government to invest heavily in the provision of infrastr
Ifeanyi Onuba, Abuja The Central Bank of Nigeria has received a total fresh bid of $221.3m from 16 Deposit Money Banks in the country. This followed last week’s modification of the foreign exchange po
Stanley Opara Analysts in the country’s capital market space say the performance of the capital market is likely to be weak this week considering the current market fundamentals. They said the perform
THE announcement that plans are afoot to “remove” the ubiquitous yellow-painted minibuses from Lagos roads hit Lagosians like a bolt. Coming directly from Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, the news compelled
Stanley Opara and Ifeanyi Onuba The Securities and Exchange Commission  has sealed up the premises of Yuan Dong for alleged illegal operation in the country on Sunday. The regulator said the move was
Akinpelu Dada and Maureen Ihua-Maduenyi Indications emerged on Sunday that Arik Air’s international financiers and other creditors had concluded plans to sue the Federal Government over the airline’s
Rasheed Bisiriyu The first set of Nigeria-assembled Toyota cars will be rolled out in a couple of months, the Chairman, Toyota Nigeria Limited, Chief Michael Ade-Ojo, has said. He spoke in Lagos at th
The governors of the South-East geopolitical zone have agreed to set aside their differences and work for the economic integration of the region and welfare of the people. The new Chairman of the foru
Following the recent discovery of seven new planets, NASA asked the internet for a helping hand in naming them and #7NamesFor7NewPlanets quickly began trending. Unsurprisingly, the res
"The observation flight over Turkey will be carried out between February 27 and March 3 from the Eskisehir airport," chief of the ministry’s national Nuclear Risk Reduction Center Sergey Ryzhkov said
Former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has blasted US policies in a letter to President Trump. He slammed the travel ban, the US “dominance” in the UN, and said that the US brough
Leading scorers in Spain’s La Liga after Sunday’s matches: 20: Messi (Barcelona) 18: Suarez (Barcelona) 16: Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) 13: Aspas (Celta Vigo) 10: Enrich (Eibar) 9: Gam
Local grocery retail has lost - deliberately or not, a number of brands over the past decade. Either bankrupt, sold, or simply dropped for strategic reasons, a number of supermarket and hypermarket
More than 360,000 Romanian employees or 9% of the total earn more than 5,000 lei (EUR1,100) in gross amount per month (RON3,500 in net amount), and they are the highest paid employees in the economy
Sunayana Dumala — the wife of an Indian-American engineer murdered last Wednesday in Olathe, Kansas — said that she had been living in fear that something like this would happen ever since
Appearing on MSNBC on Sunday morning, an associate professor at Georgetown University made a pitch for the U.S. to increase its nuclear arsenal while blithely stating there are not near enough nukes i
One woman was killed and 17 people were injured after terrorists shelled the Syrian capital, Damascus, and its suburbs, as well as areas in southern and southwestern Syria, the country’
About 250 people demonstrated in support of the news media Sunday, amid stepped up attacks on the press by President Donald Trump. Although New York, a Democratic bastion, has been the scene of numero
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