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  • MFM FC stun Sunshine Stars in Akure

    Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministry (MFM) Football Club of Lagos on Sunday stunned hosts Sunshine Stars FC of Akure 1-0 in a 2016/2017 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) fixture. The Match Day 6 fixture played at the Ondo State Sports Complex in Akure had MFM FC scoring the match’s only goal through Stephen Odey…

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  • Buhari extends vacation, writes National Assembly

      President Muhammadu Buhari has written to the National Assembly today, February 5, 2017, informing of his desire to extend his leave in order to complete and receive the results of a series of tests recommended by his doctors. The President had planned to return to Abuja this evening, but was advised to complete the…

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  • Vehicle importation ban could trigger transnational crime, lawmaker says

    The Chairman, Senate Committee on Poverty Alleviation, Sen. Ali Wakili, says the ban on importation of vehicles through land borders can engender rise in transnational crime. Wakili at the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Forum in Abuja said that increased crime could be recorded because adequate measures were not put in place for the implementation…

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  • Travellers rush to board U.S. flights while immigration ban blocked

    Travellers from seven mainly Muslim countries affected by the initial immigration order by President Donald Trump have started rushing to board U.S. flights, Reuters report Sunday. This is sequel to a U.S. Appeal Court judgment which halted the execution of the order from President Donald Trump barring citizens from those countries and temporarily banning refugees….

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  • Afghanistan, Pakistan avalanches kill dozens

    Heavy snow and avalanches have killed dozens of people in Afghanistan and Pakistan. In Afghanistan nearly 100 have lost their lives in the past three days – including 16 in overnight avalanches just north of the capital Kabul. Thirteen people were killed in an avalanche in northern Pakistan, nine of them in the town of…

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  • Turkish police detain 400 suspected IS members in nationwide raids

    Turkish police have arrested 400 suspected members of the Islamic State terrorist organisation in several provinces, state media said, the biggest roundup to target the organisation in Turkey. The state-run news agency, Anadolu, reported on Sunday that 150 of the suspects were arrested in the southern province of Sanliurfa on the border with Syria. The…

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  • At N500 to a dollar the end is nigh

    KEN UGBECHIE The government of President Muhammadu Buhari has made history. It has dragged the naira, at last, to its Golgotha. At N500 to a dollar in the parallel market, the naira is dead. But it was an avoidable death. Successive Nigerian governments never showed any concern about the wellness of the local currency. This…

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  • Kano DSS director, Charanchi dies

    The Kano State Director of the Department of State Services (DSS), Abdullahi Charanci, has died. Commissioner of police in the state, Rabiu Yusuf, disclosed this on Saturday. “It is confirmed that the state DSS Director is dead. We are now on our way to his home town, Charanci, Katsina state,” he said. A source, who…

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  • Alleged sex scandal: Indicted Reps pick lawyers for $1bn suit against US

    Three members of the House of Representatives exonerated of sexual misconduct allegations levelled against them by the United States Embassy in Nigeria may have contacted some lawyers to handle their $1 billion suit against the American government. The lawyers are to file the suit in the US, while the lawmakers will continue to communicate with…

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  • Buhari set to resume work Monday

    President Muhammadu Buhari is due to return to the country and resume his duties as President, on Monday, January 6. On Thursday, January 19, 2017, President Buhari left Nigeria for a 10-day medical vacation in the United Kingdom, leaving Yemi Osinbajo his Vice President as Acting President. 17 days later, he is set to return…

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