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  • EU leaders agree on measures to counter terrorism

    Leaders of the European Union (EU) on Thursday agreed on measures to counter terrorism, European Council President Donald Tusk, has said. Addressing news conference in Brussels,  Tusk said that terrorism, “which is still a major threat,” was the first topic the leaders discussed at the ongoing two-day summit. He said that the EU leaders also…

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  • Nigeria to begin yam exports to Europe, U.S by June 29

    Chief Audu Ogbeh, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, says the country will on June 29, export 72 tonnes of yam to Europe and the United States of America (USA). A statement by Dr Olukayode Oyeleye, the Special Assistant to the minister (Media), in Abuja on Thursday, said Ogbeh disclosed this at a meeting…

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  • British RAF to train Nigerian Air Force

    The UK has deployed officers from the Royal Air Force (RAF) Force Protection (FP) Wing from RAF Lossiemouth to Nigeria to train the Nigerian Air Force Regiment for six weeks. The Royal Air Force is the UK’s aerial warfare force formed toward the end of the First World War on April 1, 1918 and it is…

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  • Angola VP to face corruption trial

    A Portuguese judge has ruled that corruption and money laundering charges brought by prosecutors against Angolan Vice President Manuel Vicente were valid and all suspects in the case must stand trial. The former Portuguese colony, where corruption is endemic and most people live in poverty despite its vast oil wealth, has branded the charges as…

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  • Court okays more evidence in Alison-Madueke trial

    The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Thursday granted the Economic and Financial Crime Commission, (EFCC) permission to file additional proof of evidence in the trial of Diezani  Alison-Madueke’s aide Jide Omokore and others. Omokore was arraigned alongside Victor Briggs, Abiye Membere, and David Mbanefo, on an amended nine-count charge of diversion of money. In his…

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  • WAEC announces new certificate collection fee

    The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has urged GCE candidates to endeavour to collect their certificates within four years of writing the examination as any delay beyond that will attract custody fee. Demianus Ojijeogu, the Head of Public Affairs Department, WAEC, Nigeria disclosed this in a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)…

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  • Stocks fall for second day as sentiment turns

    Nigerian shares extended falls for the second day as sentiment started to weaken amid the possibility that index provider MSCI will downgrade Nigeria later in the year. The main index shed 2.05 percent to 32,791 points, dragged down by its relatively liquid banking sector which fell 3.44 percent. Stocks had been gaining since May on…

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  • Lagos: Prostitutes take over council secretariat

    Commercial sex workers also known as,“Ashawo” girls in Lagos State have reportedly taken over the Ejigbo Local Council Development secretariat along Ikotun/ Isolo road in Ejigbo. According to the report, the sex workers can no longer afford to pay for their rooms in brothels.  According to P.M Express, the business is conducted in collaboration with…

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  • Prince Harry: Monarchy “a force for good”

    Prince Harry said no one in Britain’s royal family wants to be king or queen and criticised a decision to force him to parade behind his mother Princess Diana’s coffin after her death in 1997. According to an interview with a U.S. magazine, Harry said: “we are not doing this for ourselves but for the…

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  • Capital police to guard prayer grounds, parks during Eid el-Fitr

    The FCT Police Commissioner, Mr Musa Kimo, on Wednesday ordered water-tight security at all prayer grounds and recreational parks across the Federal Capital Territory before and during the Eid el-Fitri celebration. A statement by the spokesman of the Command, ASP Usen Omorodion, said that Kimo also directed Area Commanders and Divisional Police Officers to deploy…

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