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Nigerian Customs insists all import and export of goods from the nation’s land borders will remain banned

The Comptroller-General, Nigerian Customs Service, retried Col. Hameed Ali has insisted that all import and export of goods from the nation’s land borders remain banned until there is an agreement with neighbouring countries on the kind of goods that should enter and exit Nigeria.   According to him, the measure is for the security agencies to be able to scan ...

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EFCC arrests 94 suspected internet fraudsters at Osogbo nightclub, many cars seized (Photos/video)

  A raid which was carried out by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) at a nightclub in Osogbo, Osun State’s capital has led to the arrest of 94 suspected internet frausters.     While eyewitnesses alleged that 45 cars were confiscated in the raid at the nightclub which is reportedly notorious for hosting parties for suspected fraudsters, ...

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Former Big Brother Africa housemate Geraldine Iheme expecting second child, shares lovely baby bump photos with twin sister

Nigerian lawyer and former Big Brother Africa housemate, Geraldine Iheme is expecting her second child with her husband, Otas Bazuaye.   The couple, who got married in May 2016, are already parents to a daughter born in June, 2017. The expectant mother posted lovely maternity photos of her cradling her growing baby bump with her twin sister.

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Police launch manhunt for killers of driver in Imo state

    The Imo State Police Command has launched manhunt for the killers of a bus driver identified as Chinedu.   The deceased also knownn as Edu Brazil was shot and killed by gunmen last week at the popular “ Malaysian market” in Umungwa, Obowo Local Government Area of the state.   It was gathered that the gunmen stormed the ...

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Wanted Boko Haram member apprehended in Borno (photos)

The Nigerian Army has arrested a member of the Boko Haram sect that has been on its wanted list.   A statement from the Army says its troops working in conjunction with members of Civilian Joint Task Force on clearance operations, arrested some sect members in Pulka Borno State yesterday October 9th.   One of the arrested terrorists, Alhaji Bukar Modu alias Modu ...

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Eva Marcille shares new photo of her newborn son

Eva Marcille, 34, shared a new photo of her newborn son who arrived earlier than expected.   The Real Housewives of Atlanta star/ model welcomed Maverick Leonard Sterling a few weeks earlier than the due date.   This is Eva’s third child but her second child with husband Michael T. Sterling.  

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Kevin Hart back to work weeks after horrific car accident

Kevin Hart is reportedly back to work just weeks after suffering serious injuries from a horrific car crash.   According to TMZ, the 40-year-old actor and comedian is reportedly back in action promoting his upcoming action sequel Jumanji: The Next Level.   The publication added that the comedian showed up for several hours worth of video shoots on set on ...

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Nigerian Professor, Chikaodinaka Nwankpa spends nearly $200k research funds at strip clubs

A Nigerian Professor of Engineering at Drexel University, Philadelphia, Chikaodinaka Nwankpa has been accused of spending a federal grant money in strip clubs and on other ‘improper purchases’.   The grant money the 56-year-old Nigerian Professor spent on strippers was issued by the Navy, the Department of Energy, and the National Science Foundation.   It was expected that that the money will aid ...

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We recorded 40,630 cases of malpractice in 2019 June/July exam – NECO

The National Examinations Council says a total of 40,630 candidates were involved in various forms of malpractice during its recent June and July 2019 Senior Secondary Certificate Examination.   The acting NECO Registrar, Abubakar Gana, disclosed these in Abuja in a brief submitted to the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, on the mandate and achievements of the council between May ...

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NYSC apprehends 95 fake graduates

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has decried the presentation of fake academic credentials and attempt to smuggle names of unqualified persons into the mobilisation list.   Among the last batch of corps members, 95 fake graduates, 60 from Nigerian universities and 35 from West African universities participated in the scheme, until they were caught. Brig. Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim, NYSC ...

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Scientists discover ‘cure’ for cervical cancer using gene-editing technology

Australia is on the verge of becoming the first country in the world to eliminate cervical cancer.   Researchers from Griffith University in Queensland have created a “cure” for cervical cancer by using gene-editing technology to target cervical cancer tumours in mice using “stealth” nanoparticles.   Lead researcher Professor Nigel McMillan said it’s the first cancer cure using this technology.   According to ...

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Former Dutch minister, Ella Vogelaar commits suicide at the age of 69 after struggling with depression

Former Dutch housing and integration minister Ella Vogelaar has died at the age of 69.   Vogelaar, who was deputy leader of the FNV union federation before becoming a minister, suffered from depression and ended her own life, her partner Onno Bosma said.   Late Vogelaar was appointed as a minister on behalf of the Labour party in 2007 and charged with tackling the ...

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President Buhari hosts former ministers who served in his military administration from 1984 to 1985 (Photos)

Earlier today, President Buhari received in courtesy visit Former Ministers who served in his Military Administration from 1984 to 1985 at the State House.   Some of the former ministers in attendance included; Brig. Gen. Ahmed Abdullahi, Dr Emmanuel Nsan, Amb. Ibrahim Gambari, Maj. Gen. Mohammed Magoro and Alh. Yarima Ibrahim.   See more photos below….

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Seyi’s girlfriend, Adeshola says Tacha is not his type (video)

Seyi’s girlfriend, Adeshola who joined him on his media tour today after the conclusion of the Big Brother Naija Reality show, stated that Tacha is not her boyfriend’s type.   Adeshola said she wasn’t worried about Seyi’s relationship with Tacha in the Big Brother House as he was only trying to be her friend.   Here is the video below;  

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Ugandan singer and presidential aspirant Bobi Wine escapes police arrest on bike (Video)

  Controversial Ugandan singer and presidential aspirant, Bobi Wine escaped Police arrest on Wednesday, October 9, after he defied Police order and insisted on staging his Independence Day concert on the outskirts of the capital, Kampala.   On Tuesday, October 8, the inspector general of police, Martins Okoth Ochola said Bobi Wine’s concert dubbed “Osobola” had been cancelled because his plans fell short of crowd ...

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Wayne Rooney reportedly ‘warned’ teammate Jamie Vardy about wife Rebekah’s behaviour during Euro 2016′ before Coleen’s accusation

Footballer, Wayne Rooney reportedly warned his former England teammate Jamie Vardy about his wife Rebekah’s behavior during Euro 2016.   An unearthed claim in The Times suggested that Rooney had private talks with Vardy and allegedly told him to ensure Rebekah didn’t distract the team’s campaign with her social media posts.   Rebekah slammed French police in a tweet, saying: ...

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Frodd says Esther is not a love interest… “they are not following each other on Instagram”(videos)

It seems the “Froddster” ship won’t be sailing following Frodd’s comment of Esther “not being a love interest and having no situation with her” during his media tour with other finalists of the Big Brother Naija Reality Show.   Frodd said he is all focused on his brand and also planning to give back his fans all they gave him. He concluded by ...

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El-Rufai orders investigation after a Twitter user claimed a lecturer who was sacked for sexual harassment in ABU has allegedly been employed by Kaduna state University

  Kaduna state governor, Nasir El-Rufai, has called for an investigation into a Twitter users claim that a former lecturer of the Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, A.B Umar, who was sacked for sexually exploiting his female students, has been employed by the management of the Kaduna state university. The Twitter user drew the attention of the governor to this claim shortly after the ...

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