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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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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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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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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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Protesters tie Mexican mayor to a truck, drag him through the streets for failing to keep his campaign promise (video)

The mayor of Las Margaritas in Mexico, Jorge Luis Escandón Hernández got humiliated by angry villagers for failing to fulfill his campaign promise of repairing a local road.   A video which has gone viral online captured moment he was dragged out of his office, tied to a pick-up truck and dragged through the streets of Santa Rita, a town in Las Margaritas. ...

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If you believe the north will support an Igbo Presidency in 2023 then you still don’t understand the injustice Nigeria represents – FFK

Femi Fani-Kayode, a former Minister of Aviation and People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Chieftain shared his thought on the north supporting Igbo presidency in 2023 via a tweet he shared.   According to FFK, if anyone believes that the north will support Igbo presidency in 2023 then they do not understand the injustice Nigeria represents. He added that what the entire ...

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RCCG pastor kidnapped in Nasarawa

A pastor with the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) in Lafia, Nasarawa state, John Egla, has been abducted by yet-to-be- identified gunmen.   According to the police reports, Egla was abducted at his residence in Shabu community on the outskirts of Lafia in the early hours of today Wednesday October 9th. Egla is the pastor in charge of the Oasis of Life ...

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Nigerian soldier shares video from fight with Boko Haram (Watch video)

A Nigerian soldier took to Instagram to share a video from an encounter with Boko Haram insurgents in Borno state where he was deployed to.   The soldier revealed that they lost their commander and some soldiers during the recent fight with the insurgents. He further disclosed that the counter-combat against the Boko Haram insurgents started off by 5:15pm on October ...

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Bernie Sanders’ daughter-in-law dies at 46 only 2 days after cancer diagnosis

Senator Bernie Sanders’ family is in mourning after his daughter-in-law Dr. Rainè Riggs suddenly died over the weekend at 46.   Rainè Riggs, a mother-of-three, died on Saturday, October 5, just two days after she was diagnosed with neuroendocrine cancer, according to her obituary from the Lee & Martin Funeral Home in Burgettstown, Pennsylvania.   According to her  family, Riggs, who was married to Levi Sanders, had fallen ...

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Controversial US pastor deported from Rwanda as authorities shut down his religious radio station

Controversial US pastor, Gregg Schoof has been deported from Rwanda amid a battle with authorities over the closure of his religious radio station.   A spokesman for Rwanda’s Directorate General of Immigration and Emigration told CNN that Gregg Schoof was deported back to the United States due to “failure to comply with Rwandan laws.”   Schoof emailed Rwandan journalists on Sunday inviting ...

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Two people killed, several injured as gunmen open fire near German synagogue before throwing a grenade at Jewish cemetery

No fewer than two people have been killed and several others injured after gunmen opened fire outside a synagogue in Germany.   Jews were marking Yom Kippur (or the Day of Atonement, which is the holiest day in Judaism, marked with an intensive 25-hour period of fasting and prayer), when two attackers, believed to be wearing a military-style uniforms, opened fire with a submachine gun on ...

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We move from village to village looking for who to rape – Suspects arrested for gang rape

The Niger state police command has arrested three suspects who allegedly gang-raped a 20-year-old woman in Paikoro Local Government Area of the state.   The suspects identified as 20-year-old Shafiu Isah; 19-year-old Jawalu Babuga and 18-year-old Musa Sabiu, disclosed that they have been raping women for long before their arrest.   They further revealed that they were surprised to get arrested for rape ...

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Obese man who calls himself ‘big cuddly bear ‘raped a woman he met on dating site after she rejected him for being too fat’ (Photos)

An obese man raped a woman in her own home when she rejected his advances because he was so much fatter than the photos on his dating profile implied, a court heard.   44-year-old Christopher Schubert, who described himself as a ‘big cuddly bear looking for his mate’ on Match.com exchanged chat messages with a woman in January 2018 before the ...

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