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The Abuja Environmental Protection Board (AEPB) on Sunday arrested 27 traders for hawking outside the Wuse market premises in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). Alhaji Isa Shuaibu, the Director of the Board, said during the operation, that hawking as well as trading outside market premises was ille...
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Senate President David Mark says in spite of the economic and socio-political challenges facing the nation, the resolve and willingness of Nigerians to confront the issues headlong will suffice. Mark, who stated this in his goodwill message to Nigerians on the nation’s 52nd independence, mainta...
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The Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation has elevated the status of the Borgu festival in Niger State to national prominence. According to the Director-General of NTDC, Otunba Olusegun Runsewe, the festival will now be included among the over 160 festivals across Nigeria currently enjoying the su...
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Gov. Idris Wada of Kogi has advised the people of the state to be at alert as the flood will continue for a long time. Wada gave the advice in Lokoja on Sunday while receiving relief materials donated to the state by Partners for Development and Baby Hanatu Foundation. He said that the brief he [&hel...
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Jamaátu Nasril Islam on Saturday expressed sadness at the death of the Secretary-General of the Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, Dr Lateef Adegbite. The NSCIA secretary-general died on Friday aged 79 and was buried in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital on Saturday. Describing the death as p...
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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has commended the National Assembly for its zeal to strengthen the country’s anti-money laundering and anti-terrorism laws. EFCC’s Secretary, Mr. Emmanuel Akomaye, gave the commendation when he spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on...
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Students of the Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti on Friday went on the rampage and set ablaze six vehicles including an ambulance belonging to the institution, a bus, and a security van parked in front of the administrative block. No fewer than 15 other vehicles were damaged during the violent prote...
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National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) on Sunday resumed flight operations to Saudi Arabia in five centres for this year’s Hajj. The flights were suspended on Thursday following the wave of deportation of female pilgrims by the Saudi authorities. Malam Uba Mana, its spokesman, confirmed the res...
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The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) said on Saturday that it had  arrested two suspected drug traffickers allegedly attempting to export 4.285 kg of methamphetamine worth N68.5 million to India. NDLEA said the suspects were arrested at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport in Lagos ...
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A bomb blast and gunfire shook an area around an Islamic boarding school in northern Nigeria on Sunday, leaving two of the alleged attackers dead and others wounded, emergency officials said. It was not immediately clear who was behind the blast in the city of Zaria, but Islamist extremist group Boko...