Nigeria News

IGP charges Innoson with N2.4bn shipping fraud

The Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Ibrahim Idris, has filed four counts of alleged N2.4bn shipping fraud against Innoson Nigeria Limited before a Federal High Court in Lagos. The charge marked FHC/L/565c/16 filed before Justice Saliu Saidu has five others as defendants. They are Innocent Chukwuma, Charles …

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Four remanded in prison over abduction of Lagos monarch

Four men, who allegedly kidnapped Oba Goriola Oseni, the traditional ruler of Iba in Lagos State, were on Monday remanded in prison custody by a Lagos High Court.

The accused – Duba Furejo, Ododomo Isaiah, Reuben Anthony and Yerin Fresh – are standing trial before Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo of a Lagos High …

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‘Importation of substandard goods part of corruption’

The Coordinator, Standard Organisation of Nigeria in Osun State, Mr. Sunday Badewole, has described importation of substandard goods into Nigeria as an integral part of corruption that should be tackled. Badewole told the News Agency of Nigeria in Osogbo that importation of substandard goods was “stealing with style”. “By importing …

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BREAKING: Buhari meets APC governors

President Muhammadu Buhari is currently meeting with governors elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress behind closed doors. The meeting is holding inside the President’s office at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo is also attending the meeting. The governors were led to the meeting by …

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2017-2019 MTEF: Senate summons Udoma

The Nigerian Senate has invited the Minister of Budget and National Planning, Senator Udoma Udo Udoma over the Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) for 2017 – 2019.

The letter reads in part, "To enable the Senate objectively review the MTEF from a wholistic fiscal perspective, we deem it necessary to invite …

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Benin-Lagos highway shutdown as market women protest

Protesters on Monday blocked the Uselu/Ugbowo section of the Benin-Lagos highway over plans by Egor Local Government Area of Edo to relocate traders.

The protesters, under the aegis of Uselu Market Women Association, were resisting the directive to move to lock-up stores built by the council.

The women, displaying …

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Babies sell for N450,000 each in Akwa Ibom

According to him, a woman, Comfort Edem, was arrested on October 13, following intelligence report that she had been running an illegal maternity home for the purpose of trading in children.

According to him, "the suspects went after pregnant teenagers and negotiated the prices of the unborn children with them …

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Shell confirms sale of 16 assets worth $500m

ROYAL Dutch Shell, weekend, confirmed plans to sell over 16 assets each worth more than $500 million. Though the report had no mention of what location or country which its assets is up for sale, but explained that the move is part of its vast $30 billion three-year asset sales …

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Nigeria’s power generation slides to 3,531mw

Statistics obtained from the Nigeria System Operator (NSO), a section of the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), indicated that about 78242.67mw hour (mwh) was sent out on Saturday for supply across the DISCOs.

However, there are strong indications that the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, might …

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Nigeria unserious about non-oil exports

Segun Awolowo, recently unfolded a Zero Oil Plan which it claimed has the potential of increasing non-oil export earnings to $30 billion over the next five years, adding that eleven strategic products for the export drive had been identified.

A recent report by the President of the Nigerian-American Chamber of …

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Lagos to arraign Iba monarch’s kidnappers today

The Lagos State Government will today arraign the key suspects arrested in connection with the kidnap of Oniba of Iba, Oba Yishau Goriola Oseni before a Lagos High Court in Igbosere.

Adeniji Kazeem, in a statement yesterday, said the four suspects – Duba Furejo, Ododomo Isaiah, Reuben Anthony and Yerin Fresh …

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ICPC summons 4 IMT officials over N113m

Four principal officers of the Institute of Management and Technology, IMT, have been summoned by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, ICPC, over alleged illegal collection of N113 million from students.

"Pursuant to Section 28 of the cited Act, you are required to release the following officers …

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Itsekiri NYC congratulates new Oba of Benin

The Itsekiri National Youth Council, INYC, Worldwide has congratulated the new Oba of Benin -His Royal Majesty, Omo N' Oba N' Edo, Uku Akpolokpolo, Oba Ewuare N' Ogidigan ll, on his historic coronation as the 40th Oba of Benin Kingdom, stating that the Oba's meritorious service as Nigeria's ambassador to …

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