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Ijaws not behind attacks on Lagos, Ogun – IYC

The Ijaw Youth Council Worldwide has denied reports that the Ijaws were behind the violent attacks on communities in Lagos and Ogun States by militants.

The President, IYC, Mr Udengs Eradiri, at a press conference in Yeagoa on Thursday asked the security agencies to flush out the perpetrators of Lagos …

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Mikel denies donating $30,000 to Olympic squad

Captain of Team Nigeria to the Rio Olympics, John Mikel Obi has denied media reports making the rounds in Nigeria that he gave 30,000 dollars to his team –mates in the U23 team presently camping in Atlanta, USA.

Is it (William) Ekong, (Oghenekaro) Etebo, (Shehu) Abdulahi, (Daniel) Akpeyi, (Kingsley …

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Rufai, Ikpeba play final game for Keshi

Former Nigerian internationals, Peter Rufai and Victor Ikepba, on Thursday joined others in a novelty match between match between ex –internationals and All-Stars in honour of Late Stephen Keshi.

The match, organized by the Nigeria Football Federation, the Edo State Football Association and the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria, also …

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[UPDATED] PDP: Makarfi caretaker committee is illegal, says court

A Federal High Court in Abuja has said that the Sen. Ahmed Makarfi-led Caretaker Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party is illegal.

The Sheriff faction of the party had filed an application on July 4 for an interlocutory injunction seeking to stop the national convention of the party, which was …

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‘Chinese woman set hotel ablaze to kill lover’

Forty-seven-year-old Zhen Zhen attempted to kill her lover, Leo Feng, 41, when she set Ernest Hotel in the Ikeja area of Lagos on fire.

Nwaegbo told the court that the lovers were customers at the hotel, adding that Feng, who was indebted to the hotel, dropped his personal effects, including …

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Forcados shutdown: Nigeria loses N356.6bn in five months

At $40 per barrel, Nigeria could stand to lose an estimated $1bn between February, when force majeure was declared, and May, when repairs are expected to be completed.”

At an average oil price of $40 and exchange rate of N197 to the dollar, the country lost at least N246.4bn …

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Lagos, Niger strategise on food security, employment

The Lagos State Government says discussion about the development of agricultural commodity value chain with Niger State aimed at ensuring food security and job creation for the two states and the country has started.

Ambode, who spoke during a courtesy visit by the Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Bello, to …

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Oil exploration: Niger draws Buhari’s attention to Bida Basin

The statement read: “The search for crude oil will not be complete in the north until Bida Basin, which has a lot of potential, is included because there had been several intensification of crude oil search with re-invigorated exploration based on fresh strategy.”

The Commissioner said if the Bida Basin …

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