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7 ships laden with petrol waiting to discharge in Lagos ports

Seven out of eight ships waiting to berth in Lagos ports would discharge Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), otherwise known as petrol, base oil, diesel and bulk gas, the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) said on Tuesday.

Thirty ships laden with petroleum products, food items and other goods are expected to arrive …

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A’Ibom chief priest kills daughter, blames wife

The Akwa Ibom State Police Command has arrested a 30-year-old chief priest, Eno Akpan, for allegedly killing his one year and three months old daughter, Favour.

The state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Murtala Mani, said in Uyo on Monday that Eno had a misunderstanding with his wife, Blessing, and beat …

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Everton sign Senegal star Gueye from Villa

Everton manager Ronald Koeman signed Senegal midfielder Idrissa Gueye from Aston Villa for £7.1m ($9.4m, €8.4m) on Tuesday.

Koeman triggered Gueye's buyout clause last week and the 26-year-old has agreed a four-year contract with the Premier League club.

Gueye was second only to Leicester's Premier League-winning midfielder …

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Heartland FC to appeal LMC sanctions

Owerri – The Heartland FC of Owerri has threatened to appeal the sanctions imposed on the club recently by the League Management Company (LMC) for fan violence.

The Executive Chairman of the club, Mr Goodfaith Etuemena, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Owerri on Tuesday that the order to …

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‎Jailbreak: FG to equip prisons with CCTVs

ABUJA: Irked by the recent attacks on the Kuje and Koton Karfe Medium Prisons, the Federal Government has announced plans to equip its prisons formations with Closed Circuit Television Cameras CCTV for enhanced surveillance.

Abdulrahman Dambazau (retd) stated this Tuesday in Abuja while addressing top officials of the Nigerian Prisons …

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Military storms Bayelsa, Delta to stop N’Delta republic declaration

The military on Monday trooped to Boro Town, Kaiama, in Kolokuma-Opokuma Local Government Area of Bayelsa State and strategic locations in Delta State over threats by militants to declare the Niger Delta Republic.

Kaiama is also famous for the 1988 "Ijaw Youth Council Declaration" where youths drawn from over 500 …

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NEMA provides food for 800 repentant Boko Haram insurgents

Okechukwu Nnodim, Abuja

The National Emergency Management Agency has presented food and non-food items to the military for Operation Safe Corridor Programme meant to de-radicalise, rehabilitate and re-integrate 800 repentant Boko Haram insurgents.

Sidi, in a statement issued by the Media and Public Relations Officer of NEMA, Sani Datti, in …

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Richest woman pampers God with 2000 names

When celebrated businesswoman, Folorunso Alakija, set out to visit Ghana in December 2015, all that was on her mind was to receive an award from a church, Action Chapel International.

On the tapestry were several names of God and that became a source of inspiration for her to write what …

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Saraki congratulates new NBA President, Mahmoud Abubakar

Saraki in a statement by his Special Adviser, Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, in Abuja, said the election of Abubakar could not have come at a better time in the life of the NBA and the nation's legal system, considering his reputation and wealth of experience.

He specifically noted the …

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Seizure of Fayose’s properties doesn’t violate his immunity, says court

A Federal High Court in Abuja on Tuesday validated its order made on July 20, 2016 authorising the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to seize some properties belonging to Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State, pending the completion of an ongoing investigation.

"It is my considered opinion that the order …

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Why Konga sacks workers every six months

Nigeria's online marketplace, Konga has said its business development strategy remains the underlying cause of reducing its workforce every six months.

It added: "With this restructuring and by taking advantage of new innovations and upcoming retail opportunities in the market space, we are optimistic that we are on the path …

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Woman accidentally shoots self while Snapchatting

A woman in the US state of Florida tried to Snapchat a video of herself holding a gun but instead accidentally shot her cellphone, injuring her right hand, authorities said.

Regina Powell, 22, said she was "foolishly playing" with the .40 caliber semi-automatic handgun, trying to make a Snapchat video …

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Army foils Boko Haram attack, kills five

Five Boko Haram members were killed as Nigerian troops thwarted an attack near the northeastern city of Maiduguri, the epicentre of the seven-year insurgency, the army said on Tuesday.

"Troops of Operation LAFIYA DOLE accompanied by Civilian JTF successfully thwarted an attempt by Boko Haram terrorists on Yauri community at …

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Ironsi, an excellent soldier, great patriot —Aisha Buhari

The First Lady of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Hajia Aisha Muhammadu Buhari, weekend, described Nigeria's First Military Head of State, Major General Johnson Thomas Aguiyi-Ironsi as an excellent soldier and great patriot.

The tribute was the highlight of eulogies after a Mass at St. Finbarrs Catholic Church, Umuahia, Abia …

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N-Delta attacks: We’ve surrendered —EX-MILITANT GROUP

A group of ex-militants under the aegis of Former Forest Soldiers, FFS, aka Isaac Boro Last Born, yesterday, denied claims by security agencies that it belongs to Niger Delta Avengers, NDA, a militant group that has claimed responsibility for the bombings of oil and gas facilities across the Niger Delta …

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