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Buhari commends Police for bursting child theft ring, false correctional centres

President Muhammadu Buhari has commended the Nigeria Police Force for the discovery of a child-theft racket in Kano State and fake correctional centers in...

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30 blind students benefit from SIFAX ICT training

A total of 30 blind students have benefitted from a digital/ICT skill training programme sponsored by SIFAX Group in Lagos. The Corporate Affairs Manager of...

Judiciary/Crime

Sexagenarian docked for allegedly deceiving widow with promise of marriage

A sexagenarian, Charles Chikwe, on Friday appeared before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates ‘ Court in Lagos charged with duping a woman of N150, 000...

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WORLD NEWS

Militants kill five in twin attacks on Burkina army outposts

(Reuters) - Four soldiers and one police officer have been killed in two attacks on military outposts in northern Burkina Faso, the Burkinabe army...

Johnson defiant after British parliament votes to force Brexit delay

(Reuters) - A defiant Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he would not negotiate a further delay to Britain’s departure from the European Union after...

Northern Ireland's DUP party won't support new Brexit deal

(Reuters) - The Democratic Unionist Party of Northern Ireland, a key voting bloc in the British parliament, said on Thursday it would not support...

Britain clinches Brexit deal, Johnson now faces parliament challenge

(Reuters) - Britain clinched a last-minute Brexit deal with the European Union on Thursday, but still faced a challenge in getting it approved by...

At least seven killed in Guinea protests against third term bid for President Conde

(Reuters) - Guinea security forces killed at least seven protesters this week during demonstrations against a possible change to the constitution that could let...

Britain struggles on two fronts to agree last-ditch Brexit deal

(Reuters) - Negotiators struggled on Wednesday to clinch an eleventh-hour Brexit deal on the eve of an EU summit, raising the chances that Prime...

ECONOMY

CBN to continue to apply monetary policy tools to control Inflation

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) says it will continue to apply monetary policy tools to control the rising inflation. The CBN made the promise...

Customs boss says 90% of cars in Nigeria are smuggled

The Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Col. Hameed Ali (rtd), has said 90 per cent of cars in the country were smuggled...

Innoson Group to establish automobile service centre in Enugu

Nigerian indigenous automobile maker, Innoson Group, is to set up a service centre in Enugu State, Commissioner for Information, Chidi Aroh has said. Aroh, who...

Customs seize 1,072 vehicles, 19,000 bags of foreign rice

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), says it has seized no fewer than 1,072 vehicles from suspected smugglers since the closure of Nigerian borders with...

Oil prices recover on lower output from U.S., Russia, OPEC

Oil prices rebounded on Tuesday on reports that output from the world’s largest oil producers fell during the third quarter, although a resumption in...

59th Independence: Gas remains key to unlocking our economic potentials, says NGA President

The President, Nigerian Gas Association (NGA), Mrs Audrey Joe-Ezigbo, says production of gas remains the key to unlocking Nigeria’s economic potentials. Joe-Ezigbo made the assertion...

FINANCE

Forex intervention: CBN injects $325.5m into retail market

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has injected 325.5million dollars in the retail Secondary Market Intervention Sales (SMIS) and CNY14million in the spot and...

FAAC: FG, States, LGAs share N693.529bn for September

The  Federation  Account Allocation Committee (FAAC) on Thursday in Abuja, shared a total of N693.529 billion to the three tiers of government for the...

SEC renews commitment to capital market competitiveness

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Friday said it would continue to pursue initiatives that would enhance the depth and competitiveness of the...

Forex intervention: CBN injects $311.5m, CNY15m into retail SMIS

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Friday made an intervention of 311.5million dollar in the retail Secondary Market Intervention Sales (SMIS) and 15...

NSE opens trading for October with 1.14% loss

Activities on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) opened for the first trading day in October with a loss of 1.14 per cent. The News Agency...

Nigerians in Americas plan 1% of annual remittances for SDGs

The Nigerians in Diaspora Organisation, Americas (NIDOA) has disclosed plans to “redirect” one per cent of its members’ annual remittances towards “impact sustainable development”...

Editorial

Resolve the $9.6bn P&ID judgment debt conundrum

The recent decision by an English Commercial Court in the United Kingdom to award $9.6 billion judgment debt against Nigeria in a breach of...

WashingtonFile by Dan Epelle Evelyn

House Speaker Pelosi announces formal impeachment inquiry on US President Donald...

US President Donald Trump decries impeachment inquiry announcement via Twitter. Twitter was the first to catch the wind of a raging storm now hitting the...

Opinion

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Zimbabwe’s ‘end of an error

By Susan Njanji (AFP) Johannesburg -- I had just stepped out of the shower, wrapped in a bath towel and my hair dripping, when the sound on my cell phone filled me with dread. The ringtone signalled that messages were pouring into a WhatsApp group...

TRENDING

Nigeria@59: States’ debt profiles as impediments to democratic values, dividends

A report by News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) makes an in-depth report on debt profiles of some states and analyses how...

Osimhen, Aribo earn assists as Lille draw at Rennes, Rangers win at St. Johnstone

Nigerian international Victor Osimhen recorded an assist as Lille were forced to a 1-1 draw by Stade Rennes in their French Ligue 1 clash...

Alleged rape: Fatoyinbo files preliminary objection, says case “filed out of time”

The Senior Pastor and Founder of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly, (COZA), Biodun Fatoyinbo, has said he has no business interfacing with Mrs Busola...

Nigeria bound to succeed — Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has reiterated his conviction that Nigeria has great hopes towards development as  its success is key to Africa’s development. Osinbajo’s spokesman,...

Tribunal judgments: PDP congratulates Govs. Okowa, Ikpeazu

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has congratulated Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta and his Abia counterpart, Okezie Ikpeazu over the Governorship Elections Petition Tribunals...

INTERVIEWS/FEATURES/ANALYSIS

LAGOS UPDATE

Monkey pox: LASG cautions residents against panic

The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, has cautioned residents against panic over the recent reported outbreak of infectious Monkey pox disease...

LASWA boss hails UberBOAT pilot scheme

The Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA) says deployment of technology in the pilot scheme operation of UberBOAT on the state waterways is commendable. Mr Oluwadamilola...

Lagos agency impounds 134 motorcycles for allegedly flouting regulations

Operatives of the Lagos State Environmental Sanitation and Special Offences Agency on Tuesday impounded 134 commercial motorcycles for allegedly flouting traffic regulations in different...

LASG set to acquire 32,000 hectares of farmland for rice cultivation

Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State says the state government is in the process of acquiring an estimated 32,000 hectares of farmland for rice...

FCT NEWS

Police parade fake officer, others in Abuja

The FCT Police Command on Friday paraded an alleged fake Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), Mr John Tarsoo, for extorting the public. The FCT Commissioner...

FCT police parade 49 suspects over alleged robbery, kidnapping

The FCT Police Command on Friday paraded 49 suspects in connection with alleged armed robbery, kidnapping, car snatching, drug peddling and frauds. The FCT Commissioner...

FCTA to overhaul Gwagwalada food processing centre

FCT Minister of State, Dr Ramatu Aliyu, said that the administration would overhaul the Gwagwalada Women Food Processing Center to enhance economic growth among...

Group distributes free drugs to FCT community

A group, the King Medical Mission, has distributed drugs to over 100 women and children in Daki Biyu District, Jabi in the Federal Capital...

Lokoja indigenes celebrate FCT Minister of state

The indigenes of Lokoja Local Government, Kogi on Saturday gathered in their numbers to celebrate the appointment of Dr Ramatu Aliyu as the FCT...

BIG STORIES

Dying culture of `Thank You Visit’

By Femi Ogunshola,  News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) “Feeling gratitude and not expressing it, is like wrapping a present and not giving it,” says William...

Nollywood: The bourgeoning Nigeria’s creative export

By Anita Eboigbe, News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Nollywood and music had remained the country’s biggest creative exports. While Afrobeat is currently influencing global sounds, it...

FASHION

Serena Williams stuns in kimono by Nigerian designer, Jane Ekanem

Tennis star, Serena Williams stunned fans with a black sleeveless Kimono jacket by a Nigerian designer, Jane Michael Ekanem News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports...

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