EFCC files fraud charges against Innoson boss, others

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has filed a four-count charge of fraud against Innocent Chukwuma, chairman of Innoson Motors, and Charles, his younger brother. This comes days after the anti-graft agency released him on bail after picking him in

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Yobe Government targets 90% access to water, sanitation by 2025

The Yobe Government says it will achieve 90 per cent access to water supply and sanitation by 2025 in line with the water and sanitation reform policy. Alhaji Bukar Mohammed, the General Manager, Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Agency (RUWASSA),

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South Sudan government, rebels accuse each other of breaking truce

South Sudan’s government and main rebel group on Sunday accused each other of breaking a ceasefire that went into effect shortly after midnight. The ceasefire is the latest bid to end a devastating four-year war which broke out after a

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Ousted Malian president arrives back in Bamako

Mali’s ousted former president Amadou Toumani Toure returned to the country on Sunday for the first time since a coup deposed him in 2012. Toure flew into the capital, Bamako, the scene of his downfall on March 22, 2012, when

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Iraq invites bids for new oil pipeline

Iraq’s oil ministry on Sunday called for bids for the construction of a new pipeline to allow oil exports to resume from the northern province of Kirkuk to neighbouring Turkey. The pipeline is to run for 350 kilometres (200 miles)

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10,000 refugees to be relocated from Libya to EU in 2018

Up to 10,000 people stranded in refugee camps and detention centres in Libya could be relocated to Europe in 2018, the Italian government said on Sunday. The initiative would be part of an attempt by EU countries to address the

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NAF intensifies air operations in North-East, neutralises scores of insurgents

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has intensified air operations in the North-East and neutralised scores of the insurgents in Tumbun Rago, a settlement at the northern fringes of Borno. The Director of Public Relations and Information, NAF Headquarters, AVM Olatokunbo

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Ogun govt enjoins civil servants to embrace agribusiness

Ogun State Civil Servants have been urged to explore the advantages presented by agribusiness to improve their living standard rather than depend solely on personal emoluments. Commissioner I in the State Civil Service Commission, Alhaji Surajudeen Olusesi, gave the admonition

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24-hour patrols deployed on major South East roads

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has deployed its personnel on 24-hour patrol in major roads within South East to enable it to attend to emergencies. Mr Brandon Walson, the South East Zonal Co-ordinator of NEMA, said this while inaugurating

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NDLEA arrests 175 in Benue

The Benue State Command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) says it has arrested 175 suspects and seized four tons 145.2545kg of cannabis sativa between January and December this year. State Commander of NDLEA, Mrs. Florence Ezeonye, who

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