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Court strikes out suit against Ali’s appointment as Customs Boss

The Federal High Court in Lagos yesterday struck out the suit filed by Lagos-based lawyer and rights activist, Ebun Olu Adegboruwa, challenging the appointment of Col. Hameed Ali (rtd) as the Comptroller General of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS). Justice

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Police re-arrest Konduga in Maiduguri, after release from prison

The self-confessed spokesman of the Boko Haram Islamist sect, Ali Sanda Umar Konduga (aka Al-Zawahiri), who was sentenced to three years imprisonment without option of fine and released last week, was rearrested at the residence of Senator Mohammed Ali Ndume

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EDITORIAL- Pump price increase: NO to more infliction of suffering on Nigerians

Nobody needs a soothsayer to tell the world that any further pressure on Nigerians economically may spell doom for the President Muhammadu Buhari led government. Nigerians at present are undergoing one of the most trying times in the history of

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Road transporters to effect 40 per cent fare increase

Passengers travelling by road to various cities may witness increase in fares effective from Monday. The transporters under the aegis of Association of Private Transport Company Owners of Nigeria (APTCON) made the announcement in a statement signed by Henrietta Onwuegbuzie.

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AEDC SEEKS STRONGER COLLABORATION WITH THE NSCDC

The Commandant General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Abdullahi Gana Muha mmadu, says the Corps is the sole Agency of Government saddled with the responsibility to protect the Nation’s Critical Infrastructure and National Assets, while the

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Nigeria admits failed Chibok girls swap deals

Nigeria opened negotiations with Boko Haram over the release of the kidnapped Chibok girls last year, but the talks were derailed due to a split in the extremist group, a minister said Friday. Speaking at a press conference in the

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UN Security Council cancels meeting on Syria

The UN Security Council on Friday canceled an urgent meeting that had been called to discuss a US-Russian deal on Syria, at the request of both the United States and Russia, diplomats said. During the scheduled meeting, US and Russian

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Suicide bomber kills 23 at mosque in NW Pakistan

A Taliban suicide bomber killed at least 23 people and wounded dozens more as they attended Friday prayers at a mosque in a northwestern Pakistani tribal area, officials said. The bombing took place in the village of Butmaina in the

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Coalition strike kills IS ‘minister of information

A coalition air strike in Syria has killed a senior Islamic State operative considered the group’s information minister, a week after another raid eliminated a top IS strategist, the Pentagon said Friday. Pentagon spokesman Peter Cook said that Wa’il Adil

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Trump acknowledges Obama was born in the United States

U.S. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, who has long questioned President Barack Obama’s U.S. citizenship, on Friday said he believes the president was born in the United States. “President Barack Obama was born in the United States, period,” Trump said

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