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How Abia govt’s N2.9 billion was diverted into ex-Governor Orji Kalu firm’s account –...

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission said on Tuesday that a former Director of Finance and Account at the Abia State Government House, Umuahia, Jones Udeogu, once claimed that the state engaged the company of a former governor of the state, Orji Kalu, to import Okrika (second-hand clothes) from Cotonou, Benin Republic.

Otodo Gbame: Lagos faults Amnesty International forced eviction report

The Lagos State Government on Tuesday faulted the report released by Amnesty International regarding forced eviction of residents of Otodo Gbame, Lekki area of Lagos.

Oando conceived Lagos midstream jetty to save Nigeria $50 million annually

Across Africa, the Public Private Partnership (PPP) model has become increasingly critical as both a funding and operational mechanism for social and economic infrastructures

How we killed 3 policemen, kidnapped Ogba zoo boss Andy Ehanire – suspect

The circumstance leading to the abduction of the Managing Director of Ogba Nature Park, Benin, Dr. Andy Ehanire; killing of three policemen in the process and collection of N61m as ransom emerged yesterday.

Nigerian Army smashes criminals in Benin

The 4 Brigade Headquarters of the Nigerian Army, Benin, has arrested 30 suspects for various criminal offences and destroyed more illegal refineries in continuation of its Operation Crocodile Smile II.

Nigerian Army arrests 30 suspects, destroys illegal refineries in Benin

The 4 Brigade Headquarters of the Nigerian Army, Benin, has arrested 30 suspects for various criminal offences and destroyed more illegal refineries in continuation of its Operation Crocodile Smile II.

Protesters storm the streets to protest against economic reforms in Benin Republic

Thousands of Beninese in Cotonou stormed the streets on Friday to protest against economic reforms and high cost of living.

Nigeria Customs seize 497,279 bags of rice in 2 years – Hameed Ali

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) says it has seized 497,279 bags of imported rice between 2015 and August, 2017 with a Duty Paid Value (DPV) of N3.8 billion.

Saraki pledges support to ACP countries on Cotonou agreement

Senate President Abubakar Bukola Saraki has pledged the support of the National Assembly to the Cotonou Agreement of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries ahead of its meeting in Cotonou, Benin Republic to fashion out a unified terms of agreement with the European Union (EU).

Customs seizes 3,000 cartons of poultry products

The Nigerian Customs Service, Ogun State command, on Monday, said it intercepted and seized a truck loaded with 3,000 cartons of imported poultry products, with estimated duty paid value of N67.5m.

Karate team accuses officials of victimisation

Anambra’s Karate team at the on-going National Youth Games (NYG) has accused officials of victimisation and threatened to withdraw from the competition.

Police arrest fisherman, herbalist for piracy

A 40-year-old fisherman, Seth Akpot, has been arrested in the Badagry area of Lagos for allegedly belonging to a gang of sea pirates.

Yusuf relishes Eagles’ CHAN ticket

Super Eagles head coach Salisu Yusuf is quite excited his side qualified Nigeria for the upcoming 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN) in Kenya.

Yusuf praises CHAN Eagles for victory

Super Eagles coach Salisu Yusuf has praised the home-based team for beating Benin Republic and qualifying for next year’s African Nations Championship in Kenya.

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