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Enyimba FC qualify for CAF Confederation Cup group stage

Enyimba International Football Club of Aba on Sunday in Calabar qualified for the group stage of the 2018 CAF Confederation Cup.

CAFCC: Enyimba coach Paul Aigbogun wary of giant killers Energie

Enyimba coach Paul Aigbogun believes Energie of Benin Republic deserve respect when the two sides lock horns in the first round, first leg of the CAF Confederations Cup at the Stade de L’admits, Cotonou on Wednesday.

Felix Anyansi: Enyimba won’t disappoint against Energie

Enyimba chairman Felix Anyansi says that the People’s Elephant’s players have been adequately motivated to secure a positive result in Cotonou ahead of their Caf Confederation Cup First Round, First Leg duel with Energie FC of Benin Republic on Wednesday.

Police arrest exotic car snatching gang in Lagos

The police have arrested members of a robbery gang from Benin Republic, who allegedly specialise in snatching exotic vehicles in Lagos and selling them to a car dealer in their country.

Married man arrested over death of lover’s father

A married man, Segun Oluwole, is cooling his heels in police custody after the death of his lover’s father on Olaoluwa Street, Oluwo, in the Ope Ilu area of Ogun State.

Border security men collect bribes from pupils – envoy

The Nigerian Ambassador to Benin Republic, Amb. Kayode Oguntuase, has said there were 42 illegal checkpoints between Mile 2 and Seme border where security personnel extort money from travelers.

22 Indian sailors, oil tanker vanish in Cotonou

A Panama-flag merchant ship, MT Marine Express, with 22 Indian sailors, has been reported missing in Cotonou, Republic of Benin, since 1 February.

Nigeria’s security strength in the Gulf of Guinea

The Gulf of Guinea accounted for more than 50% of the global kidnappings for ransom, with 34 seafarers kidnapped out of a total of 62 worldwide. The region is regarded as a high risk area attracting war insurance premium.

Africa’s education syllabus still in colonial era – Femi Falana

A senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Femi Falana, says Africa’s educational syllabus is still stuck in the colonial era.

Civil servants protest in Benin over right to strike

Civil servants in Benin walked out on Wednesday, calling for the repeal of a new law banning them from taking industrial action.

We can no longer sell petrol at N145 per litre – oil marketers

Stakeholders in the oil sector held a meeting with top government officials at the presidential villa in Abuja on Tuesday.

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


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Central bank sustains foreign exchange market liquidity with $210 million

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), on Monday injected 210 million dollars into the inter-bank Foreign Exchange Market, in its bid to sustain liquidity in the foreign exchange market.

Ford recalls 1.4m vehicles, CPC asks Nigerians who own versions to contact it

The Consumer Protection Council (CPC) says the Ford Motor Company has initiated a recall in the US of about 1.4 million vehicles due to faults.

Scientists warn about melting giant Antarctic glacier

Scientists said Tuesday that more of a giant France-sized glacier in Antarctica is floating on the ocean than previously thought, raising fears it could melt faster as the climate warms and have a dramatic impact on rising sea-levels.

Court orders destruction of N30 million fake polish in Anambra

A large quantity of fake Kiwi Polish worth about N30 million has been destroyed in Anambra State following an order by an Onitsha High Court presided over by Justice I U Ndigwe.

Kano government trains 3,500 vigilance members, distributes uniforms worth N200 million

The Kano State Government has trained 3,500 vigilance members on basic literacy and distributed uniforms worth over N200 million to various vigilance groups with a view to enhance their operations.

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APC accuses Senator Boroffice of anti-party activities

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo State has lashed out against Ajayi Boroffice, the senator representing Ondo North, accusing him of anti-party activities and faulting his claims that the state governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, polarised the party.

UN allocates $9m to support life-saving aid in Nigeria’s Northeast

The United Nations through the Nigeria Humanitarian Fund, has allocated US$9 million to provide life-saving aid to some 60,000 children, women and men recently displaced by ongoing hostilities in Borno State, including $2 million in support of the UN Humanitarian Air Service for frontline responders in north-east Nigeria.

Official: Edo government prudent with debts, proceeds utilised to drive devt

The Edo State Government has flayed the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the state for making unfounded claims of the state’s debt status, noting that the party was being mischievous with facts.

IPMAN tasks NNPC on steady supply of petroleum products

The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) on Wednesday urged the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to intensify the distribution of petroleum products to western depots, to address shortage in the hinterlands.

Senate: Kogi vigilance group now a militia

The Senate was alarmed yesterday that the Kogi State government has arbitrarily signed into law the establishment of an armed vigilance group with the mandate of protecting lives and property from the Nigeria Police Force.