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Lagos-Ibadan rail line will help resolve Apapa gridlocks – FRSC

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) says the new Lagos-Ibadan Standard Gauge will bring succour to the perennial Apapa gridlocks when completed.

Federal govt approves $500m to buy coaches, locomotives for railways

The Federal Executive Council presided over by the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, on Wednesday approved $500 million for the purchase of coaches, wagons, locomotives for Lagos-Ibadan and Itakpe-Warri railways.

Passenger train collides with truck in northern India

A passenger train derailed after hitting a truck at a level crossing in northern Indian state of Haryana Monday, railway officials said.

We’ve paid over N73 billion to contractors handling FCT projects – Muhammad Bello

The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Malam Muhammad Bello, on Thursday, stated that over N73 billion has been paid to various contractors handling the various projects within the territory.

Oil workers proposed strike will cost Nigeria N150bn daily – LCCI

The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry has warned that the economy would lose an estimated N150bn daily, if the proposed strike by PENGASSAN and NUPENG is not averted.

Don’t blame President Buhari for nation’s infrastructure deficit – Lai Mohammed

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed said the President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration should not be blamed for the infrastructural deficit in the country.

No cabal can hijack Buhari’s powers – Presidency

The Presidency has insisted that no cabal or official can hijack the powers President Muhammadu Buhari.

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Gunmen kill policeman in Katsina

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Blood test for cancer detects eight different types of tumour

The medical holy grail of a blood test for cancer has moved a step closer after a US trial of a new technique detected eight different kinds of tumour.

US Senate passes bill to renew NSA warrantless internet surveillance

The U.S. Senate on Thursday passed a bill to renew the National Security Agency’s warrantless internet surveillance program for six years with minimal changes, overcoming objections from civil liberties advocates that it undermined the privacy of Americans.

IPOB remains a terrorist group – court

A Federal High Court in Abuja has dismissed an application challenging the designation of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) as a terrorist organisation.

Benue crisis may get out of control – Sultan Abubakar

The Sultan of Sokoto, Saad Abubakar, has queried the competence of the security agencies and their inability to stop the attacks and killings by herdsmen in Benue State.

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Sudan police fire tear gas as protesters march against price rises

About 200 protesters marched Wednesday in the Sudanese capital's twin city of Omdurman against rising food prices, with anti-riot police firing tear gas to disperse the rally.

10 killed in clashes at Libya’s main international airport

Fighting at the Libyan capital’s only working international airport killed at least 10 people Monday, officials said, after militiamen attacked it in an attempt to free colleagues held at a jail there.

Farmers-herders clashes can cause food crisis – UN

The United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General for West Africa and the Sahel, Mohammed Ibn Chambers, and other eminent Nigerians have warned of the consequences of the lingering farmers/herders clashes in various parts of the country, noting that the development if not checked was capable of causing food crisis in the country.

We won’t allow cattle colonies in our zone – Middle Belt

Following the moves by the Federal Government to introduce cattle colonies in the country as a panacea to the clashes between farmers and herdsmen, the Association of Middle Belt Ethnic Nationalities (ASOMBEN) has rejected the idea, vowing never to cede any land from the geopolitical zone for such project.

Spanish tax authorities scruntinise Lionel Messi’s foundation

Spanish tax authorities are investigating whether payments from FC Barcelona to Lionel Messi’s foundation were used to help the player evade taxes, Spanish daily El Mundo reported on Saturday.