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Egypt confirms arrest of two Germans, deports one

Egyptian authorities have confirmed two German nationals suspected of attempting to join an Islamic State group affiliate have been arrested, and one was deported, Egyptian security sources said Friday.
Taiwo Lakanu

IGP Ibrahim Idris appoints new Force secretary

The Inspector-General of Police (I-G), Mr Ibrahim Idris, has appointed Assistant-Inspector-General of Police (AIG), Mr Taiwo Lakanu as the new Force Secretary.

Report: Nigeria lost $2.8 billion to oil-related crimes in 2018

The United Nations says Nigeria lost an estimated 2.8 billion dollars in revenues in 2018, mainly due to oil-related crimes.
French police arrested two people who brandished dummy guns at Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris on Wednesday, causing panic and a temporary evacuation of a terminal, airport authorities and local media said.

Two persons holding fake guns spark panic at Paris airport

Two people holding replica guns sparked a panic at Paris’ main Charles de Gaulle airport on Wednesday before they were quickly arrested, sources close to the investigation said.

Upsurge in passengers causes hike in air fares

The domestic Terminals of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos have witnessed an upsurge in the number of passengers causing increase in fares ahead of Xmas celebration.

Money laundering: EFCC Intercepts $2.8 million at Enugu Airport

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Enugu Zonal Office, has intercepted 2.8 million dollars from two persons suspected to be money launderers at Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu.
President Buhari commissions New Terminal Building of Abuja International Airport on 20th December 2018-10

Muhammadu Buhari inaugurates new airport terminal

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday in Abuja inaugurated the new Terminal at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, in line with his administration’s promise to inaugurate the project before the end of Dec. 2018.

EFCC arrests nine suspected internet fraudsters in Abuja

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arrested nine suspected internet fraudsters popularly known as Yahoo-Yahoo boys, in Abuja.
Recovery workers (C) remove a damaged concrete highway barrier after a coach (backC) collided with a taxi in Hong Kong on November 30, 2018. - Five people were killed and 32 injured after a coach on its way to Hong Kong's airport collided with a taxi, police said, with passengers reportedly thrown from the coach's windows on impact. (Photo by ANTHONY WALLACE / AFP)

Five dead, 32 injured in Hong Kong coach crash

Five people were killed and 32 injured when a coach carrying Cathay Pacific staff to Hong Kong's airport collided with a taxi on Friday, police said, with passengers thrown from the coach's windows on impact.

IOC ranks Aruna Quadri as Africa’s most talented table tennis player

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has described Nigerian table tennis star Aruna Quadri as Africa’s most talented and successful Olympic table tennis player of all time, two years after reaching the quarter-final of the event at Rio 2016 Olympic.

Emirates partners Uber to offer Nigerian passengers seamless travel journey

Emirates Airlines says it has sealed a partnership has expanded with Uber that allows Nigerian passengers enjoy discounted airport rides from and to the Dubai International Airport.
High winds have forced the cancellation of flights at Sydney''s airport in Australia. [File-David Gray-Reuters] [Reuters]

Strong winds fan forest fires, cause transport havoc in Australia

Strong winds across Australia's southeast coast on Friday caused chaos at Sydney and Melbourne airports, the country's two busiest, with thousands of air travellers stranded as runways were closed and dozens of flights cancelled.
Matthew Hedges

British student ‘sentenced to life in prison in UAE for spying’

British student Matthew Hedges has been sentenced to life in prison in the United Arab Emirates for spying, according to Reuters.
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Man killed by plane taking off from Russia’s main airport

A man was killed on the runway at Moscow's largest airport when he was hit by a plane that was taking off, Russian investigators said Wednesday.
Delta State Governor Ifeanyi Okowa has promised to reward the Super Eagles with $25,000 for each goal they score against South Africa on Saturday.

Ifeanyi Okowa gives $50,000 to Super Eagles

The Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, Tuesday, redeemed his pledge of $25,000 per goal scored by the Super Eagles in their African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifying match against the Bafana Bafana football club of South Africa.

Bayelsa government alleges plot to stop Muhammadu Buhari from commissioning Bayelsa airport

The Bayelsa State Government said it has uncovered a ‘sinister plot’ by chieftains of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) from the state to prevent President Muhammadu Buhari from inaugurating the Bayelsa International Cargo/ Passenger Airport.

Rotimi Amaechi: How Muhammadu Buhari stopped unnecessary borrowings for Nigeria’s rail projects

The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, on Sunday said that in the course of executing the Warri-Itakpe Rail line, stations were built in the villages of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftains.
A-listers and the up and coming in movies, music and comedy genres have endorsed the All Progressives Congress candidate, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, and his deputy, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat, for the coming general election.

Entertainment industry practitioners endorse Jide Sanwo-Olu, Obafemi Hamzat

Leading practitioners in the entertainment industry, including the veterans, A-listers and the up and coming in movies, music and comedy genres have endorsed the All Progressives Congress candidate, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, and his deputy, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat, for the coming general election.

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(FILES) In this file photo taken on December 15, 2018 a French riot police officer aims at protesters wearing yellow vests (gilets jaunes) with a non-lethal hand-held weapon (LBD40) during a demonstration against rising costs of living blamed on high taxes on the Champs-Elysees in Paris. – The number of serious injuries caused by non-lethal hand-held weapons (LBD 40) harbours anger and mistrust towards the French government and the police, who have had to call its forces to be more cautious. (Photo by Valery HACHE / AFP)

French police under fire as ‘yellow vests’ casualty toll mounts

Twenty years ago Jean-Marc Michaud was a paratrooper who proudly marched with the army down the Champs-Elysees avenue in Paris on France’s national holiday.
Atiku Abubakar

Atiku Abubakar asks federal government to show evidence he benefitted from N156 million slush...

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, has challenged the Federal Government to show evidence that he benefitted from the N156m slush fund that allegedly led to the collapse of the defunct Platinum Habib Bank.
Kano Pillars gaffer Ibrahim Musa

Ibrahim Musa returns as Kano Pillars’ technical adviser

The club’s Team Manager Kabiru Baleria was installed as the acting technical adviser and he was in charge of the team’s last two Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) matches against Heartland and El Kanemi Warriors respectively.

NYSC: 11,000 Corps members undergoing INEC training in Kano

No fewer than 11,000 Corps members in Kano state are currently undergoing training organised by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the state.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo

VP Osinbajo: Nigerians need honest president like Muhammadu Buhari

Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, has declared that the country needs a sincere and honest President like Muhammadu Buhari to lead the country.