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Insecurity, fraud clog financial inclusion stride

As fiscal and monetary authorities collaborate to ensure that Nigerians keep up the 63.6 per cent financial inclusion stride with the aim of attaining the set target of 20 per cent exclusion rate by 2020, the frightening series of bank robberies and frauds in the system may have put a lid on the agenda.

Nigerian national arrested in Tokyo over ‘inheritance scam’

Tokyo Metropolitan Police has arrested a male Nigerian over the alleged swindle of a Japanese in Setagaya Ward earlier this year.

Police arrest five ‘kidnappers’ informants’

The Police in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) has said it arrested five suspected informants to kidnappers terrorising communities in Abaji Area Council and environs.
ISIL fighters killed 11 Nigerian soldiers in an attack on the northeastern town of Gajiganna, the group has claimed through its news agency AMAQ.

Soldiers kill six bandits in Kaduna

The troops of “Operation Thunder Strike” and “Operation Harbin Kunama III” have killed five suspected bandits and arrested four others during two separate operations in Chikun and Igabi Local Government Areas of Kaduna State.
The Nigerian Army on Monday dismissed as ‘untrue’ social media reports indicating the closure of the Maiduguri-Monguno Road.

Troops kill five, arrest four bandits in Kaduna

Troops of 1 Division Nigerian Army have neutralized five bandits and arrested four others in two separate operations in Chikun and Igabi Local Government Areas of Kaduna State.

Job seeker loses N1.3 million to ‘scammers’ in Borno

Two suspected fraudsters have been arrested by the Borno Command of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) for allegedly defrauding a job seeker of N1.3 million in Maiduguri.

NAMA splits Lagos airspace control centre

The Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) has successfully split the Lagos Sub-Flight Information Region (Sub-FIR) airspace into two sectors to improve the quality of air traffic services in the country.

Notorious kidnapper arrested in Aba

It was a huge breakthrough for security agencies in Abia state as they have reportedly nabbed a notorious kidnapper that has been terrorizing Aba and other neighbouring states.
The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) administration has raised alarm over rising cases of insecurity and vandalism in the territory. Abuja

FCT residents relive scary experiences with hoodlums in uncompleted buildings

Residents of Federal Capital Territory (FCT) have hailed the plans by government authorities to review the allocations of uncompleted buildings in the city in order to check activities of hoodlums.
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Two ATM robbers nabbed in Ogun

Two suspected armed robbers, who specialised in robbing unsuspecting members of the public at locations of Automated Teller Machines (ATM), have been arrested by the police in Ogun State. In a statement by the spokesperson...

Ambassador, NIMASA facilitate release of Nigerian crew in Equatorial Guinea

The Zonal Coordinator of Zone ‘A’ of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Assistant Comptroller General (ACG) Kaycee Ekekezie has revealed why Customs suspended over 300 licenses belonging to clearing agents and Customs brokers.

NIBBS: NIP records increase volume of transactions over cheques in Q1

The Nigerian Interbank Settlement System (NIBSS), says the NIBSS-Interbank Payments (NIP) recorded an increase in the volume of transactions in the first quarter of 2019 over transactions made through cheques.

Report: Facebook’s new cryptocurrency may launch this month

Facebook will announce a new cryptocurrency this month, according to a report by The Information. Facebook employees who work on the project, called Libra, can choose to be paid in the cryptocurrency token instead of hard cash, the report says. Previous reports have suggested that a global launch would happen next year.

Bank customers decry poor ATM services during Sallah

Bank customers in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), on Tuesday decried poor network and insufficient funds in most Automated Teller Machines (ATMs).

Bank’s e-transactions hit N34 trillion in Q1

A total volume of 557,083,712 transactions valued at N34.02tn were recorded in Q1 2019 as data on Electronic Payment Channels in the Nigeria’s banking sector.
Ahmadu Fintiri

Governor Fintiri pledges prompt salary payment, yearly increments

The Adamawa State Governor, Rt Hon Ahmadu Fintiri, has pledged to make a priority of prompt payment of salaries and annual increment of same.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says an investigation is ongoing on the seized $2.8 million at Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu.

EFCC secures conviction of ATM fraudster in Benue

The Makurdi Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC) has convicted an ATM fraudster in Benue State, Ikechukwu Sunday Onovo, using the plea bargain option.
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Students desert hostels in Imo communities over alleged police misconduct

A relentless police crackdown on students residing in hostels at Umuoma, Umuerim and Umuokomochi communities, near Owerri, is forcing students to flee their hostels, newsmen report.

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Valentine Ozornwafor set to join Almeria on loan from Galatasaray

Nigeria defender Valentine Ozornwafor is set to join Spanish Segunda B side, Almeria on loan from Turkish champions, Galatasaray for the 2019/2020 season.

Quarrel in #BBNaija house turns into birthday party — video

It was a moment of confusion for some Big Brother Naija housemates in the early hours of Thursday as Frodd and Sir Dee engaged in an intense quarrel which eventually turned out to be a birthday prank on Esther.

New minister urged to save National Youth Council

President of National Youth Council of Nigeria, NYCN, Mr. Bello Bala Shagari, has expressed confidence that the new Minister of Youths and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, would save the NYCN from what he described as political interference.
Liam Hemsworth has pulled the trigger on his divorce from Miley Cyrus, meaning that their love is officially, at long last, dead.

Liam Hemsworth files for divorce from Miley Cyrus

E! News has confirmed that the Hunger Games actor has filed for divorce from “Mother’s Daughter” singer, citing “irreconcilable differences” as the reason for the breakup. The court documents, obtained by E! News, state that Hemsworth is not asking for spousal support.
Jose Mourinho has reacted to Barcelona 4-0 defeat against Liverpool in the Champions League semi-final at the Anfield on Tuesday evening.

VAR: Only thieves complain of security cameras – Jose Mourinho

Former Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has weighed in on the controversial Video Assistant Referee (VAR) that was introduced into the Premier League this season, saying that only thieves complain of security cameras.