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AfCFTA: Nigeria Customs awaits NAC directives on tariffs, waivers

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), yesterday stated that it is waiting for clear directives from the National Action Committee (NAC) on implementable tariffs for all goods covered by the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement.
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Delta: NEMA, SEMA distribute relief materials to 2020 disaster victims

The National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA in collaboration with Delta State Emergency Relief Agency, SEMA, weekend commenced direct distribution of relief items to victims of the 2020 flood in 16 Local Government Areas of the State.
Arsenal’s German midfielder Mesut Ozil prepares to take a freekick during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Manchester City at the Emirates Stadium in London on December 15, 2019. (Photo by Ian KINGTON - IKIMAGES - AFP)

Mesut Ozil to say goodbye to his teammates this Sunday

On Saturday, the German talked at length with the Arsenal board to terminate his contract. Both parties have reportedly reached an agreeement and Ozil will move in the next 24 hours
Femi Adesina, spokesman of President Muhammadu Buhari

Presidency: Boko Haram weaker now than in 2015

As the country marks the 2021 Armed Forces Remembrance Day, Friday, the Presidency has declared that the activities of Boko Haram insurgents have been weakened compared to what obtained in 2015.
Rebel forces advancing on the Central African Republic's capital Bangui have been pushed back and the situation is under control, a spokesperson for UN peacekeeping forces said on Sunday, as tensions mount a week before key elections.

UN: Rebels thwarted in attack near Central African capital

Rebel forces in the Central African Republic on Wednesday mounted their closest attack to the capital Bangui before being repelled with the death of a peacekeeper, the country's UN mission said.
A lawyer walks through the compound at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi district in Lagos, Nigeria, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Court orders Emirates airline to pay Nigerian $1.630 million, N50 million over missing luggage

A Federal High Court in Lagos yesterday ordered Emirates Airlines to pay $1.630million to a businessman, Mr. Orji Prince Ikem, being the amount contained in his hand luggage, which went missing in the airline’s custody during a 2007 China trip.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police parade ‘phone thieves, bank fraudsters’ in Kano

The police in Kano said they have smashed a syndicate of mobile phone thieves who allegedly operate in Sharada, Sauna and Sabon Gari quarters of Kano Metropolis.

Gambia discovers 3 tonnes of cocaine in salt shipment

Law enforcement officers in The Gambia discovered nearly three tonnes of cocaine in a salt shipment from Ecuador, its drugs agency said Friday, in the tiny West African country's largest-ever seizure.

Sokoto women, children rewarded for immunization compliance

A non-governmental organisation (NGO) on Friday rewarded 62 women, 20 children, community leaders and health workers for presenting themselves for immunisation and Ante Natal Care (ANC) services in Sokoto State.
Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has listed some communities inKwara and Niger as notorious for smuggling activities over the years.

Customs intercepts 5,200 live ammunition, other contraband worth N386 million

The Nigeria Customs Service, Federal Operations Unit, Zone ‘C’ Owerri, said it has intercepted 5,200 live ammunition (cartridges of 30GR 70mm Calibre) and various contraband with a duty paid value (DPV) worth over N386 million between November 23 and December 27, 2020, having intensified its anti-smuggling operations.
Nigeria’s border security officials under Operation SWIFT RESPONSE (OSR) have commenced a joint patrol team with their counterparts from the Republics of Benin and Niger.

Nigeria’s security officials begin joint border patrol with Benin and Niger

Nigeria’s border security officials under Operation SWIFT RESPONSE (OSR) have commenced a joint patrol team with their counterparts from the Republics of Benin and Niger.

US based businessman distributes palliatives to Awka women

A United States of America (USA) based businessman, Chibueze Ezenagu, has distributed about 700 bags of rice to women in Umuogbu village, Awka in Awka South Local Government Area of Anambra State.
Troops of Operation Whirl Stroke and 177 Battalion on Wednesday killed two bandits in a raid on their hideout at Angwan Mada in Nasarawa State, defence spokesman, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, disclosed in a statement on Thursday in Abuja.

Nigerian military kills 2,403 criminals, rescues 864 kidnapped victims in 10 months

The military neutralised 2,403 suspected criminal elements in various operations across the country between March 18 and Dec. 30, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, the Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, has said.
Migrants walk towards the forest after camp Lipa was closed, in Bihac, Bosnia and Herzegovina December 30, 2020. REUTERS-Dado Ruvic

Migrants stranded in open air in Bosnia after relocation fails

Hundreds of migrants from Africa, Asia and the Middle East were left stranded in the open air on Wednesday when an attempt to relocate them to another site in Bosnia after fire wrecked their temporary camp failed, police and migrants said.
A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Police arrest two ‘armed robbers’ in Kano

The Police Command in Kano on Wednesday said it arrested two suspected armed robbers who specialised in terrorising residents of Yankaba and Badawa Quarters, Kano.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Three killed in Lagos cult clashes

The clash between Eiye and Aye members reportedly started on the Boxing day when some members of one of the cult groups were attacked and a reprisal attack on Monday led to the death of three people.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Lagos police arrest ’15 robbers, cultists’

The Lagos State Police Command on Tuesday said it has arrested 15 suspected robbers and cultists as part of efforts to protect lives and properties in the state.
Rohingya prepare to board as they are moved to Bhasan Char [Mohammad Ponir Hossain-Reuters]

Bangladesh moves nearly 2,000 Rohingya refugees to remote island

Four Bangladesh navy ships carrying at least 1,800 Rohingya refugees on Tuesday left the Chattogram port for Bhashan Char island in the Bay of Bengal, amid concerns many of the persecuted refugees were coerced into relocating to the flood-prone island.

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This was contained in a statement issued by the Director-General of NAPTIP, Imaan Suleiman-Ibrahim, on Wednesday in Abuja.

NAPTIP seeks partnership with UNODC to fight human trafficking

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) says it will continue to deepen partnership with the UN Office on Drugs and Crimes (UNODC) to fight trafficking in person in the country.
Arsenal have reportedly made a move for Real Madrid playmaker Martin Ødegaard.

Arsenal ‘make approach’ for wantaway Real Madrid playmaker

However, the 22-year-old has played just five minutes in the last six games and earlier today, reports in the Spanish press indicated that the player had told Zinedine Zidane of his intention to leave on loan during the window.
FILE PHOTO - Pope Francis leads the Angelus prayer on Epiphany, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, at the Vatican, January 6, 2021. Vatican Media-­Handout via REUTERS-File Photo

Pope urges U.S. reconciliation as bishops call out Joe Biden on abortion

Pope Francis told U.S. President Joe Biden on Wednesday that he was praying that God would guide his efforts to bring reconciliation in the United States, while the nation’s bishops condemned Biden’s pro-choice stand on abortion.
A Deputy Comptroller-General of the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS), DCG John Mrabure, has been appointed as acting Comptroller General of the Service.

John Mrabure emerges new acting correctional chief

A Deputy Comptroller-General of the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS), DCG John Mrabure, has been appointed as acting Comptroller General of the Service.

Jigawa PDP inaugurates 29-member reconciliation committee

The Jigawa State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has inaugurated a 29-member reconciliation committee to unite and bring back its lost glory in the state.