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A Nigerian woman pleaded guilty today to leading a conspiracy to import more than five kilograms of cocaine, as well as to her role in a separate bank fraud scheme, and to making false statements relating to fraudulent claims submitted to Medicaid for reimbursement.
In what may be described as a final offensive in its fight against smuggling, the federal government through the Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service, Hameed Ali, on Thursday announced the suspension of diesel and petrol supply to filling stations within 20 kilometres radius to all Nigerian borders.
More than 100 elephants have died in Botswana in the past two months partly because of a suspected anthrax outbreak, the government has said.
The World Bank is willing to invest $510m, in three tranches, in the Lake Chad Basin to address insecurity, desertification and humanitarian challenges, among others.
The Federal Government says it will not reverse closure of borders until neighbouring countries have shown enough commitment to check smuggling of banned commodities into Nigeria.
The Concerned Youth Empowerment Association of Nigeria says rice dealers were taking undue advantage of the closure of Nigerian borders by exploiting ordinary citizens.
Following the closure of the country’s land borders since August, residents of Kaduna State have continued to lament over the increasing prices of foodstuffs in the state.
The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), says it has seized no fewer than 1,072 vehicles from suspected smugglers since the closure of Nigerian borders with neighbouring countries.
The Comptroller General of the Nigeria Customs Service, Hameed Ali, has said that the agency’s revenue has increased during the closure of Nigeria’s borders.
The Nigeria Customs Service has given more details on the closure of Nigeria borders during a meeting with rice farmers in Kaduna State on the importance of the closure of Nigeria’s borders to national food security.
Dozens of baskets brimming with newly-picked tomatoes gently rot in the sticky heat, becoming the latest casualty in a bout of trade tension between Benin and Nigeria.
In response to the losses incurred by Nigerians, the House of Representatives has said it will approve funds for victims of the attacks who wish to take legal action against the country.
President Muhammadu Buhari has assured the nation that security and law enforcement agencies are capable of safeguarding the country, its people and property.
The African Union (AU) has conferred a medal of honour on a Nigerian doctor, Aniekeme Uwah, for his role in the fight against the deadly Ebola virus in Liberia.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Wednesday said that lack of trust among Nigerians was the main reason for the closure of the nation’s borders during elections.
After 30 years in power, Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir was arrested and deposed by the military on Thursday, following nearly four months of protests against his rule.
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Ahmed Musa has stated Nigeria will not underrate Lesotho when they meet in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifying game on Sunday.
The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) said political parties used fake news to delegitimise Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the electoral process during Kogi governorship election.
Former Governor Idris Wada of Kogi State, has expressed optimism that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will win Saturday’s governorship election in the state.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has alerted security agencies especially the military and the police of an alleged plot by leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to frustrate collation of results in Bayelsa State.
Kogi elections: Vote-buying, electoral violence rife despite heavy security presence – Situation Room
It said attacks on electoral observers, vote-buying and electoral violence happened despite the heavy presence of security officials.
The federal government says it is establishing a “Delivery Unit” to coordinate the tracking and monitoring of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) approved policies, programmes and projects, in line with the priority areas of Government.
Employees at South African Airways (SAA) will go on strike on Friday over the airline’s plan to cut more than 900 jobs, the workers’ union has said.
Cristiano Ronaldo reportedly left the Allianz Stadium before the final whistle of Juventus’ 1-0 Serie A win over AC Milan on Sunday after being substituted for the second match in a week.
After seeing Cristiano Ronaldo substituted for a second straight game, Fabio Capello has claimed the Juventus star “hasn’t dribbled past anyone for three years”.
Mrs Ejura Onoja, wife of Kogi State Deputy Governor, Chief Edward Onoja, has allegedly been attacked by thugs suspected to be loyalists of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP in Egume, Dekina Local Government Area of the State.