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Thirty escape as bus catches fire in Onitsha

No fewer than thirty women and children on Friday escaped death by whiskers after a Coaster bus conveying them went into flames in Onitsha, Anambra state.
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Police arrest 40 kidnap suspects, rescue kidnap victims in Katsina

The newly launched “operation puff adder,” by the Inspector general of Police, Mohammed Adamu, to rid the North Western states of kidnapping and banditry activities appeared to be yielding quick results as the Katsina State Command Wednesday evening paraded about 40 criminals arrested for various offences ranging from kidnapping, banditry, armed robbery, rituals and supplying of logistics to perpetrate criminality in the 8 frontline local government areas of the State
Indian rupee crashes to all time low of 69 against US dollar | AFP

India cancels poll in southern area over ‘vote buying’

Indian election authorities have cancelled voting in a southern region of the country after seizing more than 110 million rupees ($1.5 million) they believe was meant to influence the outcome, officials said Wednesday.
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Opportunity cost of vote trading in Nigeria

One of the most worrying developments in Nigeria today is the ugly phenomenon of cash-for-votes by political parties and candidates. Desperate politicians are not leaving any stone unturned in order to ensure their victory at the coming 2019 general elections.
President Muhammadu Buhari and the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has said Nigerians will not regret voting him and the APC back to power in 2019.

Muhammadu Buhari: Nigerians will not regret voting APC

President Muhammadu Buhari and the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has said Nigerians will not regret voting him and the APC back to power in 2019. This is even as he has promised to wipe out whatever remains of the Boko Haram terrorist group and free Nigerians from their nefarious activities.

Offa robbery: We’re trying to recover stolen cash, guns used – Police

Nigeria Police Force says it is making strident efforts at recovering the huge cash stolen from six banks by armed robbers who attacked Offa in Kwara State on April 5 this year.
Spain's police seize massive cocaine haul in banana cargo

Spain’s police seize massive cocaine haul in banana cargo

Spanish police said on Thursday they had seized over six tonnes of cocaine hidden in a shipment of bananas and arrested 16 suspects, some of them wanted in the Netherlands.
In this May 24 photo, former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak speaks as he leaves the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission Office in Putrajaya in Kuala Lumpur. (Vincent Thian-AP)

Malaysian ex-premier Najib Razak summoned again over 1MDB scandal

Malaysia’s former prime minister Najib Razak was on Tuesday summoned once again to the headquarters of the anti-graft agency in Kuala Lumpur, to be questioned over a new case relating to the 1MDB scandal.
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Zimbabwe to cut government jobs in savings drive

Cash-strapped Zimbabwe will cut public sector jobs to help stem ballooning expenditure, the country's finance minister said on Friday.
So far, around 100 households in the area have signed up to the scheme. Every 10 kilogrammes of waste fetches 250 CFA francs (around 50 euro cents), paid either in cash or credit -- to buy biogas - AFP

Waste turns to gas and cash in Benin Republic

Garbage has never smelled so sweet for a small village in southern Benin since it opened a pilot waste treatment centre to turn household rubbish into gas — and cash.

MTN sticks to 2018 plan despite complications to repatriate cash from Iran

MTN Group, Africa’s biggest mobile operator, is sticking to its 2018 dividend target despite new U.S. sanctions making it harder to repatriate cash from its Iran joint venture, the company said on Wednesday.
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Cash released for Golden Eaglets MRI tests

Cash has been released for the mandatory MRI scan to be conducted for the country’s U17s and the age tests will now be carried out this weekend.
12,000 pieces of jewellery accounted for the biggest portion of the seizure from Najib's properties [AP]

Malaysia: Bags of cash, jewellery seized in Najib raid worth $273 million

Malaysian police said the total value of the bags of cash, jewellery, luxury purses, watches and other items seized from premises linked to former prime minister Najib Razak totalled up to $273m.

Suspected armed robbers attack publisher

The publisher of Sahara Weekly, a print and online medium, Femi Oyewole, was attacked on Monday morning attacked by suspected armed robbers at his residence in Ifo area of Ogun.

Police parade ‘kidnappers, other criminals’ in Osun

The police in Osun state on Saturday paraded three suspected kidnappers, Henry Omenihu (24), Paul Chitiru (24), Henry Bright (18) alongside other suspects nabbed for various criminal offences.

Senator Marafa donates relief materials to victims of Zamfara attacks

Sen. Kabiru Marafa on Wednesday donated cash and food items to families of those killed by gunmen in four local local government area of Zamfara.

Malaysia’s Mahatir blames ex-premier for $251.7bn debt

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad on Monday, blamed previous government led by former protege Najib Razak for the one trillion ringgit (251.70 billion dollars) in debt.

Police officers held for questioning over invasion of outpost by gang

Some police officers attached to an outpost in Eku, Ethiope East Local Government Area of Delta State, are facing interrogation by authorities of the State Police Command following the invasion of the outpost by a gang hoodlums suspected to be cultists last week.

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Shareholders condemn SEC’s suspension of Oando annual general meeting

The Pramatic Shareholders Association of Nigeria (PSAN) has condemned the Securities and Exchange Commission's (SEC) suspension of the 42rd Annual General Meeting of Oando Plc which was scheduled to take place on Tuesday, June 11, 2019.

Senator Ndume: Senate president election was free, fair

Sen. Ali Ndume (APC-Borno) on Tuesday, described the conduct of the senate president election for the 9th National Assembly as ”free and fair.”

Court remands four suspects in Ilorin prison over alleged murder

An Ilorin Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday ordered the remand of four men at the Oke-Kura Prison, Ilorin, for the alleged murder one Isiaka Sikiru.

Nigeria’s Pelfaco signs oil production sharing deal with Congo Republic

Nigerian private oil and gas company Pelfaco signed a production sharing deal with Congo Republic’s state energy firm on a 32-million barrel oil field on Tuesday, Congo’s oil ministry said.
Ahmad Lawan, majority leader of the senate, says the national assembly will not become President Muhammadu Buhari’s “rubber stamp” if he is elected senate president.

President Buhari congratulates new National Assembly presiding officers

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated heartily the newly elected presiding officers of the Ninth National Assembly.