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Headies 2019: Burna Boy, Teni, Adekunle Gold dominate nominations — full list

Nigerian music stars, Burna Boy, Teni and Adekunle Gold, topped thd list of nominees for the 2019 Headies’ Award which was released on Monday.

Armed robbers invade Niger university, raid students’ hostel

Students of the Niger State-owned Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida University (IBBU) Lapai, got their own share of the rising insecurity in the state as heavily-armed robbers in the early hours of Monday raided the off-campus hostel of the University, catering always money and other students’ belongings.

Robbers invade Uniuyo female hostel, cart away valuables

Suspected armed robbers, on Wednesday night, invaded the female hostel of University of Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, and carted away undisclosed amount of money and valuables.
Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)

NNPC ‘not tax agency’

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) yesterday said the collection of taxes and other cash due to the Federal Government in the oil and gas industry was not its responsibility.
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Police arrest Finnish gang trafficking Nigerian prostitutes

European police have arrested six suspected members of a Finnish-led gang who trafficked Nigerian women for sex, AFP news agency quoted officials as saying.

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.
Mthuli Ncube

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.
Manu Garba – Nigeria U17 coach

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.

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Tanko Yakasai: How NEPU freed the North, fought British colonialism

Elder statesman and Second Republic politician, Alhaji Tanko Yakasai, has offered fresh insight into the struggle for the independence of Northern Nigeria from British colonialism and the tyranny of indigenous traditional institutions in the region.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police arrest protesters in Southern Kaduna

The Kaduna State Police Command on Saturday arrested some protesters, who took to the streets of the sate today over what they described as “genocide” in the southern part of the state and the government’s inability to arrest the situation.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police kill eight bandits in Katsina gun battle

No fewer than eight bandits and two villagers were killed when bandits attacked Zamfarawa village in Batsari Local Government Area of Katsina State.

NAF commissions 114 medics, as President Buhari demands absolute loyalty to Nigeria

President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday reminded the military of their sacred duty to protect Nigerians irrespective of ethnic or religious backgrounds.

Rotary organises free hepatitis, liver screening for Abuja community

The Rotary Club of Abuja, District 9125, on Saturday, organised free hepatitis “B and C” screening as well as Liver Scan for residents of Piwoyi, a suburb located on the airport road, Abuja.