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People ride on a boat past A.P. Moeller-Maersk A/S branded shipping containers stacked at the Ladol free trade zone port in Lagos, Nigeria, on Tuesday, May 22, 2018. Ladol, a logistics hub for the offshore oil industry in Lagos, Nigeria, is mulling a stock-market listing and corporate bonds to expand its facilities and get more business from major production companies. Photographer: George Osodi/Bloomberg

Bribes, beatings and gridlock at ports choke Nigeria economy

The lines of aging blue, red and yellow trucks begin almost 6 miles (10 kilometers) from the gates of Nigeria’s main port of Apapa.

Udoma Udoma: Federal government committed to expanding export of locally produced goods, services

The Minister of Budget and National Planning, Senator Udoma Udo Udoma says the Federal government is committed to the diversification of the country’s economy away from dependence on oil and gas.
Africa's richest man Aliko Dangote

Aliko Dangote: I am not against signing AfCFTA

Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, has said he is not the one preventing the Federal Government from signing the Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement, AfCFTA.

Customs seizes over 500 bales of used cloths in Imo

The Controller of Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, Federal Operations Unit, FOU, Zone C, Owerri, Olusemire Kayode, yesterday said the unit seized 563 bales of used cloths from smugglers.

Godwin Emefiele: Forex ban on some items lifted Nigeria out of recession

Godwin Emefiele, governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), says the restriction of forex supply on 41 items including rice and toothpicks helped in lifting the economy out of recession.

Katsina government to close Jibia IDP camp

The Katsina State Government has given five days notice for the closure of the Internally Displaced Persons Camp (IDPs) in Jibia Local Government of the state.
Africa's richest man Aliko Dangote

Dangote Cement targets 2019 for listing on London Stock Exchange

Africa’s biggest cement producer, Dangote Cement, plans to be listed on the London Stock Exchange in 2019.
Flood in Kebbi

SEMA procures N200 million relief materials for flood victims in Kebbi

Kebbi State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), says it has procured relief materials worth N200 million for distribution to flood victims in 21 local government areas of the state.
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Helicopter jailbreak gangster arrested in France

A gangster who made a Hollywood-esque helicopter jailbreak was arrested in northern France on Wednesday after three months on the run, sources close to the case said.
Flood in Ogbaru

Death toll in Anambra flood rises to 4

Mr Arinze Awogu, Chairman, of Ogbaru Local Government Area, on Friday, said death toll in the flood ravaging Obolo village in Ogwuanicha, Anambra, had risen to four.
Rescue workers examine the hull of a ferry that overturned in Lake Victoria, Tanzania September 21, 2018, in this still image taken from video. Reuters TV-via REUTERS

Families bury victims as Tanzania ferry disaster toll passes 200

Grieving families were on Sunday preparing to bury victims of Tanzania’s devastating ferry disaster, with more than 200 confirmed dead after the crowded boat capsized in Lake Victoria.
Rescue workers examine the hull of a ferry that overturned in Lake Victoria, Tanzania September 21, 2018, in this still image taken from video. Reuters TV-via REUTERS

Tanzania ferry death toll rises to 151

The death toll after a ferry capsized in Lake Victoria has risen to 151, state-run TV station TBC said Saturday as rescue workers pressed on with the search to find scores more people feared drowned.
Rescue workers examine the hull of a ferry that overturned in Lake Victoria, Tanzania September 21, 2018, in this still image taken from video. Reuters TV-via REUTERS

Tanzania’s John Magufuli orders arrests as MV Nyerere death toll reaches 131

Tanzanian President John Magufuli on Friday ordered the arrest of the management of a ferry that capsized in Lake Victoria, as the death toll climbed to 131 and rescue workers pressed on with the search to find scores more people feared drowned.
Rescue workers examine the hull of a ferry that overturned in Lake Victoria, Tanzania September 21, 2018, in this still image taken from video. Reuters TV-via REUTERS

At least 126 dead in Lake Victoria ferry disaster

The death toll in a ferry capsize in Lake Victoria climbed to 126 on Friday, as Tanzanian rescue workers pressed on with the search to find scores more people feared drowned.
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More than 100 die in Lake Victoria ferry disaster

The death toll in a ferry capsize in Lake Victoria climbed to more than 100 on Friday, as Tanzanian rescue workers pressed on with searches to find scores of more people feared drowned.
MV Nyerere

At least 79 dead in Lake Victoria ferry disaster

At least 79 people died when a ferry capsized in Lake Victoria, Tanzanian state media said Friday, citing a regional governor, as the search for survivors continued.
Flood in Kebbi

Katsina SEMA registers 731 flood victims in Baure LGA

The Katsina State Emergency Management Agency said it had registered 731 victims of flood in Baure Local Government Area of the state.

Six security guards sent to prison for theft

The Trustees of the Capstone Church located at 360, Muritala Muhammed Way, Yaba, Lagos have dragged their six security men to court for allegedly stealing iron rods and cement valued at N18m..

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Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has said that the Senate on resumption of plenary will further probe the NNPC on diversion of dividends from the Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG).

Bukola Saraki: National Assembly will pass priority bills despite campaigns

Senate President Abubakar Bukola Saraki, on Monday assured Nigerians that legislative duties in the National Assembly would not be relegated to the background in view of the commencement of the 2019 electioneering campaigns.

NYSC resumes posting corps members to Ebonyi town previously hit by violence

The National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) has re-commenced the posting of corps members to former crisis-ridden areas of Ishielu Local Government of Ebonyi.

Boko Haram attacks three military bases in North-East

Boko Haram jihadists at the weekend attacked three military bases in northeast Nigeria, putting the spotlight on insecurity in Nigeria just three months before presidential polls.

DHQ: Troops neutralise 14 bandits, recover 422 animals in Kaduna

Troops under the Operation Whirl Punch have neutralised 14 bandits and recovered 422 cows and sheep between October and November, the acting Director of Defence Information (DDI), Brig.-Gen. John Agim, said on Monday in Kaduna
France's forward Ousmane Dembele (C) takes part in a training session at the Stade de France stadium in Saint-Denis, north of Paris, on November 19, 2018 on the eve of the friendly football match against Uruguay. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE - AFP)

Luis Suarez: Ousmane Dembele should be ‘more responsible’

Luis Suarez, a three-time biter of opposition players, said Monday that Barcelona teammate Ousmane Dembele should be "more responsible" after he reportedly missed training following a marathon nocturnal video gaming session.