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November inflation at 11.85 percent leaps to highest in 18 months

Nigeria’s consumer price index, which measures inflation, recorded the highest level in November since July 2018 when it rose to 11.85 percent from 11.61 percent in October 2019, the nation’s statistical agency, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), said on Tuesday.

Customs impounds 1,343 bags of foreign rice, others worth N492 million

The Federal Operations Unit (FOU) Zone ‘C’ of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) in Owerri said it impounded 1,343 bags of foreign rice and other contraband worth N492 million and made six arrest within the month.
Some of the Boko Haram children who ended up in Solomon’s camp

Pastor accused of sexual abuse of children in his ICCM camp

Benin-based Pastor Solomon Folorunsho, who said he is on a self-proclaimed mission to help humanity, creating the International Christian Centre for Missions (ICCM), is facing accusations of physically and sexually abusing children seeking refuge in his church’s camp.

Three students held for Niger university ‘robbery’

Three students of the Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University Lapai in Niger State have been arrested for the off campus robbery incident which occurred on Monday morning when robbers raided a 25-room off campus hostel of the university dispossessing the occupants of their phones, laptops, Ipads, clothing, jewelry and other valuables.
TO GO WITH AFP STORY BY MIKE SMITH Joint Military Task Force (JTF) spokesman Lt.Col. Onyema Nwachukwu speaks on illegal oil refineries and miltary operations to dislodge oil thieves in Bayelsa State of Niger Delta on April 9, 2013. Shell Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC) had threatened to shut down production in April for nine days in the entire Nembe Trunk Line to remove a number of bunkering points on pipelines vandalised by oil thieves in the region. Since 2009, SPDC has experienced an upsurge in vandalisation of pipeline network by criminals causing severe environmental devastation and forcing the company to lose 60,000 barrels daily this year. AFP PHOTO/PIUS UTOMI EKPEI (Photo credit should read PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFP/Getty Images)

DHQ: Children not detained as terrorism suspects

The Defence Headquarters has disclosed that children were not held as terrorism suspects in any military detention facility in the northeastern part of Nigeria.
Nigeria Police

Gang uses 14-year-old boy for robbery operations in Gombe

A 14-year-old primary five pupil was among 21 crime suspects arrested by the police in Gombe, the SP Mary Malum, the Public Relations Officer of the police command in the state, said on Tuesday.

Oil rebounds on U.S-Chinese trade dispute

Oil prices rallied on Tuesday following reports that the U.S has decided to delay the next round of tariffs that were to be imposed on Chinese goods.
Donald Trump and Xi Jinping

Donald Trump exempts Chinese cell phones, laptops, toys, footwear from September 1 tariffs

Amidst recession fears, the Trump White House trade office announced Tuesday that it would exempt Chinese cellphones, laptops, toys, footwear and clothing from a new round of tariffs going into force on 1 September.
Apostle Chibuzor Gift Chinyere, the General Overseer of Omega Power Ministry, OPM, in Port Harcourt, Rivers State has said God did not call him to buy jet and flashy cars for his wife and children but to preach the gospel and reach out to the poor in a bid to bring them to Christ.

Apostle: God didn’t call me to buy jet, flashy cars

Apostle Chibuzor Gift Chinyere, the General Overseer of Omega Power Ministry, OPM, in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, has said God did not call him to buy jet and flashy cars for his wife and children but to preach the gospel and reach out to the poor in a bid to bring them to Christ.
Hua Chunying, spokeswoman of China's Foreign Ministry, speaks at a regular news conference in Beijing, China, January 6, 2016. China's Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday that Beijing did not have advance knowledge of North Korea's test of a miniaturized hydrogen nuclear device, adding that it firmly opposes Pyongyang's action. REUTERS/Jason Lee

China vows tit-for-tat tariffs against US products

The Chinese authorities have announced that they will take countermeasures if the United States goes ahead with the introduction of additional duties on Chinese goods.

Experts commend central bank’s policy on forex restriction for milk importation

Economic experts have lauded the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on its plan to put forex restriction on imported dairy products to the country.
Sagir Musa

Soldiers kill two terrorists in Borno, recover weapons

Soldiers fighting insurgents in the northeast of the country have killed two terrorists operating around Gwoza area of Borno State, the Nigerian Army has said.
Humans consume 'tens of thousands' of plastic pieces each year

Humans consume ‘tens of thousands’ of plastic pieces each year

Humans eat and breathe in tens of thousands of microplastic particles every year, according to a new analysis o Wednesday that raised fresh questions over how plastic waste could directly impact our health.
U.S. President Donald Trump has rejected a UN arms trade treaty that was approved by his predecessor Barack Obama and is currently waiting in the Senate for ratification.

Donald Trump raises tariffs on $200 billion Chinese goods

The US has more than doubled tariffs on $200bn (£153.7bn) worth of Chinese products, in a sharp escalation of the countries’ damaging trade war.
The President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki has cautioned politicians against overheating the polity ahead the general elections.

Banditry: Senate to make N10bn available for displaced persons in Zamfara

The Senate has proposed that a N10 billion intervention be made part of the 2019 Budget to assist persons displaced by banditry in Zamfara.

Customs distribute 63,000 bags of rice, others to orphanages

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has so far distributed 63,000 bags of rice, gallons of vegetable oil and clothing to some orphanages and IDPs in the South-West and North-West zones of the country.

FCT elections: Police arrest fake polling officer at Efab Estate

The police at Efab Estate Polling Unit 017 Mbora District, Life Camp, on Saturday, arrested a fake Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Presiding Officer (PO) during the Chairmanship and Councillors Election.

Central bank restricts sale of forex to importers of textiles

The Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, has directed commercial banks and Bureau the Change operators to, immediately, stop sale of forex to import textiles and clothing materials in the country.

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Expert caution healthcare workers on handling cytotoxic drugs

A Pharmacist, Mrs. Esther Samuel of the Department of Pharmacy, University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH), has cautioned healthcare workers in the country on effective handling of cytotoxic drugs for cancer patients.
Samson Siasia has vowed to clear his name after world governing body FIFA banned him yesterday from football following an allegation of match-fixing brought against him.

FIFA ban: I’ve never met notorious match fixer Wilson Raj Perumal – Samson Siasia

Former Nigeria coach Samson Siasia has said that he never met the notorious match fixer Wilson Raj Perumal and maintains his innocence following the life ban by FIFA.
Super Eagles’ head coach Gernot Rohr has said winning the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) for Nigeria would make him the most excited person.

WCQ: NFF urged to sort contract issues with Gernot Rohr quickly

Former Nigeria goalkeeper Ike Shorunmu has urged the Nigeria Football Federation to resolve the future of the Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr quickly.
Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF)

Bailout: Governors decry ‘excessive deductions’ by federal government

Members of the Nigerian Governors Forum are protesting what they consider as excessive deductions from states which benefitted from the Federal Government’s budget support facility.

Lassa fever: Enugu government deploys protective equipment for health workers

The Enugu State Ministry of Health on Thursday said it had deployed protective equipment to protect health care workers in Enugu State Teaching Hospital, Parklane.