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Governor Ambode reiterates commitment to growth of tourism, entertainment sector

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State on Tuesday said he would continue to build an enabling environment to support the growth of the tourism and entertainment sector.
Fireworks on display in a supermarket in Berlin. Hayoung Jeon-EPA

German police seize 850kg firework stash

German police said Sunday they confiscated 850 kilos of fireworks and firecrackers from a 23-year-old man in Hamburg, ahead of New Year’s festivities.

Yuletide: Police ban use of fireworks, ‘knock out’

Nigeria Police Force says the ban against the use of fireworks or ‘knock out’ before, during or after the yuletide celebration in still in place

Nigerian Army advises Zaria residents not to panic, as students begin military training

Nigeria’s military authorities have urged Zaria residents not to panic as the Senior Secondary School (SSS) 2 and 3 students of the Nigerian Military School (NMS), Zaria, on Friday began a two-day field training exercise.

Air pollution threatens Chinese Lunar New Year

Some regions of China could suffer heavy pollution because of fireworks and unfavourable weather conditions during Lunar New Year celebrations.

Yuletide: Police in Oyo warn against use of explosive firecrackers

The Oyo State Police Command has warned residents of the state against the use of explosive fireworks such as banger, during this festive season.

Firecrackers are for fun, not scriptural – Clergymen

A clergyman, Pastor Jonathan Olaoye, has described the throwing of firecrackers by youths during Christmas festival as mere fun rather than being scriptural.

Former US marine charged over Christmas terrorism plot

A former US marine was arrested and charged in California on Friday over an alleged plot to carry out a terrorist attack on Christmas Day, the Justice Department confirmed.

Yuletide: Nigerian military, police bans use of fireworks, bangers

The Nigerian military and the police have banned the use of fireworks during the Yuletide.

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