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The Police in Lagos said they have arrested two suspects in connection with the kidnap of the Director of Fire Service, Lagos, Rasaki Musibau and six others.

Suspects: We took N5 million ransom to free Lagos Fire director

Two suspects allegedly involved in the recent kidnap of Lagos State Fire Service Director, Mr. Rasaki Musibau, and six others, had confessed collecting N5m ransom before releasing them.

Fire razes market, destroys 350 shops in Katsina

A fire outbreak weekend razed about 350 shops and stalls at a market in Funtua in Funtua Local Government of Katsina State, destroying goods and property worth N350 million.

NGO donates empowerment items to Kogi youths

A non-governmental organisation (NGO), Princess Falade Ademujimi Iyalode Youth and Women Empowerment Programme (PFAIYWEP), has empowered 42 youths and many women in Kogi State.

N-Power: Governor Bello commends federal government for recruiting 7,425 Kogi indigenes

Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi has commended the Federal Government for recruiting 7,425 unemployed graduates from the state into the second batch of the N-Power programme.

Local gold miners in Niger seek attention of government

The Association of Gold Miners (Zone one) in Chanchaga Local Government area of Niger has appealed to the state government to organise the local miners professionally.

Saudi boosts citizen benefits as taxes bite

Saudi Arabia announced Saturday it had boosted stipends and benefits for citizens to cushion the impact of economic reforms including the kingdom’s first ever taxes after an oil price slump.

JTF launches manhunt for kingpin of four Britons’ kidnappers in Delta

The Joint Task Force (JTF), Operation Delta Safe (OPDS), has launched a manhunt for the leader of a kidnap gang identified as Karowei Gbakumor in Delta State.

Looking at Nigerian politics through sports

I am not a politician. I have never been. But one cannot be alive in Nigeria today and not be politically involved, either as an activist or a victim, in the political theatrics ongoing in the country.

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A man waves as he disembarks from a plane as a first group of Nigerians repatriated from South Africa following xenophobic violence arrives in Lagos on September 11, 2019. PIUS UTOMI EKPEI - AFP

Xenophobia: Nobody should blame those who don’t want to return – Jonathan Nnaji

Dr. Jonathan Nnaji, chairman board of trustees of Igbo speaking community in Lagos State, has said that Nigerians who have chosen to remain in South Africa than return to the country should not be blamed because the country has refused to set its priorities right.

Interim Falcons coach focused on Tokyo 2020 ticket

Coach of Nigeria’s women senior Christopher Danjuma has stated that his attention is solely on ensuring Nigeria qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
Cristiano Ronaldo was an egotist in the Manchester United dressing room who always wanted to be near a mirror, according to Uruguay legend Diego Forlan.

Cristiano Ronaldo: I was one step away from Arsenal move

Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo has revealed that he was a step away from joining Arsenal prior to signing for Manchester United in 2003.
Efe Ajagba

Efe Ajagba will become world boxing champion soon – trainer

Legendary boxing trainer Ronnie Shields believes that Efe Ajagba can rule the heavyweight division in the near future.
Egypt has two strong medal contenders for the Summer Games in Mohamed Ehab and Sara Ahmed, who both won bronze in their respective categories at Rio 2016.

Egypt banned from world weighlifting championships

A number of Egyptian weightlifters were included in the entry list for the world championships, which begin in Thailand tomorrow.