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The Comptroller-General of Customs (CGC) Strike Force Zone ‘A’ has intercepted 2,494 bags of 50Kg parboiled rice, 1288 jerrycans of vegetable oil and assorted cars with Duty Paid Value of N47million in one month.

Closure of border with Benin leaves rice-loving Nigerians fuming

The days of heaping 50-kilo sacks of rice across the saddle of their motorbike and slipping a few notes to a customs officer are now gone.
Othman Ngelzarma

Miyetti Allah: We can meet Nigeria’s milk need with 70 million cows

The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN), said on Tuesday it has enough cows and pastoralists to meet the country’s milk requirements.

INEC: Violence is our major worries in Kogi election

The Resident Electoral Commissioner in Kogi State, Professor James Apam, has said that his worries on the November governorship election in the state would be violence.

Snapchat introduces 3D camera mode to add dimension to selfies

Snapchat continues to up its selfie game, and today it’s introducing a new camera mode that it says makes selfies more 3D-like.
Gun control advocates believe New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern must act swiftly on her promises of tighter gun laws. Hagen Hopkins-Getty Images

New Zealand tightens gun laws again after mosque massacre

New Zealand unveiled new legislation Friday aimed at ensuring only “fit and proper” people can own guns in the wake of the Christchurch mosque attacks that killed 51 Muslim worshipers.
Adele, on Thursday, officially called it quits on her marriage to Simon Konecki, as she filed for divorce.

Singer Adele files for divorce from husband

Adele, on Thursday, officially called it quits on her marriage to Simon Konecki, as she filed for divorce.
Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Boss Mustapha

SGF: Federal government will not muzzle press

The Federal Government has sait it will not muzzle the press as it performs the important work of providing the public with reliable and quality information.
Kevin Hart

Kevin Hart leaves hospital 10 days after accident

American comedian, Kevin Hart, has been discharged from the hospital, 10 days after he was involved in a car crash.

MOSOP: Shell no longer acceptable to the Ogoni people

The Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP) has declared that the Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC) is no longer an acceptable company in Ogoniland.
Godwin Obaseki

Edo people opposed to Governor c second term bid – ex-aide

A former Chief Press Secretary to Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state, John Maiyaki has said that it was the people of Edo state and not the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Comrade Adams Oshiomhole that is opposed to a second term for Governor Godwin Obaseki.

Traders decry open defecation at Lagos market

Some of the traders at Gatan Kowa Market in Lagos State had decried the rate high rate of open defecation around the market owing to lack of toilet facilities.
In Kogi State, the incumbent Governor Yahaya Bello emerged as the APC candidate while Musa Wada, a younger brother to the immediate past governor, Idris Wada, emerged as PDP candidate.

Musa Wada: We are ready to reclaim Kogi

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governorship Candidate in Kogi, Engineer Musa Wada, says the party is ready to reclaim the mantle of leadership in the state by Nov. 16.
Nicole Guillaume, who was nursing her 2-year-old son while waiting with several hundred other Haitians and Bahamanians at the port of Marsh Harbour, fainted in the heat. Cheryl Diaz Meyer for NPR

Hurricane Dorian: Amid fears of higher death toll, Bahamians vie to leave

Bahamians scrambled to escape the islands hardest-hit by Dorian, which has killed at least 43 people, while the storm wreaked “havoc” farther north in Canada after making landfall near Halifax Saturday.
Hundreds wait at the port of Marsh Harbour in the hopes of boarding a boat to Nassau after the town on Abaco in the Bahamas was decimated by Hurricane Dorian. Cheryl Diaz Meyer for NPR

Hundreds flee flood-ravaged Bahamas — in pictures

Bahamians who lost everything in the devastating passage of Hurricane Dorian were scrambling Saturday to escape the worst-hit islands by sea or by air, after the powerful storm left at least 43 people dead with officials fearing a “significantly” higher toll.

Xenophobia: CSOs seek Nigeria’s suspension of relations with South Africa

A coalition of civil society groups in Kaduna has called on Nigeria to suspend diplomatic relations with South Africa over the unwarranted killings of Nigerians in that country.
Hundreds of people blocked London’s normally busy Whitehall road on Saturday to protest Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s suspension of the British parliament.

Brexit: Suspension of parliament sparks nationwide protests

Hundreds of people blocked London’s normally busy Whitehall road on Saturday to protest Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s suspension of the British parliament.
The African Development Bank, AfDB, says it has approved a 70 million dollar loan for a road project in Ebonyi. The bank said on its website on Friday that it would provide $40 million, while its co-financier, the Africa Growing Together Fund (AGTF), would contribute $30 million for the project.

AfDB: African countries import $50 billion worth of food annually

The African Development Bank (AfDB) says African countries import nearly 50 billion dollars net of food annually.

Three dead, several injured in Suleja tanker explosion

Three people have been confirmed dead and several others injured as a fuel laden tanker exploded in Suleja, Niger state.

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Man jilted by girlfriend commits suicide

The Surulere Police Station on Wednesday received an information that one Kehinde Muse, 25, of No 56, Modele Street drank a substance suspected to be sniper.
Folasade Yemi-Esan

Folashade Yemi-Esan assumes duty as acting head of service

Following the suspension of Mrs Winfred Oyo-Ita, by President Muhammadu Buhari, Dr Folashade Yemi-Esan, on Thursday assumed duty as Acting Head of Civil Service of the Federation.
Nigeria Police

Man arrested for ‘raping 6-year-old girl’

The police in Ogun State have arrested a 43-year-old man, Oluwole Bamidele, for allegedly raping a six-year-old daughter of his neighbour.

Reps minority leader tears PDP BoT apart

Members of the Board of Trustees, BOT, of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, on Thursday publicly disagreed over the report of the committee set up to look into the circumstances that led to the emergence of Hon. Ndudi Elumelu, as the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives against the directive of the party.
Ahmad Abubakar Mahmud Gumi

Sheikh Gumi: Ex-President Jonathan, Buhari lack education on how to lead Nigeria

Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, Islamic cleric, says former President Goodluck Jonathan and President Muhammadu Buhari both lack education on how to lead Nigeria.