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The President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki has cautioned politicians against overheating the polity ahead the general elections.

Senator Saraki begs colleagues not to abandon legislative duties for elections

Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has appealed to his colleagues not to abandon legislative duties during electioneering.
Nwankwo Kanu

Vandals cart away Nwankwo Kanu’s medals

Former Nigeria international, Nwankwo Kanu, cut a pitiable sight in Lagos on Monday as he revealed how suspected vandals invaded his The Hardley Apartments situated along Waziri Ibrahim Crescent on Victoria Island, making away with his football medals, trophies, plaques and other valuable items.
The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said the average cost of refilling a five kilogramme (kg) cylinder of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (Cooking Gas) increased to N2,05.14 in August from N2,01.45 recorded in July.

Drop in cooking gas price excites Lagos residents

Some Lagos residents on Wednesday expressed satisfaction with the decrease in the price and availability of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG), popularly known as cooking gas, especially during the Yuletide, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
Cargo handling equipment for Baro river port - NIWA

NIWA: N2.5 billion Baro River Port cargo project completed, ready for operation

National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA) has said that the Baro River Port cargo handling equipment installation has been completed, tested and ready for commissioning soon.
NSCDC

Yuletide: NSCDC arrests 12 persons for various crimes in Edo

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) arrested 12 persons in Edo for various crimes during the Yuletide.

CAFCC: Rangers resume training after Yuletide break

Rangers International Football Club of Enugu have resumed training for the Confederation of African Football cup and the forthcoming Nigeria Professional Football League.
CSP Chike Oti

Four policemen dismissed for stealing 350,000 cfa

Lagos State Police Command has dismissed four policemen for stealing 350,000 cfa from a Nigerian based in Togo.

Four policemen found guilty of corruption, 3 dismissed

The Lagos State Police Command has dismissed three policemen found guilty of extorting money from a Nigerian who recently returned to the country from Togo, Ifunanya Theodore.
Udom Emmanuel

Udom Emmanuel doles out N62 million Christmas package to youths, women in Akwa Ibom

Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State has doled out N62 million as Christmas package to youths and women across the 31 Local Government Areas (LGAs) of the state.

Enugu residents lament difficulties in withdrawing money from ATMs

Residents of Enugu metropolises have expressed dismay over difficulties encountered in accessing money through Automated Teller Machine (ATM) during the Yuletide season.
Nigeria Police

Police arrest two suspected armed robbers in Yenagoa

The Police in Bayelsa State have arrested two notorious armed robbers that specialised in robbing bank customers.
Hampers Nigeria

FCT residents bemoan decline in gift giving, goodwill messages

Some FCT residents have expressed concerns over the declining culture of gift giving and sending of personalised Christmas messages to families and loved ones.
naca

NACA cautions against risky behaviours to prevent spread of HIV/AIDS

The National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) has advised Nigerians to avoid risky behaviours that might contribute to the spread of HIV/AIDS in the country during the Yuletide.
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Police assure of safety in Edo, warns against political violence

The Edo State Police Command has assured residents of the state of the safety of lives and property during the Yuletide, adding that peace and respect for law and order would be upheld in the run-up to the 2019 general elections.
Aminu Masari

Yuletide: Aminu Masari distributes food items, clothing in Funtua

Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina state on Monday distributed food items and clothing worth over N850,000 to some Christians in Funtua Local Government Area of the state.
Nigeria Police Force - NPF

Yuletide: Police deploy 2,832 policemen in Bauchi

The Nigeria Police Force, Bauchi Command said it has deployed 2,832 policemen to all communities in Bauchi, to ensure a hitch-free yuletide.

Yuletide: Niger Bridge will be free for travellers – FRSC

The Federal Road Safety Corps has assured motorists, especially those traveling to the South East, of free flowing traffic on the River Niger Bridge during this year’s Yuletide.

No fuel scarcity this yuletide – oil marketers

The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) has reiterated its commitment to ensure 24-hour supply of petroleum products across the country during the Yuletide.

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US President Donald Trump has demanded that Europe take in hundreds of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) fighters captured in Syria, threatening that the United States would otherwise be forced to release them.

Trump demands Europe take hundreds of ISIS prisoners

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Phil Foden celebrates after scoring Manchester City’s second goal. Tom Jenkins-The Guardian

Manchester City end Newport County’s FA Cup dream to reach quarter-finals

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Catholic Archbishop of the Metropolitan See of Lagos, Most Rev. Alfred Adewale Martins

Archbishop Martins: Nigerians should hold INEC responsible for postponement of elections

The Catholic Archbishop of Lagos, Most Rev. Adewale Martins, says Nigerians should hold the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) responsible for the postponement of the Presidential and National Assembly elections.
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EU flags come down in Brexit Britain

At a flag-making workshop in northern England, orders for Union Jacks are flying off the production line while the EU’s blue-and-yellow standard is proving less and less popular.