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Plateau DPO commended for rejecting $200,000 bribe to quash armed robbery case

GOVERNOR Simon Lalong of Plateau State has commended policeman Daniel Amah from his state for rejecting a $200,000 bribe during the course of investigating a robbery at his post in Kano State.



Soldier attached to Muhammadu Buhari Cantonment arrested for supplying kidnappers with arms

DEPARTMENT of State Services (DSS) operatives have arrested a soldier attached to the Muhammadu Buhari Cantonment in Tungan Maje in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) for supplying weapons to kidnappers.



Soludo denies that he has agreement with Atiku to take over from him after a single term

GOVERNOR Charles Soludo of Anambra State has denied rumours that that he is working against the ambition of the Labour Party presidential candidate Peter Obi because he has plans to take over from Atiku Abubakar if he gets elected president.



Archbishop of Abuja says he will personally not vote for APC over same faith ticket

ARCHBISHOP Emeritus of Abuja Cardinal John Onaiyekan has revealed that the Catholic Church of Nigeria has not taken a position on the All Progressives Congress (APC) same faith presidential ticket but he would personally not vote for the party.



Super Eagles to play pre-World Cup friendly against Costa Rica on November 10 in San Jose

NIGERIAN Football Federation (NFF) officials have managed to secure a friendly match for the Super Eagles against World Cup bound Costa Rica ay San Jose Stadium in the US on November 10.


Having missed out on the World Cup, Nigeria has had to made do with several high profile friendly games as new coach Jose Peseiro seeks to rebuild the team. Last week, the team played Algeria in a high pressured game in front of a packed crowd in the Mediterranean city of Oran.


Rather than all this propaganda about the health status of the candidates, I would rather Nigeria’s presidential election focuses on issues like a bicycle manufacturing programme 

Ayo Akinfe

[1] Nigeria was founded on the basis of the fact that she could supply Europe with commodities she needed at particular points in time. First of all it was human cargo in the form of slaves and then it later became palm oil once the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade was abolished in 1833. I ask myself why we have not continued with that trend. As the world’s largest black nation, Nigeria has got to be one of humanity’s greatest providers


Nigeria and African Export Import Bank sign agreement to build African Medical Centre of Excellence in Abuja

NIGERIA's federal government and the African Export Import Bank (Afreximbank) have signed the a host country agreement to build a multi-million dollar African Medical Centre of Excellence (Amce) in Abuja in a bid to end the growing scourge of medical tourism.



Nigeria's federal government plans to borrow £1.66bn during fourth quarter of 2022

NIGERIA'S federal government plans to borrow N720bn ($1.66bn) during the fourth quarter of 2022 to help fund the rest of its budget for the year according to statistics just released by the Debt Management Office (DMO).



Christ Apostolic Church campground guard caught after helping himself to contents of offering vault

MEN of the Ekiti State Command have arrested Christ Apostolic Church Campground guard Olufemi Akindele for raiding the church's offering vaults at Ikeji Arakeji, Osun State and stealing N620,115.




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