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Nigeria imports nearly 50% of its domestic gas in first quarter of 2019 despite having world's ninth largest reserves

NIGERIA imported 146.14m litres of gas representing 47% of total national consumption during the first three months of 2019 from the US and five other countries despite the nation having the world's ninth largest reserves.

 

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Anthony Joshua triggers rematch clause in his contract with Ruiz setting up new clash in Nov or Dec

NIGERIAN-born former world heavyweight boxing champion Anthony Oluwafemi Joshua has triggered his rematch clause with Mexican Andy Ruiz Jr to whom he lost his titled last weekend setting up a rematch in either November or December this year.

 

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Nigeria anticipates return of $211m recovered from General Abacha's UK account on Jersey Island

NIGERIA is expecting the authorities in the UK and US to release the $211m seized from a bank account owned by former military dictator General Sani Abacha in the Channel Island of Jersey yesterday to the federal government.

 

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Until we elevate our level of thinking we are going nowhere

By Ayo Akinfe

(1) I have always maintained that the first step towards making Nigeria a better place is to elevate the level of thinking of its people. So long as our immediate priorities are the accumulation of private wealth, going to heaven, building churches and mosques in each street corner, enjoying owambes, amassing SUVs, throwing lavish parties in Dubai and celebrating our ethnic differences, we will remain an impoverished people

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Man hacks wife to death in Niger State for threatening to marry another husband when he dies

MEN of the Niger State Police Command have arrested a 30 year old man and intend charging him to court for murder after he killed his wife for threatening to marry another husband after he died.

 

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Bloodletting continues in Zamfara APC as former governor Yari and Senator Marafa are expelled by different factions

FORMER Zamfara State governor Abdulaziz Yari has been expelled from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) as the party goes through a blood-letting upheaval in response to its recent loss of all elective positions within the state.

 

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Boko Haram sack two army bases in Borno State killing battalion commander and carting away weapons

SEVEN soldiers including a battalion commander have been reported missing after Boko Haram sacked two Nigerian Army bases in Borno State carting away combat equipment in a raid that is believed to have left one troop dead.

 

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Ganduje considers suspending Emir of Kano and appointing a regent after panel says $9.4m was unaccounted for

GOVERNOR Abdullahi Ganduje is contemplating appointing an acting emir of Kano to replace Lamido Sanusi Mohammed after the Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-corruption Commission accused the monarch of misappropriating N3.5bn ($9.4m).

 

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Flying Eagles crash out of ongoing U20 World Cup losing 1-2 to Senegal in second round

NIGERIA'S Flying Eagles have been knocked out of the ongoing U20 World Cup in Poland after suffering a 1-2 loss at the hands of Senegal last night despite dominating possession and having loads of scoring chances.

 

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As we celebrate Eid-al-Fitr can we please consider the thought of creating a little heaven on earth 

By Ayo Akinfe 

(1) As we celebrate Eid-al-Fitr, can we please pause for a second and actually think about the concept of heaven which underpins the doctrines of Islam and Christianity. Nigerian adherents to these two faiths are so passionate about going to heaven but appear not interested in replicating the idea of heaven on earth. I for one simply cannot get my head around that discrepancy 

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