Robbers break into Royal Air Maroc plane at Lagos airport and cart away passengers' valuables

ARMED robbers have taken their activities to new heights in Nigeria by breaking into a Royal Air Maroc aircraft parked on the tarmac of the Murtala Mohammed International Airport in Lagos and robbing its passengers.



China's Railway Construction Corporation signs $3.9bn Abuja-Lokoja rail contract with Nigeria

NIGERIA has signed a $3.9bn contract with the China Railway Construction Corporation (CRCC) to construct a new Abuja-Itakpe-Lokoja rail line as part of the ongoing programme to build a nationwide network.



Court of Appeal strikes out Dino Melaye's suit opening the way for fresh Kogi West election

SENATOR Dino Melaye of Kogi West Senatorial District is going to have to face a tough rescheduled election after Nigeria's Court of Appeal rejected his appeal against the election tribunal ruling nullifying his victory and ordering a re-run.



Stoke City's Oghene Etebo becomes the latest to pull out of Sunday's Brazil friendly with injury

STOKE City midfielder Oghene Etebo has become the latest member of the Super Eagles to pull out of Nigeria's Sunday's friendly game against Brazil taking place at Singapore's National Stadium after picking up a last minute injury.



10 demands I would like to make of Sadiya Umar Farouq as she assumes her new role

By Ayo Akinfe

(1) Let this represent a clean break from the past. None of the usual ostentatious “First Lady” nonsense. You have no need for a retinue of assistants, hangers-on, leeches, parasites, personal assistants, bag handlers and praise singers. Carry on doing you job as a minister in a professional manner like any other member of the cabinet

(2) Carry your bags yourself and hold your umbrella yourself when it rains. Promise us no shopping trips abroad between now and 2023


Nigerian start-up wins Future Stars challenge at Gitex Technology Week with Chiniki Guard programme

NIGERIA has emerged the winner of the Future Stars challenge held at the ongoing Gitex Technology Week in Dubai with Abdulhakim Bashir clinching the top prize with his Chiniki Guard programme designed to tackle the menace of shoplifting.



Buhari re-appoints his nephew Abdulkarim Dauda as his chief personal security officer

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has approved the service extension of his chief personal security officer (CPSO) Abdulkarim Dauda for another three years extending his retirement date to May 13, 2023 from the proposed January 1, 2020.



Farmers and herdsmen clash in Ibadan as Oyo State House of Assembly proposes anti-grazing bill

FARMERS and Fulani herdsmen have clashed at the premises of the Oyo State House of Assembly as they disagree over the proposed anti-grazing bill being proposed by Governor Seyi Makinde.


Like several other states, Oyo is proposing to introduce an anti-grazing bill that will limit cattle herding to designated areas. Governor Makinde and the Oyo State House of Assembly are planning to introduce a new bill that will compel Fulani herdsmen to raise their livestock in dedicated ranches.


Fayemi adds his voice to the debate about smaller government saying senate should be scrapped

GOVERNOR Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State has added his voice to the debate calling for a reduction in Nigeria's legislators saying that the country really needs only the House of Representatives and the senate is a luxury.



Nigeria to offer visa on arrival for all visitors in a bid to woo foreign investors

GOVERNMENT ministers are working on plans to introduce visa-on-arrival for all visitors visiting Nigeria as part of a new regime to encourage investors under this administration's ease of doing business in the country policy.




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