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Diezani
Nigeria's Petroleum Minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke's sister has been kidnapped by gunmen in Port Harcourt. Vanguard reports that the men abducted her sister, Osiyo Agama, at ...
 
EFCC-Blindwoman
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) said it recovered N550,000 from a gang of fraudsters who swindled a blind woman, Mary Ihekanacho of N830,000 in a job scam. Wilson Uwujaren, spokesman of the EFCC in a statement in Abuja said the draft of the recovered money was presented ...
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The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has condemned the removal of wages from the exclusive list to the concurrent list by the National Assembly (NASS) in the ongoing fourth amendment exercise to the 1999 constitution. This is contained in a statement signed by Peter Ozo-Eson, the Secretary ...
World Leaders Gather For Nuclear Security Summit 2014
President Goodluck Jonathan will on Friday depart Lagos on a brief pilgrimage to Israel, his office said in a statement on Thursday. The statement issued in Abuja by Reuben Abati, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, said that Jonathan would visit Christian Holy sites ...
NAFDAC
The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) in Bauchi on Thursday said it would embark on quantification inspection of vitamin A in flour and iodine in salt. Michael Attah, the Bauchi Unit Head of NAFDAC, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of ...
Dame Patience Jonathan
First Lady of Nigeria, Dame Patience Jonathan, has resigned from her position as a "Super" Permanent Secretary in the Bayelsa State Civil Service. There are conflicting reports on why she resigned. According to Sahara Reporters, an alleged breakdown in the relationship between the  First ...
Rolex
A 25-year-old woman based in New York stole a $25,000 Rolex, and hid it in her private parts. According to Radaronline, the woman, Shacarye Tims, stole the victim's watch after accompanying him to his hotel room at the Holiday Inn in New York City. Tims had met the man at a bar on October ...
fire mmia
There was a fire outbreak at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos this afternoon. The fire engulfed the second floor of the airport, Daily Post reports. However, it was reportedly doused shortly after it started, preventing any serious damage to the building. Sources ...
Ayo Fayose
Newly-elected Ekiti State governor, Ayo Fayose has shut down the fuel station of a Speaker of Ekiti State House of Assembly, Adewale Omirin. The state government shut down a number of petrol stations, including Omirin's for "allegedly constituting environmental hazard to the society," ...
Paul Kagame President of Rwanda
As part of Rwanda's measures to prevent the Ebola virus from entering the country, the government has announced that all visitors from the United States and Spain must undergo Ebola screening. Visitors from the aforementioned countries will be required to "self-monitor, fill out an extensive ...
Abandoned Children's Father
Yesterday, BN brought you the news about a man who abandoned his three children at an Ogun State boarding school for eight years because he couldn’t afford to take care of them. The father, Segun Adepegba, spoke to Punch yesterday about the rationale behind his actions. He stated that ...
NYSC BellaNaija
The Nigerian government has announced that henceforth National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members will receive N500 as daily feeding allowance. Director General of the NYSC, Johnson Bamidele Olawumi, made the announcement at a House of Representatives Committee hearing on the N4,000 online ...
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An explosion at a bus station in Bauchi state that occurred on Wednesday has left five people dead and 12 people injured. Police authorities have confirmed the incident, stating that it occurred at 9:45 p.m in Azare town, reports state. Sources say the source of the explosion was a ...
Boko Haram 1 bella naija
It appears that the purported federal government - Boko Haram cease fire agreement isn't working out too well. You will recall that barely 24 hours after the agreement was announced, the insurgents attacked Borno and Adamawa. And now, Punch is reporting that no fewer than 60 women were ...
Dominic Adesanya
A 23-year-old man, Nigerian-American man was arrested on Wednesday, after he jumped over the White House fence. The man has been identified as Dominic Adesanya, Guardian UK reports. After he jumped over the fence, he was immediately arrested by secret service agents, with their dogs in ...
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An Igando Customary Court in Lagos on Wednesday dissolved a four-year-old marriage between Idris Abiodun and his wife, Toyin, over her stealing habit. The Court President,  R.I Adeyeri, ruled that "both parties are no longer husband and wife, they are free to go their separate ways". The ...
Jonathan Goodluck
President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday carried out a minor cabinet reshuffle to fill the vacancies created by the recent resignation of seven ministers. This was part of the outcome of the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting held at the Council Chamber of the Presidential Villa, ...
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The Osun House of Assembly on Wednesday rejected a bill seeking the disposal of dead bodies by cremation in the state. The bill, titled: "Osun State Disposal of Dead Bodies by Cremation Bill, 2014’’,  was sponsored by the Chief Whip of the assembly, Ipoola Binuyo, representing Ife North ...
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The European Commission (EC) said on Wednesday it would increase humanitarian assistance for the Iraq crisis by an additional three million Euros as winter approaches and the number of refugees increases. Kristalina Georgieva, the European Commissioner responsible for international ...
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Nigeria’s Abimbola Osunfuyi and Odion Aikoje on Wednesday topped the table alongside Egypt’s Ezat Mohamed and Hesham Abdelrahman in the third round of the ongoing Lagos International Chess Classics. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Osunfuyi, Aikoje, Mohamed and Abdelrahman are ...
Immigration
The Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) in Abuja on Wednesday said that 7,836 Nigerians were prevented from travelling out of the country from January to June. The NIS Public Relations Officer, Chukwuemeka Obua, made the fact known  at a media session of the Forum of Spokespersons of Security ...

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