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Presidency set to probe over the death of his 26 Migrants

President Muhammadu Buhari has constituted a cabinet committee to probe the circumstances that led to the recent death of 26 Nigerian migrants in the Mediterranean. The committee is also saddled with the responsibility of examining recent reports of the sale of Nigerian citizens through slavery. A Presidency official disclosed this …

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Diego Maradona wants to return as manager in Argentina after Nigeria’s defeat

Former Argentine football legend, Diego Maradona stated his desire to have another coaching opportunity with the Argentina national team, after Tuesday’s 4-2 defeat in a friendly against Nigeria. Nigeria fought back from two goals down in the match staged in Krasnodar, while Jorge Sampaoli’s side was without Lionel Messi for …

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Denmark gives Nigeria hint to fight corruption

The Danish Ambassador to Nigeria, Torben Gettermann, on Tuesday said that it was important for Nigerians to understand that eradication of corruption would not happen overnight. Gettermann said in Lagos that the fight to end corruption in any country would be gradual and continuous. According to him, the fight to …

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House of Reps. go against Morocco joining ECOWAS

Members of the House of Representatives and other prominent Nigerians on Thursday warned Nigeria against supporting the application by Morocco to join the Economic Community of West African States. They also said Nigeria must not consider the option of exiting ECOWAS, having sacrificed so much for regional integration in the …

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17 year-old girl shares her horrific experience in Libya

A teenager identified as Blessing Sunday,  shared her bitter experience in the desert in her quest to get to Europe. According to reports, Blessing was among the 147 Nigerians that were recently deported from Libya and was brought to Edo State by the Edo State Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force headed …

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Libya deports 3480 Nigerians

3,480 young Nigerians, with female gender dominating the list, were deported from Libya in the last 10 months. The National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons’ South-West Zonal Director, Mrs Magret Ukegbu, said on Tuesday that the deportees were received from February 1 to November 6. Ukegbu said …

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Nigerians use 400,000,000 condoms yearly

The Society of Family Health has confirmed that Nigerians use over 400 million condoms annually, this was disclosed by the Managing Director of the SFH, Bright Ekweremadu, who also said the 400 million condom consumption could fall below expectation based on the society’s estimation of unprotected s*x in the country. …

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Nigeria move 24 places up in latest World Bank ranking

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday commended the Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council chaired by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo over the improvement of Nigeria on the World Bank’s Doing Business latest rankings. In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, the President commended the PEBEC …

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257 Nigerians return from Libya

The National Emergency Management Agency has confirmed that almost 257 Nigerians return back home from Libya. The returnees, who were assisted by the International Organisation for Migration, were received by some officials of NEMA at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos. They were said to have indicated their interest to …

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Nigerian Senate set to investigate clash between Nigeria and Cameroon communities

The Senate has mandated its committees on Police Affairs and National Security to investigate clashes between border communities in Nigeria and Cameroon, which has claimed lives and property of Nigerians. The resolution to this effect emanated from a point of order raised by John Enoh (APC-Cross River) during plenary on …

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Six Nigerians killed in Cross River by Cameroon gendarmes

The  Cross River State Police Command on Monday said that six residents of Danare community in Boki Local Government Area were shot by gendarmes from Bodam community during an invasion on the Nigerian territory by Cameroonians. Hafiz Inuwa, the Commissioner of Police, made the disclosure in an interview with the …

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Nigeria seek re-election into United Nations

A bid has been launched by Nigeria for a re-election into the UN Human Rights Council, UNHRC, in Geneva for the 2018 to 2020 term at an election scheduled for Monday at the UN Headquarters, New York. This was confirmed by Audu Kadiri, Ambassador/Permanent Representative of Nigeria to the UN …

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PDP urges Nigerians to embrace peace and unity

The Peoples Democratic Party ( PDP ) has urged Nigerians to continue to live together in peace, bearing in mind, the sacrifices of past leaders aiming at keeping the country together must not be in vain. This was said in a statement in Abuja on Sunday to commemorate the 57 …

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King of Jordan donates military hardware to help fight Boko Haram

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday in New York, showed appreciation to the Kingdom of Jordan for its support to Nigeria’s fight  against the Boko Haram insurgency with the donation of military hardware and pledge to further supply helicopters. Speaking during a bilateral meeting with King Abdullah II shortly after his …

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Super Eagles drop six places in FIFA latest ranking

In the latest FIFA ranking released on Thursday, the Super Eagles of Nigeria dropped six places from the 38th position to 44th position. Despite getting four points from their Russia 2018 World Cup qualifier double-header against  Cameroon in August and September, the three-time African champions dropped a place from the …

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Five Nigerian men apprehended in Germany ( Find out what they did )

The German Police have arrested five people suspected of smuggling Nigerian men into the country through fake marriages, the German federal police said in a statement. It was reported by Reuters reports that four hundred police officers raided 41 apartments and rooms believed to be linked to the gang in …

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Indomitable Lions halts early party for the Super Eagles

Vincent Aboubakar’s 75th minute penalty kick on Monday in Yaounde delayed  the party for the Super Eagles quest to qualify for the Russia 2018 World Cup. Nigeria won the first leg 4-0 in  Uyo on Match Day 3, the Indomitable Lions needed to halt the Super Eagles’ stride which has …

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4 things president Buhari failed to address in his speech

President Muhammadu Buhari earlier this morning addressed Nigerians for the first time in 105 days. He had been in the UK receiving treatment for an undisclosed ailment.   Buhari spoke for just 6 minutes. In his speech, he said Nigeria’s unity is settled and not negotiable thereby squashing any hope of the …

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Libya set to deport 540 Nigerians

Libya have deported 540 Nigerians , beginning from Aug. 10,according to  Mrs. Julie Okah-Donli, Director-General, National Agency for Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP). This was disclosed on Wednesday in Osogbo, at the inauguration of the North-West Zonal Command Office of the agency. She said that the deportees would be …

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Nigeria sign 5 year partnership with United Nations

Nigeria on Thursday signed a five-year Sustainable Development Partnership Framework with the United Nations, UN for the period 2018 to 2022. The framework is a successor programme to the current UN Development Assistance Framework, UNDAF III, which covered the period 2014 to 2017 in Nigeria. The formal signing ceremony in …

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