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Niger Delta leaders, on the platform of the Pan Niger Delta Peoples Congress (PNDPC) have disassociated themselves from the Edwin Clark-led Pan Niger Delta Peoples Forum (PANDEF), saying they are meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari to present a new template for lasting peace in the region.

A Yenagoa Chief Magistrate Court, presided over by Magistrate Mirin Johnson, on Tuesday remanded in prison custody two suspected whistle blowers, who fed the Inspector-General of Police monitoring team with false information on Moses Oruaze Dickson, the younger brother of the Governor of Bayelsa State.

A founding member of APGA, and member of APGA Stakeholders’ Forum, Chief Sylvester Nwobu Alor, has said that the poor performance of the incumbent governor has created a vacancy that any of the other viable candidates would fill.

Efforts to ensure Deposit Money Banks (DMBs) play by the rules are yielding significant results as the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has recovered over N50 billion excessive charges.
Some banks have consistently over-charged their customers for services provided, despite CBN’s repeated warnings against the practice.

Zenith Bank Plc has been rated the first Nigerian company and first African financial institution to adopt the Global Reporting Standards on sustainability of the Global Sustainability Standards Board.
The bank stated in Lagos on Thursday that it had received a letter of commendation on this feat from the GSSB.

Maize farmers in Oyo State on Thursday said that they had found solution to the menace of armyworms which had been destroying their farms.

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Nigeria is better when united – IGP

The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris has said that the unity of Nigeria is essential as every part of Nigeria has its strength, which if harnessed will make the country greater.

APC public consultation meeting ends in rowdy session

The All Progressives Congress (APC) zonal public consultation meeting on Federalism which was held in Akure, Ondo State capital on Wednesday ended in a rowdy session.

NPA to liaise with ICAN, others for capacity building

The Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala Usman, has stated that the Authority would strengthen collaboration with Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) and similar organisations for capacity building of the personnel of the organisation.

Ogun Customs impounds N48m exotic cars, poultry products

Ogun State Command of Nigeria Customs Service has made more seizures of exotic vehicles, rice and smuggled poultry products worth over N48m within one week.

Customs places entry points in Nigeria on alert

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has placed all sea ports, land borders and airports in the country on red alert as another round of 470 pump action rifles was intercepted at the Tin Can Island Command of the Service in Lagos, on Wednesday.

PDP suspends Ubah, refers Kashamu to Disciplinary Committee

The National Caretaker Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has suspended the Managing Director of Capital Oil and Gas Limited, Ifeanyi Ubah, and referred the Senator representing Ogun East, Buruji Kashamu, to its disciplinary committee over alleged anti-party activities.

Ghana/Nigeria WAFU Cup Final: Rekindling old rivalry

Only a fingerful of duels can match this anyday and anytime.

Instant flow of adrenalin from the players and the fans. Call it the dream contest, Ghana versus Nigeria Part Two. This is the game that the continent wants to watch even if it is a regional final.

Why NASU, SSANU, NAAT suspended strike

Joint Action Committee of Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Universities (SSANU), Non-Academic Staff Union of Universities (NASU) and the National Association of Academic Technologist (NAAT) have suspended their strike for a month to allow the government meet their demands.

Pope admits Church 'arrived late' in confronting abuse

By Reuters

Pope Francis, in some of his most candid and personal comments on the sexual abuse of children by priests, said on Thursday that the Catholic Church had "arrived late" in dealing with the problem.

Chelsea at last sells Diego Costa to Atletico Madrid

We all suspected this would happen, and it finally occurred on Thursday.

Chelsea has announced the transfer of Diego Costa to Atletico Madrid for roughly $77 million after spending seasons with the Premier League side.

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