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By Fani-Kayode

 

In the last two years the quest for self-determination amongst the numerous ethnic nationalities that make up Nigeria has reached a crescendo.

 Vice President Yemi Osinbajo will contnue as Acting President despite of the return of President Muhammadu Buhari to the country early Friday morning. President Buhari announced this at his first meeting with his Cabinet and Service Chiefs at the First Lady’s Conference Room at the Presidential Villa Abuja.

The Comptroller-General of Customs, Col. Hameed Ali (rtd), has insisted on placement of 60 per cent rebate across board on vehicles brought from 2015 downward despite House of Representatives’s order to relax the measure.

 

The Customs chief had explained that he approved the adjustment of points of payment of duty on old vehicles to ease the process.

By Dallas Onyema

 

Former Military Governor of defunct Bendel State, Lt. Col. Samuel Ogbemudia, passed on Thursday March 9, 2017, at 84; barely three days after another ex-military governor of defunct Western Region, Gen. Adeyinka Adebayo, died in Lagos on the eve of his 89th birthday.

A contingent of several hundred Marines has arrived in Syria to provide artillery support to U.S.-backed Syrian rebels preparing to retake Raqqa, ISIS's de facto capital in Syria, according to a U.S. military official.

Pope Francis warned against the rising tide of populism in an interview with German paper Die Zeit this week, reigniting an ongoing search for subliminal criticism of President Trump in the pope’s words.

 

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How Zlatan scored in Manchester United debut

Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored on his debut, as Manchester United thrashed Galatasaray 5-2 in a pre-season friendly at Nya Ullevi in Gothenburg, Sweden on Saturday.

Interpol arrests Nigerian over of $60m cybercrime

A Nigerian accused of scamming $60 million from companies around the world through fraudulent emails has been arrested after months of investigation, Interpol and Nigeria’s anti-fraud agency, said Monday.
One company paid out $15.4 million, according to an Interpol statement.

Pope Francis picks Messi over Maradona, Pele as best player ever

Pope Francis, while in Poland for the World Youth Day gathering, voiced his opinion as to who is the best soccer player of all time.
Born in Argentina and a big fan of club San Lorenzo, the Pope selected Lionel Messi over Pele and Diego Maradona, per Marca.

Ekiti Assembly slams Falana over DSS investigation, Zamfara lawmakers’ arrest

Ekiti State House of Assembly has described the claim by the Ekiti-born self-professed human rights lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN), that the Department of State Services (DSS) lacked both the moral and legal
rights to carry out the probe of alleged involvement of members of the

NIMASA committed to full implementation of Cabotage Act - Peterside

The Director General of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr Dakuku Peterside, has again reiterated the agency’s determination in ensuring that the Coastal and Inland Shipping Act 2003 also known as the Cabotage Act is implemented to the letter.

Niger governor, Bello, sacks SSG

By Ummi Ismaeel
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Governor Abubarkar Sani Bello of Niger State government has sacked the Secretary to State Government (SSG), Alhaji Shehu Danyaya, and replaced him with his Transition Committee Chairman, Mallam Ibrahim Isa Ladan.

How Buhari sacked heads of education agencies

President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria On Monday, August 1, 2016, approved the appointment of 17 new chief executive of various parastatals under the Federal Ministry of Education.

How soldiers killed five, recovered arms, ammunition from Boko Haram

Troops of Operation Lafiya Dole accompanied by Civilian JTF on Monday, August 1, 2016, killed five suspected terrorists and recovered arms and ammunition after repelling an attack by Boko Haram.
The attack was repelled in Yauri Community, at the outskirts of Maiduguri in Borno State.

Togolese president arrives Lagos, to visit Dangote Refinery

Togo’s President, Faure Gnassingbe, is in Lagos for a visit to the Dangote Refinery at the Lekki Trade Zone.
Gnassingbe on Tuesday arrived the Presidential Wing of the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos.

Why JAMB withdrew admission lists from varsities

In a move that may not go down well with some, the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has withdrawn the list of recommended candidates for admission earlier sent to the tertiary institutions.

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