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Sunday Rotimi saved two penalties in a nervous penalty shootout as Rivers United progressed to the quarterfinals of the Federation Cup on Wednesday following a 3-2 penalty victory over Shooting Stars Sports Club (3SC).

In a game of few clear cut goal scoring chances, defences dominated as regulation time failed to produce any goals.

 

Operatives of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) of Lagos State Police Command on Tuesday, July 12, 2016, nabbed, Benjamin Michael, 27, for attempting to remove a Mercedes Benz A-Class with the registration number UB 202 AAA from the park at a popular night club (name withheld) in Ikeja.

Ekiti State Government has written to the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr Ibrahim Idris, calling for the immediate arrest of the state

Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Jide Awe, former member of the State House of Assembly, Kehinde Boluwade,

Police in Ebonyi State have launched investigations into an alleged abduction of four wives and children of a 70-year-old man, Elder Martin Nweke Aja, by suspected mob at Ndiofia Ndiagu Umuta in Ndufu Ikwo in Ikwo Local Government Area of Ebonyi State.

The suspected mob also demolished four residential buildings belonging to Nweke Aja and converted his compound to a farm land.

vernment of the Federation (SFG), Mr. Babachir Lawal, has said that the federal government may not fully implement the 2016 budget, owing to a sharp drop in revenue by over 60 per cent.

 

Nigeria’s Attorney General, Mr. Abubakar Malami (SAN), has appeared before the Senate after the upper legislative chamber threatened to issue an arrest warrant.

 

The Senate had threatened to issue an arrest warrant on the AGF after he failed to appear before its Committee on Judiciary and Human Rights.

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Agric Minister Blames Babangida For Nigeria’s Poor Economy

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Mr. Audu Ogbeh, has blamed the poor run of Nigeria’s economy on the Structural Adjustment Programme (SAP) introduced by former Head of State, General Ibrahim Babangida.

How Nigerian Died In South Africa Police Custody

South Africa closes consulate in Nigeria. Nigerian citizens and members of the South African police have protested outside a medical facility on Saturday following the death of a Nigerian in police custody in Johannesburg.

Troops Kill 20 Suspected Terrorists, Rescue 370

The Nigerian Army says troops fighting Boko Haram militants in Borno have killed over 20 terrorists and freed 370 persons held hostage by the sect members.

Gunmen Raid Five Villages In Adamawa

Gunmen have attacked five villages in Girei Local Government Area of Adamawa State.

 

Although there has been no official report of the number of casualties involved, residents of the area say that about 15 people might have been killed.

Jihadi Jack: First White British Member Of ISIS

 

The first white British man has been publicly identified as joining ISIS in Syria, according to The Sunday Times.

The paper reports that Jack Letts, a 20-year-old man originally from Oxford, joined the radical Islamist group and secretly traveled to Syria two years ago.

Lateef Omidiji Jr.: 12-year-old Nigerian To Take World Football By Storm

The 12-year-old US-born striker currently plays for the Under-14 team of Netherlands second division side Dordrecht FC.

However, he already has a place reserved for him in the Nigeria U15 side based on first hand scouting by its coach Danladi Nasidi.

Group Reveals Real Sponsors Of Boko Haram

 

A group under the umbrella of the Borno Elders Forum has alleged that persons indicted in the diversion of funds meant to purchase arms for soldiers combating insurgency in Northeast Nigeria are the real sponsors of Boko Haram.

Online Publishers Association Denies Parley With Lai Mohammed

 

A group, the Online Publishers Association of Nigeria (OPAN) has dissociated itself from a purported meeting the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, held with some online publishers in the country.

Kerry Hails Buhari’s Anti-Corruption Drive

The United State Secretary of State, John Kerry, has given President Muhammadu Buhari’s anti-corruption campaign a pass mark in faraway Davos, Switzerland, at the ongoing World Economic Forum.

N1.04trn Fine: Court Adjourns MTN’s Case Against NCC

NCCA Federal High Court in Lagos has adjourned till March 18, the suit filed by MTN Nigeria Communications Limited to challenge the 1.04 trillion Naira fine imposed on it by the Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC).

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