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The National Association of Seadogs (NAS) ended their 2016 National Games held recently in Benin with a visit to the International Christian Centre for Missions, one of the camps which harbour over 2,500  Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) from all over the country, to bring succour to the inhabitants.

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has refuted a story in some sections of the media that the Federation has secured $1.5 million from the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) as sponsorship for salaries of the incoming Super Eagles’ Head Coach.

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.

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South Africa's ANC Advocates Tougher Anti-Racism Law

 

 

South Africa's governing African National Congress (ANC) says it will push for tougher legislation to jail anyone guilty of "racial bigotry", or "glorifying" apartheid.

Black people could no longer be treated as "sub-humans", it said.

Boko Haram: How Nigeria’s Ex-Defence Minister, Son Stole Fund

 

 

Former Nigerian Defence Minister, Bello Haliru Mohammed, has been charged with money laundering.

He is accused along with his son, Bello Abba Mohammed, of diverting $1.5m (£1m) that was meant to buy arms for soldiers fighting Islamist Boko Haram militants.

Black Hole Seen 'Burping' Galactic Gas Supply

 

 

Astronomers have spotted two huge waves of gas being "burped" by the black hole at the heart of a nearby galaxy.

The swathes of hot gas, detected in X-ray images from Nasa's Chandra space telescope, appear to be sweeping cooler hydrogen gas ahead of them.

How Buhari Plans To Fast-track NNPC Reforms

 

An inter-ministerial committee will soon be inaugurated to speed up the planned restructuring of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).

Govt Sensitises Taraba Residents On Lassa Fever

 

 

Health workers have been deployed across Taraba State to sensitise citizens on symptoms of the dreaded Lassa fever and ways of preventing the disease.

 

NDIC: Buhari Re-Appoints Jonathan’s Man, Umaru Ibrahim

 

Umaru Ibrahim, the managing director/chief executive of the Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC), will continue his tenure as President Muhammadu Buhari has re-appointed him for another five years.

Abia Govt Condemn Invasion Of Ubani's Residence By DSS

 

 

Abia State Government has frowned at the invasion of the residence of the state Commissioner for Works, Eziuche Ubani, by a team of men of the Army and State Security Services (SSS), describing it as condemnable, unwarranted and unacceptable.

MOSOP Factional Leaders Differ On Ogoni Clean-Up

 

By Daniel Abia

Port Harcourt

 

Why IMF boss, Lagarde, Visited Nigeria

The Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Christine Lagarde, arrived Abuja on Monday to begin a four-day visit to Nigeria.

Lassa Fever Claims One In Taraba, Govt Dispatches Medical Team

The Federal Government has dispatched drugs and a medical team to Taraba State to fight Lassa fever outbreak in the state.

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