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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Monday applied to remove former Petroleum Resources Minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke, from a $1.6b money laundering charge it filed against former Directors of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).

 

As Muslims across the world prepare to celebrate Eid-El-Fitr, which signifies the end of the Ramadan fast, here in Nigeria, the government is faced with the challenge of stopping incessant bombing of pipelines in the Niger Delta.

 

The militant group, blew up a Chevron well and oil pipelines near Warri in Delta State.

Leadership of the Nigeria Employers Consultative Agency (NECA) has called for the intervention of the Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment headed by Chris Ngige to resolve raging crisis in Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC).

By Ummi Ismaeel, Minna

Wife of the President, Hajiya Aisha Buhari, on Friday in Minna, Niger State capital, donated various food items ‎to the less privileged persons across the state.

 

Nigeria’s former President, Goodluck Jonathan, is back in the country after a successful international tour. Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, received the ex-President at Port Harcourt airport along with other well wishers and cultural troupes. The former First Lady, Patience, also returned home with Jonathan. Both are now in Otueke.

Troops of the Two Brigade of the Nigeria Army have raided gunmen hideout and ended their activities along on a major highway in Rivers State.

A statement by the Brigade on Sunday noted that the group of gunmen operated in Tai Local Government Area (LGA) of the state in south-south Nigeria.

The attackers were said to have shot sporadically and harassed innocent motorists.

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Court Remands Suspect In Prison Over Publication Against Bauchi Governor

By Rita Michael, Bauchi

 

A Bauchi  Magistrate  Court on Wednesday, December 30, 2015, remanded the leader of an anti-corruption crusader, Yakubu Alhaji Jibrin, in prison custody over alleged seditious publication against the Bauchi State Governor, Mohammed Abubakar.

How Petr Cech Communicates With Arsenal Team-Mates

 

 

Petr Cech has earned his applause after setting a Premier League record with his 170th clean sheet on Monday night.

Bill Cosby Charged Over Assault

 

Prosecutors in the US have charged comedian Bill Cosby with aggravated indecent assault over an alleged incident in 2004.

It is the first time Mr Cosby, 78, has been charged with any offence after months of accusations.

Barcelona Hits Betis 4-0

 

Lionel Messi scored on his 500th Barcelona appearance as Luis Enrique's side finished a magnificent 2015 on top of the La Liga table after trashing Betis 4-0.

Heiko Westermann's own-goal - after Neymar's controversial penalty had hit the bar - gave Barca the lead.

Buhari Offers Dialogue With Boko Haram Over Chibok Girls

Nigeria's president, Muhammadu Buhari, has said that he was prepared to negotiate with Boko Haram militants to secure the release of about 200 schoolgirls.

Pastor Bags Life Jail In Rwanda

 

Rwanda's High Court has sentenced a pastor to life in prison for his role in the 1994 genocide.

Jean Uwinkindi, according to BBC, organised and participated in attacks on the minority Tutsi ethnic group, the court ruled.

Diouf Slams Gerrard, Carragher

 

Former Liverpool forward El Hadji Diouf is never a man to mince his words and has launched a fresh tirade against his ex-team-mates, Steven Gerrard and Jamie Carragher.

How 911 Call Saved Rape Victim

 

 

A Georgia woman who police say was kidnapped and assaulted early Monday reportedly called 911 after her attacker ordered her to call her boyfriend so he could hear her being raped.

'Superb' Rooney Can Save Van Gaal, Says Ferdinand

 

 

Manchester United great, Rio Ferdinand, believes Wayne Rooney can lead a Manchester United turnaround.

The United captain was benched against Stoke City before returning to the starting line-up for the 0-0 draw against Chelsea on Monday.

Juventus May Woo Manchester United’s Darmian

 

 

Manchester United defender Matteo Darmian is being lined up for a Serie A return just six months after arriving at Old Trafford amid reports Juventus are interested in his signature.

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