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 The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has released a list with 36 categories of items that can source foreign exchange (forex) from the market.

The list, endorsed by Director, Trade and Exchange, W.D Gotring, was sent to all authorised dealers, Nigeria Customs and the public.

By IBT

Fears of a possible coup d'etat in Nigeria have emerged as President Muhammadu Buhari is in the UK, for the second time since the beginning of 2017, for medical check-ups.

About fifteen people have been rescued from a collapsed three-storey building in Lagos today, Thursday.

 

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has urged the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen.

 Tukur Buratai, to stop complaining about his troops’ involvement in politics but 

should rather stop posting soldiers to politicians. 

 Wike gave the advice during the flag-off of the construction of the Old Aba 

Officials say the girl was found by Nigerian troops less than

 two weeks after 82

 Chibok girls were freed by the

 group.

 

 

 

 

A schoolgirl believed to have been abducted by Boko Haram three years ago has

 been rescued by government troops while "escaping from captivity", Nigerian

 officials said on Wednesday. 

Farmers avoiding crop after pests ravaged last year’s produce

.Factory expected to resume in July when tomato supply improves

 

By Bloomberg

 

Thousands of farmers in northern Nigeria contracted to grow tomatoes for a set 

price are shunning the crop this season after pests destroyed much of last year’s 

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Mourinho says focusing on Europa not a gamble after Spurs loss

Tottenham Hotspur got it done, winning the final match at White Hart Lane

 and clinching the second place spot in the Premier League for

 the 2016-17 season.

Credit for that, but Spurs were somewhat aided by the visitors’ lineup choice, 

Why Dogara paid N3.7m hospital bill for patients at Bauchi

By Rita Michael, Bauchi 

 

The Speaker of House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, and other lawmakers representing Bauchi have paid

 N3.7 million medical bills of some patients at Abubakar Teaching Hospital Bauchi.

 

Group decries rate of abduction of school children in Nigeria

 

By Rita Michael,

Bauchi

Founding Director of Women Advocates Research and Documentation Centre (WARDC), Dr Abiola 

Akiyode Afolabi, has lamented the  high rate of abduction of school children across the country.

What Okorocha told Imo people at Freedom Square

More than 10,000 Imo State indigenes from all walks of life gathered at the

 popular Freedom Square in Owerri to celebrate Imo

 Freedom Day on Saturday, May 6, 2017 and this is what Governor Rochas Okorocha told them: 

 

Minna Stadium ready soon for matches

By Ummi Ismaeel,

Minna

 

Niger State government has assured football lovers that the state team, Niger Tornadoes 

Football Club, currently at the Nigerian Premier League, would by the second stanza of

Why Ikebiri, Nigerian community, sued ENI, NAOC in Italy

The Ikebiri community in Bayelsa State, Nigeria, has sued the Italian oil giant, ENI, 

seeking clean up and compensation for damages from an oil spill which affected the communit

y in the Niger Delta.

Olu Aina may miss Premier League medal

Nigeria’s latest invitee to the Super Eagles, Olu Aina, will have

 to play the remaining Premier League fixtures of Chelsea to be eligible 

for an English Premiership League medal as the club is set to be crowned.

Bauchi governor will not be distracted by antics of NASS members - APC stalwart

By Rita Michael, Bauchi

 

 

 

All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain in Bauchi State, Alhaji Armaya'u‎ Yahaya, has said that Governor Mohammed Abubakar would not be distracted by the antics of National Assembly members.

Niger governor flags off sales, distribution of fertilizer

By Ummi Ismaeel,

Minna

 

Governor Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger State has warned that he would 

not take it lightly with any government official or politicians trying to meddle in the

Buses to undergo scanning at Seme border

Passenger luxury buses coming to Nigeria from other West African countries

through Seme Border will now go through scanning machine like containers and other trucks.

 This measure is being put in place by the new Customs Area Controller

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