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CBN refutes plan to convert currencies in domiciliary accounts

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has denied a report that it is planning to convert foreign currencies in the domiciliary accounts of bank customers to naira. The refutal was contained in a statement by its Director of Corporate Communications, Osita Nwasinobi on Saturday. The statement reads: “the attention of[Read More…]

Auchi polytechnic student commits suicide, wills phone to girlfriend

A 23-year-old student of Auchi Polytechnic has committed suicide. The National Diploma (ND) 1 student of Public Administration was found dangling from the ceiling of his room on Friday night. He was said to have left a terse suicide note behind. According to a source who pleaded anonymity, he instructed[Read More…]

Couple arrested for allegedly stealing day-old baby from Kano teaching hospital

The Police Command in Kano State has arrested a couple,  for allegedly stealing a day-old baby from Muhammad Abdullahi Wase Teaching Hospital, Kano. This was contained in a press statement by the command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Abdullahi Haruna-Kiyawa, on Saturday in Kano. Haruna-Kiyawa said that one Rabiu Muhammad, residing[Read More…]

Holy Ghost Church collapses in Taraba, 2 trapped to death

A worship centre, known as Holy Ghost Church, has collapsed in Taraba state with at least two persons trapped to death. According to reports, the collapse of the church located at Abed Pave community in Chachanji town of Takum Local Government was caused by a heavy downpour while service was[Read More…]

‘Hungry’ bandits demanding food as ransom after govs shut markets

The closure of markets by some North-West governors is forcing the bandits in the areas to demand food in place of money as ransom. Zamfara government for instance had ordered that transportation of livestock beyond the state’s borders be suspended. The state governor also ordered the closure of weekly markets[Read More…]

I don’t miss Ballon d’Or, the award misses me — Ibrahimovic

Controversial player, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, has stated that he is not missing the Ballon d’Or award but instead the award is missing him. The 39-year-old in an interview with France Football insisted Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo ‘have nothing’ more than him apart from trophies. The 39-year-old Swede is ready to[Read More…]

Dethroned monarch, driver killed by unknown gunmen in Anambra

Unidentified gunmen have killed a former traditional ruler of Mkpunando Aguleri in Anambra East local government area, Igwe Alex Edozieuno, along the Ezu Bridge, Otuocha. The ex-monarch, 62, was allegedly killed alongside his driver, Chukwuemeka Edozieuno was one of the 12 traditional rulers that visited Buhari last year along with[Read More…]

Ogun: How we rescued Obasanjo’s workers without paying ransom, Police narrate

The Nigerian Police, Ogun Command, says it has rescued three workers of the former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s Farm, from their kidnappers’ den, three days after they were abducted without paying any ransom. The Police Spokesperson, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, made this known to newsmen in Abeokuta, on Friday evening. The Obasanjo Farm’s[Read More…]

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Delta govt denies acquiring land for ranching

Delta Government says it will not acquire any land for the purpose of ranching in the state as reported in certain quarters. The State Commissioner for Information, Mt Charles Aniagwu, made the clarification in a statement he issued on Friday in Asaba. He said that ranching and livestock breeding, rearing[Read More…]

VAT: Benue studying law for next move — Ortom

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue has said he will embrace the constitutional provisions concerning the Value Added Tax (VAT) whether they affect his State positively or negatively. Ortom made this known in an interview with newsmen on Friday in Makurdi. He commended the Rivers and Lagos States governors for the[Read More…]