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Saraki’s Chief of Staff resigns

The Chief of Staff to the Senate President Bukola Saraki, Senator Isa Galaudu, has resigned his appointment. It was gathered that Galaudu’s resignation came days after Saraki issued a memo notifying his over 112 aides of plan to relieve them of their appointments. Sources at the Senate President’s Office on Monday confirmed the resignation of Galaudu who was appointed on ...

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Suspected petrol thief dies inside fuel tanker

The Director of Lagos State Fire Service, Mr Rasak Fadipe, on Tuesday said they recovered two bodies from a petrol tanker and a deep well on Monday in the state. He told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday that an unidentified man, who attempted to steal petrol inside a stationary tanker, was suffocated by the fumes and died. ...

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How Atiku, Daura convinced Obasanjo to retire me-Akiolu

  Oba Rilwanu Akiolu  of Lagos, has alleged that  former vice president Atiku Abubakar and the DG of the DSS  Lawal Daura advised former president, Olusegun Obasanjo, to remove him from the Nigerian police force.The monarch said the ex-vice president and director-general of Department of State Services (DSS) were able to convince Obasanjo to retire him because the Police Service Commission ...

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Customs officers detained for allowing 661 rifles

  The Comptroller General of Customs,  Colonel Hameed Ali, (rtd) on Monday blew hot, ordering the arrest and detention of all officers of the Nigerian Customs Service, who participated in the clearance of 661 pump action rifles from the port. Apart from the Custom officers currently being interrogated, Colonel Ali also said that the importer of the guns identified as  ...

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AFCON 2017: Dussuyer resigns as Cote D’Ivoire coach

  Michel Dussuyer has stood down as Cote D’Ivoire’s coach following his team’s early elimination at the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Gabon. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the reigning champions were knocked out after losing 0-1 to Morocco in their final Group C match on Tuesday. The Frenchman’s decision to resign after 18 months ...

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AFCON: How Ghana reached semi final

Ghana’s Ayew brothers grabbed a goal each on Sunday for the Black Stars to beat DR Congo 2-1 and advance into the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) semi-finals. Aston Villa’s Jordan Ayew opened scoring in the 62nd minute, curling the ball past Ley Matampi in the Leopards’ goal. Paul-Jose M’Poku equalised for DR Congo with a sensational curling long-range ...

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Fire outbreak at NNPC depot, Suleja

  The Niger State Fire Service has confirmed an early morning fire outbreak at the NNPC depot in Suleja. Mr Mohammad Kwale, the officer in charge of the service in Suleja, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday that the outbreak affected the loading section in the depot. ”The outbreak started around 4:30am when we were called. By ...

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