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NYSC member shot dead in Oghara

A  National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, member, Mr. Toritseju Lodge, was, on Monday, killed by gunmen at Oghara in Delta State, in front of his rented apartment. The NYSC member, a graduate from one of the universities in Oghara, Delta State, and serving in Imo State, was said to have …

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Whistleblowing helping fight against corruption —Keyamo

Human Rights lawyer and activist, Festus Keyamo, has lauded the whistleblowing policy of the Federal Government as an effective tool in tackling corruption. Keyamo told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Lagos, that the various revelations about money stashed and abandoned in some places were the positive …

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Nigeria loses Africa’s top oil producer position to Angola

Nigeria’s crude oil production fell by 156,900 barrels per day (bpd) to 1.269 million bpd in March, from 1.426mbpd recorded in February. Consequently, the country lost its status as Africa’s top oil producer to Angola, according to latest data from the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC). With the cumulative …

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Nigeria’s Reserves Rise By $109m In 12 Days

Although the Central Bank of Nigeria has been consistent in its supply of dollars at the foreign exchange market at both the interbank and bureau de change end of the markets, the external reserves of the country has continued to rise, growing by $109.66 million or 0.36 per cent in …

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James Bond Actor dies at 96

Actor Clifton James, who starred as Sheriff JW Pepper in two James Bond films, is reported to have died at the age of 96. Jame acted alongside Sir Roger Moore in the Bond films Live and Let Die and The Man with the Golden Gun during the 1970s. According to …

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Airlines announce flight resumption into Abuja airport

The Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (NAIA) Abuja  is to come alive tomorrow as airlines, ground handling, catering and other aviation industry allied logistic firms  have announced the mobilisation of personnel and equipment for the resumption of  commercial activities. Daily Sun learnt that local and foreign airlines had commenced the sales …

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Police Confirm Shooting​ Tompolo Dead

The Delta police command on Monday said its operatives had killed a notorious suspected armed robber simply known as “Tompolo” . The state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Andrew Aniamaka, who confirmed the death of the suspected robber, however, added that three of his accomplices escaped with bullet wounds. Aniamaka …

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BREAKING NEWS: NNPC fires three directors

  Okechukwu Nnodim, Abuja The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation on Thursday sacked three of its senior officials and deployed four others to man the vacant positions. Although the corporation did not state why it sacked the officials, it was gathered that the affected directors were involved in the N11bn missing petrol scandal. …

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