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NPA Saga: At last, Hadiza Bala Usman receives suspension letter

NPA Saga: At last, Hadiza Bala Usman receives suspension letter

The Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority has finally been served a letter, three days after news of her suspension broke in the media. The news of Ms Usman’s suspension was first reported on Thursday evening, with the NPA...

Nigerian Idol… Eleven Finalists Set For Showdown

For many it was a feeling of relief watching how ‘Tough Prof’ Seyi Shay, Obi Asika and DJ Sose expertly fished out the final 11 contestants from an array of singers who contested at the audition stages of the...

Marginal field operators will grow Nigeria’s oil if supported

The Nigerian government introduced the marginal field development programme in 1996 to help grow the country’s oil and gas production by divesting the majors of dormant discoveries and making the same available to indigenous operators who are nimble enough...

CBN vows to resist maize importation

The Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele has vowed to resist maize importation. Emefiele spoke at the unveiling of the first maize pyramid and flag-off of the 2021 Maize wet season farming under the CBN-Maize Association of Nigeria...

Senators berate Customs for seizing traders’ rice, cash in Ibadan

The Senate Committee on Ethics and Public Petitions on Tuesday decried the invasion of the popular Oja Oba and Bodija markets in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital by operatives of the Nigeria Customs Services (NCS). The NCS officers had last...

The Charly Boy Show returns with a bang

…to air exclusively on Ogelle Fans who have sorely missed the popular television series, The Charly Boy Show, now have a reason to smile. The weekly sketch/variety show which featured music, comedy, and celebrity appearances and produced by the...

US Secretary of State to visit Nigeria, Kenya

During the visit, Mr Blinken is expected to meet with Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari and Foreign Minister Geoffrey Onyeama The United States Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, will pay a virtual visit to Nigeria and Kenya on April 27. During the...

NDLEA seizes N10bn heroin, khat at Lagos, Kano airports

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has intercepted and seized consignments of heroin and khat with a street value of over N10 billion, according to a statement by the agency. The statement by the agency’s Director Media and Advocacy,...

Concerns over extortion as express passport centre opens

Businesses lose $29 billion yearly to poor electricity, says World The Federal Government may have a good intention in conceiving the new 24-hour passport processing centre. But barely a month of the pilot phase at the Federal Capital Territory...

Nigeria spends $6.1bn yearly on wheat importation

The Wheat Farmers Association of Nigeria (WFAN) says about $6.1 billion is spent yearly to import wheat into Nigeria. The President of the association, Salim Muhammad, made this known at a news conference on wheat forex in Abuja on Thursday. Muhammad...

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Apapa Customs Command seized 72 containers of fake pharmaceutical products in...

The Controller of the Apapa Area Command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Muhammed Abba-Kura, has expressed concern over increase in the number of...

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