Monthly Archives: January 2018

Army discovers militias’ hideout in Benue, arrests native doctor


The Nigerian Army on Wednesday said it had discovered a base used by armed militias terrorising Benue, Nasarawa and Taraba states at Tor-Dunga Town in the Katsina-Ala Local Government Area of Benue State. The army added that it also arrested

Cameroonian gendarmes invade Cross River State

Cameroonian gendarmes invade Cross River community

No fewer than 80 Cameroonian gendarmes on Monday crossed the international border between Nigeria and Cameroun and invaded Danare, in the Boki Local Government Area of Cross River State. The gendarmes, according to sources, claimed that they were fighting Cameroonian

Police nabbed Onitsha corporate ‘beggars’ who make N25,000 daily

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The police in Anambra State on Tuesday arrested two suspects who allegedly used abducted children for alms begging in Onitsha. The suspects, the police said, made N25,000 daily from the act. The suspects were identified as Friday Edet and Ezekiel

China hacked African Union computers

China hacked African Union computers

China’s government has denied reports that it spied on the servers at the African Union’s Chinese-built headquarters for more than five years, gaining access to confidential information. In an investigation published by French newspaper Le Monde, China, which also paid

Nigerian man,Obi Okeke, buys Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Bugatti for $2.5m

Nigerian man, Okeke, buys Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Bugatti for $2.5m

A Nigerian man, Obi Okeke, popularly referred to as Doctor Bugatti, has purchased Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Bugatti Veyron for $2.5m According to TMZ, the Bugatti dealer has intentions to resell the vehicle. The Bugatti Veyron 2015 model goes 0-60 mph in

Emirates crew beat, tied up 71-year-old Nigerian grandpa

Emirates crew beat, tied up 71-year-old Nigerian for eight hours for sitting in wrong seat

Emirates crew beat, tied up 71-year-old Nigerian for eight hours for sitting in wrong seat A 71-year-old Nigerian grandpa, David Ukesone, has recounted a raw deal that he had from the crew of Emirates airline while flying from Dubai to

My govt will no longer tolerate killing, kidnapping by gunmen —Buhari

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday warned that his government would no longer tolerate wanton killings and kidnapping by hoodlums. President Buhari also vowed that those involved in the murder of innocent persons would be made to face the wrath of

How to drive digital, financial inclusion policy-By Sterling Bank, 9mobile others


Contract smartphones package offering is one way to drive digital and financial inclusion policy of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Sterling Bank, 9mobile and Solo Phone have said. Speaking during the unveiling of a tripartite partnership of the firms

40 stocks appreciate to 1.2% market rally amid new rules


The Nigerian stock market (equities) opened the week in gains as 40 counters appreciated at the close of trading on the floor of the local bourse. The NSE All-Share Index rose by 1.2 per cent to 44,306.48 basis points from

CBN sells $210m as naira closes at 364/dollar


The Central Bank of Nigeria on Monday injected another $210m into various segments of the inter-bank foreign exchange market. This came on the heels of the regulator’s $304.4m Retail Secondary Market Intervention sales in the inter-bank forex market on Friday.