Naira gains strength, now 380 per dollar

The Nigerian currency on Friday afternoon exchanged between N380 (buying rate) and N390 (selling rate), stronger than N400 recorded on Thursday, while the pound sterling and Euro closed at N490 and N430. At the Bureau De Change (BDC) window, the Naira was sold at N399 to the dollar, while the pound sterling and the Euro were sold at N500 and N400. The More...

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EFCC Chair: DSS releases details of allegations, critical documents against Magu

My whole story, by Magu  Strong indications emerged on Friday that forces opposed to the confirmation of Ibrahim Magu as substantive head of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission are yet to back down. This More...

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Guard jailed 14 years for raping 29-year-old virgin

A 32 year-old security guard, Kenechukwu Okonkwo was on Friday sentenced to 14 years imprisonment for raping a 29-year-old virgin. Justice Oluwatoyin Ipaye while passing the sentence at an Ikeja High Court, Lagos, More...

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Attempted Suicide: How a 58-yr old woman was halted from jumping into Lagos Lagoon — Police

The Rapid Response Squad of the Lagos Police Command on Friday said it has rescued a textile dealer, Taiwo Momoh who tried to commit suicide by jumping into the Lagos Lagoon. In a statement, the police detachment More...

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Some serving judges in Nigeria are worse than armed robbers—Ex-Delta AG

Former Attorney General of Delta State, Chief Victor Otomevwo has described some of the serving judicial officers at the trial and appellate court bench as worse than armed robbers. Otomevwo made the allegation More...

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BREAKING: Impeachment of ex-Ondo Deputy Governor Olanusi illegal—Appeal Court

The Akure division of the Court of Appeal on Friday declared as illegal, null and void the impeachment of former deputy governor of Ondo State, Alhaji Ali Olanusi illegal. Olanusi was deputy governor for six years More...

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A’Ibom Senatorial Seat: Justice Dimgba hands off case over alleged offensive publication, petitions

A Federal High Court Judge, Justice Nnamdi Dimgba on Friday withdrew from a suit seeking to halt execution of a judgment delivered on February 27, this year by an Uyo Federal high court which sacked the Senator More...

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Fayose re-echoes Aisha’s alarm, says Buhari has lost control of governance to a cabal

The Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayo Fayose, on Friday re-echoed the claim by Aisha, the wife of President Muhammadu Buhari that a cabal has hijacked Buhari’s government. Fayose who claimed that his observation of More...

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Fraud: SGF denies awarding contracts

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Babachir David- Lawal, on Friday denied awarding any contract or abuse of his office to influence award of contracts. In a statement by the Director (Press), More...

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Bayelsa Govt to CJN: Why Yenagoa Federal High Court, National Industrial Court must be reopened urgently

The Bayelsa State Government has pleaded with the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen and other relevant authorities to make both the Federal High Court and the National Industrial Court in Yenagoa More...