Naira depreciates further against dollar

The Naira on Thursday remained indifferent to the sale of over $250m to licensed Bureau De Change operators nationwide as it suffered another loss against the dollar. The Naira inched against the dollar at the early hours of Thursday morning by 2 points but could not sustain the gain as it shed 3 points to close at N498 to a dollar at the open market. The More...

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BREAKING: Troops enter Gambia as Jammeh refuses to vacate office

A spokesperson for the Senegalese army has confirmed that troops have entered Gambia, following Yahya Jammeh’s refusal to step down as president of the country. According to Sky News, the troops are headed for More...

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Why we are collecting N40, 000 from unemployed youth —Peace Corps

The Nigeria Peace Corps on Thursday defended its collection of N40,000 from mostly unemployed youth who seek job placement in the organisation. The Commandant of the Peace Corps, Mr Dickson Akor who spoke on the More...

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Fayose taunts Buhari over his exclusion from Trump’s inauguration

Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose, has taunted President Muhammadu Buhari over non-extension of invitation to him to attend the inauguration of United States of America President-Elect, Donald Trump. Fayose More...

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Police raid Premium Times’ head office, arrest publisher, reporter

Plain-clothed men of the Nigeria Police Force on Thursday stormed the Head Office of the Premium Times in Abuja and arrested the newspaper’s publisher, Mr Dapo Olorunyomi. Olorunyomi was reportedly arrested alongside More...

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Breaking: Adama Barrow sworn in as The Gambia president

Winner of December 1, 2016 presidential poll in the Gambia, Mr Adama Barrow has been sworn in as new president of The gambia. Details soon  More...

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Leave: Buhari ‘ll attend to his health in UK – Presidency

The Presidency on Thursday issued an official statement clarifying on the leave to be embarked upon by President Muhammadu Buhari. The statement said Buhari would be proceeding to the United Kingdom on a short vacation More...

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Adama Barrow to be sworn in at Gambian embassy in Senegal

Strong indications emerged early Thursday morning that the in-coming President of the Gambia, Adama Barrow is to be sworn in at The Gambian Embassy in Senegal today. Halifa Sallah who is the spokesman to the More...

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Climax as Yahya Jammeh’s lawyer flees to Senegal, asks president to step down to avoid gruesome end

Counsel to outgoing president of The Gambia, Yahya Jammeh, Edu Gomez, has fled the country. Gomez was said to have fled The Gambia after asking the president to step down in order to avoid a gruesome end to his More...

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EFCC arrests OSOPADEC chairman in Ondo

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested the Chairman of Ondo State Oil Producing Area and Development Commission (OSOPADEC), Pastor Johnson Ogunyemi. Ogunyemi was arrested by the operatives More...