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Border closure not targeted at Igbo importers – Customs

Border closure not targeted at Igbo importers – Customs

The Nigerian Customs Services (NCS) on Thursday in Aba, the commercial nerve of Abia State debunked rumours making rounds that the joint border security exercise codenamed “Exercise Swift Response” was targeted at importers and exporters of various goods from the Southeast using the land borders.   This is even as the NCS maintained that the exercise was meant not only ... Read More »

Bayern REJECT Arsene Wenger after ‘he called chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge’

Bayern REJECT Arsene Wenger after ‘he called chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge’

Bayern Munich have reportedly turned down Arsene Wenger as their potential next manager.  The Bundesliga giants are looking for a new manager after sacking Niko Kovac on Sunday following their humiliating 5-1 defeat at Eintracht Frankfurt – leaving them four points off the pace. But according to German publication Bild, Wenger called Karl-Heinz Rummenigge on Wednesday afternoon to signal his interest in the vacancy at the ... Read More »

Leicester eyeing ‘£20m transfer swoop for Club Brugge and Nigeria striker Emmanuel Dennis in January

Leicester eyeing ‘£20m transfer swoop for Club Brugge and Nigeria striker Emmanuel Dennis in January

Leicester are reportedly considering a January move for Club Brugge striker Emmanuel Dennis, who is rated at £20million. Brendan Rodgers is eyeing reinforcements in the winter transfer window as Leicester look to maintain their pace in the race for a top four spot in the Premier League. Dennis, who netted twice in the Champion’s league  against Real Madrid last month, has three goals in ... Read More »

Maina arrives court in wheelchair for bail application

Maina arrives court in wheelchair for bail application

Abdulrasheed Maina, Chairman, Pension Reform Task Team, was, on Thursday, wheeled into Court 6, Federal High Court, Abuja, where his bail application is expected to be taken. Maina, who was dressed in a light green colour caftan, was in a wheelchair. The former chairman of PRTM was looking pensive and sickly. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Maina had ... Read More »

NEITI: $42b lost to oil, products theft

NEITI: $42b lost to oil, products theft

The Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI) on Wednesday said crude oil and refined product worth $41.9 billion were stolen from the country in the last 10 years. Its policy brief titled:  Stemming the Increasing Cost of Oil Theft to Nigeria issued in Abuja urged the government to embrace oil finger printing technology, comprehensive metering infrastructure of all facilities, and ... Read More »

Super Eagles’Troost -Ekong  extends Udinese contract

Super Eagles’Troost -Ekong extends Udinese contract

Super Eagles Vice-captain, William Troost-Ekong has said he is happy to stay at Udinese after his contract was extended by Serie A outfit Udinese to June 2023. The Nigeria international defender, who was born in The Netherlands, has an additional season to his current deal. Troost-Ekong joined Udinese from Turkish side Bursaspor in the summer of 2018 for 3.3m Euros. ... Read More »

Why we’re not happy with Buhari’s Govt in Rivers-Wike

Why we’re not happy with Buhari’s Govt in Rivers-Wike

Governor  Nyesom Wike  said Rivers people are unhappy with the ‘high level of marginalisation’ they have been subjected to by the Federal Government under the President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration. The Governor, who spoke during a courtesy visit by the Ministers of Education and Women Affairs at the Government House, Port Harcourt on Wednesday said with the conclusion of elections, Rivers ... Read More »

Court rejects request to transfer Maina’s son from police custody

Court rejects request to transfer Maina’s son from police custody

A Federal High Court in Abuja has rejected the request by Faisal, the son of the former Chairman of Pension Reform Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina, to be moved from his current detention facility of in custody of the Special Tactical Squad of the Nigerian Police Force. Faisal was arraigned on October 25, 2019 on a three-count charge, bordering on money ... Read More »

Dokpesi: looters list damaged my name

Dokpesi: looters list damaged my name

The Chairman of Daar Communications Plc, Chief Raymond Dopkesi, on Tuesday recounted his sad experience following the release of alleged looters’ list which contained his name. The businessman told the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court, Apo, Abuja, that everybody treated him like a plague after his name appeared on the list released by the Federal Ministry of Information and ... Read More »

Zulum Hosts FG’s Civil-Security Parley For Military, UN Humanitarian Workers

Zulum Hosts FG’s Civil-Security Parley For Military, UN Humanitarian Workers

BY INUSA NDAHI, MAIDUGURI Borno Governor, Babagana Umara Zulum on Wednesday hosted in Maiduguri, the presidential opening of a 3-Day international workshop on civil security cooperation in humanitarian interventions in the northeast of Nigeria. The workshop, organized by the federal government, had in attendance the minister of defense, retired General Bashir Magashi who represented President Muhammadu Buhari while ministers of ... Read More »

BOKO HARAM: ZULUM INSISTS ON COORDINATION OF INGOs’ ACTIVITIES IN BORNO

BOKO HARAM: ZULUM INSISTS ON COORDINATION OF INGOs’ ACTIVITIES IN BORNO

BY INUSA NDAHI,  MAIDUGURI Borno State Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum has insisted that his administration must monitor and coordinate all activities of International Non- Governmental Organizations (INGOs) and other humanitarian partners operating in the state. The governor made his position known on Wednesday at the opening of a 3-Day International workshop on Civil-Security Cooperation in Humanitarian interventions in the ... Read More »

Banditry: Katsina deploys tracking machine to curtail attacks

Banditry: Katsina deploys tracking machine to curtail attacks

Katsina State Government has announced the deployment of newly acquired sophisticated tracking machine manned by the Directorate of the State Security Services, DSS, to track the movements of bandits and monitor their procurement of arms and ammunition in other to curtail attacks in the state Secretary to the Government of the State and chairman of the security committee, Dr Mustapha ... Read More »

Boko Haram elements left in only three locations– Ndume

Boko Haram elements left in only three locations– Ndume

Chairman Senate Committee on Army Ali Ndume has said that the Boko elements in the northeast are only left in three locations. Ndume, who spoke at the one- day Northeast Security Summit convened by the Inspector General of Police Mohammed Adamu Abubakar, disclosed that the insurgents are hibernating in the Lake Chad fringes, the Mandara Mountains and the Sambisa Forests. ... Read More »

PDP preparing money to buy votes, says Lyon

PDP preparing money to buy votes, says Lyon

The candidate, whose campaign train was received by mammoth crowd at Igbogene, Agudama, Opolo, St Peters Down Yenegoa and Amarata, said the PDP’s reign was over in the state and no amount of money would save the party from defeat. Addressing the crowd at Agudama-Epie Ward 4, Lyon asked the people to remain focused in their decision to vote for ... Read More »

Breaking:Arsenal STRIP Granit Xhaka of captaincy

Breaking:Arsenal STRIP Granit Xhaka of captaincy

Unai Emery has confirmed Granit Xhaka has been stripped of the Arsenal captaincy. Arsenal head coach Emery informed the midfielder, who has been left out of Arsenal’s squad for their Europa League trip to Vitoria, that he would no longer be part of his captaincy group on Tuesday morning. Emery took the decision after Xhaka’s furious reaction to abuse he ... Read More »

Ernest Ndukwe resigns from Access Bank board

Ernest Ndukwe resigns from Access Bank board

Access Bank Plc, on Tuesday, announced the resignation of Dr Ernest Ndukwe as an Independent Non-Executive Director from its board. This was contained in a statement issued by Mr Sunday Ekwochi, the bank’s Company Secretary and posted on the Nigerian Stock Exchange website. “The Board of Directors of Access Bank hereby announces that Ndukwe has indicated his intention not to ... Read More »

LIVERPOOL BOSS,JURGEN CLUB QUERIES CLUB CHIEF SCOUT HOW HE MISSED SPOTTING GABRIEL MARTINELLI

LIVERPOOL BOSS,JURGEN CLUB QUERIES CLUB CHIEF SCOUT HOW HE MISSED SPOTTING GABRIEL MARTINELLI

Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp has heaped praise on Arsenal’s Brazilian signing, Gabriel Martinelli following some impressive performances and at the same time wondered how the Liverpool talent spotters missed out on the prodigiously talented footballer. The Reds boss has been impressed with the work done by the London club and their technical director Edu after they signed the 18-year-old in ... Read More »

Ghanaian traders lock up shops belonging to Nigerians, other foreigners

Ghanaian traders lock up shops belonging to Nigerians, other foreigners

Ghanaian traders at Opera Square in Accra on Tuesday locked up shops belonging to foreign nationals involved in retail business. Most of the shops are believed to belong to Nigerians. Premium Times learnt this is the third time such an incident is happening at the same venue; the most recent was in July this year. It is unclear the number ... Read More »

Maina not a responsible citizen, EFCC tells court

Maina not a responsible citizen, EFCC tells court

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has claimed the former Chairman of Pension Reform Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina, is not a responsible citizen but a fugitive of law. The EFCC accused him of stealing allegedly about N3billion pensioners’ fund in what it described as an elaborate grand scam. The EFCC said Maina is a citizen of the United States ... Read More »

Boko Haram: IGP, Northeast Governors, military, elders brainstorm in Maiduguri

Boko Haram: IGP, Northeast Governors, military, elders brainstorm in Maiduguri

BY INUSA NDAHI,  MAIDUGURI   The inspector general of police, Mohammed Abubakar Adamu, Governors of Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Taraba and Yobe‎ state, national assembly members, military and para-military commanders, police commissioners, traditional rulers, elders, academics and civil societies from all the states, on Tuesday met in Maiduguri for a security summit organized by the IGP and hosted by Governor ... Read More »