Monday , 26 September 2016

Lagos Hausa/Fulani clash: Traders carry charms, knives in fear of reprisal attack

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Lagos Hausa/Fulani clash: Traders carry charms, knives in fear of reprisal attack By Evelyn Usman Lagos—Normalcy has returned to the abattoir, Agege area of Lagos, which was, Wednesday, thrown into pandemonium, following a clash between Hausa and Fulani traders that left three persons dead and scores of others injured. However, traders at the popular market were still in fear yesterday, …

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Hike in petrol price inevitable, says IPMAN

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Hike in petrol price inevitable, says IPMAN The speculation about possible increase in price of Premium Motor Spirit, PMS, otherwise known as petrol, may hold some water as the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria, IPMAN, yesterday warned of a threat to product availability in the country. This came as expert blamed marketers of insensitivity to price moderation when government …

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Comedian Basketmouth robbed at gunpoint in his Lagos home

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  Comedian Basketmouth robbed at gunpoint in his Lagos home Popular comedian, Basketmouth was robbed at gunpoint in his home in Lekki today September 7, 2016. @basketmouth was robbed this morning in his home in lekki phase 1 between the hours of 2am and 4am, 7th of September 2016. He and his family were held at gun point while the …

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Zuckerberg’s visit draws spats, flaks Nigeria

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By Prince Osuagwu, Hi-Tech Editor THE unannounced visit of Facebook Founder, Mark Zuckerberg to Nigeria, Tuesday has provoked spats, flaks and praises among young tech entrepreneurs and some Information and Communications Technology, ICT professionals. While Zuckerberg is now in Kenya exploring the technology ecosystem there, his Facebook platform is agog with comments that can best be described as different strokes …

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Posers surrounding Funke Akindele’s alleged second marriage

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By AYO ONIKOYI and IGE TOFARATI For the past months rumours have been rife that ace Nollywood actress, aka Jenifa, Funke Akindele and singer and producer, Abdulrasheed Bello aka JJC Skillz are onto something in the romantic lane. Just when it seemed it was panning out, another one took to flight, only this time,it is a rumour that may have …

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Jackie Chan to get lifetime achievement Oscar

Jackie Chan to get lifetime achievement Oscar

Martial arts expert and actor Jackie Chan will receive a lifetime achievement Oscar, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced on Thursday. The 62-year-old, Hong Kong-born star of Hollywood movies such as “Kung Fu Panda,” “The Karate Kid” and the “Rush Hour” franchise would receive the 2016 Governors Awards alongside other recipients. They include Documentary maker Frederick Wiseman, …

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Bags of rice smuggled as corpses in ambulance

Bags of rice smuggled as corpses in ambulance

By Godwin Oritse LAGOS—Smugglers operating at the Badagry-Seme border tried a fast one on operatives of the Nigeria Customs by packaging smuggled rice as dead bodies. The ambulance, ‘corpses,’ and ‘attendant.’ The mobile patrol team leader, Chief Superintendent of Customs, Mr. Ozah M., said the team noticed the frequency with which the said ambulance was patronising the international route with …

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Nigerians troop out in mass for eclipse

Nigerians troop out in mass for eclipse

*How eclipse can generate foreign exchange for Nigeria – NARSDA DG By Emeka Mamah, Clifford Ndujihe, Evelyn Usman Emmanuel Elebeke, Susan Onuorji, Chiamaka Ajeamo & Rebecca Amos SINCE May 20, 1947, when people in Nigeria witnessed total darkness for a few minutes in the afternoon during the eclipse of that year, many Nigerians have always looked forward to an eclipse …

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50 year old father of two commits suicide, blames it on economy

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By Chioma Onuegbu Uyo—It was a gory sight as the body of a 50-year-old man, identified as Chief Ekanem Edet, dangled from a rope tied to the roof of his room at Mbiabong Itam in Itu Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State. learned that Ekanem Edet, former Secretary of the Mbiabong Village Council, popularly called Jolly Boy, waited until …

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NAF jet attacks Boko Haram leadership location in Borno

NAF jet attacks Boko Haram leadership location in Borno

By Kingsley Omonobi Abuja—The Nigerian Air Force, NAF, said, yesterday, that its fighter aircraft carried out precision attacks on fleeing commanders and other leadership of Boko Haram terrorists on August 29, noting that the group of commanders and leadership suffered heavy casualty. According to NAF, the leaders of the terrorists group, who escaped with severe injuries from the helicopter gunship …

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