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Xabi Alonso to retire in June – Latest news Nigeria

Spanish World Cup winner and double European champion Xabi Alonso is set to retire at the end of the season when his Bayern Munich contract expires, a report in Germany said. Leaders Bayern kick off the second half of the Bundesliga season at Freiburg on Friday in their bid for a fifth straight German league

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Company included in crude oil trade denies involvement in fuel subsidy fraud – Best Nigeria News

An oil marketing and trading company listed by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, for this year’s crude oil trade despite its indictment in the 2012 fuel subsidy fraud has denied any wrongdoing. Setana Energy Ltd was among the 18 indigenous companies awarded contracts for the 2017/2018 crude trade of 32,000 barrels per day. At least

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George Bush hospitalised – Latest news Nigeria

Former US president George H.W. Bush has been hospitalised yet again in Houston, local media reported Wednesday. The 92-year-old, who has seen his share of recent health incidents, had fallen ill but was in stable condition and “doing fine,” his chief of staff Jean Becker told the Houston Chronicle. The former president was admitted to

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US Tells Yahya Jammeh: Leave Power Now

The U.S. has warned the embattled President Yahya Jammeh of The Gambia, saying he is losing opportunities to peacefully handover to President-elect Adama Barrow and avoid the consequences of his actions. Jammeh’s tenure ends tomorrow 19 January, the same day that Barrow is expected to be sworn in as his successor. Both the African Union

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He is agent of satan: READ what Nigerians are saying about Buhari, IDP bombing – all Nigeria news

Nigerians are not happy with the news of the Nigerian army bombing an IDP camp by mistake. Report surfaced yesterday that a military jet mistakenly dropped a bomb inside the Rann IDP camp in Borno state leading to the death of at least two people with about 120 injured. Nigerians are sympathizing with the families

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Nigerian League Week 2 Preview: Rangers seek redemption in Lafia – Best Nigeria News

The Nigeria Professional Football League got to an unpredictable start last weekend as some unexpected results were recorded in the Match Day 1 fixtures. Top among those results was the home loss recorded by the defending champions, Enugu Rangers, who were handed a 2-1 defeat by their regional rivals, Abia Warriors, in the multi-faceted Oriental

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Troops, Nigerian warship head for Gambia to sack Jammeh – Latest news Nigeria

Olaleye Aluko and Afeez Hanafi Nigeria soldiers will, on Wednesday (today), arrive at a base of the Economic Community of West African States troops in Senegal to ensure that President Yahya Jammeh of the Gambia steps down on Thursday, January 19. Nigerian warship, NNS UNITY, is also heading for the coast of The Gambia to

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INEC Arraigns Seven Electoral Offenders In Ondo State

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has arraigned seven persons arrested for electoral offences during last year’s governorship Election in Ondo State at two Magistrate Courts in Akure, the state capital. The suspects are – Adejoye Emmanuel (30), Olomojuni Morire (27), Ololajulo Oladeji (36) and Ebigbemi Ajinde (26). The four suspects were arraigned at the

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Tension as Nigerian soldiers head to Gambia to remove President Jammeh – all Nigeria news

– The Nigerian Navy, army and air force will contribute troops for an ECOWAS operation meant to get President Yahya Jammeh of the Gambia to step down – A Nigerian war ship, the NNS Unity, is currently sailing off the coast of Ghana, after leaving Lagos for the operation – President Yahya Jammeh has declared

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Boko Haram: IDPs in host communities to be relocated to govt facilities – PCNI – Best Nigeria News

There are plans to resettle internally displaced persons living in host communities in the north-east to government facilities, the Presidential Committee on North-east Initiative, PCNI, said on Tuesday. The Vice Chairman of PCNI, Tijani Tumsah, told journalists in Abuja at a press briefing that the mandate of the committee is to harness resources in the

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Ex-gov Shema’s aide declared wanted over N1bn SURE-P scam – Latest news Nigeria

Eniola Akinkuotu, Abuja The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has declared a Kastina-based businessman, Idris Usman, wanted for an alleged N1bn fraud involving the Subsidy Reinvestment and Empowerment Programme otherwise known as SURE-P. According to the EFCC, the suspect, who is the Managing Director, Idris Kwado and Sons Limited and Aminu Dikko and Sons Limited,

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Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: January 7 – January 13

17042 12 by John Campbell January 17, 2017 The map above depicts deaths in Nigeria by state. (Source: CFR Nigeria Security Tracker; powered by Tableau) Below is a visualization and description of some of the most significant incidents of political violence in Nigeria from January 7 to January 13, 2017. This update

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President Buhari regrets accidental bombing of Borno IDP camp – Best Nigeria News

President Muhammadu Buhari has received with deep sadness and regret, the accidental bombing of a civilian community in Rann, Borno State, by the Nigerian Air Force, engaged in the final phase of mopping up insurgents in the North-east. President Buhari condoles with families of the dead, wishes the wounded divine succour, leading to full recovery,

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Nigerian Fighter Jet Misfires, Kills More Than 100 Civilians

During an operation aimed at clearing the area of Boko Haram insurgents, a Nigerian Air Force fighter jet mistakenly bombed a refugee camp in Borno State on Tuesday, killing no fewer than 100 civilians. The Associated Press (AP) reports that a Borno State official confirmed that over 100 refugees and humanitarian aid workers were killed.

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