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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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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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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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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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BREAKING: 24 hour curfew restored in Zangon-Kataf – Best Nigeria News

The Kaduna State Government has restored the 24-hour curfew in Zangon-Kataf Local Government Area. A government announcement said the 24-hour curfew is with immediate effect, from tonight, Tuesday, January 17, 2017, until further notice. The restoration of the curfew follows renewed security threats in Samaru-Kataf where the market was attacked by hoodlums. Security forces have

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Netherlands unveils Voice Nigeria Project to support marginalised groups – Best Nigeria News

The Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs has unveiled Voice Nigeria Project designed to provide special support to the most marginalised and discriminated groups in the country. The platform is aimed at exerting influence in accessing productive and social services by such marginalised groups. Marinke Riet, the Dutch Ambassador to Nigeria, made this known at the

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How we recovered millions in local, foreign currencies in Justice Ademola’s residence – Witness – Best Nigeria News

A witness in the ongoing trial of a Federal High Court Judge, Adeniyi Ademola, has stated that various amounts of foreign and local currencies were found in the defendant’s residence during a midnight raid by operatives of the State Security Service in October last year. The witness, Ike Onuoha, an operative of the SSS, also

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Jigawa village head, brother kidnapped – Best Nigeria News

Kidnappers have abducted Garba Mamud, the village head of Rijin in Basirka District of Gwaram Local Government Area of Jigawa. Dauda Mamuda, the brother to the district head, who is a ward head, was also kidnapped by the suspects, said to be about 30. A resident of the community, Musa Ibrahim, told the News Agency

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Abuja airport runway so damaged it must be shut for repairs – Julius Berger – Best Nigeria News

The Abuja airport runway is so damaged that it needs comprehensive repairs that necessitates it be shut down for six weeks, construction giant Julius Berger has said. The Managing Director of Julius Berger, Wolfgang Goetsch, made this known in his submission before the Senate on Tuesday at plenary. “There is absolutely no option than to

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How Saraki transferred millions of dollars to own foreign accounts while serving as Kwara Governor – GTBank Official – Best Nigeria News

A witness in the ongoing trial of Senate President Bukola Saraki has told the Code of Conduct Tribunal that Mr. Saraki made foreign funds transfer of over $3 million while he was governor of Kwara State. The Nigerian code of conduct bars public officials including state governors from operating foreign bank accounts. The witness, Nwachukwu

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Nigerian lawmakers reject move by agency to commission poorly constructed projects – Best Nigeria News

The move by a federal government agency to commission unfinished and non-functional agencies has been condemned by residents and lawmakers. The Border Communities Development Agency, BCDA, had planned to commission its projects in Ifang-Ayong, Bakassi Local Government Area of Cross River. However, on arriving there, senators and members of the House of Representatives realised the

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Gambian foreign minister resigns as Jammeh becomes more isolated – Best Nigeria News

Two days to what is supposed to be his handover date, President Yahya Jammeh of Gambia has lost a close ally as his foreign minister, Neneh MacDouall-Gaye, has resigned from office. Mrs. MacDouall-Gaye’s resignation comes barely a week after Gambia’s information minister, Sheriff Bojang, resigned and fled the country in protest over the refusal of

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Nigeria Customs Owerri records seizures worth N4.7 billion in 2016 – Comptroller – Best Nigeria News

The Nigeria Customs Service, Federal Operations Unit, FOU, Zone ‘C’ Owerri, said it recorded a total seizure of 307 contraband worth N4.75 billion in 2016. The figure is a combination of both the Duty Paid Value, DPV, of N3.98 billion for the contraband and N770. 34 million being an underpayment recovered as revenue. The Comptroller

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