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  1. .com | Nigerian kidnappers demand $200 000 for German hostagesRead the original story w/Photo

    12 min ago | News24

    A worker at a Nigerian excavation site says kidnappers are demanding a ransom of 60 million naira for a German archaeologist and his associate abducted this week from a remote northern village. The worker says he heard the demand in a telephone call on Thursday to the site supervisor.

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  2. Obasanjo to be crowned Grand Patron of FESTAC' 77Read the original story w/Photo

    31 min ago | Vanguard

    Centre for Black and African Arts and Civilisation has scheduled to crown Former President of Nigeria, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, Grand Patron of FESTAC '77 on March 3, 2017, in Abeokuta, Ogun State. This was recently disclosed to Vanguard's Arts & Reviews by the Corporate Affairs Department CBAAC, D-G's Office, at Broad Street, Lagos.

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  3. Owode crash: GUO comforts passengers, lauds FRSC, LASEMARead the original story w/Photo

    31 min ago | Vanguard

    ... by the agencies" However, a survivor of the accident, Mr. Kenneth Aaron, who spoke to the News Agency of Nigeria, said the accident may have been caused by a slippery surface. His account: "I entered the bus in Onitsha with four of my brothers. The ...

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  4. Nigerian kidnappers demand $200,000 for German hostagesRead the original story w/Photo

    53 min ago | KXAN-TV Austin

    ... Wednesday abducted professor Peter Breunig and his associate Johannes Behringer and walked with them into the bush. Nigeria's acting President Yemi Osinbajo summoned the federal police chief for a briefing Thursday on efforts to find the kidnap ...

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  5. South African police disperse anti-immigrant protestersRead the original story w/Photo

    59 min ago | Channelnewsasia.com

    South African police fired tear gas, water cannon and rubber bullets to disperse rival marches by hundreds of citizens and non-nationals in the capital on Friday, following looting this week of stores believed to belong to immigrants. Anti-South African protesters are seen gathered at the Foreign Affairs Ministry in Abuja, Nigeria February 23, 2017.

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  6. Nigeria: Nigerians to Pay More Charges for Large Cash Deposits, WithdrawalsRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | AllAfrica.com

    ... no charges for lodgements only. Besides, embassies, diplomatic missions, multilateral and aid donor agencies in Nigeria were also exempted from all processing fees relating to the cashless policy. The Central Bank directed affected deposit money ...

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  7. Nigeria: No Nigerian Died in South African Xenophobic Attacks - Nigerian GovtRead the original story

    2 hrs ago | AllAfrica.com

    The government on Thursday also urged the South African government to put in place measures to end the incessant attacks on Nigerians in that country. The Minister of State Foreign Affairs, Khadija Abba-Ibrahim, gave the task in Abuja during a second summon to the High Commissioner of South Africa to Nigeria, Lulu Aaron-Mnguni, on the issue.

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  8. Italy says 2,500 boat migrants rescued at sea in three daysRead the original story

    2 hrs ago | Kenya Broadcasting Corporation

    ... the police tells you they will deport you back to your country, but they don't," said Collins, 27, from Benin City, Nigeria, according to comments made to the Aquarius crew on Wednesday and Thursday. "They just sell you to someone else. You cannot ...

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  9. South Africaa s Zuma condemns violence against foreignersRead the original story

    3 hrs ago | Kenya Broadcasting Corporation

    ... It is wrong to brandish all non-nationals as drug dealers or human traffickers," Zuma said in a statement. In Nigeria, protesters on Thursday demanded that South African citizens and businesses leave the country and vandalised the head office of ...

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  10. Nigeria: Xenophobia - MTN 'Shuts' Offices in Nigeria, Police 'On Guard'Read the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | AllAfrica.com

    Police in Nigeria are reportedly guarding offices of the mobile phone giant MTN in the capital Abuja after protesters against xenophobic attacks in South Africa tried to storm it on Thursday. "We had to hurriedly lock up and go home.

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  11. NIMASA, NCS are partners in progress -PetersideRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Vanguard

    D irector -General of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, Dr. Dakuku Peterside, has said that the agency and Nigerian Customs Service, NCS, are partners in progress. He also said a synergy between both agencies will bring about desired growth and development in the Nigerian Maritime Industry and by extension the Nigerian economy.

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  12. IGP calls for Police Trust FundRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Vanguard

    He said during a chat with the media in Abuja that establishing the fund which should be financed as a first line charge was the only way to adequately fund the Police in the country. He said a Bill for the establishment of the Fund had been with the National Assembly for several years but regretted that it remained unpassed.

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  13. IMPEACHMENT: Obiano, 28 parties trade wordsRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Vanguard

    ... had weekend accused the governor of grave violation of the provisions of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended), breaches of the peace and unlawful assemblies prohibition law, 2015 of Anambra State and the Local ...

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  14. NNL begins March 17Read the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Vanguard

    BARING any last minute change of arrangements, the Nigeria National League will kick-off on March 17 across the country. This is due to a unanimous decision of the congress of the NNL in Abuja.

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  15. Deji of Akureland: Another Oba fighting chieftaincy battlesRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Vanguard

    ... Igbo land as sacrosanct and non-negotiable and that the title is widely recognized and used both within and outside Nigeria as approved by the association of Ndieze Ndigbo N'uzo Ije and Ohanaeze Ndigbo worldwide which are the parent bodies. "It was ...

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  16. CCT trial: Saraki pleads not guilty to fresh corruption chargesRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Vanguard

    ... Road, Ikoyi, Lagos, which he acquired between 2007 and 2008 through Carlisle Properties Ltd from the Central Bank of Nigeria for the sum of N325 million, as well as not declaring that 1 and 3, Tagus Street Maitama, Abuja belongs to him. Led in ...

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  17. Don't abandon Buhari, CAN begs ChristiansRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Vanguard

    The Christian Association of Nigeria has once again asked Christians to continue praying for President Muhammadu Buhari until he returns to the country hale and hearty. This is contained in a statement signed by Pastor Adebayo Oladeji, Special Assistant Media and made available to newsmen on Thursday in Abuja.

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  18. We've injected over $16bn into Nigerian operations -MTN GroupRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Vanguard

    ... the Executive Vice Chairman, EVC, of the commission, Prof Umar Danbatta, and his team, said the group had faith in Nigeria and would be willing to invest more in the sector in the years to come. "We had challenges in the past, during the period of ...

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  19. YAKUBU: CSOs task EFCC on fair trialRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Vanguard

    The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has been asked to desist from media trial of former Group Managing Director of Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Mr. Andrew Yakubu and ensure that his trial is fair. At a press conference in Abuja, yesterday, the Coalition of Civil Society Groups, COCSG said it had noticed the way media trial was undermining constitutional provisions for prosecuting such cases, adding that due process and fair hearing must be adhered to at all times in the quest to administer justice.

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  20. CAF Elections: Pinnick has mandate to dump Hayatou - NFFRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Vanguard

    Chairman of the Media and Publicity Committee of the Nigeria Football Federation, Hon. Suleiman Yahaya-Kwande on Thursday cleared the air on the Federation's mandate to its President, Amaju Melvin Pinnick, with regards to the forthcoming election into the presidency of the Confederation of African Football.

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