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Nigeria to deport five Chinese over illegal textile imports

27 May 2015, 21:43

Nigeria said it would deport five Chinese businessmen it accused of illegally importing textiles to the country's second city, Kano.

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Missing Chibok girls remembered on Children's Day

27 May 2015, 21:43

The Senate has joined the international community in commemorating International Children’s Day.

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Tight security around eagle square for inauguration

27 May 2015, 21:43

Inspector-General of Police, Solomon Arase, has ordered there be tight security in and around eagle square to prepare for the Presidential Inauguration.

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Niger extends emergency powers in Boko Haram-threatened area

27 May 2015, 21:43

Niger has extended for three months the state of emergency in its southeastern Diffa region where the army has been battling Boko Haram militants since February, authorities announced.

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Man arraigned for stabbing friend with dagger

27 May 2015, 20:58

An Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates' Court remanded a 22-year-old, Abimbola Azeez, in Ikoyi Prisons, Lagos, for allegedly stabbing a man to death with a dagger.

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10.5m Nigerian children out of school

27 May 2015, 21:59

As Nigeria marks the Children’s Day, ActionAid Nigeria said nearly 10.5 million children of school age were currently out of school.

Kidnappers demand machine guns as ransom

27 May 2015, 21:57

Two suspected kidnappers have confessed that they demanded one AK-47 and 12 general purpose machine guns as ransom for the release of their victim.

Benin residents protest power outage

27 May 2015, 20:58

Residents of Ogbebuhia, Trade Fair and Erediauwa areas in Oredo Local Government Area of Edo State have protested over the lingering power outage in their communities.

Power firms declare force majeure over tariffs

27 May 2015, 20:57

The Bureau of Public Enterprises said some electricity distribution companies popularly known as DISCOs have declared political force majeure.

Lagos court remands two men over break-in, armed robbery

27 May 2015, 19:53

An Ikeja Magistrates' Court remanded in prison custody two men, who allegedly broke into a house and robbed the occupants at gunpoint.

Buhari: From coup leader to 'converted democrat'

27 May 2015, 19:53

Muhammadu Buhari, who will be sworn in on Friday as Nigeria's new president, is a one-time coup leader who once ruled Africa's most populous nation with an iron fist.

Three family members murdered over land dispute

27 May 2015, 19:12

Three members of a family in Amechi community, Awkunanaw Local Government Area of Enugu State were killed over land dispute.

Kidnap suspect who disguises as a female arrested

27 May 2015, 18:10

One Uzoma Ugwumadu, who, disguised as a woman, has been arrested for an alleged attempt to kidnap some primary school pupils from Osusu Amukwa Community Primary School in Aba.

Aliyu clamours for fuel subsidy removal

27 May 2015, 18:10

Niger State Governor, Babangida Aliyu, has said that fuel subsidy is the main form of corruption in the country, therefore it should be removed.

Jonathan submits confab report to Senate

27 May 2015, 17:05

President Goodluck Jonathan has sent the report of the National Conference to the Senate for consideration and necessary legislative actions.

Court bars NDLEA from arresting Kashamu

27 May 2015, 15:30

A Federal High Court in Lagos has restrained operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, from arresting and transporting Senator-elect Buruji Kashamu, to the United States to stand trial on drug-trafficking offences.

Jonathan to formally dissolve FEC

27 May 2015, 14:35

President Goodluck Jonathan will formally dissolve the Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday.

Aisha Buhari wishes youngsters well on Children's Day

27 May 2015, 14:35

Aisha Buhari, wife of the President-elect, said the provision of education to children was among the top priorities of the incoming administration.

Anambra bans motorcycles, tricycles on highways

27 May 2015, 15:30

The Anambra Government has banned the operation of private and commercial motorcycles and tricycles from major highways in the state with effect from June 1.

UN decries Boko Haram's sexual abuse of captives

27 May 2015, 19:12

Zainab Bangura, UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict, on Wednesday decried reported rape and forced marriages of female captives of Boko Haram.

Marketers assure of availability of fuel next week

27 May 2015, 13:35

Marketers of petroleum products in the country have said the current supply challenge may not end this week.

IG begs Nigerians against corrupting officers

27 May 2015, 13:35

The Inspector-General of Police, Solomon Arase, has appealed to the public not to corrupt personnel of the police by giving them bribe.

Dokpesi to testify in Tinubu’s N150bn libel suit against AIT

27 May 2015, 12:26

Hearing in the N150 billion libel suit filed against DAAR Communications by a national leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Bola Tinubu, has been fixed for May 27.

Jonathan urges Buhari not to discard Confab report

27 May 2015, 11:22

President Goodluck Jonathan has urged the incoming administration of Muhammadu Buhari not to discard the report of the 2014 National Conference.

Thousands of children counseled for terror-related stress

27 May 2015, 11:22

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said it had counseled more than 35 000 local children suffering depression from the deadly terror the Boko Haram sect is perpetrating in the country.

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