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NNPC Decries Fake Authorization Letters

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, has decried the circulation of what it described as a fake letter of authorization to buy and or sell Nigerian crude oil. The corporation issued a statement on Monday insisting that it did not issue any such letters. Through the statement, the NNPC urged members of the public to

Jonathan’s Report Card

President Goodluck Jonathan posts an impressive report card despite challenges as Nigeria marks 54th independence anniversary For the fourth consecutive year, Nigeria marked her independence anniversary inside the forecourt of the Presidential Villa, Abuja, with a ceremonial change of guards which saw the 177 battalion of the Nigerian Army take over guard duties for the

South Africa Seizes Another Nigeria’s Arms Deal Money

South African authorities have seized another $5.7 million meant for arms from Nigeria, a South Africa-based City Express reported on Monday.  This is coming barely three weeks after the $9.3 million cash transported by two Nigerians and an Israeli for arms purchase was seized by the country. According to the paper, the seizure was made by South

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2000 New Jobs for Delta Youths

World Bank State Employment and Expenditure for Results, SEEFOR, has said it would employ 2,000 youths in Delta State. Benson Ojoko, coordinator of the programme in Asaba, said the youths would be engaged in refuse disposal techniques in different parts of the state. He stressed that the project is being executed in conjunction with the


Senegalese Scientist Gets Cured of Ebola

A scientist who got infected with Ebola while working for the World Health Organisation, WHO, in Sierra Leone has recovered and had been discharged from a German hospital. In a statement issued on Saturday, the University Medical Centre, Hamburg-Eppendorf says the unidentified man, who was brought to Germany in late August, had regained his health

British Hostage Freed in Libya

British teacher David Bolam has been released after being held hostage by militants in Libya since May. According to the Foreign Office Bolam, who taught at the now-closed International School Benghazi, was “safe and well” and had been reunited with his family. His kidnapping had not been reported at the request of the Foreign Office

Former Haitian dictator, Duvalier Dies

Former Haitian dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier is dead. A family member disclosed that he died of a heart attack in Port-au-Prince at the age of 63. Known by his nickname “Baby Doc,” he fled Haiti in 1985 and stunned Haiti when he returned 25 years later. He was charged with human rights crimes within days of

Eid el-Kabir: Police Beef-Up Security

As Muslims around the country prepare for the Eid el-Kabir, Suleiman Abba, the acting inspector-general of Police has ordered all commanding officers to beef-up security strategies before, during and after the festival. He specifically directed all Zonal Assistant Inspectors-General and Commissioners of Police in the 36 states and the FCT to take measures to provide

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