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    Politics Nigerian ambassador goes into hiding; NIA launches manhunt – Premium Times Nigeria

    The Nigerian Ambassador to Chad, Mohammed Dauda, has gone underground, triggering a massive manhunt for him. Sources familiar with the matter said the diplomat slipped into hiding after claiming his life was in danger following the testimony he gave a House of Representatives committee last...
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    Metro Benue Plans Another Mass Burial For Victims Of Herdsmen Killings On Friday - Nairaland

    BENUE State Government has said it will organise another mass burial on Friday for the latest victims of suspected herdsmen attacks in the state. The first mass burial was conducted on January 11 for 73 persons who lost their lives on new year day in two local government areas. This second...
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    Metro JAMB Lists 16 Prohibited Items For Candidates As UTME Kicks Off On Friday - Nairaland

    The Joint Admission Matriculation Board has again fired warning to about 1.6 million candidates who are expected to write the examination in 602 centres across the country from Friday. A document obtained by PREMIUM Times and signed by the JAMB registrar, Ishaq Oloyede, warned its candidates of...
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    Politics Govt uncovers 130,000 high net worth persons, firms underpaying tax – The Nation Nigeria

    The Federal Government’s data mining efforts have identified a new batch of over 130,000 high networth individuals and companies with potential tax underpayments. The Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, broke the news yesterday while appearing on “Good Morning Nigeria”, a Nigerian Television...
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    Business Oando drops lawsuit against SEC – TODAY.NG

    Nigerian oil company, Oando, has dropped its lawsuit against the domestic Securities and Exchange Commission, paving the way for a forensic audit of the firm, the regulator announced in a statement on Tuesday. Oando had filed a lawsuit against the SEC to halt the regulator’s suspension of...
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    Metro Lady Disguised As Best Friend’s Lover, Defrauds Her of N3.7m & Car – OluFamous.Com

    Detectives at the Zone 2 Police Command, Onikan, Lagos, are unravelling a case of fraud involving an asthmatic patient, Bose (Deborah) Bamidele. The 26-year-old Ikole, Ekiti State indigene, manipulated the voice setting of her phone and pretended to be different persons to defraud her best...
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    Metro Strange disease kills 30 in Jigawa, many hospitalised – Vanguard News

    About 30 people have been reportedly killed by a strange disease in Majia town, Taura Local Government Area of Jigawa State, leaving dozens hospitalised. Investigation revealed that the patients suddenly developed severe headache and body pains before losing consciousness. Read more via...
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    Metro Woman defrauds popular Lagos Pastor, Tony Rapu of N23.3m – Daily Post Nigeria

    The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Tuesday arraigned one Olawunmi Dilureni before Lagos State High Court, Ikeja for obtaining money by false pretence and stealing to the tune of N23,320,000. The defendant, alongside Lola Aremu Anjorin, Tunde Jamiu, Oluremi Osobu and Home...
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    Sports Champions League: Ronaldo equals Ruud van Nistelrooy’s record in Real Madrid 2-1 win - Daily Post

    Real Madrid star, Cristiano Ronaldo has equalled former Manchester United teammate, Ruud van Nistelrooy’s Champions League goal record in the 2-1win against Paris Saint-Germain at the Parc des Princes stadium in the second leg of the UEFA Champions League round of 16 clash. Ronaldo’s goal...
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    Business GTBank allays fears of electronic banking fraud – BusinessDay

    Having focused on building securities around its alternative banking channels, Guarantee Trust Bank (GTBank) last week allayed fears of electronic fraud in its operations. “Let me be honest to you, the percentage of transactions that are susceptible to fraud is immaterial to the larger level...
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    Business 2017 VAT figures places value of goods supplied in Nigeria at N19.4 trillion – Nairametrics

    Data from the National Bureau of Statistics reveals Nigeria collected a total of N972 billion in Value Added Tax for the year ended December 2017. This is 25% higher than the N777.5 billion collected in 2016. Nigeria collected N759.4 billion in VAT in 2015. Read more via Nairametrics –...
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    Metro “We are being paid too much,” — Doctors protest salary increase – YabaLeftOnline

    In Canada, more than 500 doctors and residents, as well as over 150 medical students, have signed a public letter protesting their own pay raises. “We, Quebec doctors who believe in a strong public system, oppose the recent salary increases negotiated by our medical federations,” the letter...
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    Metro Woman addicted to sex explains how she overcame the addiction – Laila’s Blog

    A woman who was formerly addicted to sex has explained how she was able to overcome the drive to always engage in sex and how at a time in her life, she almost committed suicide. Jace Downey says her troubles started when she was just five-years-old. Her sexual fantasies eventually escalated to...
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    Politics Sing National Anthem In Yoruba Daily, Gov. Ambode Tells Lagos Principals – Nairaland

    Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State on Tuesday directed that students in public and private schools in the state should sing the National Anthem in Yoruba Language daily, to preserve and promote the Yoruba culture. Read more via Nairaland – -- Get More Nigeria...
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    Business Medview Airline Plc soars with ₦ 1.5 billion profit in 2017 – Nairametrics

    Medview Airline Plc yesterday released its audited financial statements for the year ended December 2017. Gross revenue increased from ₦26 billion in 2016 to ₦36 billion in 2017. Profit before tax literally doubled from ₦840 million in 2016 to ₦1.5 billion in 2017. Profit after tax also...
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    Business Three Nigerians make Forbes 2018 billionaire list – Nairametrics

    Forbes Magazine today released its 2018 list of billionaires. Jezz Bezos, founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Amazon, an online e retailer topped the list with a net worth of $127. 3 billion. Bezos owns 16% of Amazon, which he founded in 1994. Read more via Nairametrics –...
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    Politics Former Nasarawa Governor, Aliyu Akwe-Doma dies in Israel – Daily Post Nigeria

    The immediate past governor of Nasarawa ‎State, Aliyu Akwe-Doma, is dead. Akwe-Doma reportedly died after a brief illness at a foreign hospital in Israel, a nephew Ahmed Bako, told Premium Times on Tuesday. It was gathered that already, sympathisers have gathered at Mr. Akwe-Doma’s house in...
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    Sports Fifa World Cup Trophy begins 4-day Tour of Nigeria –

    The original trophy to be handed over to the 2018 FIFA World Cup-winning team at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on July 15 will arrive in Nigeria on Wednesday for a four-day tour. read more via – --------------- Get More Nigeria Sports News
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    Metro Woman set fire to her wedding dress – See her shocking reason – Laila’s Blog

    A woman identified as Kristy Scott shocked her friends and family when she decided to burn her wedding dress in broad daylight after she discovered that her husband had cheated on her. Read more via Nigeria News | Laila’s Blog – Get More Nigeria Metro News
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    Meet The Young Lady Who Gave Birth To A Baby Without Knowing She Was Pregnant - Information Nig

    teenager didn’t know she was having a baby until she was in labour because she hadn’t shown any signs of pregnancy. Charlotte Thomson, now 21, of Newcastle upon Tyne, had regular periods and was still slipping into her size 8 dresses so had no idea she was expecting. It wasn’t until she took...