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  • Aborted fetuses must be buried – Texas

  • NASS to pass “beggar-must-go” law

  • Nigerians telcos being forced to increase tariff

  • Govt not privy to tariff increase – Minister Shittu

  • Senator Sani suspended indefinitely

  • 76 year old Nigerian mother and 35 year old daughter arrested at Entebbe Airport, Uganda with $800k heroin


From SeattlePi, Cubans line streets as Fidel Castro’s ashes begin journey

To waving flags and some shouts of “Long may he live!” Fidel Castro’s ashes began a four-day journey across the island Wednesday, retracing the path of his triumphant march into Havana nearly six decades ago.
A small, Cuban-flag covered cedar coffin containing the remains of the 90-year-old leader was taken out of Cuba’s Defense Ministry just after 7 a.m. and placed into a flower-bedecked trailer pulled by a green military jeep for the more than 500-mile (800-kilometer) procession to his final resting place in the eastern city of Santiago. The ashes will be interred Sunday, ending the nine-day mourning period for the man who ruled the country for nearly 50 years.
The route traces in reverse the victory tour Castro and his bearded rebels took after overthrowing the forces of strongman Fulgencio Batista in 1959.
Carpenter Rene Mena, 58, said his mother had taken him out of their home on the capital’s seafront Malecon boulevard as a baby to see Castro arrive that year. On Wednesday he donned a Cuban flag and a military cap outside the same house where he still lives, and saluted Castro’s caravan.
“I saw him when he came, and now I’ve seen him when he left. Goodbyes are moving, difficult,” Mena said.
Outside Havana, the caravan will pass through rural communities significantly changed by social and economic reforms he adopted. Many residents now have access to health care and education. But many of those towns are also in a prolonged economic collapse, the country’s once-dominant sugar industry decimated, the sugar mills and plantations gone.
Thousands of Cubans lined the streets of Havana, some sleeping on sidewalks overnight, to bid goodbye to Castro. Many had attended a massive rally Tuesday night at Havana’s Revolution Plaza, where the presidents of Cuba, Mexico, Ecuador, Bolivia, Venezuela and South Africa, along with leaders of a host of smaller nations, offered speeches paying tribute to Castro, who died Friday night.
The crowds at the rally and along Wednesday’s procession route were a mix of people attending on their own and groups of Cubans organized by government workplaces, where attendance was not strictly obligatory but with strong pressure to attend. Some groups of government workers slept on the streets because all public transport had been commandeered to move people to Castro-related activities.
Along the city’s historic Malecon, the funeral procession passed to near-total silence among the crowd. Peering from the sidewalk, rooftops and balconies overlooking the sea, people took cellphone video and photos as keepsakes.
“We love the comandante and I think it’s our obligation to be here and see him out,” said Mercedes Antunez, 59, who was bused in by the state athletics organization from her home in east Havana along with fellow employees.
Tuesday’s rally began with black-and-white revolution-era footage of Castro and other guerrillas on a big screen and the playing of the Cuban national anthem. Castro’s younger brother and successor, Raul, closed the rally with a speech thanking world leaders for their words of praise for his brother, whom he called the leader of a revolution “for the humble, and by the humble.”
South African President Jacob Zuma praised Cuba under Castro for its record on education and health care and its support for African independence struggles.
Castro will be remembered as “a great fighter for the idea that the poor have a right to live with dignity,” Zuma told the crowd.
For two days, lines stretched for hours outside the Plaza of the Revolution, the heart of government power. In Havana and across the island, people signed condolence books and an oath of loyalty to Castro’s sweeping May 2000 proclamation of the Cuban revolution as an unending battle for socialism, nationalism and an outsize role for the island on the world stage.
Inside the memorial, thousands walked through three rooms with near-identical displays featuring the 1962 Alberto Korda photograph of the young Castro in the Sierra Maestra mountains, bouquets of white flowers and an array of Castro’s medals against a black backdrop, framed by honor guards of soldiers and children in school uniforms. The ashes did not appear to be on display.
Signs read: “The Cuban Communist Party is the only legitimate heir of the legacy and authority of the commander in chief of the Cuban Revolution, comrade Fidel Castro.”
The scene was played out on a smaller scale at countless places across the country as the government urged Cubans to reaffirm their belief in a socialist, single-party system that in recent years has struggled to maintain the fervor that was widespread at the triumph of the 1959 revolution.
After 10 years of leadership by Raul Castro, a relatively camera-shy and low-key president, Cuba has found itself flooded once again by the words and images of the man who dominated the lives of generations. Since his death on Friday night, state-run newspapers, television and radio have run wall-to-wall tributes to Fidel Castro, broadcasting non-stop footage of his speeches, interviews and foreign trips, interspersed with adulatory remembrances by prominent Cubans.

From NASDAQ, Nigeria’s Kachikwu: Optimistic for an OPEC Deal Today – Presented by: The

Oil pared losses from a two-week low as investors awaited OPEC’s decision Wednesday on a supply-curb deal that appeared in danger after Iran and Saudi Arabia failed to bridge differences. According to Nigeria’s Minister of State for Petroleum Emmanuel Kachikwu, OPEC members are “largely convergent” on a need for a production cut. Kachikwu told Bloomberg’s Annemarie Hordern in Vienna “we’re optimistic. Certainly consultations have been OK. There’s still a few gray areas we have to patch up, but I like to go in believing that we’re going to reach a deal.”

From BBC, Nigeria beat South Africa to book final place against Cameroon

Nigeria striker Desire Oparanozie scored the only goal against a disciplined South Africa to earn her side a place in the final of the African Women’s Cup of Nations against Cameroon.

South Africa started brightly but the Desiree Ellis-led side failed to capitalise on their early dominance.

Oparanozie and Ngozi Okobi both had chances to put seven-time champions Nigeria ahead in the 25th minute, but goalkeeper Andile Dlamini thwarted their shots.

Seven minutes later, South Africa had the ball in the net but it was ruled out for offside.

However, Oparanozie put Nigeria ahead with a powerful free-kick eight minutes after the restart.

Faith Ikidi was fouled in front of the South Africa box and the Guingamp forward blasted the resulting free-kick past the Banyana Banyana wall.

Wounded South Africa pressed and pushed for an equaliser forcing Nigeria to defend stoutly.

The Super Falcons almost conceded a bizarre own goal in the 83rd minute, but goalkeeper Alaba Jonathan was alert to save Ugo Njoku’s awkward header on the line.

Banyana piled on the pressure and had two late chances cleared off the line, but Nigeria held on to set up a third final between Cameroon in the African Women’s Cup of Nations.

The Indomitable Lionesses lost 5-0 to continental powerhouse the Super Falcons in 2004 in South Africa, while Nigeria produced a tactical performance to beat Cameroon 2-0 in the 2014 edition in Namibia.

From quartz, Nigeria’s telcos are being forced to increase mobile internet prices

Around a year ago, Nigeria’s mobile internet subscriber base had nearly hit at a landmark figure: 100 million. But, due to unfavorable government policies, that trend is likely to be reversed.
Last year, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), the country’s telecoms regulator earned praise for deregulating data prices. The removal of a data floor price allowed local telcos to set lower mobile data prices making them cheaper than ever before and enabling more Nigerians access to the internet.
But, in a surprising move, the NCC has reinstated its data floor price, forcing telcos to jack prices back up. In a letter sent to telcos, the NCC claims the price increase is necessary “in order to provide a level playing field for all operators in the industry.” The prices will take effect from December 1.

The NCC cited the need to allow “small operators and new entrants” who hold “less than 7.5% market share” and have operated “less than three years in the market” to operate profitably. Put another way: the NCC thinks that, by charging lower prices for data, large telcos, like MTN, could kill off smaller internet service providers who’d be unable to compete profitably. Reports suggest the new regulation is due to lobbying by smaller operators.
More expensive mobile internet access costs will particularly stifle internet usage growth given Nigeria’s low fixed line broadband internet penetration. The move is being widely criticized by players in Nigeria’s fast-growing tech sector. Iyin ‘E’ Aboyeji, who made his name as a co-founder of Andela, one of the country’s high-profile young tech companies, called the decision the “biggest threat” to the Nigerian government’s own stated ambitions for the local tech sector. Aboyeji who now runs a payments startup called Flutterwave, addressed president Buhari directly in a series of tweets.
The decision also comes at a time when Nigeria’s mobile internet usage has been steadily regressing.
While the NCC’s decision to make telcos hike data prices is surprising, there was a chance the price of internet access was going to increase. As Quartz has reported, in a bid to increase government revenue, Nigerian lawmakers have discussed a bill to levy a 9% communications tax on various services including internet data. But with service providers unlikely to bear the extra expense, the costs was likely to be passed down to end users.

The next item I’ll take is article from Kauffman

And it is titled: Nigeria’s Got Talent! Global Entrepreneurship Week in Lagos, Nigeria

Recently, Mark Zuckerberg visited Nigeria. In the spirt of Global Entrepreneurship Week, I followed in his footsteps.

Walking out of the airport, the density of people was overwhelming. Driving to my hotel, I was astonished by the amount of people flooding the streets, walking along the roads, and seemingly everywhere I looked.

During his visit, Zuckerberg also focused on people. In particular, young people. As he said during his visit, “I was highly impressed by the talent of the youths in the Co-creation Hub in Yaba. I was blown away by their talent and the level of energy that I saw.” He spoke to crowds about the incredible entrepreneurial vigor in Nigeria.

The new Global Entrepreneurship Index (GEI) data released during GEW echoes the importance of talent in Nigeria. Each year, the Global Entrepreneurship Index measures the health of a nation’s ecosystem based on 14 different factors. Of those, Nigeria’s strongest asset is their human capital. As you can see from the chart below, Nigeria is competing at a global scale in terms of their human capital.

Nigeria’s overall GEI score is relatively low – 20 percent. In terms of entrepreneurial health, they rank 100th out of 137 countries. The score is measured in terms of opportunity, startup skills, technological capabilities, innovation, finance, risk, culture, competition, network and human capital. Nigeria remains relatively low in most categories, but is not unlike other Sub-Saharan African countries, as you can see from the chart above. Comparatively, the United States is number one out of 137 countries in the GEI.

However, the GEI data book emphasizes that looking at the U.S. and Nigeria next to one another can be misleading. The data book states, “contrary to popular belief, the most entrepreneurial countries in the world are not those that have the most entrepreneurs.” Nigeria has some of the highest rates of self-employment in the world, but this is because the workforce of their country is not one which supports quality jobs at the same rate as are developed in the U.S. The businesses which the self-employed are working in are commonly street vendors and similar industries, not necessarily innovative, growing companies such as in the U.S. To give some context, according to the Kauffman Index of Entrepreneurship, in 2016, 84 percent of entrepreneurs in the U.S. were opportunity entrepreneurs, meaning that they were starting businesses out of opportunity, rather than out of unemployment.

Despite the reasons for necessity self-employment in Nigeria, my Lagos trip highlighted that many people in this country are working to make a more innovative entrepreneurial ecosystem. For example, the organization Andela is making great strides finding the top tech talent in Africa, refining their technology development skills, and matching them with tech companies. Andela has also been intentional in working to neutralize gender in the technology industry.

For Nigeria to compete on a global scale, building entrepreneurial capacity is essential. Improving conditions for entrepreneurship by only 10 percent could add $354 billion to Nigeria’s economy, according to the GEI. I am emboldened by conversations happening during GEW which seem to be tackling some of the same major topics being covered in the U.S. – from the future of work, data analytics, to attracting more women into entrepreneurship.

Zuckerberg’s visit seems to be leaving a lasting effect. His hope for the entrepreneurial economy of Nigeria continues to inspire the country. The challenges Nigeria is facing are complex – governance, poverty, and development opportunities. However, the country’s people are committed to solving these difficult problems. While some of the numbers seem bleak, I get a sense something great that is about to happen.

And from New York Times: Texas Will Require Burial of Aborted Fetuses

Texas approved new rules this week requiring health care facilities that perform abortions to bury the fetal remains instead of disposing of them in a sanitary landfill like other forms of biological medical waste, ending months of contentious debate and dismaying abortion rights groups.

The rules, which go into effect on December 19, mandate that aborted fetal tissue must be buried regardless of how long it has been gestating. The rules state it can either be buried directly after an abortion has been performed or it can be buried or scattered after it has been incinerated. Fetal remains can also be steam disinfected before burial, according to the guideline.

The rule was quietly proposed in July at the direction of Gov. Greg Abbott, according to The Texas Tribune, shortly after the Supreme Court struck down parts of a Texas law that could have sharply cut the number of abortion clinics in the state, particularly those outside large urban areas.

The Tribune reported in July that Mr. Abbott, a Republican, cited the proposal in a fund-raising email as evidence of his commitment to protect the “rights of the unborn” and “turn the tides” against abortion in the state.

“I believe it is imperative to establish higher standards that reflect our respect for the sanctity of life,” he said in the email, which The Tribune published in full. “This is why Texas will require clinics and hospitals to bury or cremate human and fetal remains.”

From The Guardian (UK) – Nigeria’s crackdown on begging raises fears over human rights violations

With Nigeria’s parliament poised to extend a controversial law banning the “menace of street begging” throughout the country, campaigners are warning the policy has already resulted in the persecution of tens of thousands of disabled and mentally ill citizens.

Street begging is illegal in Lagos, Nigeria’s most populous city, and carries fines of around N15,000 (£38) and up to three months’ imprisonment. Those who fail to pay the fine are incarcerated until they are able to pay up.

But due to poor medical support, the people begging on Lagos’s street are disproportionately made up of mentally ill and disabled citizens, and human rights activists say tens of thousands of vulnerable people have been detained over the past five years as a result of the ban.

Megan Chapman, a human rights lawyer and director of the local NGO Justice and Empowerment Initiatives (JEI), said the “scale of human rights violations is massive and extremely concerning”, and added the treatment may be illegal under the country’s constitution.

Though campaigners from JEI acknowledged that begging is also banned in other cities across the world, they claim the ban is policed brutally and without transparency in Lagos. “It’s hard to find a city enforcing the ban in as inhumane a way as Lagos is,” Chapman said.

Despite widespread calls from NGOs and activists for the state to reconsider its policy, the Nigerian senate is now considering a bill to ban begging nationwide.

The bill, proposed by Senator Isah Misau, has substantial backing in the senate, with lawmakers claiming the increase in begging is caused by criminal exploitation rather than poor economic conditions in Nigeria, which is now officially in recession.

Speaking in support of the proposed legislation, Misau said: “Street begging affects not only the geographical and social structure of urban areas; it also portrays the country in a bad light to tourists and foreign visitors.”

Lagos state’s governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, has backed the crackdown on street begging. “We’ve had security reports on the activities of persons who pose as beggars, especially in traffic, but their sole aim is to perpetrate evil,” he said in July.

The state government said in April that 1,340 beggars, destitute and “mentally challenged persons” had been “rescued” from the streets of Lagos in the past year. During this period, it said 590 “rehabilitees” had been released and reunited with their relatives for re-integration, while 1,228 people were rehabilitated at what it referred to as a “rehabilitation and training centre” in Majidun, on mainland Lagos.

In addition, according to a leaked memo cited on the Nigerian site PM News, 413 beggars and “lunatics” were reportedly evacuated from Lagos’s streets by government officials between March and July this year.

Most of those detained for begging are taken to the holding facility by the so-called “rescue team” from the Lagos State Youth and Development Ministry, which enforces the ban.

The centre was opened as part of a drive to clean up the city in the 1970s. State officials claim it is used to help and treat beggars and people who are physically or mentally ill, yet reports from former detainees paint a different picture.

Men and women held there have described torturous conditions, claiming to have been denied basic rights and medical attention, held in confined spaces, often for years, without a fair hearing.

“We have met dozens of people arrested for begging who have been made to pay a hefty bribe, who have been deprived of their liberty for months or even years. Not one of them has ever been taken before a court of law. It is a serious violation of their rights under the Nigerian constitution,” she said.

“What we’ve been pressing the state government to do is to have a root and branch overhaul of the system; stop the mass incarcerations that impact on the health and well-being of the beggars.”

Workers from JEI, along with the Physically Challenged Empowerment Initiative (PCEI), a grassroots organisation campaigning against the detentions, have looked after several people after their release from the centre.

Among them was 25-year-old Yakubu Idris. After his arrest and 20-month detention at the Majidun facility, his health deteriorated. Interviewed hours after his release, he said: “Now I cannot walk – I cannot even stand up from the floor.”

Despite suffering from extensive infections and a respiratory problem, Idris said he was denied medical treatment by officials at the facility. “In the cell I totally forgot how long I was there because I was never let out. Then one day theoga [boss] took two of us and released us,” he said.

A week later, tests for tuberculosis came back positive, but Idris died before he could receive treatment.

Chapman said calls for change by local NGOs were slowly being heeded, but the proposed bill threatened to undermine years of work to change attitudes towards beggars.

“We have pointed out that current practices are completely unconstitutional and fail to address the social problems of destitution and street begging. The focus should be on helping the poor and people living with disabilities to find alternative livelihoods,” she said.

Under the previous Lagos state governor, scores of beggars were routinely deported to their states of origin. In 2011, 3,029 people were deported from Lagos. Dolapo Badru, a state government spokesman at the time, defended the measures, arguing that “beggars and destitutes constitute a social nuisance towards the development of Lagos as a mega-city”.

Muhammed Zanna, one of the founders of the PCEI in Lagos said negative perceptions of the poor had led to widespread apathy about the way they are treated by the state.

“Governor Ambode wants to create a modern city and the poor don’t fit into that vision,” said Zanna.

“The state doesn’t see beggars as real people, just as people to hide or to send away. People who have no interaction with the poor or disabled have this idea that they are really criminals and drug dealers, so even when the state services maltreats them people don’t show any concern,” Zanna said.

State officials at the youth ministry did not respond to requests for comment.

Officials at the facility in Majidun denied detainees were kept in harsh conditions indefinitely or denied basic rights, and claimed a doctor was available to provide treatment. They also say it is merely “a temporary holding site” until fines are paid or a hearing takes place.

Forty-year-old Binta Muhammadu was arrested in February with her two children, aged two and four. When she couldn’t pay the fine, she was detained at Majidun for nine months, with her children held elsewhere. “In that time I only saw my children three times,” she said.

According to Binta, “there were about 50 of us in the same room, where we bathed, ate and slept. We were never let out,” she said.

“I don’t know what I will do now that I am free,” she added. “I don’t have anything and I can’t walk well any more. This has just made things worse for me than it was before.”

Meanwhile, the Nation newspaper has the story titled Nigeria, third in world with poor sanitation access – Report

Nigeria is the third country in the world and the worst in Sub-Saharan Africa where most urban dwellers live without a safe private toilet, the latest report on State of the World Toilets for 2016 has said.

According to the report by WaterAid, a renowned international organization that focuses on improving access to safe water and sanitation in towns and villages, 58 million people in Nigeria out of the 700 million urban dwellers around the world live without basic sanitation.

It said: “The problem is so big that 13.5 million people living in Nigeria’s towns and cities have no choice but to defecate in the open using roadsides, railway tracks and even plastic bags dubbed ‘flying toilets’. Nigeria also ranks top in the countries falling furthest behind in reaching people with urban sanitation.

“For every urban dweller reached with sanitation since 2000, two were added to the number living without, an increase of 31 million people in the last 15 years.”

The Country Representative of the agency, Dr. Michael Ojo, noted that adequate sanitation could create jobs and prosperity directly and indirectly, adding that there exists a potential market of more than $2.6bn in sanitation.

And just incoming now from Quartz –

Nigeria’s telcoms regulator has reversed a decision to hike mobile data prices

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has suspended its controversial plans to hike mobile data tariffs in the country. In a statement, NCC says the decision to suspend the data price hike “was taken after due consultation with industry stakeholders and the general complaints by consumers across the country.”
The new tariff plans, originally set to come into effect the next day, December 1, would have seen telcos operating in the country forced to increase mobile data prices and made internet access costs more expensive amid a regression in Nigeria’s internet subscriber base.
The NCC defended its directive to increase tariffs as being driven by the need to “provide a level playing field for all operators in the industry.” For its part, the NCC claims lower data prices only benefited bigger telcos with smaller internet providers unable to operate profitably. But the proposed hike has been severely criticized. Local tech founders described the hike as a threat to the progress of the tech ecosystem— a bright spot in a country currently mired in its first recession in decades.
In a plenary session earlier today, Nigerian lawmakers passed a motion to halt the proposed hike with Bukola Saraki, Nigeria’s senate president, describing it as “unacceptable.”
Amid severe criticism, Adebayo Shittu, Nigeria’s minister of information and communications, says the the government was not “privy” to the telecoms regulator’s plans. Shittu says the government will “continue to protect the interest of Nigerians.”

And from the Vanguard, APC suspends Senator Sani indefinitely

The All Progressives Congress, APC, party has suspended the Senator representing Kaduna Central Senatorial District, Senator Shehu Sani over “illegalities committed against the party.”

Recall that the party had given him a warning suspension that lasted for eleven months in order for the Senator to “defend himself” from the allegation. It also said the initial suspension was to have Senator Sani show remorse over his misdeeds. It however said, the indefinite suspension was given to him when it became glaring to the party that the senator rather chose otherwise instead of being remorseful.

The suspension letter which was signed by the party’s Secretary, Mallam Awal Abdulhamid Garba was addressed to Senator Sani directly.

The letter reads thus: “As you are aware, your suspension from the party for a period of eleven months elapsed today, being November 29, 2016.”

“The suspension which was in line with the constitution of our great party, was to enable you to defend yourself against illegalities committed by you against the party as well as breach of its constitution.”

“We expected the period of your suspension to give you the grace of being remorseful, but you rather chose to play otherwise, and this made our party to be vulnerable to disunity, disharmony and further shattering the existing peace mechanism within our ward and the state at large.”

“Therefore, in consideration of the constitutional provisions as contained in Article 21 (A) i, ii, iii, v, vi, and vii of the constitution of the APC, you are hereby suspended indefinitely from active participation of APC activities.”

“This is in conformity with article 21 (D) i-(F) which provides punishment for any erring member of the party.”

“With this letter, you are hereby warned to abide by the party’s decision.”

Nigerian nationals arrested at Entebbe Airport with Shs3bn narcotics

Police at Entebbe International airport have arrested two Nigerian women for allegedly being in possession of 10kgs of heroine estimated at Shs3 billion as they tried to leave the country for Lagos, Nigeria.

Kampala metropolitan police spokesperson, Mr Emilian Kayima while parading the suspects told journalists that the two women are family members.
“The duo arrived in the country on the November 20, this year. Ms Aniugo Agnes Egonna, 76 and her daughter Ms Aniugo Gloria Vera, 35, were intercepted on November 25 at the airport. Ms Vera had 5kgs of heroin worth Shs1.565 billion and the mother also had 5kgs worth Shs1.565 billion that they had concealed in their luggage bags,” said Mr Kayima.

According to Mr Kayima, the duo claimed that they came to Uganda to attend their son’s/brother’s introduction ceremony which took place last week.
Last week, two South African women; Abegail Nkcosolwana Funiwe and Grace Onyia Golile were paraded before journalists after being arrested with drugs at the airport on November 21 and 19 of this month respectively.

And here are some other news headlines of the day

  • Reps urge FG to complete Warri-Kaduna rail project

  • NDLEA Apprehends Tricycle Rider, Trader With Heroin Worth 575 million At Lagos Airport

  • Benue Assembly to ban importation of goats, sheep

  • 3,000 workers lose jobs in steel sector – Union

  • Body of dead stowaway found on Arik Air plane

  • Federal government never authorised NCC to hike price of data – Minister

  • There were no savings to rely on when oil price crashed – Femi Adesina

  • Nigeria: State Governor’s Wife Calls for More Condoms Ahead of Carnival

  • State-Local Govt. joint account must be abolished – Dogara

  • Federal Government Removes Tourism Director Sally Mbanefo From Office

  • FG wants to tax Nigerians to death, says Governor Fayoshe

  • 46 year-old teacher arrested for allegedly raping 2-year-old girl in Lagos

  • Akeredolu Receives Certificate Of Return

  • Dead stowaway found in jet wheel arch at OR Tambo International

  • Suspend VC being prosecuted for alleged 800 million fraud, SSANU tells Nigerian Govt

  • Nigeria’s telcoms regulator has reversed a decision to hike mobile data prices

  • Expert advises Nigerians against stigmatisation of people living with HIV/AIDS

  • NCC: Senate’ll continue to ensure affordable access to internet – Saraki

  • Fire razes Lagos Chief Judge’s chambers

  • Lagos chief judge loses chambers to fire

  • NCC suspends planned increase in price of data

  • Decamp to our party – APC tells PDP senators

  • Nigeria: Oil Detection Agency Demands Criminalizing of Oil Spills

  • Moses Wins Best Player For November

  • Ex Airtel staff docked over alleged 5.5 million Naira phone theft

  • Thousands get free Chevron mosquito nets, malaria treatment in Delta

  • Man impersonates IG of Police, defrauds Saudi doctor

  • Why we proposed, then reversed plans to hike data price – NCC

  • As Christmas nears, Onitsha is no-go area for pick-pokects, other criminals

  • Nigerian president urges Super Falcons to defend Africa’s soccer title

  • Akeredolu receives Certificate of Return from INEC

  • Police dares Wike to prove rigging allegation by releasing video

  • Pilgrim Commission to monitor absconders to the Holy Land

  • Relocation of Inspectorate Department to Lagos, laudable – NAICOM

  • Fulani herdsmen in prison for alleged kidnapping

  • NCC suspends data price hike

  • Oil Price Nears $50 On Optimism Over Opec

  • EFCC probe: Pro-Jonathan protest rocks Enugu

  • Nigeria Will Export Rice In 2017 – CBN

  • Responsible Behaviour Will Stop Aids Spread – Pope

  • Shocking video of skeletal children in besieged Mosul

  • Slashing Salaries Won’t End Recession – Nlc

  • Early Sex Exposes Girls To HIV

  • Stowaway found dead on Arik Air plane

  • Nigeria Can Eradicate Open Defecation By 2030 – Unicef

  • Police recover 100 chickens from poultry thieves

  • You’re Corrupt, Pacac Attacks Labour Leaders

  • Ekiti 2018: Fayose may dump PDP in race for who succeeds him

  • Nigeria’s foreign currency reserves rise for first time in 15 months: cenbank

  • OPEC President optimistic of consensus on oil output cut

  • Rohr has vindicated NFF – Pinnick

  • Nigeria needs ground-breaking youths – Alakija

  • APC suspends Senator Sani indefinitely

  • Obasanjo called reps robbers, now they want to probe him

  • Amendment of NOUN Act scales Second Reading at Senate

  • Students to effect course changes at JAMB – LASU

  • Nigerian mother, daughter arrested at Entebbe Airport with $800,000 narcotics

  • EFCC absence stalls trial of suspects in CBN 8 billion Naira currency scam

  • President Buhari says engineers involved in pipeline vandalism

  • Court jails herdsmen for alleged kidnapping

  • Nigeria to finish bond sale by end of 1st quarter

  • LASU to admit over 5,000 students for 2016/2017 academic session

  • Dangote set to invest $3b on 540km gas pipeline

  • PDP senators walk out of plenary

  • You mustn’t join us before fighting corruption – PACAC tells Labour leaders

  • NGA faults the provisions of draft national gas policy

  • Ember months: Speed limit device will save millions of lives – FRSC

  • Prostitute docked for stealing 1.6 million Naira from US returnee

These are just some of the news reports over the past 24 hours.

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