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Iranian militants send Nigerian terrorist after Americans, Israelis in Lagos; target ex head of state – SSS

The suspect was recruited to target hotels and offices frequented by Americans and Israelis Iranian extremists trained and equipped a Nigerian accomplice to go after American and Israeli interests in Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial capital, in a broad-based plot that would have killed many, the State Security Service said on Wednesday. The proposed attacker, Abdullahi Mustapha […]

Customs arrests professor with $1.1m at Lagos Airport

BY DANIEL EFEGHE OPERATIVES of the Nigeria Custom Service, NCS, Murtala Muhammed International Airports, MMIA, Command, Wednesday arrested a passenger with $1.1 million at MMIA, Lagos on his way to Kenya. This came as the command intercepted over $12.1 million from 14 persons who tried to smuggle money out of the country in contravention of […]

FG arraigns 15 Russians for illegal firearms importation

Federal Government has arraigned 15 Russians for unlawful importation of arms and ammunition. The Nigerian Navy on October 18, 2012, arrested the accused foreigners and arraigned them before Justice Okechukwu Okeke of a Federal High Court, Lagos, on Tuesday. The accused, who pleaded not guilty to the four counts in the charge are Zhelyazkov Andrey […]

LASU graduates 23 1st class, 1106 2nd Class Upper, others

By BARTHOLOMEW MADUKWE & IKENNA ASOMBA LAGOS — TWENTY-ONE out of 8,160 of the Lagos State University, LASU, who graduated Wednesday, bagged First Class Honours, while 1106 others made Second Class Upper. Vice-Chancellor of the university, Professor John Obafunwa, who disclosed this at the award of diplomas and degrees during the school’s 18th Convocation ceremony, […]

11 killed in gun duel by police

BY AUSTIN OGWUDA ASABA — DELTA State Police Command said it has arrested 12 suspects in connection with violent clash that occurred at a college premises last Friday, which led to the death of a 23 year-old-man. State Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Mr. Famous Ajieh, who stated this while appraising the activities of the […]

F/Eagles down ‘Junior Pharaohs’ in Cairo

Nigeria’s Under-20 team the Flying Eagles gave an indication they are set to defend their 2011 African Youth Championship title next month in Algeria, when they thrashed their Egyptian counterparts in Cairo Wednesday. The match played at the Degla Stadium outside Cairo was staged to prepare both teams for AYC, starting off on March 16. […]

Senate okays death sentence for terrorists

By JOSEPH ERUNKE ABUJA—THE Senate, Wednesday, descended heavily on terrorism perpetrators as it recommended a capital punishment for those found guilty of the act. Considering a report on “a Bill for an Act to amend the Terrorism (prevention) Act, 2012,” brought forward by its Conference Committee during plenary, the Senate in a unanimous resolution, held […]

Veteran Nollywood actor, Justus Esiri, dies at 70

The Nigerian entertainment industry has been hit by another tragedy. One of the most talented actors in our country, Justus Esiri has been reported dead. He was 70.Mr. Esiri, father of pop star, Dr. Sid, died last night. Details of his death are still sketchy and we will provide updates as we get more information. […]

APGA Canada calls for interest in executive positions

Vote For ALL PROGRESSIVES GRAND ALLIANCE (APGA) The Party With New Innovation APGA CANADA CHAPTER MEMBERSHIP Newsletter Greetings, APGA Canada wants to use this opportunity to inform fellow Nigerians that as part of our mandate to bring political participation to the people and sustain a long lasting democratic process in our country Nigeria; APGA Canada […]

France asks citizens to leave Cameroon

PARIS (AFP) – France on Wednesday urged its citizens to leave northern Cameroon after seven members of a French family were seized in a kidnapping officials suspect was carried out by Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram. The family — a couple, their children aged five, eight, 10 and 12 and an uncle — were snatched […]

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