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Largest ever ransom paid for kidnap victim in Nigeria as $220,000 is handed over for Chinese construction worker

 

LAST week a record Nigerian ransom fee of N100m ($220,000) was paid to kidnappers who abducted a Chinese expatriate in Ekiti State working for a construction company refurbishing the Ado Ekiti-Iyin Ekiti Road.

 

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Governor Matawalle lashes out at south-south colleagues for saying Zamfara controls its gold reserves

GOVERNOR Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State has lashed out at his colleagues from the south-south geo-political zone over their attacks  on how his state is allowed to keep the proceeds of its gold reserves while they have to hand over oil proceeds to the federal government.

 

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Ondo State Amotekun Corps arrests hoodlums suspected of murdering traditional ruler

 

MEN of the Ondo State Security Agency Network popularly known as the Amotekun Corps have successfully arrested a number of hoodlums suspected of being those responsible for the recent murder of the Olufon of Ifon Oba Israel Adeusi.

 

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Nigeria resumes petrol imports from China as lack of domestic refining capacity bites

 

NIGERIA has resumed importing refined petrol from China with 37,000 tonnes bought during the course of September as the nation grapples with the fact that its three refineries are not working and it will remain a net importer despite being a big crude oil producer.

 

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Wilfred Ndidi to return to action tonight after a month-and-a-half off with knee injury

 

SUPER Eagles midfielder Wilfred Ndidi is poised to return from injury today and feature in Leicester City's Europa League fixture against Ukrainian side Zorya Luhansk at the Zaporizhzhya City Stadium.

 

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Buhari also needs to appoint a development economist like Wale Adeyemo and give him or her a freehand to do the following things

Ayo Akinfe

(1) Ensure that annual gross domestic product (GDP) is never below 10%. Single digit growth should be considered recessionary

(2) Attract a minimum of $50bn in foreign direct investment (FDI) annually

(3) Hold monthly meetings with the 36 state commissioners of trade & industry and ensure that they each attract a minimum of $1bn in FDI into their states annually

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House of Reps summons Buhari to appear before it to explain how he intends tackling insecurity

 

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has been summoned by the House of Representatives to appear before lawmakers to explain his government's security policy following the recent murder of 43 rice farmers in Borno State by Boko Haram.

 

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Nigerian car owners must pay N250,000 to get their vehicles converted to gas-powered vehicles

NIGERIA'S government has backtracked on its pledge to support the use of gas-powered automobiles as part of its commitment to cutting greenhouse gases by saying car owners who want to switch will not have to fork out N250,000 ($650) for a conversion.

 

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