Katsina bandits release 30 kidnap victims as part of ongoing exchange programme

REPENTANT bandits in Katsina State have released additional 30 kidnap victims as part of the ongoing peace plan entered into with the government that involves the release of arrested criminals in exchange for innocent people abducted.



Bauchi governor said non-Nigerian Fulanis will also benefit from National Livestock Transformation Plan

BAUCHI State's Governor Bala Mohammed has revealed that Fulani cattle herdsmen from Chad and Niger and their counterparts from other neighbouring countries will benefit from the federal government's National Livestock Transformation Plan (NLTP).



Another 319 Nigerians expected from South Africa tomorrow as Ramaphosa sends envoy to Abuja

PLANS have been concluded to evacuate a further 319 Nigerians from South Africa tomorrow to add to the 187 brought home last Wednesday in response to the growing xenophobic attacks against them.



Ghanaian-born former Goldman Sachs banker who laundered Ibori's money asked to return $7.3m

FORMER Goldman Sachs banker Elias Preko who was described as the linchpin in the money laundering schemes of former Delta State governor Chief James Ibori has been ordered to return £7.3m or face 10 years in prison.



Crude oil prices soar to over $65 a barrel following attack on two Saudi Arabian oil facilities

NIGERIA has received an unexpected economic boost after global crude oil prices soared to over $65 a barrel and could rise to as high as $80 after two attacks on Saudi Arabian facilities over the weekend took out about 5% of world supply.



10 things Nigeria has to do by 2030 to make a statement that the world’s largest black nation is ready to take her place on the high table

By Ayo Akinfe

(1) Build the world’s tallest and first solar powered Ferris wheel

(2) Win the Fifa men’s World Cup

(3) We are the world’s largest cassava, yam, shea nut and kolanut producer. Let us build the planet’s largest and first-ever ultra-modular processing plant that can process all of these crops within the same facility


Rochas calls on Ipob to drop demands for secession and focus on how to address injustice

FORMER Imo State governor Senator Rochas Okorocha has called the Indigenous People of Biafra (Ipob) to drop its demands for secession and focus on ways to address the injustices Ndigbo are currently suffering from in Nigeria.



Nigeria now has the highest number of missing people in the world according to recent report

NIGERIA has been described as the country with the highest number of missing persons in the world according to a recent Bloomberg report which revealed that the insurgency in the northeast has left millions unaccounted for.


According to the report, the decade-long conflict in northeastern Nigeria has left almost 22,000 people missing. It added that this is more than any other country worldwide where the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) registers missing persons.




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