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Foreign investors pass vote of confidence in Dangote Industries purchasing 410m of its shares on NSE

DANGOTE Industries has enjoyed a massive influx of foreign capital over the last few days with investors purchasing 410m of its shares on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) valued at N86.1bn ($250m) at a cost of N210 per share.



Former Abia governor Orji Kalu assures Igbos they have nothing to fear after meeting Arewa youths

FORMER Abia State governor Dr Orji Uzor Kalu has reassured Igbos living in northern Nigeria that they have nothing to worry about come the October 1 deadline given to them by Arewa youth groups after he held talks with several of them.



Osinbajo commissions Africa's largest rice mill in Kebbi State as part of diversification plan

ACTING president Professor Yemi Osinbajo has commissioned Africa's largest rice plant opening the N10bn ($29m) Wacot Rice Mill in Kebbi State which has an unprecedented capacity to produce 120,000 tonnes of paddy rice a year.



Super Eagles striker Kelechi Iheanacho undergoes medical at Leicester City after agreeing £25m move

SUPER Eagles striker Kelechi Iheanacho is currently undergoing a medical at former English Premier League champions Leicester City after agreeing terms with the club on a move from Manchester City.



Saraki asks Kwara State to stop paying him pension in response to growing criticism

SENATE president Dr Bukola Saraki has stopped collecting pension from Kwara State as a former governor as part of his contribution to addressing the current menace of the cost of governance being too high.



Buhari poised to leave London for Abuja tonight and resume duties tomorrow morning

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari is heading back to Abuja tonight to resume duties after spending nearly three months in the UK having been resident in London since May 7 when he left Nigeria on a medical vacation.



Heartlands Queens footballers prevent Rochas from entering Government House over salary arrears

PLAYERS from the Imo State female football team Heartland Queens blocked the road and prevented Governor Rochas Okorocha from entering Government House in Owerri yesterday in protest over their unpaid salaries.



Kidnappers of six Epe schoolboys warn that they shall return unless they are granted an amnesty

KIDNAPPERS who abducted six secondary school pupils from the Lagos Model College in Epe have warned that they will strike again and kidnap more pupils unless they are included in a federal government amnesty programme.



Ipob blames recent spat with Governor Obiano on government-hired thugs recruited to infiltrate it ranks

SECESSIONIST group the Indigenous People of Biafra (Ipob) has accused the federal and Anambra State governments of recruiting uneducated thugs to infiltrate its ranks in order to label it a violent group.



Three policemen arrested for stealing property from Goodluck's Abuja home they were guarding

THREE policemen have been arrested amid suspicion that they robbed the Abuja residence of former president Dr Goodluck Jonathan and carted away valuables which were later found put up for sale in the market.


According to police authorities, the trio were employed to guard the former president's private home in Gwarimpa Estate in Abuja. Following their arrest, the policemen admitted to selling some of the  items which they allegedly stole from the house.




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