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US rejects Buhari's request to locate African Command military unit to Nigeria keeping it in Germany

WASHINGTON has rejected Nigeria's proposals to relocate its Africa Command (Africom) from its current base in Germany to a part of the African continent despite the worsening state of insecurity in the region.



Kelechi nominated for English Premier League Player of The Month award again after winning it in March

SUPER Eagles striker Kelechi Iheanacho has once again been nominated for the English Premier League Player of The Month award for April in recognition of his scintillating form that saw him score another goal last night.



How I would rate Nigeria’s top 10 problems at the moment

Ayo Akinfe 

[1] Insecurity and a breakdown of law and order 
[2] Unemployment 
[3] Ethnic mistrust 
[4] Over-dependence on one commodity for survival 
[5] Inadequate power supply 
[6] Over-centralisation of authority which fuels sycophancy 
[7] Under-investment in our economy 
[8] Poor transportation links 
[9] Woeful healthcare facilities 
[10] Our get-rich quick mentality which fuels corruption


CBN extends its popular naira-for-dollar incentive programme indefinitely to boost diaspora remittances

CENTRAL Bank of Nigeria (CBN) officials have indefinitely extended the popular naira-for-dollar incentive programme recently introduced in a bid to encourage diasporans to increase the volume of their remittances.



Niger State government bans all forms of horse riding during Sallah festivities to prevent terrorist attack

NIGER State government has banned all forms of horse riding during and immediately after the forthcoming of Ed-el-fitri festivities as part of a move to forestall any acts of terrorism and violence during the festival to mark the end of the Ramadan fasting month.



Security forces shoot eight hoodlums dead in Imo State as they try to attack Orlu police headquarters

SECURITY operatives in Imo State have shot eight armed men dead during a firefight when the hoodlums tried to attack the Orlu Divisional Police Headquarters as the ongoing violence in the area continues unabated.



Nigerian government seeks $250m worth of private finance to be invested in new national carrier

NIGERIA'S federal government has revealed that it expects to raise about $250m from private sector investors to help float the proposed national carrier that has been in the offing for several years now.



House deputy speaker says Senator Abaribe should be in jail for not producing Nnamdi Kanu

DEPUTY speaker of Nigeria's House of Representatives Hon Idris Wase has lashed out at senate minority leader Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe saying he should be in detention over his failure to produce Indigenous People of Biafra (Ipob) leader Nnamdi Kanu who he stood bail for.




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