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Emir Sanusi appoints leader of Chinese community in Kano

PREMIUM TIMES NIGERIA - 58 min 44 sec ago

The appointment followed an increase in the number of Chinese businessmen who engage in different forms of businesses in Kano.

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Morocco's Abderrazak Hamdallah breaks scoring record in Saudi Arabia

BBC NEWS AFRICA - 1 hour 38 min ago
Morocco's Abderrazak Hamdallah breaks the scoring record in Saudi Arabia to equal the feat of Algeria's Baghdad Bounedjah in the Qatari league.

Tiv/Jukun Crisis: 22 feared killed in fresh attacks in Wukari

PREMIUM TIMES NIGERIA - 1 hour 59 min ago

The two communities have been at war in the last three weeks, resulting in the loss of lives and property.

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Soldiers Arrest Five Kidnappers Terrorising Ondo People During 1am Raid

SAHARA REPORTERS - 2 hours 50 sec ago


The Nigeria Army (NA) from the 32 Artillery Brigade in Ondo State has announced the arrest of five suspected kidnappers terrorising locals. 

The hoodlums were arrested in Owo Local Council Area of the state. 

Captain Victor Olukoya, the Assistant Director, Army Public Relations, 32 Artillery Brigade, Akure, confirmed the arrest of the five kidnappers to journalists in Akure, saying the hoodlums had first abducted some farmers and also demanded some huge ransom. 

Acccordin to Olukoya, five victims abducted and held hostage by the kidnappers were later freed through the raid on the den of the kidnapper.

“We made the arrest when we carried out a raid on at about 1:00am on the kidnappers’ hideout at Jugbere village in Owo LGA," he said.

“The operation was based on a tip-off that suspected kidnappers had kidnapped nine farmers on a farm belonging to one Mr. Godwin Ugu. During the raid, troops were able to rescue five of the hostages while four others escaped from the kidnappers den.

“The rescued hostages and some of the suspects who sustained minor injuries are presently undergoing first aid treatment at the 32 Artillery Brigade Medical Centre. Items recovered from the hoodlums include, a dane gun, axe, cutlasses, live cartridges, ring charms."

The Army spokesperson disclosed that the arrested hoodlums will be handed over to the security agents after preliminary investigation.

He however added that surveillance would now be enhanced across the state towards curbing activities of criminal mind persons.

“The commander 32 Artillery Brigade, Brigadier General Zakari Logun Abubakar has ordered for intense patrol to be carried out in both Ekiti and Ondo states to rid the states of hoodlums," he said.

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Dozens Shot As Bandits Attack Jigawa Village

SAHARA REPORTERS - 2 hours 6 min ago

Bandits on motorcycles invaded Abaya village along Wurma Road in Dutse LGA of Jigawa State on Thursday night, shooting at dozens of people.

Details of the attack are still sketchy as of yet, but a security source told SaharaReporters that one person died while several others sustained varying degrees of injury.

Details later...

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Why Nigerians don’t have electricity meters after years of ‘crazy’ billings

PREMIUM TIMES NIGERIA - 2 hours 10 min ago

Many Nigerians are still living at the mercy of the DISCOs, who subject them to outrageous charges through estimated billing.

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Pre-paid Metre: What we are doing to meet May 1 rollout deadline – Manufacturer

PREMIUM TIMES NIGERIA - 2 hours 36 min ago

NERC issued permits to Metre Asset Providers (MAPs) to roll out new metres not later than May 1.

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Experts discuss positioning Nigerian music industry for growth

PREMIUM TIMES NIGERIA - 2 hours 56 min ago

The event organised as a channel to individually and collectively change the narrative of Nigerian and African music in the global stage.

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FCMB Organises Free Training, Urges SMEs to Drive Economic Growth

PREMIUM TIMES NIGERIA - 3 hours 4 min ago

Last Saturday, First City Monument Bank (FCMB) hosted the fifth in its series of free capacity building programmes, tagged ‘’Business Enterprises and Sustainability Training (BEST)’’ organised for existing and start-up SMEs in Lagos. This followed the success of the previous editions of the training last year across the country. The initiative covered various topical areas […]

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Angola star Quinzinho to be buried in Portugal

BBC NEWS AFRICA - 3 hours 5 min ago
Former Angola star Quinzinho will be laid to rest in Portugal after his death near Lisbon earlier in the week.

Snakes force Liberian President George Weah out of office

BBC NEWS AFRICA - 3 hours 27 min ago
President George Weah is working from home after two black snakes were found in his office building.

Arsenal's Alex Iwobi hoping to emulate uncle Jay-Jay Okocha's success

BBC NEWS AFRICA - 3 hours 36 min ago
Arsenal forward Alex Iwobi wants to emulate his uncle, Jay-Jay Okocha, by winning the Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt at the first attempt.

South Africa hit by deadly Easter church collapse

BBC NEWS AFRICA - 5 hours 3 min ago
At least 13 worshippers are killed when a wall collapses at the start of an Easter service.

Nigerian Govt To Introduce Solar-powered Tricycles In 2019

SAHARA REPORTERS - 5 hours 46 min ago


The Nigerian government has announced plans to introduce solar-powered tricycles and motorcycles into the Nigerian transport system.

Rotimi Amaechi, Nigeria's Minister of Transportation, said this while swearing in some newly elected executives of the Amalgamated Commercial Tricycle & Motorcycle Owners, Repairs and Riders Association of Nigeria (ACOMORAN) in Abuja.

The minister, represented by Anthonia Ekpa, Director, Road Transport and Mass Transit Administration of the Ministry, said the introduction of the tricycles will help to reduce the fuel challenges. It has already be included in the budget that would be passed in 2019.

“What we have done is to ensure that we introduce into the Nigeria environment, solar-powered tricycles. We are going to introduce into the sector tricycles that will not need to use fuel and also electric tricycles.

“I want to use this opportunity to also say that we have put it in the 2018 budget to be implemented in 2019, because in the 2018 budget, we have what we called green transportation, which under it we have the solar-powered tricycles.

“We also have in the 2018 budget what we called amphibious vehicles, which is going to be in form of a tricycles which can be used on water and on land for those of you in the riverine areas. We hope to purchase that in 2019."

In his remarks, Gbenga Ashafa, the Chairman, Senate Committee on Land Transport, congratulated the new president and advised him to coordinate his members to be decent while driving and obey all the laws.

He said the association is playing a vital role of providing affordable transportation in the country, adding that members must work towards reducing carnage on the road.

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Two Die In Ibadan Petrol Tanker Explosion

SAHARA REPORTERS - 5 hours 48 min ago


Two people were burnt beyond recognition in an inferno caused by explosion from a tanker carry petroleum product on Thursday in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.

This happened in Onipepeye area, along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Ibadan, Oyo State, when a tanker spilled its content on the road which led to the explosion.

It was gathered that no less than six vehicles and 10 motorbikes were also burnt in the fire incident.

Olugbenga Fadeyi, Oyo State Police Command’s spokesman, confirmed the accident.

“Preliminary reports say two people were burnt beyond recognition, with four vehicle and two motorbikes also affected," he said.

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Buhari: We'll Not Allow Merchants Of Evil Overwhelm Nigeria

SAHARA REPORTERS - 5 hours 50 min ago


Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari says his administration will ensure that "merchants of evil" do not overwhelm the country.

Noting that the country is “currently gripped with gloom over unfortunate killings, kidnappings and violence", he assured Nigerians of his administration's determination to address insecurity.

In his Easter message to Nigerians issued on Thursday, he expressed optimism and called for a stronger bond among Nigerians.

He said:  “Let us use this auspicious season to show love to our neighbours, and cater to the needs of the less-privileged in our midst.

“Our nation is currently gripped with gloom over unfortunate killings, kidnappings and violence, as seen in the recent tragic incidents in some states of the Federation. This should not be. We must reinforce the bond of brotherhood and good neighbourliness that citizens of a cohesive country must share. We must not allow the few bad elements in our communities to put asunder our communal tendencies and chords of unity.

“I know from my regular interactions with security chiefs, state governors, victims and members of communities caught up in the unfortunate cycle of violence, that Nigerians are united against the evil minority.

“This administration will do all it takes to adequately equip and motivate our armed forces and other law enforcement agencies to enable them successfully confront these security challenges. We will not allow merchants of evil and death to overwhelm the nation. Under my watch, the nation will triumph over them – terrorists, bandits, kidnappers and the like.

“On this holy occasion, I enjoin all Nigerians to intensify prayers for peace and security to return to all parts of the country. I also urge you not to lose hope of a brighter and greater future for the country when we do the right things in love.

“Weeping may endure for the night, but joy comes in the morning. I do not take the import of my re-election for granted, especially the expectations of majority of Nigerians towards providing adequate security, fixing the economy and fighting corruption.”

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INTERVIEW: Unlike Nigerians, Indians celebrate academic excellence – Student who bagged multiple awards

PREMIUM TIMES NIGERIA - 5 hours 52 min ago

"The educational reformation in Nigeria should start from the scratch. I honestly can't pick up anything that is working very fine in the education sector in Nigeria at the moment, to the best of my knowledge."

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Zamfara LG Vice Chairman Arrested For Serving As Bandits’ Informant

SAHARA REPORTERS - 5 hours 54 min ago


Troops of the 'Operation Sharan Daji' in Zamfara State have arrested Yahuza Wuya, the Vice Chairman of Anka Local Government Area of the state, for alleged link to bandits.

This was made known in a statement issued on Thursday by Clement Abiade, the acting Information Officer of the operation.

Abiade said the arrest was the result of an intelligent report linking the vice chairman to bandits, who operate at Sunke community. Wuya was picked up on April 13.  

He alleged that Wuya “seamlessly assists in selling rustled/stolen cows and donkeys, as well as giving information about troops, other security agencies and vigilantes’ movement to the bandits.”

The acting information officer also alleged that the suspect aided “the release of a notorious gun runner (Sani Yaro) from the Gusau prison".

In a related development, Abiade confirmed the arrest of two suspected informants along Burukusuma-Sabon Birni road in Sokoto State. 

The name of the suspects, according to Abiade, are Mallam Ibrahim Bangaje and Mallam Ado Bayero. The officer added that they would be handed over to the relevant security agency for possible prosecution after completion of the investigation. 

Meanwhile, Major General Hakeem Otiki, the Force Commander, Operation Sharan Daji, restated the commitment of troops toward ensuring peace in Zamfara, Katsina, Kebbi and Sokoto states.

Otiki, who is the GOC 8 Division Sokoto, has urged the public to report activities of the bandits to the nearest security office for proper action to take place.

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