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For today, Wednesday, September 13, 2017:


Many feared killed as soldiers lay siege to Nnamdi Kanu’s home

There was tension in Abia State yesterday as soldiers laid siege to the Afaraukwu country home of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, and clashed with members of his group leading to the alleged death of 15 persons.

Buhari commissions $150 million feed mill in Kaduna

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday commissioned a new poultry feed mill worth $150 million in Kaduna State. Located at Chikpiri Gabas village in Gwagwada area of the state, the President said the mill would not only add value to the diversification programme of his administration but will also assist in creating new jobs for the nation’s teaming youth.

Discos blame government for rejection of allocated electricity

The electricity distribution companies have blamed the Federal Government for their rejection of loads allocated to them, a situation that is worsening the poor power supply in the country.



Operation python dance II: Abia govt slams 3-day curfew, soldiers apologise

THE  military ‘show of force’ in Umuahia as part of Operation Python Dance II (Egwu Eke II) took a dangerous twist, yesterday, forcing the Abia State Government to declare a three-day curfew in Aba, to ensure peace.

INEC to continue Melaye’s recall process Monday

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, will on Monday continue with the recall processes of embattled Kogi West senator, Dino Melaye.

IGBONLA SIX: Four of freed students resume studies

Two days after resumption for the new academic session in Lagos State, four out of the six kidnapped students of Igbonla Model College, Epe, who regained their freedom from abductors 43 days ago, have joined their colleagues for academic activities in the school.



EFCC discovers Patience Jonathan’s N6bn Abuja plaza

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has discovered an uncompleted eight-storey building in a prime area of Abuja allegedly belonging to Patience Jonathan, the wife of former President Goodluck Jonathan.

Olubadan says 21 new kings are wearing ‘carton crowns’

The Olubadan of Ibadan land, Oba Saliu Adetunji, has described the crowns given to the 21 new kings in Ibadan as ones made of carton.

Igbonla school: Two rescued pupils fail to resume

Pupils of the Lagos State Model College, Igbonla, Epe, resumed for a new academic session without two of the six pupils who were rescued after spending 64 days in kidnappers den.



Abia Imposes Curfew on Aba After Soldiers, IPOB Clash

Following Sunday’s clash between the civil populace, especially members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and soldiers of the Nigerian Army at the country home of the IPOB Leader Nnamdi Kanu, as well as further skirmishes Tuesday around the border communities between Abia and Rivers State, the Abia State Governor, Dr. Okezie Ikeazu, has imposed a dusk to dawn curfew on Aba, the commercial capital of the state.

Justice Auta Explains Why Judiciary Did Not Disqualify Buhari in 2015

The Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, Justice Ibrahim Ndhai Auta, Tuesday revealed why the court did not disqualify President Muhammadu Buhari from contesting the 2015 presidential election in spite of the numerous court cases against him.

Kachikwu: Nigeria Will Oppose Oil Output Cuts

Nigeria will resist any attempts to curb its oil production when it meets with the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and Russia later this month, posing a threat to the cartel’s efforts to cut global supplies and boost crude prices towards $60 a barrel.



Population growing faster than food production raises red flag

Nigeria’s population is growing rapidly but food production is not moving at the same pace, sparking fears of food insecurity in Africa’s most populous country.

Private equity fund backs Nigerian cash solutions provider

Private equity fund manager, Apis Partners, will back cash management solutions provider, Bankers Warehouse Plc, with an undisclosed amount, the emerging markets-focused fund manager said Tuesday.

Stakeholders suggest best models for airport concessioning in Nigeria

Aviation sector stakeholders say that for airport concessioning to be successful in Nigeria, the Federal Government will need to adopt models that have worked in the best international airports around the world and honour legally binding agreements.

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