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Nigerian customs seizes 319 bales of second hand clothing, others in Katsina

The Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, Comptroller-General of Customs, CGS, Strike Force Team, Zone B, has seized 319 bales of second hand clothing and other items smuggled through Katsina State borders.

COVID-19 challenges will bring new statistical demands – IMF

Tao Zhang, the Deputy Managing Director, International Monetary Fund, IMF, says challenges posed by COVID-19 pandemic and changes it has brought on the world will bring about new statistical demands.

BREAKING: Court orders arrest of Abdulrasheed Maina

The Federal High Court in Abuja, on Wednesday, ordered the arrest of former Chairman of the defunct Pension Reform Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina, following his repeated failure to appear for continuation of his trial on money laundering charges.

Nigeria ranked highest in drug abuse

The National Programme Officer of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, Folusho Adelekan, on Tuesday said that Nigeria has been ranked as the highest in drug use prevalence rate in the world.

Nigerian govt to launch Investment Policy for economic growth

The Federal Government says it will launch the first National Investment Policy, a document that pulls together all the investment-related policies and regulations toward achieving sustainable economic growth.

TSA: Nigerian saving N45bn monthly – Ahmed

Nigeria is now saving an average of N45 billion monthly in interest payments from the implementation of Treasury Single Account, TSA.

Troops dislodge bandits, kidnappers in Katsina, Sokoto

The Defence Headquarters says troops of Operation Accord have once again dislodged some suspected bandits and kidnappers in parts of Katsina and Sokoto States.

FCTA to implement minimum wage for primary school teachers – Minister

The Federal Capital Territory Administration, FCTA, says it will implement the national minimum wage for workers in the territory to avert another strike.

424 Nigerians get scholarship from Saudi Arabia

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has offered scholarship to 424 Nigerians study in various specializations in Saudi Arabia Universities.

99% of bandits terrorizing Katsina are from Zamfara – Masari

Governor Aminu Bello Masari of Katsina State has declared that 99 percent of bandits terrorizing Katsina are based in Zamfara State.

Nigeria’s fuel price hike caused by Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine breakthrough – FG

The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva, said the hike in the price of petrol was as a result of an American pharmaceutical company, Pfizer’s recent breakthrough in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

E-learning: Gov. Abiodun to offer free data to all Ogun students

Ogun State Government is partnering with telecommunications service providers to provide free internet service to students for e-learning in public secondary and primary schools in the state.

NPA expects 23 ships with petroleum products, other items at Lagos port

The Nigerian Ports Authority, NPA, says it is expecting 23 ships laden with petroleum products, food items and other goods from Nov. 16 to Dec. 3.

#EndSARS: Panel summons Garki Hospital CMD, 1 other over alleged extra judicial killing

An Independent Panel has summoned the Chief Medical Director, CMD, Garki General Hospital, Abuja and the Registrar, Medical and Dental Practitioners Council, MDCN, to appear before it on December 2.

CJN worried over delay in Nigeria’s justice system

The Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Tanko Muhammad, has expressed concerns over what he called delay in Nigeria’s justice delivery system.

APC chieftain cautions Nasarawa Assembly against anti-govt policies

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, In Nasarawa State, Iliya Aliyu, has cautioned the state House of Assembly to desist from resolutions that will set the electorates against the state government.

My wife is demonic, threatens to kill me, divorce seeking man tells court

An electronics repairer, Samson Babalola, has petitioned the Ile-Tuntun Customary Court, Ibadan, to dissolve his 10 year-old marriage to his wife, Abosede, over death threats and alleged use of demonic powers.

Nigeria’s inflation rises to 14.23% – NBS

The National Bureau of Statistics, NBS, Consumer Price Index, CPI, says inflation has risen by 0.52 per cent to 14.23 per cent in October.

Israel to send its second astronaut to space

Israeli officials said on Monday that the country will send an astronaut to space in 2021, for the second time in its history.

NECO releases Common Entrance results, says 24,416 students pass exams

The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu has announced the results of the just concluded National Common Entrance Examination, NCEE, with 24,416 candidates scaling through, scoring a minimum of 66.

Korean Air to buy Asiana, becomes world’s 10th-largest carrier

Korean Air Lines, South Korea’s largest carrier, says it wants to acquire its smaller domestic rival Asiana Airlines.

NDLEA begs Obaseki for operational base in Edo

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, Edo Command, has appealed to the Edo Government to urgently assist the command with an operational base to enable the agency continue its operations in the state.

APC chieftain urges Umahi to go ahead with his planned defection

Elias Mbam, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Ebonyi, has urged Governor Dave Umahi to move ahead with his plans to defect to the APC.

Imo Assembly Crisis: Oil communities ask IGP to release arrested lawmaker

The Patrons Association of Imo Oil Producing Communities, PIOPC, has urged the Inspector-General of Police, IGP, Mohammed Adamu, to intervene in the release of arrested lawmaker, Heclus Okoro, in the ongoing crisis in the state assembly.

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