Foreign terrorists flood Nigeria

…target fuel depots, foreign missions, security establishments   Foreign terrorists have flooded Nigeria with the purpose of destabilising and establishing an Islamic State in the country, the Presidency has revealed. The terrorists, under the aegis of the Islamic State in West Africa (ISWA), have been operating in the North-Central and South- South states of the country. Competent sources said that the terrorist group has been recruiting young men to fight and kill innocent citizens. Some of the recent killings in the country have been traced to the foreign terrorists. The…

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Fuel queues rock Lagos, petrol stations shut gates

Long queues for premium motor spirit (PMS) also known as petrol resurfaced in Lagos and its environs again, at the weekend, as more petrol stations shut their gates against motorists. The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) yesterday admitted that the situation was caused by “a hitch in discharging of petrol by ships, which has been ratified.” A survey by New Telegraph yesterday showed that more filling stations shut gates against motorists while long queues were seen at the few stations that dispensed the product. Many of the filling stations operated…

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FX inflow via Investors, Exporters’ window hits $13bn

CBN allays fears over MPC meeting Emefiele: Economy remains strong       The Investors’ and Exporters’ (I&E) forex window, opened by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) in 2017, has now attracted inflows of about $13 billion due to strong investor confidence in the country’s economy, apex bank Governor, Mr. Godwin Emefiele, has revealed. He also allayed the fears of Nigerians and the international community over the inability of the Bank to hold the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting earlier scheduled for today and tomorrow. Emefiele disclosed these in…

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Buhari is healthy to contest in 2019 – Presidency

The Presidency has declared that President Muhammadu Buhari is in a better state of health to seek re-election in 2019 than he was in 2015. Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the President, Mr. Femi Adesina, who spoke to State House correspondents in Abuja at the weekend, said Buhari is, however, yet to decide on whether to present himself for re-election. Various political groups, including state governors elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), have been mounting pressure on the President to declare his interest. The…

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Fuel scarcity returns to Lagos, Ogun

Again, fuel scarcity has crept into Lagos and parts of Ogun State as were queues of motorists waiting to buy Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) otherwise called at filling stations. Several filling stations on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway were under lock and key yesterday. Oando and the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Mega Station at Car Park C, Lotto, Redemption Camp bus stop as well as the one at Arepo were the only stations selling at regulated price of N145 per litre. It was the same thing in Lagos metropolis. A commercial bus…

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Meat, high-calorie beverages raise bowel cancer risk

Scientists have raised the alarm that people consuming meat, refined grains and high-calorie beverages were at an increased risk of developing colorectal cancer. According to the findings of a new study published in the journal ‘Jama Oncology,’ the risk from these diets appeared to be higher among obese men and lean women, also among men and women not consuming alcohol. The researchers from the Harvard T H Chan School of Public Health in the United States (US), said higher scores reflecting inflammation- causing diets were associated with a greater risk…

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Aliyu: Nigeria should command respect in global auto market

With Nigeria’s quest to develop the local automobile sector gaining momentum and receiving heightened attention from the Federal Government, the Director General, National Automotive Design and Development Council (NADDC), Mr. Jelani Aliyu, in this interview speaks on the immediate challenges and way forward. SUNDAY OJEME reports     What are the major challenges you have had to contend with since coming on board? Well, as you are aware, this administration is very different in terms of its intensive commitment to moving the nation forward, not just a part of the…

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