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NCS Seizes Smuggled Car in Abuja


The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has seized 13 exotic bullet-proof cars ostensibly smuggled into the country in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja. Comptroller–General of Customs (CGC), Col. Hammed Ali (rtd.), said the cars have value of between N70 million to N240 million per unit. Addressing newsmen at the NCS Headquarters where the exotic cars have been kept, Ali said ...

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FG May Take Possession of Empty Houses in Abuja


The Special Presidential Investigation Panel for the Recovery of Public Property on Tuesday said that the federal government may soon take over empty houses in Abuja and sell them. The chairman of the panel, Okoi Obono-Obla, who is also the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Prosecution, made this known when the Say no Campaign, a civil society organisation, ...

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Former First Lady, Patience Jonathan In Multi-Billion Naira Property Scandal

Patience Jonathan

Former First Lady Patience Jonathan may be embroiled in another fraud scandal as the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)  has traced a multi-billion naira property in Abuja to her. The EFCC has subsequently marked the property as “being under investigation”  and as detectives try to unravel the former First Lady’s connection to the properties, the commission may place an ...

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Transcorp Hotels Unveils Complete Renovation of Transcorp Hilton Abuja Executive Floors

Transcorp Hotels

Transcorp Hotels Plc has announced the reopening of the Executive Floors and Lounge of its flagship Transcorp Hilton Abuja.  The reopening marks a milestone in the on-going $100 million renovation project of the historic and award winning 5-star hotel, leading up to its 30th anniversary commemoration this year. The redesign, conceptualized by Swedish interior designer, Living Designs, is inspired by ...

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Commuter Bus Kidnap Victims Regain Freedom On Christmas Day


Two of the three female travelers who were seized by kidnappers from a ‘God is Good Motors’ commuter bus on the outskirts of Abuja on December 21 have regained their freedom. The good news happened on Christmas Day, but it is unclear what happened to the third victim, who was a member of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC). This ...

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Truck Drivers Block Abuja-Lokoja-Okene Highway Over N10,000 Tax

Truck drivers protesting on Abuja-Lokoja road

Protesting truck drivers have blocked the Abuja-Lokoja-Okene highways since the early hours of Monday, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. The drivers were protesting the N10,000 daily tax imposed by the Kogi State revenue Service. The state government, police and the Federal Road Safety Corps were, however, taking measure to ensure free flow of traffic. No official reaction yet ...

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Breaking: Judge, Wife’s Absence Stall Arraignment

Justice Adeniyi Ademola

The arraignment of Justice Adeniyi Ademola of the Federal High Court in Abuja and his wife, Olabowale, who is the Head of Service of Lagos State, could not go on as scheduled on Monday due to their absence. They were scheduled to be arraigned on Monday before a High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Maitama, on charges of receiving ...

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Farida Replies Ribadu, Says He Should Be Grateful To Me

Mrs Farida Waziri

A former Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mrs Farida Waziri, has reacted to the allegation by her predecessor, Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, that she was one of those that frustrated the war against corruption, describing it as a reckless and irresponsible statement and an attempt by Ribadu to remain relevant. She said Ribadu should rather explain to ...

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Buhari’s Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari Is ill, Flown to UK

President Muhammadu Buhari and Abba Kyari

The Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, Mallam Abba Kyari, is ill. A top government official confirmed this to Daily Trust correspondent Friday night. The official, who spoke under strict condition of anonymity, said that Kyari was flown to the United Kingdom (UK) on Thursday. He, however, added that the chief of staff “is now stable” as he was ...

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Buhari affirmed Country’s Commitment To Peace


President Muhammadu Buhari has reiterated the essence of the unity of Nigeria, urging those contemplating its break-up to have a rethink. The President said this at a meeting with the Council of South-East Traditional Rulers at the State House, Abuja, on Thursday. In a statement issued by Malam Garba Shehu, the President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, the ...

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