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‘Tomato Ebola’ devastes Nigeria’s tomato harvest

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Consumers of fresh tomatoes in Nigeria are gradually switching to pastes, on account of a ravaging insect pest known as ‘Tuta Absoluta’ which has destroyed an estimated 40 percent of anticipated harvest, causing prices to shoot up by 105 percent, from N17,000 to N35,000 per basket. Many fresh tomato sellers have also resorted to purchasing the produce from neighbouring countries, ...

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CONFESSION: How we planned Enugu massacre – Suspect

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KOGI State Police Command now has in its custody, one of the sus­pected herdsmen who participated in the recent massacre of more than 48 persons in Nimbo community, Uzo- Uwani local government area of Enugu state. Sun reports that the suspect simply identified as Mo­hammed Zure was initially ar­rested by the police because of his connection with some suspected kidnappers ...

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Herbert Wigwe, Access Bank MD, held for money laundering

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Friday,  raided the Headquarters of Access bank and detained the MD, Herbert Wigwe. Investigation indicates that Wigwe was arrested over the alleged role he played in the huge sums of cash laundered through the bank by officials of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA). It was gathered that the Access Bank ...

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Herdsmen attack: Abia govt revives Bakassi Boys to guard rural communities

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Following  the raging attacks of communities across the country by Fulani Herdsmen, Abia State Governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu has approved the deployment of the State’s Vigilant outfit, Bakassi Boys to all rural communities of the State. The Governor also directed all monarchs in the State to nominate 10 youths to the Local Government Commissioner to join a planned intensive training ...

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Fulani herdsmen: Farmers amass arms to combat killings

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Angry farmers, youths, and some local hunters in many communities in the country said they have decided to acquire weapons against unprovoked attacks by Fulani herdsmen. The Punch reports that the farmers also vowed to stop what they described as the mindless killings and destruction of their farmlands by rampaging Fulani herdsmen. According to them, they will no longer sit ...

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Dangote will end fuel scarcity, says Lai

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Minister of Information and culture, Lai Mohammed says the problem of fuel scarcity will become a thing of the past in the country once the petroleum refinery being built by Aliko Dangote comes on board. According to Dangote Group, the refinery, which is targeting 650,000 barrels per day, will becone operatiknal by 2018. Speaking when he visited Rutam House, headquarters ...

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Boko Haram now move about in uniforms – DHQ alert Nigerians

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As a result of ongoing onslaught against the Boko Haram terrorists in Sambisa forest, the terrorist group has now devised a means of identifying themselves. Brigadier General Rabe Abubakar, Defence spokesman, in a statement, said Boko Haram members now wear uniform to blend among the locals undetected, where they sadly carry out their heinous crime. “The recent apprehension of 2 ...

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Cameroonian footballer collapses on pitch, dies

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Patrick Ekeng, a 26-year-old defensive midfielder, died on Friday after collapsing during action for his Romanian Dinamo Bucharest club. Ekeng, who joined the club in January, fell to the ground exactly seven minutes after coming on as a substitute in the league game against Viitorul Constanta. He was rushed to hospital where he died after over one hour of battling to ...

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