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Hajj 2018: NAHCON concludes transportation of 37,746 Nigerian pilgrims

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) on Friday concluded the transportation of Nigeria’s pilgrims to this year’s Hajj with the arrival of about 190, making up 37,746 pilgrims now in Saudi Arabia. The last batch flew in to the country through a Fly Nass airline from Abuja, which conveyed five pilgrims from Kaduna State, 14 members of medical team and 171 others. The operation was conducted in 101 flights undertaken by Max Air, Fly Nass and Medview Ltd. from various locations in Nigeria,and had targeted 55,000 pilgrims. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Hajj inaugural flight took off...

Detained journalist Samuel Ogundipe released

Samuel Ogundipe, a reporter for Premium Times, as been granted bail and released. Ogundipe has been in detention since Tuesday, but granted bail on Friday by Magistrate Abdulwahab Mohammed of the Kubwa Grade 1 Magistrate Court in Kubwa, Abuja. The judge had first heard the case on Wednesday after Ogundipe was...

Nigeria to decentralise police

Short of constitutional amendment, the Federal Government and State Governors have resolved to explore how the operations of the Nigeria Police can be decentralised in order to improve the level of policing and security in the country. Police This is one of the highlights of the National Economic Council (NEC)...

Rotary announces US$96.5 million to end polio

The announcement comes as Nigeria marks two years without any reported cases of wild poliovirus, following four reported cases in 2016 EVANSTON, Illinois, August 15, 2018/ -- Rotary today announced nearly US$100 million in grants to support the global effort to end polio, a vaccine-preventable disease that once paralyzed hundreds...

Premium Times demands immediate release of its reporter, Samuel Ogundipe

Premium Times has called for the immediate release of its reporter, Samuel Ogundipe, who was detained on Tuesday by the Nigeria Police over a report. On the day the Nigerian presidency was complaining about the excesses of a unit in the police, the same unit was forcing a PREMIUM TIMES...

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2 million Nigerians to get loans in new micro credit for petty traders

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Man arrested with 3 human skulls in Ibadan

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How EFCC convicted more 150 corrupt persons in 6 months– Magu

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R-APC accuses Oshiomhole of plans to impeach Saraki

The Reformed-All Progressives Congress has alleged of fresh plans by All Progressives Congress, APC, national chairman, Adams Oshiomhole to impeach the Senate President, Bukola Saraki. The R-APC urged Nigerians to be vigilant as the nation’s democratic credentials could once again be tested as a result of the desperation of the...

Nigeria news online toay Monday, August 13, 2018

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Saraki: Senators contend on why NASS should reconvene on Tuesday

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SEC issues December deadline for registration of unlisted securities to boost NASD

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