Army offers succour to Orakwu, the disabled Nigerian

The Nigerian Army has offered clothing and undisclosed amount of money as succour to Mr Chijioke Orakwu, a physically challenged person, assaulted by two military police officers in Onitsha for allegedly wearing army camouflage. Orakwu was manhandled by two soldiers on Feb. 7, at New Market Road, Col. Sagir Musa, the Deputy Director, Public Relations, 82 Division of the Nigerian…

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Durex maker moves into baby food with $16.6bn purchase

Reckitt’s Benckiser takeover puts it in prime position to compete with Nestlé and Unilever, and break into China

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Staff at ‘outstanding’ London school suspended over alleged exam cheating

Headteacher among those suspended as DfE launches investigation into GCSE results at Green Spring academy

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At least eight soldiers killed in Boko Haram ambush

At least eight Nigerian soldiers were killed in a Boko Haram ambush on Friday, sources said, highlighting the Islamist group’s capacity to strike despite government claims it is seriously weakened. Troops heading to the town of Dikwa came under attack at about 9:00 am (0800 GMT) at Ajirin village, in the Mafa area, some 52 kilometres (32 miles) east of…

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Photos: Yakubu, ex-NNPC GMD hides $9.8m loot in Kaduna slum

Andrew Yakubu Dollars found inside Kaduna Slum The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has elaborated on how its operatives stumbled on the $9.8 million loot recovered from Andrew Yakubu, a former Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation. Earlier report had estimated the loot at $9.2million. But the Commission said it is $9,772,800. The commission said a special…

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$9.2m found in ex-NNPC GMD Kaduna home according to EFCC

Mr Ibrahim Magu, Acting Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Thursday told a committee of the House of Representatives that $9.2 million and 750,000 pounds were recovered from a residence in Kaduna state. Although he did not indicate precisely when the raid by EFCC operatives was carried out, NAN has learnt that the foreign money was recovered…

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AMCON takes over Arik Airline

The Assets Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) on Thursday said it has taken over the operation of Nigeria’s largest domestic carrier, Arik Air. Mr Jude Nwauzor, AMCON spokesperson, confirmed the development to newsmen in Lagos. Nwauzor said the airline would now be managed by Capt. Roy Ilegbodu, an aviation expert under the receivership of Mr Oluseye Opasanya (SAN). He said…

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