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In Case You Missed It: Omojuwa.Com brings you the top stories in the news today 1st of March, 2017.

 

JJ Omojuwa: NOA, Big Brother Naija and the National Hypocrisy Commission

The other day, the Director General, National Orientation Agency, Dr. Garba Abari, speaking, said: “A significant percentage of our younger ones will not even remember that Nigeria is the original name of our country” as he pushed for Nigerians to stop calling the country Naija.


Court dismisses six charges against Nnamdi Kanu

Binta Nyako, justice of the federal high court, Abuja, has dismissed six of the 11 charges brought against Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), by the federal government.


US detains Nigerian software engineer, gives him programming tests

Celestine Omin was accustomed to tackling tough engineering problems. Just not the two that the Border Agent had put in front of his face — or at least not now, after having spent 24 hours cramped in an economy seat on Qatar Airways.


Naira now 425/$ at parallel market

The Naira continued to regain strength and appreciate in value in the parallel market on Tuesday as it was sold for N425 to a dollar.


Governor Ambode to convert Mobil, Oando filling stations in Maryland to bus terminal.

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State yesterday said it would convert the popular Mobil and Oando filling stations at Maryland Bus Stop on Ikorodu road to bus terminal as part of strategies to ease transportation challenges in the state.


Why corrupt Nigerians hide stolen money in caskets, uncompleted buildings – Dino Melaye

Senator representing Kogi West, Dino Melaye, has alleged that some corrupt Nigerians now hide their loots in caskets and uncompleted buildings in remote villages in some parts of the country.


Why I will never Criticise Buhari’s government – Reuben Abati

Ex-Presidential Spokesman, Reuben Abati, has said that he will never criticize President Muhammadu Buhari no matter the number of policy mistakes the federal government makes under his leadership.


Nigeria has no business with China if Aba is developed – Osinbajo

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has commended the economic drive of Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu in the buy Made-in-Nigeria goods campaigns, saying that Nigeria had no business with China if Aba was generally developed.


Police storms Peace Corps office, arrests National Commandant

The ongoing onslaught by the Nigerian Police against the Peace Corps of Nigeria, took a dramatic step on Tuesday, when the Officers of the Police invaded the new National Headquarters of the Corps, taking into custody, the National Commandant, Amb. Dickson Akoh.


Akwa Ibom to commission first pencil factory in Nigeria

The Akwa Ibom state government have unveiled plans to commission the first pencil factory in Nigeria.


We fear UK may deny Messi and Neymar entry visas – UEFA

European football’s governing body, UEFA has said that the body fears Barcelona stars Lionel Messi & Neymar may be denied entry visas into the U.K for the Champions league final in Cardiff this May if they qualify, due to ongoing legal battles with the Spanish government.


NAFDAC arrests men for production of fake Peak Milk and Injections

NAFDAC, yesterday blew the lid off activities of unscrupulous individuals engaged in the forgery of the Agency’s documents, production of counterfeit alcoholic beverages, water for injection and sales of suspected counterfeit Peak Milk.


Barack, Michelle Obama sign book deal worth millions of dollars

Barack and Michelle Obama have signed a deal to publish their memoirs with New York-based Penguin Random House, in a coveted contract reportedly worth tens of millions of dollars.


PDP chieftain, Babatunde Gbadamosi sues DSS over continued detention

Babatunde Gbadamosi, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has sued the Department of State Services, (DSS) over his continued detention.


Soludo, Utomi, Igbo Professionals Meet With IPOB Leader Nnamdi Kanu In Prison.

A group of prominent Igbo professionals led by a former Central Bank of Nigeria governor, Charles Soludo today met up with Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), in prison and would later converge for a press conference at Chelsea hotel in Abuja by 3pm today, to relay the feedback of their visit.


Kenyan Man Stoned To Death For Sleeping With Corpse Of His 11-Year-Old Daughter

A 48-year-old man was stoned to death by his family members after he was found defiling the body of his daughter at his home in Kuresoi North, Kenya.


Lagos State Government criminalizes drilling boreholes without permit

A new Lagos State Environmental law is stipulating a prison term or fine for residents who drill boreholes without government authorization, PREMIUM TIMES has learnt.


Court sends Kano musician to prison over new song

A court has remanded the embattled Kano singer, Sadiq Zazzabi, over his newly-released song.

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