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RIPAN To Sell Rice For N14,000 Per Bag

The Rice Processors Association of Nigeria on Thursday said the association has agreed to sell rice for between N13,300 and N14,000 per bag. The association also expressed support for the Federal Government’s closure of the land border with Benin Republic and other neighboring countries. President of RIPAN, Mohammed Maifata, said this during a chat with journalists…

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FBI Charges Almost 80 Nigerians With Multi-Million Dollar Internet Fraud in US

Two Nigerian men were arrested on Thursday as American authorities clamp down on fraudsters who attempted to swindle unsuspecting victims of $40m. The group of fraudsters, numbering 80, have been implicated in several internet frauds until their arrest. The indictment alleges that at least $6m in fraudulently obtained funds were transferred through a money-laundering network…

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PDP Kicks Against Makinde’s Nomination Of 27-Year-Old APC Member As Commissioner

For several hours on Thursday, leaders of the Oyo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party protested the nomination of 27-year-old Seun Fakorede as commissioner at the screening session of the state house of assembly. The ruling party described his nomination as “unguarded” ‘because Fakorede is allegedly from the opposition All Progressives Congress. Justifying their…

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Tennis Legend, Federer Knocked Out Of Cincinnati By World Number 70 Andrey Rublev

Seven-time champion and third seed Roger Federer was knocked out of the Cincinnati Masters by world number 70 Andrey Rublev in the third round on Thursday. Rublev won 6-3, 6-4 and will face fellow Russian Daniil Medvedev, the ninth seed, for a place in the semi-finals. Federer, 38, will now head into the US Open…

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UK Prime Minister Unveils Plans To Fast-Track Visa Route For Immigrants With Science Talents

Prime Minister Boris Johnson unveiled plans on Thursday for a new fast-track visa route for “the brightest and best”, in a bid to attract the world’s top scientists to Britain after Brexit. The “shake-up” of immigration rules is aimed at encouraging elite researchers and specialists in science, engineering and technology to immigrate, the premier’s Downing…

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Declare State Of Emergency In South West – Prof Soyinka On Insecurity

The Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, on Thursday expressed concerns over the spate of insecurity in the South-Western part of the country. The literary icon and renowned playwright said there was the need for urgent action to be taken by stakeholders to address the issue. He stated this while speaking with journalists at the Fagunwa…

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