By Francis Sardauna in Katsina
Suspected bandits on Monday kidnapped four officers of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) in Jibia Local Government area of Katsina State.
The four Customs officers, according to residents of the area, were abducted at a checkpoint in Dan-Bedi village along Jibia-Batsari road at about 10: 12 a.m.

This is coming barely 24 hours after Umar Isah, a senior lecturer at the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, was allegedly killed by the bandits in Malumfashi Local Government area of Katsina State.
Confirming the abduction of the Customs officers to THISDAY on Wednesday, a resident of Jibia who craved anonymity, said that seven … >>> Read Full Story

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Oil extended losses Wednesday after US President Donald Trump hinted at easing tensions over Iran, with New York prices sliding 4.6 per cent.

WTI, already dropping before Trump spoke, sharply extended its losses to fall under $60 per barrel and Brent crude shed 3.7 per cent to $65.78 after the president said Iran appeared to be “standing down” after missile strikes on US troop bases in Iraq.
The comments by Iranian officials and US President Donald Trump eased tension substantially and pushed crude prices lower and lower in late European trading.
The strikes, launched in retaliation for the assassination of Iran’s … >>> Read Full Story

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Former Arsenal manager, Unai Emery, has urged Paris Saint-Germain forward, Neymar to seek for a transfer move back to the Spanish La Liga.
Emery, who coached Neymar during his time at PSG, believes the Brazilian star has all the attributes to become the best player in the world.
DAILY POST had reported that Neymar attempted to engineer a move back to the Camp Nou during the summer, just two years after his world-record €222million transfer to Paris Saint-Germain.

However, a deal did not materialise despite Barca’s efforts.
“He is 27 years old and has all the conditions to be the best player in the world,” … >>> Read Full Story

Mr Tunji Bello, Commissioner for the Environment and Water Resources.

The Special Committee on the clean-up of Ikoyi and Victoria Island recently resuscitated by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu will commence the full enforcement of all environmental and traffic laws in the areas on Friday.
A press statement issued on Wednesday by the Committee Chairman and Commissioner for the Environment, Tunji Bello disclosed that the State Government, in conjunction with Victoria Island and Ikoyi Residents Association (VIIRA), as well as the various enforcement agencies, would remove all illegal structures and dislodge all squatters and miscreants in Ikoyi and Victoria Island.
Bello explained that the committee had already … >>> Read Full Story

Story Written By: Wale Odunsi

Nigerian troops have again repelled Boko Haram attacks in a deadly clash in Monguno Local Government Area (LGA) of Borno State.
The terrorists have repeatedly attacked Monguno but failed in their attempts in the past to overrun the garrison town.
Intelligence sources informed PRNigeria on Wednesday that a patrol team of the Operation Lafiya Dole engaged Boko Haram and Islamic State in West Africa (ISWAP) terrorists after they were attacked near Monguno town on Tuesday night.
However, re-enforcement was quickly sent from troops located in other platforms to assist in repelling the attack with casualties on both sides.
“The attack was subsequently repelled. Though there … >>> Read Full Story

Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje and Emir Muhammadu Sanusi: legal battle to stop new emirates stalled

A Kano High Court on Wednesday fixed Jan. 27, for hearing in the motion on notice filed by some Kano Elders, seeking for an order stopping the implementation of a new law creating four New Emirates in Kano.
The suit, filed by Alhaji Bashir Usman-Tofa and 19 others, is challenging the law that created the four new first Class Emirates.
The defendants in the suit are: The Governor of Kano State, The speaker Kano House of Assembly, the Kano House of Assembly, the Attorney General of Kano, Tafida Abubakar-Ila, Ibrahim … >>> Read Full Story

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According to the latest report regarding the world’s most powerful International Passport, the Nigerian passport places at 95, just above countries like Djibouti, South Sudan, and other war-torn countries in the middle-east.
According to  Channels online,  the list put together by Henley Passport Index which occasionally curates a list of the world’s most travel-friendly passports, Nigeria is just above countries like Djibouti, South Sudan, and other war-torn countries in the middle-east.

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In the recently published report, the Japanese passport is the most powerful in the … >>> Read Full Story