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Customs Seize 102 Bags Of ”Plastic Rice”

Ahead of the Christmas and new year celebration, suspected  ”plastic rice” of about 2.5 tonnes smuggled into Nigeria  by unscrupulous businessmen have been confiscated, the customs service says. According to Haruna Mamudu,  Lagos custom chief, said the fake rice was ...

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Buhari Signs Eight Bills Into Law

  Nigeria’s President, Mr Muhammadu Buhari, has signed eight bills into law. The bills are the National Judicial Institute Amendment Act 2016, Advertising Practitioners Registration Amendment Act 2016, Utilities Charges Commission Amendment Act 2016 and Quality Surveyors Registration Amendment Act ...

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Christine Lagarde: IMF Chief Convicted Over Payout

  A French court has found International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde guilty of negligence but did not hand down any punishment. As French finance minister in 2008, she approved an award of €404m ($429m; £340m) to businessman Bernard Tapie ...

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Russian Ambassador Assassinated In Turkey

  A gunman has shot dead Russia’s ambassador to Turkey, Andrei Karlov, apparently in protest at Russia’s involvement in the Syrian conflict. Several other people were reportedly also injured in the attack, a day after protests in Turkey over Russia’s ...

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