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Daily Watch – Customs shuts Nigeria-Niger border post, Borno military base changes hands between ISWAP and Army

Three suspected sea pirates have been arrested in Bayelsa and Rivers states in connection with the kidnapping of four expatriates from the United States of America. The suspects – Tony Ebiyepade, General Karinatei Timidiseghe and Godbless Oruboro – were reportedly tracked down through leaked telephone conversations. They allegedly specialised in kidnapping expatriates and collecting huge sums for their release. Detectives from the Intelligence Response Team began tracking the syndicate in August 2020, which consequently led to the arrest of a member. It was gathered that two other suspects were later apprehended by the operatives recently. Ebiyepade, who lived on Ebi-Sam Road, Agudama in Bayelsa, said he participated in several kidnappings but was not involved in the abduction of the Americans. He stated, “I was a fisherman from my childhood. I was arrested by the police in Yenagoa in August 2020. At first, I did not know why I was arrested but when I got to the station, I was told that I was involved in kidnapping and sea piracy. Timidiseghe, 35, who also denied his involvement in the kidnapping of the Americans, confessed that he specialised in drugs and made a fortune from them. Oruboro, father of two, stated that ...
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Daily Watch – Oil output falls to 1.3mbpd, NBC bares teeth at Nigeria Info over Mailafia

A court in Port Harcourt, Rivers State has made the ...
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Daily Watch – Food crisis looms, Ondo inaugurates Amotekun

Nigeria is treading at the edge of a hunger crisis ...
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Daily Watch – Forex use plunges 80% on lockdown, PMB extols military’s electoral restraint

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation said it exported crude oil ...
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Daily Watch – Gunmen mow down tourists in Niger, Osun spends 91% of allocations on debt

A document from the Debt Management Office has said that ...
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Daily Watch – Access makes Zambian acquisition, Banks USSD debt touch ₦70bn

Global food prices continued to rise for the second consecutive ...
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Daily Watch – US warns West Africa of rising terrorist threat, Lagos reverses 2018 land charge

Lagos has revoked the 2018 land use charge. The government, ...
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Daily Watch – ‘Hate speech’ fines hiked to ₦5m, Nigerian states in investment shocker

President Buhari is planning a "complete re-engineering" of the country’s ...
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Daily Watch – ShopRite mulls Nigeria exit, Air Peace fires pilots in mass layoff

Africa’s biggest grocery retailer, ShopRite has announced plans to exit ...
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Daily Watch – Lagos to reopen worship centres, Boko Haram strikes Northern Cameroon

Lagos will allow places of worship to resume in-person services ...
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Daily Watch – NNPC gives FG $1.5b boost, COVID-19 sends 10k applicants to Jobberman

New data from the Central Bank of Nigeria showed that ...
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Daily Watch – Akin Adesina cleared, Whistleblower alleges massive NNPC oil theft

An oil trading firm, Samano Sa De CV, has alleged ...
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Daily Watch – SSA to shrink 3% on COVID-19 pressures, Discos rake in record revenue in Q1

Power distribution companies in the country saw their revenue collection ...
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Daily Watch – Survey shows lack of trust in govt, SA cuts rates to record low

The West African Health Organisation has pointed out that Nigeria ...
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Daily Watch – Eni/Shell officials mull prison time in Italy, Budget deficit to rise in 2021

Suspected Boko Haram members have shot dead five humanitarian workers, ...
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Daily Watch – Senate asks service chiefs to quit, PHCN non-core assets set for sale

Nigeria's Senate on Tuesday asked the service chiefs to step ...
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Daily Watch – NDDC probe serves drama, Banks cut down on foreign spending

CBN governor, Godwin Emefiele, said Monday that banks are restructuring ...
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Daily Watch – Troops killed in Katsina ambush, Inflation continues upward thrust

Data from the National Bureau of Statistics show that inflation ...
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Daily Watch – NNPC leaks ₦30bn in April alone, Gabon gets first female PM

The amount of sleaze involved in handling the constructions of ...
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Daily Watch – Gulf of Guinea tops 2019 piracy spots, Deficit spending hits ₦650bn

The deficit spending of Nigeria's Government rose sharply by 144 ...
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Daily Watch – Senate talks tough on kidnapping, Egypt-Ethiopia dam talks go nowhere

Data from the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries showed that ...
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Daily Watch – Unemployment data imminent after 2-year hiatus, CBN chokes maize imports

The Central Bank of Nigeria has stopped the processing of ...
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Daily Watch – NFIU suffers Magu inspired burglary, Soldiers resign amid ‘loss of interest’

Nigeria’s Gross Domestic Product for the second and third quarters ...
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Daily Watch – Buhari signs revised budget today, Access moves to acquire Zambian bank

President Muhammadu Buhari will sign the ₦10.8 trillion revised 2020 ...
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Daily Watch – Schools to remain shut over COVID-19, ISWAP kills 23 soldiers

An explosion at the NPDC's Benin River Valve Station killed ...
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