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For today, January 31 2017:

THE GUARDIAN NEWSPAPER

Customs seizes truckload of pump action rifles in Lagos

Operatives of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) intercepted a truckload of smuggled arms at Apapa Port in Lagos yesterday. The Comptroller-General of Customs, Ahmed Ali, who displayed the suspected exhibits at the Federal Operations Unit (FOU) Zone ‘A’ in Ikeja said the consignment of 49 boxes contained a total of 661 pieces of pump action rifles concealed with steel doors and other goods.

It’s N500/$ at black market despite rising reserves

The local currency’s value fell to N500/$ yesterday, defying the anticipated support of the resurging foreign exchange (forex) reserves’ volume, now at $27.9 billion.

Police seal Ondo State House of Assembly as leadership crisis deepens

The Ondo State Police Command yesterday sealed the House of Assembly complex to avert what could have generated into a bloody battlefield. The 26-member legislature has last Friday been embroiled in a leadership tussle with both the embattled Speaker, Jumoke Akindele and Coker Malachi, laying claim to the seat.

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VANGUARD NEWSPAPER

DSS, Suleiman in ding-dong drama over invitation

THERE was drama, yesterday, as the Department of State Services, DSS, rescheduled its appointment with the embattled  Senior Pastor of the Omega Fire Ministry, OFM, Apostle Johnson Suleiman, twice.

Vampire: Police raid prison, recover 264 mobile phones

As security agencies trade words over the sensational escape of the alleged dreaded criminal, Chibuzor Henry, alias Vampire at the High Court premises in Owerri, Imo State, the state police command weekend raided the Owerri Prisons and recovered 264 mobile telephone sets from the prison inmates.

S-South govs not interacting with each other

ASABA—DESPITE the cry by worried citizens of the South-South region for their governors to bury their differences and work together in the interest of the geo-political zone, there is still a disconnect among the governors, who continue to give each other the cold shoulder,  Niger Delta Voice, NDV, investigation has revealed.

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THE NATION NEWSPAPER

Trump defends travel ban as Obama backs protes

Former United States President Barack Obama yesterday gave his backing to the global protests against the travel ban by President Donald Trump.

Police seal Ondo House of Assembly over crisis

The police yesterday sealed the Ondo State House of Assembly to prevent a fracas between Malachi Coker and Jumoke Akindele factions, laying claim to the speakership.

Customs seizes 661 pump action guns

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has intercepted 661 pump action rifles in Lagos following a tip- off. The guns, concealed in a 40-foot container with number PONU 825914(3)45G1, were seized on Mile 2 Oshodi/Apapa Expressway by Federal Operation Unit (FOU) Zone “A” Ikeja operatives.

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THE PUNCH NEWSPAPER

Officers held as Customs seize 661 riffles in Lagos

The Federal Operations Unit, Zone A of the Nigeria Customs Service, has intercepted a container loaded with 49 boxes of 661 pump-action rifles along the Mile 2 Apapa Road of Lagos State.

Trump’s travel ban discriminatory — Obama

A former US President, Barack Obama, has criticised President Donald Trump’s executive order to  curb immigration, backing protesters who have taken to the nation’s airports to express their displeasure.

DSS quizzes Apostle Suleman over alleged inciting comment

Operatives of the Department of State Services in Abuja, on Monday, interrogated the General Overseer of Omega Fire Ministries, Apostle Johnson Suleiman, for several hours.

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