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Nigerian News Headlines (Wednesday, 18 September, 2019)

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Soldiers, police storm Sahara Reporters Lagos office

Armed operatives of the Nigeria Police Force and the Nigerian Army have reportedly barricaded the office of Sahara Reporters, an online new publisher.

According to Sahara Reporter, security operatives in three vehicles stormed their Lagos office located at the Ikeja GRA area, shouting “Open the gate! Come outside”.

The policemen and soldiers stopped everyone from going in and ordered everyone inside the building to go outside.

I fed and protected IPOB members; they cannot attack me – Ngige

Dr. Chris Ngige, the Minister of Labour and Employment, has said that the members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) cannot attack him abroad like they did to Senator Ike Ekweremadu, an Ex-Deputy Senate President.

According to Ngige, he was welcomed by members of IPOB when he visited the United States of America recently.

“They knew I fed and protected them when I was in office as governor,” he said.

Over 1,000 Nigerians registered to be evacuated from South Africa – FG

The Federal Government of Nigeria, has revealed that 817 Nigerians are currently waiting to be evacuated from South Africa.

According to The Punch, Godwin Adama, the Consul-General, Nigerian High Commission in South Africa, reveals that the number of those who registered to return home had increased to 1,004.

CBN imposes processing charges on deposits and withdrawal above N500,000

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has imposed 3% processing fees for withdrawals and 2% processing fees for lodgements of cash above N500,000 for individual accounts. And also 5% processing fees for withdrawals and 3% processing fee for lodgements of cash for corporate accounts.

The new charges for deposits would commence in few states Lagos, Ogun, Kano, Abia, Anambra, and Rivers States as well as the Federal Capital Territory, from March 31, 2020.

Magu tells Adoke to submit himself for trial

Ibrahim Magu, the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, has told a former Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Mohammed Adoke, to submit himself for trial.

Magu’s statement was in reaction to Adoke’s allegation that Vice President Yemi Osinbajo was using the EFCC to persecute him.

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