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Customs Intercepts 2 Elephant Tusks Worth N14million

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Men of the Nigeria Customs Service have caught up with illegal smugglers in possession of two elephant tusks worth millions of naira.
The Sokoto Area Command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has intercepted two elephant tusks weighing 65 kilogrammes and valued at more than N14 million. The Public Relations Officer of the command, Mr Magaji Mailafiya, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria(NAN) on Wednesday in Sokoto.
Mailafiya said that a vehicle  with registration number: BRK 53 MF was arrested along with the tusks at Nigeria’s border with Benin Republic  in Lolo, Kebbi.
“The price of raw ivory in the international market is estimated to cost $730.00 per kg, which brings the duty paid value of the seizure to a total of N14, 472,250.00,’’ he said.
According to him,  the Customs Area Comptroller, Mr  Nasir Ahmed, has inspected the tusks at the Command Headquarters in Sokoto.
Mailafiya said that  the Comptroller described the seizure as part of the Customs’ contribution to the fight against poaching of endangered species in Africa where the trade in elephant tusks constituted part of the illegal Ivory trade.
He also quoted the comptroller as commending the efforts of the operatives of the Service at the  Lolo border for the feat, and urged them to be on alert to prevent illegal  importation of  small arms and light weapons .
The Spokesman said the command had begun investigation into the source of the two tusks.

Source: Tori

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Eniola Badmus fires back at troll who body-shamed her

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Popular comic actress, Eniola Badmus has fired back at a troll who tried to make mockery of her body for wearing bikini.

The troll asked the actress why everything about her has fallen.

“Why everything come fall for up?,” the troll commented on the actress’s photo on LIB’s Instagram page with crying emoji.

And she replied: “Just the way your mama own fall”

The actress also complimented her own photo, writing that “looking good is a good business.”

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We Need N81 Million To Cut Grass In Abuja Stadium: Nigerian Minister

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The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare has revealed that it will cost the ministry N81m to cut the grass and clear the weed that have taken over the MKO Abiola National Stadium in Abuja.

He stated this recently while speaking during the one-day seminar organised by the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) FCT chapter.

According to him, the ministry approached the Abuja Environmental Protection Board (AEPB) for assessment in the stadium, which was built in 2003 with N53 billion on a 29 hectares (72 acres) of land.

The stadium is divided into Package A which houses the Main Bowl and Package B which houses other facilities like basketball courts, NFF office, volleyball courts, tennis courts, squash courts.

“We approached AEPB to come see what can be done to clear the grass and weed in the stadium and they told us it will cost us N81m.

“If we tell Nigerians we used N81m which is not even available, there will be an outcry. The funds are not really there for us and that is why we are partnering with private investors to bring back the key components of our infrastructures,” he said.

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It’s smart if a man refuses to date a jobless woman in Nigeria — Leo DaSilva

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Ex-Big Brother Naija housemate, Leo Da Silva recently got internet users debating afte he waded into a conversation centered on men refusing to date women who are not financially stable.

A lady who disclosed that she’s a student, had tweeted;

I’ve seen tweets from guys saying they can’t date a girl that’s not financially stable. I’m a student. But never, like never have I felt attacked by such tweets. What’s actually up with some guys on Twitter? What I want must not make sense to you. It’s choice boo

Reacting to this, Leo stated that it’s a smart choice for young men to refuse to date jobless women. He added that guys should have their own preference just as women have theirs.

He tweeted in response;

Guys should have their own preference just as women have theirs. Dating someone that’s not working or doesn’t have adequate allowance is a burden. Nigeria, the poverty capital of the world, if a young man trying to come up refuses that burden, I think it’s a smart choice.

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