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Govt to avenge attack on UN workers, says Buhari

Mastermind of Saturday’s attack on a United Nations (UN) helicopter near Damasak, Borno State, will pay dearly for it, President Muhammadu Buhari vowed on Sunday. The President said the government will avenge the attack in which two persons, including a five-year-old, were killed. The attack was attributed to insurgents. According to a report by the […]

Akeredolu appoints two aides

Ondo State Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has approved the appointment of Mr. Oluwole Moneyin and Mrs. Charity Thiti as Special Assistants on Special Duties and Women Mobilisation. The Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr. Olusegun Ajiboye, said in a statement on SUnday in Akure that the appointments were to further strengthen the administration for optimum […]

FG to resume Third Mainland Bridge repairs

The Federal Controller of Works in Lagos, Mr Olukayode Popoola, on Monday said consultations were on for another phase of repair works to begin on the Third Mainland Bridge. Popoola told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the consultations were towards evolving perfect traffic management architecture. “We want to do maintenance work on Third […]

APC Chieftain, Abdulkadir dies at 54

A member of the immediate past National Working Committee of the All Progressives Congress( APC), Alhaji Inuwa Abdulkadir is dead. Abdulkadir reportedly died in Sokoto in the early hours of Monday following a brief illness. The deceased, aged 54, was before his death, the National Vice Chairman Northwest of the APC. Confirming the death of […]

Huawei: UK government weighs up ban of Chinese firm’s products

The government has received a report into Huawei that is likely to change its policy over the Chinese firm’s role in the UK’s telecoms networks. Digital Secretary Oliver Dowden said GCHQ’s National Cyber Security Centre had delivered its findings. NCSC is believed to have said it can no longer assure the security of Huawei’s products […]

China warns Canada of ‘consequences’ over Hong Kong interference

China warned Canada on Monday that it would retaliate over Ottawa’s response to a new national security law in Hong Kong, threatening to sink their troubled diplomatic relations to new lows. Canada last week suspended its extradition treaty with Hong Kong and halted exports of sensitive military gear to the financial hub as Western nations […]

Zamfara gets 780 additional police to fight bandits

Gov. Bello Matawalle of Zamfara said the Inspector-General of Police, Mr Mohammed Adamu, has approved the deployment of 780 personnel to the state curb banditry. Mr Yusuf Idris, the Director-General of Media, Public Enlightenment and Communications to the governor, said this in a statement on Monday in Gusau. Idris said that Matawalle got the approval […]

Ondo State SSG Ifedayo Abegunde resigns

The Secretary to Ondo State Government, Ifedayo Abegunde has resigned his appointment. “I, Hon, Ifedayo Sunday Abegunde hereby tender my letter of resignation. I want to thank Mr Governor for giving me the opportunity to serve the Government and people of Ondo State,” Abegunde said in a letter dated July 6th, 2020. The resignation takes […]

Uneasy calm in Ethiopia after protests, official death toll doubles

More than 166 people were killed during anti-government protests in Ethiopia last week, the government said on Sunday, as the capital and other hotspots remained closely guarded by security forces and a blanket Internet shutdown entered its sixth day. Large protests broke out in Addis Ababa and spread to the surrounding Oromia region on Monday […]

Ondo State SSG Ifedayo Abegunde resigns

The Secretary to Ondo State Government, Ifedayo Abegunde has resigned his appointment. “I, Hon, Ifedayo Sunday Abegunde hereby tender my letter of resignation. I want to thank Mr Governor for giving me the opportunity to serve the Government and people of Ondo State,” Abegunde said in a letter dated July 6th, 2020. The resignation takes […]

Hong Kong court denies bail to first person charged under new law

A Hong Kong court denied bail on Monday to the first person charged with inciting separatism and terrorism under the city’s new national security law after he carried a sign saying “Liberate Hong Kong” and drove his motorbike into police. Tong Ying-kit, 23, was arrested after a video posted online showed him knocking over several […]

Britain set to use new powers to impose sanctions over rights

Britain will list on Monday the first foreign nationals to face asset freezes and visa bans for alleged human rights abuses under a new post-Brexit sanctions scheme that follows the 2012 U.S. Magnitsky Act. Foreign minister Dominic Raab has pressed for a tough sanctions regime, and the first names to be set out in parliament […]

Cameroon holds first peace talks with main separatist insurgents

Representatives of Cameroon’s government held talks this week with the main leaders of an Anglophone separatist insurgency for the first time since the conflict began in 2017, a separatist leader and two security sources said on Friday. Julius Ayuk Tabe, the most prominent separatist leader who is currently serving a life sentence in prison for […]

Botswana top vet defends investigations into unexplained elephant deaths

Botswana’s top wildlife vet on Friday dismissed accusations from some conservationists that the government had not moved quickly enough to investigate the unexplained deaths of least 275 elephants. Widely-published pictures of the bodies triggered an international outcry, and some campaign groups raised questions about why tests results had not come through. “A government investigating team […]

Tunisia’s Ennahdha party to review stance on government

The moderate Islamist party Ennahda will review its stance on Tunisia’s coalition government over an alleged conflict of interests involving Prime Minister Elyes Fakhfakh, the party said on Sunday. Ennahda gave no details of what action it would consider taking, but sources close to the party said the withdrawal of its seven ministers from the […]

Osun concludes schools’ reclassification

The Osun State government has said the review of schools’ reclassification policy would be implemented when pupils resume across the state. The state noted that the review which has been approved earlier is targeted towards restoring the 6-3-3-4 classification system, thereby returning the state education system to its earlier class structure. This was revealed when […]

Police bust child-trafficking ring

Police have arrested five women in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, for allegedly trading in children. It was gathered that the suspects were intercepted at Rumuokuta Junction while haggling over a two-week old baby. One of the suspects, Roseline Nwokocha was apprehended with his sister Chioma, who accompanied her for the transaction. She said: […]

Army inaugurates projects

The Nigerian Army Corps of Engineers on Sunday commissioned several projects at the Army Barracks in Epe. The projects commissioned include the Officers Mess, Married Officers Quarters, Parade Ground, 985m Fence, 3 x storehouses, Magazine, Armoury, the official residence of the Commandant NASFA, 1.8 km Road, 19 x CBQs, the Corporal and Below Club among […]

After four months, Oyo schools reopen Monday

Students in primary six, JSS3 and SSS3 in Oyo State will on Monday resume at their various schools. Schools are billed to open for three hours, between the hour of 8 am and 12 noon, with students in boarding houses expected to have returned to their hostels on Sunday. Recall Governor Seyi Makinde had on […]

APC inaugurates Edo Campaign Council Monday

The 49-member Governor Abdullahi Ganduje-led National Campaign Council of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) for the September 19 Edo State Governorship Election will be inaugurated on Monday. National Chairman of the Caretaker/Extra-Ordinary National Convention Planning Committee of the party Governor Mai Mala Buni will conduct the ceremony slated for 12 noon at the National […]

Southampton beat Man City 1-0

Manchester City crashed to a third successive away Premier League defeat as Che Adams’ first Southampton goal secured a hard-fought 1-0 win at St Mary’s. This is the first time Pep Guardiola has lost three consecutive away league games in his managerial career. The result moves Southampton up to 13th on the table while City […]

Naira to depreciate further as demand gap widens

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) may be forced to further retract its defence and depreciate the naira as the apex bank increased the bid price for foreign exchange at its Secondary Market Intervention Sales (SMIS) window by 5.56 per cent to N380.00/$. Most analysts at the weekend agreed that the apex bank was in […]

Airport concession model splits stakeholders

Experts and unions in the aviation sector have disagreed on what model government should adopt in the proposed concession of Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt and Kano airports. The Ministry of Aviation is pursuing full concession of the four airports to private entities utilising parameters endorsed by the Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission (ICRC). The Ministry of […]

FCMB Group eyes 96% stake in AIICO Pensions

FCMB Group has notified the Nigerian Stock Exchange that its pensions arm, FCMB Pensions Limited, is to acquire 96 per cent of AIICO Pensions Limited. FCMB Pensions has since grown its assets under management (AUM) to N325 billion with 350,000 customers as at March, this year, while that of AIICO Pensions is estimated at N126 […]

BUA Cement to establish three million tonnes plant in Adamawa

BUA Cement plans to establish a three-million metric tonne cement plant and 50 megawatts power plant in Guyuk and Lamurde local governments of Adamawa State. Chairman, BUA Group, Alhaji Abdul Samad Rabiu, stated the readiness of the group when he led the management of BUA Cement on a courtesy visit to the Adamawa State Governor, […]

‘We will demolish structures obstructing waterways’

Ogun State Government said on Sunday that it would pull down houses and structures obstructing waterways, causing flood. Environment Commissioner Abiodun Abudu-Balogun, who spoke while inspecting areas affected by flood in Abeokuta, urged residents living along river courses to move to safer locations or be ejected. The Nation reported that a downpour last Saturday left […]

Edo indigenes support Obaseki’s re-election bid

Edo State indigenes in diaspora are supporting the re-election bid of Governor Godwin Obaseki and his deputy, Philip Shaibu, on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The indigenes, through the Coordinator of a Europe-based socio-political pressure group, Edo Diaspora Front of UK, Jolly Iguodala, during a solidarity walk to the Nigeria High Commission […]

Akwa Ibom gov’t approves tax holiday for tax payers

Akwa Ibom state government has approved a tax holiday for all categories of tax payers in the state in a bid to cushion the adverse effect of the Coronavirus pandemic on people and businesses. Governor Udom Emmanuel gave the approval on Friday during the State Executive Council meeting, directing the state ministry of finance is […]

Arik, Aero, Dana, others begin Lagos-Abuja flights Wednesday

Life back at airports NCAA warns against breach of protocol Nigeria’s airspace will roar back to life on Wednesday as six domestic carriers are set to resume flights after more than three months the Federal Government shut down all airports to prevent Coronavirus spread. The airlines are Arik Air, AeroContractors, Air Peace, DANA Air, AZMAN […]

Obaseki, bad omen for PDP, says ex-commissioner

A former Commissioner for Information and Orientation in Edo State, Prince Kassim Afegbua, said on Sunday that the choice of Governor Godwin Obaseki as the Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP’s) governorship candidate was a bad omen. He said it was wrong for PDP to concede the governorship ticket to Obaseki because he controlled state’s funds to […]

Sanni leads Nigeria, Tanzania’s cassava project team

Prof. Lateef Oladimeji Sanni has been appointed the Project Manager of the Building an Economically Sustainable, Integrated Cassava Seed System Phase II (BASICS II). BASICS II aims to transform the cassava seed sector by promoting the breeding and dissemination of improved varieties, thereby creating a community of seed entrepreneurs across the cassava value chain. The […]

Police warn cultists planning terror with 7/7 initiation rites

• Detectives nab motorcycle snatchers in Ogun The Ogun State police command has warned notorious cult groups planning to unleash terror across the state tomorrow, Tuesday. The warning came on the heels of an intelligence report that the violence is meant to mark what they tagged 7/7, According to the state’s Police Public Relations Officer, […]

NIA generates N196 million from NIID data upload

The Nigerian Insurers Association (NIA), said it generated about N196 million from data upload on the Nigerian Insurance Industry Database (NIID) in the 2019 business operation. NIID is a platform where policyholders can verify the genuineness of their policies sold by insurance agents or peddlers. In its 2019 financial report made available to The Guardian […]

Group sues agency chiefs for mismanaged, unremitted N289 billion

• Urges police, EFCC, ICPC collaboration to recover funds The Centre for Social Justice (CSJ), has sued some heads of Federal Government agencies and commissions for alleged mismanagement and non-remittance of cumulative N289 billion by 17 organisations, which contravenes some provisions of the Finance Circular of November 11, 2011, on internally generated revenues (IGR). According […]

Manchester United fans urge Ndidi to join Red Devils

Manchester United fans were quick to jump on a video of Leicester City’s Wilfred Ndidi and Kelechi Iheanacho catching up on the win over Bournemouth on Saturday. The video, shared on social media, shows the pair discussing how United got on in their latest Premier League outing against Eddie Howe’s men, apparently after their own […]

Five persons missing in Ebonyi, Cross River communal clash, says CP

Newly deployed Commissioner of Police (CP) to Ebonyi State, Philip Maku has said no fewer than five persons have been reported missing in the communal clash between Ekoli Edda, Afikpo South Council Area and their neighbours in Biasie Council of Cross River State. The communities were said to have clashed over disputed land around the […]

Ojudu, Adeyeye not my enemies, says Fayemi

• APC stakeholders pass confidence vote on the governor, others • Landlords, landowners to pay property tax, says Ekiti govt Ekiti State Governor Kayode Fayemi said that the Special Adviser to the President on Political Affairs, Babafemi Ojudu; former Minister of State for Works, Dayo Adeyeye and others who launched attacks against him were not […]

Musa, Aremu, others seek more support for new political platform

Don’t lose focus, Utomi urges members of NCF Former Governor of Kaduna State, Alhaji Balarabe Musa; Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG) leader, Shettima Yerima; and labour activist, Issa Aremu have urged Nigerians to support the newly formed political group, National Consultative Front (NCF) as a platform to save Nigeria from its woes. Asserting that President […]

Lagos boat mishap: 7 died, 14 rescued as search ends

The Director-General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, said 14 people were rescued alive and seven died at the end of the rescue operation of a boat mishap on July 5. . Oke-Osanyintolu confirmed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) at the Ipakodo Jetty during the conclusion of the search […]

20Something – Technology Today

It’s a brand New Season of 20Something with vibrant youths doing exploits in our world Today! Discussing Technology, its evolution, benefits and opportunities, Ruvy is joined by a Tech Genius, Jason! Watch, be inspired & expand your horizon!

Police Service Commission promotes 6,618 officers

The Police Service Commission has approved the promotion of six thousand, six hundred and eighteen, (6,618) senior Police Officers. According to PSC spokesman, Ikechukwu Ani, the promotions were one of the highpoints of the 8th Plenary Meeting of the Commission which spanned a period of three weeks and ended on Wednesday, July 1st, 2020. “One […]

Ivory Coast PM returns ahead of presidential race

Ivorian Prime Minister Amadou Gon Coulibaly, the ruling party’s candidate in the October presidential election, returned home Thursday after a two-month absence for medical treatment in France. Coulibaly was announced as the candidate for President Alassane Ouattara’s party in early March after Ouattara ended months of speculation and said he would not seek a controversial […]

Kim signals North Korea to keep border closed

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un warned against the “hasty” relaxation of anti-coronavirus measures, state media reported Friday, indicating the country will keep its borders closed for the foreseeable future. The nuclear-armed North closed its borders in late January as the virus spread in neighbouring China and imposed tough restrictions that put thousands of its […]

South African rand opens stronger after positive data

South Africa’s rand opened stronger on Friday and was on course for gains of roughly 2% against the dollar this week, after the first current account surplus in 17 years and an upbeat U.S. jobs report. At 0650 GMT, the rand traded at 16.9350 versus the dollar, around 0.3% firmer than its previous close. Government […]

Ghana minister resigns after breaching coronavirus measures

Ghana’s deputy trade and industry minister Carlos Kingsley Ahenkorah has resigned for violating coronavirus self-isolation measures after testing positive for the virus, President Nana Akufo-Addo said in a statement on Friday. “This follows the admission by the deputy minister of his breach of the COVID-19 protocols, when, as a person certified to be positive of […]

Botswana investigating mystery deaths of at least 275 elephants

Botswana is investigating a growing number of unexplained deaths of elephants, having confirmed 275 had died, up from 154 two weeks ago, the government said on Thursday. “Three laboratories in Zimbabwe, South Africa and Canada have been identified to process the samples taken from the dead elephants,” the Ministry of Environment, Natural Resources, Conservation and […]

Ghana minister resigns after breaching coronavirus measures

Ghana’s deputy trade and industry minister Carlos Kingsley Ahenkorah has resigned for violating coronavirus self-isolation measures after testing positive for the virus, President Nana Akufo-Addo said in a statement on Friday. “This follows the admission by the deputy minister of his breach of the COVID-19 protocols, when, as a person certified to be positive of […]

Boxing legend Duran leaves hospital after COVID-19 scare

Panamanian Roberto “Hands of Stone” Duran was released from the hospital Thursday after being treated for coronavirus, the six-time boxing world champion announced via social media. “Today, with the blessing of God, I returned home after battling the COVID-19 virus. It was a World Championship fight,” Duran wrote on his Instagram account. The message included […]

South African refinery explosion kills two, injures seven

Two people were killed on Thursday in an explosion at Astron Energy’s 100,000 barrel per day refinery in Cape Town, the company said as it promised a full investigation. The Western Cape’s emergency medical services said one man and one woman died at the scene, while seven people sustained minor injuries and were taken to […]

N595.65b Lekki deep seaport courts trouble

Two years before the commencement of operations at the Lekki port, the N596 billion facility is still without a plan for railway and road link to facilitate the movement of cargoes. The project, which is primed to become the first deepwater port in West Africa, will have a 1.5 million Twenty-foot Equivalent Unit (TEU) container […]

No official U.S. approach to quiz Prince Andrew over Epstein, PM says

U.S. authorities have not made an official approach to the British government for permission to speak to Prince Andrew about his contacts with the late disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Friday. U.S. prosecutors want to question the British prince over his contacts with Epstein, who was awaiting trial on charges […]

Johnson says more optimistic than Barnier on post-Brexit deal

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Friday he was more optimistic than European officials that a post-Brexit trading deal could be struck but said Britain could leave the bloc without a comprehensive agreement if needed. Johnson said he was a bit more optimistic than EU negotiator Michel Barnier, who said this week that serious divergences […]

France’s Macron acts to recast presidency as government resigns

French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe and his government resigned on Friday as President Emmanuel Macron acted on a pledge to reinvent his administration and win back disillusioned voters ahead of a possible re-election bid in 2022. Macron is reshaping his government as France grapples with the deepest economic depression since World War Two, a sharp […]

Ivory Coast PM returns ahead of presidential race

Ivorian Prime Minister Amadou Gon Coulibaly, the ruling party’s candidate in the October presidential election, returned home Thursday after a two-month absence for medical treatment in France. Coulibaly was announced as the candidate for President Alassane Ouattara’s party in early March after Ouattara ended months of speculation and said he would not seek a controversial […]

China rejects U.S. criticism of military drills in South China Sea

China on Friday rejected criticism by the U.S. Defense Department of its plan to hold military exercises in the South China Sea, and suggested that Washington was to blame for increased tensions in the region. The Pentagon said in a statement on Thursday that conducting military exercises over disputed territory in the South China Sea […]

Zidane wants Messi to stay in Spain despite Barcelona exit claims

Lionel Messi was reported on Thursday to be planning to leave Barcelona in 2021, but Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane was hoping the Argentine maestro will stay in Spain. Messi’s current contract expires next year and he has halted negotiations due to frustrations with the direction of the club, said Spanish radio station Cadena Ser. […]

US marks record 53,069 coronavirus cases in 24 hours

The US notched more than 53,000 new COVID-19 cases in 24 hours Thursday, a tally by Johns Hopkins University showed, a new one-day record as infections surge around the country. The Baltimore-based university’s tracker showed 53,069 more cases as of 8:30 pm (0030 Friday GMT), bringing the total number of cases since the pandemic reached […]

PDP screens Ajayi, Jegede, seven others

The leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday screened Ondo State Deputy Governor Agboola Ajayi and eight others for the governorship primary election. The other aspirants who appeared for the screening were Eyitayo Jegede, Sen. Boluwaji Kunlere, Dr. Eddy Olafeso, Ben Banji Okunomo, Bode Ayorinde, Otunba Bamidele Akingboye, Mr. Godday Erewa and Sola Ebiseni. […]

Lagos warns on illegal property development

To facilitate seamless processing of planning permit, the Lagos State Government has held a dialogue with owners and developers of properties on Banana Island and other estates in Ikoyi. Speaking during the dialogue session in Ikoyi yesterday, Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Dr. Idris Salako said the meeting was specifically targeted at ensuring […]

Union Bank restates commitments to sustainability

Union Bank of Nigeria (UBN) Plc has restated its commitments to sustainable business practices as it released its 2019 Citizenship, Sustainability, and Innovation (CSI) report – an annual report outlining the bank’s social and environmental investments during the year. The report gives a detailed, year-long account of responsible business practices, innovation, and community impact. The […]

NLC condemns petrol price hike

Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has kicked against the announcement by the Federal Government through the Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA) to marketers that the Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) or petrol should now sell for N143.80. Labour asked the Federal Government to revert to the old price of N123.50 per litre. NLC President, Ayuba Wabba […]

AMCON takes over Pan Ocean assets over N240 billion debt

The Federal High Court, presided over by Justice A.M. Liman, in the suit between the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) vs Everest Nominees Limited, and Dr. Bolaji Ogundare, a subsidiary of Pan Ocean Group, has ordered AMCON and its assignee to take over all the assets of the companies. Lagos-based oil and gas businessman, […]

INEC displays particulars of Obaseki, others

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) yesterday in Edo State displayed the forms of the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Governor Godwin Obaseki, and those of 13 others at its annex office, located at the former state secretariat of the PDP on Sapele Road in Benin. Our reporter, who was earlier at […]

Wike vindicates Buharists, by Femi Adesina

It came like a bolt out of the blue early this week, Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, issued an advertisement, which went in a completely different direction compared to what he had always said of President Muhammadu Buhari. The Wike we knew was either usually crying wolf where there was none, alleging that the Federal […]

Don’t be desperate, Obaseki, Shaibu warned

A former Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo State, Godwin Erahon, has warned Governor Godwin Obaseki and his deputy, Philip Shaibu, to avoid desperation as standard-bearers of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the September 19 election. He urged them to avoid a repeat of the unpleasant experience of the governorship […]

‘How to make digital economy viable’

Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Ali Isa Pantami, has said that the coronavirus pandemic has brought the viability of the digital economy to the fore. He said the digital economy offers Nigeria an opportunity to diversify. According to him, the national policy on the digital economy has eight critical pillars, including digital literacy, […]

Airstrikes kill B’Haram terrorists in Sambisa forest

An undisclosed number of Boko Haram fighters have been killed as Military fighter jets bombard their meeting venue at Mainyakare on the fringes of the Sambisa Forest in Borno State, it was learnt. According to a statement by the Coordinator Defence Media Operations, Major General John Enenche, the operation was conducted by the Air Task […]

Aides of VIPs to be barred from airports

AIDES of Very Important Persons (VIPs) and politicians without business traveling will no longer be allowed to enter the airports when domestic flights would resume, Aviation Minister Hadi Sirika said on Thursday. Sirika spoke at an interactive session with members of the Senate Committee on Aviation while responding to questions on protocols put in place […]

Referees are now in the office, not pitch says Mourinho

Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho questioned the point of having referees on the pitch and said VAR was bad for the game after his side were victims of a controversially disallowed equaliser in a 3-1 defeat at Sheffield United on Thursday. Harry Kane thought he had levelled for Spurs almost immediately after Sander Berge had […]

‘How border closure aided local raw materials utilisation’

Utilization of Local Raw-materials in the manufacturing sector increased marginally in the second half (H2) of 2019, attributable to the closure of the country’s land borders by the Federal Government during the period, the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN), has said. According to MAN in its data for the second half of 2019, local sourcing […]

Local production suffers contraction, fuels unemployment concerns

Affirming the Bretton Woods institutions’ concerns about recession, the latest Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) for the manufacturing sector has continued to reflect the sector’s weaknesses as regards production, new orders, and employment levels. According to the latest data released by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), manufacturing in the month of June stood at 41.1 […]

AMCON takes over Pan Ocean assets over N240 billion debt

Firm condemns action The Federal High Court, presided over by Justice A.M. Liman, in the suit between the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) vs Everest Nominees Limited, and Dr. Bolaji Ogundare, a subsidiary of Pan Ocean Group, has ordered AMCON and its assignee to take over all the assets of the companies. Lagos-based oil […]

How new safety protocol changed air travel dynamics

For a long time, air travel was regaled as the safest, yet the fastest mode of modern transportation. As a business that hinges money on time, it was possible for travellers to be airborne within an hour of leaving their homes be at their destination. Air travel made it possible for a lot of business […]

We don’t want you in Ekiti PDP, Fayose tells Ojudu, Adeyeye

My dead body can’t join, says President’s aide As the crisis in Ekiti State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) rages, former Governor Ayodele Fayose has told the Special Adviser to the President on Political Matters, Babafemi Ojudu and former Minister of Works, Adedayo Adeyeye, to perish the thought of coming to the Peoples […]

Arteta optimistic Aubemeyang will stay at Arsenal

Arsenal should not be a club that sells their best player in order to fund improvements to the squad, manager Mikel Arteta has said amid continuing speculation over the future of striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. Aubameyang, whose deal ends in June 2021, has said he was at a turning point in his career and it would […]

How Omagbemi muted idea of Women’s CAF Champions League

United States-based former Super Falcons coach, Florence Omagbemi has commended the Confederation of African Football (CAF) for buying her idea of a Women’s Champions League. The competition is scheduled to kick off in 2021. CAF had on Tuesday cancelled the 2020 edition of the Women’s Africa Cup of Nations, and rolled out its plans towards […]

Steroid drug purchased for COVID patients in poor countries – U.N.

An initial purchase of the steroid dexamethasone, shown to be effective in treating severe or critical COVID-19 patients, will be made for up to 4.5 million people in low- and middle-income countries, agencies said on Friday. The U.N. Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is negotiating the advance purchase under the deal led by UNITAID and Wellcome, as […]

FG hopeful of higher revenue as stamp duty tax yields N66b

Stamp Duties Tax generated N66 billion within the first five months of this year, the Federal Inland Revenue Services (FIRS) has disclosed. The executive chairman of the revenue agency, Muhammad Nami, who spoke at the inauguration of the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Audit and Recovery of Back Years Stamp Duties in Abuja said that the amount […]

Messi unwilling to renew Barca contract

Barcelona captain Lionel Messi has called off negotiations over renewing his contract with the club and is ready to leave the Catalans when his current deal expires in 2021, according to a report by Spanish radio station Cadena Ser on Friday. The report said Messi and his father Jorge had begun discussing renewing his last […]

Sokoto begins sale of subsidised fertilisers

Govt, UN partner to support vulnerable women in Kebbi Sokoto State Governor Aminu Tambuwal has flagged off sale of fertilisers to farmers at subsidised rates to boost farming. Tambuwal, while declaring the sale open at Agricultural Store, Kasarawa, Wamakko Council, said the aim was to boost production, reduce poverty and create jobs in the state. […]

Reinstated Imo council chiefs pledge support, loyalty to Uzodinma

State govt flays PDP for rejoicing over judgment All 27 Imo council chairmen and councillors who were sacked by former Governor Emeka Ihedioha and reinstated by an Owerri Federal High Court have pledged support and loyalty to Governor Hope Uzodinma if the state government obeys the court order. The affected officials, who had their mandates […]

APC caretaker, reconciliatory committee meets Bisi Akande

The Caretaker and Reconciliation Committee of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) yesterday held a closed-door meeting with the former Interim National Chairman of the party, Chief Bisi Akande, in his Ila-Orangun country home, Osun State. The meeting, which lasted about an hour, was said to have dwelled on the assignment given to the committee. […]

Against All Odds – Flames From The Coven

It wasn’t her third trimester pregnancy that prevented her from reaching her daughter at a short distance in spite of speeding up among 5(Five) other concerned neighbours; Priscilla knew a force restrained them as she watched her daughter run towards her in flames with much efforts, yet halted by unseen barrier also. Overwhelmed, Priscilla collapsed, […]

NAF signs MoU with UNIBEN, AIB on aerospace tech, accident investigation

The Nigerian Air Force on Wednesday, signed a Memoranda of Understanding with the University of Benin (UNIBEN), the Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) and Digital Bridge Institute on aircraft accident investigation, aerospace technology, energy, software development and robotics. The partnership will also enhance NAF’s research and development capabilities. MoUs with the three development partners had expired […]

BREAKING: Court dismisses suit against Oshiomhole

A High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) in Jabi, Abuja has dismissed a suit filed against the immediate past Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole and three others. The suit, filed by Comrade Mustapha Salihu and five others, was the one in respect of which the court granted an interim […]

Gabon divided over vote to decriminalise homosexuality

Gabon’s gay community has welcomed the decriminalisation of homosexuality adopted this week, a year after an initial ban on same-sex relations sparked weeks of debate and sharply divided the central African country. The criminalisation of homosexuality went almost unnoticed in this country of less than two million inhabitants when it was adopted last year. But […]
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