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I didn’t enrich myself in govt – Ex-VP Atiku Abubakar

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar on Friday said he did not become rich while he was in the government between 1999 and 2007.

Federal govt approves partial sale of NIPOST

Adebayo Shittu, minister of communications, says the federal government has approved a partial sale of the Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST).

SERAP wants investigation of privatised enterprises

The organisation urged Mr. Buhari to “reform the Bureau of Public Enterprise (BPE) to remove opportunities for corruption in privatisation process, and to instruct the EFCC and ICPC to ensure the recovery of proceeds of corruption.

FCT court insists on Supreme Court ruling on ALSCON

The High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Maitama says enforcing the Supreme Court order of July 6, 2012 remains the most viable option to resolve the lingering crisis over the sale of the Aluminium Smelter Company of Nigeria, ALSCON, Ikot Abasi.

PTAD sets date to begin verification of NITEL, MTEL

The Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate has announced dates for the verification of pensioners of Nigerian Telecommunications Limited and its mobile subsidiary, MTEL under the Defined Benefit Scheme.

New regulation threatens N466 billion power sector loans

The nation’s banks could lose over N466 billion exposures to the power sector due to new policy by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC).

2018 Budget: SEC predicts gains for capital market

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has reacted to the 2018 budget estimate presented to the National Assembly by President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja Tuesday, noting that its implementation would boost the capital market.

Senate invites IGP Ibrahim Idris, others over unpaid N6.5bn revenue

The Senate Ad-hoc Committee on Alleged Fraudulent Activities in Collection, Accounting, Remittance and Expenditure by Revenue Generating Agencies has invited the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mr Ibrahim Idris, to appear before it.

Fed govt approves sale of three national power projects

Three electricity generation companies (Gencos) built by the Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NDPHC) under the National Integrated Power Projects (NIPPs) would soon be sold to private investors in continuation of the 2013 NIPP privatisation that was suspended, the Managing Director of NDPHC, Mr. Chiedu Ugbo, has disclosed.

Fed govt approves privatisation of Afam Power plants

Nigeria’s National Council on Privatisation (NCP) has approved the commencement of the privatisation of Afam Power plants 1 to 5 in Rivers state.

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N10.69bn Green Bond to be listed on NSE, FMDQ in January – DMO

Debt Management Office (DMO) on Friday said Federal Government’s maiden N10.69 billion Green Bond, when concluded, would be listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE).

President Buhari cautions AU Chairperson against evacuation of foreigners into Nigeria

President Muhammadu Buhari says it is important to always authenticate the origin of people abroad in distress before evacuating them to Nigeria, saying “not every black man is a Nigerian.”

Donald Trump criticizes FBI, says no pardon for Michael Flynn ‘yet’

US President Donald Trump on Friday lashed out at the FBI inquiry into possible collusion between Moscow and his campaign, and refused to rule out pardoning former aide Michael Flynn, who pleaded guilty to lying about his contacts with Russia.

Anambra Central: PDP, APGA differ on Senator Obiora Okonkwo’s court victory

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Anambra has welcomed the Federal High Court judgment which declared Dr Obiora Okonkwo winner of the Anambra Central Senatorial District seat.

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US, Saudi, UAE pledge $190m to fight insurgency in Sahel region

The U.S, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have pledged 190 million dollars to five countries in Africa’s Sahel region to strengthen regional security forces in the fight against terrorism.

Kidnapped Senator Ayo Arise regains freedom

A former Senator from Ekiti State, Mr Ayo Arise, who was kidnapped last Sunday has regained freedom.

GAVI announces $85m funding to fight typhoid fever

Millions of children in the poorest countries could soon be protected against typhoid fever following the Gavi Board’s approval of an $85m support window for typhoid conjugate vaccines (TCVs).

Taekwondo Open: Sadiq Abdulrahman wins men’s heavyweight gold

Sadiq Abdulrahman of Plateau on Sunday won the men’s heavyweight gold medal at the Nigeria Taekwondo Open Championship in Abuja, beating Nigerian Army’s Benjamin Okuoimose in the final.

2019: I can’t be President Buhari’s running mate – Senator Tinubu

A national leader of the All Progressives Congress, Ahmed Tinubu, has said there is no truth in the speculation that he may emerge as President Muhammadu Buhari’s running mate for the 2019 presidential election.