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Kuwait pledges $2 billion for Iraq’s reconstruction

Kuwait will lend one billion dollars to Iraq and commit a further one billion dollars of investment to the country, Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Sabah told an international conference on Iraq’s reconstruction on Wednesday.

1,500 NYSC corps members complete skills acquisition training in Sokoto

No fewer than 1,500 National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members have completed various skill empowerment training at a joint orientation exercise at Wamakko NYSC Orientation camp in Sokoto State.

Governor Ortom warns Benue residents against inciting violence

Residents of Makurdi, the Benue state capital, have been warned against raising false alarms and making inflammatory statements regarding the already escalated security crisis in the state.

Motorists sleep in filling stations as fuel scarcity worsens

Scarcity of petrol has become unbearable in Ekiti as motorists now sleep in filling stations across the state to have the opportunity to buy.

Multiplicity of taxes discourages investments – Kemi Adeosun

The Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, has stressed the need for salary earners operating other businesses to also pay tax from their profits in order to help grow the economy.

Liberian economy struggles as election crisis drags on

Businesses in Liberia’s dual-currency economy are feeling the pinch as customers stay home and the exchange rate keeps climbing in the absence of a resolution to the country’s disputed presidential election.

Dangote Foundation joins global leaders, pledges N100m to fight malnutrition in Nigeria

The recently concluded Global Nutrition Summit 2017, held in Milan, Italy, convened governments, international agencies, foundations, civil society organisations and businesses to accelerate the global response to malnutrition, an underlying cause of nearly half of all global child deaths.

Infrastructure decay, responsible for business failures – official

Mr Chidi Ezirigwe, Principal Manager, Abuja Enterprise Agency, has identified poor planning and infrastructure decay as factors responsible for business failures in Nigeria.

Tackling ownership opacity in the extractive sectors

I am honoured to have the privilege of addressing you at this important event. Let me start by commending President Joko Widodo and the government and the people of Indonesia for graciously hosting this conference, and for their remarkable hospitality since we arrived.

Boko Haram displaced need long-term foreign aid – Norwegian Refugee Council

People made homeless by Boko Haram's brutal insurgency will need years of support to help rebuild their lives, even if security improves, the head of the Norwegian Refugee Council said on Wednesday.

Anger in Ghana after four die in fuel station fire, blasts

Ghanaians on Sunday pushed the government to improve safety at fuel stations after four people were killed when a tanker truck carrying natural gas caught fire in the nation’s capital, triggering explosions.

Three dead in Ghana as gas truck fire causes explosions

At least three people were killed and dozens injured after a tanker truck carrying natural gas caught fire in Ghana’s capital, Accra, triggering explosions at two fuel stations, emergency services said on Sunday.

Kogi floods: Reps member tasks NEMA on aids to victims

The Deputy Leader House of Representatives, and member representing Lokoja/Kogi Federal constituency, Umar Buba Jibril, has called on the National Emergency Management Agency to quickly come to the aid of those affected with the recent flood disaster in the state.

Spanish court suspends Catalonia’s independence vote

Spain's constitutional court has suspended the call for a referendum on Catalonia's independence after agreeing to review an appeal by central authorities in Madrid.


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Speaker Dogara mourns Senator Wakili, says I lost a brother, confidant

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara has described as devastating and heartbreaking, the news of the death of Senator Ali Wakili.

Leroy Sane: Manchester City can win Champions League with Pep Guardiola’s philosophy

Leroy Sane claims Manchester City have “a good chance” of winning the Champions League after embracing Pep Guardiola’s “philosophy”.

James Rodriguez, Radamel Falcao back for Colombia World Cup friendlies

Two key Colombia players Bayern Munich midfielder James Rodriguez and Monaco striker Radamel Falcao figure in coach Jose Pekerman’s squad for upcoming friendlies against France and Australia.

Governor Okowa: Delta farmers told to pay herdsmen before they can enter their farms

Delta State Governor, Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, yesterday raised alarm that three communities in Uwheru, Ughelli North Local Government Area have been occupied by the ravaging herdsmen, charging security agencies to their curb nefarious activities in the state before it snowballs into crisis.

Emirates: Attendant who fell from emergency exit has died

Long-haul carrier Emirates says a flight attendant who fell from an emergency exit of a Boeing 777 parked in Uganda has died.

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Lagos begins audit of buildings’ plan permits

Fresh moves are being made by the Lagos authorities to restore sanity to the built environment and further curb cases of building collapse and its attendant loss of lives and property in the state.

Donald Trumps blocks Broadcom takeover of Qualcom over China fears

U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday blocked microchip maker Broadcom Ltd’s proposed takeover of Qualcomm Inc over fears of Chinese dominance of 5G mobile communications.

Ilorin traders protest govt imposition of market excos

Several market women and men at Oja Tuntun, in the Ilorin metropolis, Kwara State, at the weekend, protested alleged government imposition of the old executives in charge of the market on them.

Sierra Leone’s electoral commission orders recount of ballots in 247 polling stations

The Sierra Leone’s National Electoral Commission (NEC) has ordered the recount of ballot papers for presidential election in 247 Polling Stations (PSs) in the country .

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr explains Dele Ajiboye’s snub

Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr believes that it was a 'logical' decision to leave Dele Ajiboye out of his latest Super Eagles squad despite his heroics during the African Nations Championship.