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PDP mandates its lawmakers to launch restructuring bill

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has mandated lawmakers elected on its platform to commence the process of putting together a bill that will ensure the actualisation of the restructuring of the country.

$50bn no longer sufficient to fix Lagos infrastructure deficits – Governor Ambode

Amid the shrinking revenues accruing to the state from the Federation Accounts, Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, Monday lamented the state’s infrastructure deficits, noting that $50 billion will no longer be sufficient to meet its infrastructure requirements.

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President Buhari apologises to Dapchi parents, promises to rescue abducted schoolgirls

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday apologised to the families of the school girls abducted on Monday by Boko Haram at Government Girls Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe State, assuring them that that the matter was receiving deserved attention at the highest level.

Presidency disputes Transparency International’s corruption ranking

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday in Abuja reacted to the latest ranking of Nigeria as one of the worst corrupt nations by Transparency International (TI), saying he regretted TI’s perceived failure to recognise his administration’s anti-graft drive.

Nigerian Navy special forces trains operatives on counter terrorism, air assaults

To ensure fit personnel ready for deployment to dangerous operations, especially in areas ridden with insecurity, the Special Boat Service (SBS) of the Nigerian Navy (NN) has trained 41 officers and soldiers in counter terrorism, air assault and tactical warfare.

Afreximbank appoints Nigerian head of global communication

The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) has announced the appointment of two staff members to directorship positions to head its Communications and Events Management Department and Treasury and Markets Department respectively.

Governor El-Rufai slams N2 billion defamation suit against Senator Shehu Sani

The crisis in the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kaduna State has taken a new dimension as Governor Nasir El-Rufai has slammed a N2 billion suit against Senator Shehu Sani for alleged defamation of character.

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London stock market falters as HSBC disappoints

London's stock market fell on Tuesday, underperforming stable eurozone indices, as traders pushed down share prices in banking giant HSBC and other major companies following earnings updates.

Joseph Kabila replaces DR Congo interior minister amid declining security

President Joseph Kabila of the Democratic Republic of Congo has appointed the leader his political party as interior minister on Tuesday to oversee security in the face of rising militia violence and unrest over delayed elections.

Woman in court for allegedly forging AIG’s letter to get 33,000 litres of petrol

A 47-year-old woman, Jero Nwoze, appeared before an Igbosere Magistrate’s Court in Lagos, yesterday, over alleged forgery of a letter purportedly written by an Assistant Inspector General of Police to obtain 33,000 litres of fuel.

Sunderland for sale at £50 million

The American is desperate to offload the Wearside club, who are second-bottom of the Championship table, and has been inviting offers for over a year.

Lai Mohammed: Federal govt committed to freedom of the press

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has restated the Federal Government’s commitment to the freedom of the press, saying the media has nothing to fear from the present administration.