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Bayelsa begins probe of Nembe shooting

The Bayelsa State Administrative Panel of Inquiry set up by Governor Seriake Dickson to investigate the November 13 shooting at Ogbolomabiri-Nembe in the Nembe Local Government Area will commence work on Monday (today).
Nigeria may face another $2.3bn fine in arbitration in France over an alleged breach of contract on Mambilla Hydroelectric project.

China: We won’t fund Mambilla power until Nigeria settles legal dispute

The Chinese government has asked Nigeria to settle the legal dispute over the $5.8 billion Mambilla power failing which it would not provide the funds for the project.

Minister: We’ll shut illegal car parks in Abuja to tackle crime

The Minister, Federal Capital Territory, Mallam Muhammed Bello, has said the influx of too many vehicles has increased crime rate in Abuja and its environs.
Mr Babatunde Fashola, the Minister of Works and Housing, has described the first Military Governor of the State, Brigadier- General Mobolaji Johnson as an administrative trailblazer who laid the template for civil service practices and procedures which set Lagos apart as a centre of excellence.

Tunde Fashola: Late Mobolaji Johnson an administrative trailblazer

Mr Babatunde Fashola, the Minister of Works and Housing, has described the first Military Governor of the State, Brigadier-General Mobolaji Johnson as an administrative trailblazer who laid the template for civil service practices and procedures which set Lagos apart as a centre of excellence.

Kogi guber: Why we did not disqualify Governor Bello – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared that it would amount to contravening the Electoral Act if it disqualified Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello from participating in the November 16 ballot due to alleged double registration.
John Durham, the U.S. attorney for Connecticut, is the lead prosecutor in the criminal investigation.

US Justice Department opens criminal investigation into Russia probe

The Justice Department's probe into its investigation of whether Russia interfered in the 2016 U.S. presidential election has shifted from an administrative review into a criminal investigation.

Abia university denies any rift with state assembly

The Abia State University, Uturu, said on Monday that there was no rift between it and the state House of Assembly, contrary to speculations in some quarters.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

Edo APC suspends secretary

The Edo chapter of the All Progressive Congress (APC) has suspended its Secretary, Mr Lawrence Okah.
Samson Siasia has vowed to clear his name after world governing body FIFA banned him yesterday from football following an allegation of match-fixing brought against him.

Fifa ban: Samson Siasia writes CAS for deadline extension

Former Super Eagles’ handler and player Samson Siasia has pleaded with the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) to extend the deadline over his ban by the World football governing body, FIFA.

Oyo traffic agency Impounds 395 vehicles, 60 motorcycles

The Oyo State Road Traffic Management Authority, OYRTMA, has revealed that the agency has impounded about 395 vehicles and 60 motorcycles between January and August, 2019.
Samson Siasia has vowed to clear his name after world governing body FIFA banned him yesterday from football following an allegation of match-fixing brought against him.

FIFA ban: My legal team preparing my defence – Samson Siasia

Former Super Eagles coach Samson Siasia on Saturday appealed for calm over news of his life ban from the game by world football governing body FIFA on Friday.
Samson Siasia has vowed to clear his name after world governing body FIFA banned him yesterday from football following an allegation of match-fixing brought against him.

FIFA: Why we banned Samson Siasia for life

World football ruling body FIFA has banned former Super Eagles coach Samson Siasia for life after the ethics committee found him guilty of bribery allegation.

INEC: Cross River REC’s resignation unacceptable

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says the process in which the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Cross River, Mr Frankland Briyai, resigned to join partisan politics, is unacceptable.
Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq

Governor AbdulRazaq: Our government will be a departure from past

All Progressives Congress (APC)’s AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq was sworn in as the seventh executive governor of Kwara on Wednesday, amid a pledge of a complete paradigm shift and evolvement of a state that works for all.

Ondo university shut over students’ protest

Students of the Ondo State University of Science and Technology (OSUSTECH), Okitipupa, have been directed to vacate the institution’s premises for two weeks following their protest over increase in school fees.
Leilani Farha

UN Rapporteur: France guilty of human rights abuses

France is guilty of human rights abuses of homeless people and laws guaranteeing a home for all, and also failed to protect the most vulnerable, a UN Special Rapporteur said on Friday.

FIFA bans referee from football for life for corruption

FIFA has banned referee Kokou Hougnimon Fagla from football for life after finding him guilty of corruption.

Ogun SUBEB concludes promotion exercise for 515 non-teaching Staff

Following the approval of the Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, 515 eligible non-teaching staff of the Ogun State Universal Basic Education Board due for 2016 and 2017 promotion have been interviewed.

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Neymar has criticised Paris Saint-Germain’s handling of his recent injury after scoring in the 2-1 defeat at Borussia Dortmund, which leaves the French club facing the prospect of another early Champions League exit.

Neymar criticises PSG injury handling after Borussia Dortmund defeat

Neymar has criticised Paris Saint-Germain’s handling of his recent injury after scoring in the 2-1 defeat at Borussia Dortmund, which leaves the French club facing the prospect of another early Champions League exit.
A new Chinese coronavirus, a cousin of the SARS virus, has infected hundreds since the outbreak began in Wuhan, China, in December.

Coronavirus: New research places Nigeria among high risk African countries

The study suggested other countries – among them Nigeria, Ethiopia, Sudan, Angola, Tanzania, Ghana and Kenya – would all need support with detecting and handling imported cases of the coronavirus.
Ignace Sossou quoted on his Facebook and Twitter pages comments made by Benin’s public prosecutor Mario Metonou at a media event to discuss fake news on December 17.

Facebook sued by US for $9 billion in unpaid taxes

That lawsuit went to trial in a San Francisco court on Tuesday, and the crux of the case is a 2010 deal between Facebook and an Irish subsidiary it uses to shuffle money around internationally. The IRS alleges Facebook undervalued the intellectual property it sold to the subsidiary, thereby dodging billions in taxes.
Lionel Messi, who did not score or provide an assist for the first time in a home Champions League group game since 2012, struck the bar and had the best of Barca’s six shots on target.

Lionel Messi speaks out after Barcelona social media scandal

Lionel Messi, in an interview with Mundo Deportivo, has spoken publicly for the first time since reports emerged that Barcelona hired PR firm I3 Ventures for their social media channels which were aimed at tarnishing the images of Gerard Piqué, Messi himself and others associated with the club.
The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) says President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration will not implement policies that will affect the existence of the poor while raising revenue to fund the nation’s infrastructure projects.

BMO: President Buhari fully in-charge of critical affairs of government

The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO), says President Muhammadu Buhari is “fully in charge of critical affairs of government” in the country