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Town unions urge South-East governors to evacuate stranded Igbos

The umbrella body of all the town unions in the South East, ASETU, has sent save our soul message to the South East Governors, appealing to them to arrange as soon as possible, the evacuation of all her sons and daughters stranded across different parts of the globe as result of COVID-19 pandemic.
Auwal Ibrahim Musa Rafsanjani

CISLAC, Transparency International demand total accountability of coronavirus intervention fund

A civil society organization, the Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre, CISLAC, in conjunction with Transparency International, TI, Monday called for accountability in the use of COVID-19 intervention fund in the country.
The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has been granted an order to forfeit 60 buildings linked to a deputy commandant of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC).

ICPC: How we prevented MDAs from padding 2019 budget

The anti-corruption agency, ICPC, has explained how it prevented 201 federal ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) from padding a total sum of N41.9billion in the national budget. =
Nigeria has overtaken South Africa as the continent’s largest economy, a report by Bloomberg has shown.

Nigeria overtakes South Africa as Africa’s largest economy

Nigeria’s re-emergence as Africa’s biggest economy followed South Africa’s slump into its second recession in two years, as severe rolling power blackouts frustrate President Cyril Ramaphosa’s attempt to revive growth.
Abubakar Malami

All Nigeria’s stolen wealth will be recovered – minister

The Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, said on Sunday that the Federal Government would not falter in its determination to recover all stolen funds stashed abroad by individuals and corporate entities.
Oyo State Governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde, visited the Inspector General of Police, IGP Adamu Mohammed in Abuja on Wednesday, declaring that his administration would not condone violence in Oyo.

Oyo governor hints ex-public office holders to return looted funds or face ICPC

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has hinted ex-public office holders in the state to return stolen funds in their possession or be reported to the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC).
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has held an anti-corruption walk in Awka, Anambra State to create awareness on the dangers of corruption in the country.

EFCC stages anti-corruption walk, names youths anti-corruption ambassadors

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has held an anti-corruption walk in Awka, Anambra State to create awareness on the dangers of corruption in the country.
Minister for Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama has said that the Nigerian Government would use the Forum of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) to seek global support fighting terrorism and increasing Foreign Direct Investments (FDI).

Nigeria, US hold 5th session of bi-national commission in Washington

The Nigeria-US Bi-National Commission (BNC) is scheduled to hold between February 3, and February 4, in Washington DC.

Kogi government treating corruption with levity – group

The Conscience for Human Rights and Conflict Resolution has said it was sad and disheartening that the Kogi State government has been taking the issue of corruption with levity, saying the Governor Yahaya Bello administration could not account for the huge allocations and several interventions it collected in the last four years.
Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello

NGO berates Kogi government over refusal to conduct council poll

A nongovernmental organisation, the Conscience for Human Rights and Conflict Resolution has described failure of Governor Yahaya Bello’s administration in Kogi to conduct local government election in the last four years as indicative of lack of transparency and accountability in the State.
LEKOIL, the oil and gas exploration and production company with a focus on Nigeria and other West African nations has secured $184 million to finance the appraisal drilling and initial development programme activities on the Ogo field within Oil Prospecting Lease, OPL 310.

Lekoil gets $184 million to finance drilling at OPL 310

Lekoil, the oil and gas exploration and production company with a focus on Nigeria and other West African nations has secured $184 million to finance the appraisal drilling and initial development programme activities on the Ogo field within Oil Prospecting Lease, OPL 310.
All Progressives Congress (APC) National Publicity Secretary, Lanre Issa-Onilu

2020: Expect democratic dividends – APC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has assured Nigerians that contrary to false alarm from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that the federal government has laid landmines next year, they will reap more dividends of democracy next year.
Kenya’s Bernand Sang won the male event of the maiden Onitsha City Marathon

President Buhari to flag off 2019 anti-corruption marathon in Abuja

Mr Jacob Onu, National Coordinator of the National Anti-Corruption Marathon Race, says plans have been concluded for the flagging off of the 2019 edition of the race by President Muhammadu Buhari on Dec. 9 in Abuja.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday in an FCT High Court in Maitama, re-arraigned a deputy director with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Emenike Umesi, for alleged misappropriation of N54.3 million.

EFCC, ICPC stripped of powers to seize assets in corruption cases

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and other allied bodies have been stripped of the powers to seize assets of people being investigated and such powers transferred to the Office of the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF).
Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Boss Mustapha

Boss Mustapha: Corruption hasn’t ended despite President Buhari’s efforts

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, the Chairman, Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption, Prof. Itse Sagay (SAN), and others on Tuesday said corruption had not ended despite the President Muhammadu Buhari administration’s efforts to stamp out the scourge.

SERAP urges ICPC, EFCC to probe Senate, MDAs over ‘employment slots scandal’

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project has asked the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission and Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to “jointly carry out a prompt, thorough, transparent and effective investigation into allegations that principal officers and members of the Nigerian Senate are using their official positions to get job slots from government agencies.”
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), governorship candidate, in Bayelsa State, Senator Douye Diri, has assured the people of his desire to build on the legacies of the state founding fathers if elected on November 16.

CCB summons Bayelsa PDP guber candidate over ‘non-declaration of assets’

There is no respite in sight for the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in Bayelsa State, Senator Douye Diri, as he has been summoned by the Code of Code Bureau (CCB) over allegations that he refused to declare his assets.
Chatham House

Chatham House: $582bn stolen from Nigeria since 1960

An estimated $582 billion has been stolen from Nigeria since independence in 1960.
In that inquiry, the Gupta brothers -- Ajay, Atul and Rajesh -- are accused of fraudulently profiting from government contracts including energy and transport deals through their close association with Zuma.

US blacklists South Africa’s Gupta family over ‘widespread corruption’

The US Treasury announced sanctions Thursday on South Africa's Gupta family and associate Salim Essa, calling them a "significant corruption network" that dispersed bribes and misappropriated millions in state funds.
Mr Ben Akabueze, the Director General Budget Office, says the 2020 budget presented by President Muhammadu Buhari tagged the “Budget of Growth and Job Creation” clearly defines its objectives.

PSC berates PDP for criticising 2020 budget

The Presidential Support Committee (PSC), on Wednesday, took a swipe at the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for criticising the 2020 budget presented by President Muhammadu Buhari to the National Assembly, saying the opposition party was only venting its frustration and regret of nonperformance in 16 years.
President Muhammadu Buhari assured on Wednesday that he will do everything within his power to “carry everyone along on my last lap as a democratically-elected leader.” 1

President Buhari: I’m devoted to Nigeria’s unity

President Muhammadu Buhari has restated his commitment to the unity of Nigeria. He vowed to devote all his time and energy to promote it for the benefit of Nigerians.
President Muhammadu Buhari assured on Wednesday that he will do everything within his power to “carry everyone along on my last lap as a democratically-elected leader.” 2

President Buhari: I’ll carry everyone along

President Muhammadu Buhari assured on Wednesday that he will do everything within his power to “carry everyone along on my last lap as a democratically-elected leader.”

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Arsenal delivered a hammer blow to Leicester's faint hopes of winning the Premier League with an impressive fightback to win 3-1 on Sunday.

Arsenal come from behind to beat Leicester

Arsenal delivered a hammer blow to Leicester's faint hopes of winning the Premier League with an impressive fightback to win 3-1 on Sunday.
Gareth Bale scored twice and made another as Spurs thrashed Burnley 4-0 in a scintillating display with the Welshman back to his best on Sunday.

Gareth Bale fires brace as Tottenham thrash Burnley 4-0

Gareth Bale scored twice and made another as Spurs thrashed Burnley 4-0 in a scintillating display with the Welshman back to his best on Sunday.
Despite denial by the Oluwo of Iwoland, Oba Abdulrosheed Akanbi, that he did not punch the Agbowu of Ogbaagbaa, Oba Dhikurulahi Akinropo, he (Agbowu), on Sunday, insisted that Oluwo punched him.

Oluwo: Insecurity in Nigeria is perennial problem

The Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Abdulrosheed Akanbi said insecurity in Nigeria is a perrenial challenge which requires a linear process to be tamed.
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Police nab three ‘cultists’ in Anambra

The Police Command in Anambra say they have arrested three suspected members of different cult groups in the state.
Saudi Aramco’s multibillion-dollar share sale, likely the biggest initial public offering (IPO) in history, is officially underway after the company formally announced its plans to list stock on the Kingdom’s stock exchange, the Saudi Tadawul.

Aramco seeks one-year extension on $10 billion loan – sources

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Mafia-type organisations, often based in eastern Europe, are likely to have been behind a recent wave of cyber attacks on French hospitals, rather than foreign powers, said the French minister for digital technology Cedric O on Thursday.

French minister: Mafia-type gangs likely behind cyber attacks on hospitals

Mafia-type organisations, often based in eastern Europe, are likely to have been behind a recent wave of cyber attacks on French hospitals, rather than foreign powers, said the French minister for digital technology Cedric O on Thursday.
West Ham midfielder, Declan Rice, has revealed that a pre-match jibe from Jose Mourinho inspired them to beat Tottenham Hotspur.

West Ham midfielder: Jose Mourinho’s jibe inspired us vs Tottenham

West Ham midfielder, Declan Rice, has revealed that a pre-match jibe from Jose Mourinho inspired them to beat Tottenham Hotspur.
Anthony Sani

Restructuring: We must tread carefully – Anthony Sani

But Sani, in an newsmen with newsmen said the divergent views on the insecurity currently coming from state governors are signs of what is to come if the country is restructured but insisted that such must not make Nigerians feel they are living in different countries.
Confederation of African Football (CAF) presiden­tial aspirant, South Africa’s Patrice Motsepe has unveiled his plan for the football body if elected as president.

Patrice Motsepe unveils plans for CAF Presidency

Confederation of African Football (CAF) presiden­tial aspirant, South Africa’s Patrice Motsepe has unveiled his plan for the football body if elected as president.
Embattled President of African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr Akinwumi Adesina, has survived a second round of investigation into his conduct, giving him a boost in his re-election bid next month.

AfDB chief: Nigerian system not federalism but fatherism

The President of the African Development Bank Group, Dr Akinwumi Adesina, has lamented that the Nigerian system is not federalism but “fatherism”.