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N2.5 billion Fraud: Appeal Court rules against suspended NBC chief, others

The suspended Director-General of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), Ishaq Kawu, has a case to answer over the alleged fraudulent payment of N2.5 billion to a company under the digital switch-over project of the Nigerian government.

Fugitive ex-Pension boss Abdulrasheed Maina arrested in Niger Republic

Operatives of intelligence service in a collaboration with men of anti-corruption agency in Nigeria on Monday evening, arrested Mr. Abdulrasheed Maina, in a town in Niger Republic.
Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has described the National Water Resources Bill as another Ruga aimed at creating grazing areas for herdsmen along shorelines.

Benue governor begs President Buhari not to reverse ban on rice importation

Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom on Monday appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to sustain the policy on ban of rice importation and not succumb to any pressure.

UNAIDS: 1.6 million Nigerians die of AIDS

Dr Erasmus Morah, the Country Representative, Joint UN Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS), says no fewer than 1.6 million Nigerians died of HIV/AIDS since the outbreak of the epidemic in 1985.
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APC begins membership registration, revalidation December 12

The Caretaker/Extraordinary National Convention Planning Committee of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, said it has concluded arrangement for the commencement of membership registration and revalidation by December 12.
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Judgment debt: Innoson seeks court order restraining GTB from name change

IVM Innoson, Group of Companies, through one of its subsidiaries, Innoson Nigeria Ltd. has asked court to stop Guaranty Trust Bank (GTB) from transmuting to a Private and a Financial Holding Company until it pays the over N32 billion Supreme Court judgement debt.

Court restores Abigborodo, Hely Creek fields to Transnational Energy

A Federal High Court in Abuja has set aside the purported reversal of the consent given by the Federal Government for the farm-out agreement between Chevron and Transnational Energy Limited (TEL) on the Abigborodo and Hely Creeks marginal fields in the Oil Mining Lease (OML) 49.

#EndSARS: Edo lawyer wants judicial panel of enquiry on police attacks

An Edo state-based lawyer and notary public, Olayiwola Afolabi, has called on the federal government to institute a judicial panel of inquiry to investigate attacks on police officers by suspected hoodlums during the #EndSARS protest that went violent leading to the destruction of properties and loss of lives across the country.
Ondo State House of Assembly

Ondo speaker, three others risk jail term over ‘contempt of court’

The Speaker of the Ondo State House of Assembly, Rt Hon. Bamidele Oloyeloogun, and three members of the state Assembly have been summoned by the State High Court to show course why they should not be jailed for disobedience to the court’s order.
The Market Traders Association of Nigeria (MATAN) has appealed to Federal and State Governments to compensate their members whose businesses were either fractured or totally destroyed as a result of the recent EndSARS protest.

#EndSARS: Traders beg Nigerian government, states for compensation

Reeling from the wanton loss of property, the Market Traders Association of Nigeria (MATAN) has appealed to Federal and State Governments to compensate their members whose businesses were either fractured or totally destroyed as a result of the recent EndSARS protest that erupted across the country.

Alex Ferguson teams up with Marcus Rashford after making poverty pledge

Former Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson has teamed up with Marcus Rashford to tackle child food poverty.
The WMA President Dr. David Barbe and Chair Dr. Frank Ulrich Montgomery said reports indicated that the death sentence would shortly be carried out on Dr. Ahmadreza Djalali, a specialist in emergency medicine.

World physicians appeal to Iran against doctor’s execution

The World Medical Association has appealed to Iran’s leaders to intervene to prevent the imminent execution of an Iranian-born Swedish doctor.
Governor Hope Uzodinma announced on Saturday a N6 billion take-off fund for a youth empowerment programme in the State.

Governor Uzodinma: If you’re in opposition, fasting is your hope of survival

Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma, yesterday in Abuja boasted that only members of the ruling party had accelerated access to federal resources, saying members of the opposition, on the other hand, could only rely...
A Federal High Court has ordered Senator Ali Ndume to be remanded at Kuje Correctional Centre for failing to produce the former Chairman of the defunct Pension Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina.

Court admits Senator Ndume to bail citing ‘good behaviour’

Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court, Abuja, yesterday, on grounds of “good behaviour”, admitted Senator Ali Ndume to bail over his suretyship for former Chairman of the defunct Pension Reform Task Team, Mr. Abdulrasheed Maina.
Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has approved the resumption of all Public Servants on GL 1 -12 with effect from Monday, November 2, 2020.

Lagos government plans internship programme for young graduates

The Lagos State Government on Friday said it was planning a six-month Internship Programme for 4,000 young graduates in the state.

1,140 pregnant women join 5-month research in Lagos

A total of 1,140 pregnant women from 20 Local Governments and 37 local council development areas (LCDAs) would be placed on a research project for a medical study.
The holiday season is already a booming time for online shopping. The COVID-19 pandemic only increases the likelihood that when people shop this holiday season, they will choose online shopping over brick-and-mortar stores.

How to avoid online shopping scams

The holiday season is already a booming time for online shopping. The COVID-19 pandemic only increases the likelihood that when people shop this holiday season, they will choose online shopping over brick-and-mortar stores. However, this also means there is likely to be a boom in online scams.
The Minister of State, Education, Mr. Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, said this while answering questions at the 52nd joint national briefing of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 in Abuja.

Minister: We are working on SSANIP demands

The Federal Government has appealed to the Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Polytechnics, (SSANIP) to shelve its proposed strike, as government was working assiduously to meet their demands.

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Joe Biden introduces top economic advisers Tuesday, as pandemic threat worsens

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden will formally introduce his top economic policy advisers on Tuesday as his administration prepares to take power amid a slowing economic recovery hampered by the resurgent coronavirus pandemic.
The European Council on Tuesday approved a set of conclusions in response to a call made in October 2020 to prepare a common approach in respect of debt relief for African countries.

European Council approves debt relief efforts for African countries

The European Council on Tuesday approved a set of conclusions in response to a call made in October 2020 to prepare a common approach in respect of debt relief for African countries.
The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, on has turned the heat on the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) saying football in the country is going backward.

Group hails minister for rejecting N81m to cut Abuja stadium grass

The Minister of Sports and Youth Development, Mr. Sunday Dare has been lauded for the disciplined and prudent management of the affairs of the ministry, particularly his rejection of the humongous bill of N81 million presented by Abuja Environmental Protection Board (AEPB) for the cutting of grass in MKO Abiola Stadium, Abuja.
Babar Baloch, spokesman of the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees, told a Geneva news briefing: “Our extreme worry is that we hear about attacks, the fighting near the camps, we hear about abductions and forced removals, so this is very important for us to have that access to go and see what has happened over there.”

U.N. seeks access to 96,000 Eritrean refugees in Tigray where food running out

Babar Baloch, spokesman of the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees, told a Geneva news briefing: “Our extreme worry is that we hear about attacks, the fighting near the camps,
Syringes are seen in front of displayed Biontech and Pfizer logos in this illustration taken November 10, 2020. REUTERS-Dado Ruvic-File Photo

Pfizer-BioNTech seek EU emergency approval for coronavirus vaccine, target December rollout

In their pursuit of a European launch, potentially this year, the partners are neck-and-neck with rival Moderna, which said on Monday it would ask the EU regulator to recommend conditional approval for its shot.