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Niger guber tribunal: PDP wins first round

The Niger State governorship election petition tribunal has thrown away the application by counsel to Governor Abubakar Sani Bello and the All Progressive Congress (APC) governorship candidate in the 2019 election in the state seeking to disqualify the lead counsel to the petitioner and People’s Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Alhaji Umar Nasko.

Munzali Jibril: General Abacha didn’t believe in private universities

A former Executive Secretary of the Nigeria Universities Commission, Prof. Munzali Jibril, on Friday said late General Sani Abacha believed that the Nigerian private sector was not responsible enough to be entrusted with the delicate task of owning and running universities.

Facebook, CCHub to mentor 12 startups in Nigeria, Ghana

Facebook says it is collaborating with Co-Creation Hub (CCHub) to mentor and empower 12 startups in the ”Season 2 FbStart Accelerator Programme.”
The Minister of Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Mr Muhammad Bello, on Monday, urged youths to develop apps that could address social issues in the country.

Minister advises youths to develop apps to address societal issues

The Minister of Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Mr Muhammad Bello, on Monday, urged youths to develop apps that could address social issues in the country.
Mary Uduk - The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has urged investors with multiple shareholding accounts to regularise such before December 31, 2019.

SEC: Why unclaimed dividends are increasing

The capital market has continued to record high incidence of unclaimed dividends due to the provision of inadequate proof of ownership of shares by investors, the acting Director General of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Mary Uduk, has said.

Minister warns Nigerians seeking to study medicine in Ukraine

The Federal Government has warned Nigerians seeking to study medicine in Ukraine to ensure the authenticity of the institution.

Don advocates use of mathematical system in tackling security challenges

Prof. Olorunju Omolehin of the Department of Mathematical Science, Federal University, Lokoja, has advocated the use of mathematical systems in tackling security challenges and enhancing performance in the country.

Election: Rivers PDP counsel withdraws legal services

Mr Ferdinand Orbih (SAN), counsel to Peoples Democratic Party in the political matter involving PDP, All Progressives Congress and Independent National Electoral Commission in Rivers State, says he has withdrawn his legal services to the party.

Police arraign woman, three children for allegedly killing ex-husband

A retired Police officer’s wife, Mrs. Taiwo Idehen, and her three children, have been arraigned before a Lagos High Court, sitting at Igbosere, over alleged murder of her husband, Mr. Joseph Idehen, a retired Superintendent of Police.

Tony Elumelu Foundation Opens Applications $100m Entrepreneurship Programme

The Tony Elumelu Foundation, an African-funded and founded philanthropy, committed to empowering African entrepreneurs is now accepting applications for the 2019 cohort of the TEF Entrepreneurship Programme.
Usman Sa'idu Nasamu Dakingari

Court remands Saadu Dakingari, two others in EFCC custody

The Federal High Court, sitting in Birnin-Kebbi, Kebbi State, presided over by Justice Basse Onu, on Thursday, has remanded immediate past governor of the state, Alhaji Saadu Usman Dakingari, one Sunday Dogoyaro and one Garba Kamba in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), in Birnin-Kebbi, pending the ruling on their bail application on December 10, 2018.
A lawyer walks through the compound at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi district in Lagos, Nigeria, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Court adjourns hearing of federal government’s $69 million suit

The Federal High Court, Lagos, has adjourned until Feb.13, 2019, a $69 million suit filed by the Federal Government against Chevron Petroleum Nigeria, seeking to recover oil revenue.

Court to hear SEC’s counter-claim in suspended Mounir Gwarzo’s suit Jan. 30

The National Industrial Court, Abuja, on Thursday adjourned until January 30, 2019, hearing of counter-claim and other pending applications filed by the Securities and Exchange Commission and two other defendants.

Walter Onnoghen: Cases before Supreme Court must be heard on fixed dates

The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen, has said that henceforth all cases at the Supreme Court will be taken on the dates slated for their hearing.
NAFDAC Director General Christianah Mojisola Adeyeye

NAFDAC clears backlog Of 6,000 applications for registration

In furtherance of the Executive Order 001 (EO1) on the promotion of transparency and efficiency in the business environment, the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) says it has cleared a backlog of 6,000 applications nationwide.
British High Commissioner to Nigeria, H.E Mr Paul Arkwright

53 Nigerians get Chevening scholarships

The British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Ambassador Paul Arkwright, has said that 53 Nigerians have been awarded Chevening scholarships for 2018.

US Embassy in Abuja resume full services Friday

The United States Embassy in Abuja on Friday resumed full services for both visas and American Citizen Services (ACS).

Facebook suspends hundreds of apps over data concerns

Facebook on Wednesday said it has suspended more than 400 of thousands of applications it has investigated to determine whether people’s personal information was being improperly shared.

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Nigerian oil field sale triggers police raid on Brazil’s largest bank

Brazil’s federal police on Friday raided the headquarters of Latin America’s largest independent investment bank, Banco BTG Pactual SA, and the addresses of its founder Andre Esteves, federal prosecutors said in a statement.

Minimum wage negotiations to continue September 4

The Joint National Public Service Negotiating Council (JNPSNC), and representatives of the Federal Government will reconvene on Sept. 4 to continue negotiations on the new national minimum wage.

Ministry speaks on video showing ‘harassment’ of foreign affairs minister in Vienna

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has dismissed a video that has gone viral on social media showing the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, being chased out of a meeting in Vienna, Austria.
The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) generated N39.06 billion in 2018 as against N35.72 billion it generated as local revenue in 2017, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said.

NIS commences e-registration of immigrants

Zone ‘A’ headquarters of the Nigeria Immigration Service, NIS Ikeja, Lagos, has kicked off the e-registration exercise of migrants in line with the Federal Government directive.
Vehicles seized by the military for transporting Boko Haram insurgents’ fishery products to Maiduguri markets

Nigerian Army: Boko Haram engaging in fishery trade to fund insurgency

The Nigerian Army has warned traders and Borno communities against engaging in illegal fishery trade with Boko Haram insurgents.