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The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Maj.-Gen. Lucky Irabor, says military equipment purchased by the President Muhammadu Buhari administration have yet to arrive in Nigeria.

Defence chief seeks collaboration with telecoms firms to track criminals

The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Lucky Irabor, has urged telecommunications service providers in Nigeria to support the efforts by the military and other security agencies to address insecurity across the country to apprehend perpetrators of crimes across the country.
Popular musician turned producer, Samuel Oguachuba, better known as Samklef says Nigerians were likely to make wrong choices ahead of the next general elections.

Samklef: Nigerians will make wrong decision in 2023

Popular musician turned producer, Samuel Oguachuba, better known as Samklef, says Nigerians were likely to make wrong choices ahead of the next general elections.
The National President of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU), Mohammed Ibrahim, says the union might embark on an industrial action if the Federal Government does not listen to their demands.

Strike: SSANU, NASU demand N20 billion as earned allowance

The ongoing strike by the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities, SSANU, and the Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions, NASU, may only be called off if the government agrees to pay members of the two unions N20 billion as Earned Allowance.
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Borno government seals off three banks

Borno state government has sealed three national banks for not updating their property records in different locations in Maiduguri metropolis.
The much talked about 284 kilometre rail project starting from Kano, Nigeria, via Jibia in Katsina and extending into Maradi in Niger Republic has been flagged off by President Muhammadu Buhari.

President Buhari directs conclusion of West-East coastal rail line financing

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Ministries of Transportation and Finance to conclude financial arrangements with appropriate co-financiers that will partner with the Federal Government for construction of West-East Coastal rail line from Lagos to Calabar, linking some major cities in South East and South South.
The Lift Above Poverty Organisation (LAPO), says it disbursed N12.2 billion as loans to 152,446 rural farmers and owners of Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (SMEs) in 2020.

LAPO: We disbursed N12 billion to rural farmers, SMEs in 2020

The Lift Above Poverty Organisation (LAPO), says it disbursed N12.2 billion as loans to 152,446 rural farmers and owners of Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (SMEs) in 2020.
MURIC Director, Prof. Ishaq Akintola, said this in a statement on Monday in Lagos.

Herdsmen: MURIC begs Nigerian government to compensate farmers for loss of crops

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has appealed to the Federal Government to compensate farmers, whose crops were destroyed by Fulani’s herds.

Nigerian university workers begin nationwide strike today

The Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Universities (SSANU) and the Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU) of Educational and Associated Institution commenced nationwide industrial action to compel the federal government to address their grievances.
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Ondo assembly in financial crisis as court freezes accounts

The Ondo State House of Assembly is currently finding it difficult to meet its financial obligations after a court temporarily froze its accounts following a garnishee suit filed against it by the deposed deputy speaker, Iroju Ogundeji.
FILE PHOTO - Apple logo is seen on the Apple store at The Marche Saint Germain in Paris, France July 15, 2020. REUTERS-Gonzalo Fuentes-File Photo

EU claims court errors in bid to overturn $15.7 billion Apple tax judgment

EU antitrust enforcers have claimed a court made legal errors when it scrapped their order for iPhone maker Apple to pay 13 billion euros ($15.7 billion) in Irish back taxes, in a filing
The Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo-led Isoni-Azama Peace Committee has indicated its readiness to visit areas in dispute between the two communities.

Bayelsa deputy governor leads peace committee to visit disputed land

The Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo-led Isoni/Azama Peace Committee has indicated its readiness to visit areas in dispute between the two communities.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has said it will continue to support states to strengthen their health security capacity in 2021. Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, DG of NCDC, disclosed on Friday in Abuja in an interview.

NCDC: Benefits of children in school outweighs risk of coronavirus transmission

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says it supports the Federal Government’s decision to reopen schools for the second term of the 2020/2021 academic session because the benefits of having children in school outweighs the risks of transmission of COVID-19.
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Stanbic IBTC closes Bureau de Change operations

Stanbic IBTC Bureau De Change Limited (SIBDC), a subsidiary of Stanbic IBTC Holdings Plc, has announced the closure of its Bureau de Change operations.

UNIUYO workers join national protest, kick against IPPIS

Workers under the auspices of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities, SSANU, and Non-Academic Staff Union of Universities, NASUU, University of Uyo branch have joined the national protest.
The National President of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU), Mohammed Ibrahim, says the union might embark on an industrial action if the Federal Government does not listen to their demands.

SSANU threatens to go on strike over welfare

The Joint Action Committee (JAC) of Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU) and Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) had earlier on Tuesday commenced a three-day nationwide protest over irregularities in Integrated Payroll Personnel Information System (IPPIS) payments, non-payment of earned allowances, non-payment of arrears in minimum wage among other issues.
Mr Bayo Olugbemi, President, Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN) says the banking sector in Nigeria has a good capital base to facilitate the successful implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement.

CIBN boss optimistic banks will facilitate AfCFTA success

Mr Bayo Olugbemi, President, Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN) says the banking sector in Nigeria has a good capital base to facilitate the successful implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement.
Dr Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment said this while fielding questions on television concerning the time for payment of the new wage.

Nigerian university workers begin three-day protest over IPPIS, earned allowances

Non-teaching staff in the universities under the aegis of Joint Action Committee, JAC, said they will on Tuesday begin a three-day nationwide protest over the government’s handling of the Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System, IPPIS, sharing formula of the Earned Allowances as well as other issues.
Authorities have identified Anthony Quinn Warner as the Nashville bomber after matching his DNA to remains found at the scene of the explosion.

Nashville’s Christmas Day bomber identified

Authorities have identified Anthony Quinn Warner as the Nashville bomber after matching his DNA to remains found at the scene of the explosion.
Many banks in different parts of Port Harcourt, the capital of Rivers State, were unable to meet cash demands of customers on Monday as residents trooped out in their numbers to withdraw money ahead of the Christmas and New Year festivities.

Banks overwhelmed as Port Harcourt residents troop out for yuletide withdrawals

Many banks in different parts of Port Harcourt, the capital of Rivers State, were unable to meet cash demands of customers on Monday as residents trooped out in their numbers to withdraw money ahead of the Christmas and New Year festivities.
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Ambrose Alli University (AAU) Ekpoma Chapter, has called on the Edo State Government to intervene and settle the crisis of non-payment of staff salaries in the institution.

ASUU may suspend strike today as government, union meet again

The suspension of the strike is, however, predicated on the condition that the federal government will show evidence that it has met three conditions to be marshalled out by the ASUU leadership at the meeting with the government side later today (Tuesday).
Good times are underway for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in the country as Jaiz Bank Plc, the premier non-interest bank has secured an N3 billion financing facility from the Bank of Industry (BOI) to boost and develop their operations.

Jaiz Bank to open more branches in Southwest

The Managing Director, Jaiz Bank Plc, Hassan Usman has hinted of plans to open branches in Abeokuta and Ado Ekiti in order to onboard thousands of prospects as well as expand operations of the bank.

NIMC insists on deadline for linking of NIN to mobile numbers

Despite criticisms from many Nigerians of the two-week ultimatum for the registration and linking of National Identity Number (NIN) to mobile numbers, the federal government has insisted on the deadline.

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Algeria riots after activist jailed

Unrest broke out late on Sunday in a southern Algerian town after a blogger and activist was handed a seven-year jail sentence for condoning acts of terrorism, a news website reported.
FILE PHOTO - Myanmar's Minister of Foreign Affairs Aung San Suu Kyi speaks during an event at the Asia Society Policy Institute in New York City, U.S. September 21, 2016. REUTERS-Bria Webb-File Photo

Aung San Suu Kyi troubles worsen as court files fresh charges

She was previously charged with breaches of the country’s emergency management law, connected with the government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, and a violation of import and export laws for possession of walkie talkies.

Charles Idahosa backs Edo governor’s probe of N30 billion stormwater project

A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Edo State, Chief Charles Idahosa, has advised a former governor; Minister of State for Budget and National Planning, Clem Agba, and the All Progressives Congress, APC, not to panic over moves by the Edo State government to probe the N30 billion Edo stormwater project.

Chinese investment in Australia plummets 61 percent

The Australian National University’s Chinese Investment in Australia Database (CHIIA) recorded just over $780m (A$1bn ; £550m) in investment.
Donald Trump has reportedly reverted to “self pity-mode” following his impeachment amid frustration that his Republican allies are failing to defend him.

Donald Trump rules out new political party in speech to conservatives

Donald Trump says he has no plans to launch a new political party, telling a conservative conference in Florida that it would split the Republican vote.

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Among the appointees is Salihu Tanko Yakasai (SA Media), Abubakar Sahabo Bawuro (SA Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises), Mamudu Madakin Gini (SA Commerce) and Isa Yunusa Danguguwa (SA Labour Matters)

DSS arrests Kano governor’s aide over ‘tweets’

Salihu Tanko-Yakasai, a media aide of Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State, is currently in the custody of the Department of State Security (DSS) after calling on President Muhammadu Buhari to tender his resignation, in the wake of a spate of abductions targeting school students.
Bandits on Saturday killed three persons and injured one in Kajuru local government area of Kaduna State.

Kidnappers abduct schoolchildren in northwest Nigeria – official

Kidnappers have abducted schoolchildren in northwest Nigeria’s Zamfara state, a spokesman for the state governor said on Friday, but declined to say how many people were taken or provide further details.

WAEC registration: Kwara government warns principals against extortion

The Kwara Government has warned principals in public schools not to extort students during the registration of the upcoming West Africa Examination Council (WAEC) examination.
The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has said that for appreciable development to take place in the country, more women must be regarded and enlisted to take up more spaces in governance.

Senate president condemns abduction of Zamfara schoolgirls

The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has condemned the attack on Friday on Government Secondary School, Jangebe in Zamfara State, where hundreds of schoolgirls were abducted.
Gov. Bello Matawalle of Zamfara has said that construction work on the Gusau Airport project would commence this month.

Zamfara governor using ‘repentant’ bandits to rescue abducted schoolgirls

Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State has said that the abducted students of Government Science Secondary School, Jangebe, will be released very soon.