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Report: Saudi sought to buy Israeli hacking technology

An Israeli technology firm specialising in cyber intelligence offered Saudi Arabia a highly advanced system that hacks into cellphones, months before the kingdom's crown prince launched a mass purge, according to Haaretz.

Tunji Olaopa: Civil service reforms failed because of ‘execution traps’

A retired Permanent Secretary in the Federal Civil Service, Prof. Tunji Olaopa, Tuesday laid the blame for the failure of various attempts at civil service reforms on what he described as “execution traps.”

Australian nun Patricia Fox to leave Philippines after battle with Rodrigo Duterte

An Australian nun who battled a government bid to expel her from the Philippines after she angered President Rodrigo Duterte, said Wednesday she will leave rather than face certain arrest and deportation.

Sule Lamido: President Buhari has not changed from who he was in 1983

A presidential aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Dr Sule Lamido, has called on Nigerians to join hands with his party to rescue the country from the clutches of President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress, APC.
Aides and supporters of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar watched in disbelief as the Peoples Democratic Party presidential aspirant wept at his campaign office on Friday in Abuja.

Ex-VP Atiku Abubakar: Why Nigeria cannot ignore restructuring

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has stressed the need for Nigeria to be restructured if it must take its rightful place in the comity of nations.

Congo’s Joseph Kabila won’t stand in presidential election

Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila will not stand in December’s presidential election, a spokesman said, on Wednesday, announcing that former interior minister Emmanuel Shadary would be the ruling coalition’s candidate.

US: Corruption, inconsistent regulations pervasive in Nigeria

Foreign companies, particularly those based in the United States of America, are complaining of pervasive corruption, poor judicial system, inconsistent regulations, and lack of transparency as hindrances to doing business with ease in Nigeria.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo

VP Osinbajo: President Buhari assents to bills on merit, not sentiment

TheVice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, on Thursday told the National Assembly that President Muhammadu Buhari assented to bills sent to him based on merit irrespective of where they emanated from.

NNPC: Federal government responsible for fuel subsidy payment

Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, yesterday, disclosed that it was the Federal Government that is paying subsidy on petrol and not the corporation.

Speaker Dogara calls for new laws on agriculture, economy

The Speaker of House of Representatives, Mr Yakubu Dogara, has stressed the importance of enacting new legislation to aid the drive to modernise agriculture in the country.

Nigeria decries destabilising effects of illicit financial flows

Nigeria has called for strengthened global cooperation to combat the menace of illicit financial flows so as to stem the destabilising effects on the development of societies.

Ethiopia premier pledges to reform security sector and revisit repressive laws

The Ethiopian prime minister has pledged to reform the security and intelligence forces of the country, saying his government will focus on establishing a system of accountability within these sectors.

Bishop Kukah: Tragedy of religion affects our workings for humanity, nation’s unity

Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah of the Sokoto Catholic Diocese on Tuesday said Nigeria is under the challenges of religious tragedy which affects it effort at building hope for the development of humanity and promoting sincerity of purpose for citizens.

Vatican communications chief resigns amid ‘lettergate’ controversy

The Head of the Vatican’s Communications Department, Monsignor Vigano, resigned on Wednesday, after being accused of manipulating information in a papal letter.

China taking anti-corruption battle to public sector

China has resolved to take its harsh corruption policing tactics to the public sector in President Xi Jinping’s renewed crackdown.

Governor Okorocha calls for establishment of peace, religious affairs ministry

Members of the National Council of Heads of Service led by Mrs. Winifred Oyo-Ita, the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, have begun their conference in Owerri, Imo State capital, with Governor Rochas Okorocha calling for the establishment of Federal Ministry of Peace and Religious Affairs without delay.

Femi Otedola: Lagos’ll become Africa’s third largest economy

Billionaire businessman Femi Otedola has predicted that Lagos will become the third largest economy in Africa by the end of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode’s tenure.

2019: Femi Otedola endorses Governor Ambode for second term

A Nigerian billionaire, Chief Femi Otedola, on Sunday endorsed Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State for a second term in office.

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Flying Eagles

Senegal defeat Nigeria to win WAFU U-20 football tournament

The Flying Eagles on Sunday ended up as runners-up at the WAFU Under-20 Cup Tournament in Lome after a 0-2 loss to Senegal in the final match.
Lobi Stars face a difficult task to qualify for the group stage of the 2019 CAF Champions League after they fell 3-1 at Gor Mahia of Kenya today.

CAFCL: Gor Mahia thrash Lobi Stars 3-1 in Kenya

Nigeria’s Lobi Stars lost the first leg of the competition’s second preliminary game by 3-1 to Gor Mahia of Kenya at the Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani in Nairobi, Kenya on Sunday.
Nigeria Police

Police arrest notorious armed robbery syndicate, recover rifle, arms in Katsina

The Katsina Police Command has arrested a notorious syndicates of armed robbery suspects terrorising Funtua area of Katsina state and its environs.
Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives,

Yakubu Dogara: Atiku Abubakar has capacity to grow economy

Yakubu Dogara, Speaker of the House of Representatives, has called on Nigerians to liberate themselves from the shackles of the current leadership, which he said is characterised by failure to make things work, by voting for Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

FAAN: Nigerian airports record 10.9m passengers, 163,646 aircraft movements in nine months

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) says a total of 10.9 million passengers passed through Nigerian airports in 163,646 aircraft movements between January and September.