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Presidency explains Finance Act 2019

The presidency had made public the breakdown of Finance Bill, 2019, which was submitted to the National Assembly by President Muhammadu Buhari alongside the 2020 Appropriation Bill, and signed into law by the president on Jan. 13, 2020.
AFDB President Akinwumi Adesina.

AfDB reveals top priority as Akinwumi Adesina visits UK

The African Continental Free Trade Area (ACFTA) will top discussion as Dr Akinwumi Adesina, the President of African Development Bank (AfDB) is expected in London for the milestone investment summit.
Air plane

Weather forces airlines to delay, cancel flights

Severe harmattan is taking a huge toll on businesses around the country forcing domestic carriers to either delay or cancel flights on some routes.

Official: Federal government’s cash transfer beneficiaries hit 62, 000 in Kogi

The Head of Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) Unit in Kogi, Mrs Falilat Abdulrazaq, said 62, 160 beneficiaries had been captured in the state under the Federal Government’s CCT Household Uplifting Programme (HUP).
Boris Johnson said the pay boost was the biggest ever for low wage workers. PA

Boris Johnson: UK minimum wage to increase by four times in April

Britain’s minimum wage is to increase by more than four times the rate of UK inflation from next year, Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government announced Tuesday.
From left: Federal Controller of Works, Lagos, Mr Adedamola Kuti; Director of Highways Construction and Rehabilitation, Mr Oluyemi Oguntominiyi; Mr Devakumar Edwin of Dangote Group; Minister of Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola; and Alhaji Aliko Dangote, during the inspection of Apapa-Oshodi Road construction, in Lagos on Saturday (28/12/19).

Apapa-Oshodi-Ojota highway to be completed before end of 2020

Motorists will have to endure additional 12 months of nerve-breaking traffic on the Apapa-Oshodi-Oworonsoki-Ojota highway for the rehabilitation of the road to be completed, according to the Federal Government.
Along with Benin, Niger, which shares a 1,500-kilometre (900-mile) border with Nigeria, has been badly hit by the closure of Nigeria’s border.

Border closure: Businesses’ll continue to suffer – OPS

As the Federal Government says there is no terminal date for the reopening of the borders with its West African neighbours, the organised private sectors have said that exporters and businesses will continue to suffer.
Olufemi Gbajabiamila

Speaker Gbajabiamila says not elected to fight executive

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr Femi Gbajabiamila, says the 9th National Assembly is irrevocably committed to protecting the interests of the people through diligent discharge of its legislative duties.

Police ban fireworks in Kogi

The statement signed by the command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP William Aya, quoted Busari as saying that the ban on the use of firecrackers was due to the threat it posed to the security of lives and property.

Nkechi Ikpeazu charges mothers on children’s training

Abia State First Lady, Nkechi Ikpeazu, has urged mothers to ensure proper up-bringing of their wards, particularly the girl-child.
The Olowo of Owo Kingdom, Ondo State, Oba Ajibade Ogunoye, has apologised to the families that suffered losses in the community’s obaship crisis in 2000.

Ondo monarch apologises to victims of obaship crisis

The Olowo of Owo Kingdom, Ondo State, Oba Ajibade Ogunoye, has apologised to the families that suffered losses in the community’s obaship crisis in 2000.
People wait at the entrance hall, on the eve of the UN Climate Change Conference COP25 at the ‘IFEMA – Feria de Madrid’ exhibition centre, in Madrid, on December 1, 2019. – Spain’s Socialist government offered to host this year’s UN climate conference, known as COP25, from December 2 to December 13, 2019, after the event’s original host Chile withdrew last month due to deadly riots over economic inequality. Spanish authorities expect some 25,000 participants and 1,500 journalists from around the world to attend the two-week gathering in Madrid. (Photo by CRISTINA QUICLER / AFP)

COP25: Groups reject carbon markets as climate summit begins

As the 25th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) begins in Madrid the Spanish capital, civil society and grassroots groups have challenged Parties negotiating at the 11-day conference to heed the demands of climate-impacted people around the world to advance real and just solutions to address the climate crisis.
ALLEN ONYEMA

Chris Ekiyor: Allen Onyema is a victim of foreign conspiracy

Commissioner in Delta State, Dr Chris Ekiyor, Monday, said there was a powerful foreign conspiracy against the Chairman of Air Peace, Mr Allen Onyema, pleading that the Federal Government should protect him.
Pro-democracy protesters hold posters of US President Donald Trump during a Thanksgiving Day rally at Edinburgh Place on November 28, 2019 in Hong Kong, China. (Getty)

Hong Kong protesters say ‘thank you Donald Trump’

Police fired tear gas and pepper spray in Hong Kong on Sunday as thousands of protesters flooded into the streets after a rare lull in violence as residents chanted “revolution of our time” and “liberate Hong Kong”.
Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has assured private investors of a conducive business environment, emphasizing that his government is committed to ensuring the success of private investors in the State. He said this while receiving the Netherland’s Prime Minister, Mark Rutte who led a delegation of investors from his country to Nigeria, at the Presidential Wing of Murtala Muhammed Airport, Ikeja.

Governor Sanwo-Olu: We’ll improve business environment to make investment thrive in Lagos

Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has assured private investors of a conducive business environment, emphasizing that his government is committed to ensuring the success of private investors in the State.

Kano government kicks as court dissolves new emirates

A Kano State High Court presided over by Justice Usman Na’Abba, yesterday dissolved the four new emirates created by Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje in May, this year.

NEMA: Nigeria requires N3 trillion to combat disasters

About N3tn would be required to curb and respond to disasters across Nigeria by 2020, the National Emergency Management Agency announced on Friday.
The Director General of the International Labour Organization, ILO, Mr. Guy Ryder has commended Nigeria for the labour friendly disposition of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration.

President Buhari felicitates with Nigerian Tribune at 70

President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with the board, management and staff of the Nigerian Tribune Newspapers on its 70th anniversary.

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All Progressives Congress (APC) National Publicity Secretary, Lanre Issa-Onilu

APC: PDP’s style of politicking a threat to democracy

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has described as “worrisome, indecorous and contemptuous” actions and remarks by the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP, saying they are a threat to Nigeria’s nascent democracy.
Antonio Rudiger

Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger donates $101,000 for free education in Sierra Leone

Chelsea centre-back Antonio Rudiger has donated the sum of $101,000 to support free quality education in Sierra Leone.
Supreme Court of Nigeria

Supreme Court: Bauchi governor supporters storm Abuja

With the Supreme Court set to give verdict this afternoon (Monday) on the Election Appeal Petition on Bauchi State, supporters of the incumbent Governor Bala Mohammed of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have “invaded” the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) in large numbers in solidarity with their Number One citizen.

FIIRO workers shut out management staff over DG’s PhD

The protest action at the Federal Institute of Industrial Research Oshodi, Lagos, over the controversial doctorate certificate of the acting Director-General, Chima Igwe, continued on Monday, with the workers shutting out all management staff of the institute.
Chelsea Manager, Frank Lampard has confirmed that former Super Eagles forward Victor Moses will return to Stamford Bridge after the expiration of his loan deal at Fenerbahce.

Frank Lampard: Victor Moses will return to Chelsea

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has confirmed that former Super Eagles forward Victor Moses will return to Stamford Bridge after the expiration of his loan deal at Fenerbahce.