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A letter to customers by the Chinatown Management Department attached on the shutters of a closed shop in the Chinatown area in Windhoek, Namibia. The letter informs people that if the owner of the shop returns from abroad, the person must be quarantined for 14 days and the shop closed for that period. (Hildgard Titus/AFP)

Businesses in faraway Namibia feel coronavirus fear

Namibia should by rights feel little concern about the coronavirus outbreak given that the sparsely-populated desert country is 12 000km from China and without a single confirmed case
Donald Trump demanded the dismissal of Marie Yovanovitch, the ambassador to Ukraine and a key figure in the president’s impeachment trial, according to a video recording released to US media on Saturday.

It’s time Donald Trump stopped tweeting – attorney general

US President Donald Trump dismissed rare criticism from his attorney general Friday, tweeting that he has the “legal right” to intervene in criminal cases whenever he likes.
Abiola Ajimobi

Senator Ajimobi sues Governor Makinde, others over revocation of land

The immediate past Governor of Oyo State, Abiola Ajimobi, has sued his successor, Seyi Makinde, over the revocation of his landed property at Agodi Government Reservation Area (GRA), Ibadan.
Governor Seyi Makinde

Land use: Oyo revokes parcels of land in Agodi, Jericho GRA

The government of Oyo State has approved the revocation of some plots of land located within the Agodi Government Reservation Area (GRA) and Jericho axes of Ibadan, the state capital.

Save me from committing murder – man begs court

A 55-year-old businessman, Mr Chike Eze, on Monday prayed a Customary Court in Igando, Lagos to dissolve his marriage with wife, Racheal, “to save him from committing murder’’.
Kidnap Victim

Suspected kidnappers abduct Taraba businessman

Taraba State police command has said it has no knowledge of the alleged kidnapping of a businessman, Mr. Uche Obi in Jalingo, Taraba State capital.
Bishop David Oyedepo, founder of Faith Tabernacle in Ota, Ogun State and Living Faith Church Worldwide, otherwise known as Winners’ Chapel International, went ballistic on Thursday after he was denied visa by the US Embassy.

Bishop Oyedepo goes ballistic after US embassy denies visa

Bishop David Oyedepo, founder of Faith Tabernacle in Ota, Ogun State, and Living Faith Church Worldwide, otherwise known as Winners’ Chapel International, went ballistic on Thursday after he was denied visa by the US Embassy.
Senator Shehu Sani representing Kaduna Central in the National Assembly

Senator Shehu Sani released from EFCC custody

Senator Shehu Sani, a former member of the National Assembly, has been released by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission after perfecting his bail conditions.

Housewife, lover kick husband out of house

A businessman, Mr David Ishaku, on Wednesday prayed a Customary Court in Nyanya, Abuja to grant him divorce from his estranged wife, Lucia, and her lover kicked him out of his house after he caught them.

Female banker faces N42 million fraud charge

A former banker, Aghata Igwe, who allegedly obtained N42 million from a businessman under false pretences, on Monday appeared at an Igbosere Magistrates’ Court in Lagos.

Businessman arraigned for allegedly exporting 540g of cocaine to China

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) on Monday dragged a 38-years-old businessman, John Ezeobi, before a Federal High Court in Lagos, for exporting 540g of cocaine to China.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commissions has arraigned Senator Shehu Sani before a Federal High Court in Abuja.

Court grants former Kaduna senator N10 million bail

Senator Shehu Sani has been granted ten million naira (N10m) bail by a Federal High Court in Abuja.

Businessman sent to prison over alleged N42 million fraud

A 42-year old businessman, Joshua Alele Momodu has been ordered remanded at the Ikoyi Correctional Facility, Ikoyi, Lagos pending when he will be able to perfect the bail conditions granted him by an Igbosere Chief Magistrates’ Court for allegedly obtaining the sum of N42 million from the management of Adeeman Nigeria Limited under false preference.

Businessman docked for making noise at police station

A 37-year-old businessman, Lawrence Atikekeresola, on Friday appeared in an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court for allegedly making noise in a police station.
The Minister of Youths and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, on Friday in Abuja pledged to revamp the Principal’s Cup and Headmaster’s Cup competitions in the secondary and primary schools respectively.

Minister orders NFF to move to permanent site

Mr Sunday Dare, Minister of Youth and Sports Development, has urged the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to fast track the process of relocating to its new office complex.
Imo State governor Hope Uzodinma has promised to navigate the State into prosperity under his watch, in his maiden broadcast to the people of the state on Wednesday.

Prince Ogbonna: Imo sports need quality administrator

Seasoned football technocrat, Prince Eleazar Onyewuchi Ogbonna, has called on the new Imo State Governor Hope Uzodinma to assemble a formidable cabinet including a good sports administrator to steer the ship of governance of the state.
Juergen Schedema, the Log Yard Manager of the ICC, was discovered dead early Wednesday morning, January 22.

German businessman shot dead in Liberia

Details of the incident are unclear, however, a government statement gave his name as Juergen Schedema and local media reported that he worked as a manager in a logging firm in the West African state.
The Anti-Corruption Bureau said it had arrested Thomson Mpinganjira, owner of FDH Bank, following investigations into claims by Chief Justice Andrew Nyirenda that bribes had been offered to the five judges presiding over the case.

Top banker arrested in Malawi election bribery case

Malawi’s anti-graft body on Wednesday said it had arrested a prominent businessman over allegations he tried to bribe judges hearing a legal challenge to the re-election of President Peter Mutharika.

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Nigerian authorities have selected a consortium to set up an aviation leasing company as part of plans to overhaul the country’s aviation sector.

Nigeria picks Egypt Air consortium for aviation partnership

Nigerian authorities have selected a consortium to set up an aviation leasing company as part of plans to overhaul the country’s aviation sector.
Policemen wearing face masks warn drivers on the road between Codogno and Casalpusterlengo, which has been closed by the Italian government due to a coronavirus outbreak in northern Italy, February 23, 2020. REUTERS-Guglielmo Mangiapane.

Coronavirus: EU orders quarantine for staff who travelled to Northern Italy

EU institutions, on Tuesday, ordered staff who travelled to areas of Northern Italy hit by an outbreak of coronavirus to stay at home for two weeks.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila (APC-Lagos), has announced the demise of a former member of the house, Rep. Tony Okey. 5

Insecurity: House of Reps restates call for resignation of service chiefs

With the increasing spate of killings in the country, the House of Representatives has again passed a vote of no confidence on the Service Chiefs and National Security Adviser, calling for their immediate resignation.

Tax tribunal orders firm to pay N1.7 billion to FIRS

The Tax Appeal Tribunal, Lagos Zone, has ruled as lawful an assessment in additional tax liability of N1.738,481,875.33 issued to Prime Plastichem Nigeria Limited (PPNL) by the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) as the correct income tax which the PPNL should pay on its profit for doing business in Nigeria under the provisions of Transfer Pricing Regulation No1 2012.
William Troost-Ekong returned from injury to help Udinese claim a 0-0 draw against Hellas Verona in a Serie A game on Tuesday evening.

Udinese defender William Troost-Ekong risks suspension

Udinese defender William Troost-Ekong is just one yellow card away from a mandatory one-game suspension in the Italian Serie A.