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Central bank to defend reserves against UK $9 billion court ruling

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Monday it will strive to protect the country’s currency reserves after a British court ruling granted a small natural gas firm the right to seize $9 billion in assets from the Federal Government.

23 megawatts power plant, dream fulfilled – Cross River governor

Dream of making Calabar, the capital of Cross River State, the first city in the country to enjoy 24-hour uninterrupted power supply edged closer to reality, at the weekend, as the 23 megawatts power plant built by Governor Ben Ayade began to evacuate power to the city.
Kola Ologbondiyan

PDP reacts Cross River REC’s resignation to join partisan politics

Following the resignation of Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Cross River, Mr Frankland Briyai, to join partisan politics, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called for a clean up of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Enyimba striker Abdulrahman Bashir has fully recovered from the knee injury which ruled him out of the Caf Champions League first leg preliminary round tie away to Rahimo.

Enyimba striker Abdulrahman Bashir returns for Caf Champions League tie

Enyimba striker Abdulrahman Bashir has fully recovered from the knee injury which ruled him out of the Caf Champions League first leg preliminary round tie away to Rahimo.
The Executive Director, Kwara Primary Health Care Development Agency, Alhaji Usman Ndanusa, has confirmed that cerebrospinal meningitis has claimed eight lives in Borgu Local Government Area of the state.

Meningitis: 26.7 million kids at risk in Nigeria – agency

About 26.7million Nigerian children between one and seven years of age are currently facing the risk of contracting meningitis, the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) warned on Friday.

UK judge to allow firm to try to seize $9 billion in Nigerian assets...

A judge in London said on Friday he would grant a firm called Process and Industrial Developments Ltd (P&ID) the right to seek to seize some $9 billion in assets from the Nigerian government over an aborted gas project.
EDITORS NOTE: Graphic content / A picture taken on April 8, 2019 shows shipping containers sitting at the Apapa Port Complex in Lagos, Nigeria's economy hub. - The Nigerian port is congested with hundreds of ships, idly queueing for days to offload containers with goods. Lagos port congestion is affecting port operations and creating a severe backlog at ports, causing carriers’ containers to be held in port for extra days, as well as creating several miles of truck traffic at roads that links to port gates. (Photo by PIUS UTOMI EKPEI / AFP)

Reps summon NNPC, DSS, Customs, CBN chiefs over ports

The House of Representatives on Thursday summoned the Group Managing Director, Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mele Kolo Kyari, Director-General, Department of the State Security Service (DSS), Yusuf Bichi, the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele, and the Comptroller-General, Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Col Ali Hameed (rtd).

Man threatens suicide over father’s N13 million gratuity in Cross River

A 26-year-old man, Mr. Joseph Odey, yesterday, threatened to take his life if Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River failed to offset his father’s gratuity without further delay.

Cross River seeks six months maternity leave for nursing mothers

The Cross River State Primary Healthcare and Development Agency says it wants to increase maternity leave for working nursing mothers from three months to six months
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has approved the appointment of Olarewaju Lasisi as his senior special adviser on media and public affairs. 1

Lagos ports have reached breaking points – Reps speaker

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, Thursday described the two Lagos Port Complexes of Apapa and TinCan Island as “overwhelmed and attained breaking points.”

Cross River sets up task force to recover N700 million debt from coco farmers

The Cross River State government has set up a task force to recover over N700m owed by cocoa farmers in the last four years.

Group expresses confidence in Cross River election tribunal

A group known as the Conference for Good Governance and Justice in Cross River State has expressed confidence in the National Assembly Election Petition Tribunal in the state to ensure justice is administered in the petitions before it.
The Resident Electoral Commissioner, REC, of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, in Cross River state, Dr. Frankland Briyai, has resigned his appointment to contest the Nov 16 gubernatorial election in Bayelsa state.

Pro-democracy group faults sacking of Cross River REC, says it’s unconstitutional

A pro-democracy group, National Coalition for Progressive Change, has lashed out at Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), for sacking the Cross River State Resident Electoral Commissioner, REC, Dr. Frankland Briyai, over non-compliance with code of conduct.

Femi Falana files motion to quash order for Omoyele Sowore’s detention

Human Rights Activist and Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN, Mr. Femi Falana, on Friday, filed a motion to challenge the legality of the order of the Federal High Court in Abuja that gave the Department of State Service, DSS, permission to detain the convener of the RevolutionNow protest, Omoyele Sowore, for 45 days.
Lagos lawyer and human rights activist, Femi Falana

#RevolutionNow: 90-day detention must be challenged – Femi Falana

Is it constitutional for a judge to order the detention of a citizen for 90 days as provided under the Terrorism Prevention Act? Activist-lawyer Femi Falana SAN said yesterday that it is time to find out.
The Resident Electoral Commissioner, REC, of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, in Cross River state, Dr. Frankland Briyai, has resigned his appointment to contest the Nov 16 gubernatorial election in Bayelsa state.

Cross River REC resigns, joins Bayelsa governorship race

The Resident Electoral Commissioner, REC, of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, in Cross River state, Dr. Frankland Briyai, has resigned his appointment to contest the Nov 16 gubernatorial election in Bayelsa state.
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UNICEF: Nigeria ranks second in open defecation

Nigeria has been ranked second among countries practicing open defecation globally, says the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF).

Cross River university graduate shot dead in cult clash

A clash between two rival cult groups in Calabar has left a Cross River University of Technology (CRUTECH) graduate dead.

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FIBA World Cup: D’Tigers departs for China on loan

The Men’s senior National Basketball Team will tonight leave for China for the final phase of their 2019 FIBA World Cup preparations.
The Federal High Court Abuja, on Monday, refused to grant a request stopping President Muhammadu Buhari from inaugurating the 43 ministerial nominees over the exclusion of an FCT indigene from the cabinet list.

Pass all requests for meetings with me through Abba Kyari – President Buhari tells ministers

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday told incoming ministers that all requests for meetings with him should pass through his chief of staff, Abba Kyari.
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COAS: Nigerian Army ready to enhance local capacity in logistics provision

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, has expressed the readiness of Nigerian Army to enhance local capacity in providing logistics for its operations.
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#RevolutionNow: Court refuses to release Omoyele Sowore

A Federal High Court in Lagos has declined to order the release of SaharaReporters publisher, Omoyele Sowore, and other persons in connection with the August 5, #RevolutionNow protest.