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Telecom industry calls for Europe-wide network testing to avoid banning vendors such as Huawei

The telecoms industry has called on European governments to join mobile operators in establishing a testing regime to protect network security without having to resort to the disruptive step of excluding vendors from the market.
Christine Lagarde

Low participation of women in finance sector is unfair – IMF chief

The lack of women in finance is unfair to women and bad for banks, International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde has said.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on November 8, 2017, US President Donald Trump, and Chinese President Xi Jinping pose at the Forbidden City in Beijing. - Trump on November 1, 2018, said he'd just had "very good" talks with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping on the growing trade conflict between the two economic giants. "Just had a long and very good conversation with President Xi Jinping of China. We talked about many subjects, with a heavy emphasis on Trade," Trump tweeted. (Photo by Jim WATSON / AFP)

US, China in fiery APEC clash on trade, influence

China and the US exchanged heated barbs Saturday ahead of a APEC summit, duelling over protectionism, trade tariffs and "chequebook diplomacy" as they laid out sharply contrasting visions for the Pacific Rim region.China and the US exchanged heated barbs Saturday ahead of a APEC summit, duelling over protectionism, trade tariffs and "chequebook diplomacy" as they laid out sharply contrasting visions for the Pacific Rim region.

Boss Mustapha warns board chairman not to interfere with parastatal agencies administration

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, has warned chairmen of boards of parastatal agencies not to interfere in the administration of the companies.
Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Boss Mustapha

Boss Mustapha: Boards have no power to suspend or fire chief executive of parastatals

No governing board of a Federal agency or parastatal has the power to remove the Chief Executive appointed by the President, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Boss Mustapha, declared today.
Former Nigeria's President Olusegun Obasanjo

Olusegun Obasanjo, Jeffrey Sachs propose African education fund

Former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo and development economist, Jeffrey Sacks, Saturday called for the establishment of an African fund for education as they delivered the second Babacar Ndiaye Lecture in Bali, Indonesia.
Amy Jadesimi

LADOL’s Amy Jadesimi supports IMO on decarbonisation at sea

The Managing Director of Lagos Deep Offshore Logistic (LADOL) Base, Dr. Amy Jadesimi, has reiterated her support to the International Maritime Organization (IMO) vision to phase out Green House Gas (GHG) emissions as soon as possible.

Alibaba co-founder Jack Ma retiring at 54

Alibaba co-founder and chairman Jack Ma plans to retire from the Chinese e-commerce giant on Monday to devote his time to philanthropy focused on education.
Google

Europe’s news agencies blast Google, Facebook for ‘plundering’ content

Europe’s biggest news agencies accused Google and Facebook of “plundering” news for free on Tuesday in a joint statement that called on the internet giants to share more of their revenues with the media.
Hockey

Official: Recycling of players, major setback to sports development in Nigeria

Fatai Atanda, Technical Committee member of the Nigeria Hockey Federation (NHF), has said that the recycling of players had posed a major setback to the development of sports in the country.

Governor Obaseki approves training for 5000 teachers on use of digital teaching device, others

The Governor of Edo State, Mr Godwin Obaseki, has approved the commencement of training for 5000 school teachers on the use of digital technology in teaching, as part of the ongoing reforms in the state’s education sector.
Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Boss Mustapha

SGF Mustapha calls for synergy among public officials

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, has called for a synergy between the newly inaugurated governing board members of federal parastatals and their Chief Executives, to reduce frictions in public offices.
3 President Buhari meets with Nigerian Embassy Staff in the Netherlands shortly before departing for Abuja, 18th July 2018

Buhari meets Nigerian embassy staff, concludes Netherland visit

President Muhammadu Buhari Wednesday concluded his visit to the Netherlands, meeting with Nigerian Embassy staff, before departing for home.
NHIS boss Prof Yusuf Usman at TUC National secretariat Lagos

Usman Yusuf: We can’t trace NHIS’s ‘invested’ N720 billion yet

Till date, the management of the National Health Insurance Scheme has not been able to trace the N720 billion that had been allegedly invested by the scheme in the last 12 years.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday left Abuja for Netherlands to participate in activities commemorating the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC) at The Hague.

President Buhari departs Abuja for Netherlands, to address ICC

President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday left Abuja for Netherlands to participate in activities commemorating the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC) at The Hague.

President Buhari to visit Netherlands on Sunday

President Muhammadu Buhari will visit the Netherlands on Sunday to participate in activities to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, at The Hague.

SGF urges agencies to comply with procurement plans

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr. Boss Mustapha, on Saturday directed parastatals and agencies to comply with the Federal Government circulars on procurement plans and records.

2018 Budget: Federal government holds retreat with CEOs, MDAs accounting officers

In order to ensure effective implementation of the 2018 budget and address all identified inadequacies or deficiencies in the 2017 edition, the Federal Government will, on Saturday, hold a mandatory retreat with Accounting officers and Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) from all Ministries, Departments and Agencies(MDAs).

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Rwanda seizes skin bleaching products worth $46,000

Rwandan authorities have seized skin bleaching products and other illegal products worth $46,000 in a joint operation conducted in different parts of the country, the Rwanda Investigation Bureau said on Friday.

Election: INEC concludes distribution of sensitive materials in Kogi

The Independent National Electoral Commission office in Lokoja, Kogi State, says it has concluded the distribution of sensitive materials for the Presidential and National Assembly elections to all the 21 local government areas of the state.

FIRS lifts restrictions on bank accounts of alleged tax defaulters

The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) has written to banks, directing them to lift the lien on tax defaulters’ bank accounts for 30 days.
Luigi Ventura

France probes sexual assault claim against Vatican envoy

French prosecutors said Friday they were investigating a sexual assault complaint made against the Vatican’s envoy to Paris in more unwelcome news for the Catholic church as it looks to turn the page on years of scandal.
[FILE] Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivers a speech before lighting a stylised-menorah during the start of Hanukkah, the Jewish festival of lights, in Ramat Gan in the suburbs of the Mediterranean coastal city of Tel Aviv on December 2, 2018. – Israeli police on December 2 recommended indicting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara for bribery and other offences, the third such move against the premier in recent months. Netanyahu immediately rejected the accusations, but the three cases against him have led to speculation that they could eventually force the long-serving prime minister to step down. (Photo by Jack GUEZ / AFP)

Israel denies Netanyahu’s Holocaust comment in Poland

Israel has denied reports that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu implicated Poles in the Holocaust during World War II, in an incident that threatened to spark another major spat between the two countries.