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Sam Amadi: Nigeria’s power sector designed to fail

Former chairman of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), Professor Sam Amadi, has said that the nation’s power sector was ab initio designed to fail, “because the government had failed to corporatise and commercialise the sector before privatising.”

Bank chiefs to go tougher on bad debtors

The Committee of Banks’ Chief Executive Officers in Nigeria has said that there is an urgent need for all banks to cooperate and collaborate to identify and go tougher on chronic debt defaulters.
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has revealed how his team beat Liverpool to the Premier League title, according to report in BBC.

Pep Guardiola: I have full confidence in Manchester City over FFP affair

Pep Guardiola insisted on Thursday that he has complete confidence in his bosses at Manchester City ahead of UEFA’s ruling on their participation in the Champions League, as his side prepares for this weekend’s FA Cup final against Watford.

Ghana to celebrate ECOWAS Brown Card Day

The Ghana National Bureau has resolved to celebrate the “ECOWAS Brown Card Day’’, an insurance scheme protocol signed on 29th May, 1982 in Cotonou.

Fraud: DSS warns heads of government agencies, appointment seekers

The Department of State Services (DSS) has alerted heads of government agencies of a new pattern of fraud to which they may fall prey, especially during the transition period to President Muhammadu Buhari’s second term.
Ahmed Mansur

Nigeria’s business environment challenging – survey

The Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) has said the Composite Manufacturers’ CEO’s Confidence (MCCI) index for the first quarter of 2019 stood at 51.3 per cent.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed has assured the international community that President Muhammadu Buhari’s new administration will be more determined in the fight against corruption.

Lai Mohammed condoles with Hezekiah Oyedepo over wife’s death

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, on Friday condoled with Dr Hezekiah Oyedepo over the death of his wife and General Manager of the National Theatre, Dr Stella Oyedepo.

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.

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.

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.

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Recruitment: Police to prosecute applicants with forged credentials

The Police Service Commission (PSC) says it will disqualify and handover applicants seeking employment into Nigerian Police Force with forged or fake credentials to the police for investigation and prosecution.
Juan Miranda

Juventus preparing €10 million bid for Barcelona left-back Juan Miranda

Juventus are preparing a bid in the region of €10 million (£9m/$11m) for young Barcelona left-back Juan Miranda.
TREVISO, ITALY - JUNE 11- Former NBA coach David Blatt attends the Adidas Eurocamp Day Two at La Ghirada sports center on June 11, 2016 in Treviso, Italy. (Photo by Roberto Serra-Iguana Press-Getty Images for Adidas)

Basketball coach David Blatt reveals multiple sclerosis battle

Olympiakos basketball coach David Blatt revealed on Monday that he had been diagnosed with primary progressive multiple sclerosis (PPMS).

Presidency: Babatunde Fowler not under probe

The Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service, Babatunde Fowler, is not under any investigation, the Nigerian presidency said ‘categorically’ today, denying the imputations spurred by a query issued by Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang believed Arsenal’s aim in the 2019-20 season will be to qualify for the Uefa Champion League and challenge for the Premier League title.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang sets Arsenal target for 2019-20 season

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang believed Arsenal’s aim in the 2019-20 season will be to qualify for the Uefa Champion League and challenge for the Premier League title.