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Lafarge ex-CEO quizzed over financing jihadists in Syria

Former Lafarge CEO Bruno Lafont was questioned on Wednesday over allegations that the French cement-maker indirectly financed jihadists in Syria, sources close to the case said.

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Former Nigerian vice-President Atiku Abubakar (R) is congratulated by runners-up Sokoto State Governor Aminu Tambuwal (L) and Senate President Bukola Saraki (C) after winning the presidential ticket of the opposition People's Democratic Party (PDP) during the party's national convention in Port Harcourt, Rivers State on October 7, 2018. Nigeria's main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has picked Abubakar to challenge President Muhammadu Buhari who is seeking a second term in presidential polls scheduled for February 2019. PIUS UTOMI EKPEI / AFP

Group accuses Atiku Abubakar of tax evasion, asks FIRS to release his record

The Committee for the Protection of Peoples Mandate (CPPM), an activist group, has demanded that the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) produce tax receipts belonging to Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Lai Mohammed, minister of information, says Senate President Bukola Saraki slowed down the progress of the All Progressives Congress (APC)

Court throws out contempt application against Lai Mohammed

Justice Mohammed Aikawa of a Federal High Court, Lagos, on Friday dismissed a contempt application filed by a former Minister of State for Finance, Nenadi Usman, against Minister of Information Lai Mohammed over inclusion of her name in the ‘looters’ list.
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World Bank grants Tanzania $300 million to support education sector

The World Bank on Friday said that it had granted $300 million to Tanzania to support its education sector, a statement from the country’s Directorate of Presidential Communication said.
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CP seeks support of journalists to reduce crimes in Plateau

The Commissioner of Police in Plateau, Mr Austin Agbonlahor, on Friday, has sought the cooperation of journalists to reduce criminal activities to the barest minimum in the state.
US President Donald Trump speaks to the press before boarding Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland on October 27, 2018. (Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM - AFP)

Donald Trump says he finished his written answers in Russia probe

President Donald Trump on Friday said he had "very easily" completed his written answers for Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 US election, but had not yet submitted them to Mueller's office.