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Minister: Enugu airport ready before Christmas

The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, has said that the Akanu Ibiam Airport, Enugu, will be opened for local and international commercial flights before Christmas.

Xenophobia: Don wants Nigeria to change focus of foreign policy

Prof. Abdullahi Ashafa, the Deputy Vice Chancellor Academics, Kaduna State University (KASU) on Wednesday urged the Federal Government to shift its foreign Policy from African centered to citizens centered.

Mohammed Adoke chronicles years in public service

The Goodluck Ebele Jonathan Administration in Nigeria (2010 – 2015) has generated quite a number of post-tenure publications which significantly, in varying degrees of articulation, veracity and delivery shed light on key developments during that momentous phase in Nigerian politics.
England's Kieran Trippier. Reuters

Kieran Trippier opens up on why he left Tottenham for Atlético Madrid

Kieran Trippier believes Tottenham will regret selling him and has revealed chairman Daniel Levy gave him the cold shoulder prior to his move to Atlético Madrid.
John Obi Mikel partner and mother of his twin daughters Olga Diyachenko has threatened to dump former Super Eagles captain over transfer move to Turkish giant Trabzonspor this summer.

Mikel Obi’s partner threatens to dump ex-Super Eagles skipper

John Obi Mikel partner and mother of his twin daughters Olga Diyachenko has threatened to dump former Super Eagles captain over transfer move to Turkish giant Trabzonspor this summer.
The President of the Senate, Dr Ahmad Lawan has described insinuations that he is a rubber stamp to the Executive as “sentimental and laughable”.

Senate to pass 2020 budget before Christmas

The Senate President Ahmad Lawan on Friday in Katsina assured Nigerians that the 2020 national budget will be passed before this year’s Christmas
The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan has said that, with the recent constitution of the relevant parliamentary committees, the ninth National Assembly is now more prepared and ready to work for Nigerians. 2

Senate president urges Nigerians not to compromise unity

With a promise that the Ninth Senate will work for the nation’s progress, Senate President Ahmad Lawan on Thursday cautioned Nigerians against compromising unity.
The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan has said that, with the recent constitution of the relevant parliamentary committees, the ninth National Assembly is now more prepared and ready to work for Nigerians. 2

National Assembly ready to work for Nigerians – Senate president

The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has said that, with the recent constitution of the relevant parliamentary committees, the ninth National Assembly is now more prepared and ready to work for Nigerians.
Tim Rycroft

Britain’ll face food shortages in a no-deal Brexit – trade body

A disorderly no-deal Brexit would disrupt some food supplies for weeks or months if delays at ports leave fresh produce rotting in lorries, the industry’s trade body warned on Wednesday.=
Senate President Ahmed Lawan

Senate seeks return of budget cycle to January/December

The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, said on Tuesday that the desire of the ninth Senate and indeed the National Assembly is to have the budget cycle return to January to December.
Manchester United’s pre-season preparations took a hit on Thursday as centre-back Eric Bailly was stretchered from the field during a friendly against Tottenham.

Manchester United to start season without Eric Bailly after knee operation

Manchester United defender Eric Bailly will be out until the end of the year after suffering a knee injury, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said on Tuesday.

Nigerians spent N3 billion in cinemas for first half of 2019

Nigerians spent nearly 3, 124, 026, 959 billion Naira to watch box office movies at Nigerian cinemas between January and June.
Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has urged secular musicians who protested to the General Overseer of Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, to direct their future protests to the government.

Pastor Adeboye: How I broke cycle of poverty in my family

Pastor Enoch Adeboye, General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), cannot be found sharing God’s glory for his greatness. He dreads it.
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Facebook slammed with $5 billion fine over privacy breaches

Facebook Inc has been slammed with a hefty $5billion fine by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission following its investigation into the social media company’s handling of user data, multiple sources familiar with the situation said.
Senate President Ahmad Lawan presiding over the second plenary of the 9th Senate having been inaugurated on Tuesday, the 11th Of June, 20198

Senate president: My take home salary is N750,000

President of the Senate, Senator Ahmad Lawan, yesterday picked holes on insinuations that Senators and members of House of Representatives are paid jumbo salaries, saying that it was far from the truth.
Senate President Ahmad Lawan presiding over the second plenary of the 9th Senate having been inaugurated on Tuesday, the 11th Of June, 20197

Senate President: No jumbo salary for National Assembly members

The President of the Senate, Dr. Ahmad Lawan, has said that there was nothing like jumbo salary for National Assembly members as being speculated in some quarters.
Senate President Ahmad Lawan presiding over the second plenary of the 9th Senate having been inaugurated on Tuesday, the 11th Of June, 20197

Senate President Lawan: Ninth National Assembly poised to cover lost grounds for President Buhari’s...

Senate President Ahmed Lawan has said the 9th National Assembly under his leadership is poised to cover lost grounds created by his predecessor, Senator Bukola Saraki.
Senate President Ahmad Lawan presiding over the second plenary of the 9th Senate having been inaugurated on Tuesday, the 11th Of June, 20197

Senate President Lawan: MDAs have only one month to defend budget henceforth

President of the Senate of Nigeria, Ahmed Lawan, has said henceforth, heads of ministries, department and agencies will only have a one-month window to defend their budget, otherwise, the National Assembly would go ahead to work on such a budget appropriately.

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Reps: 1,723 contractors received N70 billion without mobilising to site

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Gary Neville brands Paul Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola a ‘disgrace’

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