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The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, on Sunday in Kano said the country is witnessing unprecedented economic setback under the All Progressive Congress (APC) government.

Kano PDP rally: Atiku Abubakar pledges priority attention to agriculture, commerce

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, has promised to give priority attention to agriculture and commerce, if elected President.

Opeyemi Bamidele: Governor Fayemi’s tribunal victory will consolidate gains of democracy

Opeyemi Bamidele, former Lagos State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, has described the victory of Governor Kayode Fayemi at the Election Petition Tribunal as a boost to the development of the state.
Huawei

US charges Huawei with tech theft, sanctions busting

The US Justice Department on Monday unveiled sweeping charges against Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei in two cases likely to ratchet up tensions between the two superpowers — including that of a top executive arrested in Canada on a US warrant.
Aliyu Modibbo

Former FCT minister joins Oxford University Academic faculty

A former minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Aliyu Modibbo, has joined St Antony College, University of Oxford, as a senior academic visitor.
Nancy Pelosi

US House of Reps Democrats test Republicans on Donald Trump’s wall

As a partial U.S. government shutdown neared the three-week mark, Democrats on Wednesday were set to test Republicans’ resolve in backing President Donald Trump’s drive to build a wall on the border with Mexico.
Guy Bertrand Mapangou

Gabon arrests four military officers after coup attempt

Government spokesman Guy-Bertrand Mapangou told Reuters that four of the five officers who had taken over the state radio in the capital Libreville were arrested.

Globacom urges unity among Nigerians in 2019

Globacom, the national telecommunication operator, in its goodwill message in Lagos on Monday, has called for unity among Nigerians irrespective of tribe, religion or political leaning, charging citizens to work together to achieve peace in 2019, especially as the year opens with a crucial general elections.

PDP seeks immortalisation of former president Shehu Shagari

Prince Uche Secondus, the National Chairman, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says Nigeria has lost one of its most compassionate and humane leaders in the late former President, Alhaji Shehu Shagari.
Gboyega Oyetola

Gboyega Oyetola presents N152.7 billion budget for 2019 fiscal year

Osun State governor, Mr Gboyega Oyetola, on Thursday presented a budget estimate of N152, 756, 088, 830.00 for 2019 fiscal year.

UNILAG introduces more entrepreneurship programmes for students

The University of Lagos on Saturday said that its students were on course in changing the narrative of university education in the country through its various entrepreneurship programmes.

Adebayo Shittu launches five mobile radio frequency monitoring equipment

The Minister of Communications, Dr Adebayo Shittu, on Friday in Abuja, launched five mobile radio frequency monitoring equipment and national spectrum management system for effective monitoring of frequency bands used to provide radio communication services in the country.
Babatunde Ositelu

Babatunde Ositelu: I’ll scrap EFCC, ICPC, if elected president

The Presidential candidate of Accord Party, Mr. Babatunde Ositelu, Saturday disclosed that he would scrap the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC) if elected in the presidential election scheduled to February 16.

NCC seeks minors’ protection online

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has rolled out fresh measures to protect minors and under-aged on the Internet. To that end, an Internet industry code of practice has been drafted to guide Internet Service Providers on the protection of rights of Internet users in the country.

Rochas Okorocha: Hope Uzodimma can’t win election in Imo

Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo state, yesterday said that Senator Hope Uzodimma, who is the state governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has no capacity to win election in Imo.
Britain's Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt arrives to attend a meeting of the cabinet at 10 Downing Street in London, on October 29, 2018, ahead of the presentation of the government's annual budget to Parliament. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS - AFP)

Britain seeks to soothe Brexit tensions with France

Britain's foreign minister will seek to ease tensions with France caused by Brexit on Thursday with a speech that will pay tribute to the "bonds of friendship and commerce" between the countries, his office said.
Julie Payette

Canadian governor-general commends NASRDA, tasks space ambassadors

The Canadian Governor-General, Ms. Julie Payette, has commended the Nigeria Space Research Development Agency (NASRDA) for sustaining the country’s space programme.
Ali Ahmed Al Kuwari

Qatar appoints QNB boss Al-Kuwari minister in cabinet reshuffle

Qatar appointed the heads of its biggest bank and state-run oil firm to two key ministerial posts in a cabinet reshuffle on Sunday which comes amid a protracted dispute with Arab states.

Abdulfatah Ahmed receives remains of General David Bamigboye

The final burial rites for the first governor of Kwara State, Brigadier-General David Bamigboye (rtd) began yesterday with the arrival, in Ilorin, the state capital, of the late military officer’s remains.

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday has said that he is suffering from cold.

President Buhari honours Customs officer who rejected N150 million bride

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has presented Integrity awards to two public servants, Bashir Abubakar and Mrs Josephine Ugwu of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, for exhibiting Integrity in the performance of their official duties.
The police have moved Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west, to the federal special anti-robbery squad (FSARS) office in Guzape district, Abuja.

Senator Melaye‘s trial: Court slams N100, 000 fine on prosecution

An FCT High Court Maitama on Tuesday ordered the prosecution to pay N100, 000 for stalling trial of the Sen. Dino Malaye in alleged falsehood filed against him.
Bringing Neymar back to Catalunya from Paris Saint Germain will always be an option for Barcelona, according to Eric Abidal.

Neymar refuses to pens new massive new deal at PSG for one reason

The Brazilian was heavily linked with a move back to Barcelona throughout the summer transfer window as he desperately tried to leave the French capital.
Lobi Stars forward Sikiru Alimi said he’s likely to remain with the Club for the upcoming Nigeria professional football league season.

Sikiru Alimi happy to grab away win against Kano Pillars

Lobi Stars’ forward Sikiru Alimi is excited with his side 1-0 away win against Kano Pillars in one of the match-day three NPFL fixtures played on Sunday.
The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) says it has over 700,000 National e-ID cards yet to be collected by Nigerians from its offices nationwide.

Court bars 22 banks from honouring National ID smart cards produced by MasterCard

A Federal High Court in Lagos has granted an interim order restraining 22 banks from honouring any MasterCard transaction bearing the logo of the National Identity Card Management Commission (NIMC).