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Bayelsa State Governor Senator Douye Diri has expressed the confidence that the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, candidates will be victorious in the Saturday senatorial Bye-elections in the state.

Bayelsa bye-elections holds amidst ballot box snatching, voter apathy

Saturday’s bye-elections in Bayelsa Central and West was characterised by snatching of ballot boxes and ballot papers in some parts of the two senatorial districts.
The former Governor of Bayelsa State, Henry Seriake Dickson, has cast his vote during the ongoing Senatorial bye-election in his country home of Toru-Orua, advising INEC and security agents to be professional.

Bayelsa by-election: Seriake Dickson votes in Toro-Orua

The candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and former Governor of Bayelsa State, Henry Seriake Dickson, has cast his vote during the ongoing Senatorial bye-election in his country home of Toru-Orua, advising INEC and security agents to be professional.
Prominent businessman and former presidential aspirant, Chief Harry Ayoade Akande, is dead. He was aged 77.

Prominent businessman Harry Akande passes on at 77

A statement issued by his son, Mr. Olumide Akande, on behalf of the family said he died in the early hours of Saturday following a brief illness.
Former Niger Delta militant leader, Chief Government Ekpemupolo alias “Tompolo” has protested against the continued siege on his firm, Mieka Dive Limited, five months after he was vindicated of corruption charges by a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos.

Tompolo protests EFCC continued siege on firm months after judgement

Former Niger Delta militant leader, Chief Government Ekpemupolo alias “Tompolo” has protested against the continued siege on his firm, Mieka Dive Limited, five months after he was vindicated of corruption charges by a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos.
Benin has set up an electricity production company, called Beninese Electricity Production Company (SBPE), to achieve its dream of energy autonomy, the Council of Ministers indicated on Friday in Cotonou.

Benin to set up electricity production company

Benin has set up an electricity production company, called Beninese Electricity Production Company (SBPE), to achieve its dream of energy autonomy, the Council of Ministers indicated on Friday in Cotonou.
At least 18 people have died after being trapped in a mine in China’s southwestern city of Chongqing, the official Xinhua news agency said on Saturday, the region’s second such accident in just over two months.

Several killed in coal mine accident in China’s Chongqing

At least 18 people have died after being trapped in a mine in China’s southwestern city of Chongqing, the official Xinhua news agency said on Saturday, the region’s second such accident in just over two months.
The logo of French oil and gas company Total is seen in a petrol station in Paris, France February 6, 2020. REUTERS-Gonzalo Fuentes-File Photo

Total rolls out reward to mark Africa’s customers week

According to the company, the celebration which will be observed between December 7 and 9, was one of its ways of showing appreciation to customers for being loyal and consistent to the brand.
President-elect Joe Biden’s incoming COVID czar, Jeffrey Zients, is facing new scrutiny over his corporate ties — particularly a two-year stint on Facebook’s board of directors.

Joe Biden coronavirus appointee has cut ties with Facebook – transition team

President-elect Joe Biden’s incoming COVID czar, Jeffrey Zients, is facing new scrutiny over his corporate ties — particularly a two-year stint on Facebook’s board of directors. But the Biden transition team confirmed that Zients liquidated his Facebook stock earlier this year and will retain no equity when he officially begins his White House role.
Nigeria Export Processing Zones Authority (NEPZA)

NEPZA to commence new free zone registration system next month

The Nigeria Export Processing Zones Authority (NEPZA), the agency responsible for promoting and facilitating local and international investments into licensed free export processing zones (EPZ), says it will introduce a new system for free zone registration from January 1, 2021.

Arik Air lays off 300 workers over redundancy

In a statement on Friday, the airline said the pandemic has limited its ability to complete maintenance needed to return its planes to operations, reduced revenue amid rising costs.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) said it does not want bail for a former Chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina, because he might escape.

Abdulrasheed Maina acquired $2 million property in Abuja, others in Dubai, US – witness

The trial of Abdulrasheed Maina, former chairman of the defunct Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT) continued on Thursday at the Federal High Court, Abuja presided over by Justice Okong Abang.
The Federal High Court in Abuja, on Thursday, admitted 18 sets of exhibits the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, tendered in evidence against the former Chairman of the defunct Pension Reform Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina.

Money laundering: Court admits 18 exhibits in evidence against Abdulrasheed Maina

The Federal High Court in Abuja, on Thursday, admitted 18 sets of exhibits the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, tendered in evidence against the former Chairman of the defunct Pension Reform Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina, who is facing a 12-count money laundering charge.
This was contained in a statement signed by Buhari’s Senior Special Assistant (SSA), Mallam Garba Shehu.

Presidency: Senator Amosun didn’t transfer N12.5 million Ogun money to President Buhari

The Presidency has denied media reports that former governor of Ogun State, Ibikunle Amosun, transferred N12.5 million from the state government account to the President Muhammadu Buhari, when he was still the governor.
FILE PHOTO: Anthony Fauci, MD, Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, testifies during a U.S. Senate Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee Hearing to examine COVID-19, focusing on an update on the federal response at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., U.S., September 23, 2020. Graeme Jennings/Pool via REUTERS

U.S. coronavirus expert criticises UK over swift approval of Pfizer vaccine

Anthony Fauci, the U.S. infectious diseases expert, criticised UK regulators on Thursday for the swift approval of the Pfizer vaccine against COVID-19, a day after that approval was announced in London.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) said it does not want bail for a former Chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina, because he might escape.

Money laundering: Court admits 18 exhibits into evidence against Abdulrasheed Maina

The Federal High Court in Abuja, on Thursday, admitted 18 sets of exhibits the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, tendered in evidence against the former Chairman of the defunct Pension Reform Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina, who is facing a 12-count money laundering charge.
Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice on his return to the Juventus side as the Old Lady beat Spezia 4-1 on Sunday.

Cristiano Ronaldo wins 2020 Golden Foot Award

Now, the 35-year-old is adding another gong to the honour rolls once again. Ronaldo has been awarded the Golden Foot award for 2020. He achieved this honour by beating out stiff competition from the likes Barcelona’s Lionel Messi, Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski, Juve’s Giorgio Chiellini, PSG’s Neymar, Real Madrid’s Sergio Ramos, Man City’s Sergio Aguero, Barcelona’s Gerard Pique, Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah and Inter Milan’s Arturo Vidal.
The Senate has described as “erroneous” report that it approved fresh loan of N850 billion at the plenary on Tuesday.

Finance Bill scales second reading in Senate

The Finance Bill 2020, proposed by President Muhammadu Buhari, scaled the first and second reading on Wednesday in the Senate.

Firm drags SAN to LPPC, NBA over ‘misrepresentation’

A firm, Nacenn Nigeria Limited, has filed a petition against Prof. Yemi Akinseye-George, SAN, before the Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN/Chairman of the Legal Practitioners Privileges Committee, LPPC, and the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA.

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Bayelsa State Governor Senator Douye Diri has expressed the confidence that the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, candidates will be victorious in the Saturday senatorial Bye-elections in the state.

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Bayelsa State Governor, Douye Diri, on Saturday, says he is confident that his party’s candidates in the state’s senatorial bye-elections will win the two seats.
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Mr Babatunde Gbadamosi, Lagos State governorship candidate of the Action Democratic Party (ADP) says it is obvious the people of Osun voted massively for Sen. Ademola Adeleke in the 2018 governorship poll.

Lagos bye-election: Babatunde Gbadamosi’s rigging claims laughable – APC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has described as laughable the claims by Babatunde Gbadamosi, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that Saturday’s bye election for Lagos East senatorial district was rigged in favour of Tokunbo Abiru.