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NGX records N419 billion growth in April

The market capitalisation of the Nigerian Stock (NGX) recorded a growth of N419 billion in April due to impressive first quarter results declared by some companies.
Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)

NNPC, Tecnimont sign contract for Port Harcourt refinery rehabilitation

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, on Tuesday signed the $1.5 billion contract with Italian firm, Tecnimont SpA for the complete rehabilitation of the Port Harcourt Refinery.
Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Pantami

Nigerian government extends NIN-SIM linkage deadline by four weeks

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim (Pantami), made the disclosure during a meeting of the Ministerial Taskforce on NIN-SIM linkage, which held on Thursday, April 1, 2021.
The Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company Plc (IBEDC) said it has begun the implementation of the revised service-based reflective tariff as approved by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC).

Easter: IBEDC assures customers of hitch-free services

The Management of Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC) Plc has assured customers across its network of its commitment to ensure quality services during the Easter break.

IBEDC upgrades electronic billing platform, introduces bills on demand scheme

The Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC) Plc, says it has introduced another initiative to its electronic billing platform, which will enable customers to demand for their bills promptly and conveniently through SMS.
The House of Representatives, Tuesday, intervened in the conflict between telecommunication companies and banks over N42billion debts from Unstructured Supplementary Service Data(USSD).

House to conduct investigative hearing on NNPC’s decision to shut down Warri refinery

The House of Representatives has resolved to conduct an investigative hearing on the decision of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to shut down operations at the Warri Refining and Petrochemical Company.
Osun United Football Club of Osogbo have been banished to the Ilorin Township Stadium and fined the sum of N300,000 for breaching COVID-19 protocols.

NNL: Osun United banished to Ilorin, fined for breaching coronavirus protocols

Osun United Football Club of Osogbo have been banished to the Ilorin Township Stadium and fined the sum of N300,000 for breaching COVID-19 protocols.

Nigerian government approves establishment of SIM swap centres, extension of enrolment licence tenure

Key stakeholders who joined Pantami at the meeting included the EVC/CEO of the Nigerian Communications Commission, DG/CEO of the National Identity Management Commission, DG/CEO of the National Information Technology Development Agency, Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Immigration Service and Chairman of the Association of Licensed Telecommunications Operators of Nigeria.
On Monday, FIFA published the 2020 edition of the FIFA Global Transfer Market Report.

FIFA announces appointment of chief operating officers for Women’s World Cup 2023

On Tuesday, world football governing body, FIFA, announced the appointment of two Chief Operating Officers (COOs) in Australia and New Zealand respectively for the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 that will be jointly hosted by both countries.
L-R Permanent Secretary Office of Environmental Services, Mrs. Belinda Odeneye, Managing Director Lagos State Waste Management Authority (LAWMA), COO West Africa Energy, Lolade Oresanwo, Deputy British High Commissioner, Mr Ben Llewellyn-Jones and Commissioner for The Environment and Water Resources, Tunji Bello during a visit to the WestAfrica ENRG facility at the Igando landfill site over the weekend.

Britain endorses more foreign direct investments into Lagos

The British Government over the weekend gave a seal of approval for more foreign investments in Lagos, as plans get underway for the take-off of the first waste to energy plant in the State.

PCN: Nigerian government may withdraw approval to CPAPL over heedlessness

The Federal Government may withdraw approval given to the City Pharmaceutical and Allied Partners (CPAPL) over lack of commitment to its pharmaceutical project in Lagos State.
The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantami, on Saturday advised the Nigerian youth to develop their skills and drive innovation and entrepreneurship in the space sector.

Nigerian government extends NIN-SIM integration deadline by eight weeks

The federal government had at the expiration of the initial January 16 deadline for the submission of NIN, decided to extend it to February 9 for all telecoms subscribers that have registered for NIN including those that were yet to register for NIN to submit their NIN for linkage with their SIM card.
Nigeria's national electricity grid collapsed on Sunday, the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) said in a statement. Power outages in Nigeria, the most populous nation in Africa, are common, but a system collapse is unusual.

Century Power boss: Increased electricity tariff tough for consumers to pay

Chief Executive Officer of Century Power Generation Limited, Dr Chukwueloka Umeh, says that the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, NERC’s, failure to increase electricity tariff in smaller, steady steps from 2015, as stipulated in the Multi-Year Tariff Order, MYTO, has made the almost 100 per cent increase for some consumers very discomforting, especially at this time of unprecedented economic hardship.
Ignace Sossou quoted on his Facebook and Twitter pages comments made by Benin’s public prosecutor Mario Metonou at a media event to discuss fake news on December 17.

Facebook says it’s banning the phrase ‘stop the steal’

“We are treating the next two weeks as a major civic event,” the post reads. “We are now removing content containing the phrase ‘stop the steal’ under our Coordinating Harm policy from Facebook and Instagram... With continued attempts to organize events against the outcome of the US presidential election that can lead to violence, and use of the term by those involved in Wednesday’s violence in DC, we’re taking this additional step in the lead up to the inauguration.”
A five-month investigation into Pinterest’s company culture published on Wednesday recommends broad changes to how the firm handles workplace conflicts, including harassment and retaliation.

Pinterest overhauls harassment policy following discrimination complaints

A five-month investigation into Pinterest’s company culture published on Wednesday recommends broad changes to how the firm handles workplace conflicts, including harassment and retaliation.
The Senate has described as “erroneous” report that it approved fresh loan of N850 billion at the plenary on Tuesday.

Senate extols NNPC on AKK, audit report

The Senate Committee on Gas has commended the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) on the various gas development projects it has undertaken, especially the Ajaokuta-Kaduna-Kano (AKK) gas pipeline project.
Foreign ministers of Qatar and Australia have spoken for the first time since the controversy over the forced physical examination of female passengers at Doha airport.

Qatar renews apology over Doha airport incident

Qatar’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani spoke to his Australian counterpart Marisa Payne on Friday, weeks after the October 2 incident that saw airport staff take women off several planes to examine them to check whether they were the mother of a baby abandoned at Hamad International Airport (HIA).

Ibadan Disco apologises to customers over poor electricity supply

The management of Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC) has apologised to its customers at Mowe, Ibafo and Magboro, all in Ogun, over poor electricity supply in the areas.
The government of Enugu state has applauded Ibom Air as it commenced operations at the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, (AIIA) Enugu with plans to expand to other connecting states in the South East.

Enugu government applauds Ibom Air on its inaugural flight into state

The government of Enugu state has applauded Ibom Air as it commenced operations at the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, (AIIA) Enugu with plans to expand to other connecting states in the South East.

IBEDC commences service reflective charge

The Management of Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC) as part of efforts to deliver excellent service, has commenced the implementation of the Service Reflective Tariff (SRT) from the 1st of September 2020, as approved by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC).
The giant Olympic rings are seen in the dusk at the waterfront area at Odaiba Marine Park in Tokyo, Japan, March 22, 2020. REUTERS-Issei Kato-File Photo

Japan eyeing Olympics, lines up half-billion doses of virus vaccine

Japan is making an aggressive move to grab enough coronavirus vaccine to inoculate its population four times over.
Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Pantami

Minister: Nigeria needs to reboot entire ecosystem with digital technology

Nigeria’s Minister for Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Pantami, has declared that Nigeria needs to reboot the entire ecosystem with digital technology in order to survive the present regressive economic outlook as a result of Covid-19 disruption.

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The supreme court, on Friday, dismissed a suit filed by Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC), seeking the review of a judgment ordering it to pay N17 billion to some Ogoni communities in Rivers state.

Supreme Court voids council dissolution in Katsina, Oyo

The Supreme Court, in two judgments on Friday, set side the decision by Governors Aminu Masari (Katsina State) and Seyi Makinde (Oyo State) to dissolve elected Local Governments Councils in their states.
Minister of State Power, Mr Goddy Jedy-Agba, who disclosed this in Abuja

Minister: Nigerian government to intensify diversification of energy sector

The Minister of State for Power, Mr Goddy Agba, says the ministry will continue to support the Federal Government’s policies on diversification of the energy sector.
David Okereke made an immediate impact as he scored after just coming on, in 10-man Club Brugge’s comfortable 3-0 home win against Eupen in Saturday’s Belgian Jupiler.

Joseph Akpala: David Okereke will shine at Genk

Joseph Akpala has given a reason why he believes fellow countryman David Okereke, who has struggled at Club Brugge, would have been a big hit at another Belgian club, Genk.
All Progressives Congress (APC) national stalwart Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has described as premature, talks about 2023 elections and the successor to President Muhammadu Buhari. To him, those making such calls do not love Nigeria.

Senator Tinubu condoles with Pastor Adeboye over son’s death

Senator Bola Tinubu has commiserated with Pastor Enoch Adeboye, General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, over the death of his son, Pastor Oluwadamilare Adeboye, known as Dare.

UN: Over 17 500 displaced in fresh Burkina violence

Over 17 500 people have fled their homes in jihadist-hit Burkina Faso in the last 10 days after attacks that claimed at least 45 lives, the United Nations said Friday.

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Barcelona are rumoured to be considering a shock January loan move for Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger if they miss out on Manchester City’s Eric Garcia.

Chelsea defender ready to wear protective mask against Real Madrid

Chelsea defender, Antonio Rudiger, is ready to play through the pain against Real Madrid.
Philippe Coutinho is set to remain a Barcelona player this season.

Philippe Coutinho set to join Alex Iwobi at Everton

Former Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho is set to become teammates with Alex Iwobi as the Brazilian will join Everton this summer in a £35 million deal.
Two years after his death in Belgium, a state funeral has been held for veteran opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi in the Democratic Republic of Congo. 1

DR Congo to impose military rule in troubled eastern provinces

The Democratic Republic of the Congo will replace civilian authorities with military administrations in two conflict-hit provinces for a month, the government said on Monday, announcing the details of a state of siege to address worsening bloodshed in the east.
Thomas Tuchel has spoken about the importance of N'Golo Kante ahead of the second leg of the Champions League final against Real Madrid on Wednesday night.

Thomas Tuchel: I can’t stop hugging N’Golo Kante

Thomas Tuchel has spoken about the importance of N'Golo Kante ahead of the second leg of the Champions League final against Real Madrid on Wednesday night.
Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice late to rescue a 2-1 win for Juventus at Udinese on Sunday hours after the Turin giants lost their Serie A crown to Inter Milan.

Serie A: Cristiano Ronaldo brace rescue Juve vs Udinese

Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice late to rescue a 2-1 win for Juventus at Udinese on Sunday hours after the Turin giants lost their Serie A crown to Inter Milan.