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PDP alleges plot to rig FCT re-run election

The Peoples Democratic Party has raised the alarm over an alleged plot by the All Progressives Congress to rig the Bwari Area Council rerun election scheduled to hold on Saturday.
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Election: Heavy security presence in Abakaliki, conduct stop and search on vehicles

Major roads and streets in Abakaliki, Ebonyi capital on Saturday witnessed heavy presence of Joint security operatives deployed to conduct stop and search on every vehicle operating during the election period.
President Buhari commissions Portharcourt International Airport Terminal Building in Rivers State on 25th Oct 2018 9

Air France to quit Port Harcourt airport in March

Investigations have revealed that one of the three foreign carriers operating direct flight from their bases, Air France/KLM, may quit Port Harcourt International Airport (PHIA), Port Harcourt, due to low load factor.
Guinean police gather to disperse demonstrators during an opposition rally in Conakry, Guinea.

Guinea police use tear gas to break up opposition demo

Policemen fired tear gas and used batons on Thursday to break up an anti-government protest by hundreds of opposition supporters in the heart of the Guinean capital Conakry.

The wrong way to defend the naira

The Central Bank of Nigeria has injected over $10.97bn, into the Forex Market between January and October this year, to defend the Nation’s currency, the Naira, against other major currencies, including the dollar.” (See Punch Newspaper report of November 18th 2018 titled “CBN Defended Naira with $11bn in 10 months”).
US President Donald Trump has accused Saudi Arabia of lying about the killing of Jamal Khashoggi, his strongest comments to date on the affair as pressure builds on the administration to strike a tougher line.

CNN sues White House over revoked credentials of correspondent

CNN filed a lawsuit on Tuesday against the Trump administration over the revocation of press credentials for White House Correspondent Jim Acosta.

2019: 41 candidates in race to become Lagos governor, 589 eye Lagos Assembly seats

The INEC in Lagos State on Friday published details of 41 candidates of various political parties in the state for the 2019 elections jostling to become Governor.

Properties destroyed as fire razes Akure market

A section of the Akure central market, located close to the palace of the Deji of Akure was, on Thursday, gutted by fire.

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Mixed martial arts champion Conor McGregor has announced his retirement on Twitter.

Bauchi guber: INEC resumes collation of results after court’s judgement

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), said it has resumed the collation of the Bauchi State governorship election results for the Tafawa Balewa Local Government Area (LGA) which was earlier suspended.

Tunde Fashola: Nigeria needs N10 trillion infrastructure bond to curb deficit

In order to meet up with the infrastructural deficit and advance the course of Nigeria’s development in the next decade, a total of N10 trillion infrastructural bond is needed, the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola, has said.
Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), says the agency will monitor campaign funds donated to political parties for the 2019 elections as well as donors’ identities.

Ibrahim Magu: Over N1.3 trillion stolen under ex-President Jonathan

Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has disclosed that the money stolen by 32 entities (human and corporate) between 2011 and 2015 (years when former President Goodluck Jonathan was in office) is well over N1.3 trillion.

Aviation Minister: Federal government to revisit national carrier project

Minister of State for Aviation Hadi Sirika, yesterday, said plans were underway by the Federal Government to revisit the national carrier project.