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Federal government pledges commitment to development of power infrastructure

The Federal Government has pledged commitment to the development of infrastructure, in the power sector, to improve the power situation in the country.
Abdoulaye Bio Tchane

Bénin Republic canvasses visa-free travel in Africa

The Minister of Planning and Development, Republic of Bénin, Abdoulaye Tchane, has urged West African countries to join the continent-wide campaign to make travel in Africa easier for Africans.

ECA: ECOWAS single currency unlikely before 2020 deadline

The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa said the attainment of all macroeconomic criteria by ECOWAS states maybe unattainable before the 2020 deadline for the commencement of the region’s single currency agreement.

NIRSAL: Cassava exploitation can accelerate Africa’s economic transformation

The Nigeria Incentive-Based Risk Sharing System for Agricultural Lending (NIRSAL) says exploiting the potential in cassava can accelerate Africa’s economic transformation.

Expert: Repositioning cassava sector will save Africa $1.2 billon

If the Cassava sector is properly repositioned, it is capable of saving the African continent about $1.2b, which can be redirected into the continent’s domestic economies.

Nigerian Navy seizes 100,000 litres of illegally refined diesel, arrests eight in Calabar

Men of the Nigerian Navy Ship (NNS) Victory in Calabar, Cross River State, have seized 100, 000 litres of illegally refined automotive gas oil (AGO) popularly known as diesel, as well as arrested eight suspects.

Fake soldier arraigned in Lagos

A panel beater, Victor Nyaku, was on Thursday arraigned before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court in Lagos, for impersonation and assault.

NUC releases names of 58 illegal universities in Nigeria

The National Universities Commission (NUC) has released the list of 58 illegal universities in Nigeria.
Christian Association of Nigeria | CAN

President Buhari’s cash gift divides CAN

National Christian Elders Forum, NCEF, is accusing the leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) of corruption and abuse of office.

NCEF accuses CAN of corruption over alleged President Buhari’s N40 million cash gift

National Christian Elders Forum, NCEF, has accused the leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) of corruption and abuse of office.

Unity Schools: NECO scores self high as 53 sit for common entrance in Cotonou

The National Examinations Council (NECO) on Saturday said it was working hard to surpass the standards and integrity of its examinations through quality human resources just as 53 candidates wrote one of its exams in Cotonou.

Envoy: Ban on rice, vehicles through land borders will benefit Nigerians

Mr Kayode Oguntuase, Nigerian Ambassador to Benin Republic, said the ban on rice and vehicles importation through the land border was for the benefit of Nigerians.

The reasons Nigeria must wake up fast

The Federal Government apologists are free to live in delusion and denial, but I stand by this obvious position. They can continue to deceive President Muhammadu Buhari and although he can continue to suffer under their hypnotic spell for a long time, he would one day wake up to appreciate people like us telling him the unadulterated truth.

Envoy: Nigeria to open new consulate in Benin Republic

Nigeria would soon establish a consulate in northern part of Benin Republic to provide diplomatic services to its citizens in the area, Nigeria’s Ambassador in Cotonou, Kayode Oguntuase, has said.

EFCC provides more evidences in N3.2 billion fraud trial of ex-Governor Orji Kalu

A witness, Mrs Nonye Eghene, on Thursday, told a Federal High Court Lagos, that loan facilities were advanced to a company Slok Nig. Ltd, which is facing fraud charges alongside a former governor of Abia State Orji Kalu.

NBTE: Enrolment in technical colleges reducing

The National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) on Monday said available statistics on young Nigerians enrollment into Technical Colleges showed a reduction in enrollment.

Enyimba FC qualify for CAF Confederation Cup group stage

Enyimba International Football Club of Aba on Sunday in Calabar qualified for the group stage of the 2018 CAF Confederation Cup.

CAFCC: Enyimba coach Paul Aigbogun wary of giant killers Energie

Enyimba coach Paul Aigbogun believes Energie of Benin Republic deserve respect when the two sides lock horns in the first round, first leg of the CAF Confederations Cup at the Stade de L’admits, Cotonou on Wednesday.

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A Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain and Vice Chairman, Bayelsa State Peace and Reconciliation committee, Bibi Oweifa, has been abducted by unknown gunmen at the state secretariat annex, Yenagoa.
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Ex-VP Atiku Abubakar: APC turning Nigeria into another Afghanistan

Former Vice President and frontline Presidential aspirant on Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) platform, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has said his interest in the 2019 presidential contest is not to achieve personal political ambition, but informed by need to help address the suffering and killings across the country.

Ethiopia intercepts about $10 million in joint security operation

Ethiopia police have in the past week seized huge cash sums and arms in different parts of the country, state affiliated FANA Broadcasting Corporate have reported.
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Neymar says he is victim of ‘double standards’ for club and country

Neymar has claimed that he is the subject of double standards when he plays for Paris Saint-Germain and Brazil.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic: I could have been US President

LA Galaxy striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic says he would be President of the United States of America if he had arrived 10 years earlier.