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PenCom recovers N213.07 million from defaulting employers in Q3

The National Pension Commission has said it recovered N213.07m from employers who deducted pension savings from their workers’ monthly emoluments but refused to remit such to their respective Pension Fund Administrators between July and September.
Minister for Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama has said that the Nigerian Government would use the Forum of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) to seek global support fighting terrorism and increasing Foreign Direct Investments (FDI).

Visa application: US removes reciprocity fees for Nigerians

The United States Government has removed all visa reciprocity fees for Nigerians applying for United States visas with effect from December 3, 2020.
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.
An Israeli firefighter stands outside the Church of All Nations next to the Garden of Gethsemane after a man tried to set a fire inside the Church in Jerusalem December 4, 2020. REUTERS-Ammar Awad

Jerusalem church suffers damage in arson near Garden of Gethsemane

Israeli police on Friday arrested a man for trying to set fire to an east Jerusalem church by the Garden of Gethsemane, the site revered by Christians as the place where Jesus prayed before he was crucified.

Mob sets ablaze suspected robber, another shot dead in Ibadan

According to an eye witness account, two hoodlums robbed a motorcycle (Okada) rider of his TVS motorcycle at Olomi area of Ibadan and took to their heels, adding that luck eventually ran out on them and they were cut up by other riders who were on their trail at 110 roundabout area of Odo-Ona Ibadan.

Jihadists kill 25 soldiers in Mozambique’s restive north

Islamist militants in Mozambique killed two dozen soldiers in an ambush attack, military sources told AFP, a significant show of force against the military’s struggle to quell an insurgency in the north.
A Moscow court ruled that Anatoly Gubanov, who works for the Central Aerohydrodynamic Institute, would be held in custody for two months pending trial.

Russia detains physicist on suspicion of passing aviation secrets abroad – agencies

Authorities in Moscow arrested a physicist on suspicion of state treason for allegedly passing classified information about Russia’s aviation industry abroad, news agencies reported late on Thursday.
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.

Davido: I’ll be my driver’s best man during his wedding

Nigerian singer, David Adeleke, better known as Davido, says he would be the best man at his driver’s wedding.
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.
Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu

House of Reps summon minister, directors over polytechnic’s unaudited accounts

The House of Representatives on Thursday, summoned the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, and other directors at his Ministry, to appear before it, over alleged frustration of the submission of financial audit reports of 2018 and 2019 by the Federal Polytechnic, Nekede, Imo State.
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.
Ghanaian peacekeepers of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) patrol on March 7, 2018 in Leer.

South Sudan blocking humanitarian missions to violence-hit areas – UN panel

Implementation of South Sudan's 2018 peace accord has stalled and authorities have blocked humanitarian access to areas where conflict has restarted, the UN panel of experts said in a report seen by Reuters on Thursday.
WASHINGTON, DC – NOVEMBER 29: U.S. President Donald Trump, followed by his grandchildren walk on the south lawn of the White House on November 29, 2020 in Washington, DC. President Trump spent the weekend at Camp David and at Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Virginia. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images/AFP

Donald Trump threatens military spending veto in social media bias battle

Donald Trump has threatened to veto a major military funding bill unless Congress abolishes a liability law protecting social media firms regularly accused of bias by the president.

Two killed by car in pedestrian zone in German town

A car hit and injured several people in a pedestrian zone in the western German city of Trier, police said on Twitter on Tuesday.

Ghana’s Jerry Rawlings to be buried December 23

The funeral of Ghana’s late ex-President Jerry Rawlings will be held on December 23, his family announced on Monday.
The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, disclosed this at the PTF briefing on Tuesday in Abuja.

Nigerian government unveils health promotion policy strategy

The federal government has launched a revised national health promotion policy strategy document (2020-2024) to fast-track efforts at reducing the burden of diseases facing Nigerians.

Coronavirus funds: SERAP, HRC win round one of suit against CBN governor

The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Monday approved a suit filed by Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) and Heda Resource Centre against Godwin Emefiele.

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U.S. President Donald Trump visits the key southeastern state of Georgia Saturday to campaign alongside two Republican senators running against Democratic challengers in the January runoff election that will decide which party controls the Senate at the beginning of Joe Biden’s presidency.

Donald Trump campaigns in Georgia for Republican senators

U.S. President Donald Trump visits the key southeastern state of Georgia Saturday to campaign alongside two Republican senators running against Democratic challengers in the January runoff election that will decide which party controls the Senate at the beginning of Joe Biden’s presidency.
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.

Bad parenting responsible for insecurity, high crime rate – NOA official

Director of the National Orientation Agency (NOA), Adamawa, Malam Mohammad Gabdo, has attributed the high crime rate and insecurity in Nigeria to poor parental care and not bad governance.
Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello has sworn-in Honourable Justice Henry A. Olusiyi as the Chief Judge of Kogi State and Honourable Justice Bayo Olowosegun as the President of the Kogi State Customary Court of Appeal.

Kogi government uncovers deceased, retired judicial staff on payroll

The Special Staff Verification Committee inaugurated by the Acting Chief Judge of Kogi State, Justice Henry Olusiyi, said it has uncovered fraud in the state judiciary.
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Kidnappers kill victim after collecting N1.5 million ransom

Suspected kidnappers have killed one Sani Khalil after collecting N1.5 million in ransom in Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State.