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Texas residents claim in lawsuit that the government's wall plan will divide their land [File- Jose Luis Gonzalez-Reuters]

Texas landowners file lawsuit against Donald Trump’s national emergency

Three Texas landowners and an environmental group have filed the first lawsuit challenging President Donald Trump's national emergency declaration aimed at freeing up billions of dollars to build a wall along the US border with Mexico, the consumer advocacy group Public Citizen (PC) has said.
National Bureau of Statistics NBS

NBS: Nigeria’s capital importation up by 37.49% in 2018

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said the total value of capital importation into Nigeria stood at 16.81 billion dollars in 2018 compared to 12.22 billion dollars capital imported in 2017.

Naira down to N362.03 to the dollar in I&E window

The Naira yesterday depreciated to N362.03 per dollar in the Investors and Exporters (I&E) window.
APC Nigeria Supporters

Appeal Court Justices withdraw from Zamfara APC case

Justices of the Sokoto Division of the Court of Appeal on Monday disqualified themselves from hearing the case on the qualification of Zamfara All Progressives Congress (APC) to field candidates for the upcoming general election.
Gazprombank

Venezuela shifts oil revenue to Russia’s Gazprombank

Venezuela’s state-run oil company PDVSA is telling customers of its joint ventures to deposit oil sales proceeds in an account recently opened at Russia’s Gazprombank AO, according to sources and an internal document seen by Reuters on Saturday.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa

South Africa’s dilemma of land reform and mining investment

The land reform dear to South African President Cyril Ramaphosa is not only of concern to white farmers. As large landowners, mining groups are also afraid of paying the price of a massive and unbridled redistribution of land.
National Chairman, Action Peoples Party (APP), Mr Ikenga Ugochiyere

CUPP alleges plan to force Justice Onnoghen to resign ‘at gun point’

The Coalition of United Political Parties on Tuesday alleged that it has uncovered a plan by the Federal Government to force the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, to resign “at gun point.”

Femi Otedola tells court where he got dollars to set up Farouk Lawan

Mr Femi Otedola, a prosecution witness in the ongoing trial of a former member of House of Representatives, Mr Farouk Lawan, over bribery allegation has said the 500,000 dollars offered to the defendant is from the Department of State Service.

The self-destructive, unforced error of fuel subsidy

The above quote is probably synonymous with the popular definition of insanity as “the continuous repetition of the same process with the same wrong results, and still expect a positive difference at each turn.”
Secretary-General of OPEC, Mr. Mohammed Barkindo

WEF: Oil industry considers options to combat climate change, investors’ pressure

When the global oil industry held its biggest annual gathering this week in the Swiss town of Davos, it invited banking bosses and fund managers to discuss two key topics – climate change and pressure from investors.
President Buhari receives in audience Leadership of People's Democratic Movement in State on 18th Jan 2019-3

Presidency prays for ex-President Obasanjo to ‘get well soon’

The Presidency has described the 16-page letter the former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, wrote to President Muhammadu Buhari, as “last push by desperate politicians who can’t handle the President politically and have resorted to subterfuge’’.
Rihanna Ronald Fenty

Rihanna sues own father for doing business with their last name

American pop singer and actress, Rihanna Fenty, has taken her father, Ronald Fenty, to court for stealing her ‘Fenty’ brand name to launch a business for himself.
Zimbabwe police fired teargas to disperse a crowd queuing for bread at a shopping centre near central Harare [Philimon Bulawayo-Reuters]

Uneasy calm in Zimbabwe amid stay-at-home fuel price protest

An uneasy calm returned to Zimbabwe's main cities but businesses and schools remained closed and mobile networks enforced a government internet shutdown on the final day of a national strike triggered by a steep rise in fuel prices.
Zimbabwe Dollar

Zimbabwe to re-introduce local currency within a year – minister

Zimbabwe will re-introduce a local currency “in less than 12 months”, after using the US dollar and regional currencies since a hyperinflation crisis a decade ago, the finance minister said in an interview published on Saturday.

Federal government directs Justice Onnoghen to vacate office, face trial over alleged failure to...

The Federal Government will on January 14, 2019 arraigned the CJN before the Justice Danladi Yakubu-led Code of Conduct Tribunal in Abuja on charges of failure to declare his assets as required by law and for operating Domiciliary Accounts.
Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir

Sudan says protest death toll rises to 22

Anti-government protests that have rocked Sudan have left 22 people dead, authorities said on Thursday, after three demonstrators died hours after thousands cheered for President Omar al-Bashir at a rival rally in Khartoum.

Central bank makes first forex intervention for 2019 worth $210 million

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Friday made its first intervention in the inter-bank sector of the Foreign Exchange (FOREX) market for 2019 with a sum of 210 million dollars.

Customs: We didn’t seize container full of dollars

The National Public Relations Officer of Nigeria Customs Services, NCS, Joseph Attah, has debunked news trending in the social media that one of the recently seized 40 containers by Customs along Apapa road contains United States dollars.

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Nigeria Referees Association suspends 18 referees

The Nigeria Referees Association, NRA, has suspended 18 referees from officiating matches in the ongoing 2019 Nigeria Professional Football League, NPFL.

Kim Jong Un to arrive in Vietnam on Feb 25 ahead of Donald Trump...

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will arrive in Vietnam on February 25 ahead of a planned second summit with President Donald Trump, three sources with direct knowledge of Kim's schedule told the Reuters news agency on Saturday.
election inec nigeria

PDC suspects sabotage in postponement of elections

The chairman of People Democratic Change, PDC, Anambra state, Prince Isaac Onuka, has expressed shock at the postponement of the general elections, stating that it’s party suspected sabotage from either inside or outside the agency.

ASUU president, others say polls postponement sad, embarrassing

Some stakeholders in the education sector have expressed disappointment over the sudden postponement of the Presidential and National Assembly elections by the Independent National Electoral Commission.
Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki

Election postponement: Governor Obaseki calls for calm in Edo

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state has called on residents of the state to remain calm against the background of the rescheduling of the general elections by Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).