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The Senate has described as “erroneous” report that it approved fresh loan of N850 billion at the plenary on Tuesday.

Senate: Don’t kill Nigeria economy with coronavirus

The Senate has called on stakeholders in the country not to kill the Nation’s economy with the adopted European style of fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmed on Saturday met with the leadership of the National Assembly to intimate it with an Executive proposal to establish a N500 billion COVID-19 Crisis Intervention Fund.

Nigerian government seeks bankers’ partnership to ravamp economy

The Federal Government is seeking the partnership of the banking sector in its efforts to revamp the ailing economy occasioned by the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic.
Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC)

NLC rejects hike in fuel price as marketers sell for N161

The Nigeria Labour Congress has rejected the increase in price of Premium Motor Spirit, also known as petrol, from N148.50 per liter to N151.56 per litre.
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President Buhari pledges world class infrastructure for Lagos, Kano, Abuja airports

President Muhammadu Buhari has promised that his administration would deliver world class airport infrastructure to Lagos, Abuja and Kano International Airports to improve socioeconomic development of the country.

Nigeria’s GDP contracts by 6.10 percent in Q2

Nigeria’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth rate contracted by –6.10 per cent (year-on-year) in real terms in the second quarter of the year (Q2 2020), according to the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS).
John Obi Mikel is back in England as he has officially penned a deal with Stoke City ahead of the 2020-21 season

Mikel Obi completes Stoke City move

John Obi Mikel is back in England as he has officially penned a deal with Stoke City ahead of the 2020/21 season

Security operatives arrest cattle rustlers, recover 51 cows in Yobe

Yobe State government said it has recovered 51 cows stolen from Taraba State.
The authorities decided to upgrade the social distancing guidelines to second stage for Seoul and nearby Gyeonggi province, Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun told a meeting on Saturday.

South Korea returns to tougher social distancing rules as coronavirus cases spike

South Korea reported 166 new coronavirus cases as of Friday, of which 155 were domestic, prompting the re-imposition of tighter social distancing curbs in the Seoul area.

Former Arsenal midfielder completes Villarreal switch

Villarreal have completed the signing of Francis Coquelin from rivals Valencia, with Dani Parejo seemingly set to follow.
Governor Nasir El-Rufai has appointed new members of the management team and boards of some agencies, as part of continuous efforts to strengthen Kaduna State Government structures.

Kaduna promises cash backing for nutrition budget releases

The Kaduna State Ministry of Finance on Tuesday, promised cash backing of nutrition budget releases brought before it, to ensure the implementation of nutrition programmes in the state.

Air Peace set to recall sacked pilots as Nigerian government wades in

Some pilots recently disengaged by the management of a private aviation company, Air Peace, will soon heave a sigh of relief following the prompt intervention of Aviation Minister, Senator Hadi Sirika.
Anthony John Valentine Obinna

Insecurity: Catholic bishops call for vigilance

Catholic Bishops of Owerri Ecclesiastical Province have called for total vigilance from the citizenry, in the face of growing insecurity in Nigeria.
FILE PHOTO- Soccer Football – La Liga Santander – Real Madrid v Barcelona – Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid, Spain – March 1, 2020 Barcelona coach Quique Setien before the match REUTERS-Sergio Perez-File Photo

Barca’s final shot in the dark to save troubled season and Quique Setien

Few expect an easy passage into the quarter-finals and if they get there, even fewer expect them to survive against Bayern Munich, the tournament’s most convincing team so far, who will surely finish the job against Chelsea in their last-16 tie.
The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva, has said that more private and public sector collaboration will be encouraged as Nigeria steps up effort to realise its target of boosting domestic gas utilisation.

Nigerian government to encourage more private/public partnership to boost domestic gas – minister

The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva, has said that more private and public sector collaboration will be encouraged as Nigeria steps up effort to realise its target of boosting domestic gas utilisation.
U.S. President Donald Trump has flayed an appellate court ruling that overturned the death sentence given to the 2013 Boston Marathon bomber, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

Donald Trump furious after appeal court overturns Boston bomber death penalty

U.S. President Donald Trump has flayed an appellate court ruling that overturned the death sentence given to the 2013 Boston Marathon bomber, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
Dr Mohammed Abubakar, the Minister of Environment. said the new National Forest Policy (NFP), recently approved by Federal Executive Council (FEC), would assist the country in managing and sustaining its vast forest resources.

Minister: New national forest policy will preserve ecosystems

Dr Mohammed Abubakar, the Minister of Environment. said the new National Forest Policy (NFP), recently approved by Federal Executive Council (FEC), would assist the country in managing and sustaining its vast forest resources.
PSG's Kylian Mbappe, back on camera, who did not play due to an injury, celebrates with head coach Thomas Tuchel after the team won the French League Cup at Stade de France stadium on July 31, 2020 AP Photo-Francois Mori

Thomas Tuchel hails PSG domination, as club completes domestic cup sweep

Thomas Tuchel was proud of Paris Saint-Germain after completing a domestic sweep by beating Lyon in the Coupe de la Ligue final.

Arik Air begins flights to Benin, Jos, Owerri, Asaba

Arik Air says it will commence domestic flight operations with resumption of services to four additional airports - Benin, Jos, Owerri and Asaba.

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Abba Yusuf accuses Governor Ganduje of violation of due process

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Chelsea loan Davide Zappacosta to Genoa

Chelsea defender Davide Zappacosta joined Italian side Genoa on a season-long loan on Saturday.
The governorship election in Edo begins peacefully with impressive voters’ turnout in most wards across the state.6

Edo election: Presiding officers, observer commend electoral process

Some Presiding Officers in the Sept.19, governorship election in Edo and an international Observer team, Centre for Strategic Conflict Management, have commended the peaceful electoral process in Oredo Ward 4.
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NDLEA clarifies stand on drug integrity test for intending couples

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has shed light on the “drug integrity test” for intending couples.
Tale of vote buying flying all over the place within the Emokpae Model Primary on Mission Road, where Governor Obaseki is waiting to vote.

Edo election: Tension over alleged vote buying in Governor Obaseki’s polling unit

This is the case for the two major parties; a prospective voter who does want to be quoted said she will collect the money and vote for the candidate of her choice