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BDCs want subsidies removed

Association of Bureaux De Change Operators of Nigeria (ABCON) has called for elimination of fuel and foreign exchange (forex) subsidies in order to address structural defects in the economy.
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has recalled the 12 suspended Local Government Council Chairmen.

Rivers Assembly hails tribunal’s verdict on Governor Wike’s victory

Rivers State House of Assembly has expressed delight with the verdict of the governorship election tribunal, Port Harcourt, which dismissed the petition filed by the African Action Congress (AAC) governorship candidate in the 2019 election, Biokpomabo Awara, against Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Governor Nyesom Wike and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
A pride of 14 lions is on the loose in South Africa’s Limpopo province, with authorities suspecting the animals escaped nearby Kruger National Park.

14 escapee lions in South Africa return to their habitat

Authorities in South Africa’s Limpopo province on Saturday confirmed that fourteen lions that broke loose from their natural habitat had returned without incident.
Gboyega Oyetola

Summit: Osun to align growth agenda with private sector needs

Osun State Government will use its economic and investment summit to align its growth agenda with the private sector needs, its Summit Planning Co-Chairman, Prof. Olalekan Yinusa, has said.
Governor David Nweze Umahi

Governor Umahi plans sustainable economy to tackle unemployment

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi state on Wednesday pledged to pursue an integrated policy of economic development and transformation towards improving the quality of life in the state.
President Muhammadu Buhari met with monarchs from the South-South at the State House in Abuja on Monday over Niger Delta security, economic development, infrastructure, environment and oil sector matters. 2

President Buhari: Pipeline vandals hurt people more than government

President Muhammadu Buhari met with monarchs from the South-South at the State House in Abuja on Monday over Niger Delta security, economic development, infrastructure, environment and oil sector matters.
Director-General, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Dr. Isah Pantami

NITDA calls for FutureHack challenge applications

National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has urged interested Information Communication Technology (ICT) start-ups, youths to apply for 2019 edition of FutureHack challenge.
Malawi votes

Malawi votes in tight three-way election

Malawi polls opened on Tuesday after a closely-fought election campaign, with President Peter Mutharika battling to hold off two serious rivals in a race that has focused on corruption allegations and economic development.
ajulo kayode

Kayode Ajulo tasks President Buhari on security, anti-corruption, economy

Ahead of President Muhammadu Buhari’s second term inauguration, Dr Kayode Ajulo, a constitutional lawyer, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to redouble efforts on national security, anti-corruption and economic development.

Insecurity: Attahiru Bafarawa accuses governors of inflating security votes

A former Governor of Sokoto State, Attahiru Dalhatu Bafarawa, has alleged that governors have been cashing on the growing spate of insecurity across the Nigeria to inflate their security votes.

Cleric: True Muslims don’t engage in killings

Popular Islamic cleric, Sheik Muyideen Bello, says people engaging in the killing of others in the name of Allah are not true Muslims.

NNPC chief urges academia, industries to shun receiver, donor mentality

The Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Dr. Maikanti Baru, has called on the academic community and industrial sector in Nigeria to embrace a new approach to sustainable industrial growth by ridding themselves of the mentality of being perpetual receiver or giver of research grants and donations.

Imo governor-elect seeks commonwealth’s cooperation

Imo State Governor-elect, Chief Emeka Ihedioha, has solicited the support and cooperation of the Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council (CEIC), in the United Kingdom.
Babatunde Fowler FIRS

FIRS targets N750 billion from millionaire tax debtors

The Federal Inland Revenue Service expects to pull in about N750 billion from about 55,000 millionaire tax debtors.

Workers laud Senate for approving N30,000 as minimum wage

A cross section of civil servants in the Federal Capital Territory on Wednesday in Abuja lauded the Senate for approving the N30,000 minimum wage.

Sudan protesters remain resilient, but President al-Bashir unbowed

Sudanese protester Osman Sulaiman has taken to the streets of Khartoum chanting "overthrow, overthrow" almost daily since demonstrations erupted against President Omar al-Bashir's iron-fisted rule in December.

Air Peace lauds Governor Dickson for constructing Bayelsa airport

Nigerian carrier, Air Peace, has commended Gov. Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa for constructing the new Bayelsa International Airport, saying it was a new dawn for the people of the state.

Election: Benue people have rejected APC, PDP – LP candidate

Dr. Paul Angya, a former acting director-general and chief executive officer of Standards Organization of Nigeria (SON), and Labour Party (LP) governorship candidate in Benue State, has said his people have rejected the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) because of their woeful performance.

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Ini Umotong scores as Brighton thrash Crystal Palace in preseason opener

Ini Umotong scored a goal as Brighton thrashed Crystal Palace 5-1 to launch their preseason training activities in style.

Presidential panel summons NNPC boss over ExxonMobil underpayment

The Special Presidential Investigation Panel for Recovery of Public Property has summoned the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Mr Mele Kyari, over alleged $1.8bn owed the Federal Government by Mobil Producing Nigeria Unlimited (ExxonMobil).
TO GO WITH AFP STORY BY MIKE SMITH Joint Military Task Force (JTF) spokesman Lt.Col. Onyema Nwachukwu speaks on illegal oil refineries and miltary operations to dislodge oil thieves in Bayelsa State of Niger Delta on April 9, 2013. Shell Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC) had threatened to shut down production in April for nine days in the entire Nembe Trunk Line to remove a number of bunkering points on pipelines vandalised by oil thieves in the region. Since 2009, SPDC has experienced an upsurge in vandalisation of pipeline network by criminals causing severe environmental devastation and forcing the company to lose 60,000 barrels daily this year. AFP PHOTO/PIUS UTOMI EKPEI (Photo credit should read PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFP/Getty Images)

Troops kill 132 bandits, arrest 25 others

The Defence Headquarters yesterday said its operations launched to wipe out banditry, kidnapping and robbery in the North West part of the country have killed 132 armed bandits, recovered 39 firearms and 2,437 rounds of ammunitions between May and July.

Central bank chief defends planned restriction of forex for milk importation

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Tuesday confirmed that its planned policy to restrict allocation of foreign exchange (FOREX) for milk importation and other diary products into the country will soon become effective.
Governor of Bayelsa State, Honourable Henry Seriake Dickson

Bayelsa government employs fresh 904 workers

Bayelsa State government said it has formalised the employment of 904 casual staff in the various ministries, departments and agencies in the state.