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Federal government to sell Yola DisCo, two power plants in fresh privatisation exercise

Nigeria will attempt to re-sell the Yola Electricity Distribution Company (Disco), which was returned to it in 2015 by a core investor after declaring a force majeure on its operation of the network, as well as two gas power generation plants, according to a report.
President Mahammadou Buhari of Nigeria and President, Muhamamdou Issoufou of the Republic of Niger witnessed the signing of the agreement at the New Banquet hall of the Presidential Villa, Abuja

Nigeria, Niger Republic MoU targets 150,000bpd crude in new refinery

Nigeria and Niger Republic are targeting to produce between 100,000 and 150,000 barrels of crude oil per day in the new agreement to build a hydro carbon and pipeline refinery in Katsina State.

Glo, Airtel, others know fate on 9mobile takeover by December 31

The final buyer from among five bidders already shortlisted for the takeover of the distressed Nigerian telecoms company, 9mobile, will be announced by December 31.

$25bn oil deal: VP Yemi Osinbajo approved loans not contracts – Presidency

The Presidency has again faulted claims that $25 billion oil contracts were awarded by the the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) or is $25 billion NNPC fund missing.

Lagos govt denies partnering with ‘failed’ foreign firms on water sector

The Lagos State Government on Friday described reports that the foreign firms it is partnering in the water sector failed in other countries as “a blatant falsehood.”

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Google-linked firm wins US approval for drone deliveries

Wing Aviation, a firm owned by Google parent Alphabet, on Tuesday, became the first drone operator to be certified as an airline by US authorities, allowing it to begin commercial deliveries in the country.
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Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola insists Algerian star Riyad Mahrez will be a part of the club’s future despite an inability to establish himself as a first-team regular.