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The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) says, it will test run the Lagos-Ibadan standard gauge line early February.

FEC approves N1.8 billion for rehabilitation of railway village, N2.6 billion for FCT contracts

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Thursday approved N1.8 billion for the reconstruction and rehabilitation of buildings of railway village in Agbo, Delta.
A pedestrian walks past a Huawei product stand at an EE telecommunications shop in central London on April 29, 2019. – British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt has urged caution over the role of China’s Huawei in the UK, saying the government should think carefully before opening its doors to the technology giant to develop next-generation 5G mobile networks. His comments come after Prime Minister Theresa May conditionally allowed China’s Huawei to build the UK 5G network, information that was leaked to a newspaper from top secret discussions between senior ministers and security officials, a leak that has caused a scandal that has rocked Britain’s splintered government. (Photo by Tolga Akmen / various sources / AFP)

Donald Trump expected to sign order paving way for US telecoms ban on Huawei

President Donald Trump is expected to sign an executive order this week barring U.S. companies from using telecommunications equipment made by firms posing a national security risk, paving the way for a ban on doing business with China’s Huawei, three U.S. officials familiar with the plan told Reuters.
Félix Tshisekedi

Felix Tshisekedi struggles with security issues in DR Congo

Democratic Republic of Congo’s president Felix Tshisekedi is struggling to fulfil the pledge he made to crack down on rebel and militia groups in the troubled North Kivu province.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on October 12, 2017 Felix Tshisekedi, leader of the main Democratic Republic of Congo opposition party, The Union for Democracy and Social Progress (UDPS), speaks during a press conference in his residence in Kinshasa. – The United States on January 23, 2019 recognized Felix Tshisekedi as the next president of DR Congo, casting aside concerns over the election as it hailed a historic peaceful transfer of power. The United States joins the African Union and European Union in signaling they were ready to work with Tshisekedi, showing no appetite to prolong uncertainties in the violence-prone country despite rival Martin Fayulu’s allegations of widespread fraud. (Photo by JOHN WESSELS / AFP)

DR Congo’s Tsishekedi blocks new senators over graft suspicions

DR Congo President Felix Tshisekedi on Monday blocked newly-named senators from taking office and called for a probe into corruption that had allegedly stained their election, an official said.
Joseph Kabila

Party leaders sign loyalty pledge to ex-president Kabila

Democratic Republic of Congo ex-president Joseph Kabila, who yielded power to Felix Tshisekedi after December elections, moved Wednesday to assert his political clout, making the leaders of his FCC coalition sign a loyalty pledge.
Democratic Republic of the Congo's President Felix Tshisekedi (right) walks off the podium with outgoing President Joseph Kabila after he was officially handed over the instruments of power in Kinshasa on January 24, 2019. PHOTO | TONY KARUMBA | AFP

DRC president meets Kabila over coalition government talks

President of the Democratic Republic of congo, DRC, Félix Tshisekedi, met his predecessor, Joseph Kabila, over the weekend for talks aimed at the formation of a coalition government following the December 30, 2018 elections.
Joseph Kabila

DR Congo’s Joseph Kabila urges unity on eve of new president’s inauguration

Opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi will be sworn in on Thursday as Democratic Republic of Congo's next president, sources in Kinshasa said, as outgoing President Joseph Kabila called for national unity.
L-R: Chief Operations Officer, Dangote Oil Refinery Company, Giuseppe Surace; Chairman, Execujet Services Limited, Sam Iwuajoku; Chairman, Zenith Bank, Jim Ovia; and President/Chief Executive, Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote, during the arrival of refinery equipment at the Dangote Jetty in Lekki, Lagos.

Dangote refinery receives RFCC’s regenerator

The Dangote Oil Refining Company (DORC) Ltd. has taken delivery of one of the major components of its refinery equipment, the Regenerator for the Residual Fluid Catalytic Cracker (RFCC).
Lambert Mende

DR Congo ruling coalition ‘takes note’ of Felix Tshisekedi’s provisional win

"We are disappointed by the low score attributed to (our candidate) but we take note of the (election commission's) provisional announcement," said Lambert Mende, spokesperson for the Common Front for Congo (FCC) that backed Emmanuel Ramazani Shadary.
Martin Fayulu

DRC opposition candidate warns against ‘disguising truth’ of election

Opposition presidential candidate Martin Fayulu warned electoral authorities in Democratic Republic of Congo on Tuesday not to "disguise the truth of the polls", as tensions mounted over delayed election results.
DR Congo presidential election

Official: DR Congo election results could be counted in ’24-48 hours’

Provisional results of the much-delayed Democratic Republic of Congo's presidential election could be counted in "24 to 48 hours," a top electoral official said on Tuesday.
The Democratic Republic of Congo government says it has cut the country’s internet services to avert a “popular uprising” as tensions rise pending the results of fractious presidential elections.

Pressure mounts on DR Congo over election outcome

Public and diplomatic pressure mounted Monday on the Democratic Republic of Congo to announce the outcome of December 30 elections to replace long-term leader Joseph Kabila.
The Democratic Republic of Congo government says it has cut the country’s internet services to avert a “popular uprising” as tensions rise pending the results of fractious presidential elections.

Tense wait for election results in volatile DR Congo

A week after crucial elections to replace long-term president Joseph Kabila, the DR Congo was on tenterhooks Sunday with no date for the announcement of delayed results and just over half of ballots counted.
Congolese National Police arrest a man in Goma, on December 27, 2018, during a demonstration against the postponement, announced the day before by the Congolese national committee, of the general elections in this area because of the Ebola outbreak and the mass killings of civilians in this trouble part of DRC. – Already postponed three times, the elections are due to bring the curtain down on the era of President Joseph Kabila, in charge of the vast mineral-rich country for nearly 18 turbulent years. (Photo by PATRICK MEINHARDT / AFP)

DR Congo on edge as deadline for election result looms

DR Congo was on edge Saturday, just 24 hours ahead of a deadline for announcing preliminary results from last week’s crucial presidential election as world powers heaped pressure on Kinshasa to respect voters’ wishes.

Spain preparing for no-deal Brexit – premier

Spain’s prime minister said Friday his government is preparing emergency measures to preserve the rights of Britons in Spain in the event of the UK leaving the European Union without a deal.

Nearly 80% of DRC vote material destroyed in fire

Nearly 80% of the materials for staging the December 23 election in DR Congo's capital, Kinshasa, were destroyed when an election warehouse was torched overnight, officials said Thursday.
The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) administration has raised alarm over rising cases of insecurity and vandalism in the territory. Abuja

FCTA: Restriction order on activities of scavengers still in force

The Secretary, FCT Social Development Secretariat (SDS), Ladi Hassan, says the order restricting the activities of scavengers, popularly called `baban bola’ within the city centre is still in force.
Victor Mallet, the FT’s Asia news editor, and a British national, angered authorities in Beijing and Hong Kong by hosting a speech at the city’s press club by Andy Chan, the leader of a tiny pro-independence political party.

Hong Kong issues one week ultimatum for FT journalist to leave country

A leading Financial Times journalist has been given seven days to leave Hong Kong as a backlash mounted Monday against an unprecedented challenge to freedom of the press in the city.

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Gareth Bale backed by just nine per cent of Real Madrid fans

Gareth Bale's future at Real Madrid has been the subject of constant speculation – and it appears the majority of the Santiago Bernabeu faithful would be glad to see the Welshman move on.
Nigeria’s Vice president Yemi Osinbajo has debunked rumours stating he has resigned his position as the nation’s vice president.

VP Osinbajo ‘deeply grateful’ to NEC members, others

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has expressed his appreciation to state governors and other members of the National Economic Council (NEC) for their support in the past four years.
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NEMA: 15,000 Nigerian women, children taking refuge in Niger Republic

Over 15,000 refugees from Sokoto and Zamfara States, mainly women and children, are currently taking refuge in some communities of Niger Republic, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has said.

Abike Dabiri-Erewa denies accusing foreign airlines of running drug cartels in Nigeria

The Chairman Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Mrs Abike Dabiri-Erewa, has denied a report accusing some foreign airlines of running drug cartels in the country.

Board promotes 18,954 immigration, civil defence, prisons and fire service personnel

The Civil Defence, Fire, Immigration and Prisons Services Board (CDFIPB) has promoted 18, 954 personnel of the four departments.