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Egyptian president Sisi reshuffles cabinet

Egypt swore in a new cabinet on Thursday, replacing key ministers including finance, defence and interior in a major reshuffle after President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi won a second term in office.

Ekiti 2018: Ex-Minister Fayemi’s names campaign officials

The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress for the July 14, 2018 poll in Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has released the names of officials of his Campaign Council charged with the responsibility of driving his campaign.

N5.8bn fraud: Central bank absolves NEMA of wrong doing

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Thursday told federal lawmakers in the House of Representatives that its 2016 food grain mop up scheme was initiated by the Federal Government to save the country from a looming danger arising from threats posed by export of the nation’s food grains by foreign companies.

Central bank: Food grain scheme initiated by federal government

The Central Bank of Nigeria on Thursday told the House of Representatives that its 2016 food grain mop up scheme was initiated by the Federal Government.

VSF reconstruct Adamawa local council secretariat destroyed by Boko Haram

The Victims Support Fund has expended the sum of N387 million in financing the reconstruction of Michka Council Secretariat in Adamawa State destroyed by insurgents four years ago.

APC national convention committee picks June 23

The National Convention Committee of All Progressives Congress (APC) has picked June 23 for the party’s convention in place of June 2 earleir scheduled.

NBS: Banks’ credit to economy dropped by N136bn in Q1

The total credit from banks to the economy recorded a decline of N135.8bn from N15.74tn at the end of the fourth quarter of last year to N15.6tn in the first three months of 2018.

Senator John Eno: APC ward congress didn’t hold in Cross River

The chairman, Senate Committee on Finance, John Eno, said Saturday’s All Progressives Congress (APC) nationwide Ward Congresses did not hold in Cross River.

NNPC disowns recruitment advert, says not recruiting

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has disowned a recruitment advertisement currently trending in the social media.

Budget Office: Federal government spent N4.3 trillion to service debt in three years

The Federal Government spent a total of N4.3tn to service the country’s debt obligations to local and foreign debtors between January 2015 and September 2017, figures obtained from the Budget Office on Friday showed.

Governor Ajimobi: President Buhari has managed economy better than Jonathan, others

Gov. Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State has stated that no other president in the country has managed the nation’s economy better than President Muhammadu Buhari.

Federal government names Akinwumi Somefun as Ag. NBTI chief

The Federal Government has appointed, Mr. Akinwumi Somefun, as the Acting Director-General to oversee the National Board for Technology Incubation (NBTI).

France’s Emmanuel Macron digital tax plan faces EU rebuff

French President Emmanuel Macron's ambitious plans for an EU digital tax targeting US tech giants such as Google or Facebook faced strong headwinds on Saturday, provoking anger from Paris.

Akwa Ibom promises to reward excellent corps members

Gov. Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom has promised to reward excellence among the corps members and provide the enabling environment for them to succeed during their service year.

INEC prepares to overcome election challenges

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Monday said that it had begun to put strategies in place to help it curb election challenges.

Minister Ibe Kachikwu among 100 most influencial Africans

The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr Ibe Kachikwu, has been named among 100 Most Influential Africans of 2017 by a London-based magazine, the `New African’.

Sierra Leone president rewards rival with cabinet post

Sierra Leone’s President Julius Maada Bio has unveiled his first cabinet, naming veteran politician and lawyer Charles Francis Margai as Attorney General and Justice minister.

Council: Herdsmen-farmers clashes may worsen without ranches

The National Food Security Council warned on Monday that the deadly clashes between farmers and herdsmen could get worse next year if efforts are not intensified to create cattle ranches or provide better security against rustling in the country.

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PDP: Comrade Oshiomhole will lead APC to grave

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Thursday said it was commiserating with the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) that the party was currently on the throes of death.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday declared open the 2018 International Press Institute World Congress with a call on journalists worldwide to address the menace of fake news and hate speech.

Video: President Buhari declares open 68th World IPI Congress

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday declared open the 2018 International Press Institute World Congress with a call on journalists worldwide to address the menace of fake news and hate speech.
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Ecuadorian embassy refutes visa-free agreement news

The Embassy of Ecuador refutes fake news published by several media houses over Ecuador and Nigeria signing a visa-free agreement for Nigerian citizens.

Ex-CIBN chief blames National Assembly for tampering with 2018 Budget

Prof. Olusegun Ajibola, immediate past president, Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN), on Thursday criticised the National Assembly for tampering with provisions for critical projects in the 2018 budget.
President of Turkey and the leader of the Justice and Development Party (AK Party) Recep Tayyip Erdogan makes a speech during the AK Party's parliamentary group meeting at the Grand National Assembly of Turkey (TBMM) in Ankara on May 8, 2018. | AFP PHOTO | ADEM ALTAN

Recep Erdogan poll rival vows change in giant Izmir rally

The chief rival to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in this weekend's presidential polls on Thursday vowed to transform Turkey as he rallied hundreds of thousands of people in one of the biggest opposition election rallies in years.