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The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) as said that its staff in Jos Branch, on Tuesday averted what would have been another major fire disaster in the country.

Central bank gives update on N75 billion youth investment fund

The Central Bank of Nigeria has released guidelines for implementation of the proposed N75 billion Nigeria Youth Investment Fund (NYIF).
The Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA) has called for an international inquiry into the killing and maiming of peaceful #ENDSARS protesters at Lekki Toll Gate, Lagos, on Tuesday.

#EndSARS: Lagos assemblyman earmarks N10 million relief for Fagba victims

Mr Temitope Adewale, a Lagos lawmaker, says he has earmarked N10 million emergency relief fund for victims of the EndSARS clash at Fagba area of the state.
FC Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu says he does not wish to have any more disputes with club captain Lionel Messi.

Leaving Barcelona would damage Leo Messi’s reputation – Laliga chief

LaLiga president Javier Tebas has warned Lionel Messi he will “damage” his reputation if he departs Barcelona.
The Commissioner for Finance Dr. Rabiu Onaolapo Olowo, made the appeal on Monday at a technical meeting with directors and heads of finance and accounts of all ministries, department and agencies of the government.

Lagos financially, economically viable – official

Contrary to the publication by BudgIT, a public finance analyst, the Lagos State Government said it is economically and financially solid.
The Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA) is set to commence a comprehensive audit and survey of downstream oil and gas logistic facilities, with a view to identifying the infrastructure gap in the sector

PPPRA: Previous administrations spent N8.9 trillion on subsidy in 10 years

The Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency, PPPRA, yesterday, disclosed that N8.9 trillion was spent on fuel subsidy by the Federal Government, mainly by previous administrations, between 2006 and 2015.
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 not financially able to pay subsidy – minister

Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva, Thursday, disclosed that the Federal Government was not currently capable, financially, to pay the subsidy.
Juventus have signed US international midfielder Weston McKennie from Schalke for a loan fee of £4m.

Juventus sign Schalke midfielder Weston McKennie

The Italian champions have the option to make McKennie's move permanent for a fee of up to £22.7m, while the 21-year-old's switch will automatically become permanent if certain unspecified clauses are met.

Abia governor orders probe of alleged maltreatment of workers by Chinese firm

The Internet went agog on Wednesday when a private investigator with the handle, @Truthfully83, in a series of tweets accused the company of physical assault on the workers, sexual harassment and bad working conditions, among others.

NIDCOM chairman decries violence, abuse against women

The Chairman of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, NIDCOM, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, on Wednesday, decried the incessant violence and abuse against innocent girls, women in the country.

My husband stole my N60,000, kept it with a friend who spent it –...

The president, Oja Oba/ Mapo Court C Customary Court, Mapo, Ibadan, Oyo State, Chief Ademola Odunade, has pronounced the union between a couple, Oriyomi Aluko and Idowu Aluko, terminated.
President of the Senate, Senator Ahmad Lawan, presiding over plenary on Tuesday at the National Assembly, Abuja.5

Senate probes NDDC interim management over ‘N80 billion reckless spending’

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has said that the allegations of financial recklessness and misappropriation of funds leveled against the Interim Management Committee of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) are unacceptable hence the decision by the Senate to investigate the activities of the Commission.

Heartland officials, players to protest against unpaid salaries

Following the non-payment of salaries at Heartland Football Club, players and officials have threatened to stage a protest as they seek payment of their salaries.
The Congolese government will try to financially support mining companies who need help as the COVID-19 pandemic disrupts the industry, Congo’s mines minister Willy Kitobo Samsoni said on Wednesday.

Congo can help mining firms affected by coronavirus – minister

The Congolese government will try to financially support mining companies who need help as the COVID-19 pandemic disrupts the industry, Congo’s mines minister Willy Kitobo Samsoni said on Wednesday.
German Health Minister Jens Spahn has supported the U.S President Donald Trump’s criticism of the World Health Organisation (WHO).

Germany blasts Donald Trump over US, WHO break up

Germany on Saturday blasted US President Donald Trump’s decision to sever ties with the World Health Organization, describing it as “disappointing” and a setback for global health.

Stockbrokers’ chief lists achievements

Outgoing President of Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers (CIS), Mr Adedapo Adekoje, said his administration recorded several milestones that have placed the institute on a firm path of recovery and growth.
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UEFA to advance up to 70 million euros to clubs amid financial crisis

UEFA will immediately release almost 70 million euros ($75.5m) in benefit payments to clubs struggling financially during the coronavirus crisis, European football’s governing body announced on Thursday.
Arsenal first-team operations manager Ameesh Manek has been charged with improper conduct by the FA for his behaviour during Sunday's defeat to Crystal Palace.

Arsenal players, coaches agree 12.5 per cent pay cut to help club through coronavirus...

Arsenal players and coaching staff have agreed to take a voluntary 12.5 per cent pay cut to help support the club financially during the coronavirus crisis.
US President Donald Trump has fired a fresh salvo at the World Health Organization, accusing its chief of siding with China and “politicising” the coronavirus pandemic while repeating his threat to freeze the UN agency’s funding.

Donald Trump announces $19 billion relief for US farmers

President Donald Trump, on Friday, announced a 19-billion-dollar aid package for farmers hurt financially by the coronavirus crisis.

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Khamzat Chimaev who has been dubbed UFC’s most exciting rising star, can hardly wait to battle Nigeria born New Zealand fighter Israel Adesanya.

UFC rising star in a hurry to battle Israel Adesanya

Khamzat Chimaev who has been dubbed UFC’s most exciting rising star, can hardly wait to battle Nigeria born New Zealand fighter Israel Adesanya.
Maurizio Sarri slammed a “messy” performance as Juventus fell to a shock 2-1 defeat at struggling Udinese on Thursday night to miss the chance to seal the Serie A title for the ninth time in a row.

Juventus yet to settle Maurizio Sarri four months after his sack

Juventus and former boss Maurizio Sarri are still in discussions about settling the compensation he is due after being sacked in the summer, according to reports.
A knife-wielding attacker shouting “Allahu Akbar” beheaded a woman and killed two other people in what French officials described as a terrorist act at a church in the French city of Nice on Thursday, while a gunman was shot dead by police in a separate incident.

France: Three dead as woman beheaded, gunman killed in second incident

A knife-wielding attacker shouting “Allahu Akbar” beheaded a woman and killed two other people in what French officials described as a terrorist act at a church in the French city of Nice on Thursday, while a gunman was shot dead by police in a separate incident.

Report: Contracts secrecy in oil industry endangering Nigeria’s economy

A coalition of Civil Society Organisations, in a report published yesterday, lamented that a number of critical contracts in the Nigerian oil and gas industry are shrouded in secrecy and risk endangering the Nigerian economy and the welfare of citizens.

Nokia doubles profit, pledges to win at 5G

Finnish telecoms equipment maker Nokia more than doubled its profits in the third quarter as its new chief executive promised on Thursday to do “whatever it takes” to become the 5G market leader.