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Tunisians began casting votes in an unpredictable presidential election on Sunday, where there is no overwhelming front-runner, with the young democracy’s economic ills dominating the agenda

Voting in presidential election begins in Tunisia

Tunisians began casting votes in an unpredictable presidential election on Sunday, where there is no overwhelming front-runner, with the young democracy’s economic ills dominating the agenda, Reuters reported.
ladol free trade zone

Is LADOL truly a Nigerian company?

Even with the signing of the Nigerian Oil and Industry Content Development (NOGICD) Act of 2010, many Nigerian investors still exploit the old loopholes in the system to take advantage of this law.
From penalising irresponsible dog owners to blacklisting dissenters, critics warn China’s social credit system enables authorities to define “desirable and undesirable behaviour” and could allow unprecedented control of citizen’s lives.

Confusion clouds China’s social credit system

From penalising irresponsible dog owners to blacklisting dissenters, critics warn China’s social credit system enables authorities to define “desirable and undesirable behaviour” and could allow unprecedented control of citizen’s lives.
Nigerian Stock Exchange NSE

Stock market wobbles as foreign investors withdraw N243.35 billion

Foreign Portfolio Investors have pulled out N243.35bn from the Nigerian capital markets in seven months primarily due to the bearish performance of the market in recent times.
Shuaibu Ibrahim NYSC

NYSC: Nigerians pay N500,000 to buy fake degrees, others

The Director General of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brig.-Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim, has said beginning from this year’s “Batch C”, only academic certificates and transcripts of foreign students authenticated by Nigerian consulates in foreign countries of study will be accepted for national service.

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.
Beijing confirmed Saturday that a Chinese vessel hit a Philippine fishing boat in a collision which has increased tensions in the disputed South China Sea, but denied claims it was a “hit and run”.

Beijing denies ‘hit-and-run’ in South China Sea collision

Beijing confirmed Saturday that a Chinese vessel hit a Philippine fishing boat in a collision which has increased tensions in the disputed South China Sea, but denied claims it was a “hit and run”.

UN: Foreign investment into Nigeria drops by 43 percent

Foreign direct investment in Nigeria, Africa’s top oil producer, plunged by 43 per cent to $2bn, according to a United Nations report.
Sagir Musa

Nigerian Army: Foreign interests undermining peace, scuttle President Buhari inauguration

The Nigerian Army has raised concern about efforts by some unpatriotic individuals, groups and foreign interests determined to cause mischief and exacerbate the security situation in this country in particular and West African sub-region.
The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, has petitioned France, Germany, European Union, United States of America and United Kingdom over alleged undemocratic actions and infractions of President Muhammadu Buhari.

Atiku Abubakar condemns killings in Nigeria

Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, defeated Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has condemned the killings in some parts of Nigeria which he said were portraying the nation in bad light.
Flying Eagles head coach, Paul Aigbogun, has reaffirmed his players readiness for today’s Group A clash against Burundi at the 2019 U-20 Africa Cup of Nations Cup in Niger.

Paul Aigbogun promises better Flying Eagles showing at the World Cup

Flying Eagles boss Paul Aigbogun has stated that Nigerians should expect an entirely revamped Flying Eagles squad ahead of the FIFA U-20 World Cup holding in Poland later in the year.
A person shows a scar on his neck as he takes refuge outside a local park near the Sydenham Police Station soon after foreign nationals were displaced during xenophobic attacks in Durban on March 27, 2019 following violence against immigrants and other foreigners. PHOTO | RAJESH JANTILAL | AFP

South Africa government condemns xenophobic attacks

The South African government has condemned attacks against immigrants after a spate of assaults this week that raised fears of a resurgence of deadly xenophobic attacks.
(Preston Fiedler/AP, FILE) In this photo dated November 12, 2018, the actual Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 - Max 8 plane, that crashed on March 10, 2019, shortly after take-off from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, is pictured as it lands at Seattle Boeing Field King County International airport.

Ethiopian Airlines: We believe in Boeing despite air crash

Ethiopian Airlines said on Monday that it would work with both local and foreign investigators to unravel the cause of the March 10 fatal crash of its Boeing 737-Max-800 aircraft.
Kelechi Nwakali

Taiwo Awoniyi, Samuel Chukwueze, Kelechi Nwakali arrive U-23 Eagles camp for Libya clash

The trio of Taiwo Awoniyi, Samuel Chukwueze, and Kelechi Nwakali have linked up the U-23 Eagles in Tunis ahead of Wednesday’s Africa U-23 Cup of Nations qualifying fixture against Libya.

Foreign based players to join Dream Team VII in Tunisia

Foreign base players that are invited into the Dream Team for the Olympics qualifier tie against Libya are will join the rest of the team in Tunisia.
Staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) confirm ballot papers for house of representatives during the electoral preparation at a local office of INEC in Port Harcourt, southern Nigeria, on February 22, 2019, a day before postponed voting day.Yasuyoshi CHIBA / AFP

Observers: 25 people killed in national elections

Nigeria is said to have lost no fewer than 25 lives during last Saturday’s Presidential and National Assembly elections.
The Acting Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has ordered vehicular restriction from 6am – 6pm tomorrow 16 February during the election.

IGP Adamu: Ballot box snatchers will be arrested, prosecuted

The acting Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, says ballot box snatchers and vote buyers will be arrested and prosecuted in accordance with the law.

Election postponement: LCCI, MAN lament disruption to economy, losses

The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) and Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) said the postponement of elections by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has disrupted the economy causing colossal losses.

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Kayode Fayemi

Ekiti has invested N4.5 billion to boost school enrolment – governor

The Governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has said the state government has invested a staggering sum of N4.5 billion to shore up school enrolment in the last 11 months he returned as the state chief executive.

NAPTIP warns youths against social media marriages

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) has warned youths against engaging in social media and Internet marriages.
The Controller of the Nasarawa State Command of the Nigeria Correctional Service, Emmanuel Okoro, on Thursday refuted reports by a section of the media which claimed there was a jail break at the Keffi Old Prison.

Court remands butcher who ‘raped 25-year-old’

An Upper Area Court, Mpape, on Monday, ordered that a 34-year-old butcher, Abu Mohammed, who allegedly raped a 25-year-old woman, be remanded in a correctional facility in Keffi, Nasarawa State.
The royal family of Ogwashi-Uku Kingdom in Aniocha South Local Government Area of Delta State has insisted that the installation of the new Obi (King), Ifechukwude Chukwuka Okonjo was not done in error.

Ogwashi-Uku: Obi Ifechukwude Okonjo legitimately installed – Royal family

The royal family of Ogwashi-Uku Kingdom in Aniocha South Local Government Area of Delta State has insisted that the installation of the new Obi (King), Ifechukwude Chukwuka Okonjo was not done in error.
Barr. Frank Ugboma, Chairman Imo Assembly House Committee on Public Safety, Intelligence and Securities

My victory at tribunal, renewed hope for PDP, masses in Imo – Assemblyman

A member of Imo State House of Assembly, Mr Frank Ugboma, has described his recent victory at the Election Petitions Tribunal in Owerri, as renewed hope for his party and the common man in the state.