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President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan (second from right) and the Chairman of Senate Committee on Communications, Senator Oluremi Tinubu (second from left), during the joint public hearing of Senate Committees on Communications and Trade & Investment at the National Assembly on Wednesday, February 19, 2020.

Senate probes GSM operators over drop calls — in pictures

A Senate panel on Wednesday held a public hearing to investigate telecommunications network operators in the country over increasing rate of drop calls.
Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta, has urged Nigerian youths to be actively involved in the fight against corruption in the country.

Governor Okowa urges youths to join fight against corruption

Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta, has urged Nigerian youths to be actively involved in the fight against corruption in the country.
The Central Student Disciplinary Committee, CSDC, of the University of Ibadan, UI, has meted various punishments to 22 erring students of different departments.

UI ASUU elects new chairman

The congress of the Academic Staff Union of the Universities (ASUU) University of Ibadan Chapter, has elected, unopposed, Prof Ayo Akinwole, as its new Chairman.
Aliko Dangote, president of the Dangote Group and chief sponsor of the Dangote Foundation, says he wants to be like Bill Gates and try to give a chunk of his wealth to charity in the next few years.

Aliko Dangote remains Africa’s wealthiest person, Mike Adenuga, Abdulsamad Rabiu among top 20

For the ninth year in a row, Aliko Dangote of Nigeria has been declared as the wealthiest person in Africa, with an estimated net worth of $10.1 billion.
Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State has assured industrialists in the state of his administration’s readiness to put an end to the deplorable state of road network affecting manufacturers and other road users in the state.

Ogun creates ministry of transportation, three new agencies

The government of Ogun state has created a new Ministry of Transportation and three agencies under the ministry of physical planning and urban development.
The Bauchi state governor, Sen. Bala Mohammed, on Friday, inaugurated the newly appointed 20 commissioners as members of the State Executive Council (SEC).

Bauchi governor swears in newly appointed chief of staff, others

Bauchi State Governor Bala Mohammed today sworn in the newly appointed Chief of Staff Government House Bauchi, Dr Ladan Salihu.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called for a 'new era of cooperation' [Petr David Josek-AP]

Boko Haram: US announces fresh $40 million aid to Nigeria

The United States has announced an additional $40 million (N14 billion) aid to Nigeria to address the humanitarian crisis arising from decades of the Boko Haram insurgency.

Nigeria, US, Island of Jersey sign tripartite agreement on return of $318,460,329 Abacha loot

The Federal Government, the United States of America (USA) and the Island of Jersey on Monday signed a tripartite agreement on the return of $318,460,329 looted by late former military Head of State, General Sani Abacha.
Minister for Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama has said that the Nigerian Government would use the Forum of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) to seek global support fighting terrorism and increasing Foreign Direct Investments (FDI).

Nigeria, US hold 5th session of bi-national commission in Washington

The Nigeria-US Bi-National Commission (BNC) is scheduled to hold between February 3, and February 4, in Washington DC.
President of the Nigeria Cricket Federation, Professor Adams Yaya Ukwuenya, has stated that Nigeria’s presence at the ongoing international Cricket Council world cup in South Africa is a victory for Nigeria as making the cut to be among the elite Cricket playing nation alone was a product of hard work.

Federation highlights positives for Nigeria as U19 Cricket team play classification

President of the Nigeria Cricket Federation, Professor Adams Yaya Ukwuenya, has stated that Nigeria’s presence at the ongoing international Cricket Council world cup in South Africa is a victory for Nigeria as making the cut to be among the elite Cricket playing nation alone was a product of hard work.
President of the Nigeria Cricket Federation Professor Adams Yaya Ukwenya has stated that Nigeria is not under any form of pressure ahead of the team’s second group stage game against West Indies tomorrow despite having lost the first game.

Nigeria not under pressure at ICC Cricket world cup – Adams Ukwenya

President of the Nigeria Cricket Federation, Professor Adams Yaya Ukwenya, has stated that Nigeria is not under any form of pressure ahead of the team’s second group stage game against West Indies tomorrow despite having lost the first game by 10 wickets against Australia.
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, has stated that his administration increased the budgetary allocation for the health sector in the 2020 budget because of his commitment to universal health coverage in the state.

Rivers government moves to improve investment with ease of doing business council

The Rivers State Government on Monday began a significant step towards increasing investment in the state economy with the state governor inaugurating the Rivers State Ease of Doing Business Council (EODBC).

Cowry Asset: Forex market to witness stability in 2020

The foreign exchange (forex) market will witness stability in 2020, while the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) will continue to sustain its Open Market Operation (OMO) sales at high interest to continue to attract foreign investors.

Poverty: Nigeria to sink deeper, unless – World Bank

The poverty rate in Nigeria could become worse, with up to 30 million more people falling into the extreme poverty trap in the next 10 years, unless Federal Government policy reforms bring about robust productivity and inclusive growth.
The Director General of the International Labour Organization, ILO, Mr. Guy Ryder has commended Nigeria for the labour friendly disposition of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration.

President Buhari approves deployment of permanent secretaries

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Wednesday in Abuja approved the deployment and redeployment of some new and old Permanent Secretaries to different ministries.
Dr Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment said this while fielding questions on television concerning the time for payment of the new wage.

Senator Ngige: Many Nigerian youths unemployable

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, has lamented over the high unemployment rate among youths in Nigeria.

NIMASA boss says corruption discourages investment, growth

Dr Dakuku Peterside, Director-General, Nigeria Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), says corruption discourages investment and growth of the country.
Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto state on Friday inaugurated a 10-member committee to investigative alleged killing of two persons by men of Nigerian Air Force in Mabera area of Sokoto metropolis.

Sokoto governor presents proposed budget of N202.4 billion for 2020 fiscal year

Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto state on Tuesday presented N202.4 billion as proposed appropriation for 2020 fiscal year to the state House of Assembly for approval.

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Neymar has criticised Paris Saint-Germain’s handling of his recent injury after scoring in the 2-1 defeat at Borussia Dortmund, which leaves the French club facing the prospect of another early Champions League exit.

Neymar criticises PSG injury handling after Borussia Dortmund defeat

Neymar has criticised Paris Saint-Germain’s handling of his recent injury after scoring in the 2-1 defeat at Borussia Dortmund, which leaves the French club facing the prospect of another early Champions League exit.
A new Chinese coronavirus, a cousin of the SARS virus, has infected hundreds since the outbreak began in Wuhan, China, in December.

Coronavirus: New research places Nigeria among high risk African countries

The study suggested other countries – among them Nigeria, Ethiopia, Sudan, Angola, Tanzania, Ghana and Kenya – would all need support with detecting and handling imported cases of the coronavirus.
Ignace Sossou quoted on his Facebook and Twitter pages comments made by Benin’s public prosecutor Mario Metonou at a media event to discuss fake news on December 17.

Facebook sued by US for $9 billion in unpaid taxes

That lawsuit went to trial in a San Francisco court on Tuesday, and the crux of the case is a 2010 deal between Facebook and an Irish subsidiary it uses to shuffle money around internationally. The IRS alleges Facebook undervalued the intellectual property it sold to the subsidiary, thereby dodging billions in taxes.
Lionel Messi, who did not score or provide an assist for the first time in a home Champions League group game since 2012, struck the bar and had the best of Barca’s six shots on target.

Lionel Messi speaks out after Barcelona social media scandal

Lionel Messi, in an interview with Mundo Deportivo, has spoken publicly for the first time since reports emerged that Barcelona hired PR firm I3 Ventures for their social media channels which were aimed at tarnishing the images of Gerard Piqué, Messi himself and others associated with the club.
The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) says President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration will not implement policies that will affect the existence of the poor while raising revenue to fund the nation’s infrastructure projects.

BMO: President Buhari fully in-charge of critical affairs of government

The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO), says President Muhammadu Buhari is “fully in charge of critical affairs of government” in the country