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France denies 'selling, yielding, loaning or transferring' the weapons to forces fighting Libya's UN-backed government. HAZEM AHMED- AP

Shock as France admits Libyan rebel forces using its Javelin missiles

France said yesterday its missiles had been found at a Libyan base used by forces loyal to strongman Khalifa Haftar, in an embarrassing admission that raises fresh questions about its role in the conflict.
The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) and the G7 are calling on troops loyal to Libya's renegade General Khalifa Haftar to "halt" their military advance on Tripoli as clashes near the capital prompted concerns of a wider escalation in the North African country.

UNSC, G7 tell Libya strongman Khalifa Haftar “halt” military advance on Tripoli

The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) and the G7 are calling on troops loyal to Libya's renegade General Khalifa Haftar to "halt" their military advance on Tripoli as clashes near the capital prompted concerns of a wider escalation in the North African country.

Saudi, UAE join West Africa’s Sahel nations to fight jihadists

Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates are attending a summit in Paris today aimed at accelerating efforts to set up a West African force to battle Jihadists in the Sahel region.

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Tax appeal tribunal resolves disputes worth N10 billion

A tax Appeal Tribunal sitting in Kaduna and with jurisdiction over the North West Zone, comprising the seven states of Kaduna, Kano, Kebbi, Katsina, Zamfara, Sokoto and Jigawa, with Umar Mohammed Adamu as Chairman, has in the last eight months since the commencement of sitting resolved tax disputes amounting to over N10billion.
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Serena Williams faces Maria Sharapova in US Open first round

It will be a blockbuster of a match as Serena Williams begins her quest for a seventh US Open title and record-tying 24th Grand Slam victory against long-time rival Maria Sharapova in the US Open women’s singles draw unveiled Thursday.
A former chairman of the then Nigeria Football Association and one of the Patrons of the Nigeria Olympics Committee, NOC, Alhaji Ibrahim Galadima, has advised the newly appointed minister of Youth and Sports, Mr. Sunday Dare, to be wary of those who would come around him to offer advices.

Ibrahim Galadima advises new sports minister to be wary of ‘friendly enemies’

A former chairman of the then Nigeria Football Association and one of the Patrons of the Nigeria Olympics Committee, NOC, Alhaji Ibrahim Galadima, has advised the newly appointed minister of Youth and Sports, Mr. Sunday Dare, to be wary of those who would come around him to offer advices.
At least 33 Boko Haram militants were killed by Nigerian troops in a gunfight on Sunday, according to military sources on Tuesday.

Boko Haram attacks Borno communities, razes INEC office, destroys houses

The office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) was among several places touched on Wednesday in the Borno communities of Gubio and Magumeri when the Boko Haram terrorists made attacks.
Some of the states operating the Contributory Pension Scheme refused to remit about N3.4bn pension contributions deducted from their workers monthly remunerations into their respective Retirement Savings Accounts with their Pension Fund Administrators, so says the acting Director-General, National Pension Commission, Aisha Dahir-Umar.

Micro pension plan, grassroots campaigns lift assets to N9.33 trillion

The rising acceptance of micro pension scheme being driven by the National Pension Commission (PenCom), has led to steady rise in pension assets. The pension funds grew from N9.12 trillion in April to N9.33 trillion in June 2019, indicating a N21 billion increase.