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The Nigeria Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC) has restated its commitment toward promoting Nigeria’s investment opportunities.

Auditor General’s report accuses NIPC of spending N4.9 billion in four years without due...

The Office of the Auditor-General of the Federation has accused the management of Nigeria Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC), led by the Executive Secretary, Yewande Sadiku, of unlawfully spending the sum of N4.97 billion within four years
Stuttgart forward Silas Katompa Mvumpa has been banned for three months and fined €30,000 by the DFB following his false identity revelation.

Congolese player banned for three months after false identity revelation

Stuttgart forward Silas Katompa Mvumpa has been banned for three months and fined €30,000 by the DFB following his false identity revelation.
General view of a cross session of lawyers in a court during a hearing of a blasphemy case in Kano, Nigeria January 21, 2021. REUTERS-Stringer

Nigerian lawyers differ on higher pay for judicial officers

Some Abuja-based lawyers on Wednesday expressed divergent views on the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Tanko Muhammad ‘s proposal to review salaries of Judicial Officers, every four years.
FILE PHOTO - Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko delivers a speech in Minsk, Belarus May 26, 2021. Press Service of the President of the Republic of Belarus-Handout via REUTERS-File Photo

Belarus introduces prison sentences for taking part in protests

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko on Tuesday signed into law prison sentences for people taking part in protests or insulting state officials, part of an unprecedented crackdown by the veteran leader since a disputed election last year.
Helen Paul

Helen Paul: I was told to create scandals if I wanted to be popular

Nigerian comedienne and actress, Helen Paul, has stated that she was once told to indulge herself in scandals so that she would get a huge fanbase on social media.

Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa: Constitution amendment is deception

Civil rights lawyer, Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa (SAN), has added his voice to many Nigerians who believe that the Constitution Amendment embarked upon by the 9th National Assembly (NASS) is a clear way of diverting the attention of majority of Nigerians who desire a brand new ‘People’s Constitution’.
The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, says his ministry is determined to accelerate the pace of industrialisation of Nigeria, to create wealth for citizens.

Minister calls for the protection of women children

The Minister of Science and Technology, Ogbonnaya Onu, has acknowledged the good work of International Federation of women Lawyers (FIDA) in tackling the problems of women and children in the areas of abuse and manipulation of human right.
FIFA President Gianni Infantino after his speech during the UEFA Congress REUTERS-Yves Herman-File Photo

FIFA president restates commitment to good governance

FIFA President Gianni Infantino has reinforced the importance of protecting the integrity of sport, while speaking at a special United Nations General Assembly event, highlighting the dangers of corruption.
Facebook on Tuesday said the coronavirus pandemic has users flocking to its services while it undermines ad revenue on which the world’s biggest social network depends.

Facebook report: U.S. a top target for foreign and domestic influence operations

The United States topped a list of the countries most frequently targeted by deceptive foreign influence operations using Facebook between 2017 and 2020, the social media company said in a new report released on Wednesday.
The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) will soon resolve all teething challenges impeding the smooth implementation of the electronic call-up system for trucks doing business at the ports, its Acting Managing Director, Mr Mohammed Bello-Koko, said on Tuesday in Lagos.

NPA will soon resolve bottlenecks impeding truck call-up system – acting chief

The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) will soon resolve all teething challenges impeding the smooth implementation of the electronic call-up system for trucks doing business at the ports, its Acting Managing Director, Mr Mohammed Bello-Koko, said on Tuesday in Lagos.

Archbishop Kaigama: INEC’s shoddy conduct of polls raises doubts about credibility of election results

The Catholic Archbishop of Abuja, His Grace, Most Rev. Ignatius Kaigama, on Sunday, said for Nigeria’s elections to be perceived as credible, the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, must deploy technology to drive efficiency and transparency.

Ogun council elections: Our integrity’ll not be compromised ― OGSIEC boss

As the much anticipated local government elections in Ogun State gather momentum, Chairman of the State Independent Electoral Commission (OGSIEC), Mr. Babatunde Osibodu, has assured the people of the state that the Commission will not compromise its integrity.
The House of Representatives, Tuesday, intervened in the conflict between telecommunication companies and banks over N42billion debts from Unstructured Supplementary Service Data(USSD).

House asks federal government to suspend upcoming census exercise

Following the ravaging insecurity in the country, the House of Representatives yesterday called on the federal government to suspend the upcoming census exercise until security improved.
On Monday, FIFA published the 2020 edition of the FIFA Global Transfer Market Report.

FIFA relegates Kenyan premiership club over match manipulation

Zoo FC have been relegated from the Football Kenya Federation Premier League after being found guilty of match manipulation by world football governing body Fifa.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

Insecurity: There will be no election in 2023 – APC chieftain

Former Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, in Niger state, Jonathan Vatsa, has said that unless the current security situation in the country is addressed, Nigerians should not expected any election in 2023.
The Chairman of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum and the Governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has admonished the President, National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), Comrade Sunday Asefon not to betray the confidence reposed in him by the entire students’ body.

Ekiti governor tasks new monarch to make impact

The Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi, has charged the new Onijaro of Ijaro-Ekiti in Ilejemeje Local Government, Oba Joshua Oluwagboyega Ogunbiyi, to make an impact in the life of his people with his ascension to the throne.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

Why APC remains strong, united in Plateau – chairman

Chief Letep Dabang, Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Plateau has given reasons why the party has remained strong and united in the state.

JAMB unveils new feature to tackle exams malpractice

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has introduced a new feature in the ongoing registration for the the 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and Direct Entry (DE).
Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Abdulrasheed Bawa, said yesterday that the commission arrested more than 400 young Nigerians for internet related fraud in the first three months of 2021.

EFCC raises alarm over fake Abdulrasheed Bawa’s Twitter handles

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Sunday, notified the public of the sudden emergence of fake Twitter accounts, linked to its chairman, Abdulrasheed Bawa, by criminal elements.
An Italian court has declared Shell, Eni and their managers all acquitted in the controversial Malabu scandal. They were all acquitted by the court yesterday.

OPL 245: Shell, Eni should face prosecution in Nigeria – HEDA

President Muhammadu Buhari has been asked to ensure that oil giants, Shell and Eni face prosecution in Nigeria. Shell and Eni have been dragged to court in Milan, Italy over horrendous alleged cases of corruption in relation to the Oil Prospecting Lease (OPL) 245
Watching Kylian Mbappe and Paris Saint-Germain tear Barcelona to shreds at Camp Nou on Tuesday evening in the first leg of their Champions League last 16 tie, it felt there’s a new king in town.

Real Madrid’s strategy to sign Kylian Mbappe

The idea that Kylian Mbappe holds little interest in renewing his contract with Paris Saint-Germain is gathering pace as the weeks go by according to Diario AS.
A rioter is seen near a burning car at the peace wall gate into Lanark Way as protests continue in Belfast, Northern Ireland, April 7, 2021. REUTERS-Jason Cairnduff

Northern Ireland government to meet as riots escalate

Northern Ireland’s devolved government will meet to be briefed on nightly outbreaks of street violence that escalated on Wednesday with sectarian clashes, continued attacks on

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Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi said on Wednesday that the United States and Britain should lift their block on the export of COVID-19 vaccines.

Italian premier calls for Euros final to be moved from Wembley

The prime minister of Italy has called for the Euro 2020 final to be moved from Wembley due to coronavirus concerns. Mario Draghi says the level of infection in the United Kingdom means alternative venues must be considered.
Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo

Laurent Gbagbo files for divorce, to end 30-year marriage

Ivory Coast’s former president Laurent Gbagbo filed for divorce on Monday from his wife of three decades, his lawyer said, days after his highly anticipated return to the country.
Hon Justice Monica Bolna’an Dongban-Mensem is currently the Presiding Justice of the Court of Appeal, Enugu Division, Nigeria and Life Member of Body of Benchers.

Appeal court president inaugurates special court sitting 270 cases in Jos

The President of the Court of Appeal, Hon Justice Monica Dongban-Mensem, has organised a special court sitting in Jos where about 270 Motions and Appeals would be addressed for quick dispensation of justice.
The logo of MTN is pictured in Abuja, Nigeria September 11, 2018. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde-File Photo

MTN to invest N640 billion to expand broadband access

MTN Nigeria plans to invest N640 billion (approximately US$1.5 billion) over the next three years to expand broadband access across the continent’s most populous country, in line with the federal government’s 2020-2025 National Broadband Plan and in support of MTN Group’s strategy, Ambition 2025: Leading digital solutions for Africa’s progress.
The three survivors of Sunday’s sporadic shooting by a police operative in Enugu have regained consciousness, a medical doctor at the Enugu State University Teaching Hospital, Parklane, has said.

Enugu: Victims of police shooting stable – physician

The three survivors of Sunday’s sporadic shooting by a police operative in Enugu have regained consciousness, a medical doctor at the Enugu State University Teaching Hospital, Parklane, has said.

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A farmer prepares to collect a cocoa pod at a cocoa farm in Alepe, Ivory Coast December 7, 2020. REUTERS-Luc Gnago

Ivory Coast says chocolate traders failing to pay farmers living wage premium

Major chocolate traders in Ivory Coast are failing to pay a $400-per-tonne premium on beans aimed at curbing farmer poverty, the country's cocoa regulator said in a draft letter seen by Reuters on Friday.
Speaking at a press conference on the violence that trailed the EndSARS protests in Abuja, the Minister of Information and Communication, Alhaji Lai Mohammed said social media was used to spread fake news and disinformation that catalyzed the violence that was witnessed across the country.

Minister: NBC‘ll be self-funding soon

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, says the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) will soon be self-funding and stop drawing salaries and allocations from the Federal Government.
King Mswati III, Head of State of the Kingdom of Swaziland, known as eSwatini. Timothy A Clary-AFP

eSwatini youth stage rare rural protest against monarchy

Police in eSwatini on Saturday clashed with a rural demonstration demanding democratic reforms in Africa's last absolute monarchy, an AFP reporter said.
Felix Tshisekedi

Congo limit public gatherings as third coronavirus wave builds

The Democratic Republic of Congo will limit public gatherings to 20 people and close nightclubs as the country grapples with a third wave of COVID-19, President Felix Tshisekedi said on Tuesday.
The Katsina State Government has said it will spend N74 billion on the ongoing construction and rehabilitation of 1,378 kilometres of roads across the 34 local government areas of the state to abate transportation challenges facing rural dwellers.

Katsina government to spend N74 billion on construction, rehabilitation of 1,378km roads

The Katsina State Government has said it will spend N74 billion on the ongoing construction and rehabilitation of 1,378 kilometres of roads across the 34 local government areas of the state to abate transportation challenges facing rural dwellers.