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Sweden marks national day with major military exercise

Marking national day on Wednesday, Sweden called up 22,000 reservists for an exercise of a scale not seen in 40 years as tensions simmer between the West and Russia.

Posters naming DR Congo’s Joseph Kabila as candidate appear in Kinshasa

Posters published by supporters of the Democratic Republic of Congo's ruling party show Joseph Kabila as a presidential candidate in controversial December elections meant to end his rule.

2019: President Buhari cautions APC caucus against ‘short cuts, illegal manoeuvres’

President Muhammadu Buhari has enjoined the national caucus of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to abide strictly with the party’s constitution while conducting congresses at wards, local governments, states and national levels.

Australia warship makes huge Arabian Sea hashish seizure

An Australian warship has seized almost eight tonnes of hashish in the Arabian Sea, with the defence department Saturday estimating its street value at Aus$415 million (US$325 million).

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Governor Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara State

We’ll sack workers if N30,000 minimum wage must be paid – governors

Nigerian governors rose from their emergency meeting Wednesday night with a resolution that they cannot afford to pay workers a minimum wage of N30,000 unless the organised labour wants its members to be sacked.

ANCOPSS: Federal government school feeding programme a waste

Alhaji Katcha Kudu, North Central President of All Nigeria Confederation of Principals of Secondary Schools (ANCOPSS), has written off the Federal Government’s School Feeding Programme, describing it as a conduit pipe to siphon public funds.

House of Reps adjourn for third time in one week over faulty microphones

The House of Representatives on Wednesday adjourned plenary over failure of the public address system in the chamber.
FILE PHOTO- An MTN starter kit pack on display at a retail stand in Abuja, Nigeria November 17, 2015. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde-File Photo

MTN targets mobile banking licence in Nigeria

Nigeria announced last month that it would allow telecom companies to provide banking services, aiming to give millions of Nigerians without bank accounts access to so-called mobile money services, a policy that has been very successful in Kenya.
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Stanbic IBTC inaugurates Africa-China banking centre

In a move aimed at offering Nigerian and Chinese clients a business-to-business networking and personal advisory service and also help them to access and unlock opportunities in Nigeria-China trade, Stanbic IBTC Bank Plc has commissioned an Africa-China Banking Centre (ACBC) in Lagos.