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Arriving in Khartoum, Sudan, on Saturday to celebrate the signing of a power-sharing deal outlining the country’s transition to civilian rule. Ahmed Mustafa-Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

Crowds fill Khartoum’s streets to hail ‘new Sudan’

As the crowd erupted into a thunderous roar to mark the signing of a declaration on Sudan’s transitional constitution, 19-year-old Ali broke into tears for his dead brother.
A midnight fire has razed over 90 shops at the biggest spare parts market in Edo State at Uwelu in Egor local government area.

Fire razes 90 shops at popular Edo spare parts market

A midnight fire has razed over 90 shops at the biggest spare parts market in Edo State at Uwelu in Egor local government area.
The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said the average cost of refilling a five kilogramme (kg) cylinder of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (Cooking Gas) increased to N2,05.14 in August from N2,01.45 recorded in July.

Fake cylinders: LPG advocate warns ‘bomb-like’ explosions may hit Nigerian homes

Worried by the continued influx of fake and sub-standard Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) cylinders into Nigeria, a cooking gas advocate has warned that Nigerian homes may start experiencing `bomb-like’ explosions in their kitchens soon, caused by fake cylinders.
Nigerian Stock Exchange NSE

Sallah celebration: Market capitalisation sheds N57 billion

Ahead of Sallah celebration, crucial market indicators of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) on Friday declined further by 0.43 per cent due to profit taking.

Police train NFVCB officers to combat unclassified, pirated films

Nigeria Police Force (NPF) has trained officers of the National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB) as Supernumerary (SPY) Police to enhance its fight against unclassified, pirated films and video works.

MTN earns N469 billion from airtime, data, SMS in H1

MTN Nigeria made a total of N469.4bn revenue from sales of airtime, data and Short Messaging Service in the first six months of the year, the 2019 half-year unaudited financial report of the company stated.
Members of the Syrian Civil Defence known as White Helmets bury the body of citizen journalist Anas al-Dyab in the rebel-held city of Idlib in northwestern Syria on July 21, 2019. AFP

Russian airstrike kills 19 in Syria

Sixteen civilians were among 19 people killed Monday in a Russian airstrike on a market in northwest Syria, a monitor said, in the latest violence to plague the opposition bastion.
A pedestrian walks past a stock indicator board for the Tokyo Stock Exchange being displayed in a window of a securities company in Tokyo on October 1, 2018. - Japanese shares powered to a new 27-year high on October 1 after the US and Canada clinched a long-awaited trade deal, but other Asian equity markets struggled in subdued holiday trading. (Photo by Martin BUREAU / AFP)

Asian markets tank, oil prices rise ahead of US rate cut

Asian markets were in retreat Monday on dimming hopes for a deep interest rate cut by the US Federal Reserve, but all the firms on a new tech-focused board in China rallied on its opening day.
In a bid to create access to quality education, Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has announced the abolition of all forms of fees and levies in public primary and secondary schools across the state.

Reconstruction: Traders celebrate, hail Governor Wike

Traders of newly constructed Rumuwoji (Mile One) Market and the Fruit Garden Market in Port Harcourt are happy with the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike for delivering on his promise to them.

Fire guts Enugu market, destroys goods worth millions of naira

An early morning fire at Amaigbo Market in Obiagu, a sprawling suburb in Enugu, on Friday, has destroyed goods worth millions of naira.

Residents foil fresh pipeline fire in Lagos community

Barely five days after a deadly pipeline fire that killed over a dozen people at Ijegun town, north of Lagos, residents of the community have foiled another pipeline vandalism.

Nigeria plans to implement N500 billion facility for non-oil sector

The Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, has said the Apex bank plans to implement N500 billion facility aimed at supporting the growth of non-oil exports, which would help to improve non-oil export earnings.

Ikeja Disco moves to avoid TCN’s suspension from electricity market

The management of Ikeja Electricity Distribution PLC (IKEDC) on Friday said it has begun moves to get the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) to rescind its order to suspend it from participation in the electricity market and disconnect some of its facilities from the national grid.

Federal government moves to cut off Enugu Disco, two others from national grid

The federal government has ordered the disconnection of three electricity distribution companies from the national grid over “non-compliance with the conditions of market rules”.
The Nigerian Army on Monday dismissed as ‘untrue’ social media reports indicating the closure of the Maiduguri-Monguno Road.

Troops neutralise several bandits in Sokoto, lose a soldier

Troops have neutralized scores of bandits/kidnappers in Sokoto and arrested ransom collectors and informants working for them, the Nigerian Army said on Monday.

Fire razes 200 shops in Makurdi market

A trader, James Ekeson, who spoke to newsmen said the fire started at about 6:30 pm when the market was closed.

Jukun/Tiv crisis: Wukari yam market deserted

The ever busy Wukari Yam Market in Taraba state was deserted by both buyers and suppliers as a result of the ongoing crisis between Jukun and Tiv ethnic groups.
Seyi Makinde

Oyo government appoints Due Process chief

The Oyo State Government has named Ms. Tara Adefope as the Director General of Due Process Office.

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Nigerian Stock Exchange NSE

Pressure on equities as investors lose N200 billion

Sustained sell-offs in highly capitalised stocks trading on the floor of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) was the theme this week as investors lost a total of N200 billion Week-on-Week.
Plateau Commissioner of Police, Isaac Akinmoyode, has said that INEC supplementary election in the state was so far going on peacefully.

INEC: 66,725 voters to participate in Plateau by-election

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says 66,725 voters will be participating in the by-election into the Pengana Constituency of Bassa Local Government Area in Plateau House of Assembly.
The Governorship Election Petition Tribunal in Uyo, on Monday, ordered INEC to allow the All Progressive Congress (APC) candidate, Mr Nsima Ekere, to inspect all election materials used during the March 9 Governorship Election.

2023: INEC commences plan, pledges to improve electoral system

Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, the Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says the commission has commenced plan for the 2023 general elections with the ongoing series of review of 2019 general elections.

Kuwaiti fates less privileged Nigerians in 14 states

The Kuwaiti Embassy in Nigeria has said that less privileged Nigerians in 14 states across Nigeria benefited from its gesture of putting smile on the faces of Nigeria during celebrations.
Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has again accused President Muhammadu Buhari of clamping down on the judiciary.

Atiku Abubakar tenders additional 26, 175 documents against President Buhari

The presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, on Friday tendered a total of 26, 175 additional documents to challenge the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari at the February 23, 2019, elections.