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Ex-AGF Adoke’s arrest in Dubai proof anti-graft war working – Itse Sagay

Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee against Corruption, Prof. Itse Sagay, has confirmed the arrest of former Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Mohammed Adoke, by the International Criminal Police in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
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 signs Executive Order 009 on open defecation-free Nigeria

President Muhammadu Buhari Wednesday signed Executive Order 009 entitled: The Open Defecation-Free Nigeria by 2025 and Other Related Matters Order, 2019.

Bayelsa election: PDP may soon witness mass defection – Chekwas Okorie

Chief Chekwe Okorie, the National Chairman of the United Progressive Party (UPP) has declared that the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was disintegrating gradually, predicting that in no distant time, the party may witness massive defection of its leaders and stakeholders to the governing All Progressives Congress (APC).
President of the Senate, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan (left) with the Senate Minority Whip, Senator Philip Tanimu Aduda, during the plenary on Tuesday, November 19, 2019. 4

Social Media Bill: Senate proposes N10m fine, three years imprisonment for offenders

Despite public outcry, the Senate on Wednesday passed the Social Media into second reading as the lawmakers proposed three years imprisonment for the offenders.

Itse Sagay: Nigerians’ pretence against President Buhari government amazes me

The Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), Prof. Itse Sagay, SAN, says it amazes him when Nigerians query the change President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration has brought in the fight against corruption.

Customs impounds 1,343 bags of foreign rice, others worth N492 million

The Federal Operations Unit (FOU) Zone ‘C’ of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) in Owerri said it impounded 1,343 bags of foreign rice and other contraband worth N492 million and made six arrest within the month.
An FCT High Court, Maitama, on Wednesday fixed Jan. 27, 2020 for Olisa Metuh, a former PDP spokesman, charged with criminal destruction of evidence to open his defence.

Court sends Abdulrasheed Maina’s ex-aide to prison over ‘N738 million fraud’

A High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) in Gwagwalada, Abuja has ordered that Mrs. Ann Igwe Olachi, an ex-Secretary to former Chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina, be remanded in Suleja prison, Niger State.

Group advocates reduction in age of access to SRH services

The New HIV and Vaccine Microbicides Advocacy Society (NHVMAS) Wednesday urged the Federal Ministry of Health to reduce the age of access for both Sexual Reproductive Health (SRH) and HIV testing services to 14 years.
“We are happy to see the continued growth in the number of international students in the United States and U.S. students studying abroad,” said Marie Royce, Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs.

Report: 13,423 Nigerian students contributed $514 million to US economy in 2018

At least 13,423 Nigerians currently studying in the U.S. contributed 514 million dollars to the U.S. economy in 2018, according to official data.
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NACA: Over 60 per cent adolescent ignorant about HIV

The National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA), Wednesday revealed that over 60 per cent of adolescents and young people across the country do not have significant knowledge about HIV and adequate sexual education about the disease.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan (left) with the Senate Minority Whip, Senator Philip Tanimu Aduda, during the plenary on Tuesday, November 19, 2019. 2

Senate seeks to establish agency for mental health

The Senate on Wednesday considered a Bill seeking to establish the National Agency for Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services.
‘Anybody’, a song by Afro-fusion star, Damini Ogulu aka Burna Boy has been featured on American TV series ‘Ballers’.

Grammy 2020: Burna Boy nominated in ‘Best World Music Album’ category

Nigerian Afro-fusion singer, Damini Ogulu, popularly known as Burna Boy, has made the list of nominees for 2020 Grammy Awards.
President Buhari presides over Federal Executive Council (FEC) Meeting in State House on 12th Dec 2018-4

FEC approves €500 million credit for Bank of Industry

The Federal Executive Council on Wednesday approved that 500 million Euro loan be sourced for the Bank of Industry from external creditors. =

Air Peace to begin Kano-Owerri direct flights November 26

Air Peace will commence Kano-Owerri-Kano direct flights effective from November 26, 2019. The airline’s Corporate Communications Executive, Stanley Olisa, disclosed this in a statement saying that the flight days are Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
‘Anybody’, a song by Afro-fusion star, Damini Ogulu aka Burna Boy has been featured on American TV series ‘Ballers’.

Organisers cancel Burna Boy’s South Africa concert over ‘threats of violence’

Organisers have cancelled two concerts that were supposed to feature Nigerian pop-star Burnaboy over “increasing threats of violence”.
Ibn Na’allah’s point of order was sustained by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan. 3

Social Media Bill scales second reading in Senate

The piece of legislation, also known as the ‘Social Media Bill’, according to its sponsor, Senator Mohammed Sani Musa, proposes a framework and system of regulation, control and conduct, the use of the internet and various social platforms in the transmission of information in Nigeria.
Lagos State High Court.

820 Buses: Court fixes date to hear former Governor Ambode’s suit against Lagos assemblymen

A Lagos High Court in Ikeja on Wednesday, November 20 fixed January 16, 2020, for the hearing of a suit filed by former governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode, to challenge the constitutionality of the probe of his administration by the House of Assembly over procurement of 820 buses for public transportation.
Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr paid a courtesy call on Nigeria Minister of Youth and Sports Development Sunday Dare on Wednesday morning in Abuja.

Gernot Rohr visits sports minister in Abuja, commended for Super Eagles job

Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr paid a courtesy call on Nigeria Minister of Youth and Sports Development Sunday Dare on Wednesday morning in Abuja.

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NNPC to automate depot, pump station operations

The Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mallam Mele Kyari, on Wednesday disclosed that the Corporation was poised to automate its downstream facilities such as depots, pump stations and measurement systems across the Country.

Ex-AGF Adoke’s arrest in Dubai proof anti-graft war working – Itse Sagay

Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee against Corruption, Prof. Itse Sagay, has confirmed the arrest of former Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Mohammed Adoke, by the International Criminal Police in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Members of Real Madrid’s first-team squad are allegedly pleased to see Jose Mourinho appointed as the new head coach of Tottenham Hotspur.

Real Madrid squad ‘pleased by Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham Hotspur move’

Members of Real Madrid’s first-team squad are allegedly pleased to see Jose Mourinho appointed as the new head coach of Tottenham Hotspur.
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 signs Executive Order 009 on open defecation-free Nigeria

President Muhammadu Buhari Wednesday signed Executive Order 009 entitled: The Open Defecation-Free Nigeria by 2025 and Other Related Matters Order, 2019.
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PACAC endorses Ibrahim Magu’s appointment as substantive EFCC chairman

The Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC) has made a case for the appointment of the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Ibrahim Magu as the substantive chairman of the Commission.