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AfDB set to empower African women with $300m

The African Development Bank (AfDB) says it will offer 300 million dollars to financial intermediaries to support the Affirmative Finance Action for Women in Africa (AFAWA).

President Buhari to commission new AfDB building

Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, will commission the new office complex of the African Development Bank in Abuja on January 18, 2018, consolidating the country’s position as the Bank’s largest shareholder.

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Angela Merkel vows to ‘win back trust’ after Bavaria poll debacle

German Chancellor Angela Merkel vowed Monday to "win back trust" from voters after squabbling within her three-party coalition was blamed for severe election losses in the state of Bavaria.
3 The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) said it has commenced aerial display of its fighter aircraft in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), as part of its activities to mark the country’s 58th Independence Day celebration on October 1.

NAF jets destroy terrorists’ hideouts, kill scores in Borno

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) said its Air Task Force (ATF), fighting the counter-insurgency war in the North East have killed scores of terrorists and destroyed their strongholds at Bogum in Northern Borno State.
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Gernot Rohr: Super Eagles need ‘big fighting spirit’ to beat Libya in Sfax

Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr says he expects a challenging Africa Cup of Nations qualifier rematch against Libya on Tuesday despite trouncing the north Africans at the weekend.

Imo government signs MoU with Chinese firm on solar energy

The Imo State Government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with a Chinese firm, Messrs Elion Global Resources, on solar energy/power generation and agro-based ventures.
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Police arrest businessman who allegedly bolted during stop-and-search operation

The police in Lagos on Monday said they have arrested an auto spare parts dealer who took to his heels after the officers flagged down his car for a routine stop-and-search operation in Mushin.