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$9.6bn judgment: Nigeria ‘agrees to deposit $200m’ to P&ID

President Muhammadu Buhari has authorised the release of $200 million in the $9.6 billion awarded against Nigeria in its case with Process & Industrial Development (P&ID).
Omoyele Sowore

#RevolutionNow: Foundation condemns Omoyele Sowore’s continued detention

An International human rights group, Clooney Foundation for Justice, has condemned the continued incarceration of Sahara Reporters publisher, Omoyele Sowore, by the Department of State Services (DSS).
Chidi Izuwah

Federal government approves PPP projects worth $8 billion in eight years

Mr Chidi Izuwah, the Director-General, Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission (ICRC) has said that the Federal Government approved Public-Private Partnership (PPP) projects worth eight billion dollars between 2010 and 2018.
Abubakar Malami

$9.6 billion: Federal government sacks UK legal team

The Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (SAN), has dismissed the entire English legal team less than one week to the deadline given by the United Kingdom Commercial Court against Nigeria to pay US$ 200 million as a condition for a stay on the enforcement of judgement granted the Process and Industrial Development.
However, Nigeria is not among nine countries that are on track to surpass the FP2020 goals set for growth in modern contraceptive use. Countries on track are Mozambique, Chad, Cameroon, Kyrgyz Republic, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Ghana, Burkina Faso and Sri Lanka.

Report: 6.5 million women now use modern contraceptives in Nigeria

Over 6.5 million women now use a modern method of contraception in Nigeria. It is the highest number on record in the country’s history, according to a new report by Family Planning 2020, FP2020.
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Biafra: Nnamdi Kanu gives federal government fresh conditions for dialogue

The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has given the Federal Government fresh condition upon which he would sit at a round table with Nigerian Government officials to discuss the issue of the Biafran struggle.
Former FIFA U17 World Cup-winning captain Kelechi Nwakali will be stand-in captain when Nigeria opens its Africa U23 Cup of Nations campaign against the Elephants of Cote d’Ivoire in Cairo on Saturday.

Kelechi Nwakali to captain Olympic Eagles against Cote d’Ivoire

Former FIFA U17 World Cup-winning captain Kelechi Nwakali will be stand-in captain when Nigeria opens its Africa U23 Cup of Nations campaign against the Elephants of Cote d’Ivoire in Cairo on Saturday.
Abubakar Malami

Asset recovery: States, local councils to pay federal government 30 per cent of recovered...

A new law on recovery and management of stolen public asset has given the federal government at least 30 per cent of the proceeds of asset recovered for state and local governments.
This was one of the highlights of a high-level meeting between the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, and the Deputy Prime Minister of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, Mr. Vuong Dinh Hue, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. 2

Nigeria, Vietnam agree on joint trade commission — in pictures

Nigeria and Vietnam on Wednesday night agreed on the establishment of a joint commission on trade and to strengthen bilateral ties between the two countries.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed has assured the international community that President Muhammadu Buhari’s new administration will be more determined in the fight against corruption.

Social Media out of control, we’ll clean it up – minister

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has disclosed that the Nigerian Government is working to inject sanity into the Social Media space which has gone totally out of control.

Ahmad Sajoh: We need to support President Buhari’s effort to grow economy

Mr Ahmad Sajoh, a Board of Trustee Member of Mindshift Advocacy for Development Initiative, a Lagos based NGO, has urged all stakeholders to support President Muhammadu Buhari’s efforts to improve the economy.
The Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Otunba Richard Adeniyi Adebayo, has said the Federal Government will welcome long-term agribusiness activities coming from Russia to Nigeria.

Federal government will welcome Russia’s agribusiness in Nigeria – minister

The Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Otunba Richard Adeniyi Adebayo, has said the Federal Government will welcome long-term agribusiness activities coming from Russia to Nigeria.
Abdulrasheed Maina, former chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT) has arrived at the federal high court in Abuja to be arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Abdulrasheed Maina appears in court alongside son

The former chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT), Abdulrasheed Maina, is being arraigned today alongside his son, Faisal, who is a final year Telecommunications Engineering student in a Dubai University.
Mark Lowcock

North-East: AAH, Mercy Corps ban will be lifted soon – UN

The United Nations on Friday said two nongovernmental organisations; Action Against Hunger and Mercy Corps whose activities in the North-East were suspended by the military in September will be allowed to return to the region in a few days time.

Trials of Abdulrasheed Maina, son begin Friday

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission will formally arraign alleged pension looter, Abdulrasheed Maina, on Friday.

Automobile dealers threaten to sue Customs over closure of premises

A group of auto-mobile dealers in Lagos State have threatened to drag the Nigerian Customs Service (NIS), to court over the sealing of their business premises.
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Nigeria pledges support for AFRIMA 2019 edition

The Nigerian Government has pledged its full support for the successful hosting of the 2019 All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA), as the country prepares to host the glamorous event in Lagos 20-23 November 2019, with the theme: ”Feel Africa”.

Border closure: Ghanaian trade union calls for boycott of Nigerian goods

Ghana Union of Traders Association has called for a total boycott of made-in-Nigerian goods.

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The Federal High Court in Kano on Friday dismissed the preliminary report of the state Public Complaint and Anti-corruption Commission (PCACC) which recommended the suspension of the Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II.

Court voids report recommending Emir Sanusi’s suspension

The Federal High Court in Kano on Friday dismissed the preliminary report of the state Public Complaint and Anti-corruption Commission (PCACC) which recommended the suspension of the Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II, pending investigations into alleged financial misappropriation of the emirate’s funds.
Jordan Henderson is set to miss at least “three weeks” of action with a hamstring injury, depriving Liverpool of their captain and one of their most in-form players for a minimum of four games.

Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson out for three weeks

Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson will be sidelined for up to three weeks after suffering a hamstring injury against Atletico Madrid, the Premier League leaders announced on Friday.
A bus departing from the South Korean city of Daegu is disinfected as the number of Covid-19 infections rise. China’s coronavirus cases have risen over 75,000. YONHAP-AFP via Getty Images

Coronavirus: 500 Chinese prisoners infected

Authorities on Friday said the new coronavirus has infected about 500 people in China’s prisons, almost half outside the province at the centre of the epidemic.
The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has deployed 1,400 corps members to Gombe State for the 2019 Batch B Stream II orientation course.

NYSC corps members sensitise Oyo community on waste disposal

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members in Oyo, the ancient town of Oyo State, have sensitized the people of the community on waste disposal in their various environments.
Prof. Isaac Adegun of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Ilorin, has warned against over slimming of the body and tummy protrusion beyond certain limit.

Professor warns against ‘over-slimming’ of body

Prof. Isaac Adegun of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Ilorin, has warned against over slimming of the body and tummy protrusion beyond certain limit.