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National Assembly leadership called out over unpaid severance allowance

Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, and the Clerk to the National Assembly (CNA), Mohammed Sani-Omolori, have been asked to resolve the payment of severance allowances of legislative aides of the 8th National Assembly (NASS).

Fresh tensions in Guinea as opposition cries ‘constitutional coup’

Guinea’s political opposition accused the president on Friday of staging a “constitutional coup,” prompting fresh tensions in a country wracked by rolling anti-government protests.
Kebbi state Governor, Senator Abubakar Atiku Bagudu has charged all the Civil Societies and Non- Governmental Organizations in the state to partner with state government for progress and energies youths through empowerment activities.

APC governors laud President Buhari for restoring budget cycle

The Progressive Governors Forum on the platform of the All Progressives Congress has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for restoring budget cycle by signing the 2020 Budget before the end of the previous year.
Omoyele Sowore

Omoyele Sowore: US government calls for respect for rule of law

The United States government has expressed concerns over the rearrest of former presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC), Mr. Omoyele Sowore, by the Department of State Security Services (DSS) on Friday.
Kola Ologbondiyan

PDP: Invasion of court by DSS confirms Nigeria sliding into dictatorship

The Peoples Democratic Party has said the furious invasion of the sanctity of the Federal High Court by the Department of State Services further confirms that Nigeria, under the Buhari Presidency, is finally sliding into a frightening dictatorship.
Oluwafunmilayo Josephine Para-Mallam

Womanifesto 2019: Nigerian women encouraged to unite, fund female candidates during polls

Professor Funmi Para-Mallam, a member of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies, NIPSS, Kuru, has urged women to unite and fund female political candidates during elections.
Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State has assured industrialists in the state of his administration’s readiness to put an end to the deplorable state of road network affecting manufacturers and other road users in the state.

Governor Abiodun: Our 2020 budget will be about people

Ogun State Governor Dapo Abiodun has said “no vanity project” will feature in the 2020 budget being compiled for presentation to the House of Assembly.

Lagos shuts more facilities for noise pollution as thugs attack operatives

The Lagos State Government has warned the general public, particularly unrepentant noise polluters, to desist from attacking its officials on duty or face the full wrath of the law.
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.

We’re addressing your concerns – Nigeria tells US investors

The Federal Government has assured existing and potential American investors of its commitment to addressing issues of corruption, political instability and insecurity in the country.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

Edo APC National Assembly caucus accuses Governor Obaseki of terrorising residents

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State and his deputy, Philip Shaibu, have entrenched the culture of terrorism and political gangsterism at the expense of the state and the All Progressives Congress (APC). The state National Assembly caucus on the platform of the APC has said.

Nigeria, IOM launch border management information system at largest airport to date

Nigeria, like many countries, recognizes the economic, social and political benefits of international mobility.
More than one million people took to the streets in Chile Friday for the largest protests in a week of deadly demonstrations demanding economic reforms and the resignation of President Sebastian Pinera.

Political parties in Chile agree on path to new constitution

Political parties in Chile have agreed on a path to a new constitution, negotiators announced in Santiago de Chile, early Friday after weeks of protests.

Improving integrity of elections critical to democratic growth – ex-INEC chief

Prof. Attahiru Jega, former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), says that improving the integrity of elections is key to democratic development of any nation,
Aerial view of people demonstrating with a Chilean national flag next to a bonfire against the government of Chilean President Sebastian Pinera in Santiago, on November 8, 2019. – Unrest began in Chile last October 18 with protests against a rise in transport tickets and other austerity measures that descended into vandalism, looting, and clashes between demonstrators and police. (Photo by Martin BERNETTI / AFP)

Anger at out-of-touch elite stoking Chile protests

They send their children to the same schools, vacation in the same lakeside resorts, and marry into each others’ families.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo attended a church service on Sunday at the RCCG Regional Parish in New York, United States, where he gave a sermon and also prayed fervently for Nigeria 3

Identity of ‘sacked’ VP Osinbajo aides revealed

Jibola Ajayi, daughter of Abiola Ajimobi, former governor of Oyo state and Babajide Awolowo, grandson of Obafemi Awolowo, were among the sacked aides.
Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Boss Mustapha

Boss Mustapha: Corruption hasn’t ended despite President Buhari’s efforts

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, the Chairman, Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption, Prof. Itse Sagay (SAN), and others on Tuesday said corruption had not ended despite the President Muhammadu Buhari administration’s efforts to stamp out the scourge.

Jos community gathers stakeholders over insecurity, degradation

The Tudun Wada Community Development Association in Jos North Local Government Area of Plateau State has organised a one-day retreat for key stakeholders to fashion out ways of addressing challenges bedeviling the community.

Minister: We’ll shut illegal car parks in Abuja to tackle crime

The Minister, Federal Capital Territory, Mallam Muhammed Bello, has said the influx of too many vehicles has increased crime rate in Abuja and its environs.

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Neymar has criticised Paris Saint-Germain’s handling of his recent injury after scoring in the 2-1 defeat at Borussia Dortmund, which leaves the French club facing the prospect of another early Champions League exit.

Neymar criticises PSG injury handling after Borussia Dortmund defeat

Neymar has criticised Paris Saint-Germain’s handling of his recent injury after scoring in the 2-1 defeat at Borussia Dortmund, which leaves the French club facing the prospect of another early Champions League exit.
A new Chinese coronavirus, a cousin of the SARS virus, has infected hundreds since the outbreak began in Wuhan, China, in December.

Coronavirus: New research places Nigeria among high risk African countries

The study suggested other countries – among them Nigeria, Ethiopia, Sudan, Angola, Tanzania, Ghana and Kenya – would all need support with detecting and handling imported cases of the coronavirus.
Ignace Sossou quoted on his Facebook and Twitter pages comments made by Benin’s public prosecutor Mario Metonou at a media event to discuss fake news on December 17.

Facebook sued by US for $9 billion in unpaid taxes

That lawsuit went to trial in a San Francisco court on Tuesday, and the crux of the case is a 2010 deal between Facebook and an Irish subsidiary it uses to shuffle money around internationally. The IRS alleges Facebook undervalued the intellectual property it sold to the subsidiary, thereby dodging billions in taxes.
Lionel Messi, who did not score or provide an assist for the first time in a home Champions League group game since 2012, struck the bar and had the best of Barca’s six shots on target.

Lionel Messi speaks out after Barcelona social media scandal

Lionel Messi, in an interview with Mundo Deportivo, has spoken publicly for the first time since reports emerged that Barcelona hired PR firm I3 Ventures for their social media channels which were aimed at tarnishing the images of Gerard Piqué, Messi himself and others associated with the club.
The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) says President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration will not implement policies that will affect the existence of the poor while raising revenue to fund the nation’s infrastructure projects.

BMO: President Buhari fully in-charge of critical affairs of government

The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO), says President Muhammadu Buhari is “fully in charge of critical affairs of government” in the country