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BRASILIA - President Jair Bolsonaro launched a jobs program Monday largely based on tax reductions as Brazil struggles to put more than 12 million people back to work.

Brazil launches job program amid mass unemployment

President Jair Bolsonaro launched a jobs program Monday largely based on tax reductions as Brazil struggles to put more than 12 million people back to work.

Kogi guber: Monarch decrees death for irate politicians, trouble makers

Ahead of Saturday’s governorship election, in Kogi State, the Olu of Magongo, Obin Sam Bola Ojo, has placed a curse on whoever brings violence to his kingdom, declaring that the person will die a mysterious death before the end of this year.
Governor Godwin Obaseki of Delta State has restated his commitment to serve Edo people, insisting that the time for sharing public funds to a few greedy politicians in Edo was over.

Governor Obaseki: I promised 200,000 jobs, I have created 157,000 so far

Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki says he has so far created 157,000 jobs out of the 200,000 he promised the state.
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.

INEC: Only atomic bomb can disrupt Saturday elections

Anyone planning to disrupt Saturday’s governorship elections in Bayelsa and Kogi States would need to use an atomic bomb if he is to succeed, the Independent National Electoral Commission has said.
Protesters hold banners reading “All to La Jonquera” as they block the AP-7 highway at the Spanish-French border in La Jonquera northern Spain, on November 11, 2019 during an action called by Tsunami Democratic movement for civil disobedience actions. (Photo by LLUIS GENE / AFP)

Catalan separatists block Spain-France highway

Catalan separatist activists blocked traffic on Monday on a motorway linking Spain and France, in a fresh protest against the sentencing last month of nine of their leaders to lengthy jail terms.
Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has again accused President Muhammadu Buhari of clamping down on the judiciary.

Atiku Abubakar: They gave him a false sense of hope

After the Supreme Court threw out the legal challenge by Atiku Abubakar of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) on the February 2019 presidential poll last week, two things flashed across my mind. One was a song, the other, a quote from William Shakespeare’s Macbeth, which I’d read over 40 years ago.

Lawmakers call for pause on false micro-targeted political ads

An international “grand committee” of lawmakers called on Thursday for a pause on online micro-targeted political ads with false or misleading information until the area is regulated.

Senator Kalu: Appeal court ruling has vindicated me

Following the affirmation of the victory of the Senate Chief Whip, Orji Kalu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the February 23, 2019 National Assembly election in Abia North Senatorial District, by the Court of Appeal sitting in Owerri, the former Governor has re-assured Nigerians of his unwavering and determined efforts in advancing the cause of the people.

Presidency denies claims of senators hijacking social investment programmes

The National Social Investment Programme (NSIP) has debunked reports that some senators were trying to hijack the budget of the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management, and Social Development.
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike (r) and the Acting Managing Director of NDDC, Gbene Joi Nunieh during a Courtesy Visit by the Interim Management Committee of NDDC to Government House Port Harcourt on Wednesday

Governor Wike: NDDC management stole Rivers’ N400 million

Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike on Wednesday claimed the leadership of Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, stole N400 million belonging to the State.
President Muhammadu Buhari Monday in London signed the amended Deep Offshore Act.

President Buhari signs amended deep offshore act

“Today I signed into law the amended Deep Offshore Act. Nigeria will now receive its fair, rightful and equitable share of income from our own natural resources for the first time since 2003.”
President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday has said that he is suffering from cold.

President Buhari signs amended deep offshore act giving Nigeria more revenue from crude oil

President Muhammadu Buhari Monday in London where he is on a private visit for two weeks signed the amended Deep Offshore Act, his spokesman, Garba Shehu said.
The United Kingdom’s parliament will be dissolved on Wednesday so politicians can begin campaigning for December’s snap election.

UK’s parliament to be desolved for December snap election

The United Kingdom’s parliament will be dissolved on Wednesday so politicians can begin campaigning for December’s snap election.
People gather at the scene after a fire spread to one of the biggest markets in Nigeria following an explosion of a fuel tanker, in Onitsha, Anambra State in southeast Nigeria, on October 17, 2019. (Photo by UMUKORO OTOBORE - AFP)

APGA, APC, PDP bicker over Onitsha market fire

Barely a month after the fire incident that claimed lives and destroyed properties worth millions of naira in Onitsha, politicians in Anambra State have continued to trade blames over the incident.

Bayelsa guber: I’ll present Senator Diri, running mate to ex-President Jonathan – Governor Dickson

Bayelsa Governor Seriake Dickson has promised to present the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Douye Siri and his running mate, Senator Lawrence Ewrujakpor, to former President Goodluck Jonathan as a mark of respect.
Anti-government protesters in Iraq's capital have shut down key roads.

Anti-government protests continue in Iraq

Schools and government offices are also closed in Baghdad and other Iraqi cities Sunday, the start of the work week in the Muslim-majority country, as the demonstrators take to the streets to demand change in the country's political system.
The Nigeria Police Command in Rivers says it intercepted and arrested two fake soldiers allegedly involved in a robbery operation within new Port Harcourt GRA on Wednesday.

Police arrest PDP security chief over illegal firearms

Policemen have arrested a retired Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP), Suleiman Ejeh Abutu, and six others, in Dekina Local Government Area of Kogi State, over alleged illegal possession of firearms and ammunitions.
The Secretary to Katsina State Government, Dr Mustapha Mohammed Inuwa, on Saturday denied the existence of any rift in the ruling All Progressive Congress, APC, in the state, insisting that those insinuating otherwise are sponsored to do so.

No rift in Katsina APC – SSG

The Secretary to Katsina State Government, Dr Mustapha Mohammed Inuwa, on Saturday denied the existence of any rift in the ruling All Progressive Congress, APC, in the state, insisting that those insinuating otherwise are sponsored to do so.

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President Muhammadu Buhari is back in the country after his private visit to the United Kingdom.

DMO: President Buhari’s government inherited whooping $63.8 billion debt not paltry $7 billion

The Debt Management Office (DMO) has revealed that the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration inherited a debt of $63.81 billion when it came into power in 2015.

Tunde Fowler speaks on FIRS handover controversy

The immediate past Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Tunde Fowler, said he did nothing wrong in handing over the management of the tax revenue agency to the Coordinating Director, Domestic Taxes Group, Abiodun Aina.
Senate Minority Leader, Hon. Ndudi Elumelu from Delta State. on Monday in a motion canvassed for adherence and respect to the concept of separation of powers as enshrined in the laws of Nigeria.

Court invasion: National Assembly may be invaded someday by security agencies – Reps minority...

Senate Minority Leader, Hon. Ndudi Elumelu from Delta State. on Monday in a motion canvassed for adherence and respect to the concept of separation of powers as enshrined in the laws of Nigeria.
US President Donald Trump on Thursday brushed off North Korea’s test of a sea-launched ballistic missile, saying that planned nuclear talks with Pyongyang will go ahead.

Donald Trump pays $2 million in damages to charities after court ruling

Donald Trump on Tuesday paid $2 million in damages as part of a settlement overuse of his former charity to further his political and business interests — the latest item on the US president’s list of legal woes.
Wife of the President, Dr. Aisha Buhari, has claimed that two powerful personalities were frustrating President Muhammadu Buhari’s effort.-1

Aisha Buhari: Mamman Daura issued presidential directive without my husband’s knowledge

Nigerian First Lady Aisha Buhari has alleged that Mamman Daura, a nephew of President Muhammadu Buhari, had used a presidential media aide to try and destabilise the First Family.