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Insurgency: General Buratai promotes three soldiers for outstanding performance

Three soldiers of Operation Lafiya Dole (OPLD) have been rewarded with a special promotion to the next rank for their outstanding performance in the ongoing war against insurgency in the North East.

Senate proposes N200,000 fine against randy medical personnel

Randy medical personnel would be facing a fine not less than N200,000 or a jail term of one year or both upon conviction over sleeping with their patients being treated for mental related case.
The development comes hours after the al-Qaida allied terrorist group, al-Shabab launched a daring attack on the airfield which is used by American and Kenyan forces in Lamu County.

Kenya closes airstrip after al-Shabab attack

The development comes hours after the al-Qaida allied terrorist group, al-Shabab launched a daring attack on the airfield which is used by American and Kenyan forces in Lamu County.
The Acting Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has ordered vehicular restriction from 6am – 6pm tomorrow 16 February during the election.

Yuletide: IGP warns policemen against extortion, intimidation

The Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has cautioned policemen, especially those detailed to man highways during the Yuletide, against misconduct.

Experts advise governments to use capital market for infrastructure funding

Private and public sectors experts have advised governments at all levels to use the capital market to bridge funding gap and develop much-needed infrastructure.
“Governor Nasir El-Rufai has also intervened to ensure prompt settlement of the salary arrears that the local government councils owe to about 8500 primary school teachers that were employed in the second batch of recruitment of new teachers.

Governor El-Rufai: I never attempted to stop EFCC from investigating me

Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State has said that he had never at any time prevented the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) from performing its functions as widely misreported.

Governor Ikpeazu secures $430 million deal for Enyimba Economic City

Abia State Governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, has secured the go-ahead of the African Development Bank (AfDB), private investors and other multilateral financial institutions for the investment of $430 million to fast-track the development of Enyimba Economic City (EEC).
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 felicitates with Nigerian Tribune at 70

President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with the board, management and staff of the Nigerian Tribune Newspapers on its 70th anniversary.

WAEC: 65% fail to score five credits with Maths, English in 2019 November/December WASSCE

The West African Examinations Council says the results of 9,457 candidates who sat for the Second Series of its 2019 West African Senior School Certificate Examination for (private candidates) are to be investigated before they would be released.
Genevieve Nnaji in the Nigerian film “Lionheart.”(Netflix)

Oscar: ‘Lionheart’ disqualified for having too much English dialogue

Nigeria’s first-ever submission for best international feature Oscar consideration, the comedy “Lionheart,” has been disqualified by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for having too much dialogue in English.

Police arrest soldiers for ‘kidnapping’

While confirming the arrest on Sunday, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Chidi Nwabuzo, said the three soldiers and civilian were being interrogated by the state command’s head of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, Superintendent Richard Balogun.

Three soldiers, civilian arrested for ‘kidnapping, robbery’ in Edo

Three soldiers and a civilian have been arrested by the Police in Edo state for allegedly been involved in kidnapping and armed robbery in the state.
A governorship aspirant in the just-concluded People’s Democratic Party (PDP) governorship primaries in Bayelsa State, Mr Keniebi Okoko, has rallied support for the governorship candidate of the party, Senator Douye Diri, urging all party members to focus on the November 16 governorship election.

Keniebi Okoko: Why PDP will defeat APC in Bayelsa guber poll

Keniebi Okoko, a former governorship aspirant and chieftain of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Bayelsa State, has said the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) does not stand a chance in the forthcoming November 16 governorship election.
Pope Francis said Sunday he was late to his weekly Angelus prayer because he had been stuck in a Vatican elevator and had to be freed by firemen.

Pope: Vatican’s archives will no longer be secret

Pope Francis announced on Monday a change in the name of the Vatican’s famous archives, saying they will no longer be known as “secret.”

Regulators, ICPC, others to tackle port infractions

In a concerted effort aimed at addressing various infractions at seaports across the country, the Nigerian Shippers Council (NSC), the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) and the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC) has pledged to deepen their collaboration, especially in awareness creation.
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Niger, UNICEF to eliminate corporal punishment in schools

The Niger state government on Tuesday said that it is partnering with UNICEF to eliminate corporal punishment in public and private schools across the state.
The minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning Mrs Zainab Ahmed disclosed this on Tuesday during her maiden meeting with top officials of the two merged ministries at the headquarters of Budget and National Planning in Abuja.

Fuel subsidy to gulp N450 billion in 2020 – minister

Minister for Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs. Zainab Ahmed, has said under-recovery of premium motor spirit (PMS), popularly referred to as fuel subsidy, will gulp N450 billion in 2020.
Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, Minister of Science and Technology, has said that it is only knowledge-based economy that would add value and create a new lease of life for all Nigerians.

Leather industry has potential to boost foreign earnings – minister

The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, said the Nigerian leather industry has the potential to increase the nation’s foreign earnings.

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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