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PenCom recovers N213.07 million from defaulting employers in Q3

The National Pension Commission has said it recovered N213.07m from employers who deducted pension savings from their workers’ monthly emoluments but refused to remit such to their respective Pension Fund Administrators between July and September.
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Ex-President Jonathan urges Nigerians to support government’s fight against insecurity

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has urged Nigerians to support the federal government’s fight against insecurity in order to collectively tackle the menace.
Two suspected informants of bandits terrorising Dutsinma local government area of Katsina State, Bilyaminu Ma’aruf and Sani Umaru, have been arrested by operatives of the police.

Banditry: Two suspected informants arrested in Kano

Two suspected informants of bandits terrorising Dutsinma local government area of Katsina State, Bilyaminu Ma’aruf and Sani Umaru, have been arrested by operatives of the police.
Governors of the thirty-six states of the country under the aegis of the Nigeria Governors Forum, NGF will be meeting tomorrow, with evolving a new national security order that will ensure the safety of lives and property nationwide topping the agenda

Nigerian governors to meet with President Buhari to address security challenges

Governors of the thirty six states under the aegis of the Nigeria Governors Forum, NGF have resolved to meet with President Muhammadu Buhari to address the security challenges with continued cases of armed banditry, terrorism and kidnapping across the country.
1. President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday expressed optimism that improvement in relations between Nigeria and South Africa would speed up the process of development on the African continent.

President Buhari: Improved Nigeria-South Africa relations will quicken African development

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday expressed optimism that improvement in relations between Nigeria and South Africa would speed up the process of development on the African continent.
The U.S. government is just one step away from enacting a law that could ‘kick’ several Chinese firms off Wall Street, which can further escalate tensions between Washington and Beijing.

U.S. closer to removing Chinese firms from Wall Street

The U.S. government is just one step away from enacting a law that could ‘kick’ several Chinese firms off Wall Street, which can further escalate tensions between Washington and Beijing.

Ecobank posts N461 billion revenue in nine months

Ecobank Group has recorded a revenue of N461.2 billion for the nine months for the period ended September 30, 2020, representing nine per cent increase compared with N422.6 billion posted in the corresponding period of 2019.

World Disability Day: PWDs demand better deals

The Inclusive Friends Association (IFA) and its allies on the aegis of Access Nigeria Campaign have called for better deals for Persons With Disabilities (PWDs) across the country in the interest of national development.
Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has listed some communities inKwara and Niger as notorious for smuggling activities over the years.

Smugglers abduct Customs officer in Ogun

Public Relations Officer, Ogun 1 Command, Hammed Bukoye Oloyede, who confirmed the incident said on Thursday, December 3, 2020, at about 12:10 pm, a team of officers from the Nigeria Customs Service, Ogun I Command while on routine mobile patrol along Olorunlere village, near Alapoti, Ado-Odo Ota Local Government Area of Ogun State intercepted some vehicles loaded with bags of foreign parboiled rice.
Ghana President Nana Akufo-Addo attends the fifty-sixth ordinary session of the Economic Community of West African States in Abuja on December 21, 2019. Kola Sulaimon-AFP

Ghana heads for two-horse presidential vote

Ghanaians will go to the polls on Monday in a heated contest that will revive old rivalries between incumbent President Nana Akufo-Addo and his predecessor John Mahama.

Millions of Australians unable to afford medical care

According to Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) data published on Friday, 907,000 Australians did not fill a prescription in 2020 because it was too expensive.
The legal team set up by the Nigerian Army to represent the service at the ongoing Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry on the alleged shooting of protesters at the Lekki Tollgate has submitted its report to the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt-Gen. Tukur Buratai.

Lekki shootings: Nigerian Army legal team submits report to General Buratai

The legal team set up by the Nigerian Army to represent the service at the ongoing Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry on the alleged shooting of protesters at the Lekki Tollgate has submitted its report to the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt-Gen. Tukur Buratai.
Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has listed some communities inKwara and Niger as notorious for smuggling activities over the years.

Customs officer missing, patrol vehicle vandalised in clash with smugglers

An officer of the Nigeria Customs Service, Ogun 1 Area Command, has been declared missing as operatives of the command clashed with suspected smugglers along Olorunlere Village, near Alapoti town in Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area of Ogun State.

#EndSARS: FCT minister receives report on damage assessment

The FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello, has received the report of the Ministerial Committee set up to assess losses and damages occasioned by the #EndSARS unrest in the territory.
President Nana Akufo-Addo is seeking another four year term in office in Ghana's presidential election scheduled for December 7, 2020.

Nana Akufo-Addo, John Mahama lock horns as Ghana’s presidential poll holds Monday

Ghanaians will go to the polls on Monday in a heated contest that will revive old rivalries between incumbent President Nana Akufo-Addo and his predecessor John Mahama.
Pfizer and BioNTech are submitting an emergency authorisation request in the US which could allow its coronavirus vaccine to be used to treat high-risk populations in the country by mid-December.

Global access to vaccine can bring $153 billion to 10 major economies

Global equitable access to the vaccine against the coronavirus can result in at least $153 billion worth of profits for 10 major economies, a report by Eurasia Group said.
Former Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has told Real Madrid he’s willing to wait for Zinedine Zidane to leave the job.

Real Madrid approach Mauricio Pochettino as Manchester United confirm intentions

It is looking increasingly like Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is going to remain Manchester United manager for a very long time, regardless of the side’s indifferent start to the season.
Cardinal George Pell will learn whether his appeal against child sex abuse convictions has been successful Tuesday when Australia’s High Court hands down its judgement.

Australian media trial over Cardinal Pell reporting to continue in January

An Australian court on Friday dismissed eight out of 87 contempt of court charges against media on their reporting of ex-Vatican treasurer George Pell’s 2018 conviction for child sex assault.

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President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed sadness over the death of a Kano-based community leader and renowned cleric, Muhammad Adahama, describing him as a “long-time friend, and an astute and courageous scholar.”

President Buhari, Plateau governor mourn as General Bali passes on at 80

Lalong said: “Gen. Bali was focused and committed to the peace and progress of Nigeria and Plateau State in particular where he contributed immensely to addressing the security challenges in the State, always deploying his wealth of knowledge and advising various administrations. Indeed Plateau State has lost an icon.”

Don launches book on democracy without development

A renowned political economist, development practitioner, governance expert, Dr. Omano Edigheji, is to launch his fourth academic book; Nigeria: Democracy without Development. How to fix it.

Mob set ‘armed robbers’ ablaze in Osun

Two unknown suspected armed robbers were on Friday set ablaze by a mob at Lagere after their attempt to snatch motorcycle failed.

PenCom recovers N213.07 million from defaulting employers in Q3

The National Pension Commission has said it recovered N213.07m from employers who deducted pension savings from their workers’ monthly emoluments but refused to remit such to their respective Pension Fund Administrators between July and September.
Wife of the President, Hajiya Aisha Buhari, through her foundation, ‘Future Assured’, has donated 16 trucks of assorted food items and for distribution to 500,000 households in Kano State.

Aisha Buhari bemoans rising gender-based violence

First Lady Aisha Buhari has called for strategic partnership to end the raising cases of Gender-Based Violence against women and girls in Nigeria.