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Nicolas Maduro says alleged murder plot 'will not even touch a single hair of mine' [Miraflores Palace handout via Reuters]

Rio treaty nations move to further isolate Venezuela

Representatives from over a dozen nations that are signatories to a Cold War-era defense treaty for the Americas moved Tuesday to further isolate close allies of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro with economic sanctions.
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.
President Muhammadu Buhari and Prime Minister Mark Rutte 4

Nigeria to save $1.2 billion annually from diary deal with Netherlands

Prime Minister Rutte, who is on a two-day working visit to Nigeria, is leading a trade delegation of eight Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) of Dutch multinationals currently operating in Nigeria with huge investment portfolios in the agriculture, finance, oil and gas sectors. He noted that The Netherlands is Nigeria’s third largest trading partner.
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.
President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano State and Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State on the affirmation of their March 23 poll victories by the State Governorship Election Petition Tribunals.

Governor Lalong: President Buhari, Senator Lawan, APC governors expected in Jos for party performance...

Plateau State Governor Simon Lalong said President Muhammadu Buhari, Senate President Ahmed Lawan and All Progressives Congress (APC) Governors will arrive Jos, the Plateau State capital, on Sunday for a parley to review the performance of the party in each state since 2015.
From left- Consul General of Nigeria in Atlanta, Mrs Aishatu Musa; Deputy Head of Mission, Nigerian Embassy, Washington DC, Amb. Hassan Hassan, and the President of UBTS International, Dr Frank Harper, at the event.

Federal government assures US investors of addressing their concerns

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.

WHO: Ebola now preventable and treatable

The World Health Organization (WHO) has prequalified an Ebola vaccine for the first time, a critical step that will help speed up its licensing, access and roll-out in countries most at risk of Ebola outbreaks. This is the fastest vaccine prequalification process ever conducted by WHO.
Minister for Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama has said that the Nigerian Government would use the Forum of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) to seek global support fighting terrorism and increasing Foreign Direct Investments (FDI).

Nigeria gives $300,000 to South Sudan Army

Nigeria has pledged $300,000 (N108,450,000) donation to the unified South Sudan People’s Defence Forces (SSPDF), it was learnt yesterday. The support is towards ending the conflict in South Sudan.
Minister for Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama has said that the Nigerian Government would use the Forum of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) to seek global support fighting terrorism and increasing Foreign Direct Investments (FDI).

Political unrest: Nigerian government donates $300,000 to South Sudan

The sum, according to Sarah Sanda, media aide to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, is meant for food items and medicines for troops in the cantonment sites.

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.
Philip Reeker is the State Department’s acting assistant secretary in charge of the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs (Kostas Tsironis-EPA-EFE-REX-Shutterstock)

US House impeachment investigation resumes with Philip Reeker testimony

The Democratic-led impeachment investigation of President Donald Trump resumes with testimony from a senior State Department official on Saturday, a day after a judge buoyed the probe by dismissing a central Republican objection.
Russian President Vladimir Putin gives a speech during the International Arctic Forum in Saint Petersburg on April 9, 2019. (Photo by Mikhail KLIMENTYEV - SPUTNIK - AFP)

Moscow woos Africa with cash, security

Russia President Vladmir Putin says Moscow will encourage African countries to table their own development proposals for discussion during the inaugural Russia-Africa Summit that opens on Wednesday October 23.
The Deputy President of the Senate, Sen. Ovie Omo-Agege, on Thursday announced the appointment of Mr Yomi Odunuga as his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity.

Senator Omo-Agege: National Assembly will include card reader in new electoral act

The Deputy President of the Senate, Ovie Omo-Agege, says the National Assembly will give legal backing to the card reader in the new Electoral Act, to further enhance the integrity of the electoral process in Nigeria.

No compensation for owners of dead Ondo cows

There would be no compensation for owners of the 36 dead cows in Ijare town, a stakeholders meeting comprising traditional rulers in Ifedore Local Government Area of Ondo State, Miyetti Allah and representatives of security operatives has resolved.
Aminu Masari

Katsina governor to meet bandits in hideout for dialogue

Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina State has directed the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Mustapha Inuwa, to arrange a meeting for him and security chiefs with suspected bandits at their hideouts for dialogue, to ensure peace returned in the state.

Protest in Edo over NDDC nomination

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ovia North East local government area has kicked against the nomination of Dr. Pius Odubu and Chief Victor Ekhator in the Board of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).

Delta assemblyman calls for revival of Sapele, other ports

A member of the House of Representatives, Chief Efe Afe, has called on the federal government to revive the Sapele Port as well as other ports across Nigeria.
Simon Lalong

Plateau governor advises minister not to listen to gossips

Gov Simon Lalong of Plateau has advised Mrs. Pauline Tallen, the Minister of Women Affairs, to avoid listening to gossips from people that had no good intentions for Plateau.

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APC vows to challenge appeal court ruling upholding Adamawa governor’s election

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Adamawa State has vowed to approach the Supreme Court to challenge the victory of Governor Ahmadu Fintiri at the Supreme Court.
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Robbers device new method of attacking bank customers

The Ebonyi Police Command on Thursday said it had uncovered a new strategy used by criminals to rob bank customers.

Real Madrid leading talks for radical new European Super League

Real Madrid president Florentino Pérez is leading the charge for Europe’s biggest clubs to break away from their domestic competitions and form a radical new Super League.
Russia and Turkey are working on a contract for the delivery of a new batch of Russian S-400 missile systems, the Interfax news agency cited a senior official at a Russian military cooperation agency as saying Friday.

Interfax: New Russia-Turkey S-400 missile deal in the works

Russia and Turkey are working on a contract for the delivery of a new batch of Russian S-400 missile systems, the Interfax news agency cited a senior official at a Russian military cooperation agency as saying Friday.