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40,000 youths to benefit from IITA Young Africa Works project

No fewer than 40,000 youths in Nigeria will benefit from the Young Africa Works–International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) project, established to secure job in agri-food value chains.
Dominic Thiem recovered from squandering four match points in a dramatic second-set tie-break to beat Novak Djokovic in three pulsating sets in the last four at the ATP Finals on Saturday.

Dominic Thiem ends Novak Djokovic’s ATP Finals record bid

Dominic Thiem recovered from squandering four match points in a dramatic second-set tie-break to beat Novak Djokovic in three pulsating sets in the last four at the ATP Finals on Saturday.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday received final report of the Justice Ayo Salami-led probe panel on alleged infractions by the suspended Acting Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr Ibrahim Magu.

President Buhari: Corruption allegations at anti-graft agency an abomination

President Buhari has expressed his desire to make Nigeria a country that has no tolerance for corruption, but one where the menace is vigorously battled, describing as abomination allegations of corruption in the commission.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday received final report of the Justice Ayo Salami-led probe panel on alleged infractions by the suspended Acting Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr Ibrahim Magu.

President Buhari: Why I set up judicial panel to probe Ibrahim Magu

President Buhari on Friday, explained the reason he set up Judicial Commission of Inquiry to investigate suspended Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday received final report of the Justice Ayo Salami-led probe panel on alleged infractions by the suspended Acting Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr Ibrahim Magu.

Justice Salami panel recommends appointment of EFCC chair from other agencies

Retired Justice Ayo Salami led Judicial Commission of Inquiry has recommended that in appointing a new chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) consideration should be given to candidates from other law enforcement or security agencies and core staff as provided in the EFCC establishment Act of 2004.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday received final report of the Justice Ayo Salami-led probe panel on alleged infractions by the suspended Acting Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr Ibrahim Magu.

President Buhari: I want Nigeria to be counted among countries fighting corruption

President Muhammadu Buhari has said his desire is to make Nigeria a country that has no tolerance for corruption, but one where the menace is vigorously battled.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday received final report of the Justice Ayo Salami-led probe panel on alleged infractions by the suspended Acting Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr Ibrahim Magu.

President Buhari: Corruption present at many levels of government

According to a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, the President spoke while receiving the report of the Justice Ayo Salami (retd.)-led Judicial Commission of Inquiry on the Investigation of the suspended acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu.
German tennis player Alexander Zverev secured a tricky three-set victory over the Argentine Diego Schwartzman in London to keep his hopes of reaching the ATP Finals last four alive.

Alexander Zverev triumphs over Diego Schwartzman to improve his last-four chances

German tennis player Alexander Zverev secured a tricky three-set victory over the Argentine Diego Schwartzman in London to keep his hopes of reaching the ATP Finals last four alive.
The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Sabo Nanono, made this known in a statement signed by the Director of Information of the ministry, Mr Theodore Ogaziechi, on Sunday in Abuja.

Nigeria’s wheat production may rise to 450,000MT

Nigeria wheat farmers have increased the forecast for the country’s wheat harvest for 2020/2021 by seven per cent on the back of availability of improved seeds.
The Central Bank of Nigeria was granted permission to freeze the accounts of 20 #EndSARS campaigners after linking the funds in their account to “suspected” terrorism activities.

SMBLF: Nigeria needs healing, not clampdown on #EndSARS promoters

The Southern and Middle Belt Leaders’ Forum (SMBLF) yesterday demanded the release of all #EndSARS protesters being detained across the country or that they should be charged to court without any further delay.
Spain’s Rafael Nadal plays a backhand to Spain’s Pablo Carreno Busta on day three of the Men’s Italian Open at Foro Italico on September 16, 2020 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Riccardo Antimiani - POOL - AFP)

‘Perfect start’ for Rafael Nadal on Rome return

In his first match in over six months, Rafael Nadal swept aside fellow Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta on Wednesday to reach the third round of the Italian Open. The nine-time Rome winner came through 6-1,...
Novak Djokovic didn’t have the luxury of easing back into tournament play at the Western & Southern Open Monday night in his first match back since the end of the ATP Tour suspension.

Novak Djokovic seeks 18th Slam win at US Open

The US Open gives top-ranked Novak Djokovic a prime opportunity to gain ground on absent Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal in chasing the all-time men’s Grand Slam singles title record.
The Ondo State Government said it would distribute special variety of maize seeds as a palliative to farmers in the state, to help mitigate hunger after the Coronavirus pandemic.

Ondo to distribute maize seeds as palliative

The Ondo State Government said it would distribute special variety of maize seeds as a palliative to farmers in the state, to help mitigate hunger after the Coronavirus pandemic.

NIRSAL secures fresh N4.5 billion from three banks for farmers

The Nigerian Incentive-Based Risk Sharing System for Agricultural Lending has secured a total of N4.5bn from four Deposit Money Banks for the cultivation of maize and soybeans in three states.

SURE-P fund: I don’t know how 18 pages disappeared from Bank statement – witness

A witness in the ongoing trial of a United Kingdom-based Professor of Neurology, Reuben Obaro, and his wife, Ayodele Obaro, a practising nurse, also in the UK, on Monday told a High Court of the Federal Capital Territory sitting in Zuba, Abuja, that he does not know how 18 pages disappeared from the bank statement tendered in court in respect of the trial.
Mr Adams Oshiomhole, the All Progressives Congress (APC) National Chairman has said that the party will continue to respect the judiciary and respect court orders.

Adams Oshiomhole: Killings in PDP states politically-motivated

National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, has alleged that the killings of APC members in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) states were politically-motivated.

REA to develop 10,000 electricity mini grids for rural communities

The Rural Electrification Agency (REA), on Wednesday, announced that it would develop 10,000 electricity mini grids to support electrification of rural communities in the country.

Benue, Chinese company to partner on improved seedlings

Benue State Government says it has plans to partner with a Chinese Seed company, Yuan’s Seed Company, for the provision of improved seedlings for farmers in the state.

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Seventy-five members of the Boko Haram and Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorist groups have been killed by the military across the North East in the last six weeks.

Troops raid terrorists’ hideouts, eliminate five in Borno

Troops of Operation Fire Ball have eliminated five Boko Haram (BHT)/ISWAP terrorists and recovered a cache of arms and ammunition as well as bags of assorted grains in recent attacks on their hideouts in Borno.
Briefing State House Correspondents on Wednesday after the virtual FEC meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa, Abuja, the Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fasola, and Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, gave breakdowns of the approvals.

President Buhari condemns ‘insane’ killing of farmers by Boko Haram in Borno

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed grief over the killing of farmers on rice fields at Zabarmari in Jere Local Government of Borno, describing the terrorist killings as insane.
The Bible Society of Nigeria (BSN) on has announced the appointment of Pastor Samuel Sanusi as its new General Secretary- Chief Executive Officer-Designate.

Bible Society appoints new CEO-designate

The Bible Society of Nigeria (BSN) on has announced the appointment of Pastor Samuel Sanusi as its new General Secretary/ Chief Executive Officer-Designate.
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I paid N3 million ransom before I was freed by kidnappers – doctor

Azubuike Iheanacho, the medical doctor that was kidnapped in Dekina Local Government Area of Kogi State, has revealed that he had to pay a ransom before the abductors freed him.
The International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) Men’s World Cup served off its first spins on Friday, November 13 and there was a shocking loss for Nigeria’s best table tennis player, Quadri Aruna, who was beaten by Slovenian Darko Jorgic.

Aruna Quadri records third league victory with TTC in German Bundesliga

Aruna Quadri returned to winning ways with TTC RhönSprudel Fulda-Maberzell (TTC) in the Table Tennis Bundesliga as the Nigerian was instrumental to his team’s 3-1 win over TTC OE Bad Homburg at the weekend.