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NSE migrates four companies to growth board

The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) says it has migrated four companies from alternative securities market (ASeM) to growth board.
Helen Gluckman poses with a picture of her father Jan, who died of COVID-19 in a Swedish nursing home in April, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Stockholm, Sweden November 27, 2020. REUTERS-Anna Ringstrom

Sweden’s nursing home coronavirus failures haunt relatives left behind

In April, a nurse at a Stockholm home for the elderly told Helen Gluckman that her 83-year-old father would likely not live for long. He had been stricken by COVID-19 and the home recommended putting him on end-of-life care, she said.

Nigeria, UN move to reduce energy consumption by industries

The Federal Government and the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO), have revealed plans to work together in order to cut down energy consumption by industries in Nigeria.
US biotech firm Moderna on Monday announced its experimental vaccine against Covid-19 was almost 95 percent effective, marking a second major breakthrough in the quest to end the pandemic.

UK secures two million more doses of Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine

The new deal came a day after Prime Minister Boris Johnson named Nadhim Zahawi, a junior business minister, to be minister responsible for the deployment of COVID-19 vaccines.
Nigeria’s Private Sector led Coalition Against COVID-19, CACOVID, yesterday formally announced the flag-off of a nationwide distribution of multi-billion naira food palliative and other relief items to vulnerable Nigerians.

Mixed reactions trail proposed police rehabilitation fund

Mixed reactions have continued to trail plans by the private sector Coalition Against COVID-19 (CACOVID), to spend N100 billion in rehabilitating all the 44 damaged and destroyed police stations nationwide, during the #EndSARS protests.
Ifueko Omoigui Okauru

Ifueko Okauru: How we reformed FIRS, grew Nigeria’s revenues

Between 2004 and 2012, Ifueko Omogui Okauru led a revolutionary campaign in the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS). Under her leadership during the period, FIRS witnessed extensive reforms and fundamental transformation.
Face-to-face negotiations between the United Kingdom and the European Union over a trade deal have restarted in a last-ditch attempt to find agreement with just five weeks to go before their current relationship ends.

Brexit talks restart in person in London as clock ticks down

Face-to-face negotiations between the United Kingdom and the European Union over a trade deal have restarted in a last-ditch attempt to find agreement with just five weeks to go before their current relationship ends.

ICPC rates NiMet high on anti-corruption, ethics

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Offences Commission, ICPC, has lauded the Nigerian Metrological Agency, NiMet, for its tough stand in the promotion of ethics aimed at discouraging corrupt practices and behaviour.
Group Managing Director, Dangote Industries Ltd, Alake Olakunle, said a progressive organisation is a function of Effective board and competent management which unavoidably affect the country’s economy.

Experts call for mentoring young directors to grow Nigerian economy

As Nigerians grapple with economic distress and social unrest, business experts have called on established personnel in different disciplines to take up the task of mentoring young corporate directors and others to grow the Nigerian economy.
Founder and Pro Chancellor, Legacy University, Okija, Anambra State, Dr Leonard Nkameme, has charged the new students of the university to study hard and break all limitations so as to conquer and become world changers in all their endeavours.

University charges freshers to study to conquer

Founder and Pro Chancellor, Legacy University, Okija Anambra State, Dr Leonard Nkameme has charged the new students of the university to study hard and break all limitations so as to conquer and become world changers in all their endeavours.
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 commissions 5,000 bpd Ibigwe modular refinery

President Muhammadu Buhari has commissioned Ibigwe modular refinery with an assurance that Nigeria will soon become a net exporter of petroleum products, as the country moves towards realising its refinery roadmap.

Caf president challenges ‘shocking’ five-year football ban

President of the Confederation of African Football (Caf) has appealed his five-year ban from football-related activities at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (Cas).
Spain and Barcelona great David Villa has announced he will retire from professional football at the end of the year.

David Villa accused of sexual assault by New York City intern

Spain’s record goalscorer and 2010 World Cup winner Villa, 38, was the first signing at Manchester City’s sister club in the Big Apple and played for the MLS side between 2014 and 2018.
Thiago Silva sets the standards at Chelsea, according to Joe Cole, who has lauded the Blues defender for his unbelievable contribution this season.

Joe Cole: Thiago Silva sets the standard at Chelsea

Thiago Silva "sets the standards" at Chelsea, according to Joe Cole, who has lauded the Blues defender for his "unbelievable" contribution this season.
Speaking at a press conference on the violence that trailed the EndSARS protests in Abuja, the Minister of Information and Communication, Alhaji Lai Mohammed said social media was used to spread fake news and disinformation that catalyzed the violence that was witnessed across the country.

Nigeria petitions CNN over #EndSARS report

The Federal Government of Nigeria on Monday petitioned the Cable News Network (CNN), demanding “an immediate and exhaustive investigation into its report on the Lekki Toll Gate incident.

Nigerian government urged to fully deregulate downstream oil sector

Stakeholders in the downstream value chain of the oil and gas sector has stressed that deregulation remaines the most appropriate and sustainable direction available to the nation as global price of crude oil continues to reel under the pressure of the global coronavirus pandemic.
Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umaru Ganduje

Kano governor appoints ultra-modern specialist hospitals governing board

Kano state Governor Abdullahi Ganduje has approved the appointment of Chairman and members of the Kano State Ultra-Modern Specialist Hospitals Governing Board calling on the appointed members to put the state first.
4. President Muhammadu Buhari is currently presiding over the 24th virtual Federal Executive Council, FEC, meeting at the Council Chamber, Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Recession: SERAP asks President Buhari to cut cost of governance, not public services

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent an open letter to President Muhammadu Buhari urging him “to put the country’s resources at the service of human rights, and to support the less well-off to enjoy an adequate standing of living through cutting the cost of governance and implementing bold transparency and accountability measures in your government’s response to Nigeria’s second recession in five years.”

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The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, on has turned the heat on the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) saying football in the country is going backward.

Group hails minister for rejecting N81m to cut Abuja stadium grass

The Minister of Sports and Youth Development, Mr. Sunday Dare has been lauded for the disciplined and prudent management of the affairs of the ministry, particularly his rejection of the humongous bill of N81 million presented by Abuja Environmental Protection Board (AEPB) for the cutting of grass in MKO Abiola Stadium, Abuja.
Babar Baloch, spokesman of the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees, told a Geneva news briefing: “Our extreme worry is that we hear about attacks, the fighting near the camps, we hear about abductions and forced removals, so this is very important for us to have that access to go and see what has happened over there.”

U.N. seeks access to 96,000 Eritrean refugees in Tigray where food running out

Babar Baloch, spokesman of the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees, told a Geneva news briefing: “Our extreme worry is that we hear about attacks, the fighting near the camps,
Syringes are seen in front of displayed Biontech and Pfizer logos in this illustration taken November 10, 2020. REUTERS-Dado Ruvic-File Photo

Pfizer-BioNTech seek EU emergency approval for coronavirus vaccine, target December rollout

In their pursuit of a European launch, potentially this year, the partners are neck-and-neck with rival Moderna, which said on Monday it would ask the EU regulator to recommend conditional approval for its shot.
Members of Iranian forces carry the coffin of Iranian nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh during a funeral ceremony in Tehran, Iran November 30, 2020. Iranian Defense Ministry- WANA (West Asia News Agency)-Handout via REUTERS

Iranian MPs seek hardening of nuclear stance after scientist killed

A bill requiring Iran’s government to step up uranium enrichment closer to the level needed for a nuclear weapon, and ignore other restraints on its nuclear programme agreed with major powers, cleared its first hurdle in parliament on Tuesday.
Football's concussion protocols have been criticized after Arsenal defender David Luiz was allowed to continue playing following a sickening clash of heads with Wolves striker Raul Jimenez in Sunday's Premier League match.

David Luiz returns to Arsenal training after clash with Raul Jimenez

David Luiz is expected to report back for Arsenal training on Tuesday morning and should be in contention to face Tottenham on Sunday after his sickening clash of heads with Raul Jimenez.