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Prominent Egyptian blogger Wael Abbas arrested

A prominent Egyptian activist and blogger known for documenting alleged abuses by the security forces has been detained, his lawyer says.

Egypt destroys 10 SUVs carrying arms on Libya border – army

The Egyptian army destroyed 10 sports utility vehicles loaded with weapons and ammunition on the Libyan border, it said in a statement on Wednesday.

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All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

Ninth Assembly: APC NWC meets to decide on zoning

The National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) will, today, meet to take a decision on the leadership of the 9th Assembly. A member of the NWC, who disclosed this to New Telegraph, said the meeting would be held to decide on the zoning of the positions for the leadership of the National Assembly (NASS). Other sources close to the NWC also corroborated it, but gave no further details.
Nigeria Stock Exchange

FRC: Only Federal government, Lagos access capital market in 2017

Only the Federal Government and the Lagos State Government accessed the Capital Market for bonds in 2017, a Fiscal Responsibility Commission (FRC) report says.

DisCos: Electricity market records over N1.4 trillion shortfall

Electricity Distribution Companies (DisCos) say the non review of the Multi-Year Tarrif Order (MYTO), since February 2016 had resulted in the accumulation of over N1.4trillion shortfall in the nation’s electricity market.
Professor Charles Quaker Dokubo is currently Special Adviser to The President on Niger Delta:Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP)

Amnesty: Ex-agitators hail FG over prompt payment of stipends

Ex-agitators of the Niger Delta region have hailed the Federal Government for the prompt payment of their monthly stipends.

Pharaohs of Egypt arrive Nigeria for Super Eagles tie

The delegation of seven-time African champions, Egypt, has arrived Nigeria for Tuesday’s high-profile friendly against Nigeria’s Super Eagles.