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Senate wants NNPC to re-evaluate pipelines surveillance measures

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, on Tuesday, said government officials conniving with criminals involved in vandalising oil pipelines should be sanctioned and prosecuted if identified.
LONDON - Britain's biggest political parties are accusing each other of financial recklessness as they vie to win voters' trust on the economy ahead of Britain's Dec. 12 election.

UK parties attack rival spending plans in election feud

Britain's biggest political parties are accusing each other of financial recklessness as they vie to win voters' trust on the economy ahead of Britain's Dec. 12 election.
Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa on Friday disclosed how the immediate past administration of former Governor Akinwunmi Ambode employed blackmail and harassment to witch-hunt and deprive the House of performing its duties appropriately.

How former Lagos governor blackmailed, harassed us from performing – Speaker

Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa on Friday disclosed how the immediate past administration of former Governor Akinwunmi Ambode employed blackmail and harassment to witch-hunt and deprive the House of performing its duties appropriately.
Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki

Adams Oshiomhole’s local council chief removed over ‘fraud’, vice-chairman sworn-in

The Edo State Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki, has sworn-in Alhaji Imonofi Osumah Inusa as the Chairman of Etsako West Local Government, after Hon. Yakubu Musa, the erstwhile chairman was removed over his involvement in a N46 million fraud in the council.
Abubakar Malami

AGF demands release of 2.5% recovered assets

Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami on Wednesday called for the approval of 2.5 per cent as requisite commission arising from recovery of off-shore stolen assets from the country.
In that inquiry, the Gupta brothers -- Ajay, Atul and Rajesh -- are accused of fraudulently profiting from government contracts including energy and transport deals through their close association with Zuma.

US blacklists South Africa’s Gupta family over ‘widespread corruption’

The US Treasury announced sanctions Thursday on South Africa's Gupta family and associate Salim Essa, calling them a "significant corruption network" that dispersed bribes and misappropriated millions in state funds.
BEIJING - China says its top trade negotiator will lead an upcoming 13th round of talks aimed at resolving a trade war with the United States.

United States to resume trade talks with China by October 10

It said the topics of discussion would include forced technology transfer, intellectual property rights, services, non-tariff barriers, agriculture, and enforcement.

Oil prices edge up after turbulent week as Saudi Arabia reassures on output

Oil prices edged higher in Asian trade on Thursday after days of turbulence, with markets soothed by Saudi Arabia’s pledge to restore full production by end-September at facilities knocked out in drone and missile attacks last weekend.
The Secretary to the Kogi State Government (SSG), Mrs Folashade Ayoade-Arike, on Monday entered the witness box to testify at the panel hearing investigating allegations of gross misconduct against the deputy governor of the state, Elder Simon Achuba.

Kogi SSG testifies against deputy governor

The Secretary to the Kogi State Government (SSG), Mrs Folashade Ayoade-Arike, on Monday entered the witness box to testify at the panel hearing investigating allegations of gross misconduct against the deputy governor of the state, Elder Simon Achuba.
The U.S. Treasury on Friday announced sanctions on three North Korean hacking groups it said were involved in the WannaCry ransomware attacks and hacking of international banks and customer accounts.

US imposes sanctions on North Korean hacking groups blamed for global attacks

The U.S. Treasury on Friday announced sanctions on three North Korean hacking groups it said were involved in the WannaCry ransomware attacks and hacking of international banks and customer accounts.

White House says ‘no recession in sight’ despite market turmoil

White House officials pushed back on Sunday against concerns that economic growth may be faltering, saying they saw little risk of recession despite a volatile week on global bond markets, and insisting their trade war with China was doing no damage to the United States.

Reports: US heads towards recession

The US could be headed for a recession soon as the market’s most closely watched part of the yield curve inverted today.
Boris Johnson is said to have formed a ‘war cabinet’ of six ministers to deliver Brexit in October ‘by any means necessary’. WPA Pool-Getty Images

Britain to spend an extra £2.1 billionn on no-deal Brexit planning

Britain said it was ramping up preparations for a no-deal Brexit by spending an extra 2.1 billion pounds to stockpile medicines, hire more border officials and fund one of the biggest peacetime advertising campaigns.
AWUNEBA AJUMOGOBIA

Awuneba Ajumogobia resigns as UAC director

Awuneba Ajumogobia, who served the company for 9 years, resigned with effect from July 31.

Pencom holds verification, enrolment exercise for retiring federal workers

The National Pension Commission (PenCom) on Monday continued its 2019 verification and enrolment exercise for employees of Federal Government Treasury-Funded Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) due to retire between January 1 and December 31, 2020.
[FILE] Conservative MP Boris Johnson leaves his home in London on June 11, 2019. – The contest to replace Theresa May as Britain’s next leader formally has begun, with candidates lining up to define themselves against the “bluff and bluster” of frontrunner Boris Johnson. (Photo by ISABEL INFANTES / AFP)

Boris Johnson to appoint his Brexit team today

Boris Johnson will take office on Wednesday as British Prime Minister and will unveil the names of the team he has tasked with delivering Brexit by the end of October, with or without a deal.
UK’s Philip Hammond, Chancellor of the Exchequer arrives at the informal meeting of the Eurogroup gathering EU Finance ministers on April 5, 2019 at the Palace of the Parliament in Bucharest. – The two-day meeting takes place in the context of the Romaniaís mandate at the Presidency of the EU Council. (Photo by Daniel MIHAILESCU / AFP)

British finance minister says will quit if Boris Johnson becomes premier

British finance minister Philip Hammond said Sunday he would make a point of resigning before Boris Johnson became prime minister, saying he could never agree to his Brexit strategy.
Alhaji Munir Sanusi, the chief of staff to the Emir of Kano, has confirmed the receipt of the query issued to Emir Muhammad Sanusi II by the Kano state government.

OAGF: Emir Sanusi never said Nigeria on the verge of bankruptcy

The Office of Accountant General of the Federation (OAGF) has denied media reports credited to the Emir of Kano, Mallam Muhammadu Sanusi, that Nigeria was on the verge of Bankruptcy.

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Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo says his administration is doing a lot from its end to tackle illegal migration to Europe but needs more support from partners.

Governor Obaseki: We’re not aware of any APC rally in Edo on Friday

The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki has denied knowledge of an All Progressives Congress (APC) rally planned to hold in Benin City, on Friday, December 13.
United Nation’s Children Fund (UNICEF)

UNICEF: 1,727 children reunite with families in Borno

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) says it has supported rehabilitation and reintegration of 1,727 children cleared of links with Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) in the past two years in Borno.

Youths urged to use social media for development

Mr Godwin Umukoro, Head, Legal Unit, Committee for the Defence of Human Rights (CDHR), South-South zone, has urged youths to use social media to promote human rights struggles.
Olufemi Gbajabiamila

House of Reps to investigate ‘invasion of court’ by DSS operatives

The House of Representatives has directed the relevant house committees to investigate the event surrounding the rearrest of the founder of Sahara Reporters, Omoyele Sowore, in the Federal High Court.

Kwara Assembly ‘bars’ lone PDP member after Appeal Court ruling

The Kwara State House of Assembly on Tuesday locked out a lawmaker elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, Hon Abdulraheem Agboola.