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Leicester City forward, Kelechi Iheanacho set to replace collapsed Samuel Kalu in Super Eagles squad at the ongoing 32nd Africa Nations Cup in Egypt.

Super Eagles coach hailed for recalling Kelechi Iheanacho for Ukraine friendly

Ben Iroha, a former Nigeria left-wing-back has applauded Gernot Rohr for recalling Leicester City forward, Kelechi Iheanacho to the Super Eagles, but chides the left-footed forward to grab the opportunity with both hands after missing the final cut for the AFCON 2019 finals in Egypt following a dip in form.
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South Africa announces visa waivers to boost tourism

South Africa on Thursday announced visa waivers for four countries in a bid to boost tourism amid an economic crisis and falling visitor numbers.
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), said more than one million smallholders farmers had access to finance through its Anchor Borrowers Programme.

Agribusiness: Firm links Nigerian farmers to $100 billion UAE market

Hopes of boosting agribusiness in Nigeria brightened on recently as a consulting and digital technology firm, Crenov8 Consulting, said it was working on creating a strong linkage between Nigerian farmers and produce buyers in the United Arab Emirates and Africa.

Nigerian airline operators kick against flight allocations to Emirates

The Airline Operators of Nigeria (AON) has kicked against the recent commencement of an additional flight daily into Nigeria by Emirates Airline.
Etihad Airways, United Arab Emirates national carrier, has launched one of its Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners on the Nigerian route from its hub Abu Dhabi to Lagos.

Etihad Airways deploys Boeing Dreamliner on Lagos route

Etihad Airways, United Arab Emirates national carrier, has launched one of its Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners on the Nigerian route from its hub Abu Dhabi to Lagos.

Nursing, midwifery council licenses 205 new members

Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria (NMCN) has inducted 205 graduates of nursing and midwifery from foreign institutions who have completed their adaptation programme to practice nursing in Nigeria.

Nigeria considers new 5% tax for online purchases

The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) may, from next year, ask banks to charge customers five per cent Value Added Tax for online purchases when using bank cards, its Chairman, Tunde Fowler, has said.
Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has tasked the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN) to be proactive on deepening taxation practice in Nigeria.

Lagos to partner UAE in traffic management, security

Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has said his administration will partner with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in the areas of traffic management and security.
Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards have seized a foreign tanker in the Gulf. File pic

Iran seizes foreign tanker with 12 crew accused of smuggling oil

Iran has seized a foreign tanker with 12 crew accused of smuggling oil in the Persian Gulf, the country's state TV says.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on July 14, 2018 Philippines' Manny Pacquiao attends the weigh-in in Kuala Lumpur ahead of his world welterweight boxing championship bout against Argentina's Lucas Matthysse on July 15. - Filipino boxing star Manny Pacquiao and former world welterweight champion Adrien Broner will announce details November 19, 2018 in New York about their upcoming bout, expected in January at Las Vegas. Pacquaio owns the World Boxing Association's regular welterweight crown, a step below US unbeaten WBA 'super champion' Keith Thurman, after stopping Argentina's Lucas Matthysse in July at Kuala Lumpur -- his first knockout win since 2009. (Photo by Mohd RASFAN / AFP)

Manny Pacquiao camp denies Amir Khan claims over Saudi Arabia bout

Manny Pacquiao has not signed a contract to take on Amir Khan in Saudi Arabia later this year in spite of claims that a deal has been agreed for the bout, the Filipino’s publicist has said.

Allen Onyema: Nigeria doesn’t need foreign airline’s assistance to set up national carrier

Mr Allen Onyema, Chairman, Air Peace, says Nigeria does not need the assistance of any foreign airline to establish a new national carrier for the country.
France denies 'selling, yielding, loaning or transferring' the weapons to forces fighting Libya's UN-backed government. HAZEM AHMED- AP

Shock as France admits Libyan rebel forces using its Javelin missiles

France said yesterday its missiles had been found at a Libyan base used by forces loyal to strongman Khalifa Haftar, in an embarrassing admission that raises fresh questions about its role in the conflict.
The Republican chairman of the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Senator Jim Risch, has introduced legislation seeking to push back on Saudi Arabia over its human rights record and criticising Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

US senator’s bill seeks to push back on Saudis for rights record

The Republican chairman of the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Senator Jim Risch, has introduced legislation seeking to push back on Saudi Arabia over its human rights record and criticising Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

Two Qatari military training planes collide, pilots eject safely

Two military training aircraft have collided in mid-air without causing any casualties in Qatar as both pilots ejected safely, according to the Gulf nation's defence ministry.
Abiy Ahmed - Ethiopia - AP

Ethiopia to send 50,000 workers to UAE

Ethiopia will send 50,000 people to work in the United Arab Emirates, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed announced Monday, as the Gulf country looks to expand its influence in the Horn of Africa.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on October 04, 2015 Emirati soldiers, taking part in the Saudi-led operations against Yemeni Huthi rebels, stand during rehabilitation and demining operations at the al-Anad airbase in the southern Lahj governorate, some 50 kilometres north of the Red Sea port of Aden. – The United Arab Emirates said on July 8, 2019 it was reducing the number of troops in war-torn Yemen and moving from a “military-first” strategy to a “peace-first” plan. “We do have troop levels that are down for reasons that are strategic in (the Red Sea city of) Hodeida and reasons that are tactical” in other parts of the country, a senior UAE official told reporters. (Photo by STR / AFP)

UAE says reducing troops in war-torn Yemen

The United Arab Emirates said Monday it was redeploying and reducing troops across war-torn Yemen and moving from a “military-first” strategy to a “peace-first” plan.
Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has again accused President Muhammadu Buhari of clamping down on the judiciary.

Atiku Abubakar files N2.5 billion libel suit against President Buhari’s aide

A former Vice-President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has carried out his threat to sue President Muhammadu Buhari’s Special Assistant on Social Media, Lauretta Onochie, for her alleged libellous tweet via her Twitter handle on May 7, 2019.
[FILE] US President Donald Trump chairs a Cabinet meeting at the White House in Washington, DC, on January 2, 2019. – President Donald Trump warned Wednesday the US federal government may not reopen any time soon, as he stood firm on his demand for billions of dollars in funding for a border wall with Mexico.Addressing a cabinet meeting on the 12th day of the shutdown, Trump warned it “could be a long time” before the impasse is resolved.”It’s too important a subject to walk away from,” said the president, who was to meet later with Democratic and Republican lawmakers. (Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM / AFP)

US expected to impose fresh sanctions on Iran

The U.S. is expected to impose fresh sanctions on Iran on Monday, days after U.S. President Donald Trump stopped short of launching airstrikes on Iranian targets.

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NSE: Investors react positively to ministers’ inauguration, assignment

Investors on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) on Wednesday reacted positively to the inauguration and assignment of ministers to various portfolios by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Presidential media aide, Malam Garba Shehu, says the Buhari administration is working with state governments across the Northwest to pursue an urgent revamp of the national security apparatus in the subregion.

President Buhari warns cabinet members against unnecessary altercation

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday in Abuja, cautioned new cabinet Ministers against unnecessary altercation while discharging their responsibilities.
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Kaduna election: Tribunal dismisses Shehu Sani’s petition for lack of merit

The National Assembly Election Petitions Tribunal in Kaduna has dismissed the petition challenging the election of Senator Uba Sani as the lawmaker representing Kaduna Central Senatorial District at the National Assembly.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday appointed his wife, Aisha, and the wife of the Vice-President, Mrs Dolapo Osinbajo, to serve on the Presidential Advisory Committee on the Elimination of Drug Abuse in the country.

President Buhari approves appointment of aides for First Lady

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of aides for the Office of the First Lady, occupied by Hajia Aisha Buhari.
Rwanda's President Paul Kagame and Uganda's Yoweri Museveni were once close allies but their relations have turned deeply hostile in a dispute that damaged trade between the neighbours.

Ugandan, Rwandan leaders sign pact to end months-long standoff

The presidents of Rwanda and Uganda on Wednesday signed an agreement in Angola to end months of tensions after the two leaders exchanged accusations of spying, political assassinations and meddling.