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Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has again accused President Muhammadu Buhari of clamping down on the judiciary.

How to pull Nigeria from the brink

On Monday, April 27, 2020, British oil and gas giant, BP, became the latest in a growing number of energy firms to declare a massive quarterly loss. Their loss was in the region of $4.4 billion dollars. Bear in mind that this was a conglomerate that posted a $2.6 billion profit in the corresponding quarter of 2019.

Climate change: Stakeholders commend Nigeria’s efforts

Stakeholders in the environment sector have commended Nigeria’s implementation of its Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) in terms of mitigation and adaptation of climate change.

Fidelity Bank signs MoU with OTF, adopts open banking

Consistent with its commitment to the adoption of innovative digital technology to drive its retail strategy, reduce cost and improve revenue and returns, Fidelity Bank has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Open Technology Foundation (OTF) for the adoption of a standard Application Programming Interface (API) for its operations as a financial institution.
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Saudi Arabia opens new terminal to Hajj pilgrims only

The King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, has opened a new Hajj terminal for the sole facilitation the arrivals and departures of pilgrims from across the world.
Mariah Carey pictured in October 2018 at the American Music awards in Los Angeles. John Shearer-Getty

Mariah Carey performs in Saudi Arabia despite calls to cancel

US pop star Mariah Carey performed in Saudi Arabia, despite calls for her to cancel the show in protest at human rights abuses in the gulf kingdom.

Sam Ohuabunwa condemns neglect of internal audit practice in West Africa

The Convener of National Dialogue on Internal Audit Practice in West Africa, Mazi Sam Ohuabunwa, has condemned the neglect of internal audit profession in West Africa, especially in Nigeria, both at tertiary institutions and professional levels.
Saudi Arabia has brushed off an outcry over the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and went ahead with an investment conference boycotted by Western political figures, leading international bankers and A-list executives. AP

Saudi investment forum opens under Khashoggi shadow

Saudi Arabia has brushed off an outcry over the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and went ahead with an investment conference boycotted by Western political figures, leading international bankers and A-list executives.
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Saudi economy escapes recession in first quarter

Saudi Arabia’s economy pulled out of recession in the first quarter of 2018, thanks to rising oil prices and a surge in the non-crude sector, authorities said Sunday.

Saudi Arabia issues first driving licences to women

Saudi Arabia started issuing its first driving licences to women weeks before the kingdom lifts a ban on female drivers.

Saudi king to launch entertainment city

Saudi King Salman will launch the construction of an “entertainment city” near Riyadh Wednesday, authorities said, part of a series of multi-billion dollar projects as the kingdom seeks to diversity its oil-reliant economy.

From April 1, women can have Saudi visa without male support

Saudi Arabia is set to start issuing tourist visas to unaccompanied women for the first time in its history from April.

Saudi women attend football game for the first time ever

Saudi Arabia allowed women to enter a football stadium for the first time to watch a match Friday, as the ultra-conservative kingdom eases strict decades-old rules separating the sexes.

Saudi Arabia takes first steps to more liberal society

From allowing women to drive, to the lifting of a decades-long ban on cinemas, ultra-conservative Saudi Arabia has recently taken a series of social reforms.

Saudi crown prince widens purge

An anti-corruption probe that has purged Saudi Arabian royals, ministers and businessmen appeared to be widening after the founder of one of the kingdom's biggest travel companies was reportedly detained.

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Respite has come the way of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), as they are in the coming days to receive $500,000 (about 200 million Naira) from FIFA as a palliative for the Coronavirus Pandemic.

FIFA, WHO, EU launch campaign to help domestic violence victims amid coronavirus lockdown

FIFA, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the European Commission have announced the #SafeHome campaign designed to support women and children at risk of domestic violence during the coronavirus pandemic.
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Canadian court disappoints Huawei over CFO’s case

A Canadian court ruled against Huawei’s chief financial officer, Meng Wanzhou, on Wednesday in her extradition case to the US on fraud charges.
The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) says its Air Task Force (ATF) for Operation DIRAN MIKIYA has neutralised no fewer than 10 bandits at Sububu Forest area in Zamfara .

Military airstrike kills 30 bandits in Zamfara

The Defence Headquarters says the Air Component of Operation Hadarin Daji has killed no fewer than 30 bandits and destroyed their logistics store in air strikes conducted on Tuesday in Doumborou Forest area of Zamfara.
Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, disclosed this during an inter-ministerial media update on COVID-19 on Thursday in Ikeja.

Lagos conducts assessment to revitalise 329 primary healthcare

As part of efforts geared towards the revitalisation of Primary Healthcare, the Lagos State Government has carried out a comprehensive assessment of no fewer than 329 Primary healthcare centres in the State.
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Trading resumes after Eid-el-Fitr celebration with 0.07% growth

The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) reopened trading on Wednesday after the public holidays to mark the Eid-el-Fitr celebration with a marginal growth of 0.07 per cent.