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[BREAKING] At last, Osinbajo assigns portfolios to new ministers

Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja The Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, on Wednesday assigned portfolios to the two new ministers he inaugurated about 22 days ago. The two new ministers are Stephen Ocheni (Kogi) and Suleiman Hassan (Gombe). The Senior Special Assistant to the Acting President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Laolu Akande, announced the development on his […]
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FG allots N738.14m in August savings bond sales

The Federal Government allotted N738.14m in its August 2019 and 2020 savings bond sales. The Debt Management Office on its website on Wednesday said that N215.64m was allotted at 13.53 per cent with 328 successful subscriptions to mature in August 2019. It stated that N522.50m was allotted at 14.53 per cent with 433 successful subscriptions […]
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Otti attacks Ikpeazu over Abia $200m foreign loan

Oladimeji Ramon A chieftain of the All Progressives Grand Alliance in Abia State, Dr. Alex Otti, has expressed concern over the $200m African Development Bank loan approved by the National Assembly for Abia State. Otti, a former Group Managing Director of Diamond Bank Plc, expressed the fear that the foreign loan would plunge Abia State into […]
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Diaspora group condemns anti-Buhari protests, tells police to be decisive

The Nigerians in Diaspora Monitoring Group, UK chapter, has condemned the recent wave of protests over President Muhammadu Buhari’s continued medical vacation in London. A statement signed by the group’s Coordinator, Dr. Ibukun Ola, on Wednesday in Abuja said certain recent developments posed great danger to Nigeria’s stability more than other ongoing existential threats. Ola […]
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Sigurdsson passes medical, set for record move to Everton

Iceland midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson is due to complete a £45 million ($58m, 49.4m euros) move to Everton from Premier League rivals Swansea City later on Wednesday after he passed a medical, Everton manager Ronald Koeman announced. The 27-year-old, due to sign a five-year contract worth £100,000 a week, would be Everton’s record signing, topping the […]
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Edo teachers protest ‘competency test’

Alexander Okere, Benin Secondary school teachers employed by the Edo State Government on Wednesday staged a protest over the alleged reintroduction of the competency test by the State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki. The teachers, under grade level 16 also shunned an examination conducted by the Administrative College of Nigeria for the state government. They had […]
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Amazon set to create 1,000 new jobs

US online retail titan Amazon will create more than 1,000 new jobs next year with the opening of a new warehouse in Britain, under plans unveiled Wednesday. Amazon said in a statement that it will open a new order fulfillment centre just outside the city of Bristol in southwestern England in 2018. “We are very […]
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BREAKING: Ronaldo’s appeal against five-match ban rejected

The Disciplinary Committee of the Real Spanish Football Federation has upheld the five match ban slammed on Real Madrid’s star Cristiano Ronaldo. It means the player will be missing in action from today, when Madrid host at Santiago Bernabeu, Barcelona in the second leg of the Spanish SuperCup. According to multiple sources, the committee turned […]
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ASUU strike: We failed to fulfill agreement, minister admits

Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, on Wednesday, admitted that the Federal Government indeed failed to meet its part of the agreement reached with the Academic Staff Union of Universities last year which led to the ongoing industrial action declared by the union. However, he said the government was not happy that […]
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Police arrest village head, three others for killing inspector

The police in Lagos have arrested a village head and three others at Oshoko in Ibeju-Lekki area of the state over the alleged murder of a police inspector. The state Commissioner of Police, Mr Fatai Owoseni, told journalists on Wednesday in Lagos that the homicide occurred in 2016. “On Nov. 25, 2016, one Insp. Musa […]
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[BREAKING] One feared dead in Anambra as IPOB, police, army clash

One person was feared dead on Wednesday in Ekwulobia, Aguata Local Government Area of Anambra State as the Indigenous People of Biafra clashed with police and soldiers. The fracas was instigated by a planned visit of IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu, to the area in furtherance of his anti-election campaign in the state. Kanu and his […]
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Van Dijk not for sale – Southampton

Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk won’t be allowed to leave St Mary’s in the current transfer window, the Premier League club’s chairman Ralph Krueger said on Wednesday. Van Dijk is a target for Chelsea and Liverpool and the Dutch centre-back handed in a transfer request last week in a bid to engineer a move before […]
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Airtel introduces unlimited data plans

A telecommunications service provider, Airtel Nigeria, on Wednesday unveiled its newly introduced Unlimited Data plans to boost mobile broadband connectivity. The Chief Commercial Officer, Airtel Nigeria, Mr Ahmad Mohkles, disclosed this during the launch of Airtel Unlimited Home Broadband in Lagos. According to him, the plan will empower and create more prosperity opportunities for telecoms consumers ...
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