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Umahi presents N178bn budget estimate for 2020 fiscal year

By Peter Okutu Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State, Friday presented a budget estimate of N178,136,634,975.38 for 2020 fiscal year to the State House of Assembly. The 2020 Appropriation bill which is captioned “Budget of Growth, Consolidation and Transformation” placed a priority on critical on-going projects across the State. According to the Governor: “Spending on […]

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Jean-Pierre Baro: French theatre director quits after rape claim

The director of a French theatre, Jean-Pierre Baro, has resigned the day after his staff went on strike urging him to quit over the fallout from a rape allegation. Jean-Pierre Baro, the first major theatre figure to be hit by the #MeToo movement in France, denied assaulting a colleague in 2011 and police dropped the […]

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Liverpool star Mane scoops Premier League award

Liverpool forward Sadio Mane has been named as the winner of the Premier League Player of the Month award for November. The 27-year-old was in a terrific form for the Reds, scoring three goals and providing an assist to help Jurgen Klopp’s men win all their league games last month. ALSO READ: Rangnick reveals why Liverpool […]

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Winlpg takes cooking gas campaign to schools in Lagos

Cooking Gas The Women in LPG, Winlpg, Nigeria chapter, has, on Wednesday, November 20, 2019, launched a Secondary Schools LPG Advocacy Campaign on cooking gas, themed: ‘#thinkglobalactlocal #howcanlpgmakemylagosbetter’. The campaign is targeted at enlightening young people about LPG and showcasing LPG as critical fuel towards meeting Nigeria’s Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. These SDG Goals […]

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Nigeria’s oil earnings dip by 2.6% to N3.97trn in 9 months ― CBN

Petrol price stays at N145, NNPC says By Michael Eboh Nigeria’s earnings from the oil and gas industry declined by 2.62 per cent to N3.973 trillion in the first nine months of the year, from January to September 2019, according to data obtained from the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN. The CBN, in its Economic […]

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Algeria awaits results of post-Bouteflika presidential elections

Algerians on Friday were awaiting results of a contested presidential election, which was held amid protests in several cities, disruption of voting in some polling stations and a partial boycott of the poll. Thursday’s election came eight months after April’s resignation of long-time ruler Abdelaziz Bouteflika, following pressure by mass protests. Since then, protests continued […]

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Tim Cook says monopolies aren’t bad if they’re ‘not abused’

Apple CEO Tim Cook defended the existence of monopolies in business with a key distinction. During an interview with Nikkei Asian Review on Wednesday in Tokyo, the tech mogul discussed several topics, including the company’s efforts to constantly innovate and its impact on the broader US economy. “A monopoly by itself isn’t bad if it’s […]

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FRC team inspects Benin Airport control tower project

A team of the Fiscal Responsibility Commission (FRC) inspected the control tower of the Benin Airport on Friday, pledging to prevail on the Federal Government to complete the project. The leader of the team, Alhaji Ola Tijani, said that completion of the project was necessary for the safety of travelers using the airport. Tijani, who […]

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Author of book on Buhari gets over 1million pre-order 2 weeks before launch 

Muhammadu Buhari The author of the soon to be launched book on President Muhammadu Buhari, Mr. Philip Agbese has received an order for over 1 million copies of the book just two weeks to the date for the official launch. The book entitled, “Integrity Vs Power Play: Understanding the Buhari Phenomenon” is set for launch […]

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Court sentences unemployed without fine option for beating up mother

An Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court on Friday sentenced one 26-year-old unemployed Victor Phillip to two months’  imprisonment without an option of fine for beating up his mother and other family members. The Chief Magistrate, Mrs. S. K. Matepo, ordered that Phillip should spend two months in the Kirikiri Correctional Facility, Lagos. ”It will serve as […]

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Chelsea defender Fikayo Tomori signs new five-year contract

Chelsea defender Fikayo Tomori has signed a new five-year contract, tying him to the Stamford Bridge club until the summer of 2024. The 22-year-old has enjoyed a breakthrough season in west London, making 16 appearances in all competitions as well as earning his first England cap in last month’s Euro 2020 qualifier against Kosovo. “It’s […]

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Reps query Julius Berger over slow pace of Abuja-Kaduna, Lagos-Ibadan highways

The House of Representatives has queried the construction company, Julius Berger Nigeria Plc, over the slow pace of work on the Lagos-Ibadan and Abuja-Kaduna-Zaria-Kano highways. The House Committee on Works, in its resolutions, expressed its disappointment when the company appeared before it alongside officials of Ministry of Works and Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) at […]

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Uchenna Kanu wins Player of the Year award in the US​A

National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics has named Uchenna Kanu as the NAIA Women’s Player of the Year for 2019 following a record-breaking year in the United States.​ The Southeastern striker bagged the coveted prize following one of the most decorated collegiate outings in NAIA history, having emerged the all-time career leader with 157 goals and […]

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Zimbabwe: First Lady begs retailers to lower food prices

Zimbabwean First Lady Auxillia Mnangagwa has asked manufacturers and retailers to lower prices of food and basic commodities, the state-owned Herald newspaper reports. Mrs. Mnangagwa reportedly urged the traders to consider the plight of low-income earners. “I implore all of us to continuously work on our pricing models so that they are reflective of the […]

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Johnson wins ‘huge’ mandate for swift Brexit in UK election

Prime Minister Boris Johnson won a resounding election victory on Friday that will allow him to end three years of political paralysis and take Britain out of the European Union within weeks. The Brexit divorce represents Britain’s biggest political and economic gamble since World War Two, cutting the world’s fifth-largest economy adrift from the vast […]

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Edo guber elections: PDP advises APC to stop heating up polity

Nine months to the governorship elections in Edo, the PDP has warned the ruling APC in the state, to desist from taking actions or making utterances that would heat up the polity and stoke violence. The Publicity Secretary of the PDP in Edo, Mr Chris Nehikhare, made the appeal in an interview with the News […]

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Traditional thinking will not save us

By Patrick Dele Cole EVERY time that I open a newspaper, or browse the internet and engage with the debate that constantly rages about the state of our economy, it is increasingly evident to me why our economy is stagnating and our people are becoming poorer. I often feel like I am in a time […]

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Obaseki mourns Sam Iredia, hails his enviable strides

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State. The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has mourned the passing of the former Chairman of the Edo State Internal Revenue Service (EIRS), High Chief Sam Iredia, extolling his exemplary life of service to the state and humanity. In a statement, the governor said late Chief Iredia would be […]

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Mu’assa’sa honours outgoing NAHCON boss in Makkah

Acting Chairman, National Hajj Commission of Nigeria, NAHCON, Barrister Abdullahi Mukhtar Muhammad was on Wednesday honoured by the Establishment for African Non Arab Pilgrims, popularly referred to as Mu’assa’sa. In the establishment’s office in Makkah, a giant cake bearing the national colours, was toasted to him followed by a lavish dinner. In a statement by […]

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With commitment of stakeholders, NCDMB’s 10-year strategic roadmap is achievable —Coleman boss

By Udeme Akpan The development of local content in Nigeria’s oil and gas industry, which increased from almost zero level to 26 per cent in 2017, is targeted to rise to 70 per cent in 2027. In this interview with Udeme Akpan, the Managing Director, Coleman Wires and Cables, Mr. George Onafowokan, who spoke on […]

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APC chieftain lands in prison for accusing Bauchi gov of stealing 1bn

Bauchi State Police Command on Thursday, arraigned a stalwart of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Umar Mai Fata, before the Chief Magistrate Court 11, for allegedly making a false accusation on a radio program against the state Governor Bala Mohammed. The police prosecutor, Inspector Ayuba Danladi, filed the suit on behalf of the state Commissioner […]

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Bello inaugurates new chairmen, urge them to live above personal interest

Niger State Governor, Abubakar Sani Bello Gov. Abubakar Bello of Niger has inaugurated the newly elected local government chairmen and urged them to represent their people and live above personal interest. Bello gave the advised during the inauguration ceremony of council chairmen at the Government House in Minna on Thursday. News Agency of Nigeria ( […]

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Visa procurement hindering Nigerian squash team’s departure for world championships

Delay in obtaining entry visas to the U.S. is currently hindering the departure of Nigeria’s male squash team to the World Team Championships which begins in Washington on Sunday. Uchenna Uba, Media Officer of Nigeria Squash Federation (NSF), told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Abuja they were however still hopeful the […]

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A$AP Rocky returns to Sweden for first time since jail debacle

A$AP Rocky Grammy-nominated rapper A$AP Rocky has returned to Sweden for the first time since he was detained in a Stockholm street brawl. The 31-year-old performer arrived for a gig Wednesday at Stockholm’s Ericsson Globe nearly four months after he was found guilty of assault, Swedish outlet The Local reported. He will perform alongside local […]

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Chile finds human remains, possibly from missing plane – Report

Relatives of people aboard the Chilean Air Force C-130 Hercules cargo plane that went missing in the sea between the southern tip of South America and Antarctica, embrace at Chabunco army base in Punta Arenas, Chile, on December 11, 2019. – Rescue planes and ships on Tuesday searched the open sea between the southern tip […]