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$15.5 million: Patience Jonathan petitions House of Reps

The House of Representatives on Wednesday, received a petition from the former First Lady, Patience Jonathan, against the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). In the petition presented to the House by Lovette Idisi, (PDP-Delta), the former first lady alleged that she was being “incessantly harassed” by the anti-graft agency.…

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Naira defies recovery efforts, falls to 485 per dollar

The Naira appears helpless in the face of efforts by the CBN and other authorities in the forex market in fast-tracking its recovery, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. The Nigerian currency exchanged at N485 to a dollar at the parallel market on Wednesday in Lagos, while the Pound…

President Muhammadu Buhari addressing World Leaders at the 71st General Assembly of United Nations in New York 7000/21/9/2016/ICE/HB/BJO/NAN

Citing Boko Haram experience, Borno elders ask Buhari to end Kaduna crisis

The Borno Elders Forum on Wednesday appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to end the crisis in Kaduna State. The Chairman of BEF, Usman Gaji-Galtimari, made the appeal in a statement in Maiduguri. “From what we read and heard in the print and electronic media, the Islamic Movement of Nigeria has…

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Death toll hits 36 in Pakistani plane crash

The death toll hit 36 in Pakistani plane crash on Wednesday and was expected to grow as rescue workers searched the site. According to the report, at least 48 people crashed in northern Pakistan earlier in the day. The small ATR-42 aircraft crashed in the town of Hawalian in northern…

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Resource Control Bill scales second reading

The House of Representatives on Wednesday passed through second reading a bill to grant states in the country control over minerals resources within their domain. The bill, seeks to grant the control of revenues derived from mineral resources domiciled in the states to their various governments. The Bill is titled:…

FROM LEFT: Chief of Staff, Alhaji Abba Kyari; Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo; and President Muhammadu Buhari at the Federal Executive Council Meeting at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Wednesday (2/11/16) 
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Nigerian Govt. approves transaction managers for $1 billion Eurobond issue

The Federal Executive Council, FEC, on Wednesday in Abuja approved the appointment of six transaction parties for the one billion dollars Eurobond. The Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, disclosed this when she briefed State House correspondents on the outcome of the FEC meeting, which was presided over by President Muhammadu…

Nigerian Senate

Senate to pass Petroleum Industry Bill in tranches – Saraki

The President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, says Senate will pass the Petroleum Industry Governance Bill, PIGB, in tranches as a way out of its non-passage for the past eight years. Mr. Saraki made this known at a three-day Public Hearing on the PIGB organised by the Senate joint Committee…

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Doris Leuthard elected Swiss president

Centre-right politician, Doris Leuthard, will serve as Swiss president next year, the parliament decided on Wednesday in Bern. Report says the leadership post goes to a different cabinet minister every year. Leuthard, a Christian Democratic People’s Party member, has served as minister for environment, transport, energy and communication. A former…

Call to Fight Diabetes in Pregnancy

Unwanted pregnancy mainly caused by wrong use of contraceptives – Health Minister

The major cause of unwanted pregnancy is improper use of contraceptives, Nigeria's health minister has said. Isaac Adewole, disclosed this while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, on Wednesday in Abuja. Mr. Adewole,  a professor of  gynaecology, reacted to complaints over the high rate of unwanted pregnancies allegedly…

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LASU approves 50 per cent rebate on fees payable for staff undergoing study

The Governing Council, Lagos State University, LASU, Ojo, has approved 50 per cent rebate on all fees payable for its staff undergoing courses in the institution. ‎According to the university’s official bulletin, the council took the decision at its meeting held on November 15 where the requests by some members…

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump poses for photographer Nadav Kander for the cover of Time Magazine after being named its person of the year, in a picture provided by the publication in New York December 7, 2016. Time Magazine/Handout via REUTERS

Donald Trump named Time magazine’s Person of the Year

The United States president-elect, Donald Trump, has been named Person of the Year by Time magazine. The business tycoon-turned-politician defied the polls to win the US 2016 presidential election and is seen by many as a divisive standard bearer for right-wing anti-establishment movements across the globe. “It’s hard to measure…

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Nigeria authority orders Arik Air to pay compensation to passengers

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) on Wednesday directed Arik Air to return all delayed baggage of its passengers from London to Lagos within the next 24 hours. The authority also directed the airline to compensate the affected passengers with $150 each for their troubles. The News Agency of Nigeria,…

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Defamation: Court strikes out Buhari’s suit against AIT

The Federal High Court on Wednesday in Abuja struck out defamation suit filed by President Muhammadu Buhari against DAAR Communications, operators of the African Independent Television, AIT. Justice John Tsoho held that the court was compelled to strike out the suit because it appeared abandoned. According to him, no representations…

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$15.5 million: Court adjourns Patience Jonathan’s suit to 2017

Justice Mohammed Idris of a Federal High Court Lagos, on Wednesday, further adjourned till January 18, 2017, hearing in a suit by ex-first lady, Patience Jonathan, seeking enforcement of her fundamental rights. Mrs. Jonathan had instituted the fundamental rights suit against the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, claiming the…

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Today’s Europe lacks forward-looking leaders, Pope Francis says

Pope Francis on Wednesday said Europe of today has no forward-looking leaders like the post-war generation of politicians who laid the foundations of the European Union. Francis made the remarks to Belgian Catholic weekly Tertio, released by the Vatican. He said France’s Robert Schuman, Italy’s Alcide De Gasperi and Germany’s…

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Corruption trial of Nigeria Supreme Court Justice stalled

The criminal trial of Justice Sylvester Ngwuta by the Federal High Court, Abuja was on Wednesday stalled on allegation of untimely service of `trial processes’ on the defence team. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Kanu Agabi, the defence lead counsel, had filed an oral motion seeking adjournment in…

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Nigerian Polytechnic sacks 13 lecturers, demotes 16 others for sexual harassment, extortion

Authorities of the Federal Polytechnic, Auchi, in Edo State have sacked 13 lecturers and demoted 16 others over sexual harassment and extortion of students. Mustapha Oshiobugie, the Public Relation Officer of the institution told the News Agency of Nigeria in Auchi on Wednesday that the affected lecturers had been officially…

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Australian teenager gets 7 years jail for planning terror attack

An Australian teenager on Wednesday was sentenced to seven years jail for planning a terrorist attack in Melbourne on Mother’s Day 2015, local media reported. The 18-year-old, who cannot be named because he was not an adult at the time of the crime, was in the process of making pipe…

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Quake in north Indonesia kills 52 – Official

Indonesian authorities on Wednesday said the death toll from a 6.5 magnitude earthquake struck the northern province of Aceh has risen to 52. The National Disaster Management Agency spokesperson, Sutopo Nugroho, said the number of casualties was expected to rise and over 70 people had been seriously injured. The U.S.…

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Dangote Cement, Tanzania government haggle over price of natural gas

Tanzania is in talks with Nigeria’s Dangote Cement on supply of natural gas to a manufacturing plant for building material, but negotiations are held up over prices, said government body. The $500 million cement factory in the south-eastern Tanzanian town of Mtwara, set up last year with an annual capacity…

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Nigerian journalist detained for writing ‘offensive’ story against SSS – NUJ

The Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, Kogi council, has dragged the State Security Service, SSS, to a Federal High Court, Lokoja, over 'unlawful' arrest and continued detention of its member, Friday Ogungbemi. Mr. Ogungbemi, a Lokoja-based journalist and publisher, was arrested and detained by the SSS, also called DSS, on…

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Robbers write Lagos residents to pay Christmas dues

Suspected armed robbers have written some Lagos residents urging them to prepare to pay season’s dues to them on a date not mentioned. Residents of Joseph Harrison Estate, Yaba, got the letter from the bandits on Wednesday notifying them of their impending attack to collect their “dues” for the festive…

Osun state governor, Rauf Aregbesola

After UN report, 12 Osun communities renounce female circumcision

Efforts at eradicating the female genital mutilation, FGM, in Osun received a boost on Tuesday as 12 communities across four local governments declared their intentions to completely stop the practice. The declaration was made at the Female Mutilation Abandonment Declaration Ceremony organised by the Shericare Foundation, SCARF, an initiative of the wife…

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End of Boko Haram in sight, Buhari assures international community

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday in Dakar, Senegal, assured the international community that the end of Boko Haram terrorists was in sight. The President gave the assurance at the meeting of a panel of heads of states at the 3rd Dakar International Forum on Peace and Security in Africa. In a…

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Reps move to separate AGF from Justice Minister

The House of Representatives on Tuesday moved to separate the office of Attorney-General of the Federal, AGF, from that of Minister of Justice. The move followed the second reading of a Bill for an Act to alter the 1999 constitution to introduce the Office of the Attorney-General of the Federation…