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May’s deal could break up UK – Northern Irish DUP

Theresa May’s proposed Brexit deal has the potential to break up the UK because it will treat Northern Ireland differently, Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) lawmaker Jeffrey Donaldson said on Wednesday. Ms May announced on Tuesday that she had a draft text of the deal, which is said to run to…

Zimbabwe on map

Zimbabwe invites bids for struggling national airline

Zimbabwe has invited bids for the state-owned airline as President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government pushes ahead with a drive to privatise and end state funding to loss-making firms, Air Zimbabwe’s administrator said on Monday. Air Zimbabwe, which owes foreign and domestic creditors more than $300 million, was in October placed into…

Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello [Photo Credit: The News Nigeria]

Kogi govt commences payment of four months’ salary to workers

The Kogi State Government on Tuesday commenced table payment of all its workers in Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) as part of efforts to clean the payroll of ghost workers. The Secretary to the State Government, Folashade Ayoade, who made this known in Lokoja, said that the exercise would involve…

Flying Eagles

Nigeria’s Flying Eagles to face Ghana, Benin in WAFU tournament

Nigeria’s national under-20 side will face their counterparts from Ghana, Niger Republic and Benin Republic in Group B of the WAFU Under-20 Cup Tournament, an official said on Tuesday. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the competition is billed for Lome, the capital of Togo from December 6…

Some evacuated Nigerians living in Libya arrive Nigeria (7/1/18).0101/7/1/18/Chidi Ohalete/TA/NAN

Irregular Migration: Nigerian govt advises citizens to utilise migrants resource centres

The federal government on Wednesday advised Nigerians who are planning to migrate to make use of the newly created Migrant Resource Centres (MRC) to get adequate information relating to their destination countries. The government said the centres where established in collaboration with the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) to stem…

Iran MAP

Iran executes two men accused of economic crimes

Iran on Wednesday executed two men accused of economic crimes, as part of an effort to stem financial misconduct as the country faces an economic crisis and new U.S. sanctions targeting its oil sector. One of the two executed men was Vahid Mazloumin, dubbed the “sultan of coins” by media,…

Sahel-region

UN says 33m people are food insecure in the Sahel

No fewer than 33 million people in the Sahel are food insecure, the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and the UN Peacebuilding Commission have said. The UN bodies, at a joint forum in New York also said building climate resilience and peace, must go hand in hand for the…

EFCC operatives

EFCC intercepts gold worth N211mn at Lagos airport – Official

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have intercepted gold worth about N211 million being illegally transported through the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos. EFCC Acting Head, Media and Publicity, Tony Orilade, disclosed this in a statement in Abuja on Tuesday. Mr Orilade said the consignment was en…

Nigeria Stock Exchange

Capital market indices appreciate marginally by 0.03 per cent

The crucial market indices of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) on Tuesday posted marginal growth of 0.03 per cent. Specifically, the All-Share Index rose by 9.49 points or 0.03 per cent to close at 32,152.90 compared with 32,143.41 posted on Monday. Also, the market capitalisation which opened at N11.734 trillion,…

The European Union headquarters in the Belgian capital, Brussels [Photo: Press TV]

EU publishes contingency planning for “no-deal’’ Brexit

The European Union (EU) on Tuesday adopted some contingency plans for “no-deal’’ Brexit, the European Commission’s deputy head has said. The Commissioner, Frans Timmermans said that a negotiated divorce with Britain was still by far the bloc’s preferred solution. Mr Timmermans is a Dutch politician and diplomat serving as the…

Gov. Abdulazizi-Yari

Council chairman offers N5 million to rescue kidnapped female twins in Zamfara

The chairman of Zurmi Local Government Area of Zamfara, Awwal-Bawa Moriki, has offered to give N5 million to anyone with useful information on female twin kidnapped in Dauran town in October. The Chairman announced the bounty on Tuesday while speaking with journalists in Zurmi. News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports…

South African Home Affairs Minister resigns amid sex tape scandal

South African Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba, has resigned amid a sexual scandal with his participation, the Country’s Presidential Office said on Tuesday. Mr Gigaba has recently been in the centre of the scandal around a leaked video in which he was captured during a sexual act. He was accused…

Abuja quary facility located in Kubwa Extension II Residential Area

Agency establishes stations to monitor tremor/earthquake in Abuja

The Nigerian Geological Survey Agency (NGSA) has established four seismic stations to monitor Earth tremor/quake in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). Abubakar Bwari, the Minister of State, Mines and Steel Development, made this known while inaugurating the NGSA earthquake monitoring command and control centre sited at the headquarters in Abuja…

Adesola Amosu

N21.4 bn fraud: EFCC re-arraigns former Chief of Air Staff, Amosu

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Tuesday re-arraigned a former Chief of Air Staff, Adesola Amosu, before a Federal High Court in Lagos, over alleged N21.4 billion fraud. Mr Amosun, a retired air marshal, was re-arraigned alongside, Jacob Adigun, an air vice marshal and Olugbenga Gbadebo, an air…

Libya on map

Rival Libyan leaders meet for first time since May

Libya’s two main rival leaders met for the first time in over five months at a reconciliation conference hosted by Italy and the prime minister endorsed a United Nations plan for an election in 2019. The Tuesday’s meeting in Palermo could be seen as a success in a fraught diplomatic…

EL-Kanemi Warriors FC terminates Amapakabo’s contract

The management of EL-Kanemi Warriors FC of Maiduguri on Tuesday said it had terminated the contract with its chief coach Imama Amapakabo, citing the coach’s busy schedule with the national team. The Media Officer of the team, Prince Obaseki, confirmed the development that led to the sacking of the veteran…

President Recep Erdogan

Erdogan says Turkey conceals no details on Khashoggi case

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Turkey has not concealed any details related to the killing of the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi from the international community, Turkish media reported on Tuesday. Mr Erdogan, speaking to journalists on his way back from the World War I commemorations in Paris, said audio…

PIC.19. INEC PRESENTS CERTIFICATE OF REGISTRATION TO FIVE NEW POLITICAL PARTIES IN ABUJA

Party Primaries: INEC sued 200 times – Chairman

The Chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Mahmood Yakubu, has revealed that because of the primary elections recently held by political parties, INEC had been dragged to court over 200 times. Mr Yakubu stated this on Tuesday while delivering a keynote address at the 6th Convocation Lecture of Oduduwa…

Jigawa State Governor, Badaru Abubakar [Photo Credit: Online Nigeria]

2019 Hajj: Jigawa Pilgrims Welfare Board begins registration of prospective pilgrims

The Jigawa State Pilgrim Welfare Board (JSPWB), says it has commenced registration of prospective pilgrims for the 2019 hajj. The board’s Public Relations Officer, Hashim Ibrahim, made the disclosure on Tuesday in Dutse, the state capital in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN). Mr Ibrahim said the…

clouds

What the weather will look like on Wednesday – NiMet

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted cloudy and sunny weather conditions over most parts of the country with chances of thunderstorms over the southern part on Wednesday. NiMet’s Weather Outlook on Tuesday in Abuja predicted partly cloudy skies with sunny conditions over the central cities throughout the forecast period.…

Jigawa on map

NDE trains 1,150 Jigawa youth on vocational skills

No fewer than 1,150 youths, including 700 women in Jigawa have commenced a three-month training on various vocational skills, organised by the National Directorate of Employment (NDE). The NDE Coordinator in the state, Abubakar Muhammad, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday that the exercise commenced on November…

Governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu

Ondo spends N9 bn on road construction

Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State on Tuesday, disclosed that his administration had so far spent N9 billion to construct, maintain and rehabilitate roads in the state since its inception. Mr Akeredolu assumed office on February 24, 2017 as governor. Mr Akeredolu disclosed this in Akure, the state capital during…

Former Macedonian Prime Minister, Nikola Gruevski

Ex-Macedonian Prime Minister seeks asylum in Hungary

Former Macedonian Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski said on Tuesday he had fled to Hungary and was seeking political asylum there. The development came six months after he was sentenced to two years in prison on corruption-related charges. Macedonian police issued an arrest warrant on Monday for Mr Gruevski, who resigned…

Permanent Voter Cards

735,705 PVCs still uncollected in Oyo – INEC

Mutiu Agboke, the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Oyo State, says 735, 705 Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) remain uncollected in the state. Mr Agboke disclosed this at a stakeholders forum held in Ibadan as part of efforts to ensure violence-free general elections in 2019. “Oyo INEC is still having 735,…

Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris

334,000 policemen securing Nigeria — IGP

The Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has said that about 334, 000 policemen are currently policing Nigeria. Mr Idris made the disclosure on Tuesday in Abuja at the 2018 Safe School Leadership Empowerment Conference and Awards. He was represented by Olusegun Odumosu of the Inspectorate Department at the Force Headquarters.…