Jamilah Nasir

    ‘Schools, hospitals will be restored’— Abba Kyari lauds ‘$1.4bn’ PSC bill

‘Schools, hospitals will be restored’— Abba Kyari lauds ‘$1.4bn’ PSC bill

Abba Kyari, chief of staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, says the passage of the bill seeking to amend the deep offshore and inland basin production sharing contract (DOIBPSC) act by the national assembly is “a huge victory” for Nigeria.The national assembly had transmitted the bill to Buhari for assent on Wednesday after both chambers had passed it.The bill seeks to [...]

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    Islamic State confirms al-Baghdadi’s death, names new leader

Islamic State confirms al-Baghdadi’s death, names new leader

The Islamic State has confirmed the death of its leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.It also confirmed that Abu Hassan al-Muhajir, its former spokesman, died in a separate operation.President Donald Trump had announced that al-Baghdadi detonated a suicide vest, killing himself and three of his children during a US-led operation in Syria on Sunday, October 19.Trump had also said that the person expected to replace Abu [...]

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    Buratai: Operation Positive Identification won’t hinder daily activities of Nigerians

Buratai: Operation Positive Identification won’t hinder daily activities of Nigerians

Tukur Buratai, the chief of army staff, says the planned Operation Positive Identification (OPI) is not different from other military operations and would not disrupt the daily lives of Nigerians.Represented by Usman Muhammed, the chief of civil-military affairs, Buratai submitted a report on the operation to members of the house of representatives committee on army in Abuja on Thursday.Buratai said [...]

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    ICYMI: Court halts Ambode’s probe

ICYMI: Court halts Ambode’s probe

A high court in Ikeja, Lagos, has ordered the state house of assembly to suspend its probe of Akinwunmi Ambode, former governor of the state, pending the hearing of his suit.Yetunde Adesanya, the judge, gave the order while ruling on an ex-parte motion filed by Ambode through Tayo Oyetibo, his counsel.The house is probing the administration of the ex-governor over [...]

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    Mobolaji Johnson, first governor of Lagos, is dead

Mobolaji Johnson, first governor of Lagos, is dead

Mobolaji Olufunso Johnson, a retired Nigerian army brigadier-general and the first governor of Lagos state, is dead.Family sources told TheCable that Johnson died on Wednesday around 4pm.He served as governor of Lagos between May 1967 and July 1975 during the military regime of Yakubu Gowon.He became a director of construction giant, Julius Berger Nigeria in 1979 and its chairman in 1996; a [...]

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    Court sacks APC senator, reps in Sokoto

Court sacks APC senator, reps in Sokoto

The court of appeal in Sokoto state has sacked Abubakar Tambuwal as senator representing Sokoto south.The court also sacked Aliyu Shehu, member of the house of representatives, representing Bodinga/Dange Shuni/Tureta federal constituency.Both men, who are members of the All Progressives Congress (APC), were declared winners of the election in the zones by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and affirmed by [...]

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    INEC: EFCC, ICPC to monitor vote-buying in Kogi, Bayelsa guber polls

INEC: EFCC, ICPC to monitor vote-buying in Kogi, Bayelsa guber polls

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) will monitor cases of vote-buying during the governorship elections in Kogi and Bayelsa states.Mahmood Yakubu, INEC chairman, said this on Tuesday during the quarterly consultative meeting with political parties in Abuja.The states' elections are scheduled to take place on November 16.According to Yakubu, the EFCC and [...]

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    Another Nigerian gets top UN job

Another Nigerian gets top UN job

António Guterres, UN secretary-general, has appointed Nigeria’s Damilola Ogunbiyi as his special representative for Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) and co-chairperson of United Nations-Energy.Farhan Haq, UN spokesman, announced the development on Tuesday in New York.Haq also announced that the agency’s administrative board also appointed Ogunbiyi as the chief executive officer of SEforALL.Ogunbiyi, the first female managing director of the Rural [...]

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    Imo secures $50m export support from Afreximbank

Imo secures $50m export support from Afreximbank

The Imo state government has secured a $50 million investment deal from the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank).Chibuike Onyeukwu, chief press secretary to Emeka Ihedioha, Imo governor, said in a statement that the deal is a reflection of the governor’s engagement with international development agencies.Ihedioha had embarked on a trade and investment working visit to the annual general meeting of the [...]

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    Trump: Islamic state’s replacement for al-Baghdadi killed

Trump: Islamic state’s replacement for al-Baghdadi killed

President Donald Trump says the person expected to replace Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi as leader of the Islamic State is dead. Trump disclosed this via a tweet on Tuesday.Al-Baghdadi was killed on Saturday during a raid by US troops in Syria.Trump, however, did not disclose the identity of the individual whom he described as "number one replacement" for the IS leader.He also did [...]

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    Customs seizes 34 containers of expired rice at Tin Can port

Customs seizes 34 containers of expired rice at Tin Can port

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) says it intercepted 34 containers of expired rice smuggled through the Tin Can Island Port, Lagos.Hameed Ali, comptroller-general of customs, who announced the development on Tuesday, said some of the bags of rice are expired while some are close to the expiry date.The seizure was made four days after the service intercepted 25 containers of [...]

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    Buhari to police: Stop harassing young people for carrying laptops

Buhari to police: Stop harassing young people for carrying laptops

President Muhammadu Buhari has warned operatives of the Nigeria Police Force against harassing young Nigerians who look successful and carrying laptop computers. Buhari, who was represented by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, issued the warning in his keynote address at the opening ceremony of the conference and retreat for senior police officers on Monday in Lagos.The president is away on an official visit [...]

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    AMCON asks FG to convert Arik Air to national carrier

AMCON asks FG to convert Arik Air to national carrier

Ahmed Kuru, managing director of the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON), has asked the federal government to convert Arik Air to a national carrier.Jude Nwauzor, AMCON spokesman, quoted Kuru to have said this on Monday when he appeared before the senate committee on banking, insurance and other financial institutions.AMCON had taken over the airline in February 2017 owing to its [...]

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    Emefiele: Borders to remain closed until neighbouring countries meet conditions

Emefiele: Borders to remain closed until neighbouring countries meet conditions

Godwin Emefiele, governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), says the nation's land borders will remain closed until neighbouring countries meet the requirements for it to be reopened. Emefiele said this on Monday while speaking to journalists after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja.The federal government had closed the country's land borders to importing and exporting of all [...]

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    SA returnees get free phones, airtime

SA returnees get free phones, airtime

The second batch of returnees who arrived from South Africa on Wednesday got phones bundled with SIMs and airtime from Airtel Nigeria.The company said said the donation was a measure to assist the returnees settle down as well as help them make instant connection with their loved ones, family members and friends across the country.Segun Ogunsanya, chief executive officer, Airtel Nigeria, expressed [...]

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    NGO assists homeless children in Lagos to return to school

NGO assists homeless children in Lagos to return to school

As new school year begins across the country, 300 homeless children in settlements along the Elegushi Beach waterfront in Lagos state have received the support of The Destiny Trust, a non-governmental organisation to go back to school for the 2019/2020 academic session.The target beneficiaries are children who have never been in school, those who are drop-outs but need re-integration and [...]

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