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Jan 17, 2020

FAAC: FG, states, LGs share N716.2bn for month of December

The Federation Accounts Allocation Committee (FAAC) has shared N716.298 billion to the three tiers of government for the month of December 2019. The Permanen...

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Jan 17, 2020

BREAKING: One trapped as building collapses in Lagos

An uncomlpleted three-storey building, on Friday, collapsed around the Ago Palace way in Lagos State. The Director-General, Lagos State Emergency Management...

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Jan 17, 2020

Ukraine PM resigns after leaked audio criticising president

Ukraine’s prime minister offered his resignation on Friday after audio was leaked of him reportedly criticising President Volodomyr Zelensky’s understanding of...

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Jan 17, 2020

Sanwo-Olu drops commissioner, appoints three others

Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has dropped the Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Shuli Adebolu, from his cabinet. He appointed three...

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Jan 17, 2020

Implementation of 7.5% VAT begins February 1 — Minister

The Federal Government will from February 1 begin the implementation of 7.5 per cent Value Added Tax espoused by the finance law. The law, according to the g...

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Jan 17, 2020

Power grid collapses twice in two hours

The nation’s power grid collapsed twice in two hours on Thursday, worsening the blackout being experienced by consumers in parts of the country. Accoding to...

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Jan 16, 2020

Monthly foreign exchange inflow rose to $9.84bn –CBN

Aggregate foreign exchange inflow into the economy amounted to $9.84bn in November 2019, showing an increase of 7.5 per cent above the level at the end of the p...

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Jan 16, 2020

US resumes joint military operations in Iraq

The United States on Wednesday resumed joint military operations with Iraq that had been put on pause after the US drone strike that killed a top Iranian genera...

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Jan 16, 2020

I almost lost my life for Oshiomhole, says Shaibu

The Edo State Deputy Governor, Philip Shaibu, on Wednesday narrated his ordeal and that of members of his family while he was trying to save the National Chairm...

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Jan 15, 2020

BREAKING: INEC makes U-turn, gives Uzodinma Certificate of Return

After the initial statement, the Independent National Electoral Commission on Wednesday gave Certificate of Return to Senator Hope Uzodinma after the sacking of...

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Jan 15, 2020

EFCC resumes trial of Mompha

The N32.9 billion fraud trial of alleged internet celebrity, Ismaila Mustapha (alias Mompha) on Wednesday continued before a Federal High Court in Lagos State....

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Jan 15, 2020

BREAKING: FG begins implementation of Finance Act, 7.5% VAT on transactions

The Federal Government has commenced the immediate implementation of some aspects of the Finance Act with the implementation of 7.5 per cent Value Added Tax on...

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Jan 15, 2020

Doctor who ran underground clinic during civil war gets humanitarian award

A young doctor who ran an underground hospital in the besieged region of eastern Ghouta during the Syrian civil war has been awarded a European prize for extrao...

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Jan 15, 2020

Pope appoints first woman junior foreign affairs minister

Pope Francis has for the first time promoted a woman to a junior ministerial post in the Vatican’s foreign affairs department. Italy-born Francesca Di Giovan...

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Jan 15, 2020

UPDATED: Russia PM resigns over Putin’s reforms

Russia’s government resigned in a shock announcement on Wednesday after President Vladimir Putin proposed a series of constitutional reforms. In a televised...

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Jan 15, 2020

Nkem, I got your back, Ebere Ihedioha tells husband

The wife of the former governor of Imo State, Ebere Ihedioha, on Wednesday, assured her husband, Emeka Ihedioha, that he had her support. This is coming bare...

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Jan 15, 2020

Supreme Court ruling: Ihedioha will overcome setback – Atiku

The 2019 presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, on Wednesday urged aggrieved members of the party in Imo State not to despair o...

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Jan 15, 2020

BREAKING: Imo gov-elect freezes state accounts

Chidiebube Okeoma, Owerri The governor-elect of Imo State, Senator Hope Uzodinma, has given an order to all financial institutions where the state funds are...

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Jan 15, 2020

Recruitment budget: N1.6bn for hiring, training, Customs insist

The Nigeria Customs Service has insisted that the N1.6bn allegedly paid to a consultant to conduct the ongoing recruitment exercise into the service was budgete...

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Jan 15, 2020

U.S. Senate set date for Trump’s impeachment trial

The impeachment trial of US President Donald Trump in the Senate is likely to begin next week Tuesday with key players sworn in later this week, Majority Leader...

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