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Nigeria’s inflation rate to fall to single digit in mid-2018, says Emefiele

Nigeria’s inflation rate to fall to single digit in mid-2018, says Emefiele

Nigeria’s Central Bank Governor Godwin Emefiele said on Friday he expected inflation rate to fall at a faster pace and hit high single digit rates mid-next year. “We are very optimistic that food prices will come down and as they come down, it will help to complement the reduction in core inflation,” Emefiele told journalists on the sidelines of an ...

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President Buhari responsible for Maina’s return – PDP

President Buhari responsible for Maina’s return – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has taken swipe at the Senior Special Adviser, Malam Garba Shehu who on Wednesday blamed “PDP loyalists,” for the controversial reinstatement of Abdulrasheed Maina, former Chairman, Presidential Task Team on Pension Reforms into the civil service. In a statement by the National Publicity Secretary, Prince Dayo Adeyeye, the party called for a psychiatric evaluation for ...

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Obaseki receives new Police Commissioner, assures of new security architecture

Obaseki receives new Police Commissioner, assures of new security architecture

The Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, on Tuesday received the new Commissioner of Police of the state command, Johnson Babatunde Kokumo, at the Government House in Benin City, with an assurance that he would work with the new police boss to enforce a new security architecture in the state. Obaseki further pledged his administration’s support for the new ...

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Proscription: IPOB asks judge to recuse self from case over alleged bias

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The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has asked the Chief Judge of Federal High Court, Justice Abdul Kafarati, to recuse himself from the proscription case of the group over alleged bias and conflict of interest. In a statement by its Publicity Secretary, Comrade Emma Powerful, IPOB decried what it termed “the troubling absence of the presiding judge, Justice Kafarati, in ...

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Restructuring must address cost of governance – Sanusi

Restructuring must address cost of governance – Sanusi

The Emir of Kano, Mallam Sanusi Lamido, yesterday, lent his voice to the growing calls for restructuring of the country, saying Nigeria should be restructured to reduce cost of governance. Speaking in Lagos, in a keynote address, entitled: “Prosperity and Peace’’ at the centenary event of Union Bank, tagged: “The next 100: A call to action (2017-2117)”, Sanusi said: “We ...

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$5.5bn foreign loan: FG to settle debts with $3bn — Adeosun

$5.5bn foreign loan: FG to settle debts with $3bn — Adeosun

Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, said, yesterday, that the Federal Government would apply US$3 billion in refinancing the legacy debts of the immediate past government. According to her, the outlay is part of the US$5.5 billion foreign loan being sourced from the International Financial Markets. The minister, who appeared on Arise TV’s news programme, said the proposed $5.5 billion ...

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Man rapes his 16-year-old daughter

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A 52-year-old man, Paul Akpederi, who pleaded guilty to raping his 16-year-old daughter, was, yesterday, arraigned before a Lagos Magistrate’s Court sitting in Ikeja. Paul was docked on a one-count charge of unlawful defilement before Magistrate B. O. Osunsanmi. The prosecutor, Inspector Simon Imhonwa, told the court that the defendant has been committing the offence since 2012 in Ikorodu, area ...

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Giroud wondergoal wins FIFA Puskas Award

Giroud wondergoal wins FIFA Puskas Award

Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud has won the 2017 FIFA Puskas Award for his improvised backheel volley against Crystal Palace. The France international saw off competition from Venezuela women’s international Deyna Castellanos and Baroka goalkeeper Oscarine Masuluke with his stunning effort at Emirates Stadium on January 1. Giroud’s remarkable goal saw him meet Alexis Sanchez’s cross with a remarkable and audacious ...

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Real Madrid dominate FIFA FIFPro World XI of 2017

Real Madrid dominate FIFA FIFPro World XI of 2017

Cristiano Ronaldo was named as one of five Real Madrid players as the Spanish and European champions dominated the FIFA FIFPro XI of 2017. Defenders Sergio Ramos and Marcelo and midfield duo Luka Modric and Toni Kroos were also selected in the dream team, who were honoured at the Best FIFA Football Awards in London. Juventus, who were beaten 4-1 ...

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Zidane scoops Best FIFA Men´s Coach award after stellar year with Madrid

Zidane scoops Best FIFA Men´s Coach award after stellar year with Madrid

Zinedine Zidane claimed the Best FIFA Men’s Coach award after leading Real Madrid to LaLiga and Champions League glory in 2016-17. Zidane was honoured at a ceremony staged by world football’s governing body in London on Monday, edging out competition from Chelsea boss Antonio Conte and Juventus’ Massimiliano Allegri. The France great also got the better of Allegri in Cardiff ...

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Ronaldo wins Best FIFA Men´s Player award ahead of Messi, Neymar

Ronaldo wins Best FIFA Men´s Player award ahead of Messi, Neymar

Cristiano Ronaldo was named as the Best FIFA Men’s Player for the second year running on Monday after helping Real Madrid to a LaLiga and Champions League double last season. The Portugal star edged out perennial rival Lionel Messi and the Argentinian’s former Barcelona team-mate Neymar to win the award, which he also claimed in its inaugural year in 2016. ...

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2019: Lamido declares presidential ambition

2019: Lamido declares presidential ambition

Erstwhile governor of Jigawa State, Alhaji Sule Lamido, has formally declared his interest for 2019 presidential ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, saying the onus is on the party to salvage the country from the rot it has currently found itself in the comity of nations. Lamido, in a letter to PDP members, said he might not be the ...

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Our achievements are real, not propaganda, lies — Buhari

Our achievements are real, not propaganda, lies — Buhari

                                                                                    President Muhammadu Buhari said his administration has recorded concrete achievements, which were there for all to see. He ...

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Why Court ordered Police to pay Evans’ brother-in-law N2m

Why Court ordered Police to pay Evans’ brother-in-law N2m

                                                                                                  A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, yesterday, ordered the Nigerian ...

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FG trying in vain to pin Kanu’s absence on Abaribe – IPOB

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                                                                                    The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has described the Federal Government’s denial of knowing the whereabouts of its ...

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U.S. court jails Nigerian over identity fraud

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Kevin Kunle Sodipo Williams, a Nigerian living in St. Louis, Missouri has been sentenced to six and a half years in prison over a stolen identity fraud scheme that sought more than $12 million in tax refunds. A U.S. federal judge on Friday also ordered him to pay roughly $900,000 in restitution to the IRS. Williams was charged with mail ...

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Accident in Onitsha claims 3 lives

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A road accident that happened at the Tarzan area of the Onitsha –Enugu expressway claimed three lives yesterday. There were conflicting reports about the incident, with some people claiming that it involved people who attended the flag off of the governorship campaign of All Progressives Congress, APC, while others said the bus merely caught fire as it was heading towards ...

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I will dedicate my life to feeding the world, Adesina vows

I will dedicate my life to feeding the world, Adesina vows

Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, the President of the African Development Bank, in the early hours of yesterday in Des Moines, the capital city of Iowa, United States of America, became the sixth African to be awarded the World Food Prize in a ceremony witnessed by two former African Presidents. Elated Adesina said he will used the award prize money of $250,000 ...

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Troops kill 3 Boko Haram insurgents, recover arms in Borno

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The Nigerian Army on Saturday said its troops had killed three Boko Haram insurgents at Missini village of Dikwa Local Government Area of Borno. Brig. Gen. Sani Kukasheka Usman, the Director Army Public Relations, said in a statement issued in Maiduguri. Usman said that the insurgents on Friday laid ambush for a military patrol team at Missini village along Dikwa-Ngala ...

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South African President, Jacob Zuma given until November 30 to defend corruption charges him

South African President, Jacob Zuma given until November 30 to defend corruption charges him

South African president, Jacob Zuma who was recently honoured with a huge statue by the Imo State governor, Rochas Okorocha has been given till November 30, 2017 to defend the corruption charges against him in his country. The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) told Zuma yesterday that it will only consider new representations on why he should not face corruption charges ...

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