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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday urged President Muhammadu Buhari to explain to Nigerians how $1 billion allegedly disappeared from the Excess Crude Account (ECA). In a statement yesterday by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, the party drew the attention of Nigerians to “the shocking confession by the National Security Adviser (NSA), Gen. Babagana […]

Super Eagles’ Coach, Gernot Rohr is at a dilemma whether to accept Morocco’s overtures or continue managing Nigeria’s young team ahead of the 2021 African Cup of Nations and the 2020 World Cup qualifiers, which begin later this month. Herve Renard, who led Morocco to the Egypt 2019 African Cup of Nations threw in the […]

“We’ve stopped all business transactions with Huawei and its 68 group companies… that are subject to the US government ban,” Panasonic spokesman Joe Flynn told AFP. “Yesterday an internal instruction to fully enforce that rule was issued,” he added. Flynn said Panasonic’s business with Huawei involves the supply of “electronic parts,” but declined to provide […]

US PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP HAS ANGRILY LASHED OUT AT DEMOCRATIC LEADERS’ CLAIMS HE IS ENGAGED IN A “COVER-UP”. THE REPUBLICAN PRESIDENT SAID IN AN UNSCHEDULED BRIEFING FROM THE WHITE HOUSE THAT HE IS NOT INVOLVED IN COVER UPS THE PRESIDENT SPOKE MINUTES AFTER CUTTING SHORT A PLANNED MEETING WITH THE TWO TOP DEMOCRATIC LEADERS ON […]

Tens of thousands of Indonesian military and police were deployed on the streets of Jakarta Thursday, as a deadline approached for a presidential challenger to file an appeal over claims of widespread cheating in last month’s election.At least six people were killed — including a 17-year old high school student — after two nights of […]

A FRENCH PRESIDENTIAL OFFICIAL HAS SAID THAT LIBYA’S RENEGADE MILITARY COMMANDER KHALIFA HAFTAR HAS RULED OUT A CEASEFIRE, SAYING HE WANTS TO REMOVE GROUPS FROM THE CAPITAL THAT “INFESTED” THE UNITED NATIONS-BACKED GOVERNMENT. PRESIDENT EMMANUEL MACRON AND FRENCH OFFICIALS HAVE FOR WEEKS REPEATED THEIR OFFICIAL SUPPORT FOR THE GNA AND HAVE CALLED FOR AN UNCONDITIONAL CEASEFIRE. BUT SOME EUROPEAN COUNTRIES, […]

The quantum of investment in the Nigerian economy by Chinese companies has hit $20bn, the President, China Chambers of Commerce in Nigeria, Mr Ye Shuijin, has disclosed. He explained that the 160 Chinese firms operating in the country had also employed over 200,000 Nigerians, noting that the companies were promoting what he called the ‘people […]

The nation’s electricity generation plunged to 2,616.7 megawatts on Tuesday, a day after heavy rainfall in Lagos damaged some power facilities and worsened supply in parts of the state. Total power generation declined to 3,978.5MW as of 6.00am on Monday from 4,297MW on Sunday, according to data from the Nigeria Electricity System Operator, an arm […]

The main actors in the IAAF’s ‘missing’ $135, 000 saga yesterday revealed how the money was ‘spent’ by the sports ministry and some key officials of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN). The IAAF in 2017 erroneously sent $150,000 to the AFN instead of the annual $15,000 it usually gives to its affiliates. On discovering […]

Six persons were feared trapped yesterday under the rubble of a four-storey building that collapsed in Onitsha, Anambra State. The incident happened on No. 7, Ezenwa Street, Onitsha. An eyewitness said eight persons were under the building when the four-storey building under construction caved in at about 1:45p.m. The source said those trapped were six […]


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