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Breaking: Mourinho’s Spurs pull ‘spectacular’ comeback, seal UEFA Champions League last 16 spot; Man City move on despite Shakhtar setback

November 26, 2019 Editor 0

Tottenham sealed their place in the last-16 of the Champions League in dramatic fashion with an incredible four-goal comeback. Olympiacos stunned the hosts by going two goals up inside the opening 20 minutes before Dele Alli halved the deficit on the stroke of half-time. Three unanswered second-half goals, including a brace from Harry Kane, completed an incredible Spurs fightback in Jose Mourinho’s first home game Read More

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Breaking: MPC retains benchmark lending rate

November 26, 2019 Editor 0

The Monetary Policy Committee of the Central Bank of Nigeria on Tuesday left the Monetary Policy Rate unchanged at 13.5 per cent. CBN governor, Godwin Emefiele, announced the decision of the committee at the end of a two-day meeting held at the bank’s headquarters in Abuja, a report by PUNCH said. Emefiele explained that all 11 members that attended the meeting unanimously Read More

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Breaking – Judgement: Appeal Court keeps Plateau, Bauchi govs waiting

November 22, 2019 Editor 0

The Jos division of the Court of Appeal has reserved judgements into an appeal filed by Senator Jeremiah Useni of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), challenging the election of Governor Simon Lalong, incumbent Plateau governor. The five-man panel of judges presided over by Justice J.O.Bada, further reserved judgements into two separate cross-appeals filed by governor Lalong and his party, the All Progressives Read More

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Breaking: NBS passes fresh verdict on Nigeria’s GDP…see details

November 22, 2019 Editor 0

The third quarter of 2019 has seen Nigeria’s Gross Domestic Product grow by 2.28 per cent in. The National Bureau of Statistics in its quarterly report, said the figure was better than 2.12% (revised from 1.94%) in the second quarter of 2019 and the third quarter of 2018, in the year-on-year analysis. In the quarter under review, aggregate GDP stood at Read More

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Breaking: Senate concurs with executive, jerks up VAT, other taxes

November 21, 2019 Editor 0

The Senate has just passed the Finance Bill which seeks an increment of the value-added tax from five per cent to 7.5 per cent. The bill also seeks an increment in the Companies Income tax,  Customs and excise, Petroleum Profit Tax, Stamp duties,  personal income tax and Capital Income tax. Details loading…

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Breaking: Court declares creation of 4 new Kano emirates illegal

November 21, 2019 Editor 0

A Kano High Court sitting in Kano has just nullified the creation of four new Emirates in the state. Justice Usman Naába in his judgment averred that the creation of the Emirates and appointment of four first Emirs was illegal. Governor Abdullahi Ganduje created the new Emirates.

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Breaking: Buhari signs Executive Order 009 on open defecation-free Nigeria by 2025

November 20, 2019 Editorial IV 0

President Muhammadu Buhari Wednesday signed Executive Order 009 titled ”Open Defecation-Free Nigeria by 2025 and Other Related Matters Order, 2019.” A statement issued by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, said This Executive Order takes effect from Wednesday, November 20, 2019.The statement said the order stipulates as follows: ”That by this Order, Nigeria Read More

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Breaking: 35% candidates scale through as WAEC releases Nov/DEC exam results

November 15, 2019 Editor 0

The results of 91, 225 private candidates that sat for the 2019 West African Senior School Certificate Examination in Nigeria by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has been released. However, the results of 9,457 candidates were withheld. The head of the Nigeria National Office of WAEC, Mr. Olu I. Adenipekun, who made the disclosure to newsmen on Friday said a Read More

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Breaking: 2 feared dead as petrol tanker explodes along Lagos-Abeokuta expressway

November 15, 2019 Editor 0

A petrol tanker has exploded at the old toll gate end of the Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway, around Sango, Ogun State. As a result of the incidence, two people have been confirmed dead after the fire started around 12.05am. The spokesperson for the state fire service, Muinat Adeleke-Ashimi, who confirmed the incidence said two corpses were found around 4am. Details loading…

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Breaking: Ex-Information Minister is dead

November 15, 2019 Editor 0

Nigeria’s former Minister of Information and former Chairman of Nigerian Sports Commission Chief Alex Akinyele has been confirmed dead. This was disclosed in a statement by one of his sons, Constantine Akinfolarin Akinyele. He said the Ondo chief passed away Thursday night after a brief illness.

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Breaking: Appeal Court sacks APC Lawmaker, orders rerun in Bauchi constituency

November 14, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Court of Appeal, Jos division, Thursday, sacked All Progressives Congress (APC) lawmaker and ordered a rerun election into Zaki federal constituency, of Bauchi State,Hon. Tata Umar representing the constituency had appealed against the judgement of the Election Petition tribunal which ordered for his ouster from the House of Representatives. The appellate court in its consensus lead judgement by Justice Read More

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Breaking: Court nullifies APC primaries in Bayelsa, 48 hours to guber poll

November 14, 2019 Editorial IV 0

A Federal High Court sitting in Yenagoa, on Thursday nullified the governorship primaries that produced Chief David Lyon as the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), for the Nov. 16 poll in the state. Delivering judgment, Justice Jane Inyang, held that the primaries were conducted arbitrarily outside the rules of the party. The suit filed by Sen. Heineken Lokpobiri, Read More

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Breaking: Court stops APC Bayelsa guber candidate from contest 4 days to poll

November 12, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The deputy governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Bayelsa state, Biobarakuma Degi-Eremienyo has just been disqualified by the Federal High Court in Abuja from contesting Saturday November 16 election. The court, in a judgement by Justice Inyang Ekwo, invalidated Degi-Eremienyo after it found him guilty of supplying false information to the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC. Details Read More

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Breaking: Bolivia President resigns amidst re-election controversy

November 10, 2019 Editor 0

Bolivian President Evo Morales has announced his resignation. It comes shortly after the army chief urged him to step down, BBC reports. Bolivia has seen widespread protests stemming from Mr Morales’ disputed re-election last month. On Sunday, international monitors called for the election result to be annulled. Details loading…

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#Live: Salah, Mane on score sheet as Liverpool dim Man City, go 8 points clear on Premier League log …see pictures, table

November 10, 2019 Editor 0

Premier League leaders Liverpool moved eight points clear with a fine win over champions Manchester City. Fabinho’s brilliant strike gave Liverpool a sixth-minute lead, but City were convinced they should have had a penalty seconds earlier for a handball by Trent Alexander-Arnold. Mohamed Salah quickly doubled the lead, and Sadio Mane added a third with a diving header after half-time. Read More