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BREAKING: FIFA fines Nigeria for fielding ineligible player in World Cup qualifier, deducts points

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FIFA has fined the Nigeria Football Federation 6,000 Swiss Francs (about N2,177,280) for fielding an ineligible player in a Russia 2018 World Cup qualifying match. The disciplinary committee of the body in a statement on Tuesday said the three-time African champions fielded Shehu Abdullahi who was ineligible for the qualifier against Algeria on 10 November […]

Appeal Court orders Saraki to face trial on three charges

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Ade Adesomoju, Abuja The Court of Appeal in Abuja on Tuesday  dismissed 15 out of the 18 counts of false assets declaration instituted against the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, before the Code of Conduct Tribunal. The three-man panel of the Court of Appeal led by Justice Tinuade Akomolafe-Wilson unanimously ordered  the Senate President to return to […]

Why FG hasn’t prosecuted some treasury looters – Osinbajo

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Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo on Monday said “strategic advice” from independent sources, anti-corruption committees and special panels set up for the recovery of assets allegedly looted by previous government officials had prevented the current administration from going forward with its desire to prosecute the looters. He disclosed this at the 2017 celebration of the International Anti-corruption […]

UPDATED: FG finally hands over State House, Marina to Lagos govt

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The Federal Government on Tuesday completed the process of handing over the State House, Marina, to the Lagos State Government. The process which started about 20 years ago was completed with the signing and exchanging of documents between the state government and the Federal Government in Abuja. The Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, signed […]

People in power are trying to rush NGO bill, Amnesty warns Nigerians

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Amnesty International on Tuesday warned Nigerians that the proposed law to regulate the activities of civil society organisations will have devastating effects and take away their freedoms. The NGO Regulatory Commission Bill, whose public hearing is slated for December 13 and 14, had generated controversies after some Nigerians, including a former Chairman of the National […]

Pakistani mother gives birth mid-air

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A Pakistani mother on Tuesday gave birth to a baby girl on-board a flight taking pilgrims from the Muslim holy city of Madinah in Saudi Arabia to Pakistan, airline officials said. A spokesman for Pakistan International Airline, Mashood Tajwar said that both the mother and baby were healthy, though it was a premature birth. “The […]

Market opens lower, UBA, Learn Africa lead losers

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The Nigerian equities market opened the week on a bearish note as United Bank of Africa Plc, Learn Africa Plc and C & I Leasing Plc emerged as the top three losers. The NSE market capitalisation dropped to N13.552tn on Monday from N13.672tn recorded on Friday as 350.595 million shares worth N4.915bn exchanged hands in […]

Ecobank Nigeria launches Xpress Account

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Ecobank Nigeria on Monday unveiled Ecobank Xpress Account, describing it as a flagship digital product that would take banking to the grass roots. The Ecobank Xpress Account is a digital account that is mobile based. In a statement, the lender said the Ecobank Express Account “is simple and does not require any form of documentation […]

My ministry got N31bn of N192bn budget in 2017 – Amaechi

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The Federal Government said on Monday that it had implemented 16.55 per cent of the capital component of the 2017 budget of Ministry of Transportation. The Minister of Transportation, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, said this when he appeared before the Senate Committee on Land Transport to defend the 2018 budget proposal of his ministry. The Chairman […]

World Bank to stop financing oil, gas projects from 2019

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The World Bank will stop financing oil and gas exploration and extraction from 2019, it announced Tuesday at a climate summit seeking to boost the global economy’s shift to cleaner energy. “The World Bank Group will no longer finance upstream oil and gas, after 2019,” it said in a statement in Paris, where world leaders […]