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  • Presidency assures ending executive, legislature rift

      From Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja The presidency has assured that the rift between the Executive and Legislative arms of government would be resolved soon. The Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, said that the remarks made by the Acting President about the screening of nominees by the Senate was…

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  • Senate/Presidency feud: FEC differs from Osinbajo on nominees’ confirmation

      From Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has taken a different stand from the statements made by Acting President Yemi Osinbajo on the confirmation of nominations made by the Executive which has pitted the National Assembly against the executive. FEC, Wednesday, also approved a new anti-corruption policy, tagged: Anti-Corruption Strategy, to provide…

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  • Arsonists deceive troops before attacking villagers – Senator Yusuf

    Senator Yusuf Abubakar Yusuf representing Taraba Central Senatorial district has alleged that arsonists deceived and beat security operatives before attacking villages in Mambilla Plateau of Sardauna local government of Taraba State between 17th to 23rd June, 2017. Briefing journalists in Abuja after Wednesday’s Senate plenary, the lawmaker decried the recent attacks, saying that casualties of…

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  • Naira rises marginally against dollar

    The Naira on Wednesday appreciated marginally against the dollar at the parallel market, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. The Nigerian currency traded at N365 to a dollar, stronger than N366 its closing rate on Tuesday, while the pound sterling and the Euro exchanged at N468 and N412, respectively. At the Bureau De Change…

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  • IMF cautions G20 leaders on ‘myopic’ trade policies

    The International Monetary Fund on Wednesday urged leaders of the Group of 20 major economies to avoid “myopic” nationalistic policies and to work together in agreed forums to resolve their trade and economic differences. In a pointed message before U.S. President Donald Trump’s first G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany on Friday and Saturday, the IMF…

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  • Spanish police bust Bulgarian “honey trap” prostitution crime ring

    A Bulgarian gang that used prostitutes as honey traps before robbing wealthy tourists in Marbella has been smashed by Spanish police. Police raided 21 properties in Spain and 15 in Bulgaria in a joint operation. Thirteen women, forced to work as prostitutes on the streets of the luxury resort of Puerto Banus, were “liberated.” ​Twenty-six suspected gang members were arrested…

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  • Senate calls for security measures at Maiduguri varsity

    In order to avert and end suicide bombings by Boko Haram insurgents on the University of Maiduguri, the Senate has urged the federal government to quickly intervene and put in place serious security measures to restore peace in the institution and host community. The Senate mandated the relevant security agencies to submit to it a…

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  • Aid workers freed 2 days after abduction in South Sudan

    Eight aid workers have been released unharmed after being held captive for two days, the UN Special Envoy for South Sudan, David Shearer, said on Wednesday. The four abducted South Sudanese and four foreign workers were let go after negotiations by security officials. The victims, who worked for a private company that work for an…

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  • OVH partners Interswitch to transform fuel retailing across Nigeria

    Following the strategic partnership earlier sealed between Interswitch, Africa’s leading integrated payments and transaction switching company and EVSL, developers of FuelVoucher in 2015, the distribution network of the electronic fuel purchasing solution has been further broadened considerably in further partnership with 3 of the leading downstream oil marketing firms, OVH Energy Marketing, Forte Oil &…

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  • Senate probes alleged $3b fraud in NPA

    As part of its commitment to fight corruption, the Senate has mandated its Committee on Marine Transport to investigate a N3 billion fraud allegation against the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA). The allegations were raised, on Wednesday, in a Point of Order moved by Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, the lawmaker representing Delta Central Senatorial District. Omo-Agege said…

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