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Update: Nigeria’s Amina Mohammed is UN Deputy Secretary-General


New UN Secretary-General António Guterres on Thursday announced Nigeria’s Environment minister, Amina Mohammed as his Deputy Secretary-General. Guterres made the announcement through the spokesman of the Secretary-General, Mr Stephane Dujarric. Guterres also announced the duo of Ms. Maria Viotti of Brazil and Ms. Kyung-wha Kang of the Republic of Korea into high-profile positions at the UN. “I am pleased to ...

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Reps To Investigate GOTV Licence Status


The House of Representatives on Tuesday mandated its Committee on Information, National Orientation, Ethics and Values to investigate the licence status of GOTV in the provision of Digital Terrestrial Television Services in Nigeria. It will also engage the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) to enforce the pay-per view scheme on the digital television broadcasting service providers for the benefit of Nigerians. ...

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Update: Buhari, Other African Leaders Arrive Gambia


Banjul, Gambia, to meet with President Yahya Jammeh, who lost the presidential election penultimate week. The information is in a statement in Abuja by Mr Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the president. Adesina stated that the Nigerian leader, who arrived the Gambia with President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf of Liberia, the current Chairperson of the Authority of ...

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King Sunny Ade’s Vintage Guitar Auctioned At N52m


A vintage fender guitar owned by legendary Nigerian musician, King Sunny Ade, was on Sunday auctioned at N52.1 million in Lagos. The guitar which was auctiond by Dr. Jogun Onabanjo, Certified Auctioneer and Chief Executive of Onabanjo and Onabanjo & Co, is known to have been designed by Nigerian artist Victor Ehikamenor. The glittering artistic piece was revealed at the ...

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Police Arrest Leader Of Gang That Kidnapped CBN Governor’s Wife


The Inspector General of Police Intelligence Response Team (IRT) has arrested the tenth member of the gang responsible for the September kidnap of Mrs. Margaret Emefiele, wife of Mr. Godwin Emefiele, Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). Umar Abubakar, suspected kidnapping gang leader This was disclosed in a press statement signed by Force Public Relations Officer, Deputy Commissioner of ...

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Fake Embassy Uncovered in Lagos, Two Chinese Arrested

The suspected leader of the syndicate

The Policemen attached to the squad swooped on them; two Chinese and two Nigerians were apprehended during the raid on their office situated inside an hotel, Golden Point and Suite, on Duduyemi Street in Ejigbo, Lagos, Southwest Nigeria. The Chinese: Liu Honyang, 47, Sun Xinai, 49; and their Nigerian collaborators, Oriyomi Olawale, 47 and Desmond Chinedu, 25, conspired and swindled ...

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It’s a Lie, No Plane Crashed in Nigeria – NAMA


The Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) has debunked rumours making the rounds on social media of the crash of an aircraft belonging to a particular airline in Nigeria. Mrs Olajumoke Adetona, Ag. General Manager, Public Affairs, NAMA, on Sunday in Lagos, said such rumours were baseless, unfounded and therefore not true. She said: “NAMA can authoritatively inform the Nigerian public ...

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Iheanacho Rescues City From Defeat at Etihad

Kelechi Iheanacho celebrates after scoring for Man City
Kelechi Iheanacho celebrates after scoring for Man City

Celtic forward Patrick Roberts’ early goal stopped parent club Manchester City winning all three Champions League home group games for the first time. The on-loan 19-year-old cut inside from the right flank, firing the Scottish champions ahead with an angled drive. The hosts, who were already assured of finishing second in Group C, equalised when Kelechi Iheanacho drilled in. City’s ...

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Trump Appoints Nigerian Business Mogul, Ogunlesi into Economic Team

Adebayo Ogunlesi

Nigerian business mogul, Adebayo Ogunlesi, has been named as one of those who will advise US President-elect Donald Trump on the American economy. The 63 year-old chairman of Global Infrastructure Partners, a private equity firm and a Fortune 500 company, is the only African in a 16-man economic advisory forum, which has Steve Schwarzman, CEO of private-equity giant, Blackstone, as ...

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SERAP Wants AGF Sent To Prison Over Recovered Loot

Mr Abubakar Malami (SAN), Attorney-General and Minister of Justice.

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has commenced committal to prison hearings against the Federal Government. SERAP wants Mr. Abubakar Malami (SAN), Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, and Alhaji Ahmed Idris Accountant-General of the Federation sent to prison “for having neglected to obey the order of the court made on Friday the 26th of February, 2016, requiring ...

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