Category: Politics

World Bank Board’s Meeting Failure Delays Nigeria’s Loan Request

The $1.5 billion, which is the first tranche of the federal government’s $3 billion request from the World Bank is to be delayed as the much-awaited meeting of the multilateral…

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Ivory Coast President Seeks Third Term After Protege’s Death

Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara will seek re-election in October after the death last month of the ruling party’s candidate, former Prime Minister Amadou Gon Coulibaly. Ouattara’s candidacy upends his…

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Trump Moves to Ban TikTok, WeChat in U.S., Pressuring China

President Donald Trump signed a pair of executive orders prohibiting U.S. residents from doing any business with TikTok, WeChat or the apps’ Chinese owners beginning 45 days from now, citing…

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Following Tony Elumelu’s Threat to Pursue Legal Action, Senate suspends UBA/NITEL probe

The panel, led by the Chairman, Senator Ayo Akinyelure, had last week Tuesday, summoned the management of the bank to appear before it on Wednesday (today). Akinyelure had said that…

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U.S. Hits Zimbabwe with Sanctions over ‘Queen Bee’ Corruption

The U.S. sanctioned Zimbabwean businessman Kudakwashe Tagwirei, an adviser to the President Emmerson Mnangagwa, for alleged corruption it said has derailed the nation’s economic development. The Office of Foreign Assets…

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US Warns of ISWAP, Al-Qaeda taking over West Africa, Nigeria’s DHQ Mute

  The United States Africa Command has said that the Islamic State and Al-Qaeda terrorist groups were gradually taking over the West African region after being displaced in Syria and…

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Alleged $3m Bribe: You Have a Case to Answer, Appeal Court Tells Lawan

The Court of Appeal, Abuja Division, yesterday, dismissed the appeal filed by a former member of the House of Representatives from Kano State, Hon. Farouk Lawan, seeking to terminate the…

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China ‘to retaliate’ if U.S. acts against journalists

China is vowing to retaliate against the the United States if Washington continues, quote, "hostile action" against Chinese journalists - journalists who may be forced to leave in coming days…

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Trump says Beirut explosion was caused by a ‘bomb of some kind’

At a coronavirus briefing on Tuesday evening, President Trump said an explosion that rocked Beirut earlier in the day was caused by a “bomb of some kind.” Officials in Lebanon…

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Senate report :Pondei, others recklessly spent N5bn as medical allowances

The Senate report on the alleged financial recklessness in the Niger Delta Development Commission has revealed how the top management of the agency shared N4.9bn among themselves in the guise…

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