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Seven Imo State lawmakers elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, staged a boycott of plenary in the State Assembly on Wednesday and Thursday over discrepancies in the payment of their salaries and allowances. Our correspondent gathered that the allowances due to the minority, deputy minority leaders, and minority whip, were withheld by […]

Liverpool wasted a chance to book their place in the Champions League last 16 as Atalanta earned a shock 2-0 win at Anfield on Wednesday. Jurgen Klopp’s side could have guaranteed qualification from Group D with a victory, but they produced a poor display that was deservedly punished by the impressive Italians. Two goals in […]

The Nigerian government has reacted to the deliberations on the recent #EndSARS protest by the United Kingdom parliament. It stated that while debates on all matters were allowed, the UK parliament does not speak for the British government. The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama, made the position of the Federal Government known while […]

Soccer icon, Diego Maradona, has died at 60 after suffering a cardiac arrest, according to multiple Argentine media outlets. The football legend had a heart attack at his home just two weeks after leaving hospital where he underwent surgery on a blot clot in his brain. Maradona, regarded as one of the greatest footballers of […]

The Monetary Policy Committee has retained key lending rates at 11.5%. Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, announced this on Tuesday, saying it is part of efforts to boost the economy towards a sustainable recovery from the recession. “Members voted in line with the most pressing need towards reversing the recession […]

Senator Elisha Abbo has announced his defection from the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). The Senator who is representing Adamawa North in the Senate House of Assembly announced his defection in a letter addressed to the House. Senate President Ahmad Lawan read the letter during Wednesday’s plenary session. […]

20 November 2020: Streaming service Showmax is expanding its investment in Africa with its first original Nigerian production, reality series I Am LAYCON. It’s official, Laycon is coming back to our screens in 2021! The Big Brother Naija Season 5 winner, Lekan Agbeleshe aka Laycon, is set to star in Showmax’s first-ever Nigerian Original, I […]

A Federal High Court has ordered Senator Ali Ndume to be remanded at the Kuje Correctional Centre for failing to produce the former Chairman of the defunct Pension Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina. Ndume, who is representing Borno South, stood as surety for Maina’s bail, who is standing trial on alleged money laundering charges. However, Maina […]

Nigeria’s Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmed, on Monday, said the country will exit recession by the first quarter of 2021. Ahmed spoke about the current recession in the country at the ongoing 26th Nigerian Economic Summit organised by the Nigerian Economic Summit Group and the Federal Ministry of Finance, Budget, […]

The Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State has convicted and sentenced six foreigners and a Nigerian to seven years imprisonment for oil theft. Justice Kolawole Omotosho gave the sentence on Monday after three years of prosecution of the convicts by the Port Harcourt Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission […]

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