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FG set to relaunch repackaged YouWiN


The Federal government is set to launch a re-designed Youth Enterprise With Innovation in Nigeria, YouWiN programme, the Finance ministry said Thursday. The YouWin programme, initiated by the administration of former president Goodluck Jonathan in 2011 as part of the government’s job creation initiatives, provides grants to Nigerians to start small …

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Ozekhome urges court to defreeze his account


Chief Mike Ozekhome, a Lagos-based lawyer and Rights activist, has asked a Federal High Court in Lagos to vacate an interim order freezing his account. Justice Abdulazeez Anka, had on Feb. 7, ordered a temporary forfeiture of N75 million found in Ozekhome’s Guarantee Trust Bank account. The order followed an …

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Nigeria to expand treasury single account coverage – Minister

Kemi-Adeosun, Finance Minister

The Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, on Tuesday said the Federal Government was determined to expand the coverage of the Treasury Single Account (TSA) to cover more agencies in 2017. Speaking in Abuja at the opening of a two-day retreat on the TSA, the Minister, who described the implementation of …

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N. Korean leader’s brother Kim Jong-nam killed

Kim Jong-Nam

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s half brother died Monday after becoming ill at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Malaysia, according to Selangor State Criminal Investigations Department Chief Fadzil Ahmat. Another police source told CNN the man who died is named Kim Jong Nam. Police have described the incident as …

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Di-Maria completely destroys Messi and Barcelona


Angel di Maria scored twice as Paris St-Germain stunned Barcelona to leave the Spanish side in danger of failing to reach the Champions League quarter-finals for the first time in a decade. PSG dominated this last-16 first-leg tie throughout and took the lead through Di Maria’s curled free-kick. Julian Draxler …

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Trump calls presidents of Nigeria, South Africa

President Buhari

President Donald Trump has been increasingly chatting with other world leaders during his first weeks in office. On Monday he turned his attention to Africa. Trump spent Monday morning calling two of the continent’s most prominent leaders, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari and South African President Jacob Zuma, to discuss combating …

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Paris Loan Refund: governors threaten war with Magu


Paris Loan Refund:  Governors of Nigeria’s 36 states have threatened to declare war on the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, over what they described as “unwarranted attack on the Nigeria Governors’ Forum, its officials and associated entities,” presidency officials familiar with the matter …

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Samson Siasia and Winfried Schafer on Rwanda coach shortlist

Samson Siasia

Samson Siasia and Winfried Schafer are top of an eight-man shortlist for the vacant Rwanda coach post. Schafer led Cameroon to the 2002 Africa Cup of Nations title, while former Nigeria coach Siasia guided his country to Olympic football bronze last year. Belgian Paul Put, who took Burkina Faso to …

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Court Orders Forfeiture Of Andrew Yakubu’s $9.8m To FG

Andrew Yakubu

A Federal High Court sitting in Kano presided over by Justice Zainab B. Abubakar today ordered the forfeiture of the sum of $9,772,00 (Nine Million, Seven Hundred and Seventy Two Thousand United States Dollars) and £74,000 (Seventy Four Thousand Pound Sterling) recovered from a former Group Managing Director of the …

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AMCON Takes Over OAS Helicopters

OAS helicopter

Just five days after the takeover of Arik Air by the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON), the company has taken over one of the leading helicopters companies in Nigeria, Odengene Air-Shuttle Services Limited (AOS). The takeover followed a court injunction obtained by the company. A source close to the …

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EFCC Arraigns FUTA Vice Chancellor, Bursar Over Misappropriation Of Funds

FUTA VC, Prof. Gregory Daramola (right) and Burser, Oresegun arriving the court premises on Tuesday in Akure

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Tuesday arraigned the embattled Vice Chancellor of the Federal University of Technology Akure (FUTA), Adebiyi Daramola, and the Bursar, Emmanuel Oresegun before an Ondo State High Court sitting in Akure. Both Mr. Daramola and Mr. Oresegun were escorted to court by EFCC …

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17 Killed in Angola stadium stampede

angola stadium stampede

At least 17 people have been killed in a stampede at a football stadium in the northern Angolan city of Uige, local officials say. Hundreds more were reported to have been injured when supporters stormed the gates after failing to gain entry. Some of those who fell became trapped and …

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Ex-Police Officers Docked For Torturing Man To Death

three police men torture man to death

Three ex-police officers – Awodeyi Adesola, Adekunle Adedeji and Adepetu Olamilekan – were on Tuesday docked at an Akure High Court over alleged manslaughter. The prosecutor, Wale Bamisile, told the court that the accused were arraigned following an allegation of torturing a suspect which led to his death. Mr. Bamisile …

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United Action for Democracy Challenges Lagos Police To Disclose Alleged Hijackers Of February 6 Protest

2face idibia february 6 protest match

United Action for Democracy (UAD) has challenged the Lagos State Commissioner of Police (CP), Fatai Owoseni, to disclose the identity of those he claimed were planning to hijack the February 6 nationwide protest to perpetrate evil. Mr. Owoseni had earlier claimed that he received information that hoodlums were planning to …

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Fire Guts Biafra Market in Onitsha

The Biafran Market in Onitsha is said to be on fire. The fire started about 40 minutes ago (about 10.15 pm). News about the inferno is scanty but sources said that the market is located beside the G. Agofere Park along Sokoto Road, Onitsha. The cause of the fire is …

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