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Nigeria to land in space soon – Minister

The Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Ogbonnaya Onu, has harped on the importance of science and engineering to nation-building, stressing that soon Nigeria would join the league of countries in space exploration. He stressed that the strength of the economy of any nation was dependent on its scientific and technological advancement. Mr Onu stated […]

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Court sacks Ifeanyi Ubah as senator

A Federal Capital Territory (FCT) high court in Kubwa, Abuja, has nullified the election of Ifeanyi Ubah as the senator representing Anambra south. The court ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to withdraw the certificate of return issued to Mr Ubah and to issue a fresh certificate to the candidate of the Peoples Democratic […]

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Nigeria’s debt rises to N26 trillion

Nigeria’s total public debt rose above N26.22 trillion as at September 2019, the Debt Management Office (DMO) announced on Friday. The Director-General of the debt management agency, Patience Oniha, disclosed this in Abuja at a media briefing just as denied recent reports that the country’s total debt figure was more than N30 trillion. He said the latest […]

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President Buhari nominates Obiora as CBN deputy governor

President Buhari has nominated Kingsley Obiora as CBN deputy governor. In a letter to President of the Senate, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan, President Buhari said the nomination was in accordance with the provision of Section 8(1) (2) of the Central Bank of Nigeria (Establishment) Act 2007. Dr Obiora, upon confirmation by the Senate, replaces Dr Joseph […]

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Catholic may bar Fr. Mbaka from preaching – Archbishop

The Catholic Archbishop of Lagos, Adewale Martins, says the Spiritual Director of the Adoration Ministry, Enugu, Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka, could be banned from preaching if he continues to deviate from the doctrines and tenets of the Catholic Church. Martins, who was appointed Archbishop of Lagos by the Pope in 2012, said this during an […]

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Supreme court judgement on Imo must be reversed, says PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is demanding a review and reversal of the supreme court judgement on the 2019 governorship election in Imo state The apex court had on Tuesday sacked PDP’s Emeka Ihedioha as governor, and ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to return Hope Uzodinma, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) who […]

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Nigeria plunged into darkness as power grid collapses twice in two hours

The nation’s power grid collapsed twice in two hours on Thursday, worsening the blackout being experienced by consumers in parts of the country. The grid, which is being managed by government-owned Transmission Company of Nigeria, has continued to suffer system collapse over the years amid a lack of spinning reserve that is meant to forestall […]

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Implementation of 7.5% VAT begins February 1 in Nigeria — Minister

The Federal Government will from February 1 begin the implementation of 7.5 per cent Value Added Tax espoused by the finance law. The law, according to the government, will take effect after all the necessary administrative procedures must have been completed, especially the gazette of the Act by the Federal Ministry of Justice. The Minister […]

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Buhari embarks on first foreign trip in 2020

The President Muhammadu Buhari will embark on a six-day trip to London on Friday (today), according to the State House. He is to participate in the inaugural UK-Africa Investment Summit, while in London. The summit itself opens on Monday, January 20, but Buhari jets out of Abuja today. Buhari is expected back to Nigeria on […]

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7.5% VAT rate has taken off, says Nigerian government

The implementation of the newly introduced 7.5 per cent  hike in Value Added Tax (VAT) and related tax adjustments in the 2010 Finance Act has commenced, says  Accountant-General of the Federation (AGF), Mr. Ahmed Idris said on Wednesday. The implementation is sequel to Monday’s signing of the Finance Bill by  President Muhammadu Buhari . The AGF […]

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US and China sign deal to ease trade war

The US and China have signed an agreement aimed at easing a trade war that has rattled markets and weighed on the global economy. Speaking in Washington, US President Donald Trump said the pact would be “transformative” for the US economy. Chinese leaders called it a “win-win” deal that would help foster better relations between the two […]

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My removal unfair, unjust – Ihedioha

Chief Emeka Ihedioha of the Peoples Democratic  Party (PDP) on Wednesday broke his silence on Tuesday’s Supreme Court judgment that sacked him as Imo State governor. He described the development, which left many surprised and  shocked, as unfair and  unjust. Ihedioha added that the facts on the ground, legal precedence and clear verdict of Imo […]

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I have 39 more prophecies, says Fr. Mbaka

The Spiritual Director of the Adoration Ministry, Enugu, Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka, says there are 39 more prophecies of his that will come to pass in 2020. Mbaka said this in a statement while reacting to the removal of the Imo State Governor, Emeka Ihedioha, by the Supreme Court and the inauguration of Senator Hope […]

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Nkem, I got your back, Ebere Ihedioha tells husband

The wife of the former governor of Imo State, Ebere Ihedioha, on Wednesday, assured her husband, Emeka Ihedioha, that he has her support. This is coming after  the Supreme Court in Abuja on Tuesday sacked Ihedioha and declared Senator Hope Uzodinma as the duly elected governor of the state. The immediate past First Lady of […]

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New Hope For Imo State, As Uzodinma Orders Probe of Ohakim, Okorocha, Ihedioha

The new governor of Imo state, Senator Hope Uzodinma, on Wednesday night called for the probe of three former governors of the state. The former governors are, Ikedi Ohakim, Rochas Okorocha and Emeka Ihedioha. The governor who gave the order in his inaugural speech immediately he was sworn in, ordered the Accountant General of the […]

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Why Supreme Court sacked Ihedioha, declared APC’s Uzodinma winner in Imo

The Supreme Court on Tuesday nullified the election of Emeka Ihedioha of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as the governor of Imo State. The apex court declared Hope Uzodinma of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the winner of the March 9 governorship election in the state. In the unanimous judgment of the seven-member panel, […]

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Toyota is recalling nearly 700,000 vehicles

Toyota is recalling nearly 700,000 Toyota and Lexus vehicles in the US because of issues with the fuel pumps. The pumps can stop operating, the company said, leading to engine failure. “If a vehicle stall occurs while driving at higher speeds, this could increase the risk of a crash,” the company said. Toyota says it’s […]

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Nigerian man jailed two weeks for making calls in court

A Kwara High Court in Ilorin on Tuesday sentenced a man, Abdulwahab Adebayo, to two weeks in a correctional facility for receiving phone calls during court proceedings. Justice Sikiru Oyinloye found Adebayo guilty of disturbing the court proceedings with his phone conversations. Oyinloye said the convict distracted the court and when he was summoned by […]

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