Sowore suffers setback in his bid to get included in the January 19 presidential debate

ALL ACTION Congress (AAC) aspirant Omoyele Sowore has suffered a setback in his quest to participate in this month's presidential debate after an Abuja high court refused to declare his exclusion from the televised discussion illegal.



UN report says Nigeria lost about $2.8bn to oil related crimes during the course of 2018

NIGERIA lost an estimated $2.8bn during the course of 2018 due to oil-related crimes according to a recent report by the United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (Unowas).


In the report, which covered the period from July 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018, there was also an increase in drug trafficking throughout West Africa and the Sahel. It, however, attributed the loss of revenue to maritime crime, oil bunkering and the theft of crude oil from pipelines and facilities.


Buhari denies asking EFCC to drop charges against Akpabio once he joined APC

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has denied insinuations that he asked the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to stop investigating former Akwa Ibom State governor Senator Godswill Akpabio after he joined the All Progressives Congress (APC).



Edo State NLC chapter threatens to boycott elections unless minimum wage bill is sent to National Assembly

OFFICIALS of the Edo State Chapter of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) have threatened to boycott next month's general elections of President Muhammadu Buhari does not transmit the N30,000 minimum wage bill to the National Assembly.



Buhari condemns Gabonese coup attempt saying the era of military rule in Africa is long over

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the recent coup d'état in Gabon urging the soldiers there to respect the country's constitutional bodies pointing out that the days of military administrations across Africa are over.



Super Eagles off to Egypt in June as Caf picks Egyptians to host 2019 African Cup of Nations

NIGERIA'S Super Eagles will be heading to Egypt for the 2019 African Cup of Nations in the summer after the Confederation of African Football (Caf) decided to award the hosting of the tournament to the world's largest Arab nation.



Crude supply cuts and the prospect of a breakthrough in Sino-American trade talks rally prices to $58 a barrel

NIGERIA'S budgetary targets based on crude oil selling for $60 a barrel appear to be back on track after world prices rose by 1.5% today rising to $58.04 a barrel amid signs that China and the US are set to resolve their ongoing trade dispute.



Presidency denies report saying Buhari ordered EFCC to prosecute NFF boss Pinnick

PRESIDENCY officials have dismissed media reports that President Muhammadu Buhari had ordered the arrest and prosecution of Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) chairman Amaju Pinnick as fake saying no press release to that effect was issued by Aso Rock.



Atiku condemns raid of Daily Trust offices and asks Buhari to call his boys to order

FORMER vice president Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has condemned Sunday's invasion of the Daily Trust offices in Maiduguri and Abuja by armed soldiers calling on President Muhammadu Buhari to call his supporters to order and not suppress press freedom.



Buhari puts Tinubu in charge of APC campaign to enable him focus on governance

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has restructured his election campaign committee putting party leader Asiwaju Bola Tinubu in charge of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Campaign Council.




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