Lagos high court grants order for permanent seizure of Diezani's jewellery said to be worth $40m

FORMER petroleum minister Diezani Alison-Madueke has list her legal battle to keep hold of 2,149 pieces of jewellery valued at $40m after an Abuja high court ruled that she had failed to show why the items should not be permanently forfeited to the federal government.

 

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For Labour deputy leader Harriet Harman says she will stand for House of Commons speaker

FORMER British Labour Party deputy leader and the member of parliament for Peckham Harriet Harman has confirmed she will run to become the next House of Commons speaker when the incumbent John Bercow stands down.

 

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Rohr hopeful that tonight's game against Ukraine will unveil a few gems ahead of qualifiers

SUPER Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr is confident tonight's friendly match against Ukraine will produce one or two players that will go on to become the mainstay of the team when it commences the 2020 World Cup and 2021 African Nations Cup qualifiers.

 

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Why has state capitalism failed so abysmally in Nigeria but worked elsewhere

By Ayo Akinfe

(1) One good thing to have come out of Nigeria’s 2019 elections is that a few governors have woken up to the realisation that they need to work on their state’s internally generated revenue (IGR). It is crystal clear to them that you simply cannot provide good governance or any kind of infrastructural development when your running costs are about four times the revenue you generate

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Middle Belt Forum youth wing says north central geo-political zone is not part of northern Nigeria

MEMBERS of the youth wing of the Middle Belt Forum (MBF) has declared that the north central geo-political zone will never be part of northern Nigeria and will continue to fight for the liberation of its people.

 

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Nigerian robotics engineer Silas Adekunle shuts down the engineering firm he co-founded

NIGERIAN-born robotics engineer Silas Adekunle has shut down the UK engineering firm Reach Robotics that he co-founded a few years ago saying he now intends to focus on other things.

 

Mr Adekunle who gained international attention with his famous Mekamon robot, runs Reach Robotics from Bristol in southwest England. One of his co-founders John Rees confirmed that the decision has been made to close the business and appoint administrators, effective from September 2.

 

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Thousands of passengers remain stranded as British Airline Pilots Association strike bits

THOUSANDS of Nigerian passengers face being stranded over the next few days as British Airways announced it has been forced to cancel almost all its flights from UK airports on the first day of a pilots strike.

 

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South African mobs walks out on Buthelezi as he reminds them who backed the liberation struggle

HUNDREDS of South Africans walked out of a meeting in Johannesburg called to combat the ongoing scourge of xenophobia when Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) founder Chief Mangosuthu Buthelezi asked them to remember the sacrifices made by other Africans during the liberation struggle.

 

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Orji Uzor Kalu sells his banking operations in six African countries for a cool sum of $10m

FORMER Abia State governor and current chief whip of the Nigerian senate Senator Orji Uzor Kalu has sold his shareholding in Gambian-registered First International Banking (Fib) for about $10m ending his presence the financial markets of six African companies.

 

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It appears we still have unfinished business from the liberation struggle

By Ayo Akinfe

[1] Do you know that between 1960 and 1995, Nigeria spent over $61bn to fight apartheid, more than any other country in the world. This was supposed to be an investment in the future of our continent but alas, typically, we have just wasted that money. Since the end of apartheid in 1994, Nigeria has failed to come up with a coherent pan-African roadmap

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