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China removes several US products from tariffs list

China on Wednesday said it would spare a number of US products from punitive tariffs in what is seen as an olive branch by Beijing in the protracted trade war ahead of high-level talks next month. However, the goods do not include big-ticket agricultural items that could be crucial to the ultimate success of any […]

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Bureau of Public Procurement statements misleading, says Fashola

The Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, has said that statements credited to the Bureau of Public Procurement as regards inflated contracts in ministries spearheaded by the former Lagos State Governor were misleading. It was reported on Monday that BPP saved N26bn for the Federal Government in 2018 alone by revising the contract sums […]

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Protecting yourself against bank robbery

If you are ever in the bank when there is a bank robbery, you need to know how to handle yourself. Here are a few simple tips from thebalance.com that will help you to survive or even perhaps catch the robber. Although the latter is not highly recommended. Simple survival steps Banks and credit unions […]

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Igbajo vibes and Awujale’s supremacy over Alake

Frugality and generosity aren’t bedfellows. But they’re diametric financial dispositions that define the Ijesa and the Ijebu. The ‘Osomalo’ imagery portrays the typical Ijesa man as an ultra-frugal fellow, who could stoop at a spot for a thousand years just to recover a debt even as the ‘Owo alare’ symbolism depicts the average Ijebu man […]

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EFCC raids Ambode’s home in Epe

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Tuesday morning raided the home of the former governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode in Epe area of Lagos. A top aide of the former governor, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, confirmed that EFCC operatives raided Ambode’s home. He revealed that Ambode was not […]

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Friday arraigned another suspect linked to the controversial Gas Supply Project Agreement which led to the recent $9.6bn judgment given against Nigeria and in favour of Process and Industrial Developments by a British court. The suspect is a former Director, Legal Services of the Ministry of Petroleum Resources, […]

Tunisia government on Friday said it would allow the country’s late autocrat Zine-Abidine Ben-Ali to be buried in his homeland after his death in exile in Saudi Arabia. Ben Ali died on Thursday at a Saudi hospital at the age of 83, according to his lawyer. A 2011 popular revolt had forced Ben Ali to […]

Power outage at the Delta State governorship election petitions tribunal sitting in Asaba has forced the tribunal from delivering its judgment. According to SaharaReporters, the chairman of the three-man tribunal, Justice Sulaiman Belgore, had halted proceedings due to the heat at the venue of the sitting. Wiping his face with a handkerchief, Justice Belgore had […]

The Federal High Court in Abuja on Thursday convicted and subsequently ordered the winding up of Process and Industrial Development Limited and its Nigerian affiliate, P&ID Nigeria Limited, for charges of fraud and tax evasion in respect of the contract leading to the recent controversial judgment of a British court empowering the firm to seize […]

The Malawian Government announced on Wednesday that it had hired two buses to repatriate nationals, who were displaced, following xenophobic attacks on foreigners in South Africa. The buses left Johannesburg on Tuesday evening and the repatriated Malawians would be back home on Thursday, Secretary for the Department of Disaster Management Affairs, Wilson Moleni, said in […]


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