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ZINEDINE ZIDANE ACCEPTS OFFER TO RETURN TO MADRID UNTIL 2022

Two conversations was all it took to convince formerReal Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane to return to the club that has been his home since 2001. Although he left the club on May 31 of last year, his heart has always been there and even though he was not expected to make such a quick return to ‘Los Blanco’s, he has made it ...

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NIGERIA IS NO1 RICE PRODUCER IN AFRICA

Nigeria has overtaken Egypt as the largest rice producer in Africa, Director-General,Africa Rice Center, Benin Republic, Dr Harold Roy-Macauley has said . Roy-Macauley, told The Nation that Nigeria is now the largest rice producer at 4 million tonnes a year. Egypt was producing 4.3 tonnes annually but production has reduction by almost 40 percent this year, attributed to the Egyptian ...

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SDP SUSPENDS DONALD DUKE AND JERRY GANA

The Social Democratic Party (SDP) has suspended its presidential candidates Donald Duke and Jerry Gana. According to the party’s Director of Media and Publicity, Yemi Akinbode, the party suspended the duo over alleged anti-party activities. Mr. Akinbode made this known at a press briefing at the party secretariat in Abuja on Tuesday.

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EFCC FILES CHARGES AGAINST BABACHIR

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission ( EFCC ) on Wednesday filed a 10-count charge against a former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Engr. Babachir Lawal and five others. Others are Hamidu David Lawal; Sulaiman Abubakar; Apeh John Monday; Rholavision Engineering Limited and Josmon Technologies Limited. All the suspects will face trial in the High Court of the ...

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HOUSE OF REPS APPROVES N30,000 MINIMUM WAGE

The House of Representatives has approved the sum of N30,000 as the new national minimum wage. The approval followed the adoption of the report by the ad hoc committee set up on the New Minimum Wage Bill presented to the National Assembly by President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday. Passing the bill for the third reading on Tuesday, the lawmakers unanimously ...

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OBY EZEKWESILI STEPS DOWN HER PRESIDENTIAL AMBITION

Mrs Obiageli (Oby) Ezekwesili, Presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN), has stepped down her presidential ambition. In a statement published on her campaign website, Mrs Oby stated that she is stepping down to pave the way way for the emergence of a viable coalition to challenge the status quo. Read the statement in full bellow: “Following ...

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AMCON TO SELL POLARIS BANK AFTER 2019 ELECTIONS

Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) says Polaris Bank will be put up for sale after the 2019 elections. According to Reuters, this was disclosed by Jude Nwauzor, the AMCON spokesman, on Tuesday. Speaking on plans for the sale of the bank, Nwauzor said: “The election season has slowed down things. We would advertise for expressions of interest from investors ...

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NATIONAL COUNCIL OF STATE APPROVES N27,000 MINIMUM WAGE

BREAKING: National Council Of State Approves N27,000 As New Minimum Wage Channels Television Updated January 22, 2019 2.8K45 President Muhammadu Buhari and former heads of state at the National Council of State Meeting on Tuesday… January 22, 2019.   The National Council of State has approved N27,000 as the minimum wage for the country. The council approved the amount at ...

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FG Reaches Agreement With ASUU, Releases N15.4bn For Salary Shortfalls

The Federal Government has reached an agreement with members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). Addressing journalists on Monday evening after the meeting with the striking lecturers in Abuja, the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, said the majority of their demands have been met including the release of N15.4 billion for payment of salary shortfalls. According to ...

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Liverpool Disgraced from FA cup by Wolves

Liverpool have been eliminated from the FA Cup after they were beaten 2-1 by Wolverhampton Wanderers at Molineux in the third-round stage. Raul Jimenez and Ruben Neves struck for the hosts, with a Divock Origi effort in between for the Reds, who handed senior debuts to Curtis Jones, Rafa Camacho and Ki-Jana Hoever. Club manager, Jürgen Klopp, explained the factors ...

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