Algeria President Sacks Central Bank Chief

  Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune on Monday sacked central bank chief Rostom Fadli, in office for less than two years, the presidency announced without giving any further explanation. Tebboune “on Monday ended the functions of the Governor of the Bank of Algeria, Mr. Rostom Fadli, and appointed Mr. Salah Eddine Taleb to replace him,” it … Continue reading Algeria President Sacks Central Bank Chief

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Local Government Accounts: Court Dismisses Governors’ Suit Against NFIU

  The Federal High Court in Abuja has dismissed a suit by the Attorneys General of the 36 States and the Nigeria Governors’ Forum seeking to restrain the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) from implementing its guidelines on local government spending for lack merit. Justice Inyang Ekwo said after studying the provisions of the NFIU’s … Continue reading Local Government Accounts: Court Dismisses Governors’ Suit Against NFIU

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Djokovic Makes Easy Winning Return To Grand Slams

  Defending champion Novak Djokovic cruised into the second of the French Open on Monday as the world number one returned to Grand Slam tennis for the first time this year. Djokovic thumped 99th-ranked Yoshihito Nishioka of Japan 6-3, 6-1, 6-0 under the roof of Court Philippe Chatrier. The top-seeded Serb, who turned 35 on … Continue reading Djokovic Makes Easy Winning Return To Grand Slams

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Policeman Who Defiled Schoolgirl Sentenced To Life Imprisonment

  The Lagos State Domestic Violence and Sexual Offences Court sitting in Ikeja has convicted and sentenced a dismissed policeman, Mohammed Alidu, to life imprisonment for defiling a nine-year-old- schoolgirl. Justice Abiola Soladoye handed down the verdict on Monday after holding that the prosecution had convincingly proven the charge of defilement against the convict beyond … Continue reading Policeman Who Defiled Schoolgirl Sentenced To Life Imprisonment

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2023 Presidency: Emefiele Withdraws Suit Against INEC, AGF

  The Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele, has withdrawn the suit he filed against the Independent National Electoral Commission and the Attorney-General of the Federation over his presidential ambition. Emefiele, through his counsel, Sylvanus Maliki, told Justice Ahmed Mohammed that a notice of discontinuance had been filed and served on the … Continue reading 2023 Presidency: Emefiele Withdraws Suit Against INEC, AGF

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US Preparing To Deploy Monkeypox Vaccines Amid More Probable Cases

  The United States is preparing to give monkeypox vaccines to close contacts of people infected and to deploy treatments, with five cases now either confirmed or probable and the number likely to rise, officials said Monday. There is one confirmed US infection so far, in Massachusetts, and four other cases of people with orthopoxviruses … Continue reading US Preparing To Deploy Monkeypox Vaccines Amid More Probable Cases

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Benue North-West Will Be My Priority, Says Ortom After Winning PDP Senate Ticket

  Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, has emerged as the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the Benue North West senatorial district election. Following his emergence as the party’s consensus candidate, as he was the sole aspirant for the poll, he thanked the people for the confidence they have in him. “I appreciate … Continue reading Benue North-West Will Be My Priority, Says Ortom After Winning PDP Senate Ticket

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PHOTOS: Buhari Meets Victims Of Kano Explosion, Says He Is Extremely Pained

  President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday met the families of victims of the explosion in Kano to express his condolences and that of the nation, describing the incident as sad and unfortunate. The family members, accompanied by various community leaders resident in Sabon Gari Kano, including Chief Nicholas Ibekwe, the Eze Igbo, were assembled at … Continue reading PHOTOS: Buhari Meets Victims Of Kano Explosion, Says He Is Extremely Pained

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Zelensky Tells Davos: Send Us Weapons, Stop Russia Trade

  Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky used the Davos summit Monday to appeal for more weapons and “maximum” sanctions against Russia, lamenting that tens of thousands of lives would have been saved had countries acted faster. Appearing by video-link, Zelensky delivered the headline speech to the first World Economic Forum to be held in the Swiss … Continue reading Zelensky Tells Davos: Send Us Weapons, Stop Russia Trade

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Ukraine Court Sentences Russian Soldier To Life Imprisonment Over War Crimes

  A Ukrainian court found a young Russian soldier guilty of war crimes Monday for killing a civilian and handed him a life sentence, in the first verdict of its kind since Russia’s invasion three months ago. The judgement came in as President Volodymyr Zelensky urged political and business elites at the World Economic Forum to end all … Continue reading Ukraine Court Sentences Russian Soldier To Life Imprisonment Over War Crimes

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