NEWS WORLD 

We’ll evacuate Nigerians enslaved in Libya-Buhari

order Lyrica President Muhammadu Buhari has said the Federal Government was hoping to evacuate identified stranded Nigerians in Libya back to Nigeria and rehabilitate them. This came on the heels of reports that hundreds of African refugees and migrants passing through Libya were being bought and sold into slavery. This came on the heels of reports that hundreds of African refugees and migrants passing through Libya were being bought and sold into slavery. Meanwhile, no fewer than 11,600 migrants of Nigeria origin are facing repatriation from different parts of the world, Hajia…

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Maina: You must clear your name, Agbakoba, civil groups tackle Buhari

enter A former President of the Nigerian Bar Association, Mr. Olisa Agbakoba (SAN) and some Civil Society Organisations have asked President Muhammadu Buhari to state his role in the controversy surrounding the reinstatement of the Chairman of the defunct Presidential Task Force on Pension Reforms, Mr. Abdulrasheed Maina. They added that the revelations that followed the controversial reinstatement had dented the image of Buhari and called for a panel to investigate all issues surrounding Maina. The former PTFPR boss had said Buhari asked the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of…

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Former VP, Atiku, dumps APC…set to return to PDP

cheap accutane SAMUEL ALONGE Former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has resigned from the All Progressives Congress. Abubakar confirmed this in a statement he personally signed on Friday. He also gave reasons for quitting the party. However, he did not state which party he intends to join, but said he is pondering on his political future. However, there are clear indications that the former VP is headed for the Peoples Democratic Party, as most of his supporters are already in the party. The statement, titled: “Statement of resignation of His Excellency Atiku…

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2019: Buhari won’t get automatic ticket, says Tinubu

SAMUEL ALONGE The national leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has said that the party would not issue an automatic ticket for President Muhammadu Buhari ahead of the 2019 presidential election. He said the party would follow the rules and regulations guiding its constitution in choosing the candidate ahead of the general elections. Tinubu spoke on Wednesday during a private visit, which appeared to be conciliatory, to Pa Reuben Fasoranti in Akure, the Ondo State capital. Fasoranti, the foremost national leader of the pan-Yoruba…

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SPORTS WORLD 

UCL: We’re set for Bayern, Madrid, Juve in Round of 16-Guardiola

Pep Guardiola says he is unperturbed about who Manchester City will meet in the round of 16 of this season’s UEFA Champions League. City sealed top spot in Group F with a narrow victory over Dutch champions Feyenoord thanks to Raheem Sterling’s 88th minute goal to ensure their progress with a group game to play away at second-placed Shakhtar Donetsk. In the first knockout round City could face either holders Real Madrid or last season’s runners-up Juventus who are currently second in Group H and D respectively. Another potential opponent…

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SPORTS WORLD 

Pulis’ sack: West Brom in uncertain future

West Brom have parted company with boss Tony Pulis after a poor run of form for the Baggies in the Premier League. The Welshman looked under pressure and a 4-0 defeat at home against reigning champions Chelsea on Saturday sealed his fate. The decision is not a hard one to understand. The Midlands club are struggling for results and form, while the Baggies fans have also complained about the style of play from their team under Pulis. However, now Pulis is gone most fans will be wondering which boss can…

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SPORTS 

Ahead 2018 World Cup: I’m happy to be back, says Onazi

Trabzonspor midfielder, Ogenyi Onazi, is delighted to be back in action from an injury-induced layoff after he featured in the entire duration of his team’s 4-3 home win over Osmanlispor in the Turkish Super Lig over the weekend.‎ Onazi missed Nigeria’s last two games against Algeria and Argentina due to a muscular injury he suffered in action for Trabzonspor a fortnight ago. The game was his fifth of the season in the Turkish Super Lig for Trabzonspor who are 11th in the log with 16 points from 12 games. “I…

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BUSINESS NEWS 

Concern as Nigeria’s bond market closes negatively

The bond market closed on a flat note on Friday, as slight sell at the opening of the market were offset by some investors later in the day. Market activity remained focused at the end of the curve (2027 s- 2037s), with slight buys however on the 2019 bond. Average bond yields consequently closed flat at 14.89 per cent, as the Treasury-bills market also traded negatively too. Market players have continued to play on the short end of the curve, while they reinvested most of their Open market Operations maturity…

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BUSINESS NEWS TABLOID TECH 

Expert hails Unilever, PZ, Nestle, NB, others

Based on stock performance last week on the floor of the Nigerian Stock Exchange, capital market analysts have advised shareholders to channel their investments to the shares of Unilever Plc, PZ Cussons Industries Plc, which fall under the conglomerates, and Nigeria Breweries, for better return on investment. An economist and a fund manager, Mr. Oluwaseyi Ogunseye, said looking at the sectors that gained last week, and the gains garnered by the stocks in different sectors, it showed clearly that most of the stocks are competing favourably. “The reason for this…

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Mugabe: We don’t care who succeeds him, say jubilant residents

The streets of Harare erupted in jubilation as thousands of citizens celebrated the news of President Robert Mugabe’s resignation. The announcement was made by Parliament’s speaker Jacob Mudenda, which was followed by loud cheers in Parliament Zimbabweans held up flags as they cried and sang outside the streets. Residents say they’re happy now because there is hope for a better future. Many expressed that they did not care who became the next president, as long as the man who ruled the country for almost four decades stepped down. Zimbabweans living…

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