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    Business BREAKING: Oil production hits three-year high as GDP grows by 2.28% - The Cable

    Data made available by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) shows that the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) grew by 2.28% in the third quarter of 2019. This is 0.17 percentage points higher than the 2.12% revised GDP growth recorded in the second quarter. The previous Q2 GDP figure...
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    Politics ‘Suffered a major blow under Obasanjo’ — five things we never knew about Mamman Daura - The Cable

    Mamman Daura, President Muhmmadu Buhari’s nephew, crossed into the octogenarian league on Saturday and one of his children penned a tribute for him. In the piece about Daura whom she described as an “extraordinarily man”, Fatima shared a lot of information which many do not know about her...
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    Video Nigeria News Today - Senate reintroduces bill to regulate social media with 3 years imprisonment for ‘offenders’

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    Metro UNILAG suspends another lecturer in sex-for-grades scandal - The Cable

    The University of Lagos has suspended Samuel Oladipo, a lecturer in the department of economics, over the sex-for-grades scandal rocking the institution. Oladipo was seen in the second stream of a documentary on sexual assault released by the BBC Africa Eye on Monday. The school management...
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    World Italy to cut number of senators from 315 to 200 to save cost - Premium Times

    Italy’s parliament has approved slashing the number of its members by 37 percent. The BBC is reporting that Italy’s lower house passed a new law to cut the number of representatives in both chambers “to save cost”. The law, passed on Tuesday, will see the number of parliamentarians in the...
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    Business Apple’s Retina MacBook Pro laptop banned from Nigerian flights - The Cable

    The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) says Apple MacBook Pro laptops (Mid 2015, 15-inch Retina model) will no longer be allowed on flights. In a memo issued by Abdullahi Sidi, NCAA’s director of operations and training, flight operators and service providers were directed to treat the...
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    Metro Air Peace CEO ‘in tears’ as reps recommend him for national award - The Cable

    The recommendation was given when Onyeama appeared before the house during Wednesday’s plenary session. The lawmakers also resolved to make Air Peace their main carrier. They had invited Onyeama to honour him for offering to bring citizens caught up in the xenophobic attacks in South Africa...
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    Metro BREAKING: Security operatives block SaharaReporters’ Lagos office - The Cable

    Policemen and soldiers are currently in front of the office of SaharaReporters, an online platform, in Lagos state. The armed men have prevented reporters from gaining access to the building located at GRA in Ikeja, the state capital. A member of staff of the organisation who spoke off the...
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    Business Bill Gates: Nigerian govt needs to gain credibility with citizens - The Cable

    Bill Gates, the co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), says the Nigerian government needs to gain credibility with citizens in order to generate more revenue domestically to fund the nation’s development. Gates said Nigeria still has some of the smallest tax-to-GDP ratios...
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    Video Nigeria News Today - Presidential Tribunal: Atiku defeats INEC in court

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    Politics Buhari: Corruption behind sickness, hardship facing millions of Nigerians - The Cable

    President Muhammadu Buhari says the major reason why Nigerians are sick and facing hardship is due to corruption. Speaking on Tuesday at the 49th annual conference of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) in Abuja, the president said corruption prevents good governance...
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    Politics EXCLUSIVE: Jonathan was under pressure to prosecute Buhari over certificate, says Adoke in new book - The Cable

    President Goodluck Jonathan came under pressure to prosecute Candidate Muhammadu Buhari over various allegations in the run-up to the 2015 presidential election — but he declined and eventually lost to the former military head of state. Mohammed Bello Adoke, who was attorney-general of the...
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    Politics SHOCKER: Aso Rock got N15bn for cars, generators and travels in 10 years- The Cable

    Nigeria’s seat of power got N15 billion for cars, generators and travels between 2010 and 2019. Budget documents analysed by TheCable showed that in those years, a total of N664 million was allocated to generators, while local and international trips gulped N7 billion and cars got N7.32 billion.
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    Video Nigeria News Today - If Bobrisky is caught on the streets, he will be dealt with ruthlessly, he is a national disgrace - DG of NCAC, Runsewe

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    Politics IN DETAIL: North-west gets 10 senior portfolios, south-west 5, south-east 3 - Nairaland

    President Muhammadu Buhari has constituted his cabinet of 44 portfolios – but there is a certain “familiarity” about the composition. Hinging on zonal distribution, some regions have more junior ministerial positions than others, just as another region takes a large slice of the senior...
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    Metro Lawyers: How we foiled EFCC’s plot to plant foreign currency in Ambode’s house - The Cable

    The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) tried implicating Akinwunmi Ambode, former governor of Lagos state, with some foreign currency, according to some lawyers. Operatives of the anti-graft agency had invaded the Epe residence of the ex-governor on Tuesday. read more
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    Metro EXCLUSIVE: Winifred Oyo-Ita sends retirement letter to Buhari - The Cable

    Winifred Oyo-Ita, the head of service of the federation, has offered to immediately proceed on retirement in a letter to President Muhammadu Buhari, TheCable understands. The widow had been under pressure from her immediate family to retire after news reports emerged that she was being probed...
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    Metro Fate of two Winners Chapel pastors unknown – five months after abduction – TheCable

    It is now five months that nothing has been heard about Moses Adeleke, a pastor with the Living Faith Church Worldwide (Winners’ Chapel) in Maiduguri, Borno state capital, who was kidnapped by Boko Haram insurgents. Oyeleke was abducted on March 13, 2019 together with his assistant, Abraham...
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    Politics Obaseki pays surprise visit to Oshiomhole – TheCable

    Godwin Obaseki, governor of Edo state, on Monday, paid a visit to Adams Oshiomhole, his predecessor, despite the reports of disagreement between them. Obaseki visited Oshiomhole, who was with his mother, Aishetu Oshiomhole, at for the Eid-el-Kabir holidays, at his Iyamho country home. The...
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    Politics EXCLUSIVE: Femi Adesina retains position as senate picks Enang’s replacement – TheCable

    Femi Adesina will retain his position as special adviser to the president on media and publicity as President Muhammadu Buhari prepares to announce more appointments this week. Adesina was initially rumoured to have been shortlisted for a ministerial appointment before the entrance of Rauf...