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TEF Hosts EU, Finance Institutions, Think Tanks In Brussels

At a time when Europe’s relationship with Africa is high on foreign policy and developmental agendas and with the European Union beginning to deliver on its 2017 External Investment Plan, targeted at attracting investment and job creation in Africa, the Tony Elumelu Foundation brought together leading stakeholders in the development finance sector, at a case study session in the EU capital, Belgium. The convening demonstrated that Africa also had solutions to bring to the table and platformed the Foundation’s unique approach to catalysing entrepreneurship in scale across the continent. Themed “A…

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Lagos Set To Roll Out 820 Medium, High Capacity Buses

The Lagos State Government is set to roll out 820 medium and high capacity buses under its public transportation Bus Reform Initiative to meet the yearnings of its citizenry. The State Commissioner for Transportation, Mr. Ladi Lawanson, who disclosed this today at the Secretariat, Alausa, noted that the deployment of the new buses will address the inadequacies of the present unreliable transportation system in Lagosmetropolis. According to him, the State Government designed the Bus Reform Project to correct the many challenges inherent in the present system, through the replacement of yellowmini-buses with…

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ICPC Arraigns Director For Contract Fraud Of N162m, Living Above Salary

A Director in the Federal Ministry of Education, Mr. Victor Igboanugo, has been arraigned by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) over alleged contract frauds to the tune of N162m, and ownership of property valued way above his legitimate income. In a statement, Spokesperson for the Commission, Mrs . Rasheedat A. Okoduwa said: “Mr. Igboanugo, who had worked at various times in the Ministries of Environment and Niger Delta Affairs is facing a 17-count charge before Justice V.B. Ashi of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High…

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Jubilation As Sudanese Army Forces President al-Bashir To Step Down

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir was forced to step down by the military on Thursday after three decades of autocratic power, and moves were under way to form a transitional council to run the country, Sudanese sources said. Government sources and the minister of production and economic resources in North Darfur, Adel Mahjoub Hussein, told Dubai-based al-Hadath TV that Bashir’s presidency was over and consultations were being held on creating a ruling military council. Sudanese sources told Reuters that Bashir, 75, was at the presidential residence under “heavy guard”. A son…

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Borno Gov Meets Defence Minister, Security Chiefs Over Jakana

Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno State alongside some National Assembly members on Wednesday paid visits and ‎held separate closed door meetings with the Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan-Ali, the chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai and Director General of State Security Services, Yusuf Magaji Bichi over security matters in Borno State.  The three meetings were at the instance of Shettima. The meetings discussed issues of security including the recent relocation of residents in Jakana  (a town in Konduga local government area) to an IDP camp in Maiduguri which…

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Wikileaks Co-Founder, Julian Assange Arrested In London

Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange has been arrested at the Ecuadorian embassy in London. Mr Assange took refuge in the embassy seven years ago to avoid extradition to Sweden over a sexual assault case that has since been dropped. The Met Police said he was arrested for failing to surrender to the court. Ecuador’s president Lenin Moreno said it withdrew Mr Assange’s asylum after his repeated violations of international conventions. But Wikileaks tweeted that Ecuador had acted illegally in terminating Mr Assange’s political asylum “in violation of international law”. Home Secretary…

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