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Buhari In Meeting With British PM, Lists Gains Made On Different Fronts

President Muhammadu Buhari Monday brought British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, up to speed with developments in Nigeria, reeling out gains in different areas of national endeavour. The two leaders met on the sidelines of the UK-Africa Investment Summit 2020, in London, and President Buhari told P.M Johnson of strides in agriculture, leading almost to self-sufficiency in rice and other grains, saving the country billions in foreign exchange, which are now deployed to other areas of development. On the war against insurgency, the President said things were a lot better, with…

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 Buhari To Ghana’s Akufo-Addo: We Closed Borders Due To Influx Of Arms, Hard Drugs

…..Beyond Smuggling Of Food Products The partial closure of Nigeria’s borders is not caused solely because food products, particularly rice, were being smuggled into Nigeria, but also because arms and ammunition, as well as hard drugs were being ferried into Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari has said. Holding a bilateral meeting Monday in London at the sidelines of UK-Africa Investment Summit 2020 with President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana, the Nigerian Leader said he could not keep his eyes open, and watch youths being destroyed through cheap hard drugs, and compromised security…

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73 Soldiers Killed, Scores Injured In Fresh Missile Attack

…….By Houthis Rebels In Yemen At least 73 soldiers have been killed in a missile attack reportedly launched by Houthi rebels at a mosque in Yemen. Dozens more were left wounded in the attack, which targeted a mosque in a military training camp in the city of Marib, two medical sources told Reuters. The Iran-aligned Houthis did not immediately claim responsibility for Saturday’s attack. Yemen’s President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi told the military it needed to be on high alert and ready for battle on Sunday. The attack “confirms without doubt that…

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Customs Broadcasting Network To Revolutionise Media, Create Jobs- Wesley

The Managing Director of a Multi-billion Naira Nigeria Customs Broadcasting Network (NCBN), Engr. Edirin Jerry Wesley has pledged to revolutionize the Nigerian media landscape using the state-of-the-art digital broadcasting investment to aid in rebranding the image of the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS), promoting business opportunities in Nigeria and creating jobs in the country. Engr Jerry Wesley, a renowned Innovator and Business Strategist who disclosed this in an interview with the Economic Confidential revealed that, the launch of the NCBN, a public-private partnership initiative will sensitize citizens on security consciousness and…

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Harry, Meghan Drop Royal Duties, HRH Titles

Prince Harry and Meghan will no longer use their HRH titles and will not receive public funds for royal duties, Buckingham Palace has announced. The couple will also no longer formally represent The Queen. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex intend to repay £2.4m of taxpayer money for the refurbishment of Frogmore Cottage, which will remain their UK family home, the statement added. The new arrangement comes into effect in spring this year, the palace said. The statement comes after senior royals held talks on Monday about the future role…

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Military Moves To Protect Soldiers From Boko Haram, ISWAP Attacks

…Improved Welfare Packages Excite Soldiers The Nigerian military has taken measures to counter the activities of Boko Haram and Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists, which have intensified efforts in kidnappings of both soldiers and civilians in the North East. Recent reports indicate the renewed strategies by the troops of Operation Lafiya Dole to beat the terrorists at their own game and forestall their plans to hurt soldiers in the frontline. Boko Haram had recently kidnapped scores of soldiers, especially those on pass along the deadly Maiduguri-Damaturu routes.…

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Walking With Shadows For Screening At Göteborg Film Festival

Walking with Shadows, a film co-produced by Funmi Iyanda and Olumide Makanjuola, has been scheduled for screening at the 2020 Göteborg Film Festival in Gothenburg, Sweden. Directed by Irish writer and director, Aoife O’Kelly, the film is an adaptation of Jude Dibia’s critically acclaimed novel of the same title. It will be screened in Gothenburg for four consecutive days from Wednesday, January 29 to Saturday, February 1. Starring Ozzy Agu, Zainab Balogun, Ayoola, Funlola Aofiyebi-Raimi, Wale Ojo, Adunni Ade and Funsho Adeolu, Walking with Shadows is the story of a…

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Jihadists Kill Four Soldiers, Injured Seven In ISWAP Attack

Four Nigerian soldiers have been killed in an attack by IS-affiliated jihadists in the country’s restive northeast, two security sources. Fighters from the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) in trucks fitted with machine guns late Wednesday launched a “surprise attack” on troops in Auno village, 25 kilometres from Maiduguri, the Borno state capital, they said. “Four soldiers were killed in the attack and seven were injured,” said the first security source. Another security official confirmed the attack. “The terrorists came through the bush at the rear instead of the…

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Gombe Gov Inuwa To NUJ President, I’m Open To Criticism

Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe State has called on the delegation of the National President of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) on tour of the State not to hide anything they see from Gombe to the world. The NUJ President is on a nationwide tour to interface with Journalists in the country.   The Governor said: “as you go round to see what we are doing, feel free to criticize us as we are ready to make amends”. He stated that his idea of journalism is to set…

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ECA,  Zimbabwe Sign Agreement Ahead Of Sustainable Development Forum

The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the Zimbabwe government on Wednesday signed an agreement in preparation for the forthcoming Sixth Africa Regional Forum on Sustainable Development (ARFSD) which Harare is hosting in Victoria Falls from 24-27 February, 2020. Director of the African Centre for Statistics, Mr. Oliver Chinganya, signed on behalf of the ECA, while Mr. Simon Masanga, Permanent Secretary of the Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare Ministry, signed for Zimbabwe. “Signing the agreement adds impetus to preparations for this very important forum that will see Zimbabwe flying…

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