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I Will Smash Anthony Joshua – Tyson Fury
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I Will Smash Anthony Joshua – Tyson Fury

WBC Champion, Tyson Fury, has boasted he will beat Anthony Joshua inside three rounds. Negotiations for a dream fight between the two British boxers are still on. But Fury took to social media to say: “I just got off the phone with [my trainer] Sugarhill Steward in America. “We are going to smash AJ – one round, two rounds, three rounds. Done! “Can’t wait.” Fury’s message is the latest suggestion that he expects to face Joshua this year. The WBC champion’s feisty warning to his IBF, WBA and WBO counterpart comes after one of the biggest obstacles in agreeing the undisputed heavyweight title fight drew nearer to being resolved. Oleksandr Usyk’s is the WBO mandatory challenger to the title held by Joshua, but the governing body has now contacted the Ukrainian....
Niger state Governor, Abubakar Sani Bello Rules out Negotiation with Bandits
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Niger state Governor, Abubakar Sani Bello Rules out Negotiation with Bandits

Niger state's Governor, Abubakar Sani Bello has ruled negotiation with bandits amid an influx of bandits who enter into the state through the Benin Republic border. Addressing State House reporters after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on the rising insecurity and infrastructural decay in the state, Bello said he ruled out negotiating with the criminals because they don’t keep to any agreement. He added that he once reluctantly negotiated with the bandits, but it never produced any positive result. The Governor who alleged that “the bandits are Fulanis that have no one to control them even their parents", said the menace of bandits in the state had become a source of worry to the government. Bello revealed that the bandits come to t...
Strike: FG Making Smooth Negotiation Difficult —ASUU
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Strike: FG Making Smooth Negotiation Difficult —ASUU

The Academic Staff Union of Universities has accused the Federal Government of frustrating efforts to resolve issues that led to the ongoing strike action embarked upon by the lecturers. The National President, Prof Biodun Ogunyemi, said this on Politics Today, a programme aired on Channels Television and monitored by our correspondent. He explained that the Federal Government has refused to take the necessary steps in addressing the strike action. According to him, the delay in adopting ASUU’s preferred platform, the University Transparency and Accountability Solution, is one of the major reasons why the strike has not been suspended. He said, “The strike is still on as a result of the FG not taking the necessary steps. We gave them two weeks to address our five points dem...
ASUU Alleges Harassment, Intimidation by Ambrose Alli University Management
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ASUU Alleges Harassment, Intimidation by Ambrose Alli University Management

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Ambrose Alli University (AAU) chapter, Ekpoma have expressed worry over alleged harassment and intimidation of leaders of staff unions and disrespect of trade unions by the University management. They allege that the University management recently deployed a team of policemen to the school gate to prevent them from reporting for duty and even for essential services. Chapter Chairman of ASUU, Dr. Monday Igbafen in a statement made available to journalists in Benin City, the state capital on Thursday said the union is disturbed by the resurgence of the act of intimidation of staff unions in the University. According to him, ‘It is an accepted fact that it is wrong and illegal for representatives of any union to harass people w...
Gaizka Garitano signs new contract with Athletic Bilbao
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Gaizka Garitano signs new contract with Athletic Bilbao

Gaizka Garitano has signed a new contract with Athletic Bilbao to 2021. Garitano's future is tied to Athletic Club until June 2021 after he and the Basque club reached an agreement over a one-year contract extension. The 44-year-old's current deal was set to come to an end this summer, but he has been rewarded for having led Athletic to the Copa del Rey final, which they will dispute against arch-rivals Real Sociedad when the opportunity allows, and for ensuring they push for a Europa League finish in LaLiga Santander. Garitano has been in charge of Athletic since December 2018 and has overseen 61 games, winning 27, drawing 18 and losing 16. Negotiations between Athletic and Garitano were fast and easy as both parties were on the same page
Salihamidzic: Neuer knows he is appreciated at Bayern
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Salihamidzic: Neuer knows he is appreciated at Bayern

The goalkeeper had expressed his anger that details of his contract negotiation had been leaked Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer knows that he has the full support of the club, sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic has said. Neuer was left furious after details of his contract negotiations were leaked to the press, which had appeared to increase the likelihood of the 34-year-old goalkeeper departing the club. However, Salihamidzic says that the situation has been discussed internally and that the 92-time capped Germany international has been placated, though he did admit there has been no resolution to the negotiation.
Boko Haram Leadership Crisis Stalling Negotiation For Chibok Girls’ Release – PMB
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Boko Haram Leadership Crisis Stalling Negotiation For Chibok Girls’ Release – PMB

President Muhammadu Buhari says an ongoing crisis within the Boko Haram leadership, which has led to factions and breakaway groups, brought a number of unforeseen challenges to the process of negotiating with the terrorists for Chibok schoolgirls’ release. Buhari, in a statement yesterday by his spokesman, Garba Shehu, said: extended his good wishes to the people of Chibok as they held prayers and thanksgiving services to mark the sixth anniversary of the kidnapping of their daughters by the insurgents. The president said the current COVID-19 pandemic, with restrictions on movement, made it impossible for any government delegation to be with them during the event. He said: “The armed forces of the country who are on general operations in the entire region continue in their hop...
Bayern Munich boss Flick hopeful over Neuer, Boateng extensions
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Bayern Munich boss Flick hopeful over Neuer, Boateng extensions

Bayern Munich boss Hansi Flick is hoping that the club can get contract negotiations with Manuel Neuer and Jerome Boateng sorted. Chelsea have shown an interest in Neuer, while the Blues and Arsenal are also interested in Boateng. He told reporters on Boateng: "We are all happy with his development. "We can support him as a coaching team, but it always depends on what he offers. In this regard, his development has been very positive. "We will do everything possible to do the contract if he decides to stay here. He has had our support so far and will continue to do so in the future." And on other players that have expiring deals he said: "These are also decisions that every player has to decide for themselves. "In the past weeks and months, I have already explained how imp...
Ikpeazu Issues Ultimatum to Abia Electoral Commission to Conduct LG Election
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Ikpeazu Issues Ultimatum to Abia Electoral Commission to Conduct LG Election

The Abia State Executive Council has directed the Abia Independent National Electoral Commission (ABSIEC) to provide details of the cost and required logistics support to conduct local government elections in the seventeen local government areas of the state on or before September 30th, 2020. This is coming after the opposition All Progressives Congress(APC) and All the Progressive Grand Alliance(APGA) in Abia, frowned at the existence of Transition Committee chairmen in the seventeen local government areas in the state. The parties claimed that the development has paved way for those in political offices to continue looting the funds meant for the development of the local areas. But the Abia SEC in a press statement made available to reporters on Saturday ...
Visa Restrictions: FG, US Officials To Hold Crucial Negotiation Next Week
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Visa Restrictions: FG, US Officials To Hold Crucial Negotiation Next Week

The committee set up by the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari ( retd. ), to look into issues surrounding the recent suspension of United States’ immigrant visa issuance to Nigerians has begun talks with the American government officials over the matter, Saturday PUNCH learnt on Friday. Buhari had named the Minister of Interior , Mr Rauf Aregbesola , as the head of the committee, raised to liaise with the US government on the matter . The visa ban effective from February 21 listed Nigeria together with Eritrea , Myanmar, Tanzania and Kyrgyzstan . It was also reported that the US justified the decision, stating that Nigeria didn ’t adequately share public- safety and terrorism- related information necessary for the protection of national security and public safety of the US . ...
Two Chinese firms win bid to construct Ibom Deep Seaport
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Two Chinese firms win bid to construct Ibom Deep Seaport

Two Chinese companies have won the bid to construct the multi-billion dollars Ibom Deep SeaPort, a public-private partnership project located in Mbo Council of Akwa Ibom State. The lucky companies are the Bollore-PowerChina consortium which emerged as the preferred bidder and China harbor engineering company as the reserved bidder. Chairman of the Ibom Deep Seaport Technical Committee, Mfon Usoro, disclosed this in Uyo, the State capital during a meeting with the ministerial project development committee, stating that the next stage would be the commencement of negotiation with the preferred bidder in compliance with all extant rules stipulated by the committee. According to her, the Committee went through all the internationally accepted procurement processes that will lead t...
Adamawa CAN Chairman Urges Buhari to sack all Service chiefs
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Adamawa CAN Chairman Urges Buhari to sack all Service chiefs

Consequent upon the growing rate of insecurity in the country, especially in the Northern States, Adamawa State Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, Reverend Father Dami Mamza has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to as a matter of urgency sack the Security Service Chiefs. Reverend Mamza, who spoke to some selected Journalists in YOLA Wednesday stated that the Service Chiefs have run out of ideas to contain the security challenges confronting the country. “The Security Chiefs have outlived their usefulness. They lack ideas to confront the the the teething security challenges bedevilling the country. So there is no point keeping them there just for doing nothing” “There are lots and lots of vibrant young officers with modern ideas that can checkmate the growi...
Chelsea & PSG Disagree Over Cavani Deal
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Chelsea & PSG Disagree Over Cavani Deal

  Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain have reached a stand-off over a deal for Edinson Cavani, the UK Telegraph reports. PSG want to get a transfer fee for Cavani, whose current deal will expire in June. However, the Blues are only willing to pay for a loan deal. Cavani’s parents prefer a move to Atletico Madrid, although that hasn’t put off Chelsea’s chase for the Uruguayan. The player’s mother, Berta, told Spanish newspaper AS: “There is an open negotiation. PSG have rejected three proposals from Atletico but my son has asked to leave and we are waiting for an agreement to be reached by both clubs. “It’s complicated but he wants to play at Atletico, if not now, then in the summer. We have been wishing it for years but it does not now depend on my son but on PSG...
US, China trade deal provides little comfort for Huawei
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US, China trade deal provides little comfort for Huawei

The so-called phase-one US-China trade pact has done little to allay fears about Huawei Technologies’ prospects and those of its key suppliers, two analyst research reports suggest. Morgan Stanley and Credit Suisse warned of the likely trickle-down impact of US sanctions on Huawei should they remain in place or be tightened even further. Restrictions could slow the pace of China’s 5G networking roll-out, which would affect Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co and fellow technology and manufacturing providers, one report said. Tensions over tech are likely to remain as the Trump administration considers steps to further limit the ability of American companies to supply Huawei. This comes even as US treasury secretary Steve Mnuchin said on Wednesday he doesn’t “view Huawei as a chess ...
Labour Gives States Jan 31 Deadline to Pay Minimum Wage
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Labour Gives States Jan 31 Deadline to Pay Minimum Wage

The Trade Union Congress of Nigerian (TUC) has given the 36 states a deadline to sign all the negotiation agreements and commence implementation of the N30, 000 national minimum wage latest by January 31, 2020. This is coming as the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has said that it would not extend the December 31, 2019 deadline given to the states to conclude negotiations on adjustments to minimum wage, insisting that it has set the machinery in motion to receive and analyse reports from each state on the progress made on the minimum wage negotiations. The TUC has also threatened to ensure total shutdown of states that fail to act accordingly, saying government of such defiant states should be responsible for whatever that happens as a result non-compliance. The position of the tr...
NUPENG issues 7-day strike notice to FG
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NUPENG issues 7-day strike notice to FG

Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers, NUPENG, yesterday, issued a seven-day strike notice to the Federal Government to compel Chevron Nigeria Limited, CNL, to honour the agreement it reached with the union on June 20, failing which members would down tools and begin an indefinite strike.   In a statement signed by the President and General Secretary of NUPENG, Prince Williams Akporeha and Afolabi Olawale, the union said :   “NUPENG, with deep frustration and worries, would like to alert the general public and all relevant authorities of the blatant violation of agreement reached between Chevron Nigeria Limited Company and unions in the industry. “It is public knowledge that unions in the oil and gas industry had a protracted negotiation with Chevron Nig...
Minimum Wage: Labour, FG Resume Negotiation
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Minimum Wage: Labour, FG Resume Negotiation

The General Secretary of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Dr Peter Ozo-Eson, said on Saturday that the Federal Government and labour representatives on the technical committee set up to negotiate consequential increase arising from the new minimum wage would resume negotiation this week. After negotiation broke down between the government and labour on what workers at various grade levels would get as salary increase, the NLC, Trade Union Congress and the Joint National Public Service Negotiation Council wrote separate letters to the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, complaining of introduction of new terms of reference by the Federal Government team that were not in the document presented by the SGF when he inaugurated the negotiating committee on May 14, 2019. ...
Maldini: Modric would be ‘perfect’ but Milan have not bid for Madrid star
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Maldini: Modric would be ‘perfect’ but Milan have not bid for Madrid star

The club's technical director claims that their interest has never gone any further than admiration. Paolo Maldini insists AC Milan did not make an offer for Luka Modric this close season, although he admits the Real Madrid man would be "perfect" at San Siro. Modric is expected to stay at Madrid, where he has been since 2012, but the 33-year-old was linked with moves to Inter last year and rivals Milan in recent months. Maldini, acknowledging the midfielder's blend of experience and talent, says there was never any negotiation for the 2018 Ballon d'Or winner.
Senator Elisa Abbo allegedly in out-of-court settlement negotiation with lady he assaulted
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Senator Elisa Abbo allegedly in out-of-court settlement negotiation with lady he assaulted

Senator Elisha Abbo, the Adawama born lawmaker is allegedly in an out-of-court settlement negotiation with the lady he assaulted, as confirmed by insiders. We reported yesterday that Bibra Warmate, the shop attendant and nursing mother assaulted by Senator Elisha Abbo in the viral video failed to appear before the Senate ad hoc committee investigating the incident. When contacted by Punch, she also failed to give her reason for being absent. Though top sources claimed that an out-of-court settlement negotiation is ongoing between Senator Abbo and Warmate, her lawyer denied the claim stating that they have a lawsuit against the lawmaker and will be going ahead with it. “I can categorically tell you that there is no such negotiation and that the matter is in court. We have an action...
Atletico president Cerezo plays down club’s interest in James Rodriguez
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Atletico president Cerezo plays down club’s interest in James Rodriguez

The club boss claimed reports of his side moving for the Real Madrid ace we something of a stretch at this point Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo denied James Rodriguez is poised to join the La Liga side, adding there have not been negotiations for the Real Madrid midfielder. Tipped to move to Napoli throughout the off-season, Atletico have reportedly emerged as the favourites to sign James as the Italian outfit and Madrid struggle to reach an agreement. James is set to leave Madrid following a two-year loan spell at Bayern Munich, who opted not to make the deal permanent at the end of 2018-19.
Trump Calls UK Ambassador ‘A Very Stupid Guy & A Pompous Fool’
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Trump Calls UK Ambassador ‘A Very Stupid Guy & A Pompous Fool’

The UK's "wacky" ambassador to the US is "a very stupid guy" who is understood to be a "pompous fool", Donald Trump has said. The latest tweets from the President came after Downing Street reaffirmed its "full support" for Sir Kim Darroch. On Monday President Trump said he will no longer work with Sir Kim after leaked emails revealed he had called the Trump administration inept. A formal investigation has been launched by the UK government. Taking to Twitter on Tuesday Mr Trump tweeted: "The wacky Ambassador that the U.K. foisted upon the United States is not someone we are thrilled with, a very stupid guy.   "He should speak to his country, and Prime Minister May, about their failed Brexit negotiation, and not be upset with my criticism of how badly it was handled.   "I to...
Griezmann and Barca have had agreement since March’ – Atletico register ‘disgust’ at player and club after talks revelation
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Griezmann and Barca have had agreement since March’ – Atletico register ‘disgust’ at player and club after talks revelation

The Madrid side reacted furiously to the assertion that negotiations were open, while ordering the player to return to the club Atletico Madrid have hit back at Barcelona president Josep Bartomeu with a scathing statement registering the club's "disgust" at how the Catalans and Antoine Griezmann have conducted themselves. Bartomeu revealed on Friday that talks had been held between Barca and Atletico directors over the possible signing of the France striker. Griezmann has already informed his current club that he will not be returning for 2019-20, with Barca odds-on to complete a deal this summer.
Valencia in talks to sign Rafinha from Barcelona
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Valencia in talks to sign Rafinha from Barcelona

The 26-year-old has struggled with injury problems in recent seasons and the La Liga champions are keen to get him off their books Valencia are in negotiations with Barcelona over the signing of midfielder Rafinha, with the Catalan club valuing their player at between €15 million (£13m/$16m) and €20 million (£17m/$21m), sources familiar with the deal have confirmed to Goal. Rafinha has a year left on his current deal at Camp Nou but Barca are keen to cash in on the Brazilian as they look to offload a number of players in order to bring in big-money signings this summer. Barca are also concerned by the 26-year-old's injury record as he has suffered a number of serious problems in recent seasons, including two torn ligaments.
Huawei In Negotiation With Aptoide Over Google Play Store Replacement
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Huawei In Negotiation With Aptoide Over Google Play Store Replacement

The recent result of a total Huawei ban slammed by the United States Government has caused many American companies to cut ties and partnerships with the Chinese smartphone maker. Huawei’s Android license was revoked by Google for future devices, but it was even pulled from the Android Q beta programme and ARM, whose designs are used in Kirin processors, also has ceased ties with Huawei to comply with the US’ drastic new policy. Although the US delayed the ban for 90 days, Huawei is already thinking of a backup plan, should the ban go back into effect. Huawei has reportedly asked app developers to submit their applications to the App Gallery – Huawei’s own App Store akin to the Galaxy Apps Store on Samsung phones. This is Huawei’s immediate back-up since many Huawei and Honor p...
Real Madrid officials to meet Chelsea chief Marina to close Hazard deal
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Real Madrid officials to meet Chelsea chief Marina to close Hazard deal

Real Madrid officials are ready to close a deal for Eden Hazard in face-to-face talks with Chelsea. The Daily Mail says Real will hold face-to-face talks with Chelsea supremo Marina Granovskaia where they'll aim to finally conclude their £100million swoop for Hazard. A deal for Hazard to complete his dream move to Spain is yet to be agreed. Real have already made up to three informal offers during lengthy negotiations. The La Liga giants hope face-to-face discussions will prove decisive. Real had hoped to unveil Hazard on Monday, but those plans look likely to be shelved unless there's an unexpected breakthrough in the next 24 hours.
Conor McGregor Announces Surprise Retirement From MMA
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Conor McGregor Announces Surprise Retirement From MMA

One of the most absorbing and divisive careers in the history of mixed martial arts might have just come to an end. Or someone could just be trying to get an upper hand in a negotiation. Conor McGregor, the controversial former UFC featherweight and lightweight champion, tweeted late Monday night that he has decided to retire from MMA. It’s possible McGregor wasn’t being serious, as you never really know with him. We have, of course, seen something like this before. McGregor tweeted his decision to retire young in 2016. Two days later, he posted a lengthy statement on Facebook that ended with him saying “I AM NOT RETIRED.” So you can draw your own conclusions. That first “retirement” occurred amid contentious negotiations over McGregor’s rematch against Nate Diaz at UFC 200. UFC s...
FG Had a Deal With Nnamdi Kanu Before Releasing Him – Canadian Journalist
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FG Had a Deal With Nnamdi Kanu Before Releasing Him – Canadian Journalist

An International journalist based in Canada, George Chukwu, has uncovered a deal which led to the Federal Government of Nigeria releasing Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu. In a Statement sent to news outlets in Nigeria from Toronto, Canada, the renowned presenter with Canada’s Afroglobal Television and Vice-President of the Nigeria Canadian Association (NCA) said he got reliable information from sources in the deep background from Aso Rock how the IPOB leader was arrested during the military exercise in his hometown along with his parents in 2017. He said Nnamdi Kanu was held in Bonny, Rivers State under solitary confinement and released after the former Director-General, DG, of the Department of State Services, DSS, Moman Daura, working t...
Emiliano Sala’s Heartbreaking Messages to Friends From Missing Plane
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Emiliano Sala’s Heartbreaking Messages to Friends From Missing Plane

Premier League footballer Emiliano Sala was on a light aircraft which went missing over the Channel Islands. The £15m Argentine striker, 28, was one of two people on board the Piper Malibu which lost contact off Alderney in the Channel Islands on Monday night. Cardiff City, which signed Sala from French club Nantes in a record deal on Saturday, said it was “very shocked”. Guernsey Police said there was “no trace” of the Cardiff-bound flight and has suspended the search for the night. “We have found no signs of those on board,” the force tweeted. “If they did land on the water, the chances of survival are at this stage, unfortunately, slim.” Sala’s father, Horacio, told Argentine TV channel C5N, he heard the news from a friend. “I didn’t know anything. I couldn’t be...
Deontay Wilder And Tyson Fury To Rematch On February 5
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Deontay Wilder And Tyson Fury To Rematch On February 5

WBC champion, Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury will have a heavyweight rematch on February 5, after their meeting last December ended in a draw. This was made known by WBC in a statement which read: “Consistent with the WBC Board of governors voting regarding the direct rematch between WBC champion Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury, the WBC is hereby notifying both camps that the free negotiation period is opened and if there is no agreement between the parties a purse bid will be conducted by the WBC on Tuesday February 5th . “The WBC has modified the 70-30 split and has confirmed a 60-40 split in favor of the champion Wilder considering the market value of Fury.”
Fashola Speaks On Alleged Diversion Of $600M Mambilla Power Project
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Fashola Speaks On Alleged Diversion Of $600M Mambilla Power Project

Babatunde Fashola, minister of power, works and housing, has disclosed what he knows about the allegedly diverted $600m Mambilla Power project money. According to him, reports that the Mambilla power project has been stalled, due to an attempt to divert funds, is not true. The $5.8 billion project, a 3,050-megawatt hydro power facility, was conceived in 1982. Recall that  the Joint Venture Partners assigned to construct the 3050 Megawatts Mambilla Hydro-electric Power Plant had promised President Muhammadu Buharito begin work early this year. In a statement on Sunday, Hakeem Bello, the minister’s spokesperson, said the federal government never awarded a contract for the Mambilla power project to Sunrise Power and Transmission Company Limited (SPTCL). ...
CBN vs MTN: In Conclusion
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CBN vs MTN: In Conclusion

                 MTN It was the night of Christmas Eve when the whole house was still and even the drop a pin could be heard. But the bigwigs at the Central Bank of Nigeria and mobile network operator MTN were concluding the long-drawn out matter of the latter’s remittances and they both released statements. It was at the peak of Christmas, so it would probably have been missed by a few people. While the difference in the perspective of both organisations was remarkable, what was clear from both versions is that the matter had been resolved and MTN would no longer be required to reverse its historical dividend payments to its shareholders. However, the CBN maintained that the proceeds from the preference share private placement were irregular because they were based on Cer...
FG, ASUU To Meet On Monday To End Strike
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FG, ASUU To Meet On Monday To End Strike

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, will meet the leadership of the Academic Staff Union of Universities on Monday (tomorrow) to conclude the negotiation on the suspension of the strike by ASUU, which has entered the sixth week. ASUU had claimed that the strike was informed by the poor funding of the nation’s universities and staff remuneration that led to the union’s ongoing strike, which began on November 5. The Director of Press at the minister’s office, Samuel Olowookere, who made this known to our correspondent in Abuja on Friday, said negotiation for solutions to the issues tabled by ASUU was an ongoing issue. “Labour minister is again meeting with ASUU on Monday by 4pm. You may wish to attend,” he said in a text message without elaborating. Olowooker...
‘Fighting Wilder is Joshua’s Top Priority’
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‘Fighting Wilder is Joshua’s Top Priority’

GLOBAL SOCCER\\OTHER SPORTS Promoter Eddie Hearn said that Anthony Joshua’s top priority remains an undisputed heavyweight fight against Deontay Wilder at Wembley on April 13. The British star has reiterated his desire to face Wilder in his next scheduled fight at the national stadium after the American retained his WBC belt in a split decision draw with Tyson Fury at the weekend. Wilder’s co-manager Shelly Finkel wants to resume negotiations for the Joshua fight provided that terms remain private and Matchroom Boxing boss Hearn is determined to agree on a blockbuster bout with all the world titles at stake. “I won’t talk about the negotiations we’re having at the moment, because I did that last time and it bit me in the bottom,” Hearn told Sky Sports News. “I’m going to stay quie...
ASUU – FG To Continue Negotiation Today
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ASUU – FG To Continue Negotiation Today

The ASUU National President, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, made an appeal in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos Today (Thursday) on parents and students to show understanding in repositioning and saving the country’s university system from total collapse. According to Ogunyemi, the strike is not to short-change neither the students nor the parents and other key stakeholders but to save the country’s university system from collapse. “We want to call on our students and parents to show understanding with our struggle as we are in this together. “The whole essence of this struggle is to ensure that our students get worthy and deserving certificates that they will be proud of anywhere they may find themselves in the world." “Today, most parents are sending their chi...
STRIKE: Students May Stay Long at Home, ASUU Warns
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STRIKE: Students May Stay Long at Home, ASUU Warns

THE Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, has warned that the ongoing strike by its members may be prolonged as no concrete resolution has been reached in the negotiation with the Federal Government. The union called on parents and students to show understanding over the development so as to save Nigeria’s university system from collapse. University lecturers had on November 5 embarked on a strike, demanding the implementation of the 2009 agreement it entered into with the Federal Government. The lecturers are also calling for full implementation of the Memorandum of Action (MoA) agreement with the government in 2017; improved working conditions and welfare package; and upgrade of facilities in universities across the country. According to him, the strike is not to short-change...
May Wins Business Support For Draft Brexit Deal
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May Wins Business Support For Draft Brexit Deal

British Prime Minister Theresa May on Monday won support from big business for her draft Brexit deal ahead of “intense negotiations” with Brussels in the coming week. Theresa May May told the Confederation of British Industry (CBI), the UK’s main business lobby group, that she was “determined to deliver” her Brexit deal as she prepares for Sunday’s European Council summit to sign Britain’s divorce papers with the EU. “We now have an intense week of negotiations ahead of us,” she told some 1,000 business leaders at the CBI annual conference in London. “I expect us to hammer out the full and final details of the framework that will underpin our future relationship. “I am confident that we can strike a deal at the Council that I can take back to the House of Commons.” The embattl...
ASUU: See Outcome Of Yesterday ASUU Meeting With Federal Government
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ASUU: See Outcome Of Yesterday ASUU Meeting With Federal Government

A meeting between the Nigerian government and university lecturers has ended Thursday evening without resolution of the nationwide strike by the teachers. The teachers said the strike which began on November 4 would continue. The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) called the strike over its demands for improved funding of universities and welfare of lecturers. Thursday’s meeting began 3p.m and ended 8:15 p.m. The Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, said government’s discussion with ASUU will continue next week . Mr Ngige earlier said the meeting with the university teachers was late in coming due to the minimum wage negotiation. He appealed to ASUU to put the interests of student as who are at the receiving end into consideration. ASUU president,...
Reps Demand Urgent Negotiation With Boko Haram For Release Of Captives
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Reps Demand Urgent Negotiation With Boko Haram For Release Of Captives

The House of Representatives has called on the Executive to as a matter of urgency, commence further negotiation for the safe release of the women who are still being held captive by Boko Haram terrorists. The lawmakers made the call on Tuesday during plenary at the lower chamber of the National Assembly in Abuja, the nation’s capital. This position followed the consideration of a motion sponsored by a lawmaker from Imo State, Mr Chike Okafor, on the urgent need to take steps to rescue the remaining captives from the custody of the insurgents. In his motion address, Mr Okafor told the lawmakers that it was a sad moment for them and the nation, since the killing of the second aid worker, Hauwa Liman, who was abducted along with some of her colleagues by the by Boko Haram early ...
Liverpool Make Decision On Fullback Alberto Moreno
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Liverpool Make Decision On Fullback Alberto Moreno

Alberto Moreno will be allowed to leave Liverpool on a free transfer at the end of this season, according to Goal. The Reds are reportedly willing to allow Moreno's contract to run down due to the emergence of young Adam Lewis. Left-back Moreno lost his starting spot to Andy Robertson last season but still managed to make 27 appearances in all competitions. Liverpool are not currently in negotiations with the 26-year-old and he has begun to explore his options for next season and beyond. Moreno has made 137 appearances for the Merseyside club since joining from Sevilla in 2014.  
Workers Disappointed As Federal Government Releases New Minimum Wage
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Workers Disappointed As Federal Government Releases New Minimum Wage

The negotiation by the tripartite committee on a new national minimum wage, has come to an halt as the Federal Government has come to the conclusion that it can not afford more than N25,000 per month as the new minimum wage The organized labor and Organized Private Sector (OPS) have refused to accept the figures tendered by the Federal Government and are insisting on N30,000 minimum wage per month. The Federal Government has earlier presented N21, 700 per month as new minimum wage to the other social partners when the tripartite committee resumed sitting on Thursday, October 4th. But not happy with what the Federal Government had presented despite the high cost of living in the country at the moment, the organized labor and Organized Private Sector (OPS), reportedly reached an...
We Will Not Join NLC Strike, Bauchi Poly ASUP Says
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We Will Not Join NLC Strike, Bauchi Poly ASUP Says

Mr Bala Mohammed, the Chairman, Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) Abubakar Tatari-Ali Polytechnic, Bauchi, says lecturers of the polytechnic will not participate in the seven days warning strike declared by Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC). Labour Mohammed said this on Wednesday at a news conference in Bauchi. He added that the academic staff under ASUP would not take part in the strike “because we were not briefed as a union or a body about the nationwide NLC strike.” NLC has directed workers to proceed on nationwide seven days warning strike with effect from Thursday, Sept. 26 sequel to delay in negotiations for new minimum wage by the Federal Government. FG releases N42.7bn for Nigeria Airways’ ex-workers, public varsities However, the Abubakar Tatari-Ali Poly...
Conflicting Govt Memos Threaten Onitsha River Port Concession
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Conflicting Govt Memos Threaten Onitsha River Port Concession

THERE are indications that the Onitsha River port concession project may have run into trouble waters following conflicting memos from the Federal Ministry of Transport. In the memos sighted by Vanguard Maritime Report ,dated separately on the 1st  and     2nd  of August, 2018, there were two different headings on the same issue relating to the Onitsha River Port concession project just as it was signed by two different principal officers. It was discovered that the first with reference number T.2990/S.6/1/T/37 signed by Engr Audu is different from the second memo with reference number T.2990/S.6/1/T/35 which was signed by Engr. Ekwenugo Chukwudi. Gov Emmanuel attaches importance to airport, deep seaport — Commissioner From the contents of the memos, both officials of t...
‘All The Project’s We Have Been Doing Are Inherited Projects’
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‘All The Project’s We Have Been Doing Are Inherited Projects’

THE organised labour on Thursday said that the country needs $3 trillion to address its infrastructure deficit. President Muhammadu Buhari Commissioned Abuja Light Rail This is as the Federal Government has said that it inherited over 106 abandoned projects when the government came on board in 2015. Meantime, the National Union of Civil Engineering Construction, Furniture and Wood Workers, NUCECFWW, has lamented that industries and home owners bear the heavy brunt of providing for more than 90 percent of their electricity needs through personal electricity generating sets. Speaking at the 40th Anniversary of NUCECFWW tagged Infrastructure Summit in Abuja, National President of Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, Ayuba Wabba said the country needs $3 trillion in the next 26 years to tur...
Minimum Wage: Tripartite Committee to resolve before expiration of labour ultimatum – FG
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Minimum Wage: Tripartite Committee to resolve before expiration of labour ultimatum – FG

The Federal Government has assured the organised Labour that the Tripartite Committee on the National Minimum Wage would conclude its negotiation before the expiration of the 14-day ultimatum. Ms Amal Pepple, Chairman, Tripartite Committee on the new National Minimum Wage gave the assurance while speaking with newsmen on Thursday in Abuja. The organised labour had on Sept. 12 issued a 14-day ultimatum that would expire on Sept. 25 to the Federal Government for the Tripartite Committee on the National Minimum Wage to reconvene and complete it’s assignment. Also, labour said it would commence nationwide strike immediately after the expiration of its 14 days ultimatum if its demand was not met. According to Pepple, “we do not want strike and I am sure that even the Federal Government do...
Omo-Agege Vs O’tega: Fight To Finish In Delta Central
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Omo-Agege Vs O’tega: Fight To Finish In Delta Central

THE stage is set for a showdown in the supremacy battle in the Delta State chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC. Two of the principal characters in the ongoing battle of wits for the party’s ticket to represent the Delta Central Senatorial District, are on the prowl. Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, the highest elected political office holder in the state chapter of the party is to slug it out with Olorogun O’tega Emerhor, another party leader inclined to a different tendency within the party. Omo-Agege Emerhor had in the past referred to himself, as the party leader in the state, a claim that had in the past been punctured by Omo-Agege. Both men are now set to settle the dispute at the party’s primaries. Some leaders of the party had, on Sunday, stormed the Evwerni residen...
ASUU Threatens Fresh Strike, Rejects Babalakin-Led Committee
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ASUU Threatens Fresh Strike, Rejects Babalakin-Led Committee

The Academic Staff Union of Universities rose from its national executive committee meeting in Calabar yesterday and said it could no longer guarantee that its members would continue to work if Wole Babalakin negotiating for the Federal Government was not sacked. Addressing journalists at the University of Calabar, ASUU President Biodun Ogunyemi said that Babalakin had become a stumbling block to peaceful negotiation and implementation of the union’s demands. He said the union might soon embark on strike if Babalakin was not replaced. “Our Union has had series of negotiation meetings but it has been a fruitless exercise.  The Chairman of the Government Renegotiating Team, in the person of Dr. Wale Babalakin (SAN), has constituted a stumbling block in the process of the renegotiati...
Everton Target Big-money Move For 50million Pounds Zaha
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Everton Target Big-money Move For 50million Pounds Zaha

Everton are weighing up a big-money move for Crystal Palace star Wilfried Zaha this month – and will intensify their efforts to sign a new left-back before the end of the month. New Blues boss Marco Silva is looking to add to his squad ahead of the new season having made a low-key start to life at Goodison Park. Silva replaced Sam Allardyce as manager last month, but is yet to make a first-team signing with new director of football Marcel Brands leading the recruitment drive. Brands is aware of the need to trim the Blues’ squad, with as many as eight players likely to leave before the transfer window closes next month. Silva, though, is keen to add at least four new faces as he prepares for his first season in charge on Merseyside. Zaha would be seen as a marquee signing, a...
“Igbos Have Declared Their Support For Buhari  in 2019” – Governor Okorocha
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“Igbos Have Declared Their Support For Buhari in 2019” – Governor Okorocha

At the APC Mega rally in Owerri, Imo state earlier today, Governor Okorocha said the Igbos who never believed in President Buhari when he was campaigning for president in 2015, have declared to support him in 2019. President Buhari will be seeking re-election in 2019. Speaking at the rally, Okorocha said ''Igbos never believed in Buhari in 2015 but 2019 Igbos have declared for Buhari,”. Okorocha, who is also the Chairman of the Progressives Governors Forum (PGF), used the opportunity to correct the impression that APC is not recognized in the South East. “We also want to correct the impression that there is no APC in the South East which has led to some of our leaders in Abuja negotiating with the governors in the South East to vote for Buhari for President to gain their support in ...
Switzerland To Return $321m Abacha Loot – Minister Of Justice, Abubakar Malami Says
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Switzerland To Return $321m Abacha Loot – Minister Of Justice, Abubakar Malami Says

The Attorney General of Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN) yesterday said that negotiation with Switzerland on the return of $321 million recovered from the late Abacha family had been concluded. This was just as he further revealed that Nigeria had recently recovered the sum of $85 million from the controversial Malabu Restrained Funds from the United Kingdom. The AGF made the revelation in his opening remarks at the Pre-Global Forum on Asset Recovery (GFAR) Consultative meeting with the theme: Building an Ending Framework for Asset Recovery in Nigeria held in Abuja. Malami stressed further that with the conclusion of negotiation, the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) will be signed by parties at the Global Forum on Assets Recovery meeting coming up between De...