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Nigeria risks losing assets to China over $3.48bn loan, experts warn FG

Economic and financial experts have warned the Federal Government that Nigeria risks losing key national assets to China in the event that it defaults in paying back loans obtained from China which is currently put at $3.48bn. They spoke against the backdrop of the possible takeover of Uganda’s only international airport and other key assets […]

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Assent to bill upgrading Auchi poly to varsity, group urges Buhari

Edo indigenes under the Alliance for the Advancement of Auchi Polytechnic have called on President Muhammadu Buhari  not to delay assent to the bill upgrading the polytechnic to a university. In a statement by the convener, Oshiobugie Danjuma, and made available to journalists in Benin on Saturday, the residents said that the move would have […]

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Buhari Meets With Security Chiefs At Presidential Villa

President Muhammadu Buhari is presiding over the National Security Council (NSC) meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. In attendance are Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Chief of Staff to the President, Prof Ibrahim Gambari; National Security Adviser (NSA), Major General Babagana Monguno (rtd) and the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Leo Irabor. The three service […]

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Amnesty: Nnamdi Kanu can’t be trusted, should face trial, ACF tells Buhari

The Arewa Consultative Forum has said that the detained leader of the proscribed secessionist group, the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, cannot be trusted and should not be granted amnesty. The pan-Northern socio-political organisation said Kanu cannot be trusted because he once jumped bail in 2017 and fled the country. ACF, therefore, urged the […]

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Femi Adesina: Why US removed Nigeria from religious freedom violators’ list

Femi Adesina, presidential spokesperson, said Nigeria was removed from the list of countries blacklisted for “engaging in violation of religious freedom” by the US because it discovered it acted on incorrect positions. In 2019, Mike Pompeo, former US secretary of state, announced that Nigeria has been placed on its Special Watch-List (SWL) for governments that […]

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