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Brazil arrests Olympic committee chairman over Rio 2016 corruption charges

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Brazilian police on Thursday arrested the chairman of the country’s Olympic Committee as part of a probe into alleged buying of votes to secure Rio’s hosting of the 2016 Games. Police said in a statement that Carlos Nuzman, 75, was arrested on suspicion of corruption, money laundering and criminal association. Twenty police officers deployed early Thursday in Rio de Janeiro ...

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UPDATE: Suicide attack kills 13 in Pakistan


A suicide attacker blew himself up outside a Sufi shrine in southwest Pakistan Thursday, killing 18 people and wounding at least 27 others, officials said, as Muslims attended annual celebrations of a local saint. The incident follows a deadly bomb attack on the same shrine in the oil and gas rich Balochistan province in 2005, which killed 35 people. “A ...

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Aisha Ahmad, the new CBN deputy governor

Aisha Ahmad

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Mrs. Aishah Ahmad, as Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria. According to a statement on Thursday by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, the President had presented Ahmad to the Senate for confirmation. Adesina said the woman would replace a former Deputy Governor, who retired early this year. “In ...

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Monkey-pox: Avoid eating monkeys, bush meat – FG


The Federal Ministry of Health has advised Nigerians to desist from eating monkeys, bush meat and dead animals as doing so could make one susceptible to the Monkeypox Disease. The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, said this in a statement signed by the Director, Media and Public Relations at the ministry, Mrs. Boade Akinola, on Thursday. Adewole said the disease ...

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British singer, Jay Sean feature Davido – new music video


British singer, Jay Sean, is out with the music video for his new single “What You Want”, which features Nigerian pop star, Davido. Sean had hinted of the collaboration on his social media handles. The wait is over now as he drops the video on YouTube. This is coming after Davido and his friends were accused by a Nollywood actress, ...

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Nigeria realises N118tn in 53 years from crude oil – NBS


The National Bureau of Statistics says Nigeria has realised more than N118tn from crude production and refining from 1961. The NBS report, which has additional data from the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, collated its statistics from 1961 till 2014. “The petroleum statistics on crude oil production and oil refining reflects that a total 32.70 billion barrels of crude oil valued ...

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Harassment: Patience Jonathan sues EFCC for N2bn


Justice John Tsoho of the Federal High Court in Abuja on Thursday fixed Nov. 16 to hear the N2bn Fundamental Rights suit brought against the EFCC by Mrs Patience Jonathan. The wife of the former president Goodluck Jonathan had filed the suit in June to challenge her alleged incessant harassment by the anti-graft commission. At the resumed hearing, Mr Ifedayo ...

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Shorter residency requirement for would-be Canadians set to take effect


BRAMPTON, Ont. — Important changes to Canadian citizenship rules, including how long a newcomer has to be in the country to be eligible, will take effect next week, Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen announced Wednesday. Speaking in the highly diverse community of Brampton, Ont., just northwest of Toronto, Hussen said the changes undo barriers the former Conservative government put in place. ...

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Senate sets conditions for FG on 2018 budget


The Senate on Thursday considered and adopted the report of its Joint Committee on Appropriation and Finance over its meeting on Tuesday with the Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun; and Minister of Budget and National Planning, Senator Udo Udoma, on the implementation of the 2017 Appropriation Act. Part of the recommendations of the panel, which was approved by the ...

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Importer criticizes Customs over plans to shut borders

Nigerian Custom

An importer and freight forwarder, Eddy Akwaeze, has criticised the Comptroller General of Customs, Col. Hameed Ali (Rtd), over reported plans to shut Seme border in Lagos. Akwaeze, who described the idea as absurd and one that would worsen the nation’s economic challenges, advised the Customs chief to seek advice on more proactive and modern management technique that would not ...

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