POLITICS “I am proud to note that PDP is still the best platform through which we can rebuild and unite Nigeria.” A former President of the Nigerian Senate, Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has said the only hope the country needs to survive and rekindle its unity rests on the shoulder of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Read more
BUSINESS Ibrahim and others described the move by AMCON leading to the seizure order as an abuse of court processes. The Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has fixed Tuesday to hear an application by billionaire businessman, Jimoh Ibrahim, seeking to quash an interim order which authorised the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) to Read more
AVIATION “The leadership of the impacted unions have been contacted to negotiate a redundancy package for the affected staff.” The management of Arik Air has announced the sacking of 300 of its workers amid the coronavirus pandemic. The airline’s spokesman, Adebanji Ola made the disclosure via a statement on Friday. The statement partly read; “Arising Read more
SOCIETY The court made the pronouncement of the affirmation of the death sentence on Friday. A Court of Appeal in Abuja has affirmed the death penalty sentence on Maryam Sanda for the murder of her husband, Bilyaminu Bello in 2017. The court made the pronouncement of the affirmation of the death sentence on Friday. In Read more
FEATURED “So he shall be remanded in correctional centre pending the conclusion of the trial.” The former Chairman of the defunct Pension Reform Task Force Team (PRTFT), Abulrasheed Maina, has been remanded in prison custody until the end of his trial by a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja on Friday. The judge, Justice Okon Read more
FOREIGN By AFP The United States President-elect Joe Biden announced an all-female senior White House communications team, in what his office called a first in the country’s history. Bideen who made the announcement on Sunday named Jen Psaki among those who will serve in the highly visible role of White House press secretary. Psaki, 41, Read more
…and drive sustainable recovery High-level officials at the virtual Ministerial meeting represented a diverse range of African economies. Ministers from African countries representing nearly three-quarters of the continent’s energy consumption and more than half of its population met with global energy leaders on Friday to consider how to revitalise the African energy sector and enable Read more
By AFP US biotech firm Moderna on Monday announced its experimental vaccine against Covid-19 was 94.5 per cent effective, marking a second major breakthrough in the vaccine hunt. Moderna released early results from a clinical trial with more than 30,000 participants, after US pharmaceutical company Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech last week said their Read more
World Football Summit: FIFA Secretary General Samoura Discusses game disruption, impact of FIFA COVID-19 relief plan
FOOTBALL FIFA’s Secretary General Fatma Samoura took part in the closing session of the World Football Summit Live today in a wide ranging discussion that covered disruption, wokeness and the impact of the FIFA Covid-19 Relief Plan on global football. In an interview led by South African broadcaster Carol Tshabalala, Fatma Samoura spoke about the effect the Read more
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