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TSA: FG withdraws suit against 7 banks

The Federal Government on Tuesday at the  Federal High Court sitting in Lagos filed an application seeking to withdraw its suit against seven banks accused of violating the Treasury Single Account (TSA) policy.

The seven banks are Diamond Bank, United Bank for Africa (UBA), First Bank, Skye Bank, Fidelity Bank, Sterling Bank and the defunct Keystone Bank (now Heritage Bank). READ MORE

Wizkid, Nicki Minaj ‘come closer’

Wizkid Ayo and Nicki Minaj will soon  come out with a collabo album, with reports that the two artistes have been working out something in the studio.

The two artistes got music buffs talking after Minaj, with 85 million followers, posted a photograph of herself and Wizkid on her Instagram page. Wizkid also has the photo on his Instagram page. READ MORE

Dangote reopens Savannah Sugar Company in Adamawa

The Management of Savannah Sugar Company in Adamawa, a subsidiary of Dangote Group on Tuesday announced resumption of business after over one month of closure.

The Group Managing Director, Sugar, Dangote Group, Abdullahi Sule made the announcement at a joint briefing with representatives of the company’s host community at Gyawana in Lamurde Local Government Area of Adamawa. READ MORE

ECOWAS donates food to displaced persons in northeast

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) on Tuesday donated 26, 000 bags of assorted food items to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the North-East.

The ECOWAS President, Mr. Marcel De Souza, presented the items to Gov. Kashim Shettima of Borno state in Maiduguri. READ MORE

Drug control facility will save lives- Association

Mr Henry Osuagwu, the President, Ariaria Patent Medicine Dealers Association (APAMDA), says plans to build a drug control facility will save lives and eliminate fraudulent practices in the business.

Osuagwu said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Aba, Abia on Tuesday. READ MORE

Osinbajo unveils 5 Super Mushshak aircraft

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has unveiled five Super Mushshak trainer aircraft acquired to boost the capacity of Nigeria Air Force personnel in the country.

Osinjao unveiled the aircraft in Kaduna on Tuesday. READ MORE

Factional leaders fight over aims of Boko Haram

A video released on Tuesday by the factional leader of Boko Haram accused Abubakar Shekau of going against the objectives of insurgents.

The video was posted on YouTube by Abu Musad Al-Barnawi. READ MORE

27 get death sentence for mass killing of soldiers

An Iraqi court on Tuesday sentenced 27 people to death over mass killings of 1,700 soldiers when IS militants seized Tikrit in June 2014.

“The Central Criminal Court issued a verdict to execute the 27 after establishing that they were involved in Speicher massacre,” Abdul Al-Biraqdar, spokesman for Iraq’s Supreme Judicial Council said. READ MORE

U.S bombers kill 35 pro-Iraqi’s militia

Fighters of pro-Iraqi government Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) have been bombed by U.S air force near Syrian border, recording heavy casualty.

Sputnik reports that the attack was carried out on Monday night killing 35 Iraqi’s militia unit called Seyid Suheda belonging to PMU. READ MORE

Qatar crisis: Kuwait’s foreign minister in Gulf shuttle

Kuwaiti Foreign Minister, Sabah al-Sabah, has embarked on shuttle diplomacy in a renewed effort to resolve the two month old Gulf crisis over Qatar, paying visits to four Arab nations in two days.

He visited the United Arab Emirates and Oman on Tuesday, according to the official KUNA news agency. READ MORE


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