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The Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun, on Thursday admitted that the nation is going through a recession.
Mrs Adeosun, who was speaking during the plenary session of the Senate said the Federal Government is aware of the sufferings the recession may have caused Nigerians but added that steps have been taken to ensure that the nation gets out of its economic challenge.

President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria in Abuja said that his administration was talking to Niger Delta militants through oil companies and law-enforcement agencies to find a lasting solution to insecurity in the region.

Ms Lagarde was French finance minister in 2008 when she approved a payout of €400m to a politically connected businessman.

Following a fierce encounter with Boko Haram militants in Nguro Gongon village in Borno State, in north-eastern Nigeria, several soldiers of the national army were reported missing. The army said that in addition to those missing, more than a dozen of their soldiers were wounded in clashes on Thursday (21 July). Some of the soldiers were critically wounded.

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In a move expected to end the infighting among senators and unify the Senate, Senate President, Senator Bukola Saraki, Thursday announced a minor reshuffle of chairmen of senate committees, announcing Senator Kabiru Marafa as Chairman of Senate Committee on Petroleum (Downstream) and Senator Oluremi Tinubu as Chairman of the Committee on Environment.

A feast of gymnastics entertainment and artistry will be on display at the African Level 16, Junior Gymnastics Championship at the High Performance Centre in Pretoria South Africa and Nigeria is being represented by 17 gymnastics athletes led by Coach Tony Asuquo the first and only gymnastics coach in Nigeria to be certified by the world gymnastics body,

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Syria Conflict: Why UN Suspended Peace Talks In Geneva

 

The UN has suspended peace talks aimed at ending Syria's five-year civil war, the organisation's special envoy has said on Wednesday, February 3, 2016.

Staffan de Mistura admitted there had been a lack of progress but said that the negotiations had not failed.

Bristow Helicopter Makes ‘Controlled Landing’

 

All 11 passengers and crew members on board the Bristow Helicopter enroute Lagos from Port Harcourt on Wednesday, February 3, 2016, have been rescued alive.

The aircraft, A 5N BJQ, Bristow Helicopter flying at 1,5000 feet with nine passengers was earlier reported missing.

What Buhari Assured EU In France

 

The President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, on Wednesday, February 4, 2016, assured the European Union (EU) that his administration was doing its best to protect the fundamental human rights of persons in the ongoing counter-terrorism operations against Boko Haram insurgents.

Biafra Chieftain Alleges Threat To Life

One of the top officials of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Joseph O Oparaji, has lamented what he described as President Muhammadu Buhari’s crackdown of his group in Nigeria.

Norwich City 0-3 Tottenham Hotspur

England striker Harry Kane scored twice as Tottenham kept up the chase at the top with an easy win at Norwich.

Dele Alli tapped in inside the first two minutes after Christian Eriksen's low shot had been blocked.

 

Manchester United 3-0 Stoke City

 

Manchester United kept in contention for a top-four Premier League place and gave manager, Louis van Gaal, a rare night of relaxation as Stoke City were outclassed at Old Trafford.

Supreme Court Upholds Delta, Oyo, Yobe Governorship Elections

 

The Supreme Court on Tuesday, February 2, 2016, upheld the elections of Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi; Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa; and Yobe State Governor, Ibrahim Gaidam.

The court fixed February 15 to give reasons for its unanimous judgment in the election.

Boko Haram Attacks Maiduguri Again

 

Boko Haram sect on Tuesday, February 2, 2016, intensified their struggle as they attacked outskirts of Maiduguri, Borno state capital.

Eyewitness reports that the attacks occurred in Bulabulin-Umarari, two kilometers outside of Maiduguri, and Muna Garage within the city.

How Buhari Lavishes $1m Per Foreign Trip, By Fayose

By Valentine Amanze, Lagos

 

Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, on Tuesday, February 2, 2016, advised President

Mohammadu Buhari of Nigeria to stay at home and govern the country instead of junketing from one country to the other.

Tor Tiv: Benue Declares Thursday Public Holiday

By Ejikeme Omenazu, Lagos

 

The Benue State Executive Council (SEC) on Tuesday, Febryary 2, 2016, declared Thursday, February 4 as public holiday to enable civil servants attend the funeral of the late Tor Tiv 1V, Orchivirigh Dr. Alfred Torkula, in Gboko.

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