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Nigerian inflation accelerated to the highest rate in almost 11 years in June, complicating the task of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) in an economy which is at risk of contracting this year.

Two of Manchester United’s summer signings have already made a positive first impression at the Premier League giants. Yet for new manager Jose Mourinho, the quest goes on to land the man he so dearly craves to be his fourth signing of the transfer window.

By Onyema Amanze

 

Chief Timipre Sylva, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the last Bayelsa State governorship elections, has decried what he called a dangerous campaign in a few online media outlets and the social media to browbeat the Bayelsa State Governorship Election Tribunal as it prepares to deliver its judgement.

By Onyema Amanze

 

Chief Timipre Sylva, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the last Bayelsa State governorship elections, has decried what he called a dangerous campaign in a few online media outlets and the social media to browbeat the Bayelsa State Governorship Election Tribunal as it prepares to deliver its judgement.

Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick claims the first week working under Jose Mourinho has not been as tough as some might suspect.

 

The former Chelsea boss, who was appointed as Louis van Gaal's successor in May on an initial three-year deal, took charge of his first training session with some of his senior playing squad last Wednesday.

There has been no shortage of praise for Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari's anti-corruption war, which has led to the arrest of a string of high-ranking former government officials.

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Why Olisa Metuh Regained Freedom

By Valentine Amanze,

Lagos

 

The Publicity Secretary and Spokesman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP),‎ Olisa Metuh, on Thursday, January 28, 2016,

regained his freedom.

Oil Futures Surge

 Oil Futures Surged On Wednesday  January 27, 2016, after Russia indicated there was a possibility of co-operation with OPEC, fanning hopes for a deal to reduce a global oversupply that sent prices to the lowest levels in over a dozen years last week.

Tennis: Serena Blasts Way Into Final

 

The world number one was in a destructive mood early under the Rod Laver Arena roof, blasting her way through the opening set before closing out a 6-0 6-4 win on Thursday.

Donald Trump Responds to Ted Cruz’s Debate Challenge

 

After Donald Trump said that he’d skip this week’s Republican presidential debate, his fiercest rival in the GOP race, Ted Cruz, has challenged Trump to a "mano a mano" debate.

Australian Open Tennis Championships: What Milos Raonic Did After Defeating Monfils

Milos Raonic on Wednesday, January 27, 2016, decided to learn how to unwind on his days off during tournaments. This week in Melbourne, he even found time to take in some art.

Buhari Intensifies Anti-Corruption War, Sends Two Bills To Senate

Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, on Wednesday, January 27, 2016, sent two bills, money laundering prevention and prohibition bill 2016 and the criminal matters bill 2016 to the National Assembly for passage to boost the anti-corruption campaign.

Corruption Still High In Africa, Says Group

Corruption is a "serious problem" in 40 of sub-Saharan Africa's 46 states, says an anti-corruption watchdog.

Transparency International (TI) says it has seen no improvement in powerhouses Nigeria and South Africa.

Kenya Judge, Phillip Tunoi, Probed Over '$2m Bribe'

 

Kenya has begun a judicial inquiry into allegations that a Supreme Court judge accepted a $2m (£1.4m) bribe.

Phillip Tunoi denies taking money to rule in favour of Evans Kidero, whose election as Nairobi governor was challenged in 2014.

Boko Haram Blasts Kill 13 People In Chibok

Suicide bombers on Wednesday, January 27, 2016, hit the north-eastern Nigerian town of Chibok in Borno State during market day, killing at least 13 people, reports said.

 

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