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The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has released a new report which reveals how over N11 trillion meant to provide regular electricity supply was allegedly squandered under the governments of former presidents Olusegun Obasanjo, Umaru Musa Yar’Adua and Goodluck Jonathan.

United States of America based Nigerian; Alex Nwora has been named as the new head coach of the D’Tigers team ahead of their 2017 Men Afrobasket tournament title defence.
This was made known on Wednesday by the President of the Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF), Engineer Musa Kida ahead of the Senior Men’s national team's exercise expected to commence on Friday, August 12, 2017.

Clemence Westerhof, former Super Eagles manager, has called on Coach Gernot Rohr to include VVV Venlo’s Kelechi Nwakali in the national team setup.
Westerhof, it can be recalled, led the Super Eagles to the 1994 Nations Cup triumph in Tunis and coached them to their first FIFA World Cup finals appearance same year in the United States of America.

The management of Nigeria Professional Football League side, Abia Warriors Football Club of Umuuahia has announced the indefinite suspension of one of its players, Iorbee Godwin Zaki for acts of indiscipline and professional misconduct.

Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), said it has introduced a New NIMASA Cabotage Compliance Strategy (NCCS).
Dr. Dakuku Peterside, the Director General of the agency, who gave this hint at a media parley recently disclosed that the agency came up with the new order to secure jobs for qualified Nigerians in the Maritime Industry.

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On Kaduna declaration we stand, but… —Arewa Youths

The Arewa Youths Consultative Forum, ACF, yesterday, reiterated its position that the notice to quit it gave Igbo living in the North months ago still stands.
Yarima, leader of the pan-Arewa group, said: “We have not renounced our earlier position on the notice to quit to the Igbo.”

Nigeria salutes Benin Republic on 57th independence anniversary

Nigeria’s Minister of Culture and Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has facilitated with the Republic of Benin at a dinner organized in Abuja to commemorate the 57th independence anniversary of the country.

Okowa reassures investors of enabling environment

Delta State Governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, has assured investors of government’s support in the provision of enabling environment for economic development of the country.
He gave assurance, while inaugurating the Rain Oil Ultra Modern Mega Station and Mall in Asaba.

Elkanah out, Olawumi in as PPRO Niger Command

By Ummi Ismaeel,
Minna

CITAD tasks stakeholders on education sector in Bauchi

By Rita Michael,
Bauchi

Yobe to spend N3.2b on projects

By Mohammed Abubakar, Damaturu

Manchester United: How Mourinho can get Gareth Bale

Manchester United will be able to sign Gareth Bale should Real Madrid need to sell the Welshman in order to buy Kylian Mbappe, according to reports.

Chelsea boss Conte hits back at Costa claims

By AFP

Antonio Conte insisted Friday that Diego Costa has no grounds for complaint after a lawyer for the exiled Chelsea striker claimed the Blues boss had made it impossible for his client to remain with the Premier League champions.

Oil prices flatten, still under shadow of high production

By Reuters

Oil prices recouped earlier losses on Friday but remained on track for a weekly decline, weighed down by rising OPEC exports and strong output from the United States.

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