Cristiano Ronaldo: Juventus sign Real Madrid forward for £99.2m

Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo has joined Juventus, becoming one of the four most expensive players of all time. A deal worth 112m euros (£99.2m) has been reached between the two clubs that has seen the Portuguese sign a four-year deal with the Italian champions. Ronaldo, 33, won four Champions League titles in his nine years at Real. “The time has come to open a new stage in my life, that’s why I asked the club to accept transferring me,” he said. The top two world record transfer fees have been…

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Court Orders Immediate Release of UK Properties Belonging to Aiteo Boss

In a landmark ruling on Friday July 6, 2018, the Federal High Court in Abuja, Nigeria has directed the immediate release of two properties located in the United Kingdom belonging to African Billionaire businessman and CEO of the Aiteo Group (www.AiteoGroup.com), Benedict Peters that had been the subject of an Interim Forfeiture Order obtained by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) without notice to him. By this decision, the court has upheld his case that the properties wholly belonged to him; were unconnected to the former Petroleum Minister, Mrs…

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“Enforce Contract of DisCos to supply meters” Fashola tells NERC

The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola SAN, Monday directed the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) to) improve on their distribution equipment and increase capacity to enable them optimize the use of electrical resources by the Generation Companies (GenCos). Fashola, who spoke at a Press Briefing on the “Power Sector State of Play, Next Steps and Policy Directives”, also directed NERC to enforce the contract of DisCos to supply meters and act to ensure the urgent speedy supply and installation of meters with a view to eliminating estimated billing and…

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AUN to Participate in Canada-Funded Research on Boko Haram, Insurrection in Northern Nigeria

Yola, Adamawa, Nigeria: July 10th, 2018:   A consortium of nine universities in Canada and the Lake Chad basin countries of Nigeria, Chad, Niger, and Cameroon has secured a preliminary grant of  C$198,000 to build a massive database on the Boko Haram insurrection in the Lake Chad basin.   The grant is to fund an international scholars’ partnership that can design a significant research initiative and gain the approval of the Canadian Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) that is providing the preliminary grant.   If satisfied with the design…

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Shettima disburses N27.7 billion to protesting policemen in Borno

Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno state has released N27.7 million to settle 2,640 mobile policemen’s allowances, which they protested over on Monday last week in Maiduguri. The Federal Government failed to pay the “special duty allowances” of the protesting policemen for six months. Shettima however yesterday’s intervened, with the distribution of 200 bags of rice and dozens of jerry cans of cooking to support the protesting policemen; who were on rampage for non-payments of their special allowances. The rampaging mobile policemen on July 2, 2018 barricaded the Maiduguri-Airport road, insisting…

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Troops kill 15 Boko Haram terrorists in Borno

Troops of 7 Brigade, sector three of Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) has killed 15 Boko Haram terrorists at Arege, during a military clearance operation in Borno state. The MNJTF comprises four Armed Forces of Chad, Cameroon, Niger and Nigeria to rid remnants of Boko Haram insurgency in the Lake Chad Basin and Islands. Director Army Public Relations, Brig-Gen. Texas Chukwu in a statement released Tuesday in Maiduguri; said the operations, which lasted for over three hours, forced some insurgents to flee into the bush with gunshot wounds. According to him, efforts…

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Lagos Opens Badagry Express Way to Traffic

Lagos State Governor,  Akinwunmi Ambode on Tuesday directed that the completed portions of the Lagos-Badagry Expressway from Eric Moore to Okokomaiko be opened up to traffic as soon as possible following the completion of works by the contractor. The Governor also directed the Public Works Corporation to intensify palliative works on the road from Okokomaiko to Badagry. The State’s Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, Ade Akinsanya, in a statement, said the Governor was touched by the discomfort being experienced by the motoring public plying that axis and has vowed to continue to…

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