ASUP: Polytechnic Lecturers Suspend Nationwide Strike

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The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) has suspended its nationwide strike 15 days after it commenced on the industrial action.

The suspension of the industrial action was announced on Wednesday evening by the National President of ASUP, Mr Usman Duste, during the union’s 14th National Delegates Conference at the Abubakar Tatari Ali Polytechnic, Bauchi state.

He said the decision to suspend the strike followed the series of meetings held between the leadership of the union and the Federal Government.

According to him, both parties agreed to a Memorandum of Settlement and Action (MoS) on each of the issues raised by the union.

“The union considered the suspension to give an opportunity for implementation of the content of Memorandum of Settlement and Action, and shall be reviewed according to the timelines outlined in the MoS,” Duste said.

The decision to commence an indefinite strike was the outcome of the National Executive Council meeting of ASUP which held on November 11 at the Kaduna Polytechnic, Kaduna State.

According to the union, the industrial action followed the failure of the federal government to implement all the agreements it entered with them since 2016.

Some of the demands included non-implementation of the NEEDS Assessment Report, and shortfalls in personnel releases and withdrawal of allowances.

Others were non-passage of the amended bill of the Polytechnic Act, alleged infractions in the appointment of rectors, as well as improving the conditions of state-owned institutions.

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Eid-El-Maulud: Nigeria Declares Friday Public Holiday

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The federal government has declared Friday as public holiday in commemoration of the Muslim Eid-El-Maulud celebration.

The Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau, made the declaration on behalf of the federal government, according to a statement issued on Wednesday in Abuja.

The statement was signed by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Interior, Abubakar Magaji.

It said Mr. Dambazau urged all Muslim faithful and Nigerians in general to use the occasion to pray for peace, progress and unity of the nation.

He further urged all Nigerians to support the President Muhammadu Buhari administration in its efforts at building a virile nation, and wished Nigerians a happy Eid-El-Maulud celebration.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Eid-El-Maulud is celebrated every year by Muslims on the 12th day of the Islamic month of Rabi-ul-Awwal as the birthday of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).

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Get Familiar: Mystro – Atarodo

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Nigerian singer, songwriter, and producer Mystro is in love. After buzzing in Africa with the Davido-assisted ‘Issa Vibe’, he returns this time, with ‘Atarodo’.

The self-produced record is titled after a Yoruba word which translates into ‘hot pepper’ in English. It shows the singer at his romantic best. Via flowery lyrics, backed by prodding Highlife percussion, he showers praises on his love interest.

“Atarodo’ is a record that came from a deep place,” Mystro says. “Many of people have been in love, but very few have been caught up in its happiness as much as I have. This is a record about the lady who made this possible, and a lot of people can connect with it.”

 

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Daily Roundup: Latest Football News Content Across Europe

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France

If David Luiz finalises a January move to Real Madrid, Chelsea manager Antonio Conte wants to bring Alex Sandro to Stamford Bridge. Having failed in the summer to convince Juventus to part with their left wing-back, Conte believes a big offer in January would be enough to make it happen. (Le10Sport).

Neymar’s father has refused to close the door on his son sensationally joining Real Madrid in the future. When asked about the interest from the Spanish and European champions, he said: “Today we do not think of a departure and respond to this kind of thing, it would fuel something impossible. I cannot talk about negotiations that could take place in five or six years.” (L’Equipe)

Spain

Neymar’s record-breaking move to Paris Saint-Germain in the summer inadvertently cost Barcelona millions during contract negotiations with Lionel Messi. The club legend has put pen to paper on a new deal, but it is one they renegotiated after the Brazilian left the Nou Camp for Paris. Club officials in Catalonia didn’t feel Messi’s €300m (£266m) release clause was enough and upped it to €700m (£626m). Messi agreed to it but only after the current La Liga toppers increased his salary too. (Marca)

Barcelona remain interested in Mesut Ozil. The Arsenal playmaker is free to negotiate with foreign clubs in January with his contract coming to an end in July. However, there may now be a conflict of interest meaning Barcelona cannot make their move. The Gunners are on the verge of capturing Raul Sanllehi as their new director of football, with the Spaniard leaving behind his current role at the Camp Nou. Questions would be asked if he sold Ozil during the January window, even if it does make financial sense. (Marca)

Keylor Navas returned to the Real Madrid starting XI for the first time in a month last night. He started in a Copa del Rey match against third-tier side Fuenlabrada as Zinedine Zidane looked to get his No 1 up to speed. However, the Costa Rican had a night to forget after a shot he parried went in off the underside of the crossbar during a 2-2 draw. (AS)

Germany

In an attempt to keep Barcelona, Arsenal and Liverpool target Leon Goretzka at the club, Schalke are offering the midfielder a club-record deal which would see him pocket well over €100,000-per-week. (Bild)

FC Augsburg president Klaus Hofmann believes RB Leipzig do not have the correct license to be a Bundesliga club. He revealed this during the annual general meeting, saying: “I believe that Leipzig does not meet the factual requirements of a club within the framework of the rules of the DFB.” (Kicker)

Hamburg’s striking sensation Jann-Fiete Arp has emerged as a target for Chelsea. The 17-year-old has really caught the eye this season and netted on his full debut for the club. Markus Gisdol, his club coach, has refuted these links though, describing them as “fairytales”. (Kicker)

Italy

Inter Milan are planning to offer striker Mauro Icardi a new deal this season. The Argentina international is being courted by the likes of Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich, but is in no hurry to leave the San Siro. Inter want to tie their captain down and increase the clause in his contract, but the feeling is negotiations will be quick due to the fact the player is in love with the club. (Gazzetta dello Sport)

Former Manchester United and Newcastle United striker Giuseppe Rossi is returning to Serie A. The Italy international used his Twitter account to reveal he would be heading back to the Italian league, with Genoa expected to be his likely destination. (Calciomercato)

Former AC Milan forward Simone Verdi is on the radar of Inter Milan. The 25-year-old striker is viewed as the man to bolster Luciano Spalletti’s attacking options as the club compete with Napoli and Juventus for the Scudetto. (Tuttosport)

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242 Nigerian Migrants Stranded In Libya Return Home

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More than 200 Nigerian migrants stranded in Libya have been returned to their home country, officials said.

The 242 migrants landed at Lagos airport on a Libyan airline flight at around 9pm local time on Tuesday. Among them were women carrying children and at least one man in a wheelchair.

The federal government said they worked on returning the migrants from Libya in collaboration with the International Organization of Migration. (IOM)

Some of the 242 men and women who returned had been in Libyan detention camps while some of them willingly approached the Nigerian embassy in Libya to return home because of hardship there, authorities said.

A statement by the Foreign Affairs Ministry’s spokesman, Tiwatope Elias-Fatile, said the mission has been visiting detention camps to identify Nigerians for registration and to issue Emergency Travelling Certificates to them.

He said, “It is apt to add that our mission in Tripoli has been addressing the problems associated with Nigerian migrants in Libya.

“There were instances when the mission received appeals for intervention from some Nigerian families whose children and relations were victims of inhumane acts in that country.

“The government is also exploring the feasibility of sending aircraft to evacuate Nigerians who are stranded in Libya.”

Abike Dabiri, SSA to President Muhammadu Buhari, said the Nigerian government had been working with the IOM, and the Nigerian Commission for Refugees and Migrants (NCFRMI) and other local agencies for the past year to bring Nigerians back home.

Dabiri told CNN that around 5000 Nigerians have come back from Libya in the past year.

She said: “The President has said any Nigerian who wants to come back should be brought back, so IOM has been helping out.”

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Adesua Etomi Celebrates Mum As She Turns A Year Older (PHOTOS)

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Newly Married Nollywood Actress, Adesua Etomi- Wellington has taken to instagram to pour encomium on her beautiful mother who turns a year older today.

With a poem-like write up, Adesua shared her wedding photo with mum while describing her as a hero. Here is what she wrote below;

“Happy Birthday to my hero.
Superwoman
My gist partner
My prayer partner
My girlfriend
My mother.
I am incredibly blessed to have you as my mum.
You have taught me everything i know. I am the woman i am today because of God and because of all you taught me.
I have learnt soooo much from you.
Because of all we’ve been through and because of the way I’ve seen you handle things, i don’t walk in fear…i just pray.
Because of you, i know for myself that God is real, God is great, God is kind and God never fails.
Your life is a living testimony.
May God reward your labour of love. May he bless you till your cup runs over. May he keep you, Sustain you, uphold you and continually protect you.
I love you more than words can express.
The angels are rejoicing because you’re God’s beloved and it’s your birthday. 💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜😍😍😍😍😍😍😍 #prayingmother #myhero”

Happy Birthday Ma!!

Feel free to drop your birthday wishes

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Sam Allardyce Set To Be Confirmed As New Everton Manager

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Sam Allardyce has agreed a deal with Everton to become their new manager

Sammy Lee will join as assistant manager, while former Leicester boss Craig Shakespeare – who was Allardyce’s right-hand man during the ill-fated four-month spell with England – will also join the backroom team.

David Unsworth – who has been in charge on an interim basis – will return to his previous U23 role, while Duncan Ferguson is also expected to have a place in the coaching set-up.

Sam Allardyce is on his way back from Dubai where he was taking a short break, and he could be at Goodison this night to watch as Everton take on West Ham in a crucial showdown.

Allardyce, 63, previously withdrew from contention to take over from Koeman after failing to receive an offer following talks earlier in November.

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“I Think I Was Very Stupid, Please Forgive Me” – Paul Okoye Apologizes To Fans

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Paul Okoye now known as Rude Boy of the defunct music group, Psquare, has expressed deep regrets on bringing his family issues to social media.

In a recent interview with Olisa Adibua of BeatFM, Paul Okoye pleaded to his fans for forgiveness saying; “My fans, take heart. As e dey break my heart, na so e dey break una heart.”

In his words,

“I think I was very stupid, in that aspect. Something got into me. I couldn’t stand him. But what I did, I regretted it. Please forgive me for that and let me move on.”

When he was asked if he’d ever collaborate with his brother, Peter for PSquare again, and he simply said; “I don’t know”.

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Wizkid, Mary Njoku, Iyin Aboyeji, Amaka Osakwe, Silas Adekunle Get Young Person Of The Year Nominations; Award Event Set For December 9, 2017

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Ayo ‘Wizkid’ Balogun, Mary Njoku, Amaka Osakwe and Iyin Aboyeji have been announced as nominees for The Future Awards Africa’s highly-coveted ‘Young Person of the Year’ award.

With the mandate to celebrate and accelerate innovation among Nigerians aged 18 – 31, the TFAA acknowledges inspiring young people making a difference through social enterprise, social good, and creativity.

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Arguably Nigeria’s most influential artiste this year, Wizkid released one of the biggest albums of the year, ‘Sounds From The Other Side’. He recorded ‘One Dance’ with Canadian superstar, Drake and also signed a major publishing deal with international music giant Sony RCA records, while grabbing three awards at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards and a Grammy nomination.

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Mary Remmy Njoku – an actress and movie producer – is also the CEO of ROK Studios. Launching her production company in 2013 with $25,000 seed money, it has consistently grown – producing television series and films on a platform that has successfully launched two cable channels in Europe and Africa. 

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Amaka Osakwe, the creator of Africa-focused fashion label Maki Oh, has established a reputation as one of the leading designers on the continent, with her outfits worn by international superstars like Beyoncé, Rihanna, Kerry Washington and former United States First Lady, Michelle Obama.

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With the launch of Andela, Iyin Aboyeji committed himself to the task of nation building through personal innovation. Leaving the highly successful tech incubator to start Flutterwave, the tech startup has become a global sensation and won the Fintech Award at the 2017 Apps Africa digital innovation awards.

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Silas Adekunle is the founder and CEO of Reach Robotics, a company developing the world’s first gaming robots. In partnership with the University of West England, Bristol, Silas managed the Prince’s Trust “Robotics in schools” program in Bristol, leading a team of engineering students into schools to develop the interest of young students in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) through robotics.

Themed Nigeria’s New Tribe, The Future Awards Africa is set to hold on Saturday, 9 December, 2017 at the Federal Palace Hotel, Lagos.

 

 

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700 Cultural Troupes To Storm Lagos Street Carnival In December

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Following the success of the Lagos Street Party in December 2016, described as one of the most colourful event held in Lagos. This year’s Lagos Street Carnival organized by the State Government and supported by Heat, will be spectacular as it showcases the state’s potential for tourism, arts and entertainment at a global level.

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The Carnival, a one day event, will be held on the 3rd of December, 2017 at Oba Akran Road, Ikeja with an impressive lineup of engaging activities scheduled to run from 12.00 noon to 12.00 midnight.

The carnival aims to meetup with the standards of notable and established international carnivals around the world with the participation of over seven hundred cultural troupes in colorful costumes, design and animation in a controlled procession including floats along the stretch of Oba Akran Road, Ikeja.

Lagos Street Carnival

There will be a concert which would feature prominent artistes such as Olamide, Lil Kesh, Humble Smith, Salawa Abeni, Osupa, Malaika, Terry G and several DJ’s to add musical spice to the carnival.

The carnival also offers entrepreneurs and corporate brands the opportunity to exhibit and market their products and services. Activities and side attractions during the event include; Outdoor Games, Kiddies Corner, Bouncing Castle, Rodeo Bull, Carrousels and much more.

Lagos Street Carnival

There is the assurance of adequate security measures by the Lagos State Government as various security agents would be deployed at strategic areas around the venue to ensure proper security and free flow of traffic during the carnival. Designated parking lots will also be provided for motorists who may wish to bring their family to the carnival ground whilst shuttle buses provided to convey guests around.

The essence of the Lagos Street Carnival is to create an avenue for people to have fun, unwind and network as it is done in other parts of the world.

Lagos Street Carnival

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Manchester City Set To Offer Leroy Sane New £80,000-a-week Contract

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Manchester City are set to offer Leroy Sane a new mega-contract as a reward for his fine start to the season.

Leroy Sane is currently one of the lowest-paid players at City but his expected to be handed a fresh deal, bumping his wages up to £80,000-a-week.

Sane, who has three-and-a-half-years remaining on his contract at the Etihad, has scored already notched eight goals for City this term.

According to reports, Sane is next on the list to be tied down by the club after Silva, Kevin De Bruyne and Fernandinho

The German winger joined Guardiola’s side from Schalke on a five-year deal for £37m in the summer of 2016.

He has made 38 Premier League appearances for City and scored eight eleven goals.

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Real Madrid Considering Making Move For Chelsea’s David Luiz

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Real Madrid are weighing up a January move for Chelsea defender David Luiz, reports the Daily Mail.

The Brazil international was singled out by Blues boss Antonio Conte after October’s 3-0 defeat at Roma in the Champions League, and has subsequently fallen behind Andreas Christensen in the pecking order at Stamford Bridge.

David Luiz was notably dropped from the squad against Manchester United and remained an unused substitute against West Brom and Liverpool.

With his long-term future at Stamford Bridge unclear, the Mail claim Real have emerged as suitors for the 30-year-old, who has also been considered by Barcelona and AC Milan in recent months.

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NYSC: Corps Members Will Not Be Posted To Security Challenged Areas

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The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has assured that no corps member would be posted to any area where there is security breach.

This disclosure was made in a statement signed by the Acting Director, Public Relations Unit of the scheme, Mrs Adenike Adeyemi, on Tuesday, November 28.

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In the statement, Adeyemi quoted the NYSC, Director-General as saying this while addressing 2017 Batch ‘B’ Stream One Corps Members at NYSC Zamfara State Orientation Camp in Tsafe.

Also in Wamakko Orientation Camp, Sokoto State, he stressed that the security of every corps member was a priority to the management of the scheme.

He enjoined the corps members to acquire entrepreneurship skills while in camp to avoid being unemployed after the service year.

He urged the corps members to obey constituted authorities throughout their service year.

The DG warned them that their status as corps members is not an immunity against prosecution if they violate the laws of the country.

Mr. Kazaure urged corps members to respect the culture of their host communities, stressing that females should dress decently and avoid provocative dresses.

The Batch B, Stream 1 corps members resumed orientation camps on November 21 while the official closing ceremony is slated for December 11.

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Alan Pardew Appointed As West Brom Manager

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West Brom have appointed Alan Pardew as their new manager.

The former Newcastle, Crystal Palace, Southampton, Charlton, West Ham and Reading manager has agreed a two-and-a-half year deal to replace the sacked Tony Pulis.

Pardew has been out of work since last December when he was axed by Crystal Palace – the team he will face in his first game in charge of the Baggies on Saturday.

I”m thrilled with the opportunity Albion have provided and looking forward to getting to work with what I consider to be a talented group of players,” Pardew told the club’s website.

“The immediate challenge will be to get the results we need to pull ourselves up the table. But I’m aware that while I’m joining one of the great, traditional clubs of English football, it is one determined to go forward in the Premier League. It’s an exciting opportunity to play a part in that ambition.”

Pulis was sacked last week after a run of four defeats left West Brom in 17th place. Pardew, who has previously managed West Ham and Newcastle in the Premier League, takes over having seen Megson gain a point against Spurs on Saturday before surrendering a 2-0 lead against Newcastle on Tuesday to draw 2-2.

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International Drinks Festival Brings To You The Clash Of The Giants! Gunners Vs The Red Devils!

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What’s a football match without the comments, the thrills, the buzz over some chilled drinks at the International Drinks Festival.

There’s only one place to watch the high flying Gunners clash with the Red Devils rejuvenated by the return of Zlatan and Pogba; come with your friends, your emotions, your voice to shout for goals while we take care of drinks and set the mood for a perfect match of all time.

It’s bigger and better as the Gunners clash with the Red Devils as the return of Zlatan and Pogba would add creativity and productive attack to the Manchester side but would face a bigger test from the Gunners as Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil would team up with Lacazette to give an interesting match by 6:30pm at the Federal Palace Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos on Saturday December. 2nd 2017.

International Drinks Festival

Brace Yourself!!!

Date: Saturday 2nd December 2017

Venue: Federal Palace Hotel, Ahmadu Bello Way, Victoria Island, Lagos

Time: 6:30 PM

This event is FREE to attend.

To register, skip the queue and register at www.internationaldrinksfestival.com or register at the venue.

 

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Ultimate Party Experience: D’Banj, Mr Eazi, Niniola, Ice Prince, Small Doctor And More Shutdown DJ Spinall’s Album Launch With Epic Performances

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The night of the 26th of November turned out to be an epic unforgettable experience as DJ Spinall shut down Lagos with the launch party for his DREAMS Album.

The Grand Ball room of the Oriental hotel was filled beyond capacity as fans trooped in to be a part of history with the launch of DJ Spinall’s 3rd album.

The night tagged the #PartyofYourDreams; delivered on the ultimate party experience as superstars like;  Terry G, Ice Prince, Niniola, Terry Apala, Harry Songz, Becca, Praiz, Reekado Banks, Ill Bliss, Mr Eazi, Small Doctor and D Banj thrilled the energetic crowd with back to back show stopping performances. The highlight of the night was the mind blowing performance from the star of the night Smirnoff Brand Ambassador, Top Boy DJ Spinall.

The epic night pulled different people from diverse backgrounds who enjoyed an unforgettable experience as they dropped their electric dance moves while enjoying the Smirnoff X1 Intense Chocolate vodka. The #PartyofyourDreams is the second stop of the 8 cities Smirnoff X1 Tour, so brace up Abuja as Top Boy DJ Spinall and some of your favorite superstars thrill your city with an Epic night on the 22nd of December with more to come in Benin, Port Harcourt, Jos, Ibadan and Lagos.

To get first hand details on the #SmirnoffX1Tour, just follow @smirnoffng across all social media platforms

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VIDEO: Simi – Despacito (Nigerian Cover) | “See Me Live” Concert Performances

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X3M Music sensation – SIMI had her very first headline show last Sunday at Hard Rock Cafe tagged “See Me Live”.

There were masterclass performances from Simi herself, Adekunle Gold and Falz as fans witnessed a never-seen-before artistry of musical excellence. There was also a “Despacito” Nigerian cover by SIMI, tucked in between the amazing performances.

Gusto TV was there to cover the very beautiful moments at the show.

Watch and enjoy!

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Naira Steadies At N361/$1 As CBN Injects $210million Into Foreign Exchange Market

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Nigeria’s local currency Naira continued to maintain its steady rate against the United States Dollar, exchanging for N361/$1 in the BDC segment of the market on Tuesday, November 28, 2017.

This is just as the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) yesterday announced the injection of another $210 million to boost liquidity in the inter-bank foreign exchange market.

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Speaking about this in Abuja, Acting Director, Corporate Communications Department, CBN, Mr Isaac Okorafor, said $100million of the amount was offered to the wholesale segment, while the Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) segment got an allocation of $55 million.

The invisible segment (i.e. tuition fees, medical payments and Basic Travel Allowance (BTA), among others) was also allocated $55 million.

Okorafor said the releases were part of an effort aimed at boosting liquidity in the forex market, facilitating trade and easing remittances for legitimate personal commitments.

While attributing the long spell of calm in the market to the interventions of the CBN and the cooperation of all stakeholders, Okorafor said the convergence of rates between the interbank market and the Bureau de Change segments, had all but converged with customers able to buy forex from either market at not more than N362 to a dollar.

In spite of the development, he stressed that the CBN would continue in its monitoring of the market in order to ensure that authorised dealers abide by the extant rules.

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Naira Steadies At N361/$1 As CBN Injects $210million Into Foreign Exchange Market

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Nigeria’s local currency Naira continued to maintain its steady rate against the United States Dollar, exchanging for N361/$1 in the BDC segment of the market on Tuesday, November 28, 2017.

This is just as the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) yesterday announced the injection of another $210 million to boost liquidity in the inter-bank foreign exchange market.

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Speaking about this in Abuja, Acting Director, Corporate Communications Department, CBN, Mr Isaac Okorafor, said $100million of the amount was offered to the wholesale segment, while the Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) segment got an allocation of $55 million.

The invisible segment (i.e. tuition fees, medical payments and Basic Travel Allowance (BTA), among others) was also allocated $55 million.

Okorafor said the releases were part of an effort aimed at boosting liquidity in the forex market, facilitating trade and easing remittances for legitimate personal commitments.

While attributing the long spell of calm in the market to the interventions of the CBN and the cooperation of all stakeholders, Okorafor said the convergence of rates between the interbank market and the Bureau de Change segments, had all but converged with customers able to buy forex from either market at not more than N362 to a dollar.

In spite of the development, he stressed that the CBN would continue in its monitoring of the market in order to ensure that authorised dealers abide by the extant rules.

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Andre Villas-Boas Resigns As Manager Of Shanghai SIPG

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Andre Villas-Boas has quit Chinese club Shanghai SIPG and now intends to take a break from football.

Andre Villas-Boas had been linked with a return to the Premier League as Everton’s new manager but has made it clear he does not intend to work in England again.

The 40 year-old refused to discuss his future after his side lost to city rivals Shanghai Shenhua in the Chinese FA Cup Final last Sunday, which was settled over two legs.

Villas-Boas was offered a one-year contract extension but it is understood he has turned it down and intends to leave China

Villas-Boas said after the final game: “It is not the right time to talk about whether I’m staying or leaving. SIPG knows my decision, so will you. But this is not the best time to talk about it.”

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Andre Villas-Boas Resigns As Manager Of Shanghai SIPG

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Andre Villas-Boas has quit Chinese club Shanghai SIPG and now intends to take a break from football.

Andre Villas-Boas had been linked with a return to the Premier League as Everton’s new manager but has made it clear he does not intend to work in England again.

The 40 year-old refused to discuss his future after his side lost to city rivals Shanghai Shenhua in the Chinese FA Cup Final last Sunday, which was settled over two legs.

Villas-Boas was offered a one-year contract extension but it is understood he has turned it down and intends to leave China

Villas-Boas said after the final game: “It is not the right time to talk about whether I’m staying or leaving. SIPG knows my decision, so will you. But this is not the best time to talk about it.”

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Maina Breaks Silence On How Buhari, AGF Malami Ensured His Reinstatement (VIDEO)

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The wanted former chairman of the Presidential Pension Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina, has disclosed that his reinstatement started with a meeting he had with the Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, on the instruction of President Muhammadu Buhari.

In an exclusive interview on Tuesday with Channels Television, Mr Maina claimed that he met with Malami after the President approved talks between his officials and him.

He also insisted that security agencies also cleared him ahead of the talks which were held outside the country.

Maina said: “When this government came in, the President went and gave his note that ‘go and sit down with Maina. I have given you the approval’. They sat down with me after the security agencies cleared me of any wrongdoing.”

“As soon as this present government decided to sit with me, and after sitting with, me, I told them I will not leave you to go back to Nigeria without something in your pocket. I’m going to give you something in your pocket and the Minister laughed. “

“The Minister of Justice said what are you going to give us as gift? I gave him a document, I say go here, here, here, there’s N1.3 trillion they are going to steal it because they’ve been stealing every year. He was shocked, he said not possible.”

“I said sir, with all due respect, could you please try it, this is a gift I’m giving you. I haven’t gotten to Nigeria, I’m just giving you a gift. I say try it for you to understand where I’m coming from.”

“I’m not a saint but I try as much as I can to help the system. The minister thought that won’t be possible, when he got back, he realised I gave him a correct information.”

“Now, after giving him this information, he asked me, when are you coming back, I said I will soon be back. I said I have a court order. So, I asked my lawyer to write a petition.”

“He now wrote a petition to government and the Minister set up a committee to look at the petition. They looked at the petition and recommended that this is a court order that there’s no question of going back on it, nobody has appealed it since 2013 so government must obey it.”

“So, he sent a letter to the Federal Civil Service Commission to say this is the petition I got in my office, I’m attaching the court order which you must respect. I’m hearing people are saying he’s directing people to reinstate me. No, he said you must respect the court order, this is the court order because he is the chief officer of the country.”

“Now, the document was taken to the Federal Civil Service Commission. I went to the Federal Civil Service Commission, they told me they have just received the documents, they are going to see me later and we have a meeting. After that meeting, they wrote office of the head of service. They say we want you to sit down with your Senior Staff Committee and after that you send it to the Ministry of Interior; that was used at that time because they were coerced which I later found out.”

“The Senior Staff Committee was coerced by the then Head of Service, Mr. Isa Bello Sanni to make sure they send me out and packing because I had stopped the inflow of 5.2 billion monthly to the office of the Head of Service.”

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Maina Breaks Silence On How Buhari, AGF Malami Ensured His Reinstatement (VIDEO)

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The wanted former chairman of the Presidential Pension Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina, has disclosed that his reinstatement started with a meeting he had with the Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, on the instruction of President Muhammadu Buhari.

In an exclusive interview on Tuesday with Channels Television, Mr Maina claimed that he met with Malami after the President approved talks between his officials and him.

He also insisted that security agencies also cleared him ahead of the talks which were held outside the country.

Maina said: “When this government came in, the President went and gave his note that ‘go and sit down with Maina. I have given you the approval’. They sat down with me after the security agencies cleared me of any wrongdoing.”

“As soon as this present government decided to sit with me, and after sitting with, me, I told them I will not leave you to go back to Nigeria without something in your pocket. I’m going to give you something in your pocket and the Minister laughed. “

“The Minister of Justice said what are you going to give us as gift? I gave him a document, I say go here, here, here, there’s N1.3 trillion they are going to steal it because they’ve been stealing every year. He was shocked, he said not possible.”

“I said sir, with all due respect, could you please try it, this is a gift I’m giving you. I haven’t gotten to Nigeria, I’m just giving you a gift. I say try it for you to understand where I’m coming from.”

“I’m not a saint but I try as much as I can to help the system. The minister thought that won’t be possible, when he got back, he realised I gave him a correct information.”

“Now, after giving him this information, he asked me, when are you coming back, I said I will soon be back. I said I have a court order. So, I asked my lawyer to write a petition.”

“He now wrote a petition to government and the Minister set up a committee to look at the petition. They looked at the petition and recommended that this is a court order that there’s no question of going back on it, nobody has appealed it since 2013 so government must obey it.”

“So, he sent a letter to the Federal Civil Service Commission to say this is the petition I got in my office, I’m attaching the court order which you must respect. I’m hearing people are saying he’s directing people to reinstate me. No, he said you must respect the court order, this is the court order because he is the chief officer of the country.”

“Now, the document was taken to the Federal Civil Service Commission. I went to the Federal Civil Service Commission, they told me they have just received the documents, they are going to see me later and we have a meeting. After that meeting, they wrote office of the head of service. They say we want you to sit down with your Senior Staff Committee and after that you send it to the Ministry of Interior; that was used at that time because they were coerced which I later found out.”

“The Senior Staff Committee was coerced by the then Head of Service, Mr. Isa Bello Sanni to make sure they send me out and packing because I had stopped the inflow of 5.2 billion monthly to the office of the Head of Service.”

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Huddersfield Manager David Wagner Eager To Meet “Living Legend” Arsene Wenger

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Huddersfield Town manager David Wagner has revealed that he is looking forward to squaring up against “living legend” Arsene Wenger.

Huddersfield face Arsenal away on Wednesday night hoping to put the unlucky 2-1 defeat at the hands of Manchester City behind them.

“It looks like the chances we have (to beat Arsenal) are not the highest, but when the game starts this doesn’t count. It’s Arsenal away, a very tough team,” Wagner told Sky Sports News.

“Arsene Wenger is a legend who gave football so much and it’s exciting to meet him and his team. I meet him for the first time tomorrow. He is a manager legend, a living legend and it’s exciting, he has done a lot for football in this country.

“We are very excited about this challenge and will try everything to perform and hopefully get some points.”

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Huddersfield Manager David Wagner Eager To Meet “Living Legend” Arsene Wenger

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Huddersfield Town manager David Wagner has revealed that he is looking forward to squaring up against “living legend” Arsene Wenger.

Huddersfield face Arsenal away on Wednesday night hoping to put the unlucky 2-1 defeat at the hands of Manchester City behind them.

“It looks like the chances we have (to beat Arsenal) are not the highest, but when the game starts this doesn’t count. It’s Arsenal away, a very tough team,” Wagner told Sky Sports News.

“Arsene Wenger is a legend who gave football so much and it’s exciting to meet him and his team. I meet him for the first time tomorrow. He is a manager legend, a living legend and it’s exciting, he has done a lot for football in this country.

“We are very excited about this challenge and will try everything to perform and hopefully get some points.”

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