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Buhari Appoints Abdulrasheed Bawa as New EFCC Chairman

The President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Mr Abdulrasheed Bawa as the new Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday titled “President Buhari requests Senate to confirm Abdulrasheed Bawa as EFCC …

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Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Becomes New WTO DG

Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala on Monday became the first woman and African to head the World Trade Organization (WTO) that has been hobbled by dissent within in recent years. “WTO members have just agreed to appoint Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as the next Director-General of the WTO. The decision was taken by …

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WTO DG: S/Korea Withdraws Candidate, Okonjo-Iweala’s Chances Brighten

Nigeria’s former Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala’s chances of securing the Director-General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) brightened Tuesday as South Korea withdrew its candidate, Yoo Myung-hee, from the race. Washington Trade Daily quoted sources as saying that South Korea had notified the United States (U.S.) government of its …

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Trump Fires Defence Secretary Esper

President Donald Trump on Monday announced by tweet that he had fired his defense secretary Mark Esper, further destabilizing a government already navigating Trump’s refusal to concede election defeat to Democrat Joe Biden. “Mark Esper has been terminated. I would like to thank him for his service,” Trump said on …

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Salim, Nda-Isaiah, Others Receive PSN’s Lifetime Achievement Awards

The Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) has honoured the Director General, Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON), Mallam Farouk Salim and five other Pharmacists for attaining great heights in the public service. The honour and awards were conferred on the recipients at a Presidential Reception and Thanksgiving Dinner by the PSN …

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Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Emerges WTO DG With 104 Votes

Former Minister of Finance, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has been elected Director General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO). Former Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has been elected Director General of the World Trade OrgaIn the final two-man race, she polled 104 votes from 164 member countries to defeat South Korea’s …

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NSCDC Dismisses Officer Illiya Ibrahim for Looting COVID-19 Palliatives

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) said it has dismissed an officer, Illiya Ibrahim, from the service for participating in the looting of COVID-19 palliatives warehoused in Gwagwalada, Abuja. A statement issued by the Media Assistant to the Commandant General of NSCDC, Ekunola Gbenga, disclosed on Tuesday. “The …

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Lewandowski Wins UEFA Men’s Player of Year Award

Bayern Munich forward, Robert Lewandowski, has been named UEFA Men’s Player of the Year for 2019/2020. The Polish international, 32, beat off opposition from Manchester City’s midfielder, Kevin De Bruyne, and Bayern team-mate, Manuel Neuer. The award was announced during the 2020/21 UEFA Champions League group stage draw in Geneva, …

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