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The Gombe State Government says it has recorded six suspected cases of yellow fever, out of which three are reactive. Dr. Nuhu Vile, State Epidemiologist, disclosed this on Thursday, in Gombe.

According to Vile, the three confirmed patients were treated and discharged, and there no death has been recorded in the state.
He said that investigation conducted by experts showed that the case originated from Yankari, in Bauchi State,  and that the state government had set up a team to address the problem.
Bile called on the people to always report cases of fever to health facilities for quick examination and treatment.
”If the result … >>> Read Full Story

Story Written By: Don Silas

The 2019 FIFA awards will be held at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan, Italy on Monday 23 September.
The awards will be stream-live on FIFA’s official website.

The final three-man shortlist for Best FIFA Men’s Best Player Award are: Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus and Portugal), Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool Netherlands) and Lionel Messi, (Barcelona and Argentina).
The final three-man shortlist for Best FIFA Men’s Goalkeeper Award are: Alisson (Liverpool), Ederson (Manchester CIty), and Marc-André ter Stegen (Barcelona).
The final three-man shortlist for this year’s Puskas Award include: Lionel Messi’s stunning chip against Real Betis, Juan Quintero’s amazing long-range free-kick and Daniel Zsori’s last minute winner … >>> Read Full Story

Process and Industrial Developments Limited reacted to the trial and conviction of two of its directors in Abuja today and slammed it all as shambolic, according to an unsigned statement.
“Today’s sham trial in Nigeria is entirely illegitimate, and follows a systematic campaign of harassment, intimidation and illegal detention of a number of individuals associated with P&ID or the GSPA contract. The individuals detained have not been afforded due process and have instead been pressured and intimidated by the government into making false statements.

“Nigeria’s Attorney General Abubakar Malami has publicly acknowledged that his aim is to provoke global opposition against P&ID, by undertaking this … >>> Read Full Story

The World Bank and Nigeria are in talks for as much as $2.5 billion in a new tranche of concessionary lending to Africa’s most populous country, the bank’s Vice President for Africa Hafez Ghanem has disclosed.
In the past year, Nigeria received $2.4 billion from the World Bank, Bloomberg quoted Ghanem to have said in an interview in Abuja Thursday.
“We’re talking about a new set of programs of about the same amount, it should be around $2.5 billion,” he said.

Faced with revenue shortfalls as the output and price of oil, Nigeria’s main export, fell in the past five years, President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration … >>> Read Full Story

Story Written By: by Temisan Amoye

By Chioma Onuegbu, Uyo
THE Nigerian Navy, Forward Operating Base, Ibaka, Mbo local government area, Akwa Ibom State, has arrested 12 suspects, seized 50 drums of illegal diesel (AGO) as well as 486 bags of smuggled rice from them.

Nigerian Navy

The Commanding Officer, FOB, Capt. Peter Yilme who spoke yesterday in Ibaka said Navy was determined to end smuggling on the waterways and warned the smugglers to desist from the illegal activity.

Yilme who was represented by Lieutenant  Commander Kareem Yusuf, Base Operations Officer, FOB, during the hand-over of the items to the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) and Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps … >>> Read Full Story

Story Written By: Wale Odunsi

The National Economic Council (NEC), comprising the Vice President, 36 state governors, governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Minister of Finance, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, among others met in Abuja on Thursday.
Speaking to newsmen, Gov. Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe State, disclosed that he and his colleagues discussed the Economic Management Team (EMT) and the newly formed Economic Advisory Council (EAC) with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.

Yahaya said: “Governors requested for clarification from NEC’s chairman-the vice president, on the relationship between NEC and the newly informed Economic Advisory Council.
“And the vice president explained that those councils are advisory for the … >>> Read Full Story

Brendan Cahill: one of the owners of P&ID. Court wounds up companybin NigeriaThe Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC has secured the conviction of commercial director of Process and Industrial Developments Limited, (P&ID), Mohammed Kuchazi and the company’s director of process, Adamu Usman.

Their company has been a nightmare for the Nigerian government and people after a UK commercial court endorsed its claim of $9.5 billion arbitration award over a gas supply contract.
The two directors were convicted today by Justice I. E. Ekwo of Federal High Court, sitting in Maitama, Abuja. Their company P&ID
claimed NihcThe judge sentenced the company, incorporated in British Virgin … >>> Read Full Story