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Buhari reappoints heads of Petroleum Agencies

President Muhammadu Buhari has renewed the appointments of Chief Executive Officers of agencies under the Ministry of Petroleum Resources. The agencies are Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF), Petroleum Equalization Fund (PEF), and Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB). President Buhari’s action was contained in a statement issued on Friday by his Special Adviser on Media

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Don’t mess with Turkey, Erdogan warns Macron

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday warned his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron "not to mess" with Turkey, as tensions between the Nato allies escalate. "Don't mess with the Turkish people. Don't mess with Turkey," Mr Erdogan said during a televised speech in Istanbul on the 40th anniversary of the 1980 military coup. Mr Macron has

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INEC to start e-balloting from 2021

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has indicated that electronic balloting will be used for future elections in the country beginning from the November 2021 Anambra State governorship election. The commission, however, emphasised that full deployment of Electronic Voting Machine (EVM), which will include e-transmission of results would only be implemented when the electoral act

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Microsoft says Russia, China and Iran trying to hack 2020 US election

A Russian military hacking group that was caught meddling in the 2016 presidential race has shifted tactics ahead of the November election, Microsoft said Thursday. Hackers in China and Iran have also stepped up efforts to obtain password information for people involved in the campaigns of President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden, the

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UAE to deports Nigerians, others after Nov deadline

Nigerians and other foreigners in the United Arab Emirates whose resident visas had expired have till November 17 to leave the Gulf country. This followed the suspension of visa extension for foreign residents and expatriates by the UAE government on account of the COVID-19 pandemic. Previously, residents with visas that expired before March 1 had until August

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