Abu Dhabi state investment fund Mubadala has pulled out of Etisalat Nigeria after the telecoms firm failed to renegotiate a $1.2 billion loan taken out four years ago with 13 Nigerian banks, the central bank said on Friday. It gave no details on what it meant by “pulled out” but said it had intervened in…… Continue reading Abu Dhabi’s Mubadala fund pulls out of Etisalat Nigeria
Nigeria’s legal practitioners privileges committee has stripped a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, B. I. Nwofor, of his title as senior advocate. The decision which was taken at the committee’s 126th general meeting held on June 22 was contained in a letter from the privileges committee signed by the Chief Registrar of the Supreme Court, Ahmed…… Continue reading Senior Nigerian lawyer stripped of SAN title.
The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, has said the Nigerian Police Force (NPF) has perfected plans to withdraw its mobile personnel attached to important personalities in the country back to the barracks. According to him, the measure was intended to bring the police closer to Nigerians Idris disclosed this on Friday during an interactive…… Continue reading We will withdraw all mobile policemen from VIPs in Nigeria – Police IGP, Idris.
The Nigerian state security agency announced on Friday that it thwarted plans by militants to detonate explosives in four cities in the north of the country during celebrations to mark the Islamic Eid al-Fitre holiday. The Department of State Services (DSS) said the attacks were planned in Kano, Sokoto, Kaduna and Maiduguri during the June…… Continue reading Terror Attacks Planned for Eid Holiday Foiled in Nigeria
According to their Twitter profile, Southampton has officially confirmed Mauricio Pellegrino’s choice as a new coach. The Argentine tactician has signed a three-year contract with the English club, taking over for the exiting Claude Puel. For Southhampton, Pellegrino becomes their third coach in three years, as Puel and Ronald Koeman occupied the bench before him.…… Continue reading Southampton name former Liverpool player Pellegrini new coach.
Gunmen attacked buses and a truck taking a group of Coptic Christians to a monastery in southern Egypt on Friday, killing 26 people and wounding 25 others, witnesses and the Health Ministry said. An Interior Ministry spokesman said the unidentified gunmen had arrived in three four-wheel-drive vehicles. Eyewitnesses said masked men stopped the two buses…… Continue reading Gunmen kill 26 in attack on Christians in Egypt.
The Duke of Edinburgh has announced his retirement from public engagements from autumn this year, Buckingham Palace has announced. The 95-year-old Prince Philip has the full support of the Queen. The announcement was made after all members of the Queen’s household were gathered at Buckingham Palace for a highly unusual staff meeting. In a statement,…… Continue reading Prince Philip to retire from public engagements, says palace.