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Amb. Houssam Diab with Abirre Dabiri-Erewa

Trafficking: Lebanese embassy suspends issuance of working visas to Nigerians

Sequel to influx of some Nigerians to Lebanon to work, and complaints of maltreatment from some Nigerian domestic workers there, Amb. Houssam Diab, the Lebanese Ambassador to Nigeria said on Thursday that the Embassy has suspended issuing working visas to Nigerians seeking to work in Lebanon, particularly for...

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African Chamber Chief says US mistaken about AfDB’s Adesina

The Vice President, Pan African Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Prince Adetokunbo Kayode, has said the American Treasury Department is mistaken about its call for a fresh probe of the President of the African Development Bank, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, calling for engagement with Washington on the issue. The chamber leader...



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Gov. Sanwo-Olu and others sign the N100bn bond

Lagos raises N100bn bond to finance infrastructure

Lagos State Government has opened a new chapter in its stride towards attaining self-sustenance in finance and governance. Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Wednesday, signed documents for the issuance of N100.33 billion bond, which the State raised from capital market to fund infrastructure and pressing capital projects. At a signing ceremony...



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I have missed football so much, says Liverpool coach Klopp

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says he is "really happy to be back" to watch his "wonderful football team again" as they continue preparations for the Premier League's return on 17 June. Klopp's side are 25 points clear at the top of the table and chasing the club's first league title...
Barcelona beat Real Sociedad in their final La Liga match before lockdown

La Liga: Barcelona to resume title defence against Real Mallorca on...

Barcelona will resume their La Liga title defence against Real Mallorca following the coronavirus shutdown. Football was suspended in Spain on 12 March but Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez has said it can resume. Barca will travel to face Real Mallorca on 13 June, two days after the season resumes when Real...





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