Thisday Newspaper News Today Wednesday 17th February 2021

Thisday Newspaper News Today Wednesday 17th February 2021

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target=_blank rel=noopener>How FBI Warned FG, CBN on Scammers Using Cryptocurrencies to Defraud the West

•Christine Lagarde: Bitcoin facilitates questionable transactions •Nigeria surged to second highest crypto destination in the world raking $200 to $300million a week without underlining economic activity, alarming the CBN •FG alarmed kidnappers had switched to bitcoin for ransom payments Tobi Soniyi in Lagos and Chuks Okocha in Abuja More facts have emerged on why the

target=_blank rel=noopener>Like Jonathan, Corruption Thrives under Buhari

· Nigeria records 26.5 average points under Buhari · Buhari’s anti-graft war has failed, say CSOs Gboyega Akinsanmi Corrupt practices flourish in Nigeria under the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari just like it did under the government of Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, Corruption Perception Indexes (CPIs) of Transparency International (TI) have revealed. While Nigeria scored 25.5



target=_blank rel=noopener>How Troops Overran Terrorist Camps, Killed 60 Insurgents in North-east

•NEF: Arrest, prosecute criminal herdsmen •CAN advises FG to seek help from US, Isreal Chuks Okocha, Kingsley Nwezeh and Onyebuchi Ezigbo in Abuja Troops backed by the Air Task Force of Operation Lafiya Dole, at the weekend, overran some terrorist camps in the North-east, killing over 60 insurgents. Coming after a recent visit to Borno

target=_blank rel=noopener>Nigeria Pre-qualified for COVID-19 Vaccines, Not Disqualified, Says WHO

•Country to get 16m doses of AstraZeneca vaccines •Israeli hospital allegedly finds cure for virus Deji Elumoye and Onyebuchi Ezigbo in Abuja The World Health Organisation (WHO) has said Nigeria is among countries pre-qualified to access COVID-19 vaccines through the COVAX facility. WHO said contrary to reports about the exclusion of Nigeria from vaccine deployment,

target=_blank rel=noopener>US’ Endorsement Clears Road for Okonjo-Iweala as WTO DG

•Buhari: Nigeria’ll work closely with America Deji Elumoye in Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed the readiness of Nigeria to collaborate with the United States of America following its endorsement of Nigeria’s Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, as the sole candidate for the office of Director-General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO). The President, in a release

target=_blank rel=noopener>Presidency: Appointment of Ex-Service Chiefs, Reward for Hard Work

•Berates PDP for unwarranted attacks on nominees Deji Elumoye in Abuja The Presidency, Saturday, stoutly defended the nomination of immediate past service chiefs as non-career ambassadors by President Muhammadu Buhari, saying it is reward for their hard work and exceptional service to fatherland. In a statement by Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to

target=_blank rel=noopener>ANAP, Media to Name, Shame COVID-19 Regulations Flouters

Tobi Soniyi The Anap Foundation COVID-19 Think Tank is collaborating with media houses to name and shame influential people, who openly flout Covid-19 regulations and protocols. In a statement jointly signed by Atedo Peterside and Abubakar Siddique Mohammed, chairman and vice-chairman respectively, the foundation expressed concerns that many people including those in influential positions were



target=_blank rel=noopener>With $60 Per Barrel, FG in Dilemma over Deregulation

· Fear of social disturbances stalls new pump price · FG now subsidising PMS without budgetary provision Gboyega Akinsanmi As Brent Crude traded at $59.34 per barrel at the international oil market on Friday, the federal government is in a dilemma to increase the pump prices of premium motor spirit (PMS) or subsidise the product

target=_blank rel=noopener>Drug Trafficker Excretes 86 Wraps of Cocaine at Abuja Airport

Kasim Sumaina in Abuja A suspected drug trafficker intercepted by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja has excreted 86 wraps of cocaine. The suspect, Oluchukwu Onu Friday, aged 39 was arrested during the outward clearance of an India bound Ethiopian Airline ET910 en route Abuja-Addis

target=_blank rel=noopener>PAPSD Rejects Court Ruling on Mandamus to Probe Yari

• Asks lawyer to appeal decision Tobi Soniyi The Patriots for the Advancement of Peace and Social Development (PAPSD) has rejected the judgment of a Federal High Court that its application for an order of mandamus to compel the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to prosecute a former of Zamfara State Governor, Abubakar Yari was

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