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target=_blank rel=noopener>Alibaba founder Jack Ma resurfaces in Hong Kong

Alibaba Group founder Jack Ma, largely out of public view since a regulatory clampdown started on his business empire late last year, is currently in Hong Kong and has met business associates in recent days, two sources told Reuters. The Chinese billionaire has been keeping a low profile since delivering a speech in October last…
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target=_blank rel=noopener>IMF chief Georgieva speaks after allegations of data manipulation

Following allegations of data manipulation in favour of China, the head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Kristalina Georgieva, plans to make a public statement on Wednesday. The scandal is likely to overshadow Georgieva’s regularly scheduled press conference at the joint annual meeting of the World Bank and IMF in Washington. World Bank chief David…
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Ebonyi committed to financial autonomy for judiciary – Umahi

The Ebonyi Government is completely committed to the autonomy of the judiciary, Governor Dave Umahi has said. Umahi made this known at an event with the theme, ‘The Judiciary and Journey to Independence’, held at the Ebonyi Court Complex, to usher in the 2021 – 2022 Legal Year. “We have signed into law the ‘Judicial…
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Reps adopt reports on South-West, North-Central commissions

The House of Representatives has adopted reports on the establishment of a South West Development Commission and a South East Development Commission. The House considered and adopted the reports at plenary on Tuesday. This is just as the lawmakers passed for second reading another bill seeking to establish a North Central Development Commission. The SEDC…
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target=_blank rel=noopener>13-year-old girl leads call for legislation against underage marriage in Adamawa

Minors in Adamawa State have sought the protection of underage girls from early marriages through the enactment of child rights protection bill that will stop parents from giving them out for marriage until they complete secondary school. This is just as the girls called for legislations for the prohibition of early marriage in the state….
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target=_blank rel=noopener>PICTORIAL: Chiwetalu Agu visits Ozekhome after release from DSS custody

Nollywood actor, Chiwetalu Agu, and representatives of the Actors Guild of Nigeria paid a courtesy visit to human rights lawyer, Mike Ozekhome (SAN), after the actor’s release from the Department of State Services. According to the lawyer, the secret police released Agu because they didn’t find anything incriminating on the actor’s phones. Ozekhome made this…
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target=_blank rel=noopener>2023: Zoning of presidency undemocratic, says SDP

The Chairman, Social Democratic Party, Delta Chapter, Mr Oke Idawene, says zoning the 2023 presidency to a particular region of the country is undemocratic and should be discouraged. He said this on Tuesday in Abuja while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria, saying that his party was opposed to zoning. Idawene said the SDP…
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Poverty makes people reject cosmetic surgeries, says ex-BBNaija star, Khloe

Reality TV show star, Oluwabusayo Victoria Abiri, popularly known as Khloe, has spoken about her cosmetic surgery. In a chat with Video Jockey, Ehizojie Okoeguale, popularly known as Ehiz, Khloe noted that she was scared when she underwent the surgery. In a video snippet, she said, “I made up my mind in less than two…
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Nigeria loses billions yearly to non-passage of water bill – FG

The Minister of Water Resources Suleiman Adamu, on Tuesday, said Nigeria loses billions yearly for not passing the Water Resources Bill into law. The minister who was represented by the Executive Director, National Integrated Water Resource Management Commission Magashi Bashir, said this to journalists at the commission’s office in Abuja. Bashir, speaking on behalf of…
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target=_blank rel=noopener>E-transmission: Money politics, mediocrity, political blackmailing’ll vanish, says Gumi

Controversial Islamic scholar and preacher, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, has hailed the decision by the Senate which allows the Independent National Electoral Commission to transmit election results electronically. In a post on Facebook, the cleric said the development will reduce rigging and votes manipulation which bad politicians have been using to hold the country at its…
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