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Amuneke credits Buhari after Eaglets batter Brazil. Golden Eaglets’ Head Coach, Emmanuel Amuneke has yet again thanked Nigerians with special kudos for President Muhammadu Buhari after his wards decimated the A Selecao of Brazil 3-0 in Sunday’s quarter-final match at the FIFA U-17 World Cup in Vina del Mar.

Amuneke credits Buhari after Eaglets batter Brazil

Among the goals for the four-time champions within a spate of five minutes in the first half, were Victor Osimhen, who took his tally to eight goals in five matches, as well as midfielder Kingsley Michael and Udochukwu Anumudu. Tyson Fury will be tough – Klitschko. Mourinho is the right man to turn things around – Mikel. Chelsea midfielder John Mikel Obi has voiced his backing for his under-fire manager, Jose Mourinho.

Mourinho is the right man to turn things around – Mikel

Mikel is confident the Portuguese is the right man to turn things around. “The goals and wins are not coming but you can see we are playing for the manager and are right behind him. There is no doubt about it. SECURITY COOPERATION AMONG ECOWAS MEMBER-STATES. As the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) recently marked the 40th commemorative anniversary of its formation, it is reasonably appropriate to reflect that after four decades of its founding, ECOWAS is still waxing strong in spite of the inherent complexities and diverse nature of member-states.


Established by the Treaty of Lagos and signed in May 28, 1975, ECOWAS seeks to promote cooperation and integration in the context of an economic union of West Africa in order to raise the living standards of its people, to maintain and increase economic stability, to strengthen relations among the member-states and contribute to the progress and development of the African continent. Though, the initial objectives were essentially economic, the Community however took on political and security issues as well. In 1990, it established a peacekeeping force, ECOMOG, to help deal with various conflicts plaguing the region, particularly in Liberia and Sierra Leone.

19yr-old undergraduate wins MBGA 2015 pageant. Miss Debbie Douglas, 19-year-old Political Science student of Nasarawa State University, has won the 2015 edition of the Most Beautiful Girl in Abuja (MBGA) beauty pageant.

19yr-old undergraduate wins MBGA 2015 pageant

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the Cross River State born beauty queen beat 31 other contestants on Sunday to emerge the new FCT Queen. This year’s edition of the MBGA pageant, which started in 2001 and organised by Dolce Entertainment Ltd, marked the 15th anniversary of the annual event. NAN report that the contest is organised annually to discover and develop beauty queens in the FCT. Mr Ejiro Okpihwo, Chief Executive, Dolce Entertainment, said that the MBGA pageant serve as platform to empower young Nigerian ladies from different background. APC’s self implosion and Bayelsa’s December 5 guber poll. EMMA ALOZIE looks at how the internal crisis rocking the All Progressives Congress, APC in Bayelsa State is seriously damaging its chances of unseating the PDP Bayelsa State is a known enclave of the Peoples Democratic Party, the immediate past ruling party at the centre.

APC’s self implosion and Bayelsa’s December 5 guber poll

Time was when the most important ticket in the state used to be the PDP’s ticket. Group cautions FG against witch-hunting Jonathan’s ministers. The Niger Delta Grassroots Emancipation has condemned what it described as a deliberate attempt by the APC led federal government to rubbish the legacies of ministers who served under former President Goodluck Jonathan.

Group cautions FG against witch-hunting Jonathan’s ministers

A’Ibom tribunal ruling: Emmanuel remains the gov, Buhari’s aide declares. Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Senator Ita Enang has risen in defence of Governor Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom to remain in office despite the ruling of the state governorship election petition tribunal cancelling elections in 18 of the 31 councils of the state.

A’Ibom tribunal ruling: Emmanuel remains the gov, Buhari’s aide declares

The judgment, which has elicited calls from the opposition All Progressives Congress, APC for Emmanuel to vacate office as according to them the result of the 13 remaining councils “makes him ineligible to remain as governor of the state. BVN: Banks bar unregistered customers from financial transactions. In line with the Central Bank of Nigeria’s, CBN, directives on Bank Verification Number, BVN, commercial banks in the Federal capital territory, FCT, have commenced restricting defaulting customers from embarking on financial transactions, following failure to comply with the deadline of October 31.

BVN: Banks bar unregistered customers from financial transactions

A bank official with Fidelity Bank PLC at the federal secretariat, Abuja, who preferred anonymity, said all accounts without BVN have been frozen and barred from carrying out bank debit transactions in compliance with CBN directives to all commercial banks operating in the country. FG to raise N123bn in Treasury Bills. Stocks depreciate by 0.14% TRADING activities on the floor of the Nigerian Stock Exchange closed on a negative note on Monday as NSE ASI depreciated by 0.14% to close at 29,136.85basis points, compared with the 0.87% depreciation recorded previously.

Stocks depreciate by 0.14%

Its Year-to-Date, YTD, returns currently stands at 15.93%. Market breadth closed negative as AIICO led 11gainers against 27losers topped by Transexpress at the end of yesterday’s session- an unimproved performance when compared with previous outlook. Market turnover closes positive as volume moved up by 20.05% against 20.05% decline recorded in the previous session. Fidelity Bank gross earnings hit N106.6bn. FIDELITY Bank Plc has released its third quarter result for the period ended September 30, 2015 posting an increase of 11.0 percent and 1.8 percent in its gross earnings and profit respectively.

Fidelity Bank gross earnings hit N106.6bn

Gross earnings grew from N96.0 billion in the nine month period to N106.6 billion in the third quarter of 2015. Profit After Tax, PAT went up by 1.8 percent to N11.4 billion as against N11.2 billion made in the comparable period of last year. While total equity increased by 4.2 percent to N180.3 billion from N173.1billion as at December 2014, operating income stood at N62.0 billion, a 9.7 percent rise compared to N56.5 billion in the nine month period.

Commenting on the result, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Fidelity Bank Plc, Nnamdi Okonkwo stated that business operations during the period under review were constrained by regulatory and economic pressures arising from currency devaluation concerns, tight monetary stance, and implementation of the Treasury Single Account, TSA. Plateau CP urges peace among communities. Plateau State Commissioner of Police, Adekunle Oladunjoye has called on aggrieved communities in Plateau to embrace peace and work collectively towards the overall development of the state. He said the command will partner with the media in instituting the culture of community policing where high level of professionalism will be maintained in the interest of peace and harmony in the state. Mr. Rival cult clash kills 4 in Ebonyi. No fewer than four persons have been shot dead and many others sustained bullet wounds following a clash between two rival cult groups in Ebonyi state, according to investigation.

But the Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, ASP George Okafor, who confirmed the development simply said “about four or five persons have been killed. Nigerian Pilot gathered that the clash which has spread all over the state started in Ebonyi State University community, the week final year students finished their final exams. AIG, others partner on peace in Rivers, A’Ibom. Assistant Inspector- General of Police, AIG, in charge of Zone Six, Mr. Baba Adisa Bolanta, has said that the command will increase its collaboration with the Nigerian Army, Navy, Air force and the Department of State Services, DSS, in its fight against crime and insecurity in Rivers and Akwa Ibom States. Bolanta disclosed this while speaking with newsmen at the command’s headquarters at Moscow Road in Port Harcourt, yesterday, shortly after a meeting of security stakeholders in Rivers State, made up of heads of the Army, Police, Navy, Air force, DSS as well as community leaders.

He disclosed that the zonal command has increased its personnel and equipments in the two states to adequately combat insecurity. Senate set to transmit list of confirmed ministers-designate. Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki is expected to formally communicate President Muhammadu Buhari today on the list of ministerial nominees screened and confirmed by the upper legislative chamber for the inauguration of his cabinet members. Nigerian Pilot gathered yesterday in Abuja that the senate in session has to adopt the votes and proceedings of Thursday, October 29 plenary at its sitting today before Saraki could communicate the Presidency on the matter. PDP rejects Borno senatorial bye-election. Gunmen abducts RCCG Pastor, 2 others in Bayelsa. Unknown gunmen recently abducted Mr.

Mark Christmas, a Pastor in the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, New Anointing Chapel, Yenagoa Local Government Area of Bayelsa State. N2.05trn alleged fraud: Senate resumes Lamorde’s probe next week. Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Mr. Lawyer drags Attorney General, NASS to court over new legislation. World Bank lauds Anambra Govt’s education programme. Amnesty: N’Delta students protest denial of visas to UK. South-East, South-South roads are death traps – Gov Emmanuel. Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom has described most federal roads in the South-South and South-East geo-political zones as death traps, calling on the federal government to declare a state of emergency on them. Shehu Sani to El-Rufai: You’re irresponsible. Prison Service significant to fight against insecurity in Nigeria – ACG.

The Assistant Controller-General, ACG of Prison, Zone E, Owerri, Mr. Christopher Ntewo, in a special visit said that, the prison service was significant to the fight against insurgency in the country. Ntewo stated this after inspecting Okaka prison in Yenagoa Local Government Area of Bayelsa, at the weekend, urging the state and federal governments to strengthen the state command for effective service delivery. Nasarawa LGs received N4.3 billion bailout fund – ALGON. Nasarawa State Local government councils have received N4.3 billion bailout fund from the State Government to pay salaries of their workers.

Alhaji Suleiman Wanbai, Chairman of Lafia Local Government Area and Chairman of Association of Local Governments of Nigeria, ALGON, Nasarawa state chapter made this known at a press conference in Lafia on Sunday. Osun, Kwara Speakers call for legislative autonomy. Edo Assembly denies plot against Speaker Edoror. FG frowns at off campus accommodation in universities. Suspension of LG chairmen: PDP tasks Oshiomhole on due process. Flood disaster: Delta Govt calls for Nigeria/Cameroon Joint Commission. Nigeria’s development depends on creation of more states – Don. Insurgency: IDPs applaud UNFPA for humanitarian support. Doctors urge increased efforts to stop vaccine preventable diseases.

Saraki embarks on fence-mending with PDP. New cabinet: Senate delays swearing-in. Downstream sales in Sept hit N38.67bn – NNPC. Nestle Nigeria records 2.2% profit growth in 9 months. Tantoro was a passionate advocate of unity – Atiku. UK warship finally departs Nigeria. Rivers PDP warns against dragging judiciary into politics. Nestle Nigeria records 2.2% profit growth in 9 months. Buhari’s first 11 (Part 1) Saraki: How Amaechi’s screening may have sealed his fate. Che hits Nigeria music industry with a bang. MAKING NIGERIA work again. Chelsea’s Diego Costa could face 4-match ban. Capello wants to replace Mourinho at Chelsea. Eaglets wallop Brazil, qualifies for semi-final.

Bauchi plans to fence NYSC Camp. Son beats 84-year-old mum to death. Senate Presidency: Saraki walks tightrope. Tinubu pained by Emir of Borgu’s passage. New tax regime good – Gov Umahi. No devt in Adamawa for half a century – SSG Bindir. INEC gets a roof in Delta. Nasarawa ASUSS decries removal of members’ names from. Emir of Borgu was an exemplary leader- Ex-gov Babangida Aliyu. Dickson gives automatic employment to volunteers. NUJ, UNESCO collaborate to end crimes against journalists. Oyo-Ita pledges to restore efficiency in civil service. UNICEF begins measles immunisation in Zamfara. We’re working to strengthen naira – Emefiele.

Ogun goes tough on deforestation. Presidency donates relief materials to Adamawa flood victims. Group criticises call for Naira devaluation. 200 die in Egypt plane crash… as ISIS claims responsibility. Q3: Sterling Bank gross earnings rise to N82bn. FG co-operative society to acquire Kogi MFB. Group criticises call for Naira devaluation. Senate Presidency: Saraki walks tightrope. SEC moves to enhance financial planning skills among workers. AfDB conference to address poverty, inequality. WB rates Nigerian business climate poor. Adenuga affirms faith in Nigerian economy. INEC to deregister 22 parties as SDP thumbs up for Falae. Group rejects call for Bala’s probe. Judgement debts: How Buhari’s Minister of Justice should emerge – Nafada. Terrorism: Military officers’ wives empower widows, children of fallen heroes. Youths demand Goje returns alleged stolen funds. Gov Bello submits first batch of Commissioner nominees to Assembly. Court rules on Suswam vs Ortom suit November 9.

Rivers poll: Market women protest Tribunal’s decision. I’ll expose Ortom’s dirty deals – Suswam. I’ll re-jig federal civil service – Oyo-Ita. 27 dead after nightclub fire , 155 injured. CBN ties FOREX transactions to BVN. SEC moves to enhance financial planning skills among workers. AfDB conference to address poverty, inequality. WB rates Nigerian business climate poor. Adenuga affirms faith in Nigerian economy. Rivers Tribunal ruling: APC governorship candidate lied-PDP insists. APC can’t take over South-South states from PDP – Onuesoke. Gov. Abubakar urges APC governors to emphasise local revenue generation. I have no plan of sending Suswam to jail – Ortom. OCJ Okocha slams judiciary, insists Wike will win re-run. NEC: An agenda for Prof Yakubu. Adekola, Femi Adebayo battle for Best Male Actor. NBC moves against homosexuality.