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Temitope ‘Tope’ Iluyemi is the Director, Global Government Relations for Africa at Procter & Gamble.
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The Nigerian presidency said the conviction of embattled Justice Walter Onnoghen by the Code of Conduct Tribunal for false assets declaration is “a major victory for the anti-corruption policy of the Buhari administration”.
“The rule of law would lose its meaning and validity if only the weak, the poor and powerless are punished for their violations of the law. Countries succeed because the rule of law is evenly upheld and enforced,” President Muhammadu Buhari’s spokesman Garba Shehu said.
He added: “The war against corruption would go nowhere if the high and mighty are spared because of their influence and connections. You can’t fight corruption by allowing impunity because the rule of law cannot function where impunity is tolerated.”
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Femi Adesina,the special adviser on media and publicity to President Muhammadu Buhari, says 95% of APC lawmakers in the House of Reps are in support of Femi Gbajabiamila’s quest for the speakership of the green chamber.
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Members of Libya’s internationally recognised government forces evacuate an African family during the fighting with Eastern forces at Al-Swani area in Tripoli on Thursday.
The UN said Friday it had evacuated 163 refugees from war-ravaged Libya to neighbouring Niger, but more than 3,000 others were still trapped in detention centres affected by clashes.
The move marked the first evacuation of refugees and migrants out of Libya since fighting escalated in Tripoli two weeks ago, the UN refugee agency said.
“Given the situation in Libya, humanitarian evacuations are a lifeline for detained refugees whose lives are in jeopardy in Libya,” UN refugee chief Filippo Grandi said in a statement.
The operation came as fierce fighting continued between forces loyal to strongman Khalifa Haftar and those backing the internationally recognised Government of National Accord (GNA).
The renewed fighting has killed over 200 people and left more than 900 wounded, the World Health Organization said Thursday.
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Ford has gone further in the ultra-competitive light commercial vehicle (LCV) segment with the launch of the New Ranger for 2019. The new Ranger was launched in Pretoria, South Africa, recently, and it features an extensive range of mechanical, technological, and comfort upgrades that make the Ranger an even more compelling choice amongst workhorse and leisure-oriented pick-up customers.
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The Nigerian Senate on Thursday passed a new bill, which provided for penalties against gas flaring and other malpractices in the oil and gas sector. The last legislation on gas flaring, the Associated Gas Re-injection Act of 1979, came into force 40 years ago, and since then there has been no review or amendment of the Act despite its devastating effect on the host communities.
One of the highlights of the new Bill is that any licensee who supplies inaccurate data to the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) or to any other lawful authority will be liable, upon conviction to a fine of ₦10 million or be committed to prison for a term of six months or both.
Other objectives of the Bill include ensuring that natural gas is not flared or vented in any oil and gas production operation, block or field, onshore or offshore, or any gas facility, which shall commence operations after the commencement of the Act.
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“African music is in its infancy as sound culture in mainstream foreign spaces. It’s still largely a niche genre pushing for a seat at the table, ” writes Joey Akan (@joeyakan), today in The Guardian, as he looks at how seeing Mr Eazi and Burna Boy headline Coachella is a beauty to behold and why Burna Boy’s fight for recognition as the “African Giant” won’t move the needle.
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The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) reacted cautiously yesterday to news that President Muhammadu Buhari has assented to the proposed N30,000 National Minimum Wage Bill. The movement needs concrete proof that the president has indeed signed the law, said NLC General Secretary Dr Peter Ozo-Eson.
“Considering the inconsistencies in the polity, we are treading cautiously and hoping that is true. We will react officially when we see concrete evidence later in the day or tomorrow. But for now, the NLC does not have an official position,” he said.
Also, some financial experts expressed concern that unless the Federal Government creates an alternative source to fund the wage, the anticipated impact might not be felt in the economy. They said that considering the nation’s huge debt profile, the Federal Government might be constrained in terms of funding the new wage and may eventually opt for the removal of fuel subsidy.

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Pick up a copy of The Guardian on the newsstands as Lolade Adewuyi (@jololade) looks at how it is not enough that the NTA now has broadcast rights to the 2019 AFCON, but needs to become a big player in domestic sports content by evolving its operations and ensuring that more local sports events are seen and consumed via its network of stations.
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Chelsea's Brazilian midfielder Willian (R) vies with Slavia Prague's Czech defender Ondrej Kudela during the UEFA Europa League Quarter-Final second leg football match between Chelsea and Slavia Prague at Stamford Bridge stadium in London on April 18, 2019.

Chelsea were given a fright by Slavia Prague in a 4-3 home win on Thursday that saw them to a 5-3 aggregate victory and a place in the semi-finals of the Europa League.

Already 1-0 up from the first leg, Chelsea were cruising when they scored three more goals in the first 17 minutes at Stamford Bridge courtesy of Pedro, an own-goal by Simon Deli and Olivier Giroud and were 4-1 ahead on the night at half-time.

But having been facing a rout, the Czech visitors restored their pride with two early second-half goals from Petr Sevcik as they threatened a remarkable comeback.

Chelsea, however, held on and the London club will face Eintracht Frankfurt for a place in the final after the German side beat Benfica 2-0 to go through on away goals after the tie ended level at 4-4 after two legs.

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