WTO Okonjo-Iweala, remains in the race as three candidates dropped

World Trade Organization dropped three candidates from the race to be the next Director-General of the body. It also plans to reduce the contestants to two final candidates in the coming weeks. Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala still remained in the race, according to Bloomberg on Friday. Okonjo-Iweala is a former finance minister in Nigeria and former Managing Director of the World …

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Juventus terminate Higuain contract, to lose €18.3m

Serie A champions Juventus confirmed on Thursday they had terminated Argentina striker Gonzalo Higuain’s contract by mutual consent. The former Real Madrid and Napoli forward is reportedly set to join David Beckham’s Major League Soccer franchise Inter Miami. “This operation generates a negative economic effect of approximately €18.3m on the 2019/20 financial year due to the residual value write-down of …

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Babalakin resigns as UNILAG’s council chairman

Bi-Courtney Nigeria Limited, Wale Babalakin Dr Babawale Babalakin has resigned his position as chairman of the University of Lagos, UNILAG, governing council chairman. Following what looked like an irreconcilable difference between the now-former council chairman and the Academic Staff Union of University, UNILAG chapter, Babalakin has finally tendered his resignation. The Federal Government, in August, wielded the big axe by …

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Federal Government orders all bank, account holders to re-register

The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) The Federal Government has ordered all account holders in the country’s financial institutions to register their details again. The order was given despite the possession of the Bank Verification Number and the National Identification Number by account holders. This new order was disclosed by the government on its Twitter account, @NigeriaGov, on Thursday. …

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Federal Government asks schools to conduct weekly COVID-19 assessment

Director General of the NCDC, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu Govt to suspend passports of errant travellers for six months Asking students for test fees unnecessary burden on parents –PTF Olalekan Adetayo, Friday Olokor and Ade Adesomoju The Federal Government has released more guidelines that will prevent the spread of COVID-19 as more states fully reopen schools on Monday. The Nigeria Centre …

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