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President Buhari inaugurates food security council

President Muhammadu Buhari will on Monday, inaugurate National Food Security Council with the aim of evolving sustainable solutions to protracted violence being unleashed on farmers by herders.

$40 million fraud: Ex-President Jonathan’s cousin knows fate March 29

Justice Nnamdi Dimgba of the Federal High Court, Abuja, will on March 29 decide whether or not Robert Azibaola, a cousin to former President Goodluck Jonathan, has case to answer in the 7-count charge of money laundering and criminal breach of trust preferred against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

Central bank delays monetary policy meeting

The next Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting will hold between seven to 10 days behind schedule, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) governor, Godwin Emefiele, said on Thursday.

Keystone Bank partners NIPOST, launches agency banking

One of Nigeria’s most reliable financial institutions, Keystone Bank Limited has launched ‘KeyServ’ (An Agency Banking Proposition) to serve customers outside its conventional brick & Mortar mode of banking.

Godwin Emefiele: MPC meeting to hold after Senate confirmation of central bank deputy governors

The Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, said on Thursday the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting would hold between seven and 10 days after the Senate confirms the list of deputy governors and MPC members submitted by President Muhammadu Buhari.

President Buhari inaugurates N50 billion Sunti Golden Sugar Estate in Niger

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday inaugurated N50 billion Golden Sugar Estate in Sunti, Mokwa Local Government Area of Niger State.

Central bank, others brainstorm on new bank customers target

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), bank operators and other stakeholders in the financial sector on Thursday deliberated on ways to ensure financial inclusion of additional 7.6 million Nigerians in 2018.

AfDB gives Nigeria $300m to tackle youth unemployment

The Federal Government on Thursday said the African Development Bank has approved a $300m loan to contribute to job creation, food security and nutrition, rural income generation and improved livelihood for youths in both urban and rural areas in the country.

Justice Kolawole criticises EFCC, withdraws from alleged N3.1 billion corruption case

Justice Gabriel Kolawole of the Federal High Court, Abuja has lambasted the Economic and Financial crimes Commission (EFCC) display of gross misconduct in the prosecution of an alleged N3.1 billion corruption case by the anti-graft agency.

DMO: Nigeria’s debt hit N21.7 trillion in 2017

Nigeria’s total national debt grew to N21.7 trillion ($70.92 billion) at the end of December 2017, the Director-General of Nigeria’s Debt Management Office told a news briefing on Wednesday.

House of Reps probes NHIS over N10 billion withdrawal from TSA

The House of Representatives has resolved to investigate the alleged withdrawal of N10 billion from the Treasury Single Account (TSA) of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) domiciled in the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).

Senate to confirm central bank deputy govs, monetary policy c’ttee members

The Senate has approved that the nominees for the positions of Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria and members of the Monetary Policy Committee be screened for confirmation.

Minister Fashola accuses GenCos of plotting to sabotage power supply

Babatunde Fashola, Minister of Power, Works and Housing, on Monday accused power generating companies in the country of planning to disrupt energy supply to sabotage government’s efforts to revamp the economy through improved electrification of the country.

Central bank injects another $210m into foreign exchange market

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) in its quest to guarantee the availability of foreign exchange for customers’ needs has injected another 210 million dollars into the foreign exchange market.


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Indications emerged on Sunday that President Muhammadu Buhari cancelled his scheduled trip to Kigali, Rwanda, because enough consultation was not made before the Federal Executive Council approved the signing of the framework agreement for establishing the African Continental Free Trade Area.

Governor Lalong raises alarm over threats to peace in Plateau

Plateau State Governor Simon Lalong says that the peace and stability of the state is under threat by some forces determined to take the state back to the crises of the past.

President Buhari, governors attend Osinbajo daughter’s private wedding in Abuja

President Muhammadu Buhari accompanied by his wife, Aisha, were among top government functionaries, which included governors, National Assembly members and captains of industry that attended the wedding of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo’s daughter, Damilola.

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TomTom named official candy of Super Eagles

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INEC to burn all unclaimed PVC

THE Independent National electoral commission, (INEC) on Monday an unclaimed Permanent Voters Cards (PVC) at its various offices across the country would be burnt.

OPS still dissatisfied with percentage of reduction in Lagos land use charge – Olusegun Oshinowo

The Organised Private Sector says it is not satisfied with the Lagos State Government’s reduction in the percentage rate on Land Use Charge and other taxes.

Pro-Buhari group begs Governor Ambode to repeal land use charge

The Buhari Youth Organisation (BYO), Lagos state chapter, on Thursday appealed to Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos state to rescind the controversial new Land Use Charge (LUC) Act, 2018.

Ahmed Musa: CSKA win over Akhmat was hard-earned

Nigeria forward, Ahmed Musa, has admitted that his club, CSKA Moscow, were made to sweat for their win against FK Akhmat in the Russia Premier League game on Sunday.

Governor Emmanuel outlaws 33 cult groups in Akwa Ibom

Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State has signed the Cultism and other Violent Behaviour Prohibition Order 2018.