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CSOs hail Governor Abdulaziz Yari’s strides in agriculture, education, others

A coalition of Civil Society Groups (CSOs) has lauded Gov. Abdulaziz Yari of Zamafara State on his achievements in agriculture, Information Technology Communication (ICT), healthcare, education, among others.

NYCN lauds PDP over successful national convention

The National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) has commended the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) for successfully conducting its national convention.

Group plans one week rally against Governor Okorocha’s government

A group known as the Imo People’s Action for Democracy, IPAD, has announced that it will hold a one week rally in Owerri, the Imo State capital against the Governor Rochas Okorocha-led government

CSOs raise alarm over alleged ceding of Nigerian waterways

A coalition of Civil Society Groups (CSOs) has called on the House of Representatives to probe alleged ceding of the patrol of Nigerian coastal waterways to a foreign security firm.

President Buhari should sack everyone involved in Abdulrasheed Maina’s reinstatement – CNPP

The Conference of Nigeria Political Parties, CNPP, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to, without further delay, sack everyone involved in the recall and reinstatement of former Chairman of the Presidential Taskforce on Pension Reforms, Abdulrasheed Maina.

CSOs urge National Assembly to probe alleged ceding of waterways to Israeli firm

A coalition of civil society groups has urged the National Assembly to probe the ceding of Nigerian coastal waterways to an Israeli firm.

Energy thieves will be prosecuted – Babatunde Fashola

The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola on Friday said some influential people in the country were not paying for power, adding that plans were on to prosecute them and drag them into the energy payment net.

Tackling ownership opacity in the extractive sectors

I am honoured to have the privilege of addressing you at this important event. Let me start by commending President Joko Widodo and the government and the people of Indonesia for graciously hosting this conference, and for their remarkable hospitality since we arrived.

$25bn oil deal: VP Yemi Osinbajo approved loans not contracts – Presidency

The Presidency has again faulted claims that $25 billion oil contracts were awarded by the the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) or is $25 billion NNPC fund missing.

Enugu joins Open Govt Partnership

Enugu State Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi has approved the state’s membership of Open Government Partnership, OGP, in Nigeria.

You are minister for information, not propaganda – Reno tells Lai

Reno Omokri, former aide of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, has advised Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture, to stop spreading propaganda.

Anti-kidnapping police shot dead in A’Ibom

A 33-year-old anti-kidnapping police Sergeant, Daniel Nwankwo, an indigene of Abia State, serving in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, has been killed by a kidnapping kingpin at Obot Ndom Community, in Uyo , the state capital.

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Central bank reviews stringent criteria for accessing MSMEs funds, cuts rate to 5 per...

The Central Bank of Nigeria has expressed concern that “not a penny” of the N26 billion Agri-Business, Small and Medium Enterprises Investment Scheme (AGSMEIS) has been disbursed nearly one year after its establishment, even as it expects the fund to hit N60 billion by the end of the year.

SEC, DMO, others move to deepen capital market

Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Debt Management Office (DMO) and other stakeholders have said that for the nation’s capital market to grow, there must be mechanism for efficiency, accountability and transparency across major economy players including the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).

Shipowners berate NIMASA for dearth of local shipping lines

Indigenous shipowners have unanimously blamed the Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside, for the dearth of local shipping lines operating in the maritime sector.

Police rescue three stolen babies, arrest six suspects

The Imo State Police Command has arrested a six-woman-child-trafficking syndicate, which allegedly specialised in stealing children from churches and selling them to buyers.

Bayelsa corps members laud NYSC for skill acquisition programme

The 2017 Batch “B” stream 1 members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) deployed to Bayelsa have applauded the management of the scheme for engaging them in the skill acquisition programmes.

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I have adequate experience to lead PDP – Raymond Dokpesi

Founder of Daar Communications, Chief Raymond Dokpesi, on Monday said he had capacity to lead the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as its next national chairman.

Ten men in court over unlawful possession of guns

The Police in Ogun State on Monday brought 10 men, Tajudeen Toyin, 60, Segun Bello, 48, Lateef Monsuru, 31, and seven others before an Ota Magistrates’ Court for unlawful possession of guns.

Israel, Turkey leaders trade insults over US Jerusalem decision

Relations between Israel and Turkey took a bitter turn Sunday as their leaders traded accusations of involvement in terrorism, days after the US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

11 hospitalised as cholera hits Anambra

The Anambra State Ministry of Health has deployed a rapid response team to assess reported cases of a cholera outbreak in the state.

Federal govt set to demarcate boundary between Akwa Ibom, Cross River

The federal government is poised to put a demarcation mark to finally bring to rest years of communal vendetta between Akwa Ibom and Cross River states.