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Federal govt offers N10.69 billion Green Bonds at 13.48% per annum – DMO

The Federal Government on Monday offered for subscription by auction N10.69 billion worth of sovereign green bonds, the Debt Management Office (DMO) said.

Donald Trump to unveil ‘America First’ strategy

President Donald Trump of the United States will, on Monday, unveil a new national security strategy, emphasising national sovereignty over alliances, economic security, and reverse Obama-era warnings of climate change.

DMO to list green bond for easy trading and liquidity

Investors staking their funds in the Federal Government maiden N10.69 billion Green Bond have been assured of liquidity as the Debt Management Office (DMO) said the bond would be listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) and FMDQ OTC Securities Exchange.

Federal govt to make Calabar carnival a foreign exchange earner – Lai Mohammed

The Federal Government says it will make the annual Calabar carnival a major foreign exchange earner for Nigeria.

N10.69bn Green Bond to be listed on NSE, FMDQ in January – DMO

Debt Management Office (DMO) on Friday said Federal Government’s maiden N10.69 billion Green Bond, when concluded, would be listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE).

Federal govt set to issue debut green bond in domestic market

The Debt Management Office (DMO) has announced that as part of the preparations towards the issuance of the first Sovereign Green Bond, it would sensitise prospective investors in the Bond through a Roadshow in Abuja and Lagos on December 14 and 15, 2017.

France’s Emmanuel Macron calls for ‘much stronger mobilisation’ on climate

French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday called for stronger action in the fight against climate change, as he hosted world leaders for talks two years to the day since the Paris agreement.

NGO tasks federal govt to mitigate causes of climate change

Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Initiative (CCMAI), an NGO, has urged the Federal Government to mitigate the causes of climate change.

President Buhari heads for Paris to participate in One Planet Summit

President Muhammadu Buhari will tomorrow join over 50 other world leaders to participate in ‘One Planet Summit’ in Paris, France.

President Buhari leaves for One Planet Summit in Paris

President Muhammadu Buhari will participate alongside over 50 world leaders in the One Planet Summit in Paris, France on Tuesday, 12 December. He will leave for Paris on Monday and return Thursday.

Firewood exploitation threatens survival of forests – official

Mr Bette Obi, Chairman, Cross River Forestry Commission, says uncontrolled tree felling for fuelwood by people is increasingly threatening the survival of forests across the country.

‘Super beans’ raise hopes in hunger-prone parts of Africa

Richard Opio dipped a dirt-stained hand into the pinkish beans, marveling at the dramatic changes they've made for his family. They used to harvest two sacks of normal beans; now they take in six.

IFAD task rural community development groups on productivity

The International Fund For Agricultural Development (IFAD) on Saturday urged Community Development Associations (CDAs) in Sokoto State to ensure maximum commitment toward improving productivity in agriculture.

Senate wants Kaduna power plant inauguration suspended‎

The Senate Joint Committee on Gas and Power, Steel Development and Metallurgy on Monday demanded the suspension of the inauguration of the 215MW Kaduna Power Plant following a disagreement with the Ministry of Power, Works and Housing over its plan to run the plant on diesel.

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Long queues resurface in Lagos, petrol hawkers back

Lagos residents on Monday saw the return of long queues at petrol filling stations, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

Governor Okowa signs Delta’s N308 billion 2018 budget into law

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa on Monday signed the Delta State 2018 Appropriation Bill of N308 billion into law, with an assurance that his administration will ensure full implementation of the budget.

PENGASSAN suspends nationwide strike

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