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January PMI index records slow growth – CBN

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) yesterday reported that the January 2018 Purchasers Manager Index (PMI) - a survey which measures the productive activities in the manufacturing and non-manufacturing sectors of the country grew to 57.3 pet cent, howbeit sluggishly in comparative terms with previous growth trajectory.

Senator Bukar begins vocational skills training for 1,000 youths in Katsina state

Senator Mustafah Bukar, APC representing Katsina north, has commenced skills acquisition training for 1,000 unemployed youths drawn from twelve local government areas of his constituency.

World’s third fastest supercomputer to be built in Germany

The Bavarian Academy of Sciences has signed a contract in Munich on Thursday for delivery of what could be the world’s third fastest supercomputer.

Jigawa varsity fixes 160 as cut-off for 2017/2018 admissions

The Federal University, Dutse in Jigawa, has approved 160 cut-off point as its benchmark for the 2017/2018 admissions against the 120 set by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board for universities in the country.

Fitch affirms Nigeria ‘B+’ rating, negative outlook

Fitch Ratings Thursday affirmed Nigeria’s long-term foreign currency Issuer Default Rating (IDR) at ‘B+’ with a “negative outlook”.


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Bill Gates: Aliko Dangote amazingly generous with his resources and time

The founder of Microsoft, Mr Bill Gates, says Africa’s richest man, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, is generous with his resources and time on issues of global health.

Mark Schwarzer: England number one spot is Joe Hart’s to lose

Mark Schwarzer says England's World Cup number-one shirt is Joe Hart's to lose if he ends the season in good form for West Ham.

China says resolutely opposed to new US law on ties with Taiwan

China’s Foreign Ministry says there is “resolute opposition” to President Donald Trump’s signed legislation which encourages the U.S. to send senior officials to Taiwan to meet Taiwanese counterparts and vice versa.

PFN deputy chief laments worsening living condition of Nigerians

Vice President, South South, Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria, PFN, Bishiop Simeon Okah, has lamented the worsening living condition of the average Nigerian.

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UNICEF: Only three local govts in Nigeria are free from open defecation

A Water and Sanitation Hygiene specialist, Idrissa Yeo, has stated that only three local governments in the country are free from open defecation.

Chief Justice Onnoghen to inaugurate ESVARBON disciplinary tribunal

The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Walter Onnoghen, will inaugurate Valuers Registration Board of Nigeria (ESVARBON) 14-member disciplinary tribunal in few weeks time.

Philippines withdraws from international criminal court

President Rodrigo Duterte of Philippines on Wednesday announced the withdrawal of the country’s ratification of the treaty that established the International Criminal Court (ICC).

Cesc Fabregas: I’ll try to make Lionel Messi uncomfortable

Cesc Fabregas says that he is motivated to face Lionel Messi on Wednesday and is ready to do everything possible to make life uncomfortable for his former Barcelona club-mate.

IMT Enugu to begin award of degree in 2019 academic year

The Institute of Management and Technology, Enugu, says it will begin award of degrees in affiliation with the University of Nigeria, Nsukka from 2018/2019 academic session.