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PenCom explains delay in gratuity payment

Some retirees under the Contributory Pension Scheme (CPS) have yet to receive gratuity due to unfunded Defined Benefit Scheme (DBS) backlog owed by the Federal Government.

Nigeria needs stronger policies to curb deforestation, climate change – Ex-President Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has called on government at all levels to prioritise on policies that could effectively and adequately curtail environmental degradation through deforestation.

2018 Budget: President Buhari submits 2018-2020 MTEF to House of Reps

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday presented to the House of Representatives, the 2018-2020 medium term expenditure framework (MTEF) and the fiscal strategy paper (FSP) as part of preparations for the presentation of the 2018 appropriation bill.

Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont stalls on independence drive

Catalonia's separatist leader on Monday refused to say whether he had declared independence from Spain, calling for an urgent meeting with Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy to settle the country's worst political crisis in a generation.

Nigeria must borrow more to deliver infrastructure – Kemi Adeosun

The Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, on Sunday, said the nation must borrow more in the short term to deliver critical infrastructural projects such as roads, rail and power.

Nigerians need to tolerate more debts – Kemi Adeosun

Kemi Adeosun, minister of finance, says Nigerians need to tolerate more debts to allow the Muhammadu Buhari-led administration deliver on its plans for the country.

VP Yemi Osinbajo, Tony Elumelu, Aliko Dangote others seek business growth in Africa

Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, and founder, Tony Elumelu Foundation, Tony Elumelu, were among prominent Africans that yesterday, unanimously agreed that entrepreneurship will create the needed jobs, increase the Gross Domestic Products (GDP), and generate revenue for governments on the continent.

President Buhari asked us to concentrate on Northern Nigeria – World Bank’s Jim Yong...

The President of the World Bank Group, Jim Yong Kim, on Thursday said President Muhammadu Buhari asked the body to concentrate on the Northern part of Nigeria.

Nigeria is investors’ delight – Yemi Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Monday declared that Nigeria was an investors’ delight as the Buhari Presidency was making specific efforts to enable the private sector to thrive.

The debt debate: Deconstructing the debt story

National debt is an emotive issue as well as an economic one. The thought of saddling future generations with unserviceable debt, is not conscionable and certainly not part of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led-administration’s agenda.

Central bank to blacklist exporters withholding forex proceeds

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) is threatening to sanction exporters who fail to repatriate foreign exchange (forex) proceeds from their businesses into the economy.

Dangote debunks reported 10-year tax holiday

The Management of Dangote Group on Monday debunked a story alleging that the company will benefit 10-year tax holiday after constructing 35 km Apapa to Oworonshoki highway end of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

Expert supports CBN’s decision to retain monetary policy rate

An economic expert, Uche Uwaleke, has expressed support for the continued decision by the Central Bank of Nigeria to retain the country’s Monetary Policy Rate (MPR).

[email protected]: Nigerians in South Africa beg fed govt to introduce diaspora voting

Nigerian communities in South Africa have appealed to the Federal Government to introduce Diaspora voting for Nigerians living abroad.

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Kwara NLC chief Abdulyekeen Agunbiadecalls for review of minimum wage

Kwara State Chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Mr Abdulyekeen Agunbiade, has called on the Federal Government to review the minimum wage in the country.

Boycott, protests and anxiety as Kenya returns to polls

Kenya stands at a dangerous crossroads ahead of a presidential election Thursday, with opposition leader Raila Odinga refusing to take part and even the country's electoral chief casting doubt on the poll's credibility.

Egypt arrests 12 suspected militants southwest of Cairo

Egypt's Interior Ministry says police have arrested 12 suspected militants in a province southwest of the capital Cairo, a few days after authorities officially announced that at least 16 policemen were killed in a brazen ambush by militants.

Nigeria needs more investment in rural infrastructure to boost agriculture – AfDB chief Akinwumi...

The President of African Development Bank, Dr Akinwumi Adesina, says Nigeria needs more investment in rural infrastructure to boost agricultural production in the country.

Nigeria Police sanction 20 personnel for corruption

The Nigeria Police Force, says it has sanctioned 20 personnel involved in corruption between Jan. 2016 and Jun. 2017 in four states.

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A powerful explosion blew out the entrance to a police station in the southern Swedish city of Helsingborg early Wednesday, an attack authorities linked to their fight against organised crime.

Everton want Carlo Ancelotti to replace Ronald Koeman as fans kick against Ryan Giggs

Everton are interested in making Carlo Ancelotti their new manager after sacking Ronald Koeman yesterday, according to a report.

Nigerian Air Force deploys fighter planes over Plateau killings

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF), says it has deployed some of its fighter jets and personnel to Jos, the Plateau State capital, to curtail the senseless killings of innocent persons there.

Spain urges Catalonia secessionists to obey Madrid

The Spanish government has urged Catalonians to accept direct control from Madrid and ignore instructions from the restive region’s secessionist leadership once it has been removed from power.

12 Niger soldiers killed in fresh attack

Twelve paramilitary police were killed Saturday in a fresh attack in Niger’s restive southwest bordering Mali, Interior Minister Mohamed Bazoum told AFP.