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Federal govt to issue bonds to finance projects

Ms. Patience Oniha, the Director-General, Debt Management Office (DMO), says the Federal Government is planning to issue N10.6 billion green bonds to finance renewable energy projects to protect the environment.

Nigeria remains investors’ choice – IMF

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has said Nigeria remains investors’ choice, saying, it was pleasantly surprised to receive numerous indication of interest by investors eager to invest in Nigeria.

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).

Capital market operators seek single license from CBN, SEC

The capital market operators on Sunday called on the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, and the Securities and Exchange Commission, SEC, to grant them single dealing license to access discount window.

Nigerian capital market issuances hit N1.55trn in September – SEC

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Sunday said that the total value of issuances in the Nigerian capital market amounted to N1.55 trillion in September.

Kogi doctors extend strike ultimatum to December 31

The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), Kogi chapter, says it has extended to Dec.31, the two-week ultimatum it gave to the state government to meet its demands or face strike.

Suspended SEC chief awarded contracts to his companies, family members – Kemi Adeosun

Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, says she cannot be blackmailed over her suspension of the Director-General of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Mr. Mounir Gwarzo due to alleged fraud, saying that the suspended SEC boss awarded contracts to companies related to him and members of his family.

No order to halt probe of Oando – finance minister

Nigeria’s finance minister said on Friday the government had not ordered a halt to an investigation of oil company Oando after she suspended the head of the Securities and Exchange Commission last week.

Federal workers back govt on suspension of SEC chief Mounir Gwarzo

Federal workers under the auspices of the Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria on Wednesday thrown its weight behind the Federal government over the suspension of Mr Mounir Gwarzo as Director-General Securities and Exchange Commission.

Festus Keyamo warns against politicizing investigation of suspended SEC chief

Festus Keyamo, Senior Advocate and Human Rights lawyer, on Wednesday warned against politicizing the investigation of suspended Director General of the Securities and Exchange Commission, SEC, Mounir Haliru Gwarzo.

Shareholders task acting SEC chief on market integrity

Shareholders on the Nigerian capital market on Wednesday urged the newly appointed Director-General of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Abdul Zubair, to step up measures aimed at safeguarding market integrity.

South-east PDP governors to meet on chairmanship candidate

South-east governors belonging to the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will meet soon to decide on a consensus candidate for the chairmanship of their party.

Oando to undergo forensic audit

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has begun the forensic audit of Oando Plc, contrary to reports that the exercise stopped due to the suspension of the Director-General of the Commission, Mr Mounir Gwarzo.

Abdul Zubair appointed as acting SEC chief

The Federal Government of Nigeria has appointed Dr Abdul Zubair, the acting Director General of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) with immediate effect. He was before the appointment, the Director in charge of External Relations in the Commission.

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2018: Kogi to experience more steady power supply – official

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Senator Boroffice frowns at Governor Fayose’s remark on President Buhari’s 75th birthday

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Federal govt releases N3bn for East-West Road

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