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Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has again accused President Muhammadu Buhari of clamping down on the judiciary.

How to pull Nigeria from the brink

On Monday, April 27, 2020, British oil and gas giant, BP, became the latest in a growing number of energy firms to declare a massive quarterly loss. Their loss was in the region of $4.4 billion dollars. Bear in mind that this was a conglomerate that posted a $2.6 billion profit in the corresponding quarter of 2019.

EU sees trade as bridge to solve perennial problems with Africa

The European Union is adjusting its Africa policy to focus on strengthening trade even as it targets solving the perennial problems of illegal migration and insecurity.
Zainab Ahmed

Nigeria approves N7 billion to support creative industry

The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmed, says the Federal Government through Bank of Industry (BoI) has approved facility of about seven billion naira under its creative industry group.
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Airlines seek ownership of airports

A group African Airlines Association (AAA) has called on African governments to develop a policy that would enable their airlines to own airports in their countries or vice versa in order to reduce losses.

$57 budget 2020 oil benchmark unrealistic – central bank

The $57 oil benchmark adopted by the Federal Government in the 2020 budget may be unrealistic as the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has called for its downward review.

Stakeholders spell out dos, don’t in fresh four-year roadmap to new minister

On August 21, 2019, President Muhammadu Buhari swore in Mr. Hadi Sirika, as the substantive Minister of Aviation. In Buhari’s first four year tenure as President, Hadi Sirika served as a Minister of State for Aviation, a designation that made him to report directly to the Minister of Transportation, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi.
Foreign Affairs Minister Geoffrey Onyeama flanked by the Minister of State Amb. Zubairu Dada (left) and the Permanent Secretary in the ministry, Amb. Mustapha Suleiman ( right) pose for a shot when the minister assumed office on Wednesday in Abuja.

Minister takes office, lists security of Nigerians abroad

Returning Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffery Onyeama, says he will focus attention on ensuring the security of Nigerians living abroad and attracting Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) to the country.g
6 President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday received Cyril Ramaphosa, his South African counterpart, in Abuja.

Presidents Buhari, Ramaphosa to meet over xenophobic attacks

Presidents Muhammadu Buhari and Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa will meet on the sidelines of the ongoing African Export Import (Afrexim) bank Annual General Meeting in Abuja to discuss the killing of Nigerians and citizens of other African countries in South Africa.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday met behind closed doors with the Liberian President, George Weah.

Nigerian president urged to sign African trade deal

A special government panel has recommended that President Muhammadu Buhari sign Nigeria up for a landmark African free trade agreement, ahead of a key meeting of African leaders.
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has listed what Nigeria should do to have access to $12 trillion “dormant funds”.

Former President Obasanjo urges President Buhari to sign Africa free trade agreement

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to sign the African Continental Free Trade Area (ACFT) agreement.
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has listed what Nigeria should do to have access to $12 trillion “dormant funds”.

Ex-President Obasanjo: AfCTA will go on without Nigeria

A former President of Nigeria, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, said on Monday that the African Free Continental Trade Area (AfCTA) Agreement will not be hindered by Nigeria’s reluctance to sign up to the process.

NECA tasks federal government on implementation of minimum wage by January 2019

The Nigeria Employers’ Consultative Association says Federal Government must conclude all legal processes for the implementation of the 30,000 minimum wage before Dec. 31, to ensure its implementation by January 1, 2019.

African Union woos Nigeria over free trade

The African Union (AU) has begun wooing Nigeria to rescind its decision to delay the signing of the controversial African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCTA).
President Buhari inaugurates Committee for Impact and and Readiness Assessment of African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) 4

Muhammadu Buhari: We’ll only sign treaties that impact lives of Nigerians

President Muhammadu Buhari has reiterated that Nigeria would not sign any treaty without assessing the impact it would have on the lives of Nigerians.
A senator, Shehu Sani, on Thursday, paid Sallah homage to President Muhammadu Buhari in Daura, Katsina State, and thanked him for intervening in the crisis facing the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kaduna State.

Shehu Sani backs Muhammadu Buhari’s refusal to sign African free trade agreement

The lawmaker representing Kaduna Central at the Senate, Shehu Sani, has backed President Muhammadu Buhari’s refusal to sign the African Free Trade Agreement, AfCTA.
Former Nigeria's President Olusegun Obasanjo

Olusegun Obasanjo: Muhammadu Buhari’s hands too weak to sign African free trade agreement

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has said President Muhammadu Buhari’s hands are too weak to sign the African Free Trade Agreement (AfCTA).

Traders protest closure of Nigerians’ businesses in Ghana

The National Association of Nigerian Traders (NANTS) Monday petitioned President Muhammadu Buhari and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) over the alleged closure of over 400 businesses owned by Nigerians in Ghana.

Labour: Revoke licences of DISCOs, GENCOs to arrest worsening power supply

The organised labour has called on the Federal Government to immediately review the privatisation of the power sector and revoke the licences of Electricity Generation Companies, GENCOs and Electricity Distribution Companies, DISCOs, to tackle the worsening power situation in the country.

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Respite has come the way of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), as they are in the coming days to receive $500,000 (about 200 million Naira) from FIFA as a palliative for the Coronavirus Pandemic.

FIFA, WHO, EU launch campaign to help domestic violence victims amid coronavirus lockdown

FIFA, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the European Commission have announced the #SafeHome campaign designed to support women and children at risk of domestic violence during the coronavirus pandemic.
Meng Wanzhou

Canadian court disappoints Huawei over CFO’s case

A Canadian court ruled against Huawei’s chief financial officer, Meng Wanzhou, on Wednesday in her extradition case to the US on fraud charges.
The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) says its Air Task Force (ATF) for Operation DIRAN MIKIYA has neutralised no fewer than 10 bandits at Sububu Forest area in Zamfara .

Military airstrike kills 30 bandits in Zamfara

The Defence Headquarters says the Air Component of Operation Hadarin Daji has killed no fewer than 30 bandits and destroyed their logistics store in air strikes conducted on Tuesday in Doumborou Forest area of Zamfara.
Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, disclosed this during an inter-ministerial media update on COVID-19 on Thursday in Ikeja.

Lagos conducts assessment to revitalise 329 primary healthcare

As part of efforts geared towards the revitalisation of Primary Healthcare, the Lagos State Government has carried out a comprehensive assessment of no fewer than 329 Primary healthcare centres in the State.
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Trading resumes after Eid-el-Fitr celebration with 0.07% growth

The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) reopened trading on Wednesday after the public holidays to mark the Eid-el-Fitr celebration with a marginal growth of 0.07 per cent.