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DMO explains Nigeria’s external borrowings

According to the statement, this request is not a new one as being perceived but rather it represents those borrowings which have been submitted to the National Assembly but are yet to be approved before the expiration of the 8th Assembly.
Adegboyega Oyetola

Governor Oyetola: Support government to fight corruption

Osun State Governor Adegboyega Oyetola has urged accounting experts to support the government to fight corruption and other misconducts.
The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, (FMARD), Sabo Nanono, says the Federal Government is committed to ensuring the take-off of University of Agriculture, Zuru, Kebbi, in 2020.

University of Agriculture Zuru to take-off in 2020 – minister

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, (FMARD), Sabo Nanono, says the Federal Government is committed to ensuring the take-off of University of Agriculture, Zuru, Kebbi, in 2020.
Debt Management Office (DMO)

DMO clarifies Nigeria’s external debt

The Debt Management Office (DMO) says the public debt stock of the country is a cumulative figure of borrowings by successive governments over many years.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan (left) with the Senate Minority Whip, Senator Philip Tanimu Aduda, during the plenary on Tuesday, November 19, 2019. 3

Senate considers bill to address food security problems in Nigeria

The Senate on Tuesday commenced legislative action to address the country’s food security problems when it considered a Bill to that effect.
Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN)

$30 billion loan: Rising debt profile cause for concern – MAN chief

Following the request of President Muhammadu Buhari to the National Assembly for permission, the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) bemoaned that the rising debt profile is now a “cause of concern.”
The Permanent Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology, Mr Bitrus Bako Nabasu, stated this on Friday when he inaugurated the Committee on the First Validation Exercise on the Draft National NanoTechnology Policy Document in Abuja.

Federal government to unveil nanotechnology policy

The Federal government says it will soon produce a National Nanotechnology Policy to guide the operation of Nanotechnology in the country.

Why Kogi government’s 2020 budget is ‘copy and paste’ – activist

The Executive Director, Conscience For Human Right and Conflict Resolution, CHRCR, Comrade Idris Miliki has described the N176 billion 2020 appropriation presented to the Kogi State House of Assembly by Governor Yahaya Bello as a cut and paste document which contains frivolities.

NAICOM okays new directors for standard alliance insurance

The National Insurance Commission (NAICOM) has approved the appointment of Haruna Mohammed and Uzoma Igbonwa as the nonexecutive directors for Standard Alliance Insurance Plc.
Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto state on Friday inaugurated a 10-member committee to investigative alleged killing of two persons by men of Nigerian Air Force in Mabera area of Sokoto metropolis.

Sokoto governor presents proposed budget of N202.4 billion for 2020 fiscal year

Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto state on Tuesday presented N202.4 billion as proposed appropriation for 2020 fiscal year to the state House of Assembly for approval.

China pledges to invest in Nigeria’s infrasrtucture, deepen bilateral relations

Mrs Guo Cui Duo, Vice President of Hebei Federation of Industry and Commerce, China, has promised to partner Nigeria through investment in infrastructure to deepen relations between both countries.

Afe Babalola backs President Buhari on border closure

The founder, Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti, Chief Afe Babalola (SAN), said on Sunday that the closure of Nigeria’s land borders in some parts was in the best security and economic interests of the country.

$60 billion forex cash keeps Naira stable for 29 months – central bank chief

The $60 billion inflows from the Investors’ and Exporters’ Foreign Exchange (I&E Forex) Window has contributed to the sustained stability of the naira against world currencies for the last 29 months, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor, Godwin Emefiele has said.
Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara

Ivory Coast president says he will run in 2020 election if former leaders run

Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara said on Saturday he would run for a third term if his predecessors decided to compete in the 2020 election, a vote seen as a major test of stability for the country after two civil wars this century.

Agriculture: Lifeline to future of Nigeria – US

Agriculture has been described as crucial to the future of Nigeria, with the country said to be blessed with “the 9th largest amount of arable soil in the world.” Dr Adam P Saffer, the Chief...
The Centre for Anti-Corruption and Open Leadership, CACOL, has commended the Muhammadu Buhari’s government’s support for the quick establishment of specialized courts to try corruption and its allied cases for speedy determination of such cases within a stipulated time in order to bring culprits to book and discourage penchant for embezzlement and other forms of grand corruption.

President Buhari seeks approval for foreign loan rejected by eight Senate

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday forwarded a request to the Senate to reconsider and approve the federal government’s 2016 to 2018 external borrowing plan.
The Director General of the International Labour Organization, ILO, Mr. Guy Ryder has commended Nigeria for the labour friendly disposition of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration.

President Buhari seeks House of Reps’ approval for 2016/18 borrowing plan

President Muhammadu Buhari has asked the House of Representatives to approve the 2016/2018 external borrowing plan which was not approved by the 8th Assembly.
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO), First Bank of Nigeria Limited, Adesola Adeduntan, has said the introduction of FirstGem, a female-focused product by the bank has contributed to the development of the Nigerian economy.

Adesola Adeduntan: First Bank drives economic development with FirstGem

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO), First Bank of Nigeria Limited, Adesola Adeduntan, has said the introduction of FirstGem, a female-focused product by the bank has contributed to the development of the Nigerian economy.

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Mesut Ozil criticises Muslim countries over Uighurs

Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil, a German footballer of Turkish origin, on Friday expressed support for Uighurs in Xinjiang and criticised Muslim countries for their failure to speak up for them.
Lawyers, under the aegis of Christian Lawyers Forum (CLF) have condemned an alleged harassment and intimidation of the Chief Registrar (CR) of the Federal High Court, Mr. Emmanuel Gakko.

Lawyers condemn ‘harassment’ of court chief registrar

Lawyers, under the aegis of Christian Lawyers Forum (CLF) have condemned an alleged harassment and intimidation of the Chief Registrar (CR) of the Federal High Court, Mr. Emmanuel Gakko.

Former Super Eagles star loses sister

According to him, his sister died on Thursday, but he did not disclose the name of the sister and what led to her death.

Senator Omisore condoles with Osun ex-speaker over mum’s death

Former deputy governor of Osun State, Senator Iyiola Omisore, has condoled with the family of the former speaker of the State, Hon Adejare Bello, on the death of his mother. Mrs Monilola Abeki Bello.
Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Friday, December 13, 2019, arrested 29 suspected internet fraudsters, better known as Yahoo Yahoo Boys in three different locations in Owerri, the Imo State capital. The haul included a 16-year-old undergraduate.

EFCC arrests 16-year-old, 28 others for internet fraud in Imo

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Friday, December 13, 2019, arrested 29 suspected internet fraudsters, better known as Yahoo Yahoo Boys in three different locations in Owerri, the Imo State capital. The haul included a 16-year-old undergraduate.