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The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmed on Saturday met with the leadership of the National Assembly to intimate it with an Executive proposal to establish a N500 billion COVID-19 Crisis Intervention Fund.

Nigerian government seeks bankers’ partnership to ravamp economy

The Federal Government is seeking the partnership of the banking sector in its efforts to revamp the ailing economy occasioned by the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic.

NCC notifies Nigerians on internet scam

The Nigerian Communications Commission has notified Nigerians on the increasing incidents of fraud across various internet platforms, especially on social media networks.
The logo of the Nigerian Stock Exchange is pictured in Lagos, Nigeria, file. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde

NSE set to sensitise investors on derivatives market

The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) will Tuesday, host a capacity-building workshop to make investors have a better understanding of the derivatives product and highlight its applicability to hedge against crisis such as the COVID-19.
A Zenith Bank logo is seen on a sign on top of the bank in Freetown, Sierra Leone August 19, 2017. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde

Nigerian banks to limit debit card spending abroad to ease forex risk

Nigerian banks plan to reduce the amount customers can spend abroad using debit cards on Monday, two lenders said, as banks try to limit foreign currency settlement risk.
Governor Douye Diri has expressed worry over the development, following the lifting of the ban on interstate travel.

Governor Diri: Don’t harass residents not wearing face masks

Bayelsa State Governor Douye Diri has warned security operatives not to harass or extort money from the public under the guise of enforcing compulsory use of face mask.
The new emir of Kano, Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero, has reacted to the mass deaths recorded in Kano State.

Emir of Kano breaks silence on strange deaths

Recall that scores of people, including elites and prominent sons of the state, have died in Dala, Fagge, Tarauni, Nasarawa, Gwale and Kano Municipal.

Another Kano university professor dies

A professor of mass communication at the Bayero University, Kano, Balarabe Maikaba, has reportedly died on Sunday.

MultiChoice donates N250 million, test kits, others to fight coronavirus

The managers of DStv and GOtv, Multichoice Nigeria, has announced a donation of N200 million and N50 million to federal and Lagos State governments respectively to support efforts in ameliorating the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak in Nigeria.

Shell: Court gives garnishee order on First Bank account with central bank over N182.7...

Justice Inyang Ekwo of the Federal High Court, Abuja, has made a garnishee order instructing the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to pay the people of Ejama Community in Eleme Local Government Area of Rivers State the sum of N182.7 billion.

Six governors, others for NEXIM South-South enlightenment campaign

The Nigerian Export-Import Bank (NEXIM) will hold a three-day enlightenment and engagement programme in Asaba, the Delta State capital, for the six states in Nigeria’s South-South.
Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has disclosed that the State Government is in the process of acquiring an estimated 32,000 hectares of farmland for rice cultivation in seven states.

50,000 applicants for 1,000 teaching jobs in Lagos – official

Mr Suru Avoseh, a member, Lagos State Civil Service Commission, says no fewer than 50, 000 applicants had applied for one thousand vacant teaching jobs announced by the state government in 2019.
Some bankers said they were unaware of the alleged report that Nigerians are being defrauded through Western Union.

Bankers unaware of reports defrauding Nigerians using Western Union

Some bankers said they were unaware of the alleged report that Nigerians are being defrauded through Western Union.
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has backed Nigeria’s closure of its borders with some neighbouring countries over issues bordering on illegal trade.

IMF urges Lebanon reforms as protesters keep up pressure

The International Monetary Fund on Monday said Lebanon should urgently implement reforms to restore confidence and economic stability as protesters kept up the pressure on politicians they accuse of corruption by setting up new road blocks.

Kogi unveils plan to employ 3700 teachers

The Kogi State Government has disclosed that the State Executive Council has approved the recruitment of no fewer than 3700 teachers in the state secondary schools.
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Thomas Cook staff beckon to government for aid

Dozens of former employees – some wearing their old uniforms – protested outside the Conservative Party conference and urged ministers to “pay us now” after they did not receive their wages on Monday, AOL reports.
France is creating a G7 task force to study how central banks ensure cryptocurrencies like Facebook’s Libra are governed by regulations ranging from money-laundering laws to consumer-protection rules, France’s central bank governor said on Friday.

Facebook’s Libra currency ‘could undermine ECB’ – official

Widespread adoption of Facebook’s proposed “Libra” cryptocurrency could harm the European Central Bank’s ability to manage the eurozone economy and threaten the euro itself, a top official said Monday.
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President Buhari: Apapa gridlock saddens me

President Muhammadu Buhari said on Wednesday that he was saddened by the Apapa gridlock, especially the toll it had taken on business in the Lagos area.

Miyetti Allah condemns restriction on Forex for milk importation

The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN), in a statement, condemned the CBN’s planned policy restricting allocation of foreign exchange (FOREX) for milk importation into Nigeria.

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Panel tasks Kwara government to publish local councils expenditure, revenue

A panel of inquiry set up to probe the accounts of the 16 local government areas in Kwara State has recommended that the government should ensure monthly publication of wage bill, revenue, and expenditure at the state and local government levels.
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Facebook critics start rival, independent ‘oversight board’

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The Minister of State for Trade and Investment, Mrs Mariam Katagum, confirmed that Kano had the highest number of applicants who had registered for the funds.

174,574 Nigerians register for N75 billion survival fund in 48 hours

A total of 174,574 persons successfully registered for the N75 billion National MSME Survival Fund and the Guaranteed Off-take Stimulus Scheme under the Nigeria Economic Sustainability Plan, within 48 hours, the Minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investment, Mariam Katagum, has said.
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Nigerian government obtains fresh order to stop planned labour strike

The Federal Government has obtained a fresh order stopping the Nigeria Labour Congress and the Trade Union Congress from embarking on their planned strike which is to start on Monday.