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Nasarawa State Governor, Abdullahi A. Sule

Nasarawa seeks banks’ support to stimulate development

The Nasarawa State Government is soliciting the cooperation and partnership of banks operating in the state to enable it execute its key policies aimed at bringing rapid development across the state.
The Managing Director, Ecobank Nigeria, Patrick Akinwuntan, has called on students and youths to imbibe the habit of saving, stressing that it would make them financially responsible and stable.

Ecobank chief urges youths to embrace savings culture

The Managing Director, Ecobank Nigeria, Patrick Akinwuntan, has called on students and youths to imbibe the habit of saving, stressing that it would make them financially responsible and stable.

Central bank issues licences to 15 mobile money operators

The Central Bank of Nigeria has issued licences to 15 mobile money operators as part of its drive towards increasing financial inclusion.

Central bank targets forex earnings from artificial intelligence, software development

Briefing the media Saturday in Ogere, Ogun State, after the Bankers’ Committee Retreat, the CBN Governor, Mr Godwin Emefiele, said the initiatives are in consonance with theme of the event, ‘Delivering increasing Growth through Digital Finance for the Nigerian Economy.’
Governor David Nweze Umahi

Governor Umahi: I stand with President Buhari on border closure

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State, on Monday, stressed that he supports the closure of the Nigerian border as directed by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Creative industry fund: Central bank, Lagos assess National Theatre

The Central Bank of Nigeria and Lagos State Government team on Saturday assessed the National Arts Theatre, Lagos ahead of new investment plan that includes building a Creative Industry Park at the Theatre.

Bankers committee endorses central bank’s cashless policy, loan-to-deposit ratio

The Bankers Committee has thrown its weight behind the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN)’s cashless and Loan to Deposit Ratio (LDR) policies introduced by the apex bank.

Banks gave out N860 billion loan in 11 months

Addressing journalists at the end of the meeting, Managing Director of Citi bank, Mr. Akin Daudu, stated that the banks performed the feat following the Central Bank’s directive that they increase their lending to deposit ratio to 60% by the end of September.

Central bank empowers over a million farmers through anchor borrowers programme

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) says 1,140,854 farmers have participated in the production of 17 different agricultural products under its Anchor Borrowers Programme (ABP)g

Experts: Central bank deposit forfeiture order is legal

Contrary to insinuations in some quarters, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) new policy regime mandating banks to go after customers who default on the repayment of their loans by seizing their deposits in other accounts is backed by law.

SMEs urged to take advantage of federal government’s initiatives

The Oyo State Coordinator of Small & Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN), Mrs Iyabo Ojogede, has urged MSMEs to take advantage of Federal Government’s interventions in micro, small and medium enterprises to grow.

Official: NIPOST’s financial inclusion intervention supports growth of SMEs, reduces unemployment

Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST) says its financial inclusion intervention is geared toward supporting the growth of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), contribute to poverty alleviation and reduce unemployment in the country.

Central bank to withdraw N7.9 trillion dirty, mutilated notes

A large proportion of the N7.9 trillion pieces of naira notes in circulation are dirty, mutilated, unfit for Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) and over-the-counter payments, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has said.

Dirty notes: Central bank to launch currency fitness policy

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has finalised plans of launching a currency fitness policy to save the nation’s currency.

CBN: Nigeria attracted $6 billion FDI in three months

The Central Bank of Nigeria has said the country attracted $6 billion foreign investments in the first three months of the year.

Central bank to issue loans at five percent to SMEs through NIRSAL microfinance bank

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), says it will issue loans at five per cent and with no collateral to Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) through the NIRSAL Micro Finance Bank (MFB).

MfBs push for implementation of NMP in intervention funds

The National Association of Microfinance Banks, NAMB, has called for a full implementation of the National Microfinance Policy, NMP, in the application of intervention funds.
Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), says the agency will monitor campaign funds donated to political parties for the 2019 elections as well as donors’ identities.

Ibrahim Magu decries illicit financial flows, vote buying during elections

The acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, has condemned the increasing wave of illicit financial flows and vote buying during elections in the country.

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Mr Adams Oshiomhole, the All Progressives Congress (APC) National Chairman has said that the party will continue to respect the judiciary and respect court orders.

Adams Oshiomhole’s intolerance may scuttle peace move – PGF chief

The Director General of Progressives Governors’ Forum (PGF), Dr. Salihu Lukman, has warned that the perceived intolerance of the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr. Adams Oshiomhole, may scuttle the efforts of the Chief Bisi Akande-led National Reconciliation Committee, which the party set up.
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Togo’s Faure Gnassingbe wins fourth term, as rival claims fraud

Togo President Faure Gnassingbe has won a fourth term in power, the national electoral commission declared on Monday, as his main rival accused authorities of fraud.
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Manchester City to implicate Liverpool in appeal against two-year ban from UEFA

Manchester City’s appeal against their two-year ban from European competitions, could see them implicate Liverpool over allegations that the Reds hacked into their scouting database.
Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has joined Leicester City's Jamie Vardy at the top of the Premier League scoring charts after scoring twice to help the Gunners beat Everton 3-2 at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

Mikel Arteta hails Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as Arsenal skipper downs Everton

Mikel Arteta admitted Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has erased any doubts about his commitment after Arsenal’s captain led by example with a double in their 3-2 win against Everton on Sunday.

Lagos shuts down 20 health facilities

Lagos Health Facility Monitoring and Accreditation Agency has shut down 20 health facilities in the month of January for non-compliance with regulatory standards.