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Senator representing Kaduna Central zone, Malam Uba Sani, has flagged-off distribution of palliatives to two million households in the seven local government areas that makeup his constituency.

Senator Sani: New banking, financial bill long overdue

Senator Uba Sani representing Kaduna Central, in the upper chamber, stated that he is elated by the passage of his Bill for an Act to Repeal the Banks and Other Financial Institutions Act 2004.
The requests contained in three separate letters read at the beginning of plenary on Tuesday by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan. 5

Senator Lawan: Nobody is above scrutiny of the National Assembly

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has said that nobody is above the scrutiny of the National Assembly.
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.
Iran has halted the execution of three people linked to deadly November protests sparked by a hike in petrol prices, one of the accused’s lawyers told AFP on Sunday.

Iran halts execution of three convicted over November protests

Iran has halted the execution of three people linked to deadly November protests sparked by a hike in petrol prices, one of the accused’s lawyers told AFP on Sunday.

DBN: Credit Gurantee a tool for increased access to finance for MSMEs

Current realities in Nigeria including the Covid19 Pandemic has brought to light the urgent need for additional support in alleviating the financial constraints faced by MSMEs.
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) as said that its staff in Jos Branch, on Tuesday averted what would have been another major fire disaster in the country.

Central bank seeks special court to try loan defaulters

As the national assembly prepares to repeal the Banks and Other Financial Institutions Act (BOFIA) 2004 and enact a new one, BOFIA 2020, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has asked for the establishment of a Credit Tribunal to address the issue of non-performing loans.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police arrest seven suspects over bank robbery, murder

The police on Thursday in Abuja said seven suspects were arrested in connection with robbery operation in three banks.
Governor Douye Diri has expressed worry over the development, following the lifting of the ban on interstate travel.

Bayelsa moves to enforce compulsory use of face masks

The Bayelsa government says it will enforce the compulsory use of face masks in public places as spelt out in the Executive Order signed by Gov Douye Diri.
Mustafa Chike-Obi

Mustafa Chike-Obi emerges new Fidelity Bank chair

“Under the chairmanship of Ebi, Fidelity Bank recorded significant growth across key financial metrics with both Ebi and Adetu playing significant roles, complementing management effort in the delivery of these milestones; in service of the long term vision of the Bank,” a bank spokesperson said in a statement.
Governor Douye Diri has expressed worry over the development, following the lifting of the ban on interstate travel.

Coronavirus spike sparks anxiety in Bayelsa

The Acting Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr Daniel Alabrah, quoted him as expressing deep concern over the fatality rate of 6.5% the state has recorded so far, which, according to him, is higher than the national average of 2.5%.
The National Coordinator of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Dr Sani Aliyu, says restriction measures like social distancing, and wearing of face masks need to continue during the period of Ramadan, which is around the corner.

PTF: Only Primary 6, JSS3, SS3 to resume schools

The Coordinator of the Presidential Tasks Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Dr Sani Aliyu, announced on Monday that only pupils in Primary 6 and students in JSS 3 and SS3 are allowed to resume school in preparation of their examinations.

NASENI produces disinfectant sprayers, ventilators

The National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI) has assured of its commitment to invest more in manufacturing of Disinfectant Sprayer Tunnels (DST) to boost fights against COVID-19.
Dr Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment said this while fielding questions on television concerning the time for payment of the new wage.

IPPIS: Nigerian government directs university bursars to compile list of problems

The Federal Government has directed bursars of universities to compile list of problems associated with payment of salaries through the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS).
National Public Health Reference Laboratory in Gaduwa, Abuja - NCDC - Coronavirus - Covid-19 -- 1

NCDC seals off bank as manager dies of coronavirus

Officials of Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, have sealed off the premises of a new generation bank in Onne area of Eleme Local Government Area of Rivers State.
Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state has extended relaxation of the Clovis-19 lockdown he imposed on Obio-Akpor and Port Harcourt Local Government Areas till Sunday.

Rivers governor issues new directive to reopen schools, churches, warns banks, others

The Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, on Monday, issued new directives to reopen schools, churches, and motor parks in the State as coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread across the country.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police arrest 11 ‘armed robbers, kidnappers’ in Niger

The Police in Niger state said it has arrested eleven suspects over alleged involvement in various forms of criminal activities ranging from; armed robbery cattle rustling and kidnapping for ransom in the past two weeks
Nyesom Wike

Governor Wike: Why I demolished hotels in Rivers

Governor Nyesom Wike has said he demolished two hotels in Eleme Local Government Area (LGA) of Rivers state and placed N5 million bounty on Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Youth Leader in the area for alleged breach of Covid-19 orders and “deadly attack” on a Task Force.
The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) administration has raised alarm over rising cases of insecurity and vandalism in the territory. Abuja

FCTA urges workers residing outside Abuja to remain at home

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has directed federal workers residing outside Abuja to remain in their respective states of residence pending the lifting of ban on interstate travel.

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Osun State Governor, Gboyega Oyetola disclosed this on Saturday.

Work resumes in Osun after Eid-el-Kabir holiday

Workers in Osun resumed work on Monday after observing Thursday and Friday Eid-el-Kabir public holiday declared by the Federal Government.
Governor Douye Diri has expressed worry over the development, following the lifting of the ban on interstate travel.

Bayelsa promises safety of students as schools reopen August 5

Bayelsa State Government says it is taking steps to ensure that schools are safe to allow final year students to resume and participate in external examinations as directed by the federal government.
Willian has again turned down an offer of a two-year contract from Chelsea, but the winger has delayed making a final decision on his future.

Willian snubs latest Chelsea contract offer

Willian has again turned down an offer of a two-year contract from Chelsea, but the winger has delayed making a final decision on his future.

CAF approves revised calendar for Interclubs competitions

Confederation of Africa Football Emergency Committee has approved the revised calendar for the Interclubs competitions which was affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Arsenal head coach Mikel Arteta acknowledged it will be very hard for the Gunners to secure Champions League qualification via the Premier League after crashing out of the Europa League.

Mikel Arteta wants Philippe Coutinho, Willian, Thomas Partey at Arsenal

Mikel Arteta has identified Philippe Coutinho, Willian and Thomas Partey as the three players he wants to bring in this summer as he looks to strengthen his side ahead of next season.