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Afreximbank declares $57.53 million dividend

The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) has declared a $57.53 million dividend for shareholders as it grew its revenues by 25 per cent to reach $645 million in its 2017 financial year.

Prime Minister: Foreigners can now get 100% business ownership in UAE

The prime minister of the United Arab Emirates, Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, says foreign investors can now get 100 percent ownership of businesses in the country.

Lagos Chamber urges federal government to liberalise power sector

The Lagos Chamber of Commerce & Industry (LCCI) has called on the Federal Government to liberalise the power sector for efficient service delivery.

Lagos government urged to partner neighbouring states on security

Lagos State Government needs to partner with neighbouring states of Ogun and Ondo on security as the nation’s commercial capital grows into mega-city, says Commissioner of Police in Lagos, CP Imohimi Edgal.

Tax evasion: Take advantage of VAIDS Or face prosecution – Kemi Adeosun

The Honourable Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun, has called on tax invaders or those who have not declared their income or pay taxes accordingly to take advantage of the Voluntary Assets and Income Declaration Scheme (VAIDS) or face prosecution at its expiration on 31st March, 2018.

VAIDS: No sacred cows after deadline – Babatunde Fowler

As the March 31, 2018, deadline given by the federal government for tax amnesty under its Voluntary Assets and Income Declaration Scheme (VAIDS) draws nearer, the Executive Chairman, Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Mr. Babatunde Fowler, has warned that there would be no sacred cows after the cut-off date.

Pope hopes trump re-thinks DACA decision on immigrant children

Pope Francis said he hoped U.S. President Donald Trump would re-think his decision to end a programme protecting undocumented immigrant children, saying it was important for young people to have roots.

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Awka residents commend Governor Obiano over Okada ban

Some residents in Awka, the Anambra capital, on Friday lauded Gov. Wille Obiano for banning commercial motorcycles, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

South African police officers to face trial for killing Nigerian

Authorities would soon arraign South African police officers for alleged killing a 25-year-old Nigerian, Mr. Ibrahim Olalekan-Badmus, in 2017.
(L-R) US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha and South Korean Ambassador to the UN Cho Tae-yul pose for a photo before a meeting on July 20, 2018, in New York. / AFP PHOTO / Don Emmert

US enlists UN to keep sanctions pressure on North Korea

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday met with the UN Security Council for the first talks on North Korea since Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un's summit -- and was to urge the top UN body to keep the pressure on Pyongyang.

Alex Otti’s aide accuses Governor Ikpeazu of poor performance

Mr Ferdinand Ekeoma, the Media Assistant to Dr Alex Otti, has accused the Abia Governor, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu, of performing badly in office.

2019: No election will hold in Biafraland – Zionists

The Biafra Zionists Federation, BZF, on Friday vowed that no election would be conducted in the defunct Biafra region during the 2019 general elections.