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CSOs: National Assembly’s delay in confirming 60 nominees undermines fight against corruption

Some Civil Society Organisations on Wednesday said the National Assembly’s delay in confirming the 60 nominees for leadership positions across various agencies was undermining governance and the fight against corruption in the country.
Aliko Dangote, president of Dangote Group, says the conglomerate’s revenue base will hit $30 billion by 2020 — a feat he would have considered impossible 10 years ago.

Aliko Dangote steps up investments in agriculture

The President of Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote, has said the current effort of the Federal Government at diversifying the economy to an agriculture-centered one remains the viable solution to creating a healthy economy.
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2019: Group urges Igbos to vote massively

President of United Igbo Community, a socio-cultural organization, has urged Igbos to vote massively during the 2019 general elections to enable enjoy favourable business environment.
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Akinwunmi Ambode: Lagos remains gateway to Nigerians’ prosperity

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State said at the weekend that the state has, over the years, emerged as a viable gateway for honest and genuine businessmen and women to invest and make good return on their investments.
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Italy’s premier praises ‘robust’ economy on Russia visit

Italian premier Giuseppe Conte on Wednesday boasted of the “robust” Italian economy during a visit to Moscow as his government is crossing swords with Brussels over Rome’s 2019 budget.

Kaduna curfew: How trapped journalists survived on two loaves of bread

Journalists and civil servants, trapped by the imposition of an emergency 24-hour curfew by the Kaduna state government on Sunday, have recounted their ordeal.
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Nigerians seek Indian government’s visa policy review

Some Nigerians residing in India have appealed to the Indian government to review its visa policy for students and businessmen to facilitate trade and education for foreigners.
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Nigerian traders in Ghana cry for help

Many Nigerians are familiar with the notorious statement, “Ghana must go”. But it seems the reverse is the case now given the consistent cry by some Nigerians living in Ghana over the treatment being meted out on them by some citizens of the host country.

DSS detains Aisha Buhari’s ADC over alleged N2.5 billion fruad

The Department of State Services, DSS, on Tuesday detained Mr. Baba-Inna, who is the Aide De Camp, ADC, to the wife of the President, Mrs. Aisha Buhari over an allegation of N2.5 billion fraud.
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Envoy: UK working with Nigeria to fight corruption

The United Kingdom says it is working with Nigeria to fight corruption through the provision of technical assistance and equipment to key agencies fighting financial and economic crimes.
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Russians in UK spy poisoning posed as businessmen

Two Russians accused by London of trying to kill a former double agent with nerve agent posed as businessmen to obtain visas to visit Britain for the attack, a report said Friday.
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Attahiru Bafarawa: I helped many Igbo businessmen become billionaires, so South East needs me

Alhaji Attahiru Bafarawa, a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential aspirant has said that he remains the best presidential choice for the South Easterners, saying he supported many Igbo businessmen to become billionaires.
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Ronaldo close to buying LaLiga club Real Volladolid

Brazil legend Ronaldo Luís Nazário de Lima, is reportedly close to to taking over the ownership of Spanish LaLiga Santander club, Real Volladolid.‎
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Abia professionals, businessmen, technocrats back Alex Otti’s guber race

A group of professionals, businessmen and technocrats from Abia State have thrown their weights behind Dr. Alex Otti, following his declaration last week to re-run for the governorship election in 2019.
Malian outgoing president Ibrahim Boubacar Keita prepares to cast his vote in a polling station in Bamako. ISSOUF SANOGO- AFP

Mali begins presidential vote count amid insecurity

Vote counting began in Mali on Sunday evening after an election to determine whether President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita will win a second term, amid ethnic and jihadist violence that has dramatically worsened since he came to power five years ago.
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Miyetti Allah, others condemn Taraba market attack

Elders from the Yangdang and the Miyeti Allah in Taraba State have condemned Tuesday’s market attack on traders that led to the death of six persons.

Gunmen kidnap two brothers in Ondo, demand N15m ransom

Hoodlums, at the weekend, kidnapped two siblings identified as Alhaji Busari Olusa and Saka Olusa who were both successful businessmen in Ajowa-Akoko in Akoko North West Local Government Area of Ondo State.

Nigerian traders flee Anglophone Cameroon

The conflict has also been marked by the disruption of essential utility services, especially the supply of electricity and network interruptions to telecommunication services. Internet services were cut off for 136 days between October 2017 and February this year

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Federal government to auction N70 billion bonds

The Debt Management Office says the Federal Government is to auction by subscription bonds worth N70 billion on December 19.
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Borussia Dortmund hope to avoid Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool in last 16

Borussia Dortmund is hoping to avoid ex-coach Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool when the last 16 of the Champions League is drawn on Monday.
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CIA chief Gina Haspel to brief US House leadership on Jamal Khashoggi case

CIA Director Gina Haspel is set to give a classified briefing to leaders of the US House of Representatives on Wednesday on the what the intelligence agency knows about the murder of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi.

Bayelsa government declares balance surplus of N18.564 billion for October

Gboribiogha Jonah, the Bayelsa State Deputy Governor, has disclosed that the state government recorded a balance surplus of N18.564billion as at October 31, 2018.

LASPOTECH shuns ASUP strike

The academic staff of the Lagos State Polytechnic, Ikorodu, have defiled the ongoing nationwide strike declared by the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnic on Wednesday.