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2019 elections: Nigeria is becoming really shameless – Ruggedman

Michael Ugochukwu, Nigerian rapper better known as Ruggedman, says “Nigeria is becoming really shameless” — following the different incidents that played out during the just concluded general elections.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it will probe the TraderMoni micro-credit scheme of the Federal Government.

Presidency: TraderMoni loans not for election

Critics of TraderMoni – a social investment programme of the Federal Government – got a reply yesterday to their claim that the scheme was introduced to buy votes during the general elections.

CCT trial: Justice Onnoghen to make no-case submission as federal government closes case

The trial of the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen, appears to be reaching an anti-climax with key prosecution witnesses’ testimony contradicting claims that the embattled number one judicial officer might have corruptly amassed wealth way out of his income.
Muhammadu Buhari-1

President Buhari vows to face economy squarely, tackle unemployment

President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, admitted that unemployment in the country was now very severe, promising to focus squarely on the economy in his second term in office.
Trader Moni

Bank of Industry disburses second loan to TraderMoni beneficiaries as they repay

The Bank of Industry (BoI) has begun to disburse loans of N15,000 to Tradermoni beneficiaries who have repaid their first N10,000 loan.
Kingsley Moghalu

Kingsley Moghalu: Ohanaeze don’t have powers to influence Igbo voting

Chief Kingsley Moghalu, presidential candidate of the Young People’s Party (YPP), says the endorsement of a particular candidate by Ohanaeze Ndi Igbo is in vain.
Bauchi Governor Mohammed Abubakar

Governor Abubakar debunks Dogara’s N400 billion fraud allegation

The Bauchi State Governor, Mohammed Abdullahi Abubakar, has denied the allegation by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara, of uncovering massive fraud and theft perpetrated by the state government under him to the tune of N400 billion from May 2015 when he assumed office to date.

Justice Onnoghen: BVN reveals more accounts

A Bank Verification Number (BVN) search may have exposed more accounts linked to the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen.
Bank of Industry (BoI)

BOI: 37 million Nigerians don’t have access to loans

Toyin Adeniji, Executive Director, Micro Enterprise, Bank of Industry (BOI), has said that 37 million Nigerians are commercially active but have never had the opportunity to access loans.
Trader Moni

Bank of Industry disagrees with ex-President Obasanjo, Transparency International on TraderMoni

The Bank of Industry (BOI) has said that the micro credit scheme of the Federal Government, TraderMoni was not conceived as a political product to induce voters ahead of 2019 elections.
Oseni Elamah

JTB: Nigerian tax payers now 35 million

The ongoing database consolidation of the Joint Tax Board (JTB) has seen Nigeria’s data base of tax payers expanding from 20 million to 35 million.

PenCom urges pension contributors to update biometrics

The National Commission has advised contributors to update their records with the Pension Fund Administrators in a bid to ensure the smooth running of the Retired Savings Accounts.

PenCom urges pension contributors to update biometrics

The National Commission (PenCom), has advised contributors to update their records with the Pension Fund Administrators (PFAs) in a bid to ensure the smooth running of the Retired Savings Accounts (RSA).
President Muhammadu Buhari has lauded Nigerians for curbing excessive taste for foreign products, which has positioned the country for food self-sufficiency, and resulted into savings of over $21 billion.

#HAPPYBDPMB: A dozen reasons for Muhammadu Buhari’s reelection

On Monday December 17, 2018, President Muhammadu Buhari who is seeking re-election for a second term of office will be marking his 76th birthday and, in his own words, “still going strong.”

Financial inclusion rate hits 63.6 percent in 2018

Managing Director, Nigeria Inter Bank Settlement System (NIBSS), Mr Niyi Ajao, says the nation’s financial inclusion rate has increased to 63.6 per cent in 2018 from 45.4 per cent recorded in 2016.
President Buhari participates at the African Youth Congress against Corruption Summit in Abuja on 9th Dec 2018-1

Muhammadu Buhari: TSA, BVN, Executive Orders aided anti-corruption war

President Muhammadu Buhari has reiterated his commitment to tame corruption, but he is worried that looters of the nation’s resources had continued to explore ways to compromise law enforcing institutions in a bid to pervert the course of justice.
President Buhari participates at the African Youth Congress against Corruption Summit in Abuja on 9th Dec 2018-6

Muhammadu Buhari launches anti-corruption training for African Union

President Muhammadu Buhari has launched the training for Anti-Corruption Agencies in the African Union where he told participants that the fight against corruption is a battle for the souls of the countries and it is one that must be won.
President Buhari Unveils Buhari Unity Band in State House on 15th Nov 2018-1

Muhammadu Buhari: Africa must unite against corruption

President Muhammadu Buhari calls on every African, especially the younger generation, to collaborate on every front towards ensuring that corruption becomes a thing of the past on the continent

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JAMB: Man registers UTME 64 times to ‘ghost-write’ for 64 candidates

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board says it has caught someone it described as a “notorious cheat” who had registered for the UTME 64 times, with the intention of writing the examination for 64 candidates.

Police foil pro-Dasuki protest in Sokoto

Police have foiled a planned procession to demand the release of former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd) in Sokoto state.
Oil tankers pass through the Strait of Hormuz, December 21, 2018. REUTERS-Hamad I Mohammed

Any move by Iran to close Strait of Hormuz unacceptable – US official

Any move by Iran to close the strategic Strait of Hormuz in response to the United States ending oil waivers for purchases of Iranian oil would be unjustified and unacceptable, a senior administration official said on Monday.
Gas flares from an oil production platform at the Soroush oil fields in the Gulf, south of the capital Tehran [Raheb Homavandi-Reuters]

Iran denounces ‘illegal’ US sanctions as oil waivers end

Iran denounced US sanctions on its oil sector as "illegal" on Monday after the United States announced it will no longer grant sanctions exemptions to Iran's oil customers.

Court to hear alleged N2.8 million fraud case against Nnewi United chairman

The Federal High Court sitting in Awka will on May 30, 2019, begin hearing on the case of obtaining by false pretence involving the manager of Nnewi United football club of Nnewi, Mr. Olisa Onuchukwu.