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Nigerian Air Force to partner private companies to combat Boko Haram

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) says it will continue to encourage partnership with the private sector to provide facilities where aircraft can be maintained to enhance the fight against insurgency.
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Nigerian stock exchange resumes 2021 with N459 billion growth

The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) resumed trading in 2021 on a bullish trend with the All-Share Index surpassing the 41,000 mark, as investors continued to position ahead of full-year results and dividend declaration.
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Nigerian stock market extends rally to six trading sessions

The banking sector inspired the All-Share Index to gain 105.48 absolute points, representing a 0.30% growth to close at 35,147.62 points, Market Capitalization appreciated by N55.17 billion, representing a growth of 0.30% to close at N18.364 trillion.
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Nigeria stock market resumes December with N55 billion gain

The Nigeria stock market on Tuesday sustained bullish sentiment to open the month of December with N55 billion growth due to buying interests in Tier 1 banks.
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NSE All-Share Index rebounds 0.16 percent

After three consecutive days of losses, the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) All-Share Index on Friday rebounded by 0.16 per cent.
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NSE strengthens investor protection, upgrades X-Whistle

The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) has announced the upgrade of its whistleblowing platform, X-Whistle.
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NSE market capitalisation up by N177 billion on Dangote Cement gain

The key market indicators of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) on Thursday posted the first gain for the week, appreciating by 1.40 per cent.
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Transactions close flat on NSE

Trading at the nation’s bourse closed flat on Wednesday with the All-Share Index (ASI), which opened at 24,174.45, closing at 24,173.53.
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Nigeria’s stock market opens week with N55 billion loss

The nation’s bourse resumed transactions for the week on Monday with a loss of N55 billion following sell pressure in some blue chips.
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Equities market decline marginally by 0.01 per cent

Sentiments in the local bourse weakened leaving the All Share Index (ASI) of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) at 24,276.56 basis points on Thursday, having declined marginally by 0.01per cent.
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Transactions remain upbeat on NSE, indices up 1.09 per cent

The nation’s bourse maintained a bullish mood on Tuesday with the key performance indices increasing further by 1.09 per cent on gains by some blue chips.

PDP hails governors’ response to pandemic

The South South zone of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has lauded governors in the oil rich region for putting up robust strategy in combating the spread of COVID-19 in the area.
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Nigerian stock market capitalisation gains N80 billion on last trading day of April

The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) market capitalisation on Thursday closed the last day of April with N80 billion gain, following sustained demand for blue chips.
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Nigerian stock trading remains upbeat, market capitalisation up N58 billion

The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) recorded a bullish performance on Tuesday with the market capitalisation improving by N58 billion following gains in high capitalised stocks.

Lawyer urges Nigerian government to include legal services providers on essential services list

A rights activist and legal practitioner, Gideon Okebu, has advocated the inclusion of legal service providers on essential services list.
A Chief Magistrate Court in Port Harcourt, Rivers State on Tuesday granted bail to two pilots of Caverton Helicopters, Samuel Ugorji and Samuel Buhari.

Caverton helicopters pilots granted bail

A Chief Magistrate Court in Port Harcourt, Rivers State on Tuesday granted bail to two pilots of Caverton Helicopters, Samuel Ugorji and Samuel Buhari.
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.

Nigeria: Why we haven’t been conducting massive coronavirus community testing

The Federal Government said yesterday that Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, was not conducting enough test because it was best to do the test when a patient is symptomatic.
Chairman of the Presidential Taskforce on Covid-19 and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Boss Mustapha, who stated this yesterday during the daily briefing of the Taskforce, added that the federal government would also put in place measures to control the movement of nomadic herdsmen who go across the border in search of greener pastures for their cattle.

Coronavirus: Nigerian government mulls extension of lockdown

The Federal Government has vowed to secure the release of two pilots of Caverton Helicopters arrested in Port Harcourt Rivers State and remanded in a state facility by a Magistrate Court.
A Port Harcourt Chief Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday remanded two pilots with Caverton Helicopters, Samuel Ugorji and Samuel Buhari, in a correctional centre for allegedly disobeying the Executive Order of the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike.

Minister: Caverton helicopters pilots will soon be released

The two pilots of Caverton Helicopters being held in Port Harcourt will be released soon and will not be prosecuted or convicted.
Chairman of the Presidential Taskforce on Covid-19 and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Boss Mustapha, who stated this yesterday during the daily briefing of the Taskforce, added that the federal government would also put in place measures to control the movement of nomadic herdsmen who go across the border in search of greener pastures for their cattle.

Nigeria warns states against relaxing coronavirus regulations

Some state governments recently met with religious leaders and relaxed their regulations with respect to having a gathering of not less than 30 or even 20 people gathered in a place at any given time.
Residents of parts of Port Harcourt were forced off the streets on Tuesday by security personnel as Gov. Nyesom Wike imposed a dusk to dawn curfew in parts of the state.

Rivers governor dares federal government, declares Carveton helicopters ‘persona non grata’

The Rivers State Government has shut down Carveton Helicopters in the state for endangering the lives of Rivers people over what it tagged as “suspicious operation of the company in the state.”
A Port Harcourt Chief Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday remanded two pilots with Caverton Helicopters, Samuel Ugorji and Samuel Buhari, in a correctional centre for allegedly disobeying the Executive Order of the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike.

Pilots sent to prison for ‘violating’ coronavirus lockdown order in Rivers

A Port Harcourt Chief Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday remanded two pilots with Caverton Helicopters, Samuel Ugorji and Samuel Buhari, in a correctional centre for allegedly disobeying the Executive Order of the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike.

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Lagos completes palliative works on Eko bridge

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The Court of Appeal sitting in Lagos, Tuesday, dismissed Facebook’s appeal challenging the judgment of a Federal High Court, Lagos, which awarded N10 million against it (Facebook) in favour of a Nigerian firm, Double Paws Enterprise, as damages for unlawfully interfering with the use of the firm’s trademark.
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