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Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, Hadiza Bala Usman to speak at WISCAR conference

Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, former president of Liberia, and Hadiza Bala Usman, managing director of the Nigerian Ports Authority, are some of the scheduled speakers for WISCAR’s (Women in Successful Careers) annual leadership and mentoring conference.
FILE PHOTO- An MTN starter kit pack on display at a retail stand in Abuja, Nigeria November 17, 2015. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde-File Photo

MTN targets mobile banking licence in Nigeria

Nigeria announced last month that it would allow telecom companies to provide banking services, aiming to give millions of Nigerians without bank accounts access to so-called mobile money services, a policy that has been very successful in Kenya.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo

Yemi Osinbajo: House of Reps allegations false, misleading

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has declared that allegation against him by the House of Representatives Committee on Emergency and Disaster Preparedness on the approval of N5.8 billion from the Consolidated Revenue Fund to the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) was both ‘false and misleading’, saying he did not violate any law in the approval of the fund.
Bank of Japan

Bank of Japan’s balance sheet now larger than country’s economy

Japan’s central bank has become the first among G7 nations to own assets collectively worth more than the country’s entire economy, following a half-decade spending spree designed to accelerate weak price growth.

Presidency: House of Reps allegation on North-East food aid blatant falsehood

The presidency on Friday dismissed claims by the House of Representatives that there were violations in the approval of N5.8 billion Emergency Intervention Fund for North-East by the Vice President Prof. Yemi Osinbajo.
FILE PHOTO- An MTN starter kit pack on display at a retail stand in Abuja, Nigeria November 17, 2015. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde-File Photo

MTN demands N3 billion damages from federal government over $1.3 billion tax default claim

MTN Nigeria is seeking N3 billion in damages and legal costs from the federal government.

South Africa worried MTN Nigeria’s $10 billion fine may threaten country’s financial stability

The billions of dollars in fines owed by South African companies MTN and Standard Bank to Nigerian regulators could increase the risk to South Africa’s financial system, its central bank said on Wednesday.
Lai Mohammed, minister of information, says Senate President Bukola Saraki slowed down the progress of the All Progressives Congress (APC)

Federal government faults USDA’s claims on Nigeria’s rice importation, local production

The Federal Government on Tuesday said there was no truth in the United States Department of Agriculture’s World Markets and Trade Report that claimed that Nigeria imported three million metric tonnes of rice in 2018, which is 400,000 metric tonnes more than the quantity of the product imported in 2017.
Gbenga Olawepo-Hashim

Gbenga Olawepo-Hashim: We’ll stop recycling of leaders

Frontline Presidential candidate, Mr. Gbenga Olawepo-Hashim, has declared his candidacy as the best fit to rescue Nigeria from the politics and practice of recycling leaders.

Yen strengthens as Asia steers from risk

The Japanese yen strengthened versus the U.S. dollar on Friday as appetite for riskier assets remained suppressed.

Bankers to tackle cybercrime-related frauds in banks

The Central Bank of Nigeria has said that there is need to redesign regulations that will address cyber crimes and technological risks that may arise from emerging modern financial firms in the country.

Ejike Mbaka: Muhammadu Buhari is change, but Atiku Abubakar is bureau de change

Mbaka described Atiku as bureau de change, according to him, because of the foreign currencies that allegedly exchanged hands at the National Convention of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, before the ex-VP emerged the party’s presidential candidate.
FILE PHOTO- An MTN starter kit pack on display at a retail stand in Abuja, Nigeria November 17, 2015. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde-File Photo

Lai Mohammed: CBN, MTN getting closer to settlement

Nigeria's central bank and South African telecommunications firm MTN could soon strike a deal in their dispute over the repatriation of $8.1 billion, Nigeria's information minister said on Wednesday.
Nhlanhla Nene

South Africa’s Nhlanhla Nene resigns as finance minister

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) on Tuesday inducted 85 successful applicants as Special Marshals in Ebonyi.

Central bank to accelerate financial inclusion with rural banks

As part of efforts to promote financial inclusion and enhance access to financial services for low income earners and the unbanked, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) is proposing the establishment of Payment Service Banks in rural areas across the country.
Voters Osun Election

2019: Nigerians urged to choose competent leaders

A group, Kingsley Moghalu Disciple, on Saturday urged Nigerians to vote competent leaders with the vision to move the country forward in the 2019 elections.
Costa Rica President Carlos Alvarado faced the scorn of protesters that tried to stop him leaving a theatre as nationwide protests against a proposed tax reform enter a fourth week.

Protesters confront Costa Rica’s Carlos Alvarado over tax bill

Costa Rica President Carlos Alvarado faced the scorn of protesters that tried to stop him leaving a theatre as nationwide protests against a proposed tax reform enter a fourth week.

World Bank cuts Nigeria’s growth projection to 1.9 percent

The World Bank has once more reduced its growth projection on Nigeria in 2018 to 1.9 per cent, down from the 2.1 per cent it had estimated for the country in April.

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Security guard in court for allegedly stealing N2 million

A 35-year-old security guard, Godfirst Ikechukwu, who police said broke into a house he was guarding and stole property valued at N2 million, was on Friday brought before a Yaba Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos State.

FAAN: Report any airport officer demanding bribe

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has advised passengers and airport users to report any of its security officers demanding bribe to the appropriate authorities.

Over 200 golfers to slug it out at Lagos Golf Open

No fewer than 260 golfers from across the country will converge on the Ikoyi Club 1968 for the 57th edition of the prestigious Lagos Amateur Golf Open.

Insurgency: Nigerian Army constructs holding facility in Borno

The Nigerian Army says it has embarked on the construction of a holding facility in Borno to improve detainee management of insurgents during investigations.
Juventus

Juventus apologise for China ‘suicide’ condolence message

Juventus have apologised after the Italian champions came under fire for posting a message on Chinese social media about the apparent suicide of a fan, which was later exposed as untrue.