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China central bank announces bill swaps to support banks’ perpetual issuance

PBOC’s Vice Governor, Pan Gongsheng, said on Tuesday that China would provide further support for banks’ perpetual bond issuance, including examining ways to broaden the investor base for such bonds, to help boost lending in the economy.

PDP: APC plotting to use army, police to scuttle elections in Rivers

Peoples Democratic Party Campaign Council in Rivers State on Tuesday raised alarm over what it described as alleged plans by the All Progressives Congress, APC, in connivance with the security agencies, especially the 6 Division of the Nigerian Army, the Police Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad, F-SARS, to scuttle elections in state.

Election postponement: INEC has crippled PDP – Senator Adokwe

PDP senator representing Nasarawa South, Senator Solomon Adokwe, says that the last minute postponement of the general election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has “crippled” and rendered the party “broke”.
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CUPP faults President Buhari’s reaction to election postponement

The Coalition of United Political Parties on Saturday faulted President Muhammadu Buhari’s reaction to the Independent National Electoral Commission’s decision to postpone elections.

REC: No ballot papers missing in Niger

The Resident Electoral Commissioner for Niger State, Prof Sam Egwu, has debunked reports of missing ballot papers for Niger East and Niger North senatorial districts.

INEC shifts elections by one week

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has postponed the 2019 general elections.

INEC tightens security as sensitive materials are delivered in Lagos

Security was tight at the Lagos State Headquarters of INEC in Yaba on Wednesday, as the Commission took delivery of sensitive election materials.

Central bank eases capital pressure on struggling banks

Nigeria’s central bank has given the country’s lenders some much-needed relief by extending the time they will have to implement stricter accounting rules for bad loans.

Central bank predicts boost in credit with moveable collateral

The Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr. Godwin Emefiele, yesterday stated that given that the inherent risks in granting loans to Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) by banks is now reduced tremendously through the introduction of the National Collateral Registry (NCR), small businesses will now be able not only to access credit but also access such at reasonable rates.
Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has again accused President Muhammadu Buhari of clamping down on the judiciary.

Atiku Abubakar: Nigeria’s pro-business presidential hopeful

Nigerian presidential hopeful Atiku Abubakar's January trip to Washington had a simple goal: end claims that he couldn't go to the United States without being arrested.
Reserve Bank of India

India central bank cuts interest rates to boost economy

India’s central bank on Thursday unexpectedly lowered interest rates and, as anticipated, shifted its stance to “neutral” from “calibrated tightening” to boost a slowing economy after a sharp fall in the inflation rate.

CBN: We remain focused on forex stability

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Monday assured Nigerians that it will continue to act in the best interest of the country.
President Buhari visits the Train the Trainer Course organised by the Election Planning and Monitoring directorate of the APC Presidential Campaign Council in Abuja on 28th Jan 2019-6

President Buhari vows to sustain war against corruption

President Muhammadu Buhari, presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the February 16 presidential election, has pledged to sustain the ongoing war against corruption if re-elected.
Kenya central bank

Kenya’s national debt hits 56.5 percent of GDP – central bank

Kenya’s Central Bank governor, Patrick Njoroge, says the national debt reached 56.5 percent of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in September 2018.
Peter Obi

Election: Peter Obi urges Nigerians to vote out President Buhari, secure Nigeria’s future

The vice presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party and former governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi, on Thursday, called on Nigerians to secure the future of the country by voting out President Muhammadu Buhari in the forthcoming election.
President Muhammadu Buhari has warned that he would not be cowed to abandon the corruption war as steps have already been taken to insulate already recovered assets from looters-3

President Buhari: Assets seized from corrupt politicians will be sold

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that houses, companies and other property seized from “corrupt” politicians would be sold and the money kept in the treasury.
President Muhammadu Buhari says since 1978 when he was named the minister of petroleum till date, he has not lost interest in the oil sector.

President Buhari promises to find lasting solution to herders-farmers crisis

President Muhammadu Buhari Friday in Abuja appealed to cattle herders and farmers throughout the country to accommodate and tolerate one another, saying his administration was working towards finding a lasting solution to herders’ violence.

Federal government moves to monitor daily consumption of petrol

The Federal Government yesterday said it has taken measures to end the guess work on the millions of litres of Petroleum Motor Spirit (PMS) used daily in the county.

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Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, the Lagos State governor, has exercised his voting right in his home town, Epe, Lagos State in Saturday’s Presidential and National Assembly elections.

Prisons Comptroller speaks on alleged ballot box snatching in Lagos

The Comptroller of Prisons, Lagos State Command, Tunde Ladipo, says there are no cases of ballot box snatching by political thugs in all the places his team visited during the Presidential and National Assembly elections in the state.
Staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) confirm ballot papers for house of representatives during the electoral preparation at a local office of INEC in Port Harcourt, southern Nigeria, on February 22, 2019, a day before postponed voting day.Yasuyoshi CHIBA / AFP

Elections: We’re satisfied with process so far – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said it is satisfied with the ongoing conduct of the elections so far from the reports it has received from the 36 states and FCT.

Election: Senator Shehu Sani loses polling unit with wide margin

Shehu Sani is seeking re-election to the Senate under the Peoples Redemption Party (PRP) while Uba Sani is vying on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Malfunctioning smart card readers mars voting in llorin

Hundreds of eligible voters’ in several parts of Ilorin metropolis were unable to cast their votes at the commencement of voting on Saturday following malfunctioning of smart card readers.