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Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has again accused President Muhammadu Buhari of clamping down on the judiciary.

APC counters Atiku Abubakar, Peter Obi’s claims at town hall meeting

The Presidential Campaign Council of the All Progressives Congress has listed six lies told by the Peoples Democratic Party’s presidential candidate, Alh. Atiku Abubakar, and his running mate, Peter Obi.

Refinery: Federal government will source forex from Dangote – CBN chief

The Federal Government will soon start sourcing foreign exchange (forex) from Dangote Group, as soon as the latter’s refinery, petrochemicals and fertilizer projects come on stream.

Godwin Emefiele: Nigeria has achieved food imports reduction, saved $21 billion in 34 months

The Central Bank Governor, Godwin Emefiele, has said that Nigeria’s monthly food import bill fell from $665.4m in January 2015 to $160.4m as of October 2018.
Mahmood Yakubu

INEC reaffirms commitment to deliver credible elections in 2019

The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, has reaffirmed the Commission’s commitment and determination to deliver credible elections in Nigeria in 2019, which will embody the concepts of inclusiveness, transparency and accountability, by also ensuring that established rules are fully, fairly and impartially enforced.

Lai Mohammed: Federal government spends N2.7 trillion on agriculture, infrastructure

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has said that the Federal Government expended N2.7 trillion on agriculture and provision of other critical infrastructure in the 2017 budget.
Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF)

Governors: We’re still struggling to pay N18,000 minimum wage

The Nigerian Governors Forum, NGF, has said its member are still struggling to pay the current minimum wage of N18,000.
President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki (left) and ex-Minority Leader, Senator Godswill Akpabio during plenary in Abuja.

Senate okays $2.9 billion foreign loan

The Senate yesterday warned the Federal Government to stop taking external loans, urging it to find other means of generating revenue internally, rather than throw the country into a debt trap.

IMF, World Bank end meetings with call to brace for risks

Global financial leaders wrapped up an annual meeting of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank yesterday, by urging countries to brace for potential risks from trade disputes and other tensions.
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.
Acting Finance Minister of Finance Zainab Ahmed

Nigeria promotes growth plan to investors on New York roadshow

Nigerian government officials met with fund managers in New York last week on a non-deal roadshow held to update bondholders on the country’s growth plan after getting out of recession, an investor presentation seen by Reuters on Saturday showed.
FEPSAN President Thomas Etuh-

Thomas Etuh: How I rebuffed Muhammadu Buhari’s invitation thinking it was 419

The President of Fertiliser Producers and Suppliers Association of Nigeria (FEPSAN), Mr Thomas Etuh, has narrated how he rebuffed an invitation by President Muhammadu Buhari to discuss the advancement of fertiliser value chain in Nigeria.
Skye Bank

Central bank revokes Skye Bank operating licence

Governor of Central Bank, Godwin Emefiele, said that Skye Bank would now be taken over by Polaris Bank, which would take over all the assets and liabilities of the defunct entity.

2019: Igbo group urges PDP to zone VP seat to South East

A group known as Ndigbo National Assembly (NUA) has called on the leadership and elders of People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to pick its Vice Presidential candidate from the South East geopolitical zone for balance, equity, fairness and justice.

Central bank to introduce new cyber-security framework to tackle internet fraud

The Central Bank of Nigeria said it was developing a Risk Based Cyber Security Framework for banks and payment service providers to combat internet fraud in the country.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on June 24, 2018 Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrives to deliver a speech in Istanbul, after initial results of Turkey's presidential and parliamentary elections. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will on July 9, 2018 be sworn in for a second mandate as Turkey's head of state after his election triumph last month, assuming sweeping powers granted under a new constitution, a presidential source said. / AFP PHOTO / BULENT KILIC

Turkey’s Recep Erdogan appoints son-in-law finance minister

Turkey’s Tayyip Erdogan ushered in the new, executive presidential system he had long campaigned for by putting his son-in-law in charge of the economy and promising greater overhaul of a country he has dominated for 15 years.
Milton Weeks

Liberia’s central bank governor resigns

Liberia’s Central Bank Governor, Milton Weeks, has resigned midway through his five-year term, the president’s office said.

Court: Information on President Buhari’s London treatment can’t be released without his consent

The Federal High Court in Abuja ruled on Tuesday that information about the amount of taxpayer fund suspected to have been expended on President Muhammadu Buhari’s treatment in London last year, could not be released under the Freedom of Information Act without the President’s consent.

Council: Herdsmen-farmers clashes may worsen without ranches

The National Food Security Council warned on Monday that the deadly clashes between farmers and herdsmen could get worse next year if efforts are not intensified to create cattle ranches or provide better security against rustling in the country.

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Kano INEC to commence distribution of sensitive materials Wednesday

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Kano State says it will commence distribution of sensitive materials across the 44 local government areas of the state on Wednesday.

INEC: Materials for Saturday election intact, safe

INEC’s Resident Electoral Commissioner in Oyo State, Mr. Mutiu Agboke, has assured residents that all sensitive materials for the conduct of Saturday election are safe and intact.

SEC shuts firm over illegal management fund operations

The Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) recent onslaught against companies engaged in illegal fund management has claimed its second casualty – Growing Circle, a Lagos-based firm.
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Maurizio Sarri picks over the bones as confusion reigns at Chelsea

Maurizio Sarri was left picking over the bones of Chelsea’s FA Cup exit against Manchester United on Tuesday as the odds shortened on him.

Nigerian Army uncovers plan to attack polling centres in four states

The Nigerian Army on Tuesday said it had uncovered plans by suspected hired thugs to attack polling centres in some unnamed states in the Niger Delta.