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President Buhari: All Nigerian e-passports must be produced locally

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed that the production and personalisation of all Nigerian E-passports and related documentation shall be the sole responsibility of the Nigerian Security Printing & Minting Company (NSPMC).
President Buhari receiving Report of the Technical Advisory Committee on the Implementation of the National Minimum Wage in State House on 25th Mar 2019 2

President Buhari grants passport printing monopoly to MINT

President Muhammadu Buhari has granted the Nigerian Security Printing & Minting Company (NSPMC) the monopoly for the production and personalization of all Nigerian E-passports and related documentation.
Mthuli Ncube

Zimbabwe to raise workers’ salaries the second time in three months

The Zimbabwean government is ready to raise civil servants’ wages for the second time in three months, Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube said on Monday, after a labour group threatened protests.

Nigeria to shut bank accounts of firms which import restricted goods

Nigeria’s central bank said on Friday it will close the bank accounts of firms caught smuggling into the country any goods for which access to foreign exchange has been restricted.

Central bank quashes talk of change to exchange rate policy

Nigeria’s central bank said it made no change to its naira policies, after a revision on its website led some analysts to speculate that it was ending a system of multiple exchange rates.
Olusegun Runsewe

Runsewe hails CBN boss for creative industry initiative

Mr Olusegun Runsewe, Director General, National Council for Arts and Culture, on Thursday commended the Central Bank Governor, Mr Godwin Emiefele, for developing a Creative Industry Financing Initiative.

CBN: Farming panacea to poverty, unemployment in Nigeria

The Central Bank of Nigeria has said mechanised farming is the way out of poverty and unemployment that is currently confronting the country, as it urged citizens to strive to engage in productive ventures to improve their standard of living.

Experts commend central bank for cutting lending rate to 13.5 percent

Two financial experts, Dr Samuel Nzekwe and Dr Titus Okurounmu, on Wednesday commended the Federal Government for reducing the benchmark lending rate from 14 per cent to 13.5 per cent.
President Buhari receives in Congratulatory Visit Members of the Traditional Rulers Council in State House on 5th Mar 2019-2

Committee to outline fresh policies for President Buhari’s second term begins work

A head of the formal inauguration of President Muhammadu Buhari for a second term, a committee to aid the administration deliver on fresh mandates and policy have been constituted and has commenced work.
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.

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Hundreds of Ijaw women from oil-producing communities in Bayelsa State on Friday staged a peaceful protest against the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, over the neglect of their oil impacted communities by the Commission.

Bayelsa women protest neglect of oil-producing communities by NDDC

Hundreds of Ijaw women from oil-producing communities in Bayelsa State on Friday staged a peaceful protest against the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, over the neglect of their oil impacted communities by the Commission.
The logo of the Nigerian Stock Exchange is pictured in Lagos, Nigeria, file. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde

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.
Super Eagles forward Alex Iwobi is in contention for Everton’s Player and Young Player of the Season awards.

Alex Iwobi returns to Everton squad ahead of West Brom game

Alex Iwobi has returned to the Everton squad ahead of their Premier League outing against West Bromwich Albion on Saturday after recovering from a knock.
The Executive Chairman of Benue Internal Revenue Service, BIRS, Mr. Andrew Ayabam, has disclosed that the COVID-19 pandemic had adversely affected the Internally Generated Revenue, IGR, the profile of the state.

Coronavirus adversely impacted Benue revenue – BIRS chief

The Executive Chairman of Benue Internal Revenue Service, BIRS, Mr. Andrew Ayabam, has disclosed that the COVID-19 pandemic had adversely affected the Internally Generated Revenue, IGR, the profile of the state.

Hoteliers, tourism operators reject electricity tariff hike

Operators in the hospitality industry in the country, including hotel owners and tourism operators Friday rejected the September 2 electricity tariff hike by the federal government.