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President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, disclosed on Tuesday that the Senate may next week consider the report of an Ad-Hoc Committee on security challenges with a view to finding solutions to Nigeria’s security problems.

Senate investigates deposit banks over remittance of tax revenues

The Senate has mandated its Committees on Banking, Insurance and Financial Institutions, and Finance to investigate withholding tax revenues on both bank deposits and dividends.

New South-East chamber chief promises to support women, SMEs

The new president of South East Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (SECCIMA), Mr. Humphrey Ngonadi, has promised to prioritize empowerment of Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) operators, especially women petty traders, youths as well as persuade South East businessmen in Diaspora to invest more in the South East.
Kaduna Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (KADCCIMA), yesterday said that, all is set to hold its 41st Kaduna International Trade Fair (KITF).

Chamber: Twelve countries for Kaduna trade fair

Kaduna Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (KADCCIMA), yesterday said that, all is set to hold its 41st Kaduna International Trade Fair (KITF).
Senate President Ahmed Lawan

Boko Haram: Senate condemns Plateau killings, abductions

The Senate on Wednesday condemned the abduction and killings of Nigerian citizens from Plateau State by Boko Haram.

Senate no longer probing mace-snatching incident – spokesperson

The Senate spokesperson, Godiya Akwashiki (APC, Nasarawa North), made this known to journalists on Friday. He said the probe ended as soon as the eighth Senate rounded off and that the present ninth Senate cannot restart it.

Lagos chamber calls for ‘holistic’ reform of power sector

Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) has charged the Federal Government to go for a holistic reform of the nation’s power sector instead of embarking on tariff increase as being proposed.

LCCI releases economic outlook for 2020

The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) has projected a high cost of doing business in 2020.
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Border closure affecting small businesses in Plateau – operators

Since President Muhammadu Buhari unexpectedly ordered the closure of the nation’s borders about four months ago due to smuggling activities from neighbouring countries, which he says threatened the self-sufficiency policy of his administration; reactions have continued to trail the development.
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Senate adjourns plenary to honour late member

The National Assembly on Thursday adjourned plenary to honour a member, Senator Ben Uwajumogu, who died on Wednesday morning in Abuja.
Abdullahi Umar Ganduje

Kano governor signs 2020 appropriation bill into law

Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano, on Wednesday, assented to 2020 Appropriation Bill passed by the Kano State House of Assembly into law.

Senate president mourns Senator Ben Uwajumogu

The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has expressed shock and sadness over the tragic news of the death of Senator Ben Uwajumogu who represented Imo North Senatorial District of Imo state until the sad incident on Wednesday.

UNIBEN offices sealed over alleged tax evasion

The Edo State Government has sealed some offices at the University of Benin, including the Office of the Vice Chancellor, over alleged tax evasion.
Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has promised the support of his administration for creative industry with a view to making the sector achieve a sustainable economic status. 8

Lagos governor woos Chinese investors at trade fair

Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State on Monday assured Chinese investors of ample business opportunities in the state that would be mutually beneficial to both Nigeria and China.

LCCI: Insecurity, policy somersault bleeding Nigeria’s economy

The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) has raised the alarm that uncertainty in the country’s business environment is not only posing risk for investors in the country but also costing the economy billions of Naira in losses.

NAICOM: Insurance firms’ total assets hit N1.3 trillion

The total asset of 58 insurance companies as at 2018 stands at N1.3 trillion, Acting Commissioner, National Insurance Commission (NAICOM), Mr Olorundare Sunday Thomas has said.

Onitsha chamber urges NIWA chief on functional waterways

The Onitsha Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (ONICCIMA), yesterday, advised the new Managing Director, National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA), Chief George Moghalu, to ensure that the inland waterways ports in every part of the country, especially the Eastern Ports, are functional so that its opportunities wouldl be fully harnessed.

House of Reps: INEC cannot deregister political parties

The house of representatives has rejected a motion seeking to call on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to de-register political parties seen to be weak.
President Buhari at the event

President Buhari, Lagos Chamber leadership meet in Aso Rock

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday met with the leadership of the Lagos State Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI).

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N-Power: 109,823 beneficiaries now business owners – minister

The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq, says no fewer than 109,823 beneficiaries of the N-Power Programme are now business owners.
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Liverpool announce new long-term deal for Curtis Jones

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Legendary Juju musician and evangelist, Chief Commander Ebenezer Obey, has admonished musicians not to see themselves as competitors, but rather as one united people, using their talents to make people happy.

Music maestro Ebenezer Obey debunks death rumour

Contrary to the rumour making rounds on social media over the death of the music legend, Evangelist Ebenezer Obey-Fabiyi, the musician-turned cleric has debunked the rumour, saying he is alive and that the public should disregard the rumour.
The governor, Hope Uzodinma, disclosed this in Owerri, after meeting with the leadership of the state chapters of the Nigeria Union of Pensioners, NUP, led by Josiah Ugochukwu, Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, Comrade Austin Chilakpu and Trade Union Congress, TUC, at the Government House in Owerri.

Imo publishes eight names involved in N330 million pension fraud

The Imo State government yesterday made public of its findings in the payroll system regarding pension fraud which involved eight persons said to be receiving N330 million annually as a pension.

Ebonyi NUJ demands immediate release of arrested chairman

Ebonyi State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), has condemned in strong terms arrest of its chairman, Comrade Tony Nwizi, who was arrested in the early hours of Saturday.