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Agriculturist urges Nigerians to embrace agriculture

Mr Jerry Ossai, an agriculturist, has stressed the need for Nigerians to embrace agriculture as one of the ways of bailing the country out of its economic challenges.

MFM’s Ugonna Aniekwe relishes NPFL debut against Rangers

Mountain of Fire and Miracle Ministries (MFM FC) defender, Ugonna Felix Aniekwe, is still basking from the Euphoria of his Nigeria Professional Football League debut against Rangers.
Christian Chukwu

Christian Chukwu’s undergoes successful operation in Enugu

Contrary to reports flying around that former Super Eagles coach Chirstian Chukwu is in a sorry state and desperate requires about $50,000 dollars for immediate operation in the United States, an online medium reports that this is not true.

CBN: Nigeria records 57.1 PMI points as at February

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) said the Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) stood at 57.1 index points as at February, indicating an expansion in the manufacturing sector for 23 consecutive months.
Miners at work in a mine shaft. AFP

Dozens feared dead in Zimbabwe gold mine flood

At least 60 gold miners were feared dead in Zimbabwe after water flooded two disused shafts in a mining town southwest of Harare, a government minister has said.
Kim Chang Son

North Korea officials en-route to Vietnam ahead of Trump-Kim summit

Twelve North Korean officials — including Kim Jong Un’s de-facto chief of staff — were en-route to Vietnam Friday ahead of a second scheduled summit between Kim and US President Donald Trump, South Korea’s Yonhap news agency said.

Ekiti accident: Dangote denies ownership of rice-laden truck that killed 15 in Ekiti

Dangote Industries Limited (DIL) has denied the ownership of the truck involved in an accident in Iworoko Ekiti, near Ado-Ekiti, in which 15 persons were confirmed dead and many others injured on Saturday.

CBN: PMI stands at 61.1 index points as at December 2019

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) said the Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) stood at 61.1 index points as at December 2018, indicating an expansion in the manufacturing sector for 21 consecutive months.
Environmentalists dressed as a storm cloud (L) and a burning tree protest during a demonstration titled "End coal - Climate protection now" on December 1, 2018 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Christoph Soeder / dpa / AFP) / Germany OUT

Thousands march in Germany calling for end to coal power

Thousands of people marched in Berlin and Cologne on Saturday calling for Germany to abandon coal-powered electricity generation, on the eve of a major climate conference in Poland.

NACCIMA asks Nigerians in diaspora to ‘come home and invest’

The National Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (NACCIMA) has advised Nigerians in diaspora to come home and invest.

Nigeria women miners seek space in N8 trillion industry

Nigerian women miners are setting their gaze at leadership roles in the country’s neglected mining and minerals sector currently worth N8 trillion annually according to government records.
Minister of State for Mines and Steel Development, Abubakar Bwari

Minister: Nigeria’s solid minerals contributes N3.5 billion annually to federation account

Nigeria’s solid minerals sector has contributes N3.5 billion Naira annually to the federation account, Minister for Solid Minerals and Steel Development, Abubakar Bwari, said on Thursday in Zurich.

Gully erosion kills 15, threatens households in Anambra community

The Federal Government has said 15 people of Umuozu community in Otolo a suburbs of Anambra State, lost their lives to gully erosion in the area.
US President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the Florida State Fairgrounds Expo Hall in Tampa, Florida, on July 31, 2018. - AFP PHOTO - SAUL LOEB

U.S.-China trade war escalates as new tariffs kick in

The U.S. and China escalated their acrimonious trade war on Thursday, implementing punitive 25 per cent tariffs on 16 billion dollars worth of each other’s goods, even as mid-level officials from both sides resumed talks in Washington.

American investors tour NIGERCEM to revamp moribund firm

A team of American investors on Monday toured the Nigerian Cement (NIGERCEM) Company, Nkalagu in Ebonyi, to assess the condition of the moribund firm in a bid to revamp it.

Arewa Youths honour Governor Ugwaunyi for peace, good governance

The Arewa Youths Forum on Saturday honoured Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State with an Award of Excellence in recognition of the existing peace and good governance in the state.

North Korea evades UN sanctions, imports oil, sells arms

North Korea has resorted to a “massive increase” of illegal ship-to-ship transfers of oil products at sea to evade UN sanctions and enlisted a Syrian arms broker to sell weapons to Yemen and Libya, a UN report said Friday.

NACCIMA urges full implementation of mining roadmap

Ayoola Olukanni, the Director-General, Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture, has called for full implementation of the roadmap on mining and steel development.

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Police rescue man abducted by fake soldiers

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Governor Ishaku declares asset ahead of May 29 inauguration

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Sudan general vows to back Saudi against Iran ‘threats’

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