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Presidency announces recruitment of 300,000 new N-Power beneficiaries

The federal government said it plans to recruit 300,000 new beneficiaries in the second tranche of the N-Power volunteer scheme set to kick off on August 1.

N-Power beneficiaries to reach 500,000 in August

The Muhammadu Buhari administration has concluded arrangements to deploy 300,000 new beneficiaries in the second batch of its N-Power Volunteers Corp.

Federal government engages 300,000 N-Power beneficiaries in August

The Federal Government has concluded arrangements to engage additional 300,000 beneficiaries in the second batch of its N-Power Volunteers Corp effective from 1st August.

Qatar ploughs ahead with World Cup plans despite crises

Last year, Qatar's finance minister Ali Sharif Al-Emadi said his country was determined to have everything ready for the 2022 World Cup well before fans started landing in the Gulf.

Flood: Katsina government tasked on drainage construction

The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), has appealed to the Katsina State Government to intensify efforts on drainage construction.

At least 15 dead in Nepal truck accident

No fewer than 15 people were killed on Friday when a truck carrying construction workers skidded off a dirt track and plunged downhill in North-Central Nepal.
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PDP sets economic blueprint, says it will ensure single digit lending rate

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said that its blueprint for economic recovery includes pursuing deliberate policies that will guarantee single-digit commercial lending rate across all productive sectors, immediately it is re-elected into office in 2019.

Senator Udoma: Nigeria’s poverty ranking baseless

Minister of Budget and National Planning, Sen. Udoma Udo Udoma, has described the recent ranking of Nigeria by World Data Lab in Vienna, Austria, as the poorest country as ‘baseless’, saying it did not reflect the true situation of things on ground in the country.
The logo of the European Investment Bank is pictured in the city of Luxembourg, Luxembourg, March 25, 2017. Reuters|Eric Vidal

Official: European Investment Bank plans €700 million investment in Nigeria

Ms Isabelle Grunderbeeck, the Regional Representative for West Africa of European Investment Bank (EIB), says the bank plans to invest 700 million euros in some identified projects in Nigeria.

Federal government moves to review operational standard in 135 IEIs

The Federal Government has dispatched its team of experts to 135 Innovation Enterprise Institutions (IEIs) across Nigeria to ascertain their level of compliance with set standard for operations.

Democracy Day: President Buhari’s address in full

The commemoration of this year’s Democracy Day is a celebration of freedom, a salute to the resilience and determination of Nigerians and a recommitment by Government to keep its promise to lead Nigeria into a new era of justice and prosperity.

Governor Umahi: I will not castigate President Buhari, he is my boss

Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi State says despite being a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), he will not want to castigate President Muhammadu Buhari.

LSEFT: Lagos government disburses N5.2 billion to 6,462 beneficiaries

The Lagos State Government, on Thursday, said a total of 6,462 residents with proven business ideas have so far benefitted about N5.22billion from the Employment Trust Fund (ETF) designed to grow the economy and create jobs through provision of credit facilities with minimal interest.

AU appoints Tunji Asaolu member of labour migration advisory committee

The Nigerian representative in the African Union Economic, Social and Cultural Council (AU ECOSOCC) and the Chairperson, Social Affairs and Health Cluster, Dr. Tunji Asaolu, has been appointed a member of the African Labour Migration Advisory Committee (AULMAC).

N1.1 billion fraud: EFCC claims intelligence report prompted trial of ex-FCT minister’s son

A witness, Mr Ishaya Dauda, on Tuesday told a Federal High Court, Abuja, that the trial of former FCT Minister Bala Mohammed’s son, Samsudeen was prompted by an intelligence report.

Governor Sani-Bello charges leaders on selfless service, bequeathing legacies

A Chieftain of the Peoples’ Democratic Party, (PDP) in Kaduna State, Muhammad Sani-Bello, says those aspiring to lead the people must be ready to bequeath legacies that would stand the test of time.

Oando: We can finally reap return on our investment – shareholder

Speaking on the lifting of the technical suspension, Mr. Babatunde Badmus, Pacesetter Shareholder Association said: “We are happy the SEC and the NSE has finally heeded to the pleas of minority shareholders. It is unfortunate this took six long months, nonetheless we are pleased to finally be opportune to reap from the Company’s positive operations.”

Stakeholders oppose concession of Ajaokuta Steel

Experts in the Mining Sector have said that any attempt by the Federal Government to concession Ajaokuta would lead to corruption and mortgaging the security of Nigeria.

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A mob lynched a woman in India after rumours circulated on WhatsApp about child kidnappers, police said Monday, days after the messaging firm said it was curbing the forwarding of messages.

NACCIMA urges President Buhari to sign AfCTFA

The Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (NACCIMA) has called on the Federal Government to immediately sign the Africa Continental Free Trade Area Agreement (AfCTFA) to make the economy more competitive.

2019: Ex-minister Edem Duke joins Cross River governorship race

A former Minister of Culture, Tourism and National Orientation in the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan, Chief Edem Duke, has declared his intention to join the next governorship race in Cross River State come 2019.
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2019: Stop shopping for members – APC tells PDP

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has told the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to "stop shopping around for supporters" and channel its energy on the forthcoming 2019 general elections.