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From Left... ED/COO of United Nigeria Airlines, Mazo Osita Okonkwo and Mr. Linus Awute, Director of Administration sign the MoU on behalf of the airline while Hon. Kombowei Friday Benson, Secretary to the State Government (SSG) and Biriyai Dambo (SAN), Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, watch at the event recently.

United Nigeria Airlines, Bayelsa government sign service deal

The Management of the United Nigeria Airlines on Wednesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Government of Bayelsa State for the commencement of direct scheduled flight operations through the Bayelsa International Airport.

Police arrest fake PHED staff for swindling customer

The Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company (PHED) says the Police Command in Rivers has arrested a middle-age man, Brian Anucha, for allegedly parading himself as PHED staff defrauding customers.

EKEDC blames broken poles for power outage in Badagry

The Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC) has attributed the outage in some communities in Badagry to broken poles along the Badagry Expressway in Oko-Afo.
There was palpable anxiety among passengers of a United Nigeria flight number U50515 on Friday when the aircraft, which departed Port Harcourt to Abuja, had a detour over bad weather.

Passengers react as United Nigeria plane detours over poor weather

There was palpable anxiety among passengers of a United Nigeria flight number U50515 on Friday when the aircraft, which departed Port Harcourt to Abuja, had a detour over bad weather.

First Bank South-east branches remain open for business

First Bank of Nigeria Limited has debunked reports that its branches in the South-East part of the country have been closed due to the rising insecurity in the region.
The competition would be broadcast across Wazobia FM, Arewa Radio, Cool FM Kano, and Wazobia Max both in English and selected local languages, including Pidgin English, Hausa, Igbo, and Yoruba, in order to cater for the sporting needs of a wide-spectrum of Nigerians.

Nigeria Info and Wazobia Max gain broadcast rights ahead of Euro 2020

In a bid to create a quality sport-broadcasting experience for Nigerians, leading-media firms, Nigeria Info and Wazobia Max, under the auspices of AIM Group, have been awarded the broadcast rights from the official UEFA-licensed owner in Nigeria, Media Business Solutions (MBS), to freely air the UEFA Euro 2020 tournament across the country.
The Enugu Electricity Distribution PLC (EEDC) has cautioned residents of South-East against activities of scammers and unscrupulous individuals who are already taking advantage of the just commenced National Mass Metering Program (NMMP) to customers.

EEDC: Better to have all our customers metered

The Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC) says it is in the best interest of the company to install meters for its customers in the South-East.

EKEDC urges customers to shun unauthorised personnel

Eko Electricity Distribution Company has advised its customers to shun illegal activities and the use of unauthorised personnel within its network.
Nigeria's national electricity grid collapsed on Sunday, the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) said in a statement. Power outages in Nigeria, the most populous nation in Africa, are common, but a system collapse is unusual.

Kaduna strike: We were forced to shut down – TCN

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) declared a five-day warning strike with effect from May 16, 2021 in Kaduna State over sack of workers. To this end electricity supply to the state was disrupted on the morning of Sunday when the state started experiencing darkness.
The Enugu Electricity Distribution PLC (EEDC) has cautioned residents of South-East against activities of scammers and unscrupulous individuals who are already taking advantage of the just commenced National Mass Metering Program (NMMP) to customers.

EEDC: Over 50 communities in Enugu thrown into darkness by vandals

Over 50 communities in Enugu State and two communities in Ebonyi have been thrown into darkness following the vandalization of the Amechi–Awgu 33KV mainline, which supplies electricity to the affected communities.
The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, is set to take delivery of an aircraft from Italy for the commencement of the Deep Blue Sea project.

NIMASA set to enhance maritime safety with multi-million dollar systems

In bid to halt piracy and other acts of criminality in Nigeria’s territorial waters, the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has taken delivery of a Special Mission Aircraft (SMV).
Engineering dons of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) have commended respected auto dealer, Coscharis Motors Plc., a subsidiary of Coscharis Group, for their commitment in developing local contents in reference to their local assembly plant located in the group’s head office in Lagos.

UNILAG dons commend Coscharis Group on assembly plant

Engineering dons of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) have commended respected auto dealer, Coscharis Motors Plc., a subsidiary of Coscharis Group, for their commitment in developing local contents in reference to their local assembly plant located in the group’s head office in Lagos.

CBN disburses N83 billion loans to healthcare sector

The Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr. Godwin Emefiele, yesterday, said the central bank had disbursed over N83.9 billion to pharmaceutical and healthcare practitioners in the country since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country.

CBN governor seeks PPP model to improve healthcare infrastructure

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has urged stakeholders in the public and private sectors to collaborate to build a more healthy and robust healthcare infrastructure in Nigeria.

CBN governor: CACOVID’s relief support hits N25 billion

The efforts by the private sector Coalition Against Covid-19 led to the provision of N25bn relief materials to affected households, the Central Bank Governor, Godwin Emefiele, has said.
Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Pantami

Nigerian government extends NIN-SIM linkage till June 30

The ongoing National Identification Number and Subscriber Identity Module integration exercise has been extended till June 30, 2021, Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, has said.
Nigeria Export Processing Zones Authority (NEPZA)

NEPZA mulls export accelerator programme for SMEs

The Managing Director/Chief Executive, Nigeria Export Processing Zones Authority (NEPZA), Prof. Adesoji Adesugba, has said he is prepared to canvass for the adoption of export business accelerator programme to speedily integrate the country’s small and medium scale enterprises (SMEs) into the Special Economic Zones (SEZ) scheme for the benefit of the country.

First Bank pledges to cooperate with CBN

First Bank of Nigeria Limited on Friday embraced the board changes effected by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), just as the financial institution disclosed that Dr. Adesola Adeduntan has resumed as Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer.
The Chairman of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum and the Governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has admonished the President, National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), Comrade Sunday Asefon not to betray the confidence reposed in him by the entire students’ body.

Governor Fayemi: NESG, NGF to formulate policies that strengthen institutions, democracy

Chairman of the Nigerian Governors Forum, Mr Kayode Fayemi, says the forum is collaborating with the Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG) to strengthen democratic and economic institutions.
The Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate (PTAD) has said that in October, last year, it removed no fewer than 20,089 unverified pensioners from its payroll.

PTAD: Implementation of pension adjustment in progress

Dr Chioma Ejikeme, Executive Secretary of Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate (PTAD), says implementation of the pension adjustment is in progress.
Newest entrant into Nigeria’s aviation industry, United Nigeria Airlines, has recorded about 25,000 passengers within four weeks of commencing operations on the local routes.

United Nigeria Airlines commences scheduled flights to Port Harcourt

An official statement issued Tuesday, by the airline signed by the Head, Corporate Communications, Achilleus-Chud Uchegbu stated that the inaugural flight to Port Harcourt will depart the Murtala Mohammed Airport (MM2) in Ikeja, Lagos state at 1.30pm.

KEDCO explains cause of power outage, begs customers

The Kano Electricity Distribution Company (KEDCO) has appealed to electricity consumers for understanding over recent shortage of power supply in its franchise areas.

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Bandits invaded the Federal Government Girls College, Birnin Yauri, Kebbi State on Thursday afternoon, kidnapped many students and killed some policemen.

Unity schools old students condemn Kebbi abduction

Former students of unity schools across the country, under the aegis of the Unity Schools Old Students Association (USOSA), have decried Thursday’s attack on the Federal Government College, Birnin Yauri, Kebbi State during which scores of students and teachers were abducted by bandits.
Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike (fifth from the left) and his colleagues during Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governors’ Forum meeting in Ibadan Oyo State on Monday.

Remittance: It is impunity for NNPC to ignore extant laws – PDP governors

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governors Forum, has said it is impunity for the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) not to remit money to the federation account as stipulated by the constitution.
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APC governors endorse NGF committee on judiciary, state legislature autonomy

The All Progressives Congress (APC) governors on the platform of Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) have unanimously endorsed the Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal-led NGF Committee on the autonomy for Judiciary and State Legislature.
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Ekiti 2022: Governor Fayemi’s performance‘ll make the job easier for APC – party chairman

A Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti State, Akinlayo Kolawole, has disclosed that the performances of the Governor Kayode Fayemi-led administration would make next year’s governorship election easier for the party to win in the state.
A farmer prepares to collect a cocoa pod at a cocoa farm in Alepe, Ivory Coast December 7, 2020. REUTERS-Luc Gnago

Ivory Coast says chocolate traders failing to pay farmers living wage premium

Major chocolate traders in Ivory Coast are failing to pay a $400-per-tonne premium on beans aimed at curbing farmer poverty, the country's cocoa regulator said in a draft letter seen by Reuters on Friday.

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Journalist Agba Jalingo has been released from prison custody after meeting his bail conditions.

Protest: Group calls for release of Agba Jalingo, others

A non-governmental organisation, Citizens’ Solution Network, has called for the immediate and unconditional release of an activist and newspaper publisher, Agba Jalingo, and others arrested on Saturday during the June 12 protest in Calabar, Cross River State.
The Netherlands head coach Frank De Boar securing victory against Ukraine would not come easy for his side, as they get their Euro 2020 Group C campaign underway at Amsterdam’s Johan Cruyff Arena on Sunday.

Euro 2020: Netherlands coach wary of ‘tough opponent’ Ukraine

The Netherlands head coach Frank De Boar securing victory against Ukraine would not come easy for his side, as they get their Euro 2020 Group C campaign underway at Amsterdam’s Johan Cruyff Arena on Sunday.
Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Abdulrasheed Bawa, said yesterday that the commission arrested more than 400 young Nigerians for internet related fraud in the first three months of 2021.

EFCC going after money launderers in real estate sector – chairman

The chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abdulrasheed Bawa, has said the commission would be going all out to investigate money laundering in the real estate sector.
Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen collapsed to the field late in the first half of his team’s game against Finland at Euro 2020 on Saturday in Copenhagen.

Euro 2020: Denmark vs Finland suspended after Christian Eriksen collapses

The Euro 2020 Group B opener between Denamrk and Finland was suspended in the 43rd minute after Inter Milan and former Spurs midfielder Christian Eriksen collapsed on the pitch.

Anambra election: APGA clears ex-central bank boss, three other aspirants for guber primaries

Ahead of the November 6 governorship election in Anambra State, the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) has cleared a former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Prof. Charles Chukwuma Soludo, and three other aspirants to contest for its primary election scheduled for June 23.