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Plateau PDP: Intrigues as 2023 governorship race begins

With the Plateau PDP house still in disarray, no thanks to the disputed state congress already set aside by the courts, the contest for the 2023 governorship ticket is rife and raging in closets and cleavages, with some of the party wigs insisting that relatively young aspirants be favoured to emerge to avoid the ‘mistake’ of 2019 which grated on the Party’s electoral appeal and fortunes leading to its shock loss of chance to recapture power.
Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)

NNPC reduces cash-call debts to IOCs by $3.11 billion

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has so far paid a total of $3.118 billion cash-call debts owed the five major international oil companies (IOCs), leaving an outstanding debt of $1.570, according to statistics released by the corporation.
YouTube Shorts, the company’s short-form answer to TikTok, is launching in beta in the United States starting today. The short video format has already been available for several months in India, but today marks its debut stateside.

YouTube Shorts arrives in the US to take on TikTok

YouTube Shorts, the company’s short-form answer to TikTok, is launching in beta in the United States starting today. The short video format has already been available for several months in India, but today marks its debut stateside (along with the addition of several new features).
The Lagos State Signage and Advertisement Agency (LASAA) is to probe alleged payment into the private account of its staff.

LASAA commence campaign on regulation of outdoor adverts

The Lagos State Signage and Advertisement Agency (LASAA) has commenced the first phase of an awareness campaign to sensitise members of the public on the need for compliance with regulations guiding outdoor advertisement in the state.
To assist air passengers have seamless trips, EgyptAir has announced two-in-one package for its esteemed customers comprising of a 50% discount to all travel destinations served by the airline.

EgyptAir declares 50% discount, extra baggage for Easter Holiday

To assist air passengers have seamless trips, EgyptAir has announced two-in-one package for its esteemed customers comprising of a 50% discount to all travel destinations served by the airline. In addition, the airline has also offered one extra piece of luggage at no extra cost for passengers flying both on Business and Economy Classes.
Cross River State Governor, Sir Ben Ayade, (5th R) with Senate Committee on PIB led by the committee chairman Senator Mohammed Sabo (4th R), Former Governor of Benue State, Dr. Gabriel Suswanl (2nd L) and other committee members, during a visit to Government House Calabar

Governor Ayade: PIB must address delisting of Cross River as oil producing state

Cross River State governor, Prof Ben Ayade, has tasked National Assembly to handle related Petroleum Industry Bill, PIB, and other issues related to the bill with circumspection to avoid contentions that are likely to trail its ultimate passage into law.
Access Bank Plc has urged its customers and the general public to disregard social media report of its shutting 340 branches nationwide.

Access Bank gives incentives to customers

At the launch of the campaign, the Executive Director, Retail Banking, Access Bank Plc, Victor Etuokwu, said, the Valentine season gave the bank an opportunity to, as reported by Thisday, show love to its customers and reward their loyalty for banking with us.
FILE PHOTO - Pump jacks operate at sunset in an oil field in Midland, Texas U.S. August 22, 2018. REUTERS-Nick Oxford-File Photo

Saudi Arabia raises oil prices to U.S. and Europe

The world’s top oil exporter, Saudi Arabia, raised on Thursday the prices of all its crude oil that will go to the United States and Europe in March while leaving unchanged the official selling prices of its crude to its key market in Asia.

MultiChoice announces price slash on DStv, GOtv decoders

Leading video entertainment provider, MultiChoice Nigeria, has announced a price slash on its DStv and GOtv decoders starting Monday, February 1, 2021.
The Presidential Task force (PTF) on COVID-19 has revealed that 63 per cent of hand sanitiser sold in Abuja, have no NAFDAC registration.

NAFDAC confiscates unregistered hand sanitisers in Yobe

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) in Yobe, has confiscated over 250 bottles of unregistered hand sanitiser from various shops across the state.
Governor Douye Diri has expressed worry over the development, following the lifting of the ban on interstate travel.

Bayelsa confirms receipt of N27.5 billion refund from federal government

The Technical Adviser on Treasury and Accounts, Mr Timipre Seipulo, who disclosed this over the weekend during the transparency briefing on funds inflows and outflows said the state government opted to receive the money at a discounted rate instead of waiting for three to four years to receive the full N38billion due the state.
Former Finance Minister Seth Terkper has revealed that Ghana risked returning to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for support following the rising debt.

Ghana risks returning to the IMF over high debt – ex-minister

Former Finance Minister Seth Terkper has revealed that Ghana risked returning to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for support following the rising debt.

Dana Air introduces flexible ‘no change fee’ policy

Dana Air announced that the airline has introduced a flexible ‘no change fee’ policy as part of its promises to serve its customers better.
Yemi Osinbajo

VP Osinbajo secures cement manufacturers pledge to offer discount for housing scheme

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has secured the pledge from cement manufacturers in the country to offer discount on the commodity for the Federal Government’s Social Housing Scheme.
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has revealed that the aggregate domestic credit in commercial banks grew by 7.61 percent in October 2020, compared with 7.35 percent in the previous month.

Central bank asked to obey court order on N37.4 billion promissory notes

The Patriots for the Advancement Of Peace and Social Development (PAPS) has called on the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to obey the orders of a Federal High Court, Abuja, restraining it from going ahead to process the N14.9billion promissory notes belonging to Zamfara State in favour of the United Bank for Africa (UBA).
The logo of the Nigerian Stock Exchange is pictured in Lagos, Nigeria, file. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde

Investors gain N1.3 trillion as stock market rises to N19 trillion

The continued flow of funds into the stock market on the back of investors’ continued search for attractive returns pushed the market capitalisation from N17.092 trillion to N19.236 trillion, while the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) All-Share Index (ASI), rose from 34,250.74 to 36,804.75 or 7.46 per cent, which are new highs.
Peter Obi

Peter Obi: How to cut cost of governance

Former Governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi, has explained that one of the most potent ways of getting governance right in Nigeria is for those in authority pruning the cost of governance, which he described as outrageous and not sustainable.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, made the disclosure Wednesday after the Federal Executive Council presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari, at the State House, Abuja.

Nigerian government announces lifelines for broadcast industry

The Federal Government on Monday announced some lifelines for the broadcast industry as ways of cushioning the effects of COVID-19 pandemic on the industry.
Iran Oil and Gas

Iran offers discount on oil, gas to Asian market

Iran is selling oil and gas at a discount to Asian customers as it prepares for the return of US sanctions, state news agency IRNA reported on Monday.

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Super Eagles defender Semi Ajayi got very good ratings following his performance for West Bromwich Albion, in their 2-0 win at Millwall on Sunday.

Semi Ajayi receives racist abuse after West Brom’s loss vs Liverpool

West Brom Super Eagles defender Semi Ajayi was the victim of racist abuse on social media after Sunday’s Premier League home defeat by Liverpool.
The kidnapped wife of a traditional ruler in Oyo State, Funbi Ojo, has regained freedom from her abductors.

OPC: Kidnappers making millions of naira in Ogun communities

A frontline Yoruba militia group, Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC), yesterday indicated that close to N200 million might have been made within two months by armed Fulani herdsmen, who have occupied many Ogun State communities, kidnapping for ransom.
Poll workers sort through and count the votes after polls closed during the elections for governors, mayors, councillors and constitutional assembly members to draft a new constitution to replace Chile's charter, in Valparaiso, Chile, May 16, 2021.

Chile’s government in shock loss as voters pick independents to draft constitution

Chile’s center-right ruling coalition suffered a shock loss on Sunday night after failing to secure a critical one-third of seats in the body that will draft the country’s new constitution.
Police in Uganda are investigating circumstances under which a midwife reportedly mishandled a woman in labour and the baby’s head was pulled off.

Gynecologist denies belief that most babies are born at night

Dr Benedict Ekaidem, a Consultant Gynecologist and Reproductive Medicine, Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Jabi, Abuja has denied the belief that more babies are born at night.
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.

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JUSUN urges Nigerian government to deduct to judiciary funds from May FAAC

The Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) has urged the Federal Government to deduct funds meant for state judiciaries from the May 2021 Federal Account Allocation Committee (FAAC).
Dr. Timi Olubiyi, an Entrepreneurship & Business Management expert with a Ph.D. in Business Administration from Babcock University Nigeria.

Understanding the strength of small businesses

The number of small businesses keeps growing in the formal and informal sectors of the Nigerian economy, due to the role of small businesses as the live-wire of any economy and the backbone of major developed economies the world over.
Kelechi Nwakali has been named April’s Alcorcon player of the month.

Kelechi Nwakali wins Alcorcon Player of the Month award

Kelechi Nwakali has been named April’s Alcorcon player of the month.
FILE PHOTO: A healthcare worker tends to a patient at a temporary ward set up during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, at Steve Biko Academic Hospital in Pretoria, South Africa, January 19, 2021. Phill Magakoe/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo

South Africa’s coronavirus death toll much higher than official tally – report

A South African report into excess deaths over the past year suggests more than 133,000 people in the country have died from COVID-19, far more than the official tally of nearly 55,000.
Amaju Melvin Pinnick, the President of the Nigeria Football Federation, has restated his backing for embattled head coach of the Super Eagles Gernot Rohr despite increasing calls for the immediate dismissal of the German.

Joseph Dosu: Super Eagles boss to face strikers’ headache for 2022 AFCON and 2022...

Former Nigerian goalkeeper, Dosu Joseph says it will be music to hears of Gernot Rohr with the way Super Eagles strikers are scoring goals in Europe.