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Federal government moves to address low freight activities in Kano airport

The Federal Government on Thursday said it was set to proffer solutions to the challenges identified to be causing low airfreight activities at the Kano international airport.

HuCaPAN: Outsourced workers will get new minimum wage

Human Capital Providers Association of Nigeria (HuCaPAN), says its members will pay the new minimum wage of N30,000 and emphasised the need for a decent work environment in the country.
Mokgweetsi Masisi

Botswana’s Mokgweetsi Masisi promises job creation, better pay

Botswana’s President, Mokgweetsi Masisi, on Thursday pledged to prioritize job creation and better pay.
The Kaduna Electricity Distribution Company on Monday appealed to residents of Ibrahim Taiwo Road in Kaduna to bear with it over the power outage being experienced by the residents.

Expert: Energy diversification can boost development index, SDGs

Prof. Babatunde Rabiu, Director, Centre for Atmospheric Research, National Space Research and Development Agency (CARNASRDA) said diversifying energy could boost development and enable Nigeria attain the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.
Gboyega Oyetola

Osun to collaborate with Venezuela, Israel, Cuba, others to boost economy

Osun State has expressed its readiness to collaborate with countries like Venezuela, Israel, Cuba and others to boost the economy of the state.
Nigeria's Budget Minister Udoma Udo Udoma speaks during the public presentation and breakdown of 2018 Appropriation Act in Abuja, Nigeria.

Senator Udoma: Federal government fiscal strategy targets growth-enhancing sectors

Budget and National Planning Minister, Senator Udoma Udo Udoma, on Thursday told the Senate Committee on Finance that some slight adjustments had been effected on the 2019 Medium Term Fiscal Framework and Fiscal Strategy Paper (MTEF/FSP) between when it was approved by the Federal Executive Council and the finalization of the 2019 Budget Proposals.
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Facebook’s privacy move: major pivot or headfake?

After building the world’s biggest and most powerful social network in history, Mark Zuckerberg says the future of Facebook is something else.

Experts: Ignorance, misconception major setbacks to adoption of renewable energy

Energy experts on Saturday identified ignorance and misconception as major setbacks to the adoption of renewable energy in Nigeria.
Muhammadu Buhari

Elections: Major Islamic group endorses President Buhari

As the 2019 elections get closer, the Jama’atul Izalatul Bidi’a Waikamatus Sunnah (JIBWIS), one of the largest Islamic societies in Nigeria, Chad, Niger, and Cameroon, has endorsed President Muhammadu Buhari for a second term.

Orji Kalu: Why we’re promoting culture at Igbere festival

Former governor of Abia State, Dr. Orji Uzor-Kalu, has said President Muhammadu Buhari’s call, for diversification of the economy, was the driving force behind the Igbere Cultural Carnival
Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has said that the Senate on resumption of plenary will further probe the NNPC on diversion of dividends from the Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG).

Bukola Saraki insists 2019 budget is hopeless

Senate President Bukola Saraki has insisted that the 2019 budget proposal of N8.83 trillion presented to a joint session of the national assembly by President Muhammadu Buhari is “hopeless.”
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and former Governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi, yesterday disagreed on some policies of the Federal Government, including subsidy, anti-corruption war and the economy.

VP Debate: Peter Obi alone on African free trade agreement

Mr. Peter Obi, Vice Presidential candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), was a lone voice, supporting Nigeria’s immediate signatory to the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA).

Benue groups vow to resist federal government’s plan to reopen grazing routes

The three major tribal groups in Benue State, the Mdzough U Tiv (MUT), Ochetoha K’Idoma (OKI), and Omi Ny’Igede (ONI) have vowed to resist plans by the Federal Government to reopen cattle routes across the country that have ceased to be operational.

Manufacturers against smuggling in West Africa

Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) has kicked against smuggling in West African countries and appealed to the governments to address the menace in the region to ensure smooth trade among member states.
President Buhari with Outgoing Ambassador of India Amb. B.N. Reddy and Minister of State Foreign Affairs Khadija Bukar Ibrahim as he receives in farewell visit Outgoing ambassador of India in State House on 19th Nov 2018-2

Muhammadu Buhari: Nigeria-India relations mutually beneficial

President Muhammadu Buhari has described the relationship between Nigeria and India as “worthy and mutually beneficial.”

Thousands of South Sudanese to create room for oil extraction

Thousands of residents of Pibor in South Sudan's Boma State will be relocated from their homes to pave the ways for the drilling of oil, officials said.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo

Yemi Osinbajo: I stand for state police

Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has restated that he is an advocate of fiscal federalism, stronger state governments and state police.

Udoma Udoma: Federal government committed to expanding export of locally produced goods, services

The Minister of Budget and National Planning, Senator Udoma Udo Udoma says the Federal government is committed to the diversification of the country’s economy away from dependence on oil and gas.

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The spokesperson of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Tunde Buraimoh, has passed on.

Labour: FIRS takeover of stamp duty will cost NIPOST 15,000 jobs

Organised Labour in the nation’s communications industry, has raised the alarm that Nigeria Postal Service, NIPOST, is at risk of losing no fewer than 15,000 workers into the unemployment market over the alleged recent takeover of its primary duty to produce and issue stamp by the Federal Inland Revenue Services, FIRS.