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Presidency, Shehu Sani disagree on border closure

The Special Adviser to the President for Economic Matters in the Office of the Vice-President, Dr Adeyemi Dipeolu and Senator Shehu Sani on Monday disagreed on the impact of the border closure on the nation’s economy.
Godwin Obaseki

APC chairman, PDP berate Edo governor over project

The National Chairman, All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, and the Chairman, Peoples Democratic Party, Edo State chapter, Mr Dan Orbih, on Saturday criticised Governor Godwin Obaseki for calling for the probe of multi-billion naira Edo water storm project.
Seyi Makinde

Oyo governor appoints Ibadan university economist as economic adviser

Gov Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has appointed Dr. Musibau Adetunji Babatunde, an economist from the University of Ibadan, as his Chief Economic Adviser.
Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State has assured industrialists in the state of his administration’s readiness to put an end to the deplorable state of road network affecting manufacturers and other road users in the state.

Ogun governor seeks assembly’s approval to access N1.5 billion loan

Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State, has written the the state House of Assembly seeking approval to access a concessionary loan of N1.5billion from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) for the Anchor Borrowers’ Programme with a single-digit interest rate.

White House says ‘no recession in sight’ despite market turmoil

White House officials pushed back on Sunday against concerns that economic growth may be faltering, saying they saw little risk of recession despite a volatile week on global bond markets, and insisting their trade war with China was doing no damage to the United States.
France is creating a G7 task force to study how central banks ensure cryptocurrencies like Facebook’s Libra are governed by regulations ranging from money-laundering laws to consumer-protection rules, France’s central bank governor said on Friday.

Facebook digital currency operation ‘poses risks to global banking’

Facebook’s plan to operate its own digital currency poses risks to the international banking system that should trigger a speedy response from global policymakers, according to the organisation that represents the world’s central banks.

Former Enugu SSG Martin Ilo passes on

Mr Martin Ilo, one-time Secretary to the Enugu State Government under former Gov. Sullivan Chime’s administration, has passed on at the age of 50, NAN reports.
African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank)

Central African Republic formally joins Afreximbank

The number of African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) member countries swelled to 50 on Wednesday, with the Central African Republic (CAR) formalising her membership by depositing the instrument of the country’s ratification of the Bank Establishment Agreement in Cairo, Egypt.

Ex-Minister Turaki blames upsurge of insurgency on President Buhari

A former Minister of Special Duties and Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, presidential aspirant, Alhaji Kabiru Tanimu Turaki, SAN, has blamed the recent upsurge in the activities of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Boko Haram and Niger Delta militants on neglect by President Muhammadu Buhari.

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Iraqi Anti-government demonstrators block a road with debris and burning tires in the southern Iraqi city of Nasiriyah on January 19, 2020. (Photo by – - AFP)

Iraq protests swell with youth angry at slow pace of reform

Protests escalated across Iraq’s south and its capital Baghdad on Sunday as demonstrators sealed off streets with burning tyres in outrage at the government’s slow pace of reform.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday signed the finance bill into law.

A new case for a Commonwealth based on trade

The United Kingdom’s exit of the European Union is now all but certain. Only the passage of time will reveal what their new relationship shall be. But with this new arrangement, I – like many other Commonwealth leaders – also seek a new settlement: not only of closer relations between the UK and my own nation, but of unleashing trade within the club in which we together shall remain.
Samuel Chukwueze's contribution was not enough to help Villarreal from bowing to a 2-1 loss against Espanyol on Sunday.

Samuel Chukwueze in action in Villarreal loss against Espanyol

The Nigerian forward, who was in action for the duration of the encounter, made his 19th league appearance at the Estadio de la Ceramica but could not add to his La Liga tally of three goals and an assist this season.
President Muhammadu Buhari today on Sunday paid a visit to the Prince of Wales, Prince Charles, in Scotland, on the sidelines of Uk-Africa Summit. 2

President Buhari visits Prince Charles — in pictures

President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday paid a visit to the Prince of Wales, Prince Charles, in Scotland, on the sidelines of Uk-Africa Summit.

Police arrest girl for faking own kidnap in Lagos

It was gathered that on January 9, at about 5.30 pm, the suspect conspired with her boyfriend Emmanuel, and Okpe, to produce a short video of her being blindfolded and driven to a bush in a truck.