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Gov. AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara, has congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari, on his victory at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal.

Nigeria must look beyond oil – Kwara governor

The Kwara State Governor, Alhaji AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has called for urgent measures to diversify the Nigerian economy and reduce the country’s reliance on crude oil.
Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, Minister of Science and Technology, has said that it is only knowledge-based economy that would add value and create a new lease of life for all Nigerians.

Leather industry has potential to boost foreign earnings – minister

The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, said the Nigerian leather industry has the potential to increase the nation’s foreign earnings.

NEPC canvasses economic diversification to save Nigeria shocks of unstable crude

The Chief Executive Officer of Nigeria Export Promotion Council, NEPC, Mr Segun Awolowo, has canvassed deeper economic diversification initiative to save Nigeria the economic shocks of unstable crude oil prices.
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NPA partners ministry, agencies to end port gridlock

The Nigerian Ports Authority has said that it would partner the Ministry of Works and Housing and other relevant agencies to rehabilitate port access roads to stop gridlocks around the seaports.

LCCI sets agenda for President Buhari’s second term

The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) says the quality of the nation’s infrastructure, policies and institutions are crucial to driving economic diversification.
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Governor Akeredolu: How Nigeria can earn $145 billion through legal marijuana

Ondo State Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has warned that Nigeria could lose $145 billion by 2025 over its failure to key into the global legal marijuana market.
President Buhari visits the Train the Trainer Course organised by the Election Planning and Monitoring directorate of the APC Presidential Campaign Council in Abuja on 28th Jan 2019-6

US, France congratulate President Buhari

The United States of America and the Republic of France have congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari on his re-election in last Saturday’s Presidential and National Assembly elections.
Three Presidential Candidates, Oby Ezekwesili of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN), Fela Durotoye of the Alliance for New Nigeria (ANN) and Kingsley Moghalu of the Young Progressives Party (YPP) on Saturday clashed on the economy in the televised debate held at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja.

Oby Ezekwesili, Fela Durotoye, Kingsley Moghalu reel out economic plans for Nigeria

Three Presidential Candidates, Oby Ezekwesili of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN), Fela Durotoye of the Alliance for New Nigeria (ANN) and Kingsley Moghalu of the Young Progressives Party (YPP) on Saturday clashed on the economy in the televised debate held at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja.
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UN: Nigeria needs N103 trillion to implement 2019-2022 SDGs

Nigeria needs not less than 337 billion dollars to implement the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) from 2019 to 2022, the UN Support Plan for the Sahel has estimated.
As Port Harcourt play host to 13 presidential aspirants and their supporters for primary election of the Peoples Democratic Party, Gov. Nyesom Wike has assured all delegates of a memorable stay.

Nyesom Wike presents N480 billion 2019 appropriation bill

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has presented the 2019 Appropriation Bill of N480 billion to the State House of Assembly for consideration and approval.
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UAE seeks closer economic ties with Nigeria

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has expressed its readiness to deepen economic ties with Nigeria toward promoting investment and trade between both countries.

Willie Obiano presents N157.1 billion 2019 Appropriation Bill to Anambra Assembly

Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State, on Wednesday, presented the 2019 Appropriation Bill of N157.1 billion to the state’s House of Assembly with a plea for its speedy consideration.

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.
President Buhari hosts to Dinner Members of APC Aspirant Forum in State House on 30th Oct 2018 1

Trade fair: Muhammadu Buhari calls for deeper public-private collaboration

President Muhammadu Buhari has called for deeper collaboration between the public and private sectors toward achieving more vibrant economic growth.

AfDB approves Malawi’s economic strategy

The African Development Bank has approved its Country Strategy Paper for Malawi for 2018-2022 to boost economic diversification, reduce dependency on rain-fed agriculture and build resilience for growth in the southern African nation.

Udoma Udoma: Nigeria’s economy moving in positive direction under Muhammadu Buhari

Minister of Budget and National Planning, Senator Udoma Udo Udoma, Thursday, in Indonesia told a global audience that the implementation of the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP 2017 – 2020) was moving Nigeria’s economy in a positive direction.

How beekeeping can grow economy

Agricultural scientists observe that apiculture — scientific rearing of honey bees — can contribute tremendous amount in value to the economy of any nation that harnesses the potential in the sector.
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NSE admits N1.7 billion FGN Savings Bonds in seven months

The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) has admitted about N1.7 billion worth of Federal Government Saving Bonds new issuances in its daily official list in the first seven month of 2018.

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Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has directed public primary and secondary schools submerged by flood in the state to proceed on three weeks’ holiday from Monday.

Ondo denies unconditional release of monarch from prison

Ondo State Government has denied a report that the embattled monarch of Ayetoro town in Ilaje Local Government of the state, Olorunmbe Ojagbohunmi, had been released from the prison unconditionally.
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EFCC chief laments widening corrupt practices in Nigeria

The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, Tuesday lamented the widening scourge of corrupt practices pervading the country.
The Kayode Fayemi administration in Ekiti State says it has defrayed inherited debts to the tune of 31 billion naira since assumption of office.

Ekiti pensioners hail governor for improved welfare in one year

Pensioners in Ekiti State have described the first year of Governor Kayode Fayemi in office as a “huge blessing to them” in terms of better welfare package.

Nigeria Police poorest paid in Africa – ex-PSC chief

Former Chairman of Police Service Commission, Chief Simon Okeke, has described the nation’s police officers as the poorest paid in Africa amidst risks taken in the line of duties.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday in an FCT High Court in Maitama, re-arraigned a deputy director with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Emenike Umesi, for alleged misappropriation of N54.3 million.

EFCC confirms arrest of Instagram celebrity

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has confirmed the arrest of a popular Instagram celebrity, Ismaila Mustapha popularly known as ‘Mompha.’