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Governor Dickson orders immediate payment of new national minimum wage

Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State has approved the payment of the N30,000 new National Minimum Wage to workers in the state with effect from this month.

USAID: Over 500,000 HIV orphans, children benefited from US health services

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), has said that it has provided care and support to over half a million children orphaned or affected by the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV).
Adams Oshiomhole

Adams Oshiomhole: Despite economic growth, poverty level still high in Nigeria

There is still high rate of poverty in Nigeria despite government’s effort in pulling the country out of recession, the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adam Oshiomhole, has said.
National Bureau of Statistics NBS

Medium scale enterprises drop by 60 per cent – survey

A report by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) in collaboration with the Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN) has indicated that Medium scale enterprises dropped significantly by about 60 per cent, due to economic recession that spanned through 2017.
Governor Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara State

BMO faults Governor Yari over recession comment

The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) has reacted to a statement credited to the Abdulaziz Yari, Governor of Zamfara State, at a meeting of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum.

MAN, LCCI disagree with Governor Yari over recession

The prediction of Zamfara governor Abdulaziz Yari that Nigeria will slide into a recession again has been faulted by Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) and the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI).
Governor Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara State

Governor Yari: Nigeria economy may slip back into recession

Abdulaziz Yari, the governor of Zamfara State, who also doubles as the chairman of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum, has warned that Nigeria may head for another economic recession due to the decline in the price of oil.
President Buhari signs New National Minimum Wage Bill into Law in State House on 18th April 2019 2

President Buhari, UN scribe to raise $50 billion to recharge Lake Chad

President Muhammadu Buhari has welcomed the acceptance of the United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, to co-chair a Special Session to raise $50 billion to fund the inter-basin water transfer from Central Africa to revive the Lake Chad, the presidency said in a statement, Tuesday.

I’m not aware of Nnamdi Kanu’s sureties withdrawal – lawyer

The counsel representing the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and Director of Radio Biafra, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu; Barrister Aloy Ejimakor, said that he is not aware about the decision of Kanu’s sureties to withdraw their suretyship.

Top Plateau APC members defect to PDP

Top officials of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and hundreds of their supporters from Jos South Local Government Area of Plateau State have defected to the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to align with Chairman, House Committee on Rules and Business in the House of Representatives, Hon. Edward Pwajok.
Chika Onuegbu

Economist: 2019 will be tough for Nigeria

An economist, Chika Onuegbu, has said that the economic indicators in the country for 2019 were unfavourable to Nigeria, adding that the year will be very tough for the country.
The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, is to kick-start his campaign for the 2019 presidential election through an address to Nigerians on Facebook on Monday.

PDP challenges Muhammadu Buhari to respond to Atiku Abubakar’s Etisalat, Keystone Bank ownership allegation

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential Campaign Organisation (PPCO) has challenged President Muhammadu Buhari to answer an allegation made by Atiku Abubakar that family members of the president had acquired Etisalat Nigeria and Keystone Bank Plc at the tune of N1.032 trillion.
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 wants Muhammadu Buhari to assent to PIB, other bills

The President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to assent to the Petroleum Industry Governance Bill (PIGB) and other bills critical to national development.

Osita Okechukwu: Ibrahim Babangida has vindicated Muhammadu Buhari’s supporters

Osita Okechukwu, the director general of the Voice of Nigeria (VON), has saluted Ibrahim Babangida, former military president, for vindicating disciples of President Muhammadu Buhari on his laudable achievements since assumption of office in May 2015.

Illegal immigrants in US at lowest level since 2004 – study

The population of unauthorised immigrants in the United States fell to 10.7 million in 2016, its lowest level since 2004.

John Mahama: Nigeria, Ghana engine rooms for economic growth of West Africa

Immediate past President of Ghana, John Dramani Mahama, at the weekend, urged Nigeria and Ghana to leverage on their human and material resources to propel the sub-region to greater economic prosperity and dignity.

Babatunde Fashola: Goodluck Jonathan accepted defeat due to imminent recession

The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, has said former President Goodluck Johnathan only conceded defeat after the 2015 elections because he knew the nation would witness economic recession soon.
Governor Udom Emmanuel

Akwa Ibom church leaders back Udom Emmanuel’s re-election bid

Church leaders under the aegis of Spiritual Fathers Forum (SFF) has affirmed their support for the re-election bid of Akwa-Ibom State Governor, Emmanuel Udom.

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Flutterwave closes $35 million Series B deal with Greycroft, eVentures

Flutterwave, a Nigerian payments technology firm, has closed a $35 million Series B deal with a consortium of strategic investors.

Governor Akeredolu: Why Lassa fever persists in Ondo

The Ondo State governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, has given reasons why the Lassa fever scourge has continued to ravage the state in the last few years despite government’s efforts to stem it.
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Victor Osimhen disappointed with Lille French Cup defeat to Lyon

Victor Osimhen is disappointed with Lille’s exit from the Coupe de la Ligue following Tuesday night semi-final defeat against Olympic Lyon at the Groupama Stadium.