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Nigeria doing everything to stop US visa ban – minister

This was disclosed by Information and Culture Minister, Lai Mohammed, in an interview with Reuters in London yesterday. He said Nigeria had no warning from Washington that it could be added to the list of countries subject to a travel ban, adding that such a move would be “hasty” and send the wrong signal to investors.
The Gambian government on Sunday launched a crackdown on a weeks-old movement demanding the departure of President Adama Barrow, following violent demonstrations in which medical officials say three protesters were killed.

Gambia launches crackdown on protest movement

The Gambian government on Sunday launched a crackdown on a weeks-old movement demanding the departure of President Adama Barrow, following violent demonstrations in which medical officials say three protesters were killed.
But for an independent judiciary, the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr Adams Oshiomhole, would not have been governor of Edo State for eight years, former Anambra State Governor, Mr. Peter Obi has said.

Peter Obi: Adams Oshiomhole a major beneficiary of independent judiciary

But for an independent judiciary, the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr Adams Oshiomhole, would not have been governor of Edo State for eight years, former Anambra State Governor, Mr. Peter Obi has said.

Report: Foreign rice in Nigerian markets now at 37 percent

In the survey and investigations carried out, Nigerian rice namely: Umza and Fursa Crown from Kano, Mama Happy from Niger, Labana Rice from Kebbi, Olam Rice from Nasarawa, Abakaliki Rice from Ebonyi, Ofada Rice from Ogun State, Swomen Dama from Plateau, Lake Rice of Lagos/Kebbi States among others have dominated the Nigerian Rice markets.
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, says Nigeria is not yet ready for the implementation of the ECOWAS Single Currency, “Eco,” in 2020.

Minister: Nigeria not ready for implementation of Eco single currency in 2020

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, says Nigeria is not yet ready for the implementation of the ECOWAS Single Currency, “Eco,” in 2020.

NCC targets Swedish SPIDER initiative for ICT capacity building, improved broadband

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), on Thursday, hosted the Swedish Ambassador to ECOWAS, Ghana, Cameroon and Nigeria, Carl Grans, at NCC Head Office with discussions focussing on how the country can enhance Information and Communication Technology (ICT) capacity development and broadband penetration in Nigeria.

$600 million steel plant to create 3,000 jobs, save forex

The Group Managing Director, African Industries Group, Mr. Alok Gupta, on Thursday said Nigeria will gain a lot from the company’s huge $60 0million steel plant in Kaduna State.
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Amotekun will clear existing threats in SouthWest – Ohanaeze chief

President Ohaneze Nd’Igbo, John Nwodo, has commended the South-West governors for initiating and implementing the take-off of Amotekun in Southwest Nigeria.
Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday approved the recomposition of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) board after a forensic audit of the organization.

A letter from the President at New Year

Today marks a new decade. It is a time of hope, optimism and fresh possibilities. We look forward as a nation to the 2020s as the opportunity to build on the foundations we have laid together on security, diversification of our economy and taking on the curse of corruption. These are the pledges on which I have been twice elected President and remain the framework for a stable, sustainable and more prosperous future.
The Director General of the International Labour Organization, ILO, Mr. Guy Ryder has commended Nigeria for the labour friendly disposition of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration.

President Buhari: I’ll withdraw from politics in 2023

President Muhammadu Buhari early hours of Wednesday reiterated his resolve to withdraw from any political contest after his tenure in 2023.
The Director General of the International Labour Organization, ILO, Mr. Guy Ryder has commended Nigeria for the labour friendly disposition of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration.

President Buhari pledges to leave office in 2023

President Muhammadu Buhari has assured Nigerians that he will leave office in 2023.
Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is a Ghanaian politician currently the President of Ghana, in office since January 2017.

Ghana lauds French ECOWAS members’ decision to dump CFA for ECO

The Ghanaian government has hailed the resolve by eight member nations of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to cut their colonial links with France’s CFA (Communaute Financiere d’Afrique) Franc and adopt ECO as their common currency.
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Minister: Nigeria studying situation on adoption of Eco as ECOWAS currency

The Federal Government says it is studying the situation on change of West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA) currency, Eco, to be used as ECOWAS single currency.

Lai Mohammed: President Buhari has taken Nigeria close to Next Level target

Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed on Monday said President Muhammadu Buhari has delivered on his electoral promises, declaring that the administration was at the verge of taking the country to the next level target it promised the people of Nigeria.
President Muhammadu Buhari has alerted of the threat that the Libyan instability is losing to lives in the Sahel and the Sub-Sahara Africa. 4

President Buhari pledges to stand by Burkina Faso after attacks

President Muhammadu Buhari has assured Burkina Faso of Nigeria’s and other West African countries’ solidarity after it was attacked by suspected terrorists.
AFDB President Akinwumi Adesina.

ECOWAS backs AfDB chief Akinwumi Adesina for second term

The Economic Community of West African (ECOWAS) has thrown its weight behind Akinwumi Adesina for a second term in office as the President of African Development Bank President (AfDB).
President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr Akinwunmi Adesina, has said that Nigeria needs to evolve a more effective tariff structure in order to achieve steady electricity supply.

Akinwumi Adesina: AfDB has $20bn investments’ portfolio in ECOWAS

The African Development Bank (AfDB) says its portfolio investments in the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) region is $20 billion.
AFDB President Akinwumi Adesina.

Akinwumi Adesina: Lagos-Abidjan highway will become reality

The African Development Bank (AfDB), says its portfolio investments in the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) region is 20 billion dollars.

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Director of Information, National Assembly Abuja, Rawlings Agada, has said the sum of N37 billion, approved for the renovation of the National assembly complex may not be enough for the work.

National Assembly urged to strengthen oversight on defence sector

Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) has urged the National Assembly to strengthen its legislative oversight on defence in order to restore integrity, reduce leakages and promote accountability in the defence and security sector.

NOC to inaugurate commissions in Lagos on Wednesday

In a landmark event in the annals of the Olympic Movement history in Nigeria, the Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC) has concluded plans to formally inaugurate it’s various Commissions on Wednesday in Lagos.

Ivorian legend Didier Drogba to play in Australian bushfire charity game

Chelsea legend Didier Drogba will team up with the likes of former Manchester United duo Dwight Yorke and Ji-sung Park in a charity match in Australia to raise money following the fires which have left more than 30 dead and thousands of homes destroyed since September.
Alexis Sanchez believes his failure to shine in a dismal 18 months at Manchester United prior to joining Inter Milan on loan was due to a lack of opportunities.

Manchester United rule out Alexis Sanchez permanent move to Inter Milan

Manchester United are reportedly ready to bring Alexis Sanchez back to the club for next season once his loan at Inter Milan ends, ruling out any hope of a permanent deal.

Governor Bello takes oath of office for second term

Yahaya Bello of Kogi State was on Monday inaugurated for a second term in office with a pledge to develop the state into Nigeria’s foremost and most secure emerging commercial hub.