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Bisi Fayemi, Oby Ezekwesili join 2,000 women for 2019 National Dialogue

First Lady of Ekiti State, Bisi Fayemi, former the Vice-President of the World Bank’s Africa division and former minister under-Olusegun Obasanjo’s administration, Obiageli Ezekwesili, Minister for Women Affairs, Hon Paulen Tallen, are among the 2,000 women expected at the National Women’s Dialogue 2019, with the theme: ‘The Nigeria We Want: Nigerian Women-A National Conversation’.
The Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Otunba Richard Adeniyi Adebayo, has said the Federal Government will welcome long-term agribusiness activities coming from Russia to Nigeria.

We’re addressing your concerns – Nigeria tells US investors

The Federal Government has assured existing and potential American investors of its commitment to addressing issues of corruption, political instability and insecurity in the country.
The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has arrested Nigerian entrepreneur, Obinwanne Okeke of conspiracy to commit fraud running into the sum of 12 million US dollars.

$11 million cyber fraud: Court forfeits Invictus Obi’s N280 million

A Federal High Court in Lagos has permanently forfeited to the Federal Government the N280,555,010.65 found in bank accounts belonging to two companies owned by ‘Forbes entrepreneur’ Obinwanne Okeke also known as Invictus Obi.
Young entrepreneurs from Government Science School, Agaie, Niger state have emerged winners of the inaugural Student Entrepreneurship Activity Hub (SEA-Hub) national competition.

Nigerian students shine at German government’s entrepreneurship competition

Young entrepreneurs from Government Science School, Agaie, Niger state have emerged winners of the inaugural Student Entrepreneurship Activity Hub (SEA-Hub) national competition.
The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal has upheld argument by President Muhammadu Buhari that it lacked the jurisdiction to entertain allegation of corrupt practices and voters’ inducement raised against Vice President Yemi Osinbajo in the petition by Atiku Abubakar and the PDP.

VP Osinbajo: How can we make Diaspora bonds work

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says it is imperative for Nigeria to proffer solution on how Diaspora bonds and Diaspora mutual funds will work to boost the country’s economy.
Retired Col. Hameed Ali, Comptroller-General of Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), on Thursday said the closure of Nigeria’s borders by Federal Government was undertaken to strengthen the nation’s security and protect its economic interests.

Federal government suspends fuel supply to border stations

In what may be described as a final offensive in its fight against smuggling, the federal government through the Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service, Hameed Ali, on Thursday announced the suspension of diesel and petrol supply to filling stations within 20 kilometres radius to all Nigerian borders.
Peter Obi

Peter Obi: Nigerian youth need encouragement, not castigation

The Vice Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the former Governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi, has decried the continued castigation of Nigerian youth, insisting that what they need most is support and not castigation.

700 constituents benefit from Ekiti lawmaker’s free health service

No fewer than 700 residents of Emure-Ekiti and other communities in Emure council areas of Ekiti State have benefitted from a community-based health project organised by the a member of the Ekiti State House of Assembly.
Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo has met with aggrieved All Progressives Congress (APC) aspirants who participated in the party’s 2019 primary election.

Edo to improve children’s life using science, technology – governor

Edo State Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki has said he will collaborate with professionals, NGOs, research institutions, inventors, innovators and entrepreneurs to improve the life chances of children of the State, through the application of...
Godwin Obaseki

Edo governor restates government commitment to partner professionals, NGOs, others

Godwin Obaseki, Governor of Edo State, has restated his administration’s commitment to partner professionals, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), research institutions and entrepreneurs to improve the life chances of children through the application of science, technology and innovation.
Gboyega Oyetola

African leaders urged to leverage cultural heritage for development

Osun State Governor Gboyega Oyetola has called on African leaders to leverage on cultural heritage as a catalyst for inducing infrastructural and economic development in their respective countries.

SMEDAN trains teachers in Imo on entrepreneurship skills, economic enhancement

The Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN) has explained that entrepreneurship training for teachers in the country was meant to shift students’ desire from job seeking to the acquisition of entrepreneurial skills for economic enhancement.

Federal government urged to create conducive business environment

Perturbed by the rising rate of poverty in Nigeria, the Managing Director of SystemSpecs, John Obaro, has called on the Federal Government to create a favourable business environment, invest in technical education and mentoring for its elimination.

Southwest farmers accuses federal government of neglecting them

A group of farmers under the aegis of Federation of Ethics and Values Cooperative Multipurpose Union, South West Zone, has accused the Federal Government of neglecting in its agricultural policy.
Cabo Verde Airlines

Cape Verde carrier begins direct Lagos flights

The national carrier of the Cape Verde Islands, Cabo Verde Airlines said on Tuesday that it would begin direct flights from Lagos to Cape Verde on December 9.

Tony Elumelu seeks $2.5 billion Japanese investment for Africa

Chairman, Heirs Holdings, Tony Elumelu, has asked Japan to invest $2.5 billion representing five per cent of its $50 billion commitment to Africa.

CSR: Emirates rolls out bags from recycled billboards for students

As part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and in an effort to positively impact its local communities, Emirates Airlines has given its old advertising billboards in Nigeria a new purpose, transforming the polyester materials into hundreds of reusable bags for distribution to school pupils.
Philanthropists and entrepreneurs Stewart and Lynda Resnick, owners of The Wonderful Company, announced Thursday an unprecedented $750m pledge to California Institute of Technology, Caltech, to support the school’s cutting-edge research into the most pressing challenges in environmental sustainability.

Billionaire couple pledges $750 million to American school

Philanthropists and entrepreneurs Stewart and Lynda Resnick, owners of The Wonderful Company, announced Thursday an unprecedented $750m pledge to California Institute of Technology, Caltech, to support the school’s cutting-edge research into the most pressing challenges in environmental sustainability.

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Chinese Embassy donates 32 laptops, stationery, others to Nyanya primary school

Chinese Embassy on has donated 32 laptops, generator, and other stationery to China-Assisted Model Primary School in Nyanya, Abuja to help enhance their computer skills.
Former Nigeria international Mutiu Adepoju has stated that invitation of players to the national team should be kept open as long as Nigerian players continue to shine at club level. Adepoju speaking in a chat with newsmen after Nigeria and Bordeaux player Josh Maja got a hattrick of goals in Bordeaux’s 6-0 thrashing of Nimes in Tuesdays night’s Ligue un clash.

Josh Maja named in French Ligue 1 Team of the Week

Girondis Bordeaux forward Josh Maja has been named in the French Ligue 1 team of the week following his scintillating performance for the club in Tuesday night 6-0 thrashing of Nimes.
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Militia beheads 16 people in new DR Congo massacre – civil society

Suspected militia fighters have decapitated 16 people in a new village massacre near Beni in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo, civil society sources said on Friday.
The Controller General of Nigerian Correctional Service, Ja’afaru Ahmed, has set up a panel to investigate Ikoyi Prisons following the exposure of corrupt practices in Nigerian prisons by Fisayo Soyombo, an undercover journalist.

Federal government suspends eight officials over electrocution at Ikoyi Custodial Centre

The Civil Defence, Correctional, Fire and Immigration Services Board, CDCFIB, has approved the suspension of seven senior officers and one junior personnel of the Nigerian Correctional Service over the unfortunate electrocution of 5 inmates of the Medium Security Custodial Centre, Lagos in order to facilitate unfettered investigation into the said incident.

Amosun, 3,000 others defect to PDP in Ogun

A candidate of the House of Representatives election in Ogun state, Akeem Amosun, has defected to the People’s Democratic Party(PDP), ahead of the Local Government elections expected to be conducted in the state next year and general elections in 2023.