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EFCC investigates Rivers government over N117 billion transactions

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission are probing about N117 billion suspicious transactions by the Rivers State Government in the last three years.
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Carnegie Endowment: APC, PDP equally corrupt at all levels

A report on corruption by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace has slammed the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as being corrupt and inclined to using political power to steal public resources.

Senator Makarfi: President Buhari still a problem for PDP in the North

A Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) presidential aspirant, Senator Ahmed Makafi, has said the party must work on the psychology of voters in the northern part of the country to defeat the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, and President Muhammadu Buhari, its likely candidate in the 2019 general elections.

2019: Senator Makarfi promises institutional, all round restructure of Nigeria if elected President

Immediate past National Caretaker Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and presidential hopeful, Ahmed Makarfi, has vowed to ensure institutional and all holistic restructuring of the country to ensure that the Nigerian system works for one and all and meaningful development devoid of favouritism, nepotism and ethnicism.

NCDMB begins disbursement of $200 million intervention fund to local firms

The Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB), has commenced the disbursement of its $200 million Nigerian Content Intervention Fund (NCIF) at eight per cent interest rate to local oil and gas firms.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on April 16, 2018, President Donald Trump's lawyer Michael Cohen exits the US Federal Court in New York. Cohen, secretly taped a discussion with him about payments to a former Playboy model who says she had an affair with the US president, and the tape is now in FBI hands, The New York Times reported on July 20, 2018. The FBI seized the recording earlier this year during a raid on Cohen's office, the newspaper said in a bombshell revelation, quoting lawyers and others familiar with the recording. / AFP PHOTO / EDUARDO MUNOZ ALVAREZ

Michael Cohen pledged to ‘take a bullet’ for Donald Trump

Cohen, 51, a one-time personal injury lawyer who accumulated a small fortune in Manhattan’s shady taxi badge industry, bought real estate in a Trump building and eventually worked his way into an office right next to the billionaire’s in his eponymous 5th Avenue skyscraper.

CBN orders banks to give loans to agric, manufacturers at 9 percent

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) will be refunding Cash Reserve Ratio (CRR) to banks that fund projects in agriculture and manufacturing sectors, its Director of Banking Supervision, Abdullahi Ahmad, has said.

Gunmen murder former prisons comptroller

Nigeria Prisons Service (NPS) has confirmed the death of a former Assistant Comptroller-General of Prisons, Nanvyet Gwali.

APC senators in crucial meeting with Comrade Oshiomhole

Following the abortion of the much-touted National Assembly reconvening, the Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, and senators of the ruling party, last night met in Abuja, for the fifth time since his emergence in June.
Senator Bukola Saraki and Speaker Yakubu Dogara

Senator Saraki, Speaker Dogara call off planned sitting of lawmakers over growing suspicion

Plans by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for a hitch-free election next year may be jeopardised, with the National Assembly calling off yesterday its sitting to endorse the electoral umpire’s budget.

NUC approves UNN distance learning programme

The National Universities Commission (NUC) has approved the commencement of academic activities for the Centre for Distance and e-Learning of the University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN).

Central bank sensitises Nigerians on how to boost economy

The Sokoto state branch of the Central Bank of Nigeria has commenced a 2-Day sensitization workshop on how to embrace intervention programmes towards supporting the nation’s economy.

Tokunbo Abiru charge new Skye Bank employees on integrity and professionalism

Tokunbo Abiru, Skye Bank, CEO, has charged the bank’s newly hired employees on the need to embrace integrity and professionalism as key ingredients for a successful banking career in the era of openness and internet of things.

FG yet to remit outstanding N1.3 trillion to NDDC

The federal government is yet to remit N1.3 trillion to the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), being outstanding statutory contribution to the interventionist agency since inception in 2000.

Federal government explains delay in implementation of National Tobacco Control Act

Dr Nnenna Ezeigwe, the National Coordinator, Non-Communicable Disease Control Division, Federal Ministry of Health, said the need to regulate some provisions of the National Tobacco Control Act caused the delay in its implementation.

MPC: Economists predicts rates retention due to global, local uncertainties

Economists have expressed optimism that the Monetary Policy Committee of the Central Bank of Nigeria would retain the benchmark lending rate due to uncertainties in the global and domestic environment.

Suspect: I learnt in prison how to become a bigger, better criminal

A suspected armed robber, Fisayo Olatubosun, 26, a tiler, has confessed to detectives attached to the Inspector-General of Police Special Intelligence Response Team, led by a Deputy Commissioner of Police, Abba Kyari, how he became champion of thieves and robbers.

Experts: Use pension funds to boost private sector

Financial Experts on Friday deliberated on how pension funds could be utilised to add more values to contributors and boost private sector.

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Nutritionist: Low compliance to early breastfeeding, major cause of malnutrition

A Nutritionist, Malam Sulaiman Mamman, says low level of compliance to early initiation to breastfeeding and complementary breastfeeding are major causes of malnutrition among children.

US drone strike kills 4 IS militants in Afghanistan

At least four Islamic State (IS) militants have been killed by a U.S. drone strike in Afghanistan’s Eastern Province of Nangarhar, local police said on Thursday.
Nigeria Police

Osun election: Security beefed up at INEC, CBN in Osogbo

Ahead of the Saturday’s governorship election in Osun, security has been beefed up around the Independent National Electoral Commission office along Gbongan/Ibadan Road, Osogbo.
Sokoto State Governor, Alhaji Aminu Tambuwal

2019: Aminu Tambuwal promises to unite Nigeria, tackle insecurity, poverty

A leading presidential aspirant under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, has taken his campaign to the south west geo-political zone with a promise to provide purposeful and visionary leadership that will unite the country.
Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives,

Yakubu Dogara submits form for return to House of Reps

The Speaker, House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Yakubu Dogara, has submitted his Expression of Interest and Nomination forms to the National Headquarters of the Peoples Democratic Party.