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Prof. Folasade Ogunsola, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Development Services, University of Lagos, says more than 600 million people in Africa lack access to electricity.

600 million people lack access to electricity in Africa – Unilag deputy vice-chancellor

Prof. Folasade Ogunsola, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Development Services, University of Lagos, says more than 600 million people in Africa lack access to electricity.
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South Africa announces visa waivers to boost tourism

South Africa on Thursday announced visa waivers for four countries in a bid to boost tourism amid an economic crisis and falling visitor numbers.

Eid el-Kabir: Economic woes save Palestinian lambs

Ahead of Eid al-Adha, the feast of the sacrifice, better-off Palestinians, like Muslims across the globe, traditionally buy whole sheep to be slaughtered when the holidays begin on Sunday.
Bitrus Nabasu

Nigeria moves to develop national leather policy

Nigeria has resolved to formulate plans to develop a National Leather Product Policy to boost its Gross Domestic Product.
Adesegun Akin-Olugbade

Nigerian appointed first African member of World Trade Board

Dr Adesegun Akin-Olugbade, an international legal and finance expert, has been appointed as a member of the World Trade Board.

EdoJobs, ITF to commence free training on welding, furniture making, others

The Edo State Skills Development Agency (EdoJobs) in partnership with the Industrial Training Fund (ITF) has concluded plans to commence free capacity building programmes in welding and fabrication, furniture-making, auto-gele and beauty care, interlocking blocks production, among others across various locations in Edo State.

Oando records six per cent increase in turnover

The oil giant, whose operation was grounded by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) when it laid siege to its head office with the police, weathered the storm and recorded a six per cent increase in revenue of N315.4 billion, from N297.3 billion, in comparative period of 2018.
Dr Gloria Obioh, Head of Department of Environmental Biotechnology and Bio- conservation Department, National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA) stated this in an interview with newsmen.

Federal government set to deploy biogas for power generation

The Federal Government on Monday in Abuja affirmed its readiness to deploy biogas for electricity generation in the country.
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Ohanaeze: Speaking indigenous languages will end tribal conflict

Mr Solomon Ogbonna, the President, Ohaneze Ndi Igbo, Lagos chapter, on Thursday said encouraging individuals to speak the three major indigenous languages would end tribal conflict in Nigeria.

House of Reps commends President Buhari for signing ACFTA

The House of Representatives has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for signing the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (ACFTA).
Debt Management Office (DMO)

Nigeria’s total debt stock rises to N24.9 trillion in first quarter of 2019

Nigeria’s total public debt rose to N24.947 trillion as at March 31, from N24.387 trillion as at December 31, 2018, growing marginally by 2.30 per cent, the Debt Management Office (DMO) said.

Central bank to end 1.2mmt of frozen poultry importation

To grow local poultry production, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Monday, vowed to stop the illegal importation of frozen poultry into Nigeria.

AFAN president advises youths to use ICT to drive agriculture

Mr Kabiru Ibrahim, the National President, All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN) has appealed to Nigerian youths to embrace agriculture and use ICT to drive it.
Wife of the President, Dr. Aisha Buhari, has claimed that two powerful personalities were frustrating President Muhammadu Buhari’s effort.-11

Aisha Buhari, Hadiza Usman call for gender equality in maritime sector

Nigeria’s first lady, Aisha Buhari, on Tuesday joined participants at a seafarers conference to call for more women participation in the maritime sector.
Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs)

Institute charges SMEs to imbibe good corporate governance

The Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators of Nigeria (ICSAN), has urged Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) to imbibe principles of good corporate governance to achieve sustainability and succession planning.

Central bank commences disbursement of initial N30 billion loan for palm oil production

A concerted effort to end oil palm importation and locally grow the crop on a large-scale basis has kicked off, with the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) allocating an initial N30 billion for the project, which it said is already being disbursed to beneficiary farmers in identified states.

ECOWAS to have own currency by 2020 – member state

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), is in the “fast lane’’ of integration and planned to have its own currency in 2020, a member state has disclosed.
MUHAMMADU BUHARI

President Buhari: We’ll take 100 million Nigerians out of poverty in 10 years

President Muhammadu Buhari has promised to take 100 million Nigerians from poverty to prosperity in the next 10 years.

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The Federal High Court Abuja, on Monday, refused to grant a request stopping President Muhammadu Buhari from inaugurating the 43 ministerial nominees over the exclusion of an FCT indigene from the cabinet list.

Pass all requests for meetings with me through Abba Kyari – President Buhari tells ministers

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday told incoming ministers that all requests for meetings with him should pass through his chief of staff, Abba Kyari.
Tukur Buratai

COAS: Nigerian Army ready to enhance local capacity in logistics provision

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, has expressed the readiness of Nigerian Army to enhance local capacity in providing logistics for its operations.
Omoyele Sowore

#RevolutionNow: Court refuses to release Omoyele Sowore

A Federal High Court in Lagos has declined to order the release of SaharaReporters publisher, Omoyele Sowore, and other persons in connection with the August 5, #RevolutionNow protest.
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My house was not raided by EFCC – Ex-Lagos governor’s chief of staff

The immediate past Chief of Staff to the former Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Samuel Olukunle Ojo, has debunked reports in circulation that his house in Epe, was on Tuesday raided by the operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

NCC harps on robust infrastructure to boost innovation

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says robust telecommunications/broadband infrastructure is fundamental baseline to engender innovations that will drive economic growth in Nigeria.