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The new head of Nigeria's state oil company NNPC, Mele Kyari, speaks during an interview with Reuters in Abuja, Nigeria August 7, 2019. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde

NNPC chief seeks capacity upgrade for indigenous oil firms

The Group General Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mele Kyari, has advised indigenous companies operating in the oil and gas sector to upscale their capacity for global competitiveness.
The Kayode Fayemi administration in Ekiti State says it has defrayed inherited debts to the tune of 31 billion naira since assumption of office.

Ekiti partners NEPC to export banana

Ekiti State Commissioner for Trade and Industries, Mr Muyiwa Olumilua, has reiterated the commitment of the Kayode Fayemi-led administration to creating an enabling environment for individuals and corporate bodies.

Ekiti: We are ready for partnerships to develop sports

The Ekiti state government has reinstated its commitment to work with philanthropists and relevant organizations towards the growth and development of sporting activities in the state.
Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Pantami

World Identity Day: We’ll commence enrolment of IDPs soon – minister

As part of efforts to fast-track enrolment of all Nigerians, the Federal government is to commence the capturing of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) across the country.
Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Pantami

Nigeria marks National Identity Day with IDPs

The Federal Government has adopted the 16th of September as the International Identity Day, the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ibrahim Pantami, has said.
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Presidency: CAMA not targeting Christians, religious organisations

The Presidency on Tuesday, finally reacted to insinuations by some Christian leaders that the Companies and Allied Matters Act recently signed into law by President Muhammadu Buhari was aimed at stifling the growth and development of churches in Nigeria, describing the claim as false and untenable.

Ekiti Assembly seeks to protect tourism sector from neglect

The Chairman House Committee on Culture and Tourism, Adeyemi Ajibade, and its counterpart on Media, Yemisi Ayokunle, said the law was needed to check occasional abandonment of tourism sectors, which they said cripples its growth and development especially in the area of harnessing its potentials.
The Nigerian-American Chamber of Commerce (NACC) has called for adoption of a value-driven national orientation with emphasis on non-oil diversification to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on the economy.

NACC seeks urgent diversification into non-oil sector

The Nigerian-American Chamber of Commerce (NACC) has called for adoption of a value-driven national orientation with emphasis on non-oil diversification to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on the economy.
Zainab Ahmed

Nigeria’s recession will be short-lived – minister

This came as the Federal Government, yesterday, said despite the N2.3 trillion Economic Stimulus Plan put in place to contain impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on the economy, there is the possibility that the third quarter, 2020 (Q3’20) Gross Domestic Product, GDP, growth rate will be negative, while the economy will relapse into a recession.

Kogi community leader blames government for woes of Nigerian youths

The President of Takete Ide Progressive Union (TIPU) in Mopamuro Local Government Area (LGA) of Kogi State, Prince Richard Dare Fiki, has called on the government, corporate organisations and well-meaning individuals to create enabling environment for the youths to actualise their God-given potentials.
The North-East Governors’ Forum (NEGF) has called on the Federal Government to deploy more state of the art military hard ware to the armed forces fighting the Boko Haram in the region.

Insecurity: Northeast governors advocate use of heavy artillery by police

Governors of North East are advocating the use of heavy artillery for the Nigeria Police to bridge the manpower deficit in the armed forces. This was contained in an 11-point communique issued by the North-East Governors’ Forum at the end of its second meeting held in Maiduguri, Borno State.
The North-East Governors’ Forum (NEGF) has called on the Federal Government to deploy more state of the art military hard ware to the armed forces fighting the Boko Haram in the region.

Boko Haram: North East governors rally support for military

The North-East Governors’ Forum (NEGF) has called on the Federal Government to deploy more state of the art military hard ware to the armed forces fighting the Boko Haram in the region.
Debt Management Office (DMO)

DMO: Chinese loans constitute only 3.9 percent of Nigeria’s total public debt stock

Total loans by the Chinese government and affiliate agencies to Nigeria is about $3.121 billion and constitutes only about 3.94 per cent of Nigeria’s total public debt of $79.3 billion as of March 31, the Debt Management Office (DMO) has said.
Pan-African investment company, Heirs Holdings has announced the appointment of Dan Okeke as Group Executive Director.

Heirs Holdings names new group executive director

Pan-African investment company, Heirs Holdings, has announced the appointment of Dan Okeke as Group Executive Director.

Presidency: TUC planned protest against President Buhari’s ‘inaction’ over corruption uncalled for

The Presidency has frowned at the reported plan by the Trade Union Congress (TUC) to embark on a nationwide protest over the alleged President Buhari’s 'inaction' over the high-level of corruption uncovered at some Federal Government’s commissions.
Xenophobia: Shoprite Ikeja partially closed — in pictures 4

Shoprite announces plans to discontinue operations in Nigeria

The Board of Africa’s biggest retailer, Shoprite International Limited, has announced plans to discontinue operations in Nigeria after 15 years.
The Catholic Archbishop of Lagos, Most Reverend Alfred Adewale Martins, has expressed deep concern over the killings in Southern Kaduna, challenging the government to show more will to deal with the situation.

Archbishop Martins: Fighting corruption a collective responsibility

The Catholic Archbishop of Lagos, Most Rev. Alfred Adewale Martins, has urged Nigerians to do everything possible to rid the country of corruption before it is too late.
South African Rand coins are seen in this photo illustration. REUTERS-Mike Hutchings

South Africa’s rand firmer ahead of local CPI, Fed decision

South Africa’s rand firmed against the dollar early on Wednesday, ahead of domestic consumer price inflation figures and the U.S. Federal Reserve’s monetary policy decision.

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Jos residents overrun ex-Speaker Dogara’s house

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Residents loots virus palliatives in Yola

Mammoth crowd on Sunday trooped out to a warehouse located at Kwana-Waya, looting food items meant for COVID-19 palliatives.
Wayne Rooney has backed Dominic Calvert-Lewin to build on his impressive start with England, believing the Everton forward deserved an opportunity at international level ahead of Tammy Abraham.

Wayne Rooney: Dominic Calvert-Lewin deserved England chance before Tammy Abraham

Wayne Rooney has backed Dominic Calvert-Lewin to build on his impressive start with England, believing the Everton forward deserved an opportunity at international level ahead of Tammy Abraham.
Scores of angry youths who took part in the looting spree of both public and private business premises have been arrested by security operatives in the state.

Scores of looters arrested by security operatives in Osun

Scores of angry youths who took part in the looting spree of both public and private business premises have been arrested by security operatives in the state.
Akwa Ibom State Governmenthas embarked on on-the-spot assessment of properties vandalized in Uyo, the state capital as an aftermath of the #EndSARS protest.

Akwa Ibom government tours properties vandalised by hoodlums

Akwa Ibom State Government has embarked on on-the-spot assessment of properties vandalized in Uyo, the state capital as an aftermath of the #EndSARS protest.