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Seyi Makinde

Oyo government appoints Due Process chief

The Oyo State Government has named Ms. Tara Adefope as the Director General of Due Process Office.

Expert: Gender balance essential for economies, communities to thrive

Collective action and shared responsibility for driving a gender-balanced world has been described as essentials tools for economies and communities to thrive

Official: First Bank’s mobile money 22,000 agents process over $490 million transactions monthly

First Bank of Nigeria has said that its efforts to deepen financial inclusion in Nigeria has grown its network of mobile money agents to over 22,000 agents.
Zainab Ahmed

Finance minister: No plan to remove fuel subsidy now

Nigeria’s Finance Minister Zainab Ahmed has reiterated government’s resolve not to remove fuel subsidy. She made the emphasis against the backdrop of long queues emerging at some filling stations amid the fear that a removal was imminent.
In this file photo taken on February 6, 2019, David Malpass speaks after US President Donald Trump announced his candidacy to lead the World Bank during an event in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, DC. Malpass, a senior US Treasury official in President Donald Trump's administration, was officially chosen on April 5, 2019, as the 13th president of the World Bank. Malpass' selection by the bank's board of directors followed an (AFP/Brendan Smialowski )

World Bank selects David Malpasd as new president

The Executive Directors of the World Bank have unanimously selected David Malpass as the new president of the World Bank Group for a five-year term to begin on April 9.
Nigerian Stock Exchange NSE

NSE calls for the use of technology to promote gender parity

Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), has called on the use of technology to promote gender equality as the world marks International Women’s day today.

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation names new Africa director

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation have named Cheikh Oumar Seydi the new Africa Director as it deepens work in the continent.
Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki

Governor Obaseki partners central bank to develop 100,000-hectare plantation

Mr. Godwin Obaseki, Governor of Edo State, at the weekend said that his administration was discussing with the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to develop a programme that would see investors taking up 100,000 hectares of agricultural land in the state for plantation development.

IFC identifies over 100 start-ups that could speed up innovation in Africa

International Finance Corporation, a member of the World Bank Group, in cooperation with Egypt’s Ministry of Investment and International Cooperation have selected more than 100 high-potential start-ups to participate in a new initiative designed to spur innovation and job creation across the African continent.

World Bank pledges support for Nigeria’s economic growth, development

The World Bank says it is willing to provide technical support to Nigeria in critical areas to facilitate the country’s economic growth and development.

World Bank urges states to replicate Edo development blueprint

The World Bank has thrown its weight behind the ongoing developmental drive of the Godwin Obaseki-led administration in Edo State, urging other states in the country to replicate the model.

Nigeria’s economic growth excites World Bank

The World Bank Group is excited with Nigeria’s economic growth and expressed satisfaction with its performance.

World Bank invests $10.7 billion in Nigeria

The bank’s delegation of 10 executive directors which visited the country last week, said it was excited with the economy’s return to growth and pledged more collaboration to accelerate the growth rate.

World Bank encouraged by Nigeria’s growth

The World Bank Group has expressed satisfaction with the performance of the Nigerian economy as it continues on the path to growth.

SEC moves to halt growing de-listing of quoted companies

Uduk, who said that some companies had complained of tax issues, however gave the assurance that the commission would engage the government to address the issue, in addition to expecting the CMC to come up with recommendations on this.

SEC partners IFC, AfDB to boost Sukuk bond investment

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Friday expressed plans to work with International Finance Corporate (IFC), African Development Bank (AFDB) for development of Sukuk bond investment.

World Bank: Nigeria, others need over $9 billion annually for infrastructure

Despite increasingly stronger regional economic growth and investment, Nigeria and other African countries’ investment needs remain formidable, says the World Bank.

IFC commends central bank over banking reforms

The International Finance Corporation, IFC, has commended the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, for implementing sustainable banking principles in the country.g

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Governor Wike: God gave us victory in election

Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has said God personally intervened in the electoral turbulence to give the state a desired victory.
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Enyimba claim 2018/19 NPFL title

Enyimba International Football Club claimed a record eighth title in emphatic manner on Wednesday in Lagos as they were crowned champions of the abridged 2018/2019 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) season.

June 12: Federal government renames Abuja Stadium after MKO Abiola

President Muhammadu Buhari has renamed the Abuja National Stadium after MKO Abiola, winner of the 1993 presidential elections.
MUHAMMADU BUHARI

President Buhari: Political, religious leaders fueling insecurity

President Muhammadu Buhari has accused ethnic, political and religious leaders of sponsoring and inciting inter-communal and inter-religious strife and violence in the country.
Kayode Fayemi

Governor Fayemi urges Senate President Lawan, Speaker Gbajabiamila to be more committed to Nigerian...

Ekiti State Governor and Chairman, Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF), Kayode Fayemi, has called on Senator Ahmed Lawan and Femi Gbajabiamila to be more committed to the Nigerian project, having emerged Senate president and House of Representatives speaker respectively.