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The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has revealed that the aggregate domestic credit in commercial banks grew by 7.61 percent in October 2020, compared with 7.35 percent in the previous month.

Poultry association to seek CBN’s intervention on maize procurement

The Poultry Association of Nigeria (PAN), Lagos chapter, has expressed its readiness to seek the CBN’s intervention in procuring maize, so as to reduce the cost of poultry feed in the country.
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) as said that its staff in Jos Branch, on Tuesday averted what would have been another major fire disaster in the country.

CBN rolls out 27,000MT of paddy rice to crash price

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) yesterday said plans had been finalised to distribute 27,000 metric tonnes of rice paddy directly to millers nationwide effective June 24.
Wife of the President, Hajiya Aisha Buhari, through her foundation, ‘Future Assured’, has donated 16 trucks of assorted food items and for distribution to 500,000 households in Kano State.

Aisha Buhari calls for implementation of policies on nutrition

Wife of the President, Aisha Buhari, has said that the full implementation of policies like the National Strategic Plan of Action on Nutrition would help tackle the burden of malnutrition in the country.

Electricity meter providers demand price review, unfettered access to Forex, others

Meters Assets Providers (MAPs) operating in the Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry (NESI) have demanded an upward review of the current price of prepaid meters by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC).
FILE PHOTO - A participant stands near a logo of World Bank at the International Monetary Fund - World Bank Annual Meeting 2018 in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia, October 12, 2018. REUTERS-Johannes P. Christo

World Bank: How Nigeria can generate N10 trillion tax revenue in three years

The World Bank has advised the federal government to focus on low-hanging and revenue-yielding fruits in order to achieve substantial gains, grow Nigeria’s tax-to-GDP ratio to about seven per cent and rake in about N10 trillion revenue in the next three years.
The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has said that for appreciable development to take place in the country, more women must be regarded and enlisted to take up more spaces in governance.

Nigerian senate probes government’s economic recovery plan

The senate has directed six of its committees to probe the federal government’s Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP).
FILE PHOTO - A logo is pictured outside a building of the World Health Organization (WHO) during an executive board meeting on update on the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Geneva, Switzerland, April 6, 2021. REUTERS-Denis Balibouse

WHO: Most poorer countries do not have enough COVAX shots to continue vaccinations

More than half of poorer countries receiving doses via the COVAX vaccine-sharing programme do not have enough supplies to continue, an official from the World Health Orgnization which co-runs it said on Monday.
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Akwa Ibom: NDLEA arrests 244, secures 21 convictions in 1 year

No fewer than 244 suspects have been arrested and a total of 21 convicted for drug related offences between July 2020 and June 2021, the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in Akwa Ibom State has disclosed.
Dr. Timi Olubiyi, an Entrepreneurship & Business Management expert with a Ph.D. in Business Administration from Babcock University Nigeria.

Agriculture and Food Processing in Nigeria: A system ripe for transformation

Undoubtedly, the demand for more food consumption is the case globally, mainly due to the increasing population year on year. One of the extreme challenges that Africa faces particularly Nigeria is that of feeding its growing population amidst other perennial issues.
Athletics - Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games Test Event - Athletics - Olympic Stadium, Tokyo, Japan - May 9, 2021 General view inside the stadium REUTERS-Kim Kyung-Hoon

Up to 10,000 fans allowed at Tokyo 2020 venues, despite warnings

Up to 10,000 domestic spectators will be allowed in Tokyo 2020 venues, Olympics organisers said on Monday, a decision that cuts against the recommendation of medical experts who said holding the event without fans was the least risky option.

UNDP-GEF trains farmers on RiceAdvice application, innovative farming

The United Nation Development Programme (UNDP) and Global Environment Facility (GEF) in partnership with Sovisage Nig. Ltd. on Monday began a two-day training on RiceAdvice and weed manager application.
The Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, NEITI, has said that it will be working with the Corporate Affairs Commission, CAC, to identify, document and disclose the real owners of Nigeria’s oil, gas and mining assets under the country’s implementation of Beneficial Ownership policy of the global extractive industries transparency initiative.

NEITI: Nigeria’s solid minerals revenue increases to N79.9 billion

Nigeria recorded an increase in revenue from its solid minerals sector in 2019 as it earned N79.96bn from the industry during the period, data released on Sunday by the Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative showed.
FILE PHOTO- A passerby wearing a protective face mask walks past a screen showing the logo of the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan, April 14, 2021. REUTERS-Issei Kato

Tokyo 2020 set to make decision on fans as public viewing events scrapped

A decision over whether spectators will be allowed to attend the delayed Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo is set to be made on Monday (June 21).
The Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, NEITI, has said that it will be working with the Corporate Affairs Commission, CAC, to identify, document and disclose the real owners of Nigeria’s oil, gas and mining assets under the country’s implementation of Beneficial Ownership policy of the global extractive industries transparency initiative.

NEITI: Nigeria realised N79.96 billion from solid minerals in 2019

A 2019 audit report of the Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI) has shown that Nigeria earned N79.96 billion from the solid minerals sector in 2019. The figure, which represents accruals to the federation and other subnational entities, shows a 15% increase when compared to the N69.47 billion recorded in 2018.
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Sunday threatened to punch a reporter repeatedly in the mouth after being asked about his wife's links to an alleged corruption scheme.

Brazil hits 500,000 coronavirus deaths amid ‘critical’ situation

The number of deaths related to Covid-19 has passed 500,000 in Brazil, the second-highest in the world, as experts say the outbreak could worsen amid slow vaccination and the start of winter.
Nigeria’s imports from China are rising exponentially, compared to other major trading partners, including Europe, Asia and America, data from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has shown.

Nigeria’s imports from China soar, exceed other major trading partners

Nigeria’s imports from China are rising exponentially, compared to other major trading partners, including Europe, Asia and America, data from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has shown.
Long queues formed outside an NHS vaccination clinic at West Ham’s London Stadium in Stratford, east London (PA)

Thousands receive coronavirus jab at London stadium

Thousands of east Londoners received their first COVID-19 jab at a special pop-up NHS Vaccination Clinic at London Stadium on Saturday.

NMA: Nigerians need to do more to avoid third wave of coronavirus

The President of the Nigerian Medical Association, Prof Innocent Ujah, has said Nigerians need to do more to prevent a third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, disclosed this at the PTF briefing on Tuesday in Abuja.

Minister: Nigeria has highest burden of sickle cell disease in the world

Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, has disclosed that Nigeria currently has the highest burden of sickle cell disease in the world ahead of Democratic Republic of Congo and India, with an estimated 25% of her adult population being carriers of defective S-gene.
WHO Director-General Tedros Ghebreyesus

WHO: Coronavirus cases in Africa increase by 52 percent

World Health Organisation (WHO) Director-General Tedros Ghebreyesus says every region has countries facing a steep increase in COVID-19 cases and deaths, with cases in Africa on rapid increase.
A fountain in Leipzig, Germany on June 18, 2021 - Photo by Sebastian Willnow-picture alliance via Getty Images

Earth trapping heat at an alarming new rate – study

To figure out how much heat the earth was trapping, researchers looked at NASA satellite measurements that tracked how much of the Sun’s energy was entering Earth’s atmosphere and how much was being bounced back into space. They compared this with data from NOAA buoys that tracked ocean temperatures — which gives them an idea of how much heat is getting absorbed into the ocean.
Moscow has closed its Euro 2020 fan zone and banned gatherings of more than 1,000 because of a spike in Covid-19 cases, the mayor of the Russian capital said on Friday.

Moscow closes Euro fan zone following coronavirus spike

Moscow has closed its Euro 2020 fan zone and banned gatherings of more than 1,000 because of a spike in Covid-19 cases, the mayor of the Russian capital said on Friday.

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The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

‘Armed robbers’ involved in ghastly motor accident in Ogun

Three suspected armed robbers on Saturday were involved a ghastly motor accident at Ode-Remo, Ogun State, while escaping with a car they allegedly snatched at gunpoint.

Russians nationals detained in Chad desert say they are tourists

A group of Russians detained by the police in a part of northern Chad where the army has been battling a rebel invasion from Libya said on Wednesday that they were tourists who had come to sightsee in the Sahara Desert.
The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has said that for appreciable development to take place in the country, more women must be regarded and enlisted to take up more spaces in governance.

Senate vows to expose MDAs refusing to account for public funds

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has said that the upper chamber will publish the names of government agencies that have refused to appear before the Public Accounts Committee to defend the interrogations of the Auditor-General for the Federation in the 2015 report.
Governor ‘Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has addressed the issues surrounding the strike action by some state-owned tertiary institutions, declaring that the state will resolve the matter within the month.

Oyo governor urges council chiefs to strengthen intelligence gathering in their areas

Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has urged local government chairmen in the state to upscale intelligence gathering in their respective council areas.
Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr was present at the first training session of selected Nigeria Professional Football League players in Abuja on Wednesday.

Super Eagles coach joins NPFL stars in training ahead of Mexico friendly

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr was present at the first training session of selected Nigeria Professional Football League players in Abuja on Wednesday.

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Denmark manager Kasper Kasper Hjulmand has paid an emotional tribute to star player Christian Eriksen after yesterday’s 4-1 win over Russia that saw the Scandinavian country progress into the last 16 of Euro 2020.

Euro 2020: Denmark boss pays emotional tribute to Christian Eriksen

Denmark manager Kasper Kasper Hjulmand has paid an emotional tribute to star player Christian Eriksen after yesterday’s 4-1 win over Russia that saw the Scandinavian country progress into the last 16 of Euro 2020.
Tennis star Naomi Osaka has pulled out of the Western and Southern Open tournament in protest over Jacob Blake's shooting.

Naomi Osaka, Rafael Nadal withdraw from Wimbledon

The Japanese tennis star Naomi Osaka has withdrawn from the 2021 Wimbledon tournament, citing her struggle with depression and anxiety as the cause.
Nollywood actress Biodun Okeowo has vowed to lay curses on her colleague, Olanrewaju Omiyinka, aka Baba Ijesha if he is found guilty of paedophilia.

Baba Ijesha’s niece says Princess is his ‘scorned seductress’

A relative of embattled Nollywood actor, Olanrewaju Omiyinka, better known as Baba Ijesha, has accused comedienne Princess of trying to seduce the actor many times in the past.
David Guetta, the producer behind hits like Titanium, I Got A Feeling and Hey Mama, has sold his back catalogue to Warner Music for a nine-figure sum.

David Guetta sells his songs for a 9-figure sum

David Guetta, the producer behind hits like Titanium, I Got A Feeling and Hey Mama, has sold his back catalogue to Warner Music for a nine-figure sum.
Harry Kane holds the key to England’s bid to end 55 years of hurt as Gareth Southgate’s side start their Euro 2020 campaign with a revenge mission against Croatia on Sunday.

Harry Kane: I’m a better player now

Tottenham striker and England captain, Harry Kane, believes he is a better player since the 2018 World Cup.