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Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki

Edo lists expectations from 2019 Alaghodaro summit

The Edo State Government has said the 2019 Alaghodaro Summit will focus on assessing the impact of laudable policies and programmes by the Governor Godwin Obaseki-led administration in enriching the life of Edo people.
In line with global requirements of communications, Dr Isa Pantami, Minister of Communications, said Nigeria was ready to deploy 5G network across the country to ease network flow.

Nigeria ready for 5G – minister

In line with global requirements of communications, Dr Isa Pantami, Minister of Communications, said Nigeria was ready to deploy 5G network across the country to ease network flow.
A pedestrian walks past a stock indicator board for the Tokyo Stock Exchange being displayed in a window of a securities company in Tokyo on October 1, 2018. - Japanese shares powered to a new 27-year high on October 1 after the US and Canada clinched a long-awaited trade deal, but other Asian equity markets struggled in subdued holiday trading. (Photo by Martin BUREAU / AFP)

China joins Asian shares in cautious advance ahead of trade talks

Asian shares inched up on Tuesday, with Chinese shares making decent gains after a week-long holiday, though investors remained cautious over U.S.-China trade talks after President Donald Trump said a quick deal was unlikely.

Oil edges higher on supply worries; eyes on trade talks

Oil prices rose on Tuesday, buoyed by overnight gains in industrial commodities, while unrest in oil-producing countries Iraq and Ecuador raised concerns of supply disruption, adding to support.

GITEX: NITDA launches unity board to teach emerging technology skills

The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) on Monday launched its indigenous ‘Unity Board’, a technology hardware platform for teaching emerging technologies.
(FILES) This file photo taken on February 9, 2017 shows Chinese 100 yuan notes in Beijing. The Chinese currency continued its sharp decline on July 20, 2018 despite US President Donald Trump's bid to rein in the dollar, as analysts pointed out that a weaker yuan aids Beijing in its trade tussle with Washington. / AFP PHOTO / FRED DUFOUR

Dollar steady, Yuan firms as US–China trade talks spur caution

The dollar found support on Tuesday while investors awaited the outcome from crucial Sino-U.S. trade talks in Washington, with many staying cautious as neither side has shown signs of giving ground at the negotiations.
South African Rand

South African rand weaker as investors seek shelter in dollar

South Africa’s rand weakened early on Monday as the dollar gained against riskier currencies with investors watching developments in the China-U.S. trade dispute and a slew of domestic and global economic indicators this week.
A man walks in front of an electronic stock indicator displaying the share price of the Tokyo Stock Exchange in Tokyo on August 5, 2019. – Tokyo stocks closed sharply lower on August 5, weighed down by a strong yen and tracking losses on Wall Street amid US-China trade woes. (Photo by Kazuhiro NOGI / AFP)

Tokyo shares end at two-week low after Wall Street declines

Tokyo stocks fell on Friday as investors cashed out following declines on Wall Street overnight amid concerns over an impeachment inquiry into U.S. President Donald Trump.
Ogun state governor Prince Dapo Abiodun has tweeted his real official portrait, as against the image that is being circulated by street traders in Abeokuta, the capital.

Ogun governor vows to make state investment destination

Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State has reiterated his commitment towards making the state the first investment destination of choice not only in Nigeria but In the Sub-Saharan Africa.

World Peace Day: NGO, NUJ call for end to Taraba crisis

As the world marks international day for peace today, the DEPHEE Peace and Community Development Initiative, an NGO, and the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) has called on the government and warring factions in Taraba State to end the ongoing communal clashes between the Jukun and Tiv in the southern part of the state.

Nigeria ranks 146 on World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business index

The Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission has said that Nigeria ranks 146 out of 190 countries on the Ease of Doing Business globally.

Banks reject costly deposits over central bank’s policy

Banks are rejecting high interest-yielding deposits as they countdown to the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) policy mandating them to give out at least 60 per cent of their deposits as loans or be sanctioned, it was learnt on Monday.

China’s trade with US shrinks in August

China’s trade with the United States shrank by double digits in August as the two sides prepare for trade talks with no sign of progress toward ending a worsening tariff war that threatens global economic growth.
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has banned the planned RevolutionNow protest in the state.

Rivers governor seeks federal, state partnership against oil theft

Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has called on the Federal Government to partner states to fight oil theft. Wike reiterated that oil bunkering has continued to worsen because of the participation of security agencies.
South African Rand

South African rand flat as investors await GDP data

South Africa’s rand traded sideways on Monday, with investors holding fire ahead of second quarter economic growth figures that could help gauge the future direction for the currency.

$9.6 billion judgement debt: Analyst wants federal government to negotiate with P&ID

Mr Atiku Samuel, a policy analyst says the Federal Government should negotiate with Process and Industrial Development Ltd. (P&ID) before taking any other legal action.
The Coordinator of the organisation, Nwonu Priscilla Chika, told her interrogators that the club operates a collaborative contribution scheme, mostly transacted in cash on the two-class basis- first class and business class.

EFCC arrests ponzi scheme operator in Enugu

Following intelligence received from a sister law enforcement agency, the southeast zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Thursday arrested three promoters and staff of Millionaires African Leaders Club, a Ponzi scheme operating from No. 79, Nike Road, Abakpa Nike, Enugu, Enugu State.
Ogun state governor Prince Dapo Abiodun has tweeted his real official portrait, as against the image that is being circulated by street traders in Abeokuta, the capital.

Ogun governor announces reform on ease of doing business

Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, on Wednesday said his administration has introduced some reform initiatives that would help reduce bureaucratic bottleneck and improve ease of doing business in the state.

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Ahmed Idris, the Accountant-General of the Federation (AGF)

Federal government, states, local councils share N693.529 billion for September

The Federal Government, 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory and 774 local government areas shared N693.529 billion as of September allocation disbursed by the Federation Account Allocation Committee (FAAC).

Bayern Munich forward wants Manchester United move

Bayern Munich forward Thomas Muller wants Manchester United as the German offers himself to the Red Devils.

Governor Akeredolu not hospitalised – commissioner

The absence of the Ondo State Governor, Mr Rotimi Akeredolu, from office in the recent time has been generating reactions from various quarters as some were saying the governor had been in the hospital, treating food poisoning.
Nigeria Police

Police exhume another corpse in Benue rice farm

The Police Command in Benue have exhumed an unknown decomposed body in a rice farm in Ukum Local Government Area of the state.

Sunday Mba: I want to play active football again

Nigeria international midfielder Sunday Mba is keen to find a route back into football following an inactive two years.