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Minister: Federal government will diversify economy through technology application

Federal Government will deploy technology to diversify the economy, Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Ogbonanaya Onu, said.
Vendors and visitors at the 21st Pyongyang Spring International Trade Fair at the Three-Revolution Exhibition House, in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang May 22, 2018. KCNA-via REUTERS

Foreign companies defy sanctions, attend North Korea trade fair

Hundreds of international companies defied U.S. sanctions pressure and attended an international trade fair in North Korea this week making it the largest such event on record, analysts said on Tuesday.
President Buhari receives in Congratulatory Visit Members of the Traditional Rulers Council in State House on 5th Mar 2019-5

President Buhari urges traditional rulers to support fight against criminality

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday welcomed traditional rulers in the country to the “Next Level”, urging them to be prepared to play a crucial role in the prevention and detection of criminal activities in their domains.
The Kano State Police Command on Wednesday said it had recorded 337 major crimes from January to December 2018, as against 601 recorded within the same period in the state in 2017.

2018: 334 rape cases, 337 major crimes recorded in Kano

The Kano State Police Command on Wednesday said it had recorded 337 major crimes from January to December 2018, as against 601 recorded within the same period in the state in 2017.

Abakaliki rice mill gutted by fire

A fire outbreak last night, at the Abakaliki Rice Mill Company premises, located at Onuebonyi, Ebonyi State, has destroyed machinery and rice products.
Ibrahim Magu . EFCC

Ibrahim Magu: I’ve been fighting corruption within EFCC

Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), said the commission had been battling with bad eggs in its fold who had been scuttling the fight against corruption.
(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

China’s economic growth hits nine-year low

China's economic growth has slowed down to 6.5 percent in the third quarter - the slowest quaterly growth since 2009 - as a campaign to tackle mounting debt, and trade frictions with the US take their toll.
Presidential flag bearer of the Peoples Democratic Party and former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar on Thursday met in Abeokuta with former president Olusegun Obasanjo, David Oyedepo, others.

2019: Olusegun Obasanjo endorses Atiku Abubakar for president

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has endorsed his former deputy, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, who is the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, for President.

ABP: Abdullahi Ganduje tasks farmers on prompt loan repayment

The Kano State Government has called on the beneficiaries of the Federal Government’s Anchor Borrower programme to settle their outstanding loans.
A stock indicator shows share prices of the Tokyo Stock Exchange in Tokyo on August 2, 2018. Tokyo stocks slipped on August 2 tracking drops on Wall Street as Washington threatened to raise tariffs on Chinese goods. - AFP PHOTO - Kazuhiro NOGI

Tokyo shares slip on US-China trade war worries

Tokyo stocks sank more than one percent Thursday, joining broad selloffs in Asia on growing concerns about a trade war after Washington said it was considering raising the rate of threatened tariffs on Chinese goods.
Ambassador of the Peoples Republic of Korea, His Excellency, Lee In-tae

South Korea: Why we’re interested in Nigeria’s mining industry

The government of South Korea has expressed desire to invest in the Nigerian mining sector and renew the collaborative efforts of both countries.

CBN gives incentives to importers using Chinese Yuan

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), has come up with fresh incentives for importers as it seeks to replace the use of Dollars with the Yuan as the currency of importation from China. It has also assured Nigerians that it has enough arsenals to defend the Naira.

Central bank injects $331.41 million into forex market

The bank said the funds were allocated to companies in the agricultural, airline, petroleum and machinery sectors.

Central bank boosts forex market with $210m

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Monday, ended transactions at the inter-bank foreign exchange (forex) market with the auction of $210 million.

UN to vote on new North Korea sanctions targeting oil

The UN Security Council will vote Friday on a US-drafted resolution ramping up sanctions on North Korea by restricting oil supplies vital for Pyongyang’s missile and nuclear programs.

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PPPRA plans audit of pipelines, jetties, others

The Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA) is set to commence a comprehensive audit and survey of downstream oil and gas logistic facilities, with a view to identifying the infrastructure gap in the sector, while ascertaining the state and adequacy of the current ones in use.
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Francis Kimanzi named new Kenya coach

"Football Kenya Federation (FKF) has confirmed the appointment of Francis Kimanzi and Zedekiah Otieno to head the Harambee Stars technical bench,” read a statement from FKF.