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A lawyer walks through the compound at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi district in Lagos, Nigeria, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Microfinance bank chief jailed four years over $166 million fraud

Justice Mojisola Olatoregun of a Federal High Court, Lagos, Thursday, sentenced a former Managing Director of the defunct Integrated Microfinance Bank Ltd, Simon Akinteye, to four years in prison over a $166.9 million fraud.
Ikogosi Warm Spring Resort in Ekiti

Romantic spots to spice honeymoon within Nigeria

Mrs Omolara Adagunodo, the Managing Director, Jumia Hotels and Flight Services, says many Nigerian couples are ignorant of the existence of exotic honeymoon locations in the country.
Cowbellpedia Secondary School Mathematics TV Quiz Show

56,000 students write Cowbellpedia maths first stage exam

About 56,000 students have demonstrated their desire to become the Cowbellpedia Maths champion, as they participate in the qualifying examination of the 2019 Cowbellpedia Secondary School Mathematics TV Quiz Show, sponsored by Cowbell, the flagship brand of Promasidor Nigeria Limited.

NDIC explains factors that led to liquidation of Fortis MfB

The Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation, NDIC, said that decision to liquidate the defunct Fortis Microfinance Bank was taken after efforts to resuscitate the bank proved abortive.
Managing Director of Aero Contractors, Captain Ado Sanusi, yesterday faulted the claims that the disputed Bombardier Dash 8 Q300 jets were stolen at the Lagos airport.

Airlines lose billions over election postponement

Domestic carriers were hard hit by the postponement of Presidential and National Assembly elections by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), resulting in the loss of several billions of naira that would have been earned as revenue from ticket sales.
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Scarcity of anti-snake venom hits Nigeria at peak period of snakebite

As the peak period of snakebite approaches, the nation is hit with the paucity of Anti-Snake Venom (ASV), according to Dr Nandul Durfa, Managing Director, Echitab Study Ltd Guarantee.

INEC chairman admits commission contractor is APC candidate

National chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Mahmood Yakubu, on Saturday admitted that candidate of the All Progressives Congress, for Niger East Senatorial District, Senator Mohammed Musa, was a registered contractor with the commission.
INEC Chairman, Prof Yakubu Mahmood and Members of the Commission in a Meeting with Key Stakeholders On updates of the 2019 General Elections.

INEC: No more campaigns, collection of PVCs

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says there is no more room for political campaigns or collection of Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) in spite of the postponement of elections by one week.
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Election rescheduling’ll affect inflow of foreign investments – experts

Financial experts on Saturday said the hasty postponement of the general elections by the Independent National Electoral Commission would create uncertainty and affect inflow of foreign investments.
The UK will continue meeting the United Nations 0.7% aid target, Theresa May has said. UK Aid. Stefan Wermuth-PA

UK Aid to improve farmers’ access to market in Edo

A United Kingdom aid funded programme, Market Development in the Niger Delta (MADE II) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Okomu Oil Palm Company Plc. towards improving access to market for smallholder farmers in Edo state.

FAAN: Touting in Abuja airport under watch

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), in collaboration with security agencies, have intensified effort to clampdown on touting at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (NAIA), Abuja.
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Senator Enang: President Buhari didn’t sack Ekere as NDDC chief

Nigeria’s president, Muhammadu Buhari, did not sack Nsima Ekere as the managing director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), an aide to the president has said.

NAMA demands cashless payments

The event, which took place in Lagos was targeted among other things, at dialoguing with operators and fashioning out ways to address concerns arising from the process of adjusting to the new cashless payment system since it came into operation last year.

Valentine’s Day: FAAN doles out roses to passengers at Abuja, Lagos airports

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, on Thursday, celebrated passengers at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja; and Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, to mark the 2019 Valentine’s Day.
President Buhari participates at the signing of 2nd National Peace Accord in Abuja on 13th Feb 2019-6

Buhari vs Atiku: The inconvenient truth

One foreign newspaper said Nigerians have to choose between a former dictator and an alleged kleptocrat. Another one, The Guardian of London, was not so diplomatic. It said Nigerians have to decide between “a stingy rightwing dictator and an established thief.”
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Nsima Ekere to complete abandoned projects in Governor Udom’s town

Worried by the abandonment of the Onna–Etinan Road which leads to the village of Governor Udom Emmanuel, the Governorship Candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Akwa Ibom State, Obong Nsima Ekere, has promised to complete the road as soon as he becomes Governor on May 29, 2019.

NDIC board pledges to stabilize Nigeria’s financial system

Members of the newly inaugurated Board of the Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC) have pledged their total commitment to the formulation of sound policies that will enhance the safety and stability of the nation’s financial system.

Banks commit N10 billion loans to firms

First Bank of Nigeria and Access Bank have committed N10 billion loan to firms that have good credit ratings.

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Police arrest four over alleged murder, cultism

The Ekiti State Police Command has arrested four persons for alleged cultism and murder.
The Acting Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has ordered vehicular restriction from 6am – 6pm tomorrow 16 February during the election.

CDD cautions IGP Adamu against redeployment of CPs few days to election

The Centre for Democracy and Development has cautioned the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, against re-deployment of state Commissioners of Police few days to election.

Itse Sagay: If ballot box snatchers or election disrupters are armed, they are a...

The Chairman, Presidential Advisory Council Against Corruption, Prof. Itse Sagay (SAN), has listed instances in which a law enforcement officer is allowed to gun down a ballot box snatcher.
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Elections: VP Osinbajo canvasses votes for APC in Ilorin

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday urged Nigerians not to be discouraged by the earlier postponement of the Presidential and National Assembly elections.

APC warns INEC to enlist its candidates or risk repeating national assembly election in...

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State has warned that the February 23 National Assembly elections might be repeated in the state if the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) fails to relist its candidates on the ballot.