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Governor Umahi: I am a very, very rich person

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State has said that he became a billionaire at 25 years of age due to hard work and commitment to duty.
Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, Minister of Science and Technology, has said that it is only knowledge-based economy that would add value and create a new lease of life for all Nigerians.

Leather industry has potential to boost foreign earnings – minister

The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, said the Nigerian leather industry has the potential to increase the nation’s foreign earnings.

AFAN secures market for sesame farmers in Katsina

The All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN) in Daura Local Government Area of Katsina State says it has secured stable market for sesame produced in the area during the current farming season.g

One shot as Urhobo, Itsekiri youths clash

A yet-to-be identified man has been reportedly shot in a clash between youths of Okere-Urhobo kingdom and neighbouring Itsekiri extractions, at Okere Market in Warri South council area of Delta state.

Kaduna residents groan over increasing prices of local rice, foodstuffs

Following the shutdown of the country’s land borders since August, residents of Kaduna state have continued to lament over the increasing prices of foodstuffs in the market.
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Central bank injects $311.5 million, CNY15 million into retail forex market

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on made an intervention of 311.5million dollar in the retail Secondary Market Intervention Sales (SMIS) and 15 million Chinese Yuan in the spot and short-tenored forwards segment of the inter-bank foreign market.

Yobe traders admonish government on fairness in shops allocation ahead of construction of ultra-modern...

Traders displaced at the Damaturu market have appealed to Yobe government to ensure justice in allocation of shops at the ultra modern market slated for construction by the state government.

NGO partners Lawma, others to clear drainage in Agege

The African Global Initiative (AGI), says it has partnered with the Lagos State Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) and Aspire Coronation Trust (ACT) to clear drainage in six communities in Agege, Lagos state.
Benedict Ayade

Cross River leading the agro industrial revolution in Nigeria – governor

Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State has said that his administration intends to flood Nigerian market with assorted foods especially high nutrient rice.
Nigerian Stock Exchange NSE

NSE: Market indices extend growth by 0.35 per cent

The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) market indices ended trading on Friday with a growth of 0.35 per cent.
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), said more than one million smallholders farmers had access to finance through its Anchor Borrowers Programme.

Central bank targets 70,000 farmers under anchor borrowers programme in Borno

The Central Bank of Nigeria says it has targeted about 70,000 farmers and business under its Anchor Borrower Programme in Borno State for 2019.
University of Abuja - UniAbuja

Students demand action against global warming, climate change

Some secondary school students and those of the University of Abuja have called on government at all levels to take action against global warming and climate change in the country.
The Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), has held its annual Ashura procession in Abuja. 3

Shi’ites hold Ashura procession in Abuja — in pictures

According to a top member of the Shi’ites group, Abdulai Musa, the procession started in Wuse market and ended around Berger about from 8:00 am and ended by 8:30 am.
The price of palm oil has recorded slight increase in major markets across Enugu metropolis.

Price of palm oil records slight increase in Enugu

A market survey conducted by newsmen on Saturday revealed that the price of palm oil had slightly increased when compared to what its price was some months ago.

Kano faces blackout as TCN threatens KEDCo with termination notice

Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) on Wednesday issued a notice of intent to terminate the operations of Kano Electricity Distribution Company (KEDCO).

Police arrest men for raping underage girls

The Bariga Police Station has arrested one Fatai Nafiu of No 9, Adetoke Street, Bariga for forcefully having unlawful sexual intercourse with a 15-year-old girl (name withheld).
An aerial view of Buzi Mozambique, on Wednesday. Adrien Barbier-Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

Thousands in Mozambique rebuild after devastating cyclones

When Cyclone Idai roared through central Mozambique in March, it made some 200,000 people homeless and destroyed about 2 million acres of crops.
The All Progressives Congress, APC, has challenged newly sworn in ministers to justify the confidence reposed in them by President Muhammadu Buhari and all Nigerians, by settling down to work quickly, hit the ground running and consolidate on the progress that have been made in the various sectors.

Nigerians set agenda for new ministers

A legal practitioner in the Federal Capital Territory, Abubakar Sani, said he had expected President Muhammadu Buhari to do better with the allotment of portfolios to the ministers adding that he would not be expecting anything new from the ministers especially returnees.

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Godwin Obaseki

Edo governor urges political office holders, party chieftains to observe protocols

Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo has called on political office holders and party chieftains to observe protocol while visiting the state to ensure their security and avoid unnecessary attacks.

Court to hear suit challenging levies in Ikeja computer village

A Federal High Court in Lagos on Tuesday, adjourned until Nov. 19, to hear a suit challenging the imposition of levies in the Ikeja Computer Village.
The Emir of Gwandu and the Chairman Kebbi Council of Chiefs, Alhaji Muhammadu Bashar, has attributed the current security challenges in the country to the way in which Nigerians have been ignoring God’s commands and adopting satanic behaviours.

Emir flays media on fake Buhari marriage

Emir of Gwandu, Alhaji Muhammadu Bashar, has urged media organisations to be more professional in their efforts to disseminate information to Nigerians.
NSCDC

Two ‘rapists’ arrested in Ibadan

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Oyo State Command, said it had arrested two men, Muyiwa Olatunde, 32, and Fatai Wahab in connection with alleged rape.
The Governorship Election Petition Tribunal in Uyo, on Monday, ordered INEC to allow the All Progressive Congress (APC) candidate, Mr Nsima Ekere, to inspect all election materials used during the March 9 Governorship Election.

INEC: 2.37 million voters, 25,813 ad-hoc staff for Kogi, Bayelsa guber polls

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said a total of 2.37 million voters will have access to voting during the November 16 governorship election in Bayelsa and Kogi states.