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As Nigeria slips into recession for the second time in five years, President Muhammadu Buhari, says it came about because of the severity of the global economic downturn caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Senate has queried the Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading Company, NBET, over alleged unremitted N1.5 billion as the total amount being accrued as accumulated interests from investments in Treasury Bills.
To ensure the drive by the federal government to boost exports succeeds, the government has been urged to simplify the process through the removal of factor associated with delays, multiplicity of product inspection and the high cost in export process.
The Borno Government has launched a 25-year “Development Plan’’ that would ‘’drive stabilization, boost recovery efforts and stimulate growth across all sectors in the state’’, according to Gov. Babagana Zulum.
The Presidency on Friday quoted the President of the European Council, Mr Charles Michel, as reiterating Europe’s support for the bid of Nigeria’s former Minister of Finance, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, to become the next Director-General of the World Trade Organisation.
President of the European Council, Mr Charles Michel, has reiterated Europe’s support for Nigeria’s Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as the next Director-General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO).
President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday evening spoke on phone with President Marc Christian Kabore of Burkina Faso to commiserate with him and the nation following the demise of the president’s 90-year old father, Bila Kabore.
The Russian Government on Tuesday ordered bars and restaurants throughout the country to close from 11: p.m. to 6: a.m. as a precaution against the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
The National Assembly, NASS, has denied getting the new copy of Nigeria’s Petroleum Industry, PIB, from the Presidency.
The Federal Ministry of Transportation has revealed that it is considering zero import duty on new vessels, parts for ship building and repairs following years of agitation by indigenous shipping operators for import duty waiver as obtained in aviation sector.
Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, Thursday shunned the Senate when summoned to brief lawmakers of 2020 Budget Performance.
In a bid to stimulate investment and boost activities in the maritime industry, amid the downturn induced by COVID-19, the Federal Ministry of Transportation is seeking a package of tax incentives for the sector.
Nigeria’s former Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has scaled yet another hurdle in the race for the job of Director General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO).
The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) says it has recorded significant increase in collectable tax revenue from the non-oil sector of the economy.
Enugu State Government has charged traditional rulers on the need to mobilise their subjects to visit Primary Health Care Centres (PHCs) to access free and comprehensive healthcare services.
A Federal High Court in Abuja has set aside the purported reversal of the consent given by the Federal Government for the farm-out agreement between Chevron and Transnational Energy Limited (TEL) on the Abigborodo and Hely Creeks marginal fields in the Oil Mining Lease (OML) 49.
The Vice Chairman of Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, camp in New Kuchingoro in Abuja Municipal Area Council, AMAC, Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, Usman Adamu, weekend, cried out that over 6, 000 IDPs will be evicted from the land they currently occupy in January 2021 by landowners.
Genk centre-forward Paul Onuachu has appreciated Junya Ito and Theo Bongonda for their assistance in the brace he scored against Cercle Brugge on Saturday.
An Edo state-based lawyer and notary public, Olayiwola Afolabi, has called on the federal government to institute a judicial panel of inquiry to investigate attacks on police officers by suspected hoodlums during the #EndSARS protest that went violent leading to the destruction of properties and loss of lives across the country.
According to a reaction from the National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, “He is fully aware of the constitutional implication of his decision to defect to another party; which is that he cannot continue to occupy the seat of the PDP in the Senate.
Barcelona star Lionel Messi has paid an emotional tribute to the late Diego Maradona: “He leaves us but he does not leave, because Diego is eternal.”
Romania’s old-growth forests are vast ancient woodlands that straddle the Carpathian Mountains in Eastern Europe. They have survived unchanged since the end of the ice age. But now these extraordinary forests are disappearing at an alarming rate and once gone, they can never be fully restored.
Rome’s Fiumicino airport plans to welcome passengers from the US without requiring them to quarantine, as long as they test negative for the novel coronavirus multiple times. Fiumicino says it will be the first airport in Europe to offer the “COVID-tested flights,” creating what it calls “safe air corridors” between Italy and the US.
Nigeria’s representatives in this year’s CAF Confederation Cup, Kano Pillars have arrived Dakar for the first leg of their preliminary round clash with Jaraaf FC of Senegal.