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Insecurity, fraud clog financial inclusion stride

As fiscal and monetary authorities collaborate to ensure that Nigerians keep up the 63.6 per cent financial inclusion stride with the aim of attaining the set target of 20 per cent exclusion rate by 2020, the frightening series of bank robberies and frauds in the system may have put a lid on the agenda.

LCCI sets agenda for President Buhari’s second term

The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) says the quality of the nation’s infrastructure, policies and institutions are crucial to driving economic diversification.

Africa’s development lies on good policies

Africa’s quest for sustainable development and aspirations of Agenda 2063, can be realized only with policies that can help build resilience, raise growth and enhance inclusiveness.

My police aides have been withdrawn, CP not picking my calls – Kogi deputy...

The Deputy Governor of Kogi State, Simon Achuba, has raised the alarm that his life is in danger as the policemen attached to him have been allegedly withdrawn on the orders of the State Governor, Yahaya Bello.

Forbes ranks Nigeria 110th best country for business

The magazine said it compiled the list by rating 161 countries on 15 factors: property rights, innovation, taxes, technology, corruption, infrastructure, market size, political risk, quality of life, workforce, freedom (personal, trade and monetary), red tape and investor protection.
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Argentina’s Luis Caputo quits as central bank chief amid IMF bailout talks

The president of Argentina's central bank has resigned amid negotiations with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to bail the South American country out of its volatile economic crisis.
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Liberia hunts for $100m in missing bank notes

An inquiry is underway into the disappearance of newly printed bills worth nearly $100 million destined for Liberia's central bank, the government of the impoverished west African country said Tuesday.
Forbes

Forbes ranks Rwanda, South Africa over Nigeria on ‘investor protection’

The report said in the period under review, Nigeria experienced positive economic growth driven by its agriculture, telecommunications and services sector.

Senator Akume’s kinsmen pledge support for Governor Ortom

Kinsmen of Senator George Akume from the Jemgbah axis, comprising Gboko, Buruku and Tarka Local Government areas have pitched their tents with Governor Samuel Ortom, just as they pledged their unalloyed support to him ahead of the 2019 elections.

Nigerian Stock Exchange fines seven financial institutions for delayed financial results

The Nigerian Stock Exchange has fined seven financial institutions for not filing their financial results before the regulatory due date.

Turkey seeks free trade agreement with ECOWAS

Turkish Economy Minister Nihat Zeybekci has suggested that a free trade agreement will be a key step to boost business ties between Ankara and the Economic Community of West African States.

Reflections on the restructuring debate

Of recent, re-structuring has become the catchword in Nigeria’s landscape with key political leaders and socio- political groups pushing forward certain ideas and views. ‘What exactly is the idea of re-structuring?’ and ‘Is a restructured Nigeria feasible?’

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Impeachment: Kogi Assembly requests chief judge to set up panel of inquiry

The Kogi State House of Assembly has requested the state Chief Judge, Justice Nasir Ajanah, to constitute a 7-man Panel of Inquiry to investigate allegations of gross misconduct against the Deputy Governor of the state, Elder Simon Achuba.

Court remands tailor who pleaded guilty to pickpocketing

An Ogudu Magistrates’ Court in Lagos on Tuesday ordered the remand of a 27 -year-old tailor, Femi Afolabi, in Kirikiri Prisons, pending his sentencing for alleged theft of a cell phone.

Stakeholders seek end to incessant marriage break-up

Some stakeholders, on Tuesday, identified third-party influence and lack of trust among couples as factors responsible for the collapse of marriages nowadays.
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Southeast governors write President Buhari over Enugu airport closure, herdsmen

Southeast Governors’ Forum on Tuesday urged President Muhammadu Buhari to defer the closure of Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu to end of October 2019.

Expert: How indiscriminate Internet usage exposes children to pornography

An education technology startup, Mrs Deola Eka, on Tuesday in Lagos said that indiscriminate usage of Internet connectivity through phones and other gadgets was responsible for early exposure of children to pornographic contents.