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Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello

Kogi killings: Death toll rises to 29

The Governor of Kogi State, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, on Thursday met with Tawari community and promised to fished out the killers of their kinsmen as casualty figure rises to 29.

Former Ghanaian president begs Nigeria to open up borders

Mr John Mahama, Former President of Ghana on Tuesday appealed to the Nigeria Government to open up her border so that economic activities can resume in West Africa.

Tenure: Court strikes out suit seeking Babatunde Fowler’s sack as FIRS boss

A Federal High Court sitting in Kano has struck out a suit seeking the sack of Dr. Babatunde Fowler as the Executive Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service.
President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with all the 2019 Nigerian pilgrims over the successful completion of their Hajj rites and the Eid-el-Kabeer celebration.

[email protected]: President Buhari’s independence day speech — full text

Remember the sacrifices made by our Founders and great leaders past; by soldiers, by distinguished public servants; by traditional leaders, by our workers —- sacrifices on which Nigeria has been built over the 59 years since Independence in 1960; and
Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Mrs Winifred Oyo-Ita

Court orders permanent forfeiture of money ‘linked to Winifred Oyo-Ita’

The Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered the permanent forfeiture of some money returned by a suspect linked to the suspended Head of Service of the Federation, Mrs Winifred Oyo-Ita.
Nigeria is set to establish a government-driven national donor coordination mechanism to ensure that external financing is maximised for the good of the country, Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmed, said on Wednesday. 2

Minister: World Bank to manage donor funds

Nigeria is set to establish a government-driven national donor coordination mechanism to ensure that external financing is maximised for the good of the country, Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmed, said on Wednesday.

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.
Luis Caputo

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.
Central Bank of Liberia - CBL

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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People watch waves and rough seas pound against the harbour wall at Porthcawl in Wales, as Storm Dennis sweeps across the country, Saturday Feb. 15, 2020. AP

Man dies as Storm Dennis slams UK, power cuts hit France

A man died after falling into a river on Sunday as Storm Dennis swept across Britain with the army drafted in to help deal with heavy flooding and high winds.
Oyo State Governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde, visited the Inspector General of Police, IGP Adamu Mohammed in Abuja on Wednesday, declaring that his administration would not condone violence in Oyo.

Oyo governor threatens to jail union members who foment trouble

The Oyo State Government, on Sunday, warned some leaders of the suspended National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) in the state to desist from carrying out the threats of violence issued in a video, which has gone viral in the last 24 hours.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police nab Aiye cult kingpin in Ikorodu

The Special Strike Force on Social Miscreants, inaugurated by the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, Mr Hakeem Odumosu, has arrested the leader of Aiye Confraternity, Sikiru Samuel.
At least 33 Boko Haram militants were killed by Nigerian troops in a gunfight on Sunday, according to military sources on Tuesday.

Nigerian troops overpower Boko Haram in attempt to infiltrate Damaturu

The Nigerian Army has confirmed an attempt by Boko Haram insurgents to infiltrate Damaturu, capital of Yobe State and cause havoc in the city.
Ten-man Plateau United defeated former league champions, Enyimba FC of Aba 4-0 in MatchDay 12 of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) fixture at the Jos New Stadium on Sunday.

NPFL: Plateau United regain top spot

Plateau United are back at the summit of the Nigeria Professional Football League log following a 2-0 win over Dakkada at the New Jos Stadium on Sunday