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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My police aides have been withdrawn, CP not picking my calls – Kogi deputy...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Simon Achuba, has raised the alarm that his life is in danger as the policemen attached to him have been allegedly withdrawn on the orders of the State Governor, Yahaya Bello.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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The Italian Carabinieri police corps said that more than 31,000 pills of Yaba, known as the `madness drug,’ have been seized in a large-scale operation.

Italian police seize 31,000 Yaba drug in massive raid

The Italian Carabinieri police corps said that more than 31,000 pills of Yaba, known as the `madness drug,’ have been seized in a large-scale operation.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, presiding over the plenary in the upper chamber on Thursday, 3rd October, 2019.

Senate President: Why we are amending Production Sharing Contract law

The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, on Monday justified the current move by the Senate to amend the law on Production Sharing Contract in the oil industry.

Flood: Badagry residents count losses in homes, churches, farmlands

Residents of some communities in Badagry area of Lagos State have continued counting their losses due to flooding after many hours of weekend rainfall which destroyed homes, churches, shops and farmlands.

Lawyers demand justice over colleague’s police brutality

A group of lawyers in Onitsha, Anambra state, have asked the state police command to bring to justice all officers involved in the manhandling of their colleague, Jacob Obasi in Onitsha, last Friday.

Gunmen kill 14 policemen in Mexico

Gunmen killed 14 police Monday in an attack in the state of Michoacan, in western Mexico, authorities said, condemning the latest violence in the restive region, a hotspot for criminal groups and armed vigilantes.