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2018 Budget: Inherent mischief and financial recklessness

The Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yusuff Lasun disclosed, last week, that the National Assembly, would interrupt its annual recess and reconvene, sometime, this week, to consider an expenditure proposal for N242bn for conducting 2019 General Elections.

APC asks PDP to explain to Nigerians how it fought corruption

The All Progressives Congress (APC) on Sunday asked the opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to explain to Nigerians how it fought corruption for the 16 years it held power when the national treasury was looted.
Kola Ologbondiyan

PDP asks President Buhari, APC to speak out on alleged N21 billion found in...

The party said the discovery has “not only exposed the shameless hypocrisy of the Buhari Presidency, but also stripped it of all integrity and brought its deceptive saintly posturing to a disgraceful end”.

Nigerians decry circulation of mutilated Naira notes

Some Nigerians have decried the widespread circulation of mutilated Naira notes in the country and called on the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to reverse the trend and ensure better management of the nation’s currencies.

Naira weakens marginally against dollar at parallel market

The Naira on Wednesday lost one kobo to exchange at N358.4, weaker than N358.3 traded on Tuesday at the parallel market in Lagos, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

Central bank injects $210m in foreign exchange market

The Central Bank of Nigeria has injected 210 million dollars into the inter-bank Foreign Exchange Market to meet customers’ requests in various segments of the market.

21,000 unemployed Bayelsans to benefit from SEM grants

A non-governmental organisation, Visioned Skills Development Centre, says it has concluded arrangements to issue grants to 21,000 entrepreneurs in Bayelsa State through the World Bank unemployment reduction scheme.

Central bank warns against abuse of Naira notes

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has read the riot act to bank customers in the country as it expressed its readiness to prosecute any individual that abuses Naira notes henceforth.

Senator asks federal government wade into harassment of opposition in Kogi

Sen. Ahmed Ogembe (PDP-Kogi Central), on Tuesday, called on the Federal Government to wade in and address the incessant harassment and intimidation of members of the opposition party in Kogi State.

Naira weakens marginally against dollar at parallel market

The Naira on Monday weakened marginally against the dollar at the parallel market, the News Agency of Nigeria reports.
Senator Ademola Nurudeen Adeleke

PDP: Ademola Adeleke is a performing Senator

The Spokesperson of the Peoples Democratic Party in Osun State, Sunday Bisi, has described as commendable the performance of Senator Ademola Adeleke as a Senator in the last one year, describing the Senator as ‘competent’ and committed to public service.

PDP urges youths to launch social media war against APC

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Katsina State has admonished youths of the party to go on social media and expose what it described as the failings of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) under the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari.
Ayo Teriba

Economist: Nigeria must privatise more assets

Nigeria must urgently consider privatising her redundant assets to raise the required funds to grow the economy and ensure stability, Vice Chairman, Technical Committee of the National Council on Privatisation, Ayo Teriba, said.

Naira stable at N358 to dollar

The Naira on Monday remained stable at the parallel market in Lagos exchanging at N358 to the dollar.

Jos market gutted by midnight fire

Alhaji Abdulrahman Yusuf, the chairman of Traders Association in Plateau, told newsmen in Jos that over 270 shops with properties worth millions of Naira were destroyed.
Kola Ologbondiyan

PDP: Proposed national carrier a ploy to siphon funds

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Friday mocked President Muhammadu Buhari and the Federal Government over the proposed national carrier.
There was a massive turnout of voters in Ekiti as the accreditation and voting process got underway in Saturday’s governorship election

Ekiti guber: Politicians took vote-buying to higher dimension – lawyer

Mr Wale Ogunade, a constitutional lawyer and President, Voters Awareness Initiative, on says that Politicians took the act of vote-buying in Ekiti gubernatorial election to a higher dimension.

25 Persons killed, 90 houses destroyed as flood wreak havoc in Katsina

No fewer than 25 persons were reportedly killed, 90 houses destroyed, over 260 livestock confirmed dead, several people declared missing and properties worth millions of naira were destroyed, as flood wreak havoc in 10 communities of Jibia Local Government area of Katsina State Monday morning.

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Two companies sanctioned for marketing calcium sulphate without certificate

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) says it has sanctioned two chemical companies for marketing calcium sulphate without listing certificate in Abuja.

Non-payment of salaries ‘surprising’ – Benue legislator

Mr. Benjamin Adanyi, former Majority Leader of the Benue House of Assembly, has said that the non-payment of salaries by the state government was “surprising”.

APC: Anyone who breaks law must be brought to justice

All Progressives Congress (APC) has said that any Nigerian who violates the law, no matter how highly placed, must be brought to justice.

Manchester United confident David de Gea will sign a new deal

Manchester United are confident goalkeeper David de Gea will sign a new long-term contract at Old Trafford following Thibaut Courtois’ move to Real Madrid, Sky Sports reports.

Liverpool’s Mo Salah reported over allegedly using mobile while driving

Egyptian star Mohamed Salah could be in trouble with police after his club Liverpool passed a video apparently showing him using his mobile phone while driving.