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NBS: Banks refund N654.49 million excess charges to federation account

Nigeria Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said that banks have refunded N654.49 million excess charges deducted from government bank accounts related to the federation account.

Oyo government sets up taskforce on kidnapping, farmers-herders clashes

The Oyo State Government has set up a task force to look into the rising cases of kidnapping and clashes between herdsmen and farmers at Oke-Ogun area and other parts of the state.

2019: President Buhari, VP Osinbajo not thinking of re-election now – Presidency

The Presidency has said though President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, have recorded successes in the last two and half years of the administration, still they are focused on improving the lives of the citizen rather than dwelling on 2019 election.

Price for petrol drops, kerosene increases – NBS

The average price paid by consumers for Premium Motor Spirit (petrol) dropped by 1.2 per cent year-on-year, the Nigeria Bureau of Statistics (NBS), has said

Poverty is weapon of mass destruction – Senator Jibrin Barau

Jibrin Barau, senator representing Kano north, says poverty is a weapon of mass destruction.

Senate wants Nigeria to declare October 17 as Poverty Day

The Senate on Tuesday called on the federal, state and local governments of Nigeria to “henceforth” designate and observe October 17 as World Poverty Day in line with the United Nations resolution.

Dangote Refinery: Africa’s biggest refinery takes shape

The completion of Dangote Refinery in 2019 will mark another milestone in the Nigerian oil and gas industry as the $11 billion refinery hold the prospect of stopping of refined petroleum products by Nigeria.

IMF warns Nigeria, others on dangers of foreign loans

The International Monetary Fund, IMF, yesterday, warned Nigeria and other low income countries against the dangers of reliance on foreign borrowings.

The police as bribe taker

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Minister: Hydro-power to generate 19,000 MW

The Federal Government said that electricity generation from hydro sources could reach 19,000 megawatts if fully harnessed.
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