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Anambra election: Senator Umeh backs Chukwuma Soludo

Sen.Victor Umeh, former National Chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), has given his backing to governorship aspiration of Prof Charles Soludo, former Central Bank of Nigeria, (CBN), governor.

Pensioners start nationwide protest Friday over ‘minimum pension’

Senior citizens under auspices of the Nigeria Union of Pensioners (NUP), on Wednesday said they have resolved to embark on a massive protest, starting Friday morning across 36 States and the Federal Capital Territory in order to press home their demands on ‘minimum pension’.

Ex-IGP alleges marginalisation of oil producing communities

Former Inspector General of Police and former Chairman Police Service Commission, Mike Okiro, has alleged that his ethnic nationality, Egbema, was being marginalised and relegated in the scheme of things.

Ex-CBN director: Nigeria’s economy can grow up by to 10% annually

Dr Titus Okunrounmu, former Director, Budgeting Department, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), says Nigeria’s economy can grow by between seven per cent and 10 per cent annually if the necessary measures are put in place.
The President and Chairman of the Council of Computer Professionals (Registration Council of Nigeria), Professor Charles Uwadia, has disclosed that digital technologies have proven to be efficient in sustaining social and economic developments.

CPN president: Digital technologies efficient in sustaining social, economic development

The President and Chairman of the Council of Computer Professionals (Registration Council of Nigeria), Professor Charles Uwadia, has disclosed that digital technologies have proven to be efficient in sustaining social and economic developments.
The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs. Zainab Ahmed, in her goodwill message yesterday during the commemoration of the “2021 International Women’s Day National Policy Dialogue,” noted that through the implementation of Finance Acts 2019 and 2020, the federal government is providing tax relief and other forms of support to micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs), many of which are owned by women.

Nigerian government explains failure of previous national plans

The federal government has traced the failure of previous national economic plans partly to inadequate cooperation and buy-in by sub-national governments.
Zainab Ahmed, the minister of finance, budget and national planning, says state and local governments share some of the responsibility to fix roads in Nigeria.

Nigerian government blames states for failure of past development plans

Federal Government has blamed the states for the shortcomings of the past development plans, saying it did not receive the needed co-operation from the sub-national governments.

Dangote: We will continue to come up with strategies to boost business opportunity in...

Dangote Industries Limited has expressed its determination to always come out with strategies that will boost business opportunities in Nigeria.
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, yesterday said that the parliament passed 2021 in good time to ensure the country maintains the January to December budget cycle started last year.

House speaker: Nigeria’s economy in dire straits

If not quickly addressed, the heightening insecurity in the country will wreck the country’s economy, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has warned.
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US companies invest $3.8 billion in Nigeria in five years

Companies of United States of America (USA) origin operating in Nigeria invested a total of $3.75billion to expand their operations in the country in the last five years and plans to invest another $2.75 billion in the next three years, a survey by American Business Council (ABC) has shown.

Major petroleum marketers advocate joint action to mitigate effects of petrol price hike

Marketers of petroleum products under the aegis of Major Oil Marketers Association of Nigeria (MOMAN) have called for a joint action of stakeholders in the Nigeria economy to find ways to mitigate adverse effects of the imminent increase in the price of petrol.
Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has given a major reason the immediate past Nigerian security heads failed.

Rivers governor: APC running vindictive government

The Rivers State Governor, Chief Nyesom Wike, has stated that the All Progressives Congress, APC, Federal Government was running a vindictive administration, adding that the government only go after leaders who are not APC member.
Governor Nyesom Wike on Tuesday claimed the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, spent the sum of N10 billion to fight him during the 2019 governorship election.

Governor Wike: Why Nigerians will vote out APC in 2023

Governor Nyesom Wike says the failure of ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to tackle insecurity and corruption will compel Nigerians to vote out the party in 2023.
4. President Muhammadu Buhari is currently presiding over the 24th virtual Federal Executive Council, FEC, meeting at the Council Chamber, Presidential Villa, Abuja.

NBA, NMA, 28 others demand overhaul of security apparatus

Thirty prominent professional bodies under the aegis of the Association of Professional Bodies of Nigeria (APBN) yesterday urged the federal government to immediately overhaul the country’s security apparatus, saying the situation had largely deteriorated in recent months.
The National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA) on Wednesday denied allegations that it padded its 2020 budget with N4 billion worth of fraudulent and non-existent projects.

NIWA to enforce regulations on shipyard activities, boat building – chief

Dr. George Moghalu, Managing Director, National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA) has said that the authority has commenced enforcement of Shipyard operations and boat building regulations to curtail incidence of boat mishap.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.

Nigerian government will use part of N2.3 trillion ESP stimulus as buyer of last...

The Federal Government will use part of the N2.3 trillion stimulus package to purchase locally produced items as buyer of last resort in line with its Economic Sustainability Plan, according to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN.

NIPOST: Lagos chamber wants regulatory framework reviewed

The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) has called for the review of the regulatory framework of the Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST) in the interest of the Nigerian economy, business continuity, private sector development and job creation.
National Publicity Secretary of the APC, Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu stated this in a statement on Sunday night.

APC raps ex-VP Atiku Abubakar over comment on economic diversification

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has expressed surprise over the failure of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, to acknowledge the bold efforts APC administration made towards diversifying Nigeria economy.

Askia Ogieh: This year’s workers day is an unusual one

Managing Director of the Delta State Oil Producing Area Development Commission, DESOPADEC, Chief Askia Ogieh, has described this year’s Workers Day as an unusual one amidst the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic.
Governors of 36 states of the federation and Heads of Federal Government agencies have agreed to work together to tackle the novel Coronavirus pandemic ravaging the world. 4

Coronavirus: Nigeria’s economy fragile, vulnerable – NEC

The National Economic Council (NEC) on Thursday received the report of the Presidential Economic Advisory Council (PEAC) on the impacts of Coronavirus disease on the Nigeria’s economy.
Governors of 36 states of the federation and Heads of Federal Government agencies have agreed to work together to tackle the novel Coronavirus pandemic ravaging the world. 1

Coronavirus: NEC receives report on impact on economy

The National Economic Council on Thursday received the report of the Presidential Economic Advisory Council on the impacts of Coronavirus disease on Nigeria’s economy.

Chamber urges Nigerian government to support completion of fair complex in Enugu

The Enugu Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (ECCIMA) has appealed to the Federal Government to support the completion of the Enugu International Trade Fair complex to boost Nigeria economy.

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The communiqué, which was signed by NYCN President, Comrade Solomon Adodo and Secretary, Suleiman Musa, further called for support from youths and other stakeholders in the region for Buhari and Akpabio.

Niger Delta: President Buhari has surpassed all past presidents – NYCN

National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) on Sunday said that President Muhammadu Buhari has surpassed all past Presidents of the country in the development of the Niger Delta region.
Manchester United plan to keep Edinson Cavani at Old Trafford for the 2021-22 season by offering the striker a wage increase of £50,000, according to reports.

Edinson Cavani offered £50K pay rise to stay at Manchester United

Manchester United plan to keep Edinson Cavani at Old Trafford for the 2021-22 season by offering the striker a wage increase of £50,000, according to reports.

Federal pensioners pull out of pensions union

The crisis among pensioners on Sunday got messier as Federal Civil Service Pensioners (FCSP) finally opted out of the Nigeria Union of Pensioners (NUP) over alleged denial of the branch’s rights and privileges.
David Moyes fears West Ham’s slim hopes of Champions League football could be affected further by Manchester United forced to field weakened teams.

David Moyes lashes out at Premier League chiefs over Manchester United decision

The Hammers boss – whose men were beaten by Everton – has called on the Premier League to explain the questions surrounding the integrity of the competition being affected with United’s 3-1 win at Aston Villa their first of three games in five games.
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APC needs credible candidate to win Anambra election – aspirant

Chief George Moghalu, the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship aspirant in Anambra, says electing a credible candidate is critical for the party to capture power in the state.

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Minister of State Power, Mr Goddy Jedy-Agba, who disclosed this in Abuja

Minister: Nigerian government to intensify diversification of energy sector

The Minister of State for Power, Mr Goddy Agba, says the ministry will continue to support the Federal Government’s policies on diversification of the energy sector.
A former minister of aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, has made his Nollywood debut in a new series titled Silent Prejudices (Season 2).

Femi Fani-Kayode: Sheikh Gumi a pure evil, janjaweed terrorist

Former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, has described Kaduna-based Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, as “a pure evil, a janjaweed terrorist”.
Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr has praised Anayo Iwuala for his impressive performance in the team’s 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Benin and Lesotho.

Belgian club join race to sign Super Eagles new boy

Belgian club KAS Eupen have joined the race to sign Enyimba winger Anayo Iwuala, who last month debuted for the Super Eagles.
Governor David Nweze Umahi

Ebonyi government accuses PDP of spreading falsehood

Ebonyi State Government has described the 15-point Communiqué of the leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the South-east on their resolution for states to maintain a joint security vigilante to be called Ebubeagu Joint Security Network as an exercise in futility and an attempt to mislead the general public.
"The security forces are thoroughly sweeping the operational area. Most of the prisoners are in the hands of the gendarmerie (police) and are being well-treated. The enemy is fleeing," Defence Minister Brahim Daoud Yaya told a news conference.

Chad rebels ‘fleeing’ – defence minister

Rebels who launched an offensive in northern Chad, sparking clashes that claimed the life of veteran president Idriss Deby Itno, are in flight, the country's new defence minister said on Thursday.