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CSR: Emirates rolls out bags from recycled billboards for students

As part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and in an effort to positively impact its local communities, Emirates Airlines has given its old advertising billboards in Nigeria a new purpose, transforming the polyester materials into hundreds of reusable bags for distribution to school pupils.
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US agency commends Nigeria’s economic policies

The United States Nigeria Council (USNC) has expressed satisfaction that the positive economic developments taking place in Nigeria would encourage investors.

Keystone Bank empowers 10 Nigerian entrepreneurs

In demonstration of its commitment to promote and support the growth and development of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) in Nigeria, Keystone Bank Limited, has empowered 10 Nigerian entrepreneurs in the maiden edition of its “Growing in Love with MSMEs Challenge” scheme.

Oando: We are not a party to London arbitration

Oando PLC’s shareholders can heave a sigh of relief as the Company, has set the record straight following claims in the mediawhich implied that Oando has been ordered by the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) to pay Ansbury Investment Inc. $680 million
President Buhari addressing the 2018 Annual General Meeting-25th Anniversary of the African Export-Import Bank held in Abuja on Saturday.

President Buhari: We’ll be guided by national interests in signing free trade agreement

President Muhammadu Buhari says Nigeria will only be signatory to the Continental Free Trade Agreement if the nation’s national interests as well as regional and international obligations are balanced.
Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos and France's Emmanuel Macron

Emmanuel Macron: I like Nigeria a lot, it’s an appealing country

French President Emmanuel Macron met with his Nigerian counterpart Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday in Abuja before taking off his jacket and tie in Lagos to celebrate African culture.

Minister urges entrepreneurs to adopt counter-cultural mindset

The Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Dr. Okechukwu Enelamah, has charged Nigerian entrepreneurs to adopt a counter-cultural mindset in order to become successful business gladiators.

NERC grants 9.5mw electricity generation licence to Ariaria Market

Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, NERC, has granted a 9.5 megawatts embedded electricity generation licence to Ariaria Market Independent Power Plant Limited and an Independent Electricity Distribution Licence to distribute same within Ariaria Market to Ariaria Independent Energy Distribution Network Limited.

CBN: 41 items still banned under Nigeria-China currency swap deal

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) said the Nigeria-China currency swap deal would not cover the importation of the 41 items banned in its 2015 circular on items not valid for foreign exchange.

Nigeria’s tax payers’ base rises 19 million – minister

Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, disclosed on Thursday that the country’s tax payers’ base has risen from 14 million in 2016 to 19 million in 2018, grossing additional five million tax payers into the system.

120 Nigerian entrepreneurs to undergo training in Port Harcourt

The U.S. Mission in Nigeria will flag-off a 2-day training programme for no fewer than 120 Nigerian entrepreneurs on April 10 at the University of Port Harcourt.

Femi Otedola canvasses for UK, US investments in Nigeria

Femi Otedola, a Nigerian millionaire and businessman, has called for the support of the UK and US government for Nigerian businesses.

Fidelity Bank disburses N2.5 billion to 500 SMEs operators

Fidelity Bank Plc says it has disbursed the sum of N2.5 billion out of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) N220 billion Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Fund (MSMEDF).

Ministry, firm partner on promotion of local products

The Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment, and the Nigerian Brands Carnival, have concluded plans to promote the patronage of made in Nigeria products, aimed at further boosting the nation’s economy.

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The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) on Monday said that it would clamp down on motorists with either fake or expired driver’s licence

FRSC will not condone two passengers in front seat – spokesperson

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has restated its stand on the ban of two passengers occupying the front seat of commercial vehicles across the country.

Greece boosts border patrols as Turkey says will release refugees

Greece on Friday boosted border patrols after Turkey said it would no longer prevent refugees from going to Europe, officials said.
Pope Francis Sunday railed against atomic weapons, the nuclear deterrent and the growing arms trade, as he paid tribute to the victims of the “unspeakable horror” of the Nagasaki bomb.

Pope cancels more official appointments over cold

Pope Francis postponed his official appointments Friday and was working from home, the Vatican said, a day after cancelling a scheduled appearance at mass because of “a mild ailment”.
Luigi Di Maio said ‘jackals’ speculating on masks and disinfectant would be severely punished. Francesco Fotia-AGF-Rex-Shutterstock

Italy urges tourists not to cancel trips because of coronavirus outbreak

Italy urged tourists spooked by the new coronavirus Thursday not to stay away, but efforts to reassure the world it was managing the outbreak were overshadowed by a sharp rise in case numbers.

NGO adopts first primary school in Ilorin with N100 million development fund

A non-governmental organization in Ilorin, Kwara state, Waziri Gobir Foundation, has offered to adopt the first primary school in Ilorin Emirate, Okesuna Local Government Education Authority School A and B, Ilorin.