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Banks allocate N15.13 trillion credit to private sector

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said the Nigerian banking sector allocated N15.13 trillion as total value of credit to the private sector in the second quarter (Q2) 2019.

NIBBS: NIP records increase volume of transactions over cheques in Q1

The Nigerian Interbank Settlement System (NIBSS), says the NIBSS-Interbank Payments (NIP) recorded an increase in the volume of transactions in the first quarter of 2019 over transactions made through cheques.
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NBS: E-payments hit N34.02 trillion in Q1, 2019

A total of 557,083,712 electronic-payment transactions valued at N34.02 trillion were recorded in selected banks across the country in the first quarter, 2019, Nigeria’s statistics bureau has said.
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Another female presidential candidate withdraws from race

The National Chairman/presidential candidate of the National Interest Party (NIP), Eunice Atuejide, on Wednesday, announced her withdrawal from the race for the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar.

ATM records N39.15trn transactions in Q4 2018

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said Automated Teller Machine (ATM) from selected banks across the country recorded transactions valued at N39.15 trillion in the fourth quarter of 2018.

Election: 15 Imo governorship candidates step down for Senator Araraume

Few days to the Presidential/National Assembly elections in the country, 15 governorship candidates in Imo State have withdrawn from the race in support of the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Senator Ifeanyi Araraume.

INEC publishes final list of 73 presidential candidates

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has released the names of Nigeria’s presidential candidates and their running mates who will be contesting the February, 2019 presidential elections in the country.
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Nigeria’s e-payment transactions hit N56.85 trillion

Latest report from the Nigerian Interbank Settlement System (NIBSS), has shown that Nigeria’s electronic payment (e-payment) services, recorded transactions worth N56.85 trillion between January and end of September, 2018.
President Buhari participates at Signing of Peace Agreement and Memorandum of Understanding by Presidential Candidates and Party Chairmen in Abuja on 11th Dec 2018-5

2019: Muhammadu Buhari, 67 others commit to peaceful electioneering

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday set the tone for rancour-free 2019 electioneering as he joined 67 other presidential candidates to sign a peace accord anchored by the National Peace Committee.

Financial inclusion rate hits 63.6 percent in 2018

Managing Director, Nigeria Inter Bank Settlement System (NIBSS), Mr Niyi Ajao, says the nation’s financial inclusion rate has increased to 63.6 per cent in 2018 from 45.4 per cent recorded in 2016.
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2019: Full list of presidential candidates, parties

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has already scheduled the Presidential and National Assembly elections for Saturday, 16th February.
David Beckham – escapes speed violation charge in London

David Beckham escapes speeding violation charge

David Beckham escaped prosecution over a speeding charge on Thursday after the football icon’s lawyer, nicknamed “Mr Loophole”, successfully raised a technicality.

Peter Ameh emerges IPAC national chairman

Chief Peter Ameh of the People’s Progressive Party on Wednesday in Abuja emerged the National Chairman of Inter-Party Advisory Council.

INEC registers 21 new political parties

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Wednesday in Abuja presented certificates of registration to the 21 newly registered political parties.

Banking sector records transactions worth N19.33 trillion in Q3 – NBS

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) says 213.69 million transactions valued at N19.33 trillion are recorded in the third quarter as data on Electronic Payment Channels in the banking sector.

INEC registers 21 new political parties

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has registered 21 new political parties, taking the number of registered parties in Nigeria to 67.

Nigeria’s trade balance hits N1.2 trillion as imports decrease by 10.51 percent

Nigeria’s trade balance peaked at N1.23 trillion in the third quarter of 2017, indicating the highest figure posted since 2014, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has said.

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