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The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) as said that its staff in Jos Branch, on Tuesday averted what would have been another major fire disaster in the country.

CBN begins registration of more financial institutions on credit management platform

The CBN has started the registration of “Other Financial Institutions’’ (OFIs) on its Credit Risk Management System (CRIMS) to improve credit risk management.
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) as said that its staff in Jos Branch, on Tuesday averted what would have been another major fire disaster in the country.

CBN tells banks to get on its central credit management platform

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has mandated all development finance institutions (DFIs), microfinance banks (MFBs), primary mortgage banks (PMBs) and finance companies (FCs) operating in the country to enrol on its credit risk management system (CRMS).
Chairman of PTF and Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Mr Boss Mustapha , disclosed this at the COVID-19 daily news conference in Abuja.

President Buhari restructures PTF, extends mandate to December

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the reconstitution of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 and extending its mandate to December 2021.
The requests contained in three separate letters read at the beginning of plenary on Tuesday by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan. 3

Senate queries FRC over N258 million extra-budgetary expenditure

The Senate Committee on Public Accounts has queried the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) over the extra-budgetary expenditure of N258 million on personnel cost in the agency’s budget for 2017 fiscal year.
Parliament’s Speaker Sidie Tunis disclosed this on Saturday while delivering his closing address at the delocalised meeting of a joint committee of Parliament.

ECOWAS parliament speaker pleads for prompt payment of community levy

Speaker of the ECOWAS Parliament, Mohamed Tunis, has pleaded for prompt payment of Community Levy by Member States to finance projects across the sub-region.
MTN Nigeria Plc (MTN) has announced the trial of e-SIM services on its network based on approvals received from the Federal Government.

MTN donates 300,000 doses of Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccines to Nigeria

The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 said it received 300,000 doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccines from MTN Nigeria.

Ex-Delta speaker: James Ibori unfairly treated in £4.2 million controversy

Former Speaker of Delta State House of Assembly, Rt, Hon Olisa Imegwu, has said that former governor of Delta State, Chief James Ibori, was insincerely treated in the 4.2 million pounds affair between the United Kingdom and Nigeria governments.
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ATBU matriculate 7,156 students for two academic sessions

The Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (ATBU), Bauchi, has matriculated 7,158 students for the 2019/2020 and 2020 /2021 academic session.
FILE PHOTO - A man watches a video on his mobile phone as he commutes by a suburban train in Mumbai, India, March 31, 2016. REUTERS-Shailesh Andrade

India’s digital media regulation sparks fears of curbs on press freedom

India’s new oversight of digital news platforms is drawing protest from the media industry and activists who fear the rules will curb press freedom in the world’s largest democracy.
A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN, Mr. Sani Katu, yesterday adduced reasons he applied to withdraw his appearance as the defence lawyer in the ongoing trial of former chairman of the defunct Pension Reform Task Team, PRTT, Mr. Abdulrasheed Maina.

SAN: Why I want to withdraw as Abdulrasheed Maina’s lawyer

A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN, Mr. Sani Katu, yesterday adduced reasons he applied to withdraw his appearance as the defence lawyer in the ongoing trial of former chairman of the defunct Pension Reform Task Team, PRTT, Mr. Abdulrasheed Maina.

DPR sealed 86 illegal gas plants in Lagos in 2020

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) says it shutdown 86 Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) plants in Lagos State in 2020 for operating illegally.
The requests contained in three separate letters read at the beginning of plenary on Tuesday by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan. 3

Senate to probe 460 revenue-generating MDAs

Senate Committee of Finance says it will begin its investigation of revenue-generating Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) from March 10, to determine their compliance with laws of remittance of internally generated revenue since 2014.
The Director General of the Lagos State Safety Commission (LSC) Mr Lanre Mojola made this disclosure after the sealing exercise in Lagos on Sunday.

Lagos seals 11 night clubs, lounges, event centres for breaching coronavirus protocols

The Lagos State Government on Saturday and Sunday, sealed 11 facilities including Event Centres, Lounges and Night Clubs among others for contravening COVID-19 directives.
Police on Saturday night, arrested over 200 clubbers and workers at popular Cubana Night Club for allegedly breaching COVID-19 protocols.

Coronavirus protocols infractions land 200 Cubana clubbers in police net

Police on Saturday night, arrested over 200 clubbers and workers at popular Cubana Night Club for allegedly breaching COVID-19 protocols.
Jamaican sprinter Yohan Blake, has revealed his anti-Coronavirus vaccine stance, claiming he would rather miss the Tokyo 2020 Olympics than get the jab.

Yohan Blake: I’d rather miss Olympics than take coronavirus vaccine

Jamaican sprinter Yohan Blake, has revealed his anti-Coronavirus vaccine stance, claiming he would rather miss the Tokyo 2020 Olympics than get the jab.
The number of coronavirus-associated deaths in Lagos State increased to 181 on Wednesday with four more fatalities, said the state’s Health Commissioner, Prof Akin Abayomi.

Lagos government begins ‘deep refurbishment’ of general hospitals

The Lagos State Government has commenced phased refurbishment and renovation of all general hospitals in the State in line with the current administration’s medical infrastructure blueprint strategy which is aimed at revamping health facilities and make them fit for purpose.

Auditor-General indicts MDAs for improper spending of N105.66 billion

The office of the Auditor-General for the Federation (AuGF) has expressed concerns over irregularities and weaknesses in financial regulations across ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) of government, especially in the disbursement and utilisation of public funds.

SON docks businessman for engine oil adulteration, logo forgery

Justice Maureen Onyetenu of the Federal High Court in Lagos Tuesday remanded a businessman, Chidi Nwanyanwu, in police custody for allegedly adulterating engine oil and inscribing forged Standard Organisation of Nigeria (SON) logos on the product.
FRSC Accident

Auto crash kills one, injures four in Osun

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Osun Sector Command, said on Monday that one person killed in an auto crash on the Gbogan-Ibadan expressway.
Yekini Nabena

Yekini Nabena: Lai Mohammed now biggest problem to President Buhari administration

The former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Yekini Nabena, has described the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, as a total failure in the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.
FRSC Accident

Osun: 13 persons killed in road crashes in January – FRSC

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Osun said no fewer than 13 people died in road accidents in January.
The Delta Chief Judge, Marshal Umukoro, has directed the state’s High Court of Justice to proceed on Christmas recess from Thursday, December 24.

Delta coronavirus mobile courts commence sitting

The Chief Judge of Delta State, Justice Marshall Umukoro, has announced that mobile courts for non-compliance with COVID-19 protocols would commence sitting across the state on Wednesday, February 10, 2021.

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The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has said that for appreciable development to take place in the country, more women must be regarded and enlisted to take up more spaces in governance.

Nigeria’s senate president, others bag NIS fellowship award

Senate President, Ahmed Lawan, and the governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, were on Wednesday in Abuja presented with the Honourary Fellowship Award of the Nigerian Institution of Surveyors (NIS) alongside a former Minister of Defence, Brig-General Mansur Dan-Ali (rtd) and the Emir of Nasarawa, HRH Alh. Ibrahim Usman Jibril, at the institution’s 2021 investiture ceremony.
The Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Tertiary Education Trust Fund, TETfund, Alhaji Kashim Ibrahim-Imam, on Wednesday said he and the Executive Secretary of the Fund, Prof. Suleiman Bogoro, took the suspension of the Vice Chancellor, University of Lagos, UNILAG, Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, personal when he was suspended by the Governing Council of the institution last August.

Official: TETFund spends N120 billion on academic staff training since 2008

Academic Staff from public institutions across the country have so far accessed over N120 billion for training, within and outside Nigeria, from the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) since its inception in 2008.
As children across Nigeria join their world counterparts to celebrate Children’s Day, Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe State has called on parents, community leaders, teachers and all involved in children’s upbringing to take mentoring seriously and provide them with a good leadership example.

Payroll fraud: Gombe approves N1.49 billion for biometric system installation

The Gombe State Government has approved the sum of N1.499 billion for the supply and installation of biometric attendance system to check payroll fraud in the state’s civil service.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

2023: APC disowns viral zoning arrangement

The national caretaker/extraordinary convention planning committee (CECPC) of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has disowned a zoning arrangement list in circulation on the social media.
Euro 2020 is almost certain to be postponed in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic sweeping across the globe.

UEFA confirms Rome as Euro 2020 host city

Rome’s Stadio Olimpico has been “fully confirmed” as a venue for Euro 2020 matches after the Italian government guaranteed the presence of at least 25 per cent of fans, UEFA announced on Wednesday.

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Fenerbahce in talks with Crystal Palace’s Christian Benteke

According to Takvim, Fenerbahce have already held positive talks with Benteke’s agent.

Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip, passes on at 99

Buckingham Palace announced the death of the Duke of Edinburgh, his Royal Highness Prince Philip in the early hours of Today.

Akwa Ibom council chair advocates welfare for victims of military onslaught

The council chairman of Essien Udim Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State, Hon Anthony Luke, is seeking for relief items for victims of Tuesday’s military onslaught on locations suspected to be enclaves of armed hoodlums loyal to the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in the local government area.

Anambra election: PDP targets 163,000 members in new membership drive

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Anambra State has commenced its new membership drive across the 326 wards in the state with the target of registering 163,000 new members before the November 6 governorship election in the state.

Ondo court sentences two to life imprisonment over kidnap of poly lecturer

An Ondo State High Court sitting in Akure, the state capital has sentenced two men to life imprisonment for kidnapping a lecturer of the state government owned Rufus Giwa Polytechnic, Owo.