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The logo of the Nigerian Stock Exchange is pictured in Lagos, Nigeria, file. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde

Notore notifies NSE of management changes

Nigeria’s leading agro-allied company, Notore Chemical Industries Plc, has notified the Nigerian Stock Exchange, its shareholders and the general public of changes to its management.
Ifueko Omoigui Okauru

Ifueko Okauru: How we reformed FIRS, grew Nigeria’s revenues

Between 2004 and 2012, Ifueko Omogui Okauru led a revolutionary campaign in the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS). Under her leadership during the period, FIRS witnessed extensive reforms and fundamental transformation.
Yemi Osinbajo

VP Osinbajo charges corporate leaders on business ethics, good governance

Prof Yemi Osinbajo, Nigeria’s Vice-President, has charged corporate leaders on the adoption and entrenchment of high ethical standards and good governance to engender business sustainability.

AHBN: Nigerian government committed to ensure sustainable financing for national family planning

The Founder and Coordinator of the Africa Health Budget Network (AHBN), Dr Aminu Magashi Garba, said Nigerian Government is committed to embarking on deliberate efforts to ensure sustainable financing for the National Family Planning (FP) program.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday announced the lockdown ahead of the Jewish holiday season, which starts with the Jewish New Year on September 18 and ends with the Tabernacles holiday on October 9.

Israel to impose second lockdown as coronavirus cases surge

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday announced the lockdown ahead of the Jewish holiday season, which starts with the Jewish New Year on September 18 and ends with the Tabernacles holiday on October 9.
Navid Afkari was executed in the morning at a prison in the southern city of Shiraz, provincial prosecutor general Kazem Mousavi was quoted as saying on state television’s website.

Iran executes wrestler Navid Afkari for murder

Navid Afkari was executed in the morning at a prison in the southern city of Shiraz, provincial prosecutor general Kazem Mousavi was quoted as saying on state television’s website.

NOA takes virus safety campaign to Ebonyi communities, markets

The Director of the National Orientation Agency (NOA) in Ebonyi, Dr Emmanuel Abah, has decried the apparent non-compliance with the safety protocols set out by the government to curb the spread of COVID-19 in Ebonyi.

Group lauds governments, Nigerians on fight against coronavirus

The Woman and Half Initiative (WAH), a group of successful professional women, has hailed the efforts of governments and Nigerians to contain the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Pan-African investment company, Heirs Holdings has announced the appointment of Dan Okeke as Group Executive Director.

Heirs Holdings names new group executive director

Pan-African investment company, Heirs Holdings, has announced the appointment of Dan Okeke as Group Executive Director.

IMF approves $7.6 million debt relief to Burundi

The International Monetary Fund said it had approved $7.6 million debt relief to Burundi to help address the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Speaker, Oyo State House of Assembly, Hon Adebo Ogundoyin

Oyo Assembly proposes six months maternity, four weeks paternity leave

A proposal that women working in the public sector be granted six months maternity leave at full pay has been thrown up, on the floor of the Oyo State House of Assembly.
Pan African housing development financier, Shelter Afrique through its foundation, the Shelter Afrique Foundation, has donated relief materials to 3000 low-income earners in Abuja.

Foundation donates palliatives to low-income earners in Abuja

Pan African housing development financier, Shelter Afrique through its foundation, the Shelter Afrique Foundation, has donated relief materials to 3000 low-income earners in Abuja.
The Chief of Staff to Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State, Taiwo Akerele, suddenly resigned on Saturday for being sidelined, over his refusal to join the fight against the National Chairman of the governing All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole

Why Edo governor’s chief of staff resigned

The Chief of Staff to Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State, Taiwo Akerele, suddenly resigned on Saturday for being sidelined, over his refusal to join the fight against the National Chairman of the governing All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole.

LCCI asks NNPC to back up reformed petroleum downstream sector with law

The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) has charged the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to consummate its process of reforming the petroleum downstream sector with an appropriate legislative framework, stating that with the legal framework, the reform would not be like the previous dead initiatives.
Lagos State Government Coronavirus (Covid-19) Isolation Centre

Nigeria risks Spain, Italy’s coronavirus experience if… – Ex-Reps member

Bimbo Daramola, former member of the House of Representatives, has warned of dire consequences should the Federal Government allowed Covid-19 Support Fund to be mismanaged.

Building collapse: Minister urges builders to be involved during construction

The Minister of Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, SAN, Monday charged members of the Nigerian Institute of Building (NIOB) to endeavour to intervene at the time of construction of any building in any part of the country as a proactive step to stem the incidence of building collapse and consequent loss of life and property.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan giving his remarks at the launch of the book “Engineering and Sustainable Rural Development in Nigeria” at the International Conference Centre, Abuja, on Thursday, 3rd October, 2019

Senate: Anti-graft war far from over, time for new strategies

Senate President Ahmad Lawan on Tuesday said the Senate would release new strategies on corruption fight to the public in the next few weeks.

ICPC: 300 MDAs padded their role by N12 billion

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has disclosed that its preliminary findings reveal that 300 federal Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) have inflated their payroll by N12 billion.

Digitization: Ghana to host Africa’s public sector officials

Public sector officials from Nigeria and other African countries are set to converge on Ghana for the second edition of Africa Public Sector Conference and Awards (APSCA) scheduled to hold at the plush Movenpick Ambassador Hotel in Accra, Ghana, October 23-24, 2019.

Ecobank Nigeria announces appointment of key officers

Ecobank Nigeria has announced the appointment of key Management Officers across various levels. Amongst those appointed are Kenneth Okere, who is now the Company Secretary & Chief Legal Counsel; Ibukunoluwa Oyedeji, Chief Financial Officer (CFO); Abiola Aderinola, Financial Controller; Adetokunbo Uko, Treasurer and Akintunde Dawodu, Chief Compliance Officer and Head, Compliance & Control.

Minister: Government must be proactive on e-governance for efficiency

Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Senator Omotayo Alasoadura, has said that government must take proactive measure to ensure that it was not left behind in the use of technology in governance purposes as e-governance has become essential for public sector productivity and efficiency.
Ayuba Wabba

Ayuba Wabba: Why workers, pensioners groan in Nigeria

As the national minimum wage crisis continues to threaten industrial harmony in the country, Ayuba Wabba, National President, Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), has given an insight into why Nigerian workers and pensioners suffer and groan under poor welfare.

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Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has listed what Nigeria should do to have access to $12 trillion “dormant funds”.

Ex-President Obasanjo: If Nigeria breaks up, minority groups will be exterminated

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Wednesday described calls for the disintegration of Nigeria as unmindful and insensitive to the plight of the minority groups in the country.
Hotel owners in Abia State under the aegis of Hotel Welfare Association (HWA) and others have lauded the Inspector General of Police, Usman Baba Alkali over his appointment of AIG Etim Eneh Okon to head the Police Zone 9 command, Umuahia.

South-east group hails re-organisation in Nigeria Police Force

The Coalition of South East Youth Leaders has expressed delight over the recent re-organisation in the Nigeria Police Force.
Security operatives in the University of Calabar, UNICAL have arrested two suspected cultists for being in possession of packs of 100mg of tramadol on campus.

UNICAL security apprehends suspected cultists with hard drugs on campus

Security operatives in the University of Calabar, UNICAL, have arrested two suspected cultists for being in possession of packs of 100mg of tramadol on campus.
Wife of Akwa Ibom State’s Governor Udom Emmanuel, Dr. Martha Emmanuel, on Wednesday led over 3,000 women from different walks of life on a solidarity march to protest the gruesome murder of Miss Iniubong Umoren.

Akwa Ibom first lady leads women’s protest on raped, murdered job seeker

Wife of Akwa Ibom State’s Governor Udom Emmanuel, Dr. Martha Emmanuel, on Wednesday led over 3,000 women from different walks of life on a solidarity march to protest the gruesome murder of Miss Iniubong Umoren.
The task of projecting African football onto the global stage has begun following the election of Patrice Motsepe as CAF President by acclamation during the 43rd CAF Congress, which has taken place in Rabat, Morocco.

CAF president launches pan-African inter-school championship with own $10 million

The South African billionaire and president of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), Patrice Motsepe, on Tuesday in Abidjan announced that he will personally finance the pan-African inter-school football championship, which will be launched “between 2022 and 2023”, in collaboration with FIFA.

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Joe Biden delivers his first prime time address as president, marking the one-year anniversary of widespread shutdowns to combat the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic and speaking about the impact of the pandemic during an address from the East Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., March 11, 2021. REUTERS/Tom Brenner

Joe Biden raises refugee admissions cap to 62,500 after backlash

President Joe Biden has raised the cap for refugee admissions into the United States to 62,500, in a U-turn that more than quadruples the limit set by his predecessor.
Actress Dakore Egbuson-Akande is of the opinion that Nollywood does not have to get validation from western countries to be taken seriously.

Nollywood actress: We don’t need Oscar to be taken seriously

Actress Dakore Egbuson-Akande is of the opinion that Nollywood does not have to get validation from western countries to be taken seriously. Akande stated this as a speaker at the eighth edition of the Nigerian Entertainment Conference.
Anthony Joshua’s blockbuster undisputed heavyweight title fight with Tyson Fury is reportedly on course to take place in Saudi Arabia in August.

Eddie Hearn: Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury fight done deal

Anthony Joshua versus Tyson Fury is a ‘done deal’, despite recent doubts being raised by the WBC champion’s promoter Bob Arum, says Matchroom boss Eddie Hearn.
Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, All Progressives Congress, APC, Delta Central has described the death of the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of BGL PLC, Albert Okumagba, as a great and colossal loss to the capital market industry, to the Urhobos, Delta State and Nigeria at large.

Senator Omo-Agege mourns Olu of Warri, congratulates Olu-designate

The Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, has mourned the passing of the Olu of Warri, His Royal Majesty, Ogiame Ikenwoli Emiko.
A Boeing 737 Max. An Air Canada 737-8 Max has been forced to land in Tucson after the air crew diverted the Arizona-to-Montreal flight because of an engine issue. Silvio Avila-AFP-Getty Images

Airline operator canvases N500 billion aircraft leasing coy

For local airlines to survive and keep afloat in their flight operations, there is need for the Federal Government to set up aircraft leasing company, up to the tune of N500 billion, that will help to strengthen the airlines in the country.