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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.

UNIOSUN: Why we prohibit cooking in school hostels

The management of Osun State University has clarified the reason it prohibited cooking in the school hostels across the six campuses.

Coalition clarifies misinformation on FADAMA project

A coalition of civil society organisations under the auspices of Civil Society Groups for Good Governance (CSGGG), has demystified FADAMA project to avert misinformation about the project which started in 1990 and now in its third phase.
A man is silhouetted against the logo of the World Bank at the main venue for the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank annual meeting in Tokyo. REUTERS-Kim Kyung-Hoon

World Bank to support Nigeria to lift millions out of poverty

The President of the World Bank Group, Mr. David Malpass, yesterday said the multilateral institution is focused on supporting the federal government’s bid to lift 100 million Nigerians out of poverty.
The Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate (PTAD) has said that in October, last year, it removed no fewer than 20,089 unverified pensioners from its payroll.

PTAD: How we saved N750 million monthly for federal government

The Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate (PTAD) has said that in October, last year, it removed no fewer than 20,089 unverified pensioners from its payroll.

Mastercard buys $100 million stake in Airtel Africa’s mobile money

Mastercard has sealed a pact with wireless operator Airtel Africa that will see it procure a minority interest in the telco’s mobile money division, Airtel Mobile Commerce BV (AMC BV).
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NANS calls for overhaul of education sector

National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has called the government to move swiftly and address the issues affecting educational development in Nigeria.

SEC cautions potential investors against ‘high returns’ fraud schemes

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has cautioned potential capital market investors against putting their monies in fraud schemes that promise unwarranted high returns.
The move, according to the state’s Commissioner for Information, Muhammad Garba, is part of efforts to create an integrated transport system for Kano as emerging megacity.

Kano government approves N9 billion for Muhammadu Buhari interchange

The Kano State Executive Council on Tuesday approved the release of N9 billion for the construction of Muhammadu Buhari Interchange at Hotoro, along Maiduguri Road in Kano metropolis.

First Bank reinforces roles in women empowerment, convenes annual event

The 2021 event is themed ‘The Art of Negotiation’ and convened to provide women with insights on the secrets of wealth management, investment and savings. It is scheduled to be held on Wednesday March 31, 2021. Participants are required to register via the link bit .ly/firstbankwebinar
The Nigeria Economic Summit Group (NESG) has advised the Federal Government to always consider its economic policy choices, before taking decision, in order to FastTrack economic growth, its recently launched 2021 Economic Outlook has said.

Nigerian government urged to develop effective social protection systems

A report by the Nigerian Economic Society Group (NESG) on the, “Assessment of the Impact of COVID-19 Lockdown on Households in Nigeria,” has advised the federal government to formulate and implement actionable policies that would strengthen social protection systems in the country.
Kwara State Governor, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq has imposed a 24-hour curfew on the State.

Kwara gets March allocation from federation account

Abubakar said the breakdown of the allocation figures comprises: Statutory Revenue Allocation of N1,780,906,717:37 (net); Value Added Tax of N1,450,601,517:80; Forex Equalisation Fund of N45,905,022:05; Excess Bank Charges of N3,157,916:33; and total deductions of N350,066,963:71.

Expert: Savings, pensions critical to national development

Managing Director, Sigma Pensions, Mr. Dave Uduanu, has said that short-term and long-term savings are critical to development of countries around the world, noting that Nigeria is not an exception.
Debt Management Office (DMO)

DMO raises N362.5 billion through Sukuk initiative

The Debt Management Office (DMO) has listed its third Sovereign Sukuk “N162.557 BILLION 7-YEAR 11.200% AL IJARAH SOVEREIGN SUKUK DUE 2027” on The Nigerian Stock Exchange and the FMDQ Securities Exchange.
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.

NCC, CBN strategise on making Nigerians financially inclusive

The Executive Vice-Chairman (EVC) of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Danbatta, has said that the commission and the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) were strategising on making Nigerians financially inclusive.

PenCom approves N5.33 billion as more contributors withdraw pension funds

Pension Fund Administrators (PFA) are under stress as a result of continuous demands for withdrawals by contributors into the Contributory Pension Scheme.
Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu (born June 25, 1965) is a Nigerian politician and the current Governor of Lagos State.

Lagos government, Chinese firm sign agreement to produce brand new cars

The Lagos State government has formally sealed a Joint Venture Agreement with CIG Motors Limited for the establishment of a vehicle assembly plant in the state.
FC Barcelona and Atletico Madrid will have to cut down the costs of their squads by more than 35 million euros ($42.14 million) following new salary limits imposed by La Liga on Tuesday to cope with the financial impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Barcelona, Atletico Madrid ordered to further tighten belts by La Liga

FC Barcelona and Atletico Madrid will have to cut down the costs of their squads by more than 35 million euros ($42.14 million) following new salary limits imposed by La Liga on Tuesday to cope with the financial impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.
House of Representatives has elected to set a limit and timeframe for any person appointed as the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC on acting capacity.

House of Reps probes disbursement of N96.19 billion SIF to MDAs

The House of Representatives has ordered the investigation into the disbursement of the sum of N96,191,697,851 Special Interventions Funds (SIF) received by Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) between 2015 and 2020.

Jigawa governor: Hajj savings scheme will boost MSMEs, financial discipline

The newly introduced Hajj Savings Scheme by the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) in collaboration with State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Boards and Jaiz Bank Plc will boost access to finance Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs), the Jigawa State Governor, Muhammad Abubakar, has said.

Heineken to cut 8,000 jobs as coronavirus hits sales

Dutch brewing giant Heineken said on Wednesday it would cut around 8,000 jobs worldwide as the coronavirus pandemic pushed it into the red.

Research: Nigeria records nearly 30,000 tobacco smoking-related deaths

An Abuja-based Centre for the Study of Economies of Africa (CSEA) has reported that a research it conducted had revealed that 28,876 deaths related to tobacco smoking are recorded annually in Nigeria.

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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.
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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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The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ali Pantami says the new Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics recently commissioned in FCT, Abuja will serve as a hub for innovation, research and development.

Why Nigerian minister engaged Boko Haram leader in a debate – lawyer

Michael Numa, counsel for Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, has explained that the minister, many years ago, engaged the late Boko Haram leader, Mohammed Yusuf in a public debate “to challenge his (Yusuf’s) doctrinal teachings as being entirely antithesis to Islamic doctrine”.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police: How we stopped bandits from kidnapping 15 persons in Kaduna

Narrating how the feat was achieved, ASP Mohammed Jalige, Kaduna Police Command spokesperson said on Fridat afternoon, gunmen suspected to be bandits blocked Buruku Birnin Gwari Road around Unguwan Yako forest in an attempt to kidnap occupants of two Volkswagen salon cars.
Minister of Youths and Sports Development Sunday Dare has expressed satisfaction with the level of compliance with COVID-19 protocols by athletes and officials participating in the 20th National Sports Festival (NSF) in Benin.

National Sports Festival continues as Presidency, Minister, Ego governor resolves contentious issues

The 9000 athletes and officials competing for medals at the ongoing 20th National Sports Festival tagged ‘Edo 2020 Games’, as well as the artisans and food vendors, can now breathe a sigh of relief as the Presidency, minister of youth and sports development, Chief Sunday Dare, and the Edo State governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki have resolved all the contentious issues for the Games to continue interrupted.
Nobuaki Kurumatani’s resignation is the latest development in years of upheaval at the firm, which only won back its spot on the first section of the Tokyo stock exchange earlier this year after restructuring.

Toshiba chief resigns as buyout offer stirs turmoil

Toshiba’s CEO resigned on Wednesday as a buyout offer from a private equity fund stirs turmoil inside the storied Japanese company, with reports suggesting two other funds are considering bids.
Minister of Youths and Sports Development Sunday Dare has expressed satisfaction with the level of compliance with COVID-19 protocols by athletes and officials participating in the 20th National Sports Festival (NSF) in Benin.

NSF: Edo government shuts down MOC, LOC offices

The Edo State government has carried out its threat to shut down the ongoing 20th National Sports Festival tagged ‘Edo 2020’ in Benin City on Thursday as state deputy governor, Phillip Shuaibu, ordered the closure of the Main Organising Committee (MOC) and Local Organising Committee (LOC) offices.