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The African Development Bank, AfDB, says it has approved a 70 million dollar loan for a road project in Ebonyi. The bank said on its website on Friday that it would provide $40 million, while its co-financier, the Africa Growing Together Fund (AGTF), would contribute $30 million for the project.

AfDB, ECOWAS engage EY on human capital strategy development

Economic Community of West Africa States (ECOWAS) and African Development Bank (AfDB) have engaged Ernst & Young, EY Nigeria, a global professional services firm, to support the development of a well-thought-out human capital strategy, focusing on education, skills development and labour.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo stated this at the end of a four week-training for 1500 youths who participated in the N-Creative programme held in Benin.

VP Osinbajo: Nigeria, US partnership will continue to produce desirable results

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Friday said that the partnership between Nigeria and the US was one that would continue to produce mutually desirable results for both countries.
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Facebook launches ‘Developer Circles’ in Benin

Facebook has launched its “Developers Circles’’ in Benin, Edo, a platform that allows people who are technologically inclined to engage with experts, learn new technology and collaborate with developers to build tech products.

NITDA outlines regulations for Nigeria’s ICT sector

The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has outlined five new regulatory instruments for the improvement of the Information Communications and Technology (ICT) sector in Nigeria.
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FCMB supports capacity building for SMEs

First City Monument Bank (FCMB) has reiterated its commitment to building capacity of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs).
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Council calls for legislation of auto policy to boost industry

Mr Jelani Aliyu, Director-General, Naional Automotive Design and Development Council (NADDC), says legislating the auto policy will strengthen it as well as prevent it from being changed by subsequent governments.
Nigeria’s Vice president Yemi Osinbajo has debunked rumours stating he has resigned his position as the nation’s vice president.

A time such as this!

I still treasure your overwhelming support for our candidacy in 2015 and also continue to carry the burden of fulfilling the great undertaking and mission for which I have been thrust forward.
President Muhammadu Buhari has lauded Nigerians for curbing excessive taste for foreign products, which has positioned the country for food self-sufficiency, and resulted into savings of over $21 billion.

Muhammadu Buhari thanks Swiss government for returning stolen funds

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Tuesday, thanked the government and people of Switzerland for their support in resuscitating the economy, especially the return of illegally stolen funds.
President Muhammadu Buhari

Poverty eradication: Muhammadu Buhari urges Africa to explore demographic opportunities

President Muhammadu Buhari has called on Africa to explore the opportunities which demographic dividend offered to promote poverty eradication and global sustainability.

Ex-APC spokesperson Bolaji Abdullahi declares Kwara governorship intention

Immediate past national publicity secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi, has declared his intention to contest 2019 governorship position in Kwara state under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

UNWTO: Tourism future of Nigeria

The United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) has declared tourism as the future of Nigeria as the nation hosts the 61st UNWTO Commission for Africa (CAF) conference.

Lagos, Kano sign MoU for economic partnership, investment

The Lagos and Kano State Governments on Thursday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for economic partnership and to jointly explore investment opportunities aimed at creating jobs and facilitating growth and development.

Commonwealth of Learning trains teachers as online educators in Africa, Caribbean

The Commonwealth of Learning (COL) has commenced three online courses for teachers in Africa and the Caribbean, Mr Obinna Okwelume, COL’s Communications Officer has said.

APC sabotaging my efforts in Rivers – Governor Wike

The Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, has accused the leadership of the All Progressives Congress, APC, of sabotaging development in the state.

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NMA: President Buhari should issue order for unfettered access into Kogi

Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has sent a “Save Our Soul” message to President Muhammadu Buhari to rescue the people of Kogi state from pending major health crisis that may be possibly caused by undetected COVID-19 pandemic.
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Gombe Assembly passes local government joint project bill

The Gombe State House of Assembly has passed into law a bill for a law to provide for the establishment of a joint project development agency and other matters related thereto.
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Donald Trump sends national guard to Minneapolis to stop protesters

US President Donald Trump has sent in National Guard to Minneapolis to help restore peace and tranquility in the city.
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Arsenal sure of signing Nigeria forward from Club Brugge

Arsenal are favourites to sign Club Brugge forward, Emmanuel Dennis, but they are not alone.