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The Minister of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs, Senator George Akume, yesterday, said most farmers in the country are currently smiling to the banks as a result of border closure by the Federal Government.

Senator Akume: Border closure already paying off for local farmers in Nigeria

The Minister of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs, Senator George Akume, yesterday, said most farmers in the country are currently smiling to the banks as a result of border closure by the Federal Government.

NIESV, three members clash over expulsion from institution

The NIESV last week, in a notice published in one of the national dailies, announced the expulsion of Mr Olusola Enitan, a fellow of the institution and two associates, Isaac Fabiyi and Bello Faisal, over what it described in the publication as “misconduct and activities inimical to the general interest of the institution.”
Modular Refinery

Edo modular refinery set to begin operation

The Edo Refinery and Petrochemicals Limited, says it will soon commence operation at its 6,000 barrels per day (bpd) modular refinery before the end of the year.

Fitch: No impact on Lagos ratings over Visionscape’s missed payments

A global credit rating agency, Fitch Ratings, has affirmed the positive economic ratings of Lagos State despite the missed contracted services payment by Visionscape Sanitation Solutions as a result of halting of the waste management agreement.
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FRSC records 20 deaths in 8 crashes in Edo

The Edo Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) says no fewer than 20 persons lost their lives in eight crashes that occurred in the state between December 2018 and January 2019.

EU foreign ministers meet in Bucharest to discuss Venezuela, Iran

The Speaker of Venezuela’s opposition-controlled National Assembly declared himself interim president during nationwide protests against the rule of Nicolas Maduro a week ago.
Governor Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger State

Niger government confirms presence of hydrocarbon in Bida basin

The Niger State government has again confirmed the presence of hydrocarbon in the Bida basin, but explained that the state has not been able to confirm the presence of crude oil in the basin.
Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif

Iran to work with partners to neutralise US sanctions

Iranian Foreign Minister, Mohammad Zarif, said on Tuesday that the country would keep working with its global partners to neutralise U.S. sanctions against the Islamic republic.

Rotimi Amaechi: Federal government, General Electric never signed railway agreement

Nigeria's transportation minister Rotimi Amaechi has said the supposed federal government and General Electric railway concession agreement ended at the negotiation stage.

Rotimi Amaechi: Why GE pulled out of railway concession, overhaul deal

The federal government Thursday gave reasons why American firm – General Electric (GE), pulled out of a planned $2.7 billion deal to concession and rehabilitate Nigeria’s narrow gauge railway, stating that GE was no longer in the business of transportation and had to hand over its interest in the deal to another firm.
Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki

Governor Obaseki to accompany President Buhari on investment tour in China

Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki is scheduled to accompany President Muhammadu Buhari on an investment tour in China following the federal government’s listing of several Edo State government’s projects which are backed by Chinese investors, on its itinerary.

Crashes: 85 people die within six months in Edo – FRSC

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Edo said no fewer than 85 deaths were recorded in 117 road traffic accidents in the state in the past six months, as reported by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).

House of Representatives moves to prevent telecom firms from storing data abroad

The House of Representatives has called on the federal government to mandate the Localisation of Data and Operations by Telecoms firms in the country in the interest of national security.

Governor Ambode promises to deliver 14,187 housing units in 2 years

Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode has promised to deliver 14,187 housing units before the next two years, across the state.

Kogi, NNPC sign MOU on biofuels

The Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, has assured the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) of complete security for their investment in the Alape Staple Crop Processing Zone situated in Kabba/Bunu Local Government Area of the State.

Okechukwu Enelamah: Robust tax system, foundation of sustainable economic growth

Dr Okechukwu Enelamah, Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, said a robust tax system was the foundation of sustainable economic growth.

Okechukwu Enelamah: Robust tax system, foundation of sustainable economic growth

The Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Dr Okechukwu Enelamah, said a robust tax system was the foundation of sustainable economic growth.

Governor Tambuwal to distribute fertilizers worth N104 million

Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State on Saturday announced the purchase of N104 million worth of locally made fertilizer for distribution to farmers across the 23 Local Government Areas of the state.

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Director of Information, National Assembly Abuja, Rawlings Agada, has said the sum of N37 billion, approved for the renovation of the National assembly complex may not be enough for the work.

National Assembly urged to strengthen oversight on defence sector

Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) has urged the National Assembly to strengthen its legislative oversight on defence in order to restore integrity, reduce leakages and promote accountability in the defence and security sector.

NOC to inaugurate commissions in Lagos on Wednesday

In a landmark event in the annals of the Olympic Movement history in Nigeria, the Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC) has concluded plans to formally inaugurate it’s various Commissions on Wednesday in Lagos.

Ivorian legend Didier Drogba to play in Australian bushfire charity game

Chelsea legend Didier Drogba will team up with the likes of former Manchester United duo Dwight Yorke and Ji-sung Park in a charity match in Australia to raise money following the fires which have left more than 30 dead and thousands of homes destroyed since September.
Alexis Sanchez believes his failure to shine in a dismal 18 months at Manchester United prior to joining Inter Milan on loan was due to a lack of opportunities.

Manchester United rule out Alexis Sanchez permanent move to Inter Milan

Manchester United are reportedly ready to bring Alexis Sanchez back to the club for next season once his loan at Inter Milan ends, ruling out any hope of a permanent deal.

Governor Bello takes oath of office for second term

Yahaya Bello of Kogi State was on Monday inaugurated for a second term in office with a pledge to develop the state into Nigeria’s foremost and most secure emerging commercial hub.