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Segun Agbaje elected into PepsiCo board of directors

PepsiCo has elected Segun Agbaje as an independent member of its Board of Directors.
Stakeholders in the capital market have stressed the need to attract private and domestic capital for funding of critical infrastructure in the country.

Federal government urged to seek domestic capital for infrastructure funding

Stakeholders in the capital market have stressed the need to attract private and domestic capital for funding of critical infrastructure in the country.
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Federal government urged to seek private, domestic capital for infrastructure funding

Stakeholders in the capital market on Thursday stressed the need to attract private and domestic capital for funding of critical infrastructure in the country.

$60 billion forex cash keeps Naira stable for 29 months – central bank chief

The $60 billion inflows from the Investors’ and Exporters’ Foreign Exchange (I&E Forex) Window has contributed to the sustained stability of the naira against world currencies for the last 29 months, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor, Godwin Emefiele has said.

Report: Emerging markets still deprived of fit-for-purpose financial systems

The lack of an efficient and resilient financial system is still holding back inclusive and sustainable growth in emerging markets. Policymakers, regulators and financial services organisations should more actively shape a financial system that is fit for purpose.
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ICAN recommends 3-way approach to anti-corruption fight

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria, ICAN, has recommended that the government should adopt a three-way approach – education, prevention and sanctions, in the fight against corruption.

NNPC chief urges academia, industries to shun receiver, donor mentality

The Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Dr. Maikanti Baru, has called on the academic community and industrial sector in Nigeria to embrace a new approach to sustainable industrial growth by ridding themselves of the mentality of being perpetual receiver or giver of research grants and donations.

Minister: We will not rest until Nigeria produces Noble Laureates in Chemistry, Physics

The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, has reiterated Federal Government’s determination to continue to work until the country produces Noble Laureates in Chemistry, Physics and Medicine, while advancing science and technology.

President Buhari: My government will not tolerate mediocrity under any guise

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday, said he would not tolerate mediocrity from any public or private citizen, just as he would go out of his way to reward excellence.

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The Bauchi State Governor Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed has warned residents of Bauchi state to adhere strictly to protocols of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) for Coronavirus, saying that the pandemic is not yet over.

FCT confirms 19 new coronavirus cases, 35 fatalities

The Federal Capital Territory, FCT, has confirmed 17 new cases of COVID-19 in Abuja.
Nvidia has overtaken Intel for the first time as the most valuable U.S. chipmaker.

Nvidia overtakes Intel as most valuable U.S. chipmaker

Nvidia’s stock has been among Wall Street’s strongest performers in recent years as it expanded from its core personal computer chip business into datacenters, automobiles and artificial intelligence. Intel, which for decades has dominated in processors for PCs and servers, has struggled to diversify its business after making critical stumbles in the smartphone revolution.

Centre lauds Jema’a council chair on peace, security efforts

The Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue (HD) has commended Mr Peter Averik, Chairman, Jema’a Local Government Area of Kaduna State for his peace and confidence building efforts in the area.
The CAF Confederation cup on display before the draw. REUTERS-Amr Abdallah Dalsh

African Champions League final stages in doubt

The final stages of this year’s African Champions League remain in doubt after the Confederation of African Football (CAF) said it was still waiting to hear from Cameroon about hosting the matches.
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WHO: 19 potential coronavirus vaccines currently in clinical trials

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says there are 19 potential COVID-19 vaccines currently in clinical trials globally.