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UNILAG signs MOU on 26th NUGA Games

The management of University of Lagos (Unilag) will on Friday sign a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for the 2019 Nigerian University Games Association (Nuga) Games.
Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe

Enyinnaya Abaribe: Senate harmonising regulations on electricity theft, tampering

The Senate is working toward harmonising all the regulations on electricity theft and tampering, which are scattered in several other regulations, into a single bill.
Bank of Industry (BoI)

Bank of Industry disburses N81 billion as loan in 2017

The Executive Director of Bank of Industry (BoI), Corporate Services, Tobin Jonathan, has revealed that the bank has disbursed a total of N81 billion loans last year out of a financing gap estimated at $800 million,
Foreign affairs minister Geoffrey Onyeama

Nigeria, Botswana sign agreement on cultural affairs, diplomatic relations

Foreign Affairs Minister, Geoffrey Onyeama, has said Nigeria and Botswana have signed agreements on cultural cooperation and diplomatic relations as part of efforts to deepen bilateral relations.
French President Emmanuel Macron

Emmanuel Macron: France ready to help North Korea’s denuclearisation efforts

France is ready to help in North Korea’s denuclearisation efforts, but Pyongyang must first show some detailed commitments and real desire to dismantle its nuclear and ballistic arsenal, President Emmanuel Macron said on Monday.
Executive Secretary, Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board, Simbi Wabote (left); Senator Ita Giwa; King of Ochia Autonomous Community, Eze Ekwueme Ekwueme; Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Emmanuel Kachikwu; Refinery Project Manager for Lambert, Mr. Mohamad Chit; Chief Operating Officer,Gas & Power, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation Saidu Mohammed, and Chairman/CEO, WalterSmith Petroman Oil Limited Mr. Abdulrazaq Isa, during the ground-breaking ceremony of 5,000 barrels per day WalterSmith’s modular refinery at Ibigwe, Ohaji Egbema, Imo state .

Oil marketers to address petroleum downstream accidents

Bothered by the risk tendencies in petroleum products movement across the country, oil marketers under the aegis of Major Oil Marketers Association of Nigeria (MOMAN), have decided to minimise cases of accidents on road networks and promote efficient transportation of products.

CACOL condemns N3.46 trillion loss annually to port inefficiency

The Centre for Anti-Corruption and Open Leadership, CACOL, has condemned the nation’s loss of over Three Trillion Naira (N3.46tn) annually, that should accrue to the economy through Port inefficiency.
Lagos – Ibadan railine already under construction

Lagos-Ibadan rail: Rotimi Amaechi summons CCECC chief over shortage of equipment on site

The Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi has summoned the Managing Director of China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC) over shortage of equipment deployed for the ongoing Lagos-Ibadan standard guage rail project.

College: No female student missing after armed robbers’ attack

The management of the Federal College of Education (Technical), Umunze, Anambra State, has denied the rumour making the rounds that 16 girls were missing from a school it manages, Demonstration Secondary School, Eziagu, Anambra State following an invasion of the secondary school by armed robbers Saturday.
Robert Amsterdam

Uganda’s Yoweri Museveni declares Bobi Wine’s foreign lawyer persona non grata

An international lawyer acting on behalf of Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi, alias Bobi Wine, might not represent him in Uganda’s courts after the government reportedly declared him a persona non grata.

Ibadan DisCo upgrades metering, infrastructure with N11.5 billion

The Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC) has disclosed that it has invested over N11.5 billion on metering, network upgrade and rehabilitation of its network operations in the past six months.

France offers Nigeria cinema school

The outgoing Ambassador of France to Nigeria, Mr Denys Gauer, in Abuja said France has concluded arrangements to establish a cinema school in Lagos and some museums around the country.
President Buhari presides over Federal Executive Council (FEC) Meeting in State House on 4th July 2018

President Buhari lauds French commitment to regional cooperation

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday in Abuja lauded the Republic of France for its commitment to strong regional cooperation in the fight against cross-border crime and terrorism.

Pensioners want federal government to implement 33% pension increase

The National Union of Pensioners (NUP), the Federal Colleges of Education extraction has pleaded with President Muhammadu Buhari to prevail on the appropriate authorities to urgently release the funds budgeted for payment of the outstanding arrears of the year 2009 33 per cent pension increase.
The logo of the European Investment Bank is pictured in the city of Luxembourg, Luxembourg, March 25, 2017. Reuters|Eric Vidal

Official: European Investment Bank plans €700 million investment in Nigeria

Ms Isabelle Grunderbeeck, the Regional Representative for West Africa of European Investment Bank (EIB), says the bank plans to invest 700 million euros in some identified projects in Nigeria.

PIB: NNPC calls for simplified fiscal terms

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has urged the Senate to consider simplifying the fiscal provisions in the Petroleum Industry Fiscal Bill (PIFB) to ensure easy implementation of the law.

Federal government moves to review operational standard in 135 IEIs

The Federal Government has dispatched its team of experts to 135 Innovation Enterprise Institutions (IEIs) across Nigeria to ascertain their level of compliance with set standard for operations.

ITF spends over N1bn on SIWES, trains 200 teachers

The Industrial Training Fund says it has spent more than N1billion on students and supervisory allowances on the Students’ Industrial Work Experience programme.

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Jide Sanwo-Olu: We’ll complete abandoned projects, solve traffic gridlock

The Lagos State All Progressives Congress gubernatorial candidate, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, and his running mate, Dr Femi Hamzat, have stated that if elected, their government will complete previously abandoned projects in the state.
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Road accidents: FRSC records 206 casualties in South East in 1 month

The zonal command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), in South East geo-political zone of the country, has disclosed that a total of 206 casualties have been recorded in the road accidents that took place in the months of September and October this year.