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Kaduna government, Sterling Bank launch N5 billion housing scheme

The Kaduna State Government and Sterling Bank have agreed to jointly fund a N5 billion mortgage scheme to allow more persons own homes in the state.

Governor El-Rufai performs ground breaking for 600 mass housing units

The Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, on Wednesday performed the ground breaking ceremony of 600 housing units and a world class shopping mall in Kaduna.

Governor El-Rufai swears-in 3 new commissioners, others

Gov. Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State on Monday swore-in three new commissioners and 13 heads of agencies, saying the administration has only 18 months to deliver on its mandate.

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Pope Francis arrives to address the Synod of Bishops, focusing on Young People, the Faith and Vocational Discernment, on October 3, 2018 at the Vatican. - AFP PHOTO - Andreas SOLARO

Pope Francis to visit Bulgaria, Macedonia in May

Pope Francis plans to visit Bulgaria and Macedonia from May, the Vatican spokesman, Greg Burke, said on Thursday.

EFCC files 59 charges against Doyin Okupe over alleged N120 million fraud

Following his inability to return N120m allegedly received from the Office of the National Security Adviser, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, has filed 59 charges against a former Senior Special Assistant to the President on Public Affairs, Dr. Doyin Okupe.

NECA tasks federal government on implementation of minimum wage by January 2019

The Nigeria Employers’ Consultative Association says Federal Government must conclude all legal processes for the implementation of the 30,000 minimum wage before Dec. 31, to ensure its implementation by January 1, 2019.

Federal government says $4.2 billion of textiles, garments imported or smuggled into Nigeria annually

The Minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investment, Hajiya Aisha Abubakar, said the cumulative value of textiles and garments imported or smuggled into the country annually was estimated at 4.2 billion dollars.
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National Sports Festival: Biased officiating worry athletes, spectators

Some athletes and spectators at the ongoing 19th National Sports Festival (NSF) in Abuja say they are getting worried at the quality and performance of those officiating at the competition.