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“Rai da Cuta” (Life & sickness) by Maryam Umar has won this year’s BBC Hausa short story contest for women.

Maryam Umar wins BBC Hausa women short story writing competition

“Rai da Cuta” (Life & sickness) by Maryam Umar has won this year’s BBC Hausa short story contest for women.
Bruno Fernandes sees himself being a “natural” leader at Manchester United, with the Portuguese embracing his standing as a talismanic presence for the Red Devils.

Bruno Fernandes sees himself as a ‘natural’ leader

Bruno Fernandes sees himself being a “natural” leader at Manchester United, with the Portuguese embracing his standing as a talismanic presence for the Red Devils.
The first African Art Gallery Aggregator has been launched with ten Nigerian galleries that represent more than two hundred and fifty artists. The platform expects to grow and incorporate new Nigerian and African galleries in the upcoming months.

African art gallery aggregator launched in Nigeria

The first African Art Gallery Aggregator has been launched with ten Nigerian galleries that represent more than two hundred and fifty artists. The platform expects to grow and incorporate new Nigerian and African galleries in the upcoming months.
The logo of French oil and gas company Total is seen in a petrol station in Paris, France February 6, 2020. REUTERS-Gonzalo Fuentes-File Photo

Total rolls out reward to mark Africa’s customers week

According to the company, the celebration which will be observed between December 7 and 9, was one of its ways of showing appreciation to customers for being loyal and consistent to the brand.
Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has approved the resumption of all Public Servants on GL 1 -12 with effect from Monday, November 2, 2020.

President Buhari declares 2020 Lagos trade fair open

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday declared the 2020 edition of the Lagos International Trade Fair open, reiterating the Federal Government’s commitment to revamping Nigeria’s Industrial Revolution Plan (NIRP).
Gombe state Governor, Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya has declared that the challenging experience the state went through in the 2020 fiscal year will be used to sharpen the vision of the government for the 2021 fiscal year and beyond.

Gombe governor presents 2021 proposed budget of N119.6 billion to state assembly

Gombe state Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya has declared that the challenging experience the state went through in the 2020 fiscal year will be used to sharpen the vision of the government for the 2021 fiscal year and beyond.
The Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria (FRC) has issued new reporting guidelines to enable firms respond to prudential considerations in various sectors.

FRC advises MDAs to sanction contractors who fail to complete projects

The Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria (FRC) on Friday advised Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) of government to sanction contractors who failed to complete projects awarded to them.
Former Honduran President Manuel Zelaya is taking part in Phase 3 trials of a potential coronavirus vaccine. Venezuelan state television showed Zelaya receiving a shot of Russia's experimental Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine in Caracas on Monday.

UN again warns against nationalism in coronavirus response

Top officials of the UN have underlined the dangers of nationalism in the response to the global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Border closure not sustainable – EAC chief

Chairman of the federal government Economic Advisory Council, Dr. Doyin Salami, has said border closure was not a sustainable strategy.
The House of Representatives on Tuesday reprimanded the Minister of Foreign Affairs, for the continuing maltreatment of Nigerians in the Diaspora.

House of Reps to invite three ministers over African trade agreement

The House of Representatives has resolved to invite the Ministers of Justice, Foreign Affairs as well as Trade and Investment to brief the House on the implications of the agreement establishing the African Continental Free Trade Area (AFCFTA).
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) as said that its staff in Jos Branch, on Tuesday averted what would have been another major fire disaster in the country.

CBN directs banks to close naira accounts for IMTO proceeds

Following its new policy that grants unfettered access to forex from Diaspora and other money transfer remittances, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) yesterday directed all banks to close all naira ledger accounts opened for receiving International Monetary Transfer Operators’ (IMTOs’) proceeds.
The Senate has described as “erroneous” report that it approved fresh loan of N850 billion at the plenary on Tuesday.

Finance Bill scales second reading in Senate

The Finance Bill 2020, proposed by President Muhammadu Buhari, scaled the first and second reading on Wednesday in the Senate.
Governor Nyesom Wike on Tuesday claimed the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, spent the sum of N10 billion to fight him during the 2019 governorship election.

Rivers governor presents N448 billion 2021 budget to state assembly

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has presented a N448,660,773,476 budget for 2021 fiscal year to the state House of Assembly for consideration and approval.
Access Bank Plc has urged its customers and the general public to disregard social media report of its shutting 340 branches nationwide.

Access Bank in talks to buy Atlas Mara assets

Access Bank, Nigeria’s biggest bank by customer base, is in talks to acquire some assets belonging to Atlas Mara Limited, a financial services group, in order to expand its reach on the continent.
The National Directorate of Employment (NDE) in Enugu State on Tuesday said it had trained no fewer than 510 unemployed graduates on different skills.

NDE trains 400 women on soap, candle making in Ondo

The National Directorate of Employment (NDE) has trained 400 women and youths in soap and candle making, and allied products production in the three senatorial districts of Ondo State.
UBA - United Bank for Africa

UBA clinches ‘Bank of the Year 2020’ award in six countries

In obvious recognition of its brand acceptance and its role in facilitating economic development across Africa, six subsidiaries of pan African financial institution, United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc have been named ‘Bank of the Year 2020’ by the Banker Magazine, leading global finance news publication published by Financial Times of London.

Fitch Ratings: Forex liquidity risk may affect credit rating of Nigerian banks

Fitch Ratings, a global credit rating agency, predicts a risk in the rating of Nigerian banks due to foreign currency liquidity.

Northern Elders: ‘Life has lost value’ under President Buhari

The Northern Elders Forum (NEF) has said criticised the Buhari administration, saying ‘under this administration, life has lost its value,’ citing a rising crime wave and the general trend of insecurity particularly in the North.

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“Rai da Cuta” (Life & sickness) by Maryam Umar has won this year’s BBC Hausa short story contest for women.

Maryam Umar wins BBC Hausa women short story writing competition

“Rai da Cuta” (Life & sickness) by Maryam Umar has won this year’s BBC Hausa short story contest for women.

Earthquake strikes off Turkey’s Mediterranean coast – Kandilli Observatory

An earthquake of magnitude 5.5 struck off the coast of Turkey's Mediterranean coastal province of Antalya on Saturday, the Kandilli Observatory said.
The former Governor of Bayelsa State, Henry Seriake Dickson, has cast his vote during the ongoing Senatorial bye-election in his country home of Toru-Orua, advising INEC and security agents to be professional.

Bayelsa by-election: Seriake Dickson votes in Toro-Orua

The candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and former Governor of Bayelsa State, Henry Seriake Dickson, has cast his vote during the ongoing Senatorial bye-election in his country home of Toru-Orua, advising INEC and security agents to be professional.
Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State cast his vote at ward 004, Kakum town hall, Ikpong, Obudu local Government area early this morning at the ongoing byelections for the Obudu State constituency and Cross River North Senatorial District.

Cross River by-elections: Governor Ayade votes in Obudu

Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State cast his vote at ward 004, Kakum town hall, Ikpong, Obudu local Government area early this morning at the ongoing byelections for the Obudu State constituency and Cross River North Senatorial District.
Ayagburen of Ikorodu also casting his vote

Voter apathy characterises Lagos by-election

Dr Obafemi Hamzat, Deputy Governor, Lagos State, on Saturday appealed to voters in the Lagos East Senatorial by-election to come out and vote wisely.