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Stop politicising security in FCT, Arewa youth tells Senator Kingibe

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The Arewa Youth Assembly (AYA) has called on Senator Ireti Kingibe,to stop politicising the security situation in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital. Senator Kingibe represents the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) in the National Assembly. The call…

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Appointment of 45 new aides: Sen. Ezea deserves commendations

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Distinguished Senator Okey Ezea, last week reportedly approved the appointments of 45 new aides from the six local government areas, that make up the Enugu North Senatorial zone. This is unarguably the first time a Senator from Enugu North…

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Oronsanye report: VON, NiDCOM, NCDC, NASENI, NALDA, other government agencies facing ‘extinction’ *See list

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On Monday, February 26, 2024, the federal government led by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu at the routine Federal Executive Council (FEC) took far-reaching decisions. Top among the decisions is the resolution to completely implement former…

Scrapping of Nigerian government agencies, other crucial decisions reached during FEC meeting

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Highlights of Federal Executive Council decisions on Monday 26 February Here are some of the highlights of the far reaching decisions taken today at the Federal Executive Council meeting, chaired by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu. The…

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Probe N-Power fund granted building institute, stakeholders tell Tinubu

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President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has been called upon to probe the alleged mismanagement of money granted the Nigerian Institute of Building (NIOB) under N-Power programme disbursed by the National Social Investment Programme Agency (NSIPA).…

N30bn gaffe: Akpabio recants, begs governors

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After a week of bashings from Governors and concerned Nigerians , the President of the Senate , Godswill Akpabio on Monday recanted his assertion that State Governors collected N30billion from President Bola Tinubu for provision of…

UNILORIN conducts post-UTME test for 16, 920 admission seekers

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A total of 16, 920 out of the 18,098 admission seekers that registered for the 2023/2024 Post-UTME test of the University of Ilorin, have sat for the screening exercise held between last Monday (February 19, 2024) and last Friday (February…

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Tinubu’s Renewed Hope Agenda progressing – Wike

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The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nyesom Wike, weekend said the President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s Renewed Hope Agenda is progressing. Wike stated that it is an agenda that emphasises not only economic advancement but also…

Kebbi government recruits more lawyers to speed up the dispensation of justice.

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Kebbi state government has employed ten new state counsels into the civil service to hasten the dispensation of justice in courts of persons standing trial. The Commissioner for Justice and Attorney General of the state, Dr. Junaid Bello…

Confusion as Zamfara assembly suspends 16 over plot to impeach speaker

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The Zamfara State House of Assembly led by the speaker Hon. Bilyaninu Moriki Monday suspended 16 members over their move to impeach the speaker. Last Thursday, 16 out of 24 members during emergency meeting declared the suspension of the…

Stop insuring fossil fuel projects, Group tells insurers

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Fridays For Future Nigeria (FFFN), a coalition of climate justice activists has warned insurance companies to stop insuring fossil fuel projects. According to the group in a statement signed by its National Coordinator, Kingsley Odogwu,…

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Senator Kingibe foot bills for 2000 UMTE candidates in FCT

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The Senator representing the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Ireti Heebah Kingibe, has foot the bills for 2000 candidates to write 2024 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UMTE) in the FCT scheduled for April 24 to 29, 2024. The…

Afreximbank hails Tinubu economic reforms, says step in right direction

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The President and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank), Benedict Oramah, has said that the choice that was made by the Nigerian government to free the market was the right decision to make as…

Opportunities and challenges for FMBN’s new leadership

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President Bola Tinubu’s recent restructuring of the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria (FMBN) leadership has instilled renewed hope for the organisation tasked with making affordable housing a reality for Nigerians. The new team, led by…

Standard Chartered projects growth fundamentals

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The 2023 Strategic Report has unveiled solid growth fundamentals for Standard Chartered based on a set of diverse metrics. Some of these include significant percentage rise in operating income, substantial profit before tax increase,…

Increasing cost of production lowers manufacturers’ contribution to GDP

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The contribution of the manufacturing sector to Nigeria’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) during the fourth quarter of 2023 dropped from 8.40 per cent, as recorded in the corresponding period of the previous year, to 8.23 per cent, according…

FBNH topples GTCO as Nigeria’s most capitalized bank

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Nigeria’s oldest bank, FBN Holdings became the most capitalized bank in Nigeria at the close of trading on Monday 25th February 2024, overtaking GTCO which has held the position for a while now. GTCO is now the second most capitalized bank…

Naira stays above N1600 at parallel market as MPC begins meeting

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The naira, week on week, posted some recovery against the Dollar at the parallel market as the Central Bank of Nigeria set in motion its first Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting under Yemi Cardoso. The naira appreciated at the…

Equity market resumes week bearish, drops by N51bn

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Trading activities on the floor of Nigerian Exchange (NGX) on Monday closed lower, shedding N51 billion as losses recorded in the shares of Dangote Sugar, Presco , GTCO, Nestle Nigeria Plc, Eterna Plc out weigh gain in the shares of…

NEGST Technologies, ERCAAN to begin digital registration of estate agents

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A digital firm, NeGSt-TAS Technologies Ltd and the Estate Rent and Commission Agents Association of Nigeria (ERCAAN) has announced plans to commence digital registration of its existing and prospective members’ nationwide beginning from…

Monday, Feb 26

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Love & Stitches: Adeeko hails Wari Jaja for assistant role to arrogant boss

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The Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Whiskey Mistress, Mrs. Adenike Isi Adeeko, has commended Nigerian actor Wari Jaja for his remarkable performance as a personal assistant to an arrogant boss in the movie “Love and Stitches.” Wari…

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Edo: Ighodalo congratulates APC, LP candidates, preaches issue-based campaigns

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The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in the forthcoming election in Edo state, Dr. Asue Ighodalo, has congratulated his counterparts of the All Progressives Congress (APC), and the Labour Party (LP) Senator Monday…

Nigeria ranks fourth globally in SSB with consumption of 38.6m litres in 2023 – Report

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A research report on Sugar-Sweetened Beverage (SSB) has revealed that Nigeria ranks fourth globally in the Sugar Sweet Beverages (SSB) consumption, with an annual sale of approximately 38.6million liters in a market valued growth rate of…

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Ekweremadu grateful to Nigerians for overwhelming support, solidarity, prayer — Sen. Ngwu

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Senate Minority Whip and Senator representing Enugu West Senatorial District, Osita Ngwu, has said that his predecessor and former Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, was deeply grateful for the prayers and overwhelming…

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Tinubu sets up tripartite economic advisory committee

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President Bola Tinubu on Sunday created an economic advisory committee comprising the federal government, sub-nationals and the private sector. This was the outcome of paley between the President and key stakeholders at the State House,…

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Economic hardship: What Tinubu told Dangote, Rabiu, Elumelu, others inside Presidential Villa

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President Bola Tinubu had a crucial meeting with some members of the organised private sector on Sunday. The meeting was held at the Presidential Villa in Abuja. Those in the meeting include Alhaji Aliko Dangote, President, Dangote Groups;…

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UBA moves to maximise benefits from mining sector

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Africa’s Global Bank, United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc has reaffirmed its unwavering commitment to spearhead economic growth across the continent through targeted policies aimed at maximizing the benefits derived from the mining and oil…

Seplat JV STEP graduates 358 teachers in Edo, Delta states

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The NNPC E&P Limited/ Seplat Energy Joint Venture (JV) has graduated 331 teachers and 27 Chief Inspectors of Education (CIE) at the 2024 edition of the Seplat JV Education Summit and Seplat Teachers Empowerment Programme (STEP) graduation…

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Hardship: I can’t do more than I’m doing, angry Zulum tells IDPs

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The Borno state governor, Babagana Umara Zulum, Sunday, said his administration cannot do more than it is doing regarding distribution of food items to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs)?and vulnerable residents. Zulum stated this in Mafa…

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Bauchi: Bago rates Bala high on performance

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Governor Umar Muhammad Bago of Niger state has described Bauchi state governor, Bala Mohammed, as one of the best performing governors in the country. Speaking to journalists in Bauchi weekend, Governor Bago said without preference to…