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Bankers’ Committee classifies BVN for poor, rich customers

Bankers’ Committee classifies BVN for poor, rich customers

The Bankers’ Commit-tee has commenced Bank Verification Number (BVN) classification plan that will allow the rich and poor in rural areas have access to financial services. Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor, Godwin Emefiele who broke the news on Saturday at the end of the 11th Bankers’ Committee retreat in Ogere, Ogun State, said BVN will now be classified into ... Read More »

NNPC Records Trading Surplus of ₦5.20billion in August

NNPC Records Trading Surplus of ₦5.20billion in August

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has announced an increased trading surplus of ₦5.20billion for August, 2019, reflecting an increase of 22 per cent when compared with the ₦4.26billion-surplus posted in July 2019, a release by NNPC Acting Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, Mr. Samson Makoji, has said. The new figures are contained in the recently released August 2019 ... Read More »

Dangote Petroleum Refinery to save Nigeria in excess of $11b

Dangote Petroleum Refinery to save Nigeria in excess of $11b

Minister of Finance, Budget & National Planning, Zainab Ahmed said Dangote Petroleum Refinery will stablise the micro economy by saving the nation 11 billion dollars that would otherwise been used for importation. She observed that this singular investment by the Dangote Group will further encourage other investors to appreciate investing into the economy. She spoke on Sunday in Lagos while ... Read More »

Oshiomhole: Obaseki lost all elections,I didn’t teach him and Shuaibu to lose elections

Oshiomhole: Obaseki lost all elections,I didn’t teach him and Shuaibu to lose elections

National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole has alleged that his successor in office, Godwin Obaseki and his Deputy, Phillip Shuaibu does not have a political base in their locality, describing the two who claimed to have learnt from him as bad students. Oshiomhole said as a sign that the two lack grassroot support, they both ... Read More »

Pastor Adeboye prayed for me and God gave me quadruplets – Gov Dickson’s wife

Pastor Adeboye prayed for me and God gave me quadruplets – Gov Dickson’s wife

Noted for the frequent use of testimonies to illustrate his sermons, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, General Overseer of the church had pointed out on the second day of the Congress that testimony is so powerful. That it is one of the weapons needed to overcome the devil.   *Justice Deji Balogun:Giving testimony He had said elsewhere that testimonies of miracles enhance ... Read More »

Union backs minister on price of data slash

Union backs minister on price of data slash

The Association of Telephone, Cable TV and Internet Subscribers of Nigeria, have backed the directive of Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Pantami, compelling the telecommunications service providers to reduce the prices of data being offered to subscribers. The union noted that service providers have gradually metamorphosed to perpetual milking of Nigerians that use their services in diverse ... Read More »

Nigerian Government Not Doing Enough To Rescue Us, Kidnapped Lecturer Alleges From Boko HaramCaptivity

Nigerian Government Not Doing Enough To Rescue Us, Kidnapped Lecturer Alleges From Boko HaramCaptivity

Less than 24 hours after the Islamic State West Africa Province released a video showing the execution of four aid workers in Borno State, the terrorist group has released another video of victims begging the President Muhammadu Buhari-led regime to rescue them. The video showing 12 males and one female victims, was published by Ahmad Salkida, a conflict and terrorism ... Read More »

How federal lawmakers steal billions under the guise of constituency projects — ICPC

How federal lawmakers steal billions under the guise of constituency projects — ICPC

One of the means used in the fraudulent scheme is the duplication of contracts using the same description, same narrative, same amount, same location and awarded by the same agency. This, the ICPC said, is done by lawmakers to bring the amounts allocated to them within certain approval threshold of executing agencies so as to avoid ministerial tenders, the report ... Read More »

Erling Haaland agrees to join Manchester United after meeting Ole in Austria

Erling Haaland agrees to join Manchester United after meeting Ole in Austria

The highly sought after Norwegian striker Erling Haaland has reportedly told Ole Gunnar Solskjaer he wants to join Manchester United, according to The Mirror. Haaland, who has become the hottest topic in European football ahead of next month’s transfer window, is wanted by the likes of United, Borussia Dortmund, Juventus, and RB Leipzig. Currently a Red Bull Salzburg player, a swap to sister club ... Read More »

Buhari Condemns Killing of Aid Workers in Borno

Buhari Condemns Killing of Aid Workers in Borno

President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the alleged execution of four aid workers by terrorists in North-eastern Nigeria. He said that the defeat of evil by good is inevitable, no matter the pyrrhic victory evildoers seem to win. The President disclosed this in a statement by Mr Femi Adeshina, Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the President, in Abuja on ... Read More »

Olowo gets staff of office

Olowo gets staff of office

Ondo State governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, on Saturday presented the staff of office to the new Olowo of Owo, Oba Gbadegesin Ogunoye. Royal fathers from far and near who graced the occasion included Ooni of Ife, Oba Ogunwusi Enitan; Deji of Akure, Oba Aladetoyinbo Aladelusi; Osemawe of Ondo Kingdom, Oba Victor Kiladejo, and other prominent traditional rulers in the state. Akeredolu ... Read More »

CBN, Banks Introduce New Measure to Boost Financial Inclusion

As part of efforts to enhance financial inclusion in the country, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and banks, under the aegis of the Bankers’ Committee, have concluded plans to simplify the requirements for the Bank Verification Number (BVN) for certain types of transactions. CBN Governor, Mr. Godwin Emefiele, disclosed this yesterday, while briefing journalists at the end of a ... Read More »

HUMANITARIAN COORDINATOR CONDEMNS REPORTED KILLING OF FOUR AID WORKERS

HUMANITARIAN COORDINATOR CONDEMNS REPORTED KILLING OF FOUR AID WORKERS

BY INUSA NDAHI, MAIGUGURI The UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria, Mr Edward Kallon, has condemned the announced execution of four aid workers by armed groups in Nigeria’s northeastern Borno State on 13 December. This was condemnation was contained in a press statement emailed to our Correspondent in Maiduguri on Saturday. The four men were amongst the six aid workers who ... Read More »

EFCC VISIT TO THE SUN OFFICE WITH ARMED POLICEMEN: OUR STAND

EFCC VISIT TO THE SUN OFFICE WITH ARMED POLICEMEN: OUR STAND

Three officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) with four heavily armed policemen  on Saturday, December 15, 2019 at about 10.00 am arrived the corporate headquarters of The Sun Publishing Limited at 2, Coscharis Street, Kirikiri Industrial Layout, Apapa, Lagos and put up a notice for staff and the general public to keep off the premises. The EFCC ... Read More »

We killed Maersk CEO’s wife because she called me black pig -suspect confesses

We killed Maersk CEO’s wife because she called me black pig -suspect confesses

Fresh facts on how the Hungarian wife of Gildas Tohouo, Managing Director of Maersk Nigeria Limited, Bernadette, was murdered by two men who invaded their Ikoyi, Lagos abode, last Sunday, have emerged. This followed revelation by the main suspect, Olamide Goke and his accomplice, Adeyinka Akanbi, yesterday. Crime Guard gathered that Goke, who resides in Bariga, was only employed as ... Read More »

Breaking:Popular music star,Duncan Mighty kidnapped in Owerri

Breaking:Popular music star,Duncan Mighty kidnapped in Owerri

Popular musician, Duncan Mighty has been reportedly kidnapped in Owerri, the capital of Imo State. His friend and billionaire club-owner, Cubana Chief Priest, made this known on Saturday via Instagram. “He was beaten and abducted by the gunmen amid gunshots,” Cubana Chief Priest said. Details of his abduction are still sketchy as at the time of filing this report. Read More »

Arsenal steps up chase for Nuno Espirito Santo,seeks Wolves permission for talks

Arsenal steps up chase for Nuno Espirito Santo,seeks Wolves permission for talks

*The Gunners are seeking permission from Wolves to speak to the 45-year-old Arsenal will seek talks with Nuno Espirito Santo next week over their vacant manager’s job. The Wolves boss is one of around 12 candidates the Gunners want to speak to, and the club are set to accelerate their interest in the Portuguese over the coming days. However, Arsenal will have ... Read More »

Vaswani Brothers May Lose Multi Billion Naira Assets

Vaswani Brothers May Lose Multi Billion Naira Assets

A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos south west Nigeria has granted an order protecting the  Receiver /Manager appointed by  Guaranty Trust bank, Plc Mr Gbenga Akinde- Peters, to take over all fixed and floating assets  of Stallion  Nigeria Limited in receivership. That is, wherever the assets are found, particularly its registered Head office at 270A,Ajose Adeogun Street Victoria Island ... Read More »

REVEALED! Maersk boss’ attackers spent three weeks plotting attack

REVEALED! Maersk boss’ attackers spent three weeks plotting attack

*hid weapons in neighbourhood for days before incident   The two suspects who attacked the Luggard Avenue, Ikoyi residence of the Managing Director of Maersk Line Shipping Company, Gildas Tohouo, on Sunday had smuggled in their weapons and hid them in an empty flat in the estate several days before the incident. An estate electrician Goke Olamilekan and his friend ... Read More »

Nigeria Records Trade Surplus in Q3, Imports Drop

Nigeria Records Trade Surplus in Q3, Imports Drop

Nigeria’s external merchandise trade rose to N9.19 trillion in the third quarter of the year (Q3, 2019) compared to N8.61 trillion in the preceding quarter, according to the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS). The performance represented 6.77 per cent increase over the value recorded in Q2 at N8.61 trillion and 1.33 per cent increase relative to the N9.07 trillion in ... Read More »