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CBN Communiqué No. 123 of the MPC Meeting – Mar 25-26, 2019

Background  The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) met on the 25th and 26th March, 2019; against the backdrop of developments in the global and domestic economic environments in the first quarter of 2019.  Eleven (11) members of the Committee were present. Global Economic Developments The Committee noted with concern the weakening performance of global output growth at the end of 2018 and observed ... Read More »

Lagos Dep. Governor-elect to deliver 19th UNIFEMGA Lecture

Lagos Dep. Governor-elect to deliver 19th UNIFEMGA Lecture

The public lecture is an annual programme of the association aimed at raising public awareness on issues of national interest. The  Deputy-Governor elect of Lagos state, Dr Obafemi Hamzat will on Sunday April 7, deliver the 19th annual public lecture of Obafemi Awolowo Univeristy Muslim Graduates Association (UNIFEMGA) Lagos state branch. In a statement by the  chapter chairman, Alhaji Goke ... Read More »

Borno Governor-elect unfolds 10-point agenda for Boko Haram affected communities

Borno Governor-elect unfolds 10-point agenda for Boko Haram affected communities

BY INUSA NDAHI, MAIDUGURI The Borno State Governor-elect, Prof. Babagana Umara Zulum has unfolded a 10-point transformation agenda to “rebuild and safe return” of people to insurgency affected communities. According to him, the new agenda was to complete ongoing reconstruction, rehabilitation and resettlement (RRR) programme of the state government. Zulum disclosed this on Wednesday, while receiving his certificate of return ... Read More »

One dead, another injured while testing bulletproof charm

One dead, another injured while testing bulletproof charm

A 40-year-old man, Abubakar Hamisu, has died of gunshot wounds he sustained while he and his friends were testing the efficacy of a bulletproof charm. The deceased’s friend, Rabe Salisu, 35, also sustained gunshot injuries in the incident. The deceased and Salisu are from old Kwari village in the Jibia Local Government Area of Katsina State, where the incident occurred. ... Read More »

Senate Presidency: Crisis brews in APC as Ndume rejects Lawan

Senate Presidency: Crisis brews in APC as Ndume rejects Lawan

Senator Mohammed Ali Ndume, representing Borno South has disagreed with the position taken by the national leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) that Senate Leader Ahmad Lawan should be the next Senate President. Senator Lawan was recommended as the next Senate President by the Adams Oshiomhole-led APC national leadership to President Muhammadu Buhari during a meeting with senators-elect for ... Read More »

I have no case to answer, says woman charged with alleged killing of husband

I have no case to answer, says woman charged with alleged killing of husband

Maryam Sanda, a woman charged with the alleged killing of her husband, Bilyaminu Bello, on Tuesday told an FCT High Court that she had no case to answer. Sanda is being tried before the court for allegedly killing Bello, a nephew of former PDP chairman, Alhaji Bello Halliru Muhammad. She was docked alongside her brother, Aliyu Sanda; her mother, Maimuna ... Read More »

Health Issues: I feel ashamed to confess that I have been bleeding from my anus for quite sometime now, By Anayo M. Nwosu

Health Issues: I feel ashamed to confess that I have been bleeding from my anus for quite sometime now, By Anayo M. Nwosu

This has been one of my closely guarded secrets until recently when I remembered an Nnewi adage that “if an illment does not hide itself it should not be hidden”. I had to open up to Mrs Kada who has become a friend of mine by accident. I had just finished using the convenience at the Sheraton Hotel, Ikeja  Lagos ... Read More »

Renewed mandate: Gov Sani-Bello assures stakeholders of people-oriented projects

Renewed mandate: Gov Sani-Bello assures stakeholders of people-oriented projects

…SAYS HE WANTS TO LEAVE BEHIND A SYSTEM THAT WORK FOR THE PEOPLE Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani-Bello has assured Nigerlites that he would use the next four years to work towards leaving a system that would put the welfare of the people at the center of governance in order to allow them continually feel the impact of the ... Read More »

Dr Omobola Johnson calls for urgent need to strengthen Africa’s infrastructure and fibre network

Dr Omobola Johnson calls for urgent need to strengthen Africa’s infrastructure and fibre network

Africa in the Digital Era – Hype or Reality? Adebayo Adedeji Annual lecture The lecture focused around the question of digital transformation in Africa MARRAKESH, Morocco, March 26, 2019/ — Former Nigerian Minister for Communications Technology, Dr. Omobola Johnson, delivered the UN Economic Commission for Africa’s (ECA) (www.UNECA.org) annual Adebayo Adedeji at the ongoing Conference of Ministers in Marrakech. Held ... Read More »

Clickatell helps MTN South Africa launch chat commerce on WhatsApp

Clickatell helps MTN South Africa launch chat commerce on WhatsApp

MTN Chat will enable customers to initiate purchase of airtime and data bundles within their WhatsApp chat session CALIFORNIA, United States of America, March 26, 2019/ — MTN South Africa has partnered with global customer engagement company, Clickatell(www.Clickatell.com), to launch MTN Chat, enabling its customers to engage with the telco over WhatsApp. MTN Chat will enable customers to initiate purchase of ... Read More »

Police most corrupt institution in Nigeria, reveals SERAP survey

Police most corrupt institution in Nigeria, reveals SERAP survey

A new public survey released today by Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) reports high levels of corruption in public institutions in Nigeria for the past 5 years. Of the five major public institutions surveyed, the police emerge as the most corrupt, with the power sector identified as the second most corrupt in the country today. Other public institutions identified ... Read More »

NIMC begins registration of Nigerians in UAE, UK

NIMC begins registration of Nigerians in UAE, UK

Following the success of Diaspora enrolment which kicked off in South Africa early March, 2019, the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has extended the programme to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the United Kingdom (UK). “The extension is in line with NIMC’s mandate to ensure that all Nigerian citizens in Nigeria and the diaspora and Legal Residents in Nigeria ... Read More »

NIMC, NIS to Commence Enforcement of NIN on the New Enhanced e-Passports

NIMC, NIS to Commence Enforcement of NIN on the New Enhanced e-Passports

The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) and the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS)have resolved to commence enforcement of the National Identification Number (NIN) on the new enhanced 10 years validity e-passport. President Muhammadu Buhari had on Tuesday, 15th January 2019 while unveiling the new enhanced e-passport with a 10-year validity directed that the NIN which is issued by the NIMC be ... Read More »

Ajimobi appoints new Rector, principal officers for Ibadan Polytechnic

Ajimobi appoints new Rector, principal officers for Ibadan Polytechnic

Oyo State Governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi has approved the appointment of Prof. Kazeem Adebiyi, as Rector of the Polytechnic, Ibadan. This is contained in a statement signed by the State’s Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Mr Toye Arulogun and made available to newsmen in Ibadan on Monday evening. Adebiyi is to take over from the Acting Rector, Mr Femi ... Read More »

Nigeria Lost N1.3 Trillion To Theft Under Jonathan – Magu

Nigeria Lost N1.3 Trillion To Theft Under Jonathan – Magu

Ibrahim Magu, the acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has said that about N 1.3 trillion was stolen in government coffers between 2011 and 2015, a period that represents Goodluck Jonathan’s reign as Nigerian President. According to the EFCC’s boss, 32 entities carted away the said amount. While speaking to trainees of a programme organised by ... Read More »

PDP’s ‘illegal’ access to INEC server: Keyamo petitions IGP, DSS

PDP’s ‘illegal’ access to INEC server: Keyamo petitions IGP, DSS

the PDP and its Presidential Candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, have gone ahead to file an Election Petition against the clear victory of President Muhammadu Buhari and have repeated the same outlandish claim of having access to INEC’s server which shows that they have some purported results at their disposal giving “victory” to Alhaji Atiku Abubakar.’ Director, Strategic Communications, All Progressives ... Read More »

Dabiri-Erewa eulogises 8- year old Nigerian US Chess Champion

Dabiri-Erewa eulogises 8- year old Nigerian US Chess Champion

Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora has described the success of Tanitoluwa Adewunmi, an eight -year old Nigerian Chess champion as a pride to the nation. In a statement by her Special Assistant on Media Affairs, Abdur-Rahman Balogun, in Abuja, Dabiri-Erewa said the feat performed by the young Tanitoluwa in the Chess ... Read More »

Eight-year-old Chess champion, Tanitoluwa, Family Get New Apartment

Eight-year-old Chess champion, Tanitoluwa, Family Get New Apartment

Tanitoluwa Adewumi, the eight-year-old Nigerian chess champion and his family have moved into a new apartment, courtesy of goodwill donations after his success story went viral. According to New York Times, the young Tani, who recently won the New York State Chess championship for his age bracket, got a GoFundMe drive which raised more than 200,000 dollars for him, his ... Read More »

Appeal Court Nullifies Zamfara APC Primaries for Gov, Assembly Elections

Appeal Court Nullifies Zamfara APC Primaries for Gov, Assembly Elections

The Court of Appeal Sokoto Division on Monday set aside the judgment delivered by the Zamfara High Court, allowing the All Progressives Congress (APC) to field candidates in the 2019 Election. The appeal was filed by Senator Kabiru Marafa and 129 others through his Counsel, Mr Mike Ozheokome, SAN. Respondents are Kabiru Liman-Danalhaji and 139 others represented by Mr Mahmud ... Read More »