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Current business environment not ready for CBN cashless policy, OPS warns

Current business environment not ready for CBN cashless policy, OPS warns

The Organised Private Sector, OPS, has warned against immediate deployment of cashless policy as directed by the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN. It said “the current business environment and available infrastructure are not ready for such deployment.” In a statement by Director General of Nigeria Employers’ Consultative Association, NECA, Mr. Timothy Olawale, OPS argued that several sub-sectors of the economy ... Read More »

FG approaches World Bank for another $2.5bn loan

FG approaches World Bank for another $2.5bn loan

The Federal Government is currently discussing with the World Bank for a fresh $2.5bn loan. World Bank Vice President for Africa, Hafez Ghanem, disclosed this in an interview in Abuja on Wednesday, Bloomberg reported. Nigeria received $2.4bn from the World Bank in the past year, according to Ghanem. “We are talking about a new set of programmes of about the ... Read More »

Increase social investment, World Bank advises FG

Increase social investment, World Bank advises FG

The World Bank has advised Nigeria to scale up its social investment programmes to address the large number of people living in extreme poverty. The World Bank Country Director, Mr Rachid Benmessaoud, said this on Friday at the inauguration of the Africa Social Safety Nets Report by the National Social Safety Nets Coordinating Office and World Bank, the News Agency ... Read More »

Institutionalising APC for Democratic Leadership, By Salihu Moh. Lukman

Institutionalising APC for Democratic Leadership, By Salihu Moh. Lukman

  President Buhari* On Friday, September 13, 2019, while receiving Progressive Governors on a solidarity visit to congratulate him following the Presidential Election Tribunal Ruling affirming the victory of the APC in the February 23, 2019 elections, President Muhammadu Buhari remarked “what I will say to the chairman of the party and governors in return for your congratulating me is ... Read More »

Gov Oyetola inaugurates governing boards for Osun health insurance agency, primary healthcare

Gov Oyetola inaugurates governing boards for Osun health insurance agency, primary healthcare

  The Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, on Friday, inaugurated the Governing Boards of Osun Health Insurance Agency and Osun Primary Healthcare Board. He said the boards were inaugurated as part of the administration’s commitment to ensure quality, qualitative, affordable and accessible healthcare delivery to the people of the state. This was even as the governor charged members of the ... Read More »

Features: Day Ede community stood still for Oyetola, By Jibola Oyekunle

Features: Day Ede community stood still for Oyetola, By Jibola Oyekunle

  Journeying in the entourage of Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola from Osogbo to Ede on Monday, September 16, 2019 would remind you of what Medza embarked upon in Mongo Beti’s “Mission to Kala”. In the award winning novel published in African Writers Series, Medza was the protagonist who travelled to his village in Southern Cameroons after an unsuccessful outing ... Read More »

Buhari off to New York on Sunday for UN General Assembly

Buhari off to New York on Sunday for UN General Assembly

  President Muhammadu Buhari will depart Abuja Sunday for New York, United States to participate in the 74th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA74) which opened on Tuesday, September 17. Presidential spokesperson, Femi Adesina in a statement said “The President’s participation at this year’s gathering of world leaders is particularly significant as it coincides with Nigeria’s Presidency of ... Read More »

Army to people of Borno, Yobe: Report fleeing terrorists before they kill you

Army to people of Borno, Yobe: Report fleeing terrorists before they kill you

The Nigerian Army on Saturday issued a stern warning to people in Borno and Yobe States  hiding fleeing terrorists to hand them over or be ready for severe consequences. The Army also has a message for people of the two states:“Please report these criminals before they kill you.” In a press statement titled WARNING TO THOSE HIDING THE FLEEING BHT/ISWAP ... Read More »

Reps Committee Calls For Immediate Action On Itu-Odukpani-Calabar Road

Reps Committee Calls For Immediate Action On Itu-Odukpani-Calabar Road

  Members of the House of Representatives’ Committee to determine why the eastern  port complexes of Warri,Calabar,Port Harcourt, Onne and the inland port of Onitsha are not being put to maximum use have called on the Federal Government to pay urgent attention to the Itu-Odukpani-Calabar Road. The committee noted that the condition of the road,which has been in the budget ... Read More »

Sowore charged with treason, money laundering

Sowore charged with treason, money laundering

  The Federal Government on Friday filed treason and money laundering charges against the detained publisher of Sahara Reporters, Omoyele Sowore. Sowore, the Convener of #RevolutionNow protest was also a presidential candidate in the February 2019 presidential election. The charges were signed on behalf of t‎he Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), by Aminu Alilu, a ... Read More »

Nigerian markets flooded with smuggled and counterfeit goods, Buhari tells NACCIMA

Nigerian markets flooded with smuggled and counterfeit goods, Buhari tells NACCIMA

  President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday in Abuja said everyone must play by the rules when it comes to trade and business activities that are central to Nigeria’s economic development. He complained that the nation’s markets are flooded with smuggled and counterfeit goods as a result of sharp practices by some unscrupulous traders. President Buhari spoke at State House when ... Read More »

Gov Abiodun suspends payment of N3,700 school levy introduced by Amosun

Gov Abiodun suspends payment of N3,700 school levy introduced by Amosun

  As schools in Ogun State resume for another academic calendar,   Governor Dapo Abiodun has ordered the suspension of the three thousand, seven hundred naira (N3,700) education levy inherited from the previous administration of ex governor Ibikunle Amosun. The Governor who decried the public outcry generated by the fee, said his administration did not introduce it as it was a ... Read More »

GARLANDS FOR  PROF ZULUM @50 AND HIS 120 PROJECTS, By Inuwa Bwala

GARLANDS FOR PROF ZULUM @50 AND HIS 120 PROJECTS, By Inuwa Bwala

I thought I may not have to write again, after reflecting on his first one hundred days in office in an earlier piece. But that was before I knew that he has actually executed the 120 projects across Borno State within that period as promised during his tour immediately he was sworn inn. And that, he has attained the golden ... Read More »

Opinion: Buhari tidies house, hones “next level” cabinet, By Sufuyan Ojeifo

Opinion: Buhari tidies house, hones “next level” cabinet, By Sufuyan Ojeifo

  Currently, several policy decisions, house-cleaning exercises,  resolute needful executive actions and even pesky political distractions clutter President Muhammadu Buhari’s table. But that’s just a part of the story. Perhaps only pretty discerning few know more than Mr President, that today, the stakes are extremely high and Nigerians are mindful that a failure to achieve democratic stability, through a disciplined, transparent, ... Read More »

We have no mandate to retrench LG staff, says Borno Committee on Verification

We have no mandate to retrench LG staff, says Borno Committee on Verification

  *Gov Zulum* The Committee On Verification and Biometric Data Capture of Local Government Staff in Borno State has said retrenchment of workers is not part of it’s mandate. It made the clarification in a press statement issued by it’s chairman, Senator Kaka Mallam Yale. The statement reads: “As you may be aware, the Committee On Verification and Biometric Data Capture ... Read More »

Seven Boko Haram/ISWAP key commanders killed in Lake Chad region- Army

Seven Boko Haram/ISWAP key commanders killed in Lake Chad region- Army

BY INUSA NDAHI, MAIDUGURI The Multi National Joint Task Force (MNJTF) and the Nigerian Armed Forces are in celebration mood today, Friday and have been basking in the successes of their combined efforts of artillery and air bombardments of suspected hideouts of Boko Haram/ISWAP at the Tumbus of Lake Chad region that neutralized many terrorists, including key commanders. It was ... Read More »

Gov Zulum zooms ahead with breathtaking performance in just 100 days, By Femi Ige

Gov Zulum zooms ahead with breathtaking performance in just 100 days, By Femi Ige

  Gov Shettima*  The developmental strides in Lagos is traceable to fairly successive good governments since 1979. Borno state is toeing that line with two successive good governors in Kashim Shettima and Babagana Umara Zulum. The new Governor who promised to consolidate on the legacies of his predecessor, said that his administration is going to implement and concentrate on a ... Read More »

Breaking on $ 9.6 bn P&ID judgement: Court remands ex Petroleum Ministry top official in prison

Breaking on $ 9.6 bn P&ID judgement: Court remands ex Petroleum Ministry top official in prison

  A High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) in Apo, Abuja on Friday ordered that a former Director, Legal Services of the Ministry of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Grace Taiga be remanded in Suleja prison, in Niger State until September 25, 2019 when her bail application would be heard. Mrs. Taiga who was arraigned in court on Friday had ... Read More »

PHOTO NEWS: AIG Zone XI Inter-Departmental Volley Ball Competition

PHOTO NEWS: AIG Zone XI Inter-Departmental Volley Ball Competition

  *AIG Leye Oyebade receiving the CUP for another tournament that will be coming up soon…* AIG Zone XI Inter-Departmental Volley Ball Competition final was held on Thursday,19th September, 2019 at the Zonal Police Command Headquarters, Osogbo. The Zonal Criminal Investigation Department won the competition after defeating the Zonal Department of Finance & Administration. *AIG Leye Oyebade making presentation of ... Read More »

Invasion of premises: Company faults Total Plc, petitions IGP

Invasion of premises: Company faults Total Plc, petitions IGP

  IGP Adamu* By Ade Ademiju, Ado -Ekiti Automatic Fits and Energy Limited through its lawyer, Barrister Oludare Falana has petitioned the Inspector General of Police over an alleged outright disregard of court order, displayed by men of the Nigeria Police, Lagos State  Command, in the invasion of its business places across Lagos State and manhandling of its workers by police officers ... Read More »