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How Buhari govt will create over three million jobs with digital economy project – Minister

The Nigerian government has said financial services within Nigeria’s digital economy will create US$88 billion wealth and add over three million new jobs over the next 10 years. The claim comes as Ministers from developing countries namely Nigeria, Mexico, Kenya, Argentina, Colombia, Sri Lanka, Uruguay, Chile, Costa Rica and Pakistan…

Anifowoshe Abiola, Lagos State Commissioner of Physical Planning and Urban Development

Lagos seals church for contravening building law

The Lagos State Government has approved the sealing of a Lekki-based church, This Present House, for allegedly constructing without title documents and requisite building permit in contravention of the Lagos State Regional and Urban Planning Law 2010. In a press release Tuesday by the Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban…

Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode

Lagos goes tough, vows to clamp down on recalcitrant hotel owners

The Lagos State Government on Monday urged hotel and club owners to voluntarily register with the state government to facilitate the ongoing classification and grading of hotels or risk their businesses being shut down. The state’s Acting Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Adebimpe Akinsola, who said this at the…

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INEC staff docked for allegedly receiving N112 million bribe from Diezani Alison-Madueke

Justice Efreti Abang of the Federal High Court sitting in Asaba, Delta State has ordered that Fidelia Omoile, a serving Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, official in Isoko- South Local Government Area of Delta State, be remanded in prison custody following her arraignment on Monday, on a two- count amended…

Enugu State Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi

Anglican church commends Enugu governor’s performance

The Bishop of Diocese of Enugu North (Anglican Communion), Ngwo, Enugu State, Sosthenes Eze, has commended Governor Ifeanyi Ugwanyi’s peace and grassroots development initiatives in the state, saying that the governor has extended development to the most-neglected areas in the rural communities. Mr. Eze equally appreciated the sound relationship the…

Dr. Hajo Sani SSAP and representative of Mrs. Aisha Buhari (4th from right) along with other delegates at the event.

Aisha Buhari urges more investment in out-of-school girls

Aisha Buhari, the wife of the Nigerian president, has stressed the need for more investment in out-of-school teenage girls, noting that a substantial number of these girls have either not completed their education or have never attended school, and that this portends unpleasant consequences for humanity. Mrs. Buhari was speaking…

House of Reps Speaker, Yakubu Dogara

My greatest fear as House of Reps Speaker – Dogara

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has said that his greatest fear is not political battles or controversies, but not leaving a lasting legacy which will impact positively on the lives of Nigerians. He made the revelation during an interview with NIGERIA NOW Magazine in Abuja. When asked…

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Are stocks ready for a bigger reversal?

How far we can go on stocks? What psychological barriers and round levels are still about to be broken? Trend is telling us that many. Common sense is more cautious. In general, our scenario for the next two years is a much bigger correction or maybe even a bear market.…

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Weekly review of oil market by Alpari

April looked very promising. The price of the black gold was advancing higher and we broke few major resistances. On Wednesday, something snapped. The price fell sharply and in one day erased almost whole April upswing! What was the trigger and what was the general reason of that panic selling?…

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Rights group cautions police as force prepares to recruit 30,000 personnel in 2017

The Muslims Rights Concern (MURIC) has cautioned the Nigeria Police Force as the organisation prepares to hire more than 30,000 personnel this year. The Executive Director of the group, Ishaq Akintola, a professor, lauded the Force for the decision to mass recruit, but warned that candidates with questionable antecedents must…

From left: Speaker, House of Representative, Hon. Yakubu Dogara, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Minister of Transportation, Rt. Hon. Rotimi Amaechi, The Director General, NIMASA, Dr. Dakuku Peterside during the 3rd Conference of African Heads of Maritime Administration AAMA holding in Abuja.

Buhari rejoices as NIMASA DG is elected chair of African Maritime Administrators, AAMA

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, (NIMASA), Dakuku Peterside, on his election as the new Chairman of the Association of African Maritime Administrators (AAMA). Mr. Peterside was elected at the end of the Third Annual Conference of the continental organization…

House of Reps Speaker, Yakubu Dogara

Dogara seeks probe into death of football fans in Calabar

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has expressed sadness over the unfortunate incident which led to the death of football fans in a viewing centre in Calabar, Cross River State. In a statement via his Special Adviser on media and publicity, Turaki Hassan, Mr. Dogara condoled with…

Inspection of Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo led by Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) Managing Director, Engr. Saleh Dunoma

Buhari confirms Saleh Dunoma as MD of FAAN

The Federal Government of Nigeria has confirmed Saleh Dunoma as the Managing Director of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria. The appointment was ratified by the presidency in a statement released on Thursday. A recipient of the highly coveted National Productivity Order of Merit Award, NPOM, Mr. Saleh had contributed…

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo Unveiling the new NIMASA logo while, Speaker, House of Representative, Hon. Yakubu Dogara, Minister of Transportation, Rt. Hon. Rotimi Amaechi, and The Director General, NIMASA, Dr. Dakuku Peterside looks on.

Buhari Advocates Synergy, Collaboration To Grow African Maritime Potentials

President Muhammadu Buhari has called for improved synergy and collaboration among African countries to effectively attain a sustainable use of Africa’s Oceans and Seas. President Buhari who made the call while declaring open the 3rd Conference of the Association of Heads of African Maritime Administration (AAMA) in Abuja admonished maritime…

President Muhammadu Buhari

Buhari appoints new chair for Nigeria’s electricity regulatory body, NERC

President Muhammadu Buhari has nominated James Momoh, a professor, for the position of Chairman of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), a statement by the presidency has said. The President’s nominee to the Senate for confirmation is a Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science; and Director of Energy Services…

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Nigeria Customs rejigs management; redeploys 48 Comptrollers

The Nigeria Customs Service on Thursday announced a major re-shuffle of its management, as the Comptroller-General, Hameed Ali, approved the immediate redeployment of 48 Comptrollers of the Service. A statement by the Customs spokesperson, Joseph Attah, said the redeployment, which is in line with the ongoing reforms of the service,…

House of Reps Speaker, Yakubu Dogara

How godfatherism, rotational candidacy affects lawmaking in Nigeria – Dogara

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has lamented the high rate of turnover of legislators in the National Assembly. This, he attributed to reasons including godfatherism and the clamour for rotational representation at the expense of quality legislation and the high cost of training invested in members,…

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African Maritime Progress: 33 Nations Hit Abuja

Delegates of 33 African maritime nations on Wednesday began to converge in Abuja to brainstorm on ways Africa can reap and tap more into the numerous economic advantages in its Oceans and Seas, at the 3rd Association of African Maritime Administrators (AAMA) meeting holding April 20th – 21th 2017. The…

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Court orders interim forfeiture of N450 million cash found in Lagos mall

Justice R. Aikwa of the Federal High Court, Ikoyi, Lagos, on Wednesday ordered an interim forfeiture of about N45 million (N449, 770, 000) recently uncovered by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, in a shop at LEGICO Shopping Plaza, Victoria Island, Lagos. The order came following a motion ex-parte…

Enugu State governor Ugwanyi[Photo Credit: Catholic Diocese of Nnsukka

Enugu govt projects not executed with LG funds – Governor Ugwuanyi

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has stated that local governments in the state have made no financial contributions whatsoever, towards the execution of state government projects across the nooks and crannies of the state. The governor explained that his administration executes its developmental projects through federal allocations, grants or…

Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode

Ambode acknowledges multiple taxation in Lagos, pledges to end it

The Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, on Tuesday said that his administration would take necessary steps to eliminate any incident of multiple taxation in the state, especially at the local government level. The governor, who spoke when he received the Chair Occupier, Lagos State Professorial Chair in Tax and Fiscal…

The two suspects have been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department for further investigations.

Money changer arrested for duping customer

A man who identified himself as Moses Edwin, a prophet in one of the orthodox churches in Lagos was on Friday arrested by officials of the Rapid Response Squad of the Lagos State Police Command for stealing $500 belonging to a customer while trying to convert $5,000 into Naira. Mr.…

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Reps investigate Buhari panel that probed arms purchase

The House of Representatives has mandated a Joint Committee on National Security and Intelligence and Public Procurement to investigate the John-Ode led presidential arms probe panel which was recently disbanded by the federal government. The Joint Committee chaired by both Aminu Jaji of the Committee on National Security and Intelligence…

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Dangote will be world’s largest rice exporter in 5 years – AfDB President

The President of the African Development Bank, AfDB, Akinwumi Adesina, says billionaire businessman, Aliko Dangote, may become the largest exporter of rice in the world by 2021. Speaking at the Mo Ibrahim Forum in Morocco over the weekend, Mr. Adesina said Africa must focus on agriculture to drive growth and…

Prof. Linus Osuagwu

AUN professor appointed vice chancellor of new Imo university

Linus Osuagwu, a former dean of the School of Business & Entrepreneurship at the American University of Nigeria, has been appointed pioneer Vice Chancellor of Eastern Palm University, owned by the Imo State government. Eastern Palm University is licensed by the National Universities Commission (NUC) of Nigeria as the 42nd…