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President Buhari with Nigerian governors

How Nigeria’s 36 states shared N173.8 billion in September

The top earning states from the federation account for the month are Delta, Akwa Ibom, Rivers, Bayelsa, Lagos, and Kano.

George Weah

Liberia: Despite trailing George Weah in official tally, VP says he’s sure of victory

About 50 per cent of the total votes cast have been released.


Seven tips to avoid monkeypox

There is no known treatment or vaccine for the disease

At Alsarudeen Elementary School Osogbo, feeding time with vendors serving

2.9 million children benefit from govt’s school feeding programme

With 3,325 schools, Kaduna State has the highest number of schools so far covered under the programme.

Petrol, diesel prices decreased in August – NBS

The average price of petrol for August 2017 was N144.4.

WAEC examination

NECO Releases 2017June/July Examination Results

The Council said the performance this year represented 1.11 per cent improvement in candidates’ performance compared with the 2016 results.

SPECIAL REPORT: How Nigerian law contributes to abject poverty in Niger Delta communities despite decades of oil wealth

PREMIUM TIMES findings in some communities in Warri Southwest LGA show thousands living in abject poverty despite sitting on liquid wealth.

Nigerian govt releases details of Paris club payment to states (FULL DETAILS)

The latest payment is the second tranche of the refunds to the states.

INVESTIGATION: How Redeemed Church officials allegedly duped members of millions in housing scheme

A housing scheme meant to bring succour to Redeemed Church members in Abuja is now a source of bitterness and internal wrangling.

Babatunde Raji Fashola

Fashola tackles Senator; warns against trivialising issues raised on 2017 budget

“I need a better budget as a tool to do my work and that is why l am speaking out,” the minister said.

Kemi Adeosun, Minister for Finance

EXCLUSIVE: Second Paris Club Loan Refund: Nigerian govt to make tougher demands on states – Adeosun

The government is to demand 70 per cent of the money go to workers and pensioners, up from 50 per cent of the first tranche.


Despite slight improvements, Nigeria’s extractive industry still very opaque – Report

Nigeria was ranked 55 of 89 countries in terms of transparency of its extractive sector.

17 important things to know about Etisalat Nigeria debt crisis

The mobile telecom operator, Nigeria’s fourth largest, is enmeshed in a debt crisis.

Why I delayed in signing 2017 budget and the deal we struck — Osinbajo

The appropriation bill was submitted to the acting president on May 17, after it was passed by the National Assembly on May 11.

How arrested kidnap kingpin Evans made millions of dollars from ransom – Police

The kidnap kingpin owns multi-million naira houses in Lagos, Accra, the police said.

Osinbajo’s $1.5 billion loan meant for Kaduna, Ebonyi, Abia, Ogun, six other states

The Acting President wrote the two chambers of the National Assembly for permission for the loan.

Naira Notes

Nigeria’s total debt hits N19.16 trillion

The increase represents an increase of N1.8 trillion.

INFOGRAPH: Petroleum Industry Bill’s near-decade journey to Senate passage

The bill will go to the House of Reps for concurrence before seeking presidential assent.

Hajj pilgrims

NAHCON approves 2017 Hajj fare for 21 states, FCT – FULL LIST

While pilgrims were allowed to exchange N197 to a dollar last year, the official exchange rate this year is N307 to a dollar.

Nigerian Senate

DOWNLOAD: Petroleum Industry Governance Bill as passed by Senate

The bill still has to go through the House of Representatives and the president to be law.

‎Federal Character Commission investigates SSS over lopsided employment

Premium Times exclusively reported the lopsided appointment by the security service.

Malabu Scandal: Osinbajo, ENI, Kachikwu in closed door meeting

Unlike the petroleum minister, the EFCC wants the block to return to the Nigerian government.

Lagos State governor, Akinwumi Ambode

Lagos is Nigeria’s most indebted state with highest domestic, foreign debts

Other states with high foreign debts include Kaduna, Edo, Cross River and Ogun.

Dollar and Naira bills [Photo credit: NairaFX]

Foreign exchange rate round-up Week 3 April

The highest value for the Pounds Sterling was on Wednesday April 19.

Hajj pilgrims

Hajj 2017 (Infograph): How Nigeria’s 36 states shared 95,000 slots

Kano State got the highest allocation of 6,602 seats, while Imo State got the lowest allocation with 47 seats.