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Daily Archives: April 4, 2018

Give us a female dep gov in 2019 – Ajimobi’s wife

Wife of the Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State, Mrs. Florence Ajimobi, on Wednesday made a case for a woman becoming the deputy governor of the state in the 2019 general election. Mrs Ajimobi, who recounted that virtually all the states in the Southwest have at one time or the other had a female deputy governor, noted that Oyo state ... Read More »

We’re on same page with Buhari—APC govs

Governors of the All Progressives Congress ( APC ) on Wednesday dismissed media reports that there was disagreement between them and President Muhammadu Buhari over tenure elongation for the APC national and state executives. Gov. Abdul-aziz Yari of Zamfara stated this when he briefed State House correspondents alongside Gov. Rochas Okorocha of Imo on the outcome of the meeting between ... Read More »

APC govs meet Buhari

Some state governors elected on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) again met with President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday at the Presidential Villa Abuja. …Details later. Read More »

CBN retains MPR at 14%, predicts bright economic outlook

The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) concluded its two-day meeting in Abuja today, retaining the Monetary Policy Rate (MPR) at 14 per cent and leaving other ratios intact. Apart from the MPR which was retained at 14 per cent, the committee also retained the Cash Reserves Ratio (CRR) at 22.5 per cent as well ... Read More »

School teacher, driver docked for allegedly defiling girl, 8

A Lagos private school driver and music teacher were charged before an Igbosere Magistrates’ Court in Lagos on Wednesday for allegedly having unlawful carnal knowledge of an eight-year-old school girl. The bus driver, Ibrahim Umaru, 39, and music teacher, Wisdom Akpoaereme, 33, are standing trial on a two-count charge, bordering on sexual assault. The Prosecutor, Sgt. Peace Chukwudi, told the ... Read More »

Manufacturing index closed at 56.7 points in March – CBN

The Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, has reported that the nation’s Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) closed at the end of March at 56.7 index points. This index points reflected for the 12th consecutive months that the level of business activities in the country continued to increase, according to the apex bank. In February, the PMI closed at 56.3 index points, ... Read More »