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Daily Archives: July 19, 2018

CBN to prosecute commercial banks, staff over money hawking

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), has threatened to prosecute any commercial bank or any of its staff involved in money hawking. The bank has also retrieved over N65 billion from banks following complaints by account users in their various banks. Acting Director, Corporate Communication Department of the CBN, Mr. Isaac Okorafor, issued the warning in Asaba during a seminar ... Read More »

Drogba identifies Nigeria’s World Cup failings as mental, cultural

African Legend, Didier Drogba, has suggested the problem of Countries like Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Senegal and other African teams failing to go so far in the World Cup or winning the tournament, is the defeatist, cultural mentality. Drogba, who represented Ivory Coast at the 2006 and 2010 and 2014 World Cups, was very prominent on the world stage at club ... Read More »

Nigeria lost N72bn to gas flaring in Q1 2018

Oil and gas companies operating in the country flared a total of 85.81 billion standard cubic feet of natural gas in the first three months of the year, causing the country an estimated loss of N72.41bn. Data obtained from the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation showed that 31.68 billion scf of gas was flared in January; 27.25 billion scf, in February; ... Read More »

2019 polls: PDP, senators oppose Buhari’s request for N242.4bn virement

The Peoples Democratic Party has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of seeking what it described as surreptitious ploys to frustrate the conduct of the 2019 general elections. Buhari, in a letter he wrote to the National Assembly on Tuesday, requested a total virement of N228.8bn, largely allocated to new projects “inserted” in the 2018 budget by the National Assembly to offset ... Read More »

Teachers give Edo govt 15-day ultimatum over unpaid entitlements

The Edo State chapter of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUJ), has given the State government until the end of the month to meet up with all its entitlements. The teachers’ union, in a communique after its State Wing Executive Council (SWEC) meeting held earlier in the month, called on its members to remain calm and await further directives from ... Read More »

Benue: Concerns as measles, malnutrition take toll on IDPs

With over 22,000 out of about 27,000 children in Daudu, Guma and Abagena Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp in Benue State malnourished, the deplorable living conditions in the camps call for urgent attention. Like several other IDPs across the country, those in Benue State are faced with severe humanitarian crisis as starvation and disease outbreaks take huge toll on them. ... Read More »

Fayemi meets Buhari in State House

President Muhammadu Buhari has received the Ekiti State Governor-Elect, Dr. Kayode Fayemi. According to Buhari’s Personal Assistant on New Media, Bashir Ahmad, Fayemi was accompanied by the governors of Kebbi and Ogun states, Abubakar Bagudu and Ibikunle Amosun, respectively. In the video, Fayemi presents what appears to be his Certificate of Return to Buhari. The document was issued to Fayemi ... Read More »

INEC announces extension for PVC registration

The Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) Thursday announced an extension for the ongoing permanent voters card registration and collection. INEC made the announcement in a statement signed by its national commissioner on information and voter education, Mallam Mohammed Haruna. He said the registration for PVC which was held from 9am and 3pm will now hold between 9am and 5pm with effects ... Read More »

Group defends Adeosun over alleged NYSC certificate forgery

The Oduduwa Development Initiatives (ODI) has described the allegation of certificate forgery against the Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, as an affront on the Yoruba race. The President of the group, Mr. Olasumbo Akinyele, disclosed this on Thursday while addressing journalist in Abuja. He stressed that the initiative would not tolerate any attempt by any group or persons to tarnish her reputation. ... Read More »

Senate in rowdy session over presidential appointments

The Senate resumed plenary on Thursday with a rowdy session over complaints by some Senators that recent appointments made by President Muhammadu Buhari did not reflect federal character. Senate President Bukola Saraki had barely finished reading a letter from President Buhari asking Senate to confirm the nomination of former Deputy Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, Mr. Tunde Lemo, as Chairman of ... Read More »