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Daily Archives: October 5, 2018

CBN to try offenders in mobile court over Naira abuse

Bankers in the country have expressed their readiness to enforce the law against the abuse of naira notes by setting up mobile courts to punish violators of the currency. They said this during a press briefing after the Bankers’ Committee meeting in Lagos on Thursday. The bankers said they also resolved at the meeting that the discretionary bank reserves built ... Read More »

Flood may cause rice shortage next year – FG

The heavy flood in about 14 states may lead to shortage of rice across the country next year, the Federal Government has warned. It warned that if adequate measures were not taken to replant the rice affected by severe flood in some states, Nigeria might experience shortage of the staple by 2019. The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief ... Read More »

13.2 million Nigerian children now out of school – UBEC

The Universal Basic Education Commission, UBEC, has said that the population of Nigeria’s out-of-school children has increased from 10.5 million to at 13.2 million. The UBEC Executive Secretary, Dr Hammid Bobboyi, stated this in Abuja on Thursday during a United Nations Children’s Fund briefing on out-of-school children. Bobboyi, who was represented by the Director of Social Mobilisation, Bello Kaigara, said ... Read More »

Nigeria Air was doomed to fail from outset – Stakeholders

Stakeholders in the aviation industry have said the national carrier project recently suspended by the Federal Government was a failure from the outset. A former Director of Human Resources at the defunct Virgin Nigeria, Victor Banjo, on Thursday said the project lacked the requisite structure for success. Banjo and other stakeholders spoke at the fourth-quarter quarterly business breakfast meeting of ... Read More »

Juventus back Rinaldo over rape charge

Juventus have thrown their support behind Cristiano Ronaldo in response to the rape allegations against him. A statement on Twitter reads: “Ronaldo has shown in recent months his great professionalism and dedication, which is appreciated by everyone at Juventus. “The events allegedly dating back to almost 10 years ago do not change this opinion, which is shared by anyone who ... Read More »

TraderMoni: We will take more Nigerians out of poverty – Osinbajo

The Federal Government will continue to drive initiatives to get more Nigerians out of poverty and also improve the country’s Human Capital Development indices, according to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN. Prof. Osinbajo said this during a meeting of the National Economic Council’s Human Capital Development Core Working Group on Wednesday at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. NEC, which comprises of ... Read More »

APC clears 24 guber candidates (full list included)

The All Progressives Congress (APC) National Working Committee (NWC) has cleared 24 governorship candidates to contest 2019 elections Following the governorship primaries of the All Progressives Congress (APC) held across the country, the party’s National Working Committee (NWC), at its meeting held on Thursday, 4th October, 2018 ratified the reports of the various Electoral Committees and adopted the under-listed as ... Read More »

Refineries to fully function by 2019 – Ibe Kachukwu

The Minister of State for Petroleum, Dr Ibe kachukwu, has said that it would be sad if the nation’s refineries are not functional by the end of 2019. According to him, the present administration is committed to ensuring that the importation of petroleum products is curtailed. Kachukwu stated this on Thursday in Ibigwe-Ohaji in Ohaji\Egbema council area of Imo during the ... Read More »

Deadline for conduct of primaries, resolution of disputes remains October 7, says INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has reminded political parties that Oct. 7 remains the deadline for conduct of primaries for all elective positions for the 2019 general elections and resolution of disputes emanating from the primaries. The reminder is in a statement by Mr Solomon Soyebi, the INEC National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee in Abuja ... Read More »

Saraki, other PDP aspirants on protest march

President of the Senate and presidential aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, with other aspirants and leaders of the party during a march from the Legacy House to the INEC headquarters to protest against the outcome of the Osun State governorship election, in Abuja, yesterday. Read More »