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Nigeria’s economic growth outlook positive – Adeosun

*Says FG targets 7% growth in the next 3 years *Ogun State has attracted over $2b investments – Amosun Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, disclosed on Tuesday that the country’s economic outlook for the year 2018 and beyond was positive. She stated that the country was now resilient after exiting recession and has the potential to achieve a seven ... Read More »

Nigerian military alerted before Dapchi abduction – Amnesty

The global human rights watchdog, Amnesty International (AI), on Tuesday accused Nigeria’s military of ignoring repeated warnings about the movements of Boko Haram fighters before they kidnapped 110 schoolgirls in the country’s restive northeast. The group in a press statement on Tuesday titled, “Nigeria: Security forces failed to act on warnings about Boko Haram attack hours before abduction of schoolgirls,”which was ... Read More »

Police officer ‘who ordered Apo killings’ promoted to AIG

Danjuma Ibrahim, one of the police officers fingered in the killing of six persons in Apo, Abuja, in 2005, has been promoted to the rank of assistant inspector general of police (AIG). Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police, decorated him with the new rank on Monday at the force headquarters in Abuja. Ibrahim and five other police officers had been accused ... Read More »

Arik blames aircraft mishaps on SAHCOL

Arik Air has blamed the Skyway Aviation Handling Company (SAHCOL) for incidents involving two of its aircraft on yesterday and lodged formal complaints to the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA). In a statement issued today, the airline indicated that reporting the incident to the Authority was in line with standard operating procedure and the high safety standards it had demonstrated. ... Read More »

I’ll release details of Saraki, Dogara’s pay, says Sagay

•MASSOB hails Sani for disclosing senators’ pay   The Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption, Prof. Itse Sagay (SAN), says the N13m allowances being received by senators is only a tip of the iceberg as Nigerians will be shocked when he releases details of the allowances of the principal officers of the National Assembly. Sagay said this during ... Read More »

Ambode reduces controversial land use charge by 50% after much pressure

The Lagos State Government has bowed to pressure sparked by criticism of the controversial Land Use Charge earlier announced by the State Governor, Akinwumi Ambode. According to reports, the reduction was part of the resolutions reached at a meeting held today (Thursday) between members of the Executive Council and the State Governor. It would be recalled that the state government ... Read More »

Nigeria must triple rice mechanization to double output – PwC PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Nigeria has estimated that Nigeria will need to triple the current stock of rice production machinery in the next five years to double her production. The consulting and research firm gave this projection in its ‘Boosting Rice Production Through Mechanisation’ Report published today. Noting that rice is one of the ... Read More »

Tight security as Buhari arrives Benue

President Muhammadu Buhari arrived Benue State at about 11am this morning amidst tight security. President Buhari, who had initially stayed silent to the call for his visit to Benue State following the mass slaughter of Benue State indigenes by marauding Fulani herdsmen, opted to schedule what appears a campaign stop to Benue. His visit came months after the slaughter. He ... Read More »

US Secretary of State, Tillerson, suspends trip to Nigeria

The United States, U.S. Secretary of State, Mr. Rex Tillerson, has cut short his first trip to Africa to return to Washington about one day ahead of schedule, according to a Reuters’ report from Nairobi, Kenya. “Tillerson’s travel plans have changed so that he can return to Washington early on Tuesday morning instead of late that night, a spokesman for ... Read More »

Buhari approves new excise duty rates for alcoholic beverages, tobacco

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved an amendment to the excise duty rates for alcoholic beverages and tobacco with take effect from 4th June, this year. To enable manufacturers and other economic stakeholders adjust to the fiscal regime, the President also granted a grace period of 90 days to all manufacturers before the commencement of the new excise duty regime. However, ... Read More »