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Billionaire businessman, Aliko Dangote, has named the 120-kilometre road leading to his refinery in Lagos after the late Group Chief Executive Officer of Access Holdings, Herbert Wigwe, in recognition of his exceptional contributions to the project. The announcement was made yesterday during a special event held in honour of the late banker in Lagos, titled […]

Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, has indicted banks as being linked to about 70 per cent of the financial crimes in Nigeria. EFCC’s Chairman, Ola Olukayode, opened this up while speaking in Abuja at the 2023 Annual Retreat and General Meeting of the Association of Chief Audit Executives of Banks, ACAEBIN  in Nigeria. He pointed out […]

Federal Government is to hold Public Hearings to review the Minimum Wage, across the six geo-political zones of the country. The Head of Press and Public Relations of the Federal Ministry of Finance,  Mrs. Helen Chukwu, in a statement in Abuja, yesterday, indicated that the series would commence in the South West. According to her, the […]

House of Representatives, has called for the arrest of the top executives of Binance Holdings Limited, a cryptocurrency exchange platform which is facing fraud allegations. The platform was accused of exploiting the Nigerian currency, Naira, leading to its free fall in value. The company is, in addition, facing allegations of terrorism financing, money laundering and […]

President of the African Development Bank, Akinwumi Adesina, says the Board of the Bank has approved one hundred and thirty-four Million Dollars for Nigeria to implement an emergency food production plan. According to him, talks are also ongoing for a 1.7 billion dollar economic and budget support loan as well as the launch of a […]

No fewer than forty million telephone lines have been barred by telecommunication operators over the weekend following the expiration of the February 28, 2024 deadline issued by the Nigerian Communications Commission mandating telecom consumers to link the Subscriber Identity Module to their National Identity Numbers. This represents a twenty million increase from the twelve million […]

The Nigeria Labour Congress has insisted that only full implementation of agreements concerning hardship in the country would stop the planned nationwide strike. This was contained in the latest letter written to the government, where in the NLC dismissed claims by the federal government that it had fulfilled 80 per cent of the October 2, […]

Minister of State for Health and Social Welfare, Dr Tunji Alausa, says the Federal Government is planning to send some medical personnel abroad for training in certain specialties to check medical tourism and enhancing research. Alausa said the Federal Ministry of Health was working with the National Postgraduate Medical College, Ijanikin, Lagos State towards the […]

President Bola Tinubu has asked Qatari captains of industry to report any Nigerian official who demands any form of bribe before allowing them to do business in the country. He insisted that Nigeria would no longer be held back by its past dotted with bureaucratic bottlenecks and corruption that stifled the ease of doing business. […]

House of Representatives, yesterday, urged the Federal Ministries of Education and Health to collaborate and develop a mandatory drug testing program for secondary school students in Nigeria. It also urged the National Orientation Agency and the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency to increase awareness about substance abuse among secondary school students nationwide. These resolutions followed […]

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