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Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is expected to be confirmed today as the first woman and first African Director-General of the World Trade Organization. This is as the Organization has called a special general council meeting at which the former Nigerian finance minister is expected to be formally selected as the global trade body’s new leader. United […]

Central Bank of Nigeria ,CBN, has justified the ban on cryptocurrencies, saying it fuels illicit financial flow and terrorism. Acting Director, Corporate Communications, CBN, Osita Nwanisobi, in a statement, said the ban on cryptocurrencies would not have any negative impact on Fintechs as there are other robust platforms they can thrive. He said because cryptocurrencies […]

Borno State Government yesterday introduced three new tax regimes to boost its internally generated revenue, IGR.  According to the state government, the taxes are on consumption, entertainment, and presumptive tax ,  CEPT, which would lead to the rise of the state Internally Generated Revenue, IGR  Chairman, Borno State Board of Internal Revenue Service,BIRS, Mohammed Alkali, […]

Federal Government says N-Power beneficiaries, who have concluded the two-year job programme, will now be able to access permanent job opportunities or business prospects. This is part of the newly-activated exit strategy for Batches A and B of the N-Power Programme. Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Farouq, gave the update […]

In the final hours of his presidency, Donald Trump has pardoned seventy-three people, including his former adviser, Steve Bannon, who is facing fraud charges. Another seventy people had sentences commuted, ahead of Joe Biden’s inauguration today. Rapper Lil Wayne and a former Google engineer, Anthony Levandowski, received a pardon and there were commutations for rapper, […]

About twenty-four point three million poor Nigerians are to get five thousand naira each for a period of six months. Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Farouq, announced this at the inauguration of the Federal Government’s emergency intervention database for the urban poor. Farouq said the intervention would serve as cushion […]

Nigerian Communications Commission has dismissed fears of mass disconnection of telephone subscribers as a result of the ongoing linkage of SIM Registration Records with National Identity Number. The Commission, in a statement by its Director, Public Affairs, Dr. Ikechukwu Adinde, said there was no need for such fears. Adinde said the ongoing exercise was part of […]

Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Mohammed Umar Abba, says the anti-graft agency secured eight hundred and sixty-five convictions from a total of one thousand, three hundred and five cases it filed in courts in 2020. He also announced that a total of seven thousand, three hundred and forty cases were […]

Akwa Ibom State Government has denied accusations by the mother of a student of the Deeper Life Secondary School, Uyo, of abandoning investigations to allegations of sexual abuse in the school. The woman, Deborah Okezie, had also complained of being assaulted by the Commissioner for Education, Dr. Enobong Mboho. However, in a statement  Commissioner for […]

All public activities in Delta state are on partial lockdown due to the second wave of COVID-19. Secretary to the State Government, Chiedu Ebie, made the announcement in a circular based on the advice of medical experts on the resurgence of the pandemic, which has a new variant. According to the circular, all public gatherings, […]


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