Dogara: 3, 300 women farmers to cultivate 33, 000 bags of rice

Rice, an essential commodity as well as a staple in Nigeria, has proved difficult to have owing to the fact that it is mainly imported because the quantity produced locally cannot suffice. But there are efforts to boost local production. NAJIB SANI reports Nigerians had for some time faced scarcity of rice and other food stuffs, especially since the More...

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By Muhammed Adamu On Wednesday, May 24th, 2017
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MPC leaves rates unchanged

By David Agba Abuja The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has left all its basic rates unchanged. These includes; Monetary Policy Rate (MPR): 14 percent; Cash Reserve Ratio (CRR) 22.5 More...

By Muhammed Adamu On Wednesday, May 24th, 2017
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Fish farmers get N19m feeds, other facilities from Sokoto govt

By Sidi A. Umar Sokoto Sokoto state Government says it had donated fish feeds, seeds and other facilities worth N19 million to 140 fish farmers. The Commissioner of Animal Health and Fisheries Development, Alhaji More...

By Muhammed Adamu On Wednesday, May 24th, 2017
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Estimated billing: Senate to investigate AEDC, other distribution coys

Taiye Odewale Abuja Electricity distribution companies across Nigeria will be put under spotlight by the Senate today to determine the ills associated with estimate billings of electricity consumers who are being More...

By Muhammed Adamu On Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017
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FG approves higher interest rate on unpaid taxes

By David Agba Abuja The federal government has approved a new interest rate spread on unpaid taxes for the year 2017. The new interest rate was approved by the Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun. According to More...

By Muhammed Adamu On Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017
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FG Savings Bond: Mobilising the grassroots for national development

By Isaac Olutayo It goes without saying that financial literacy is abysmally low in Nigeria, and I am sure, as well as other African countries. It can never be taken for granted that an average Nigerian with some More...

By Muhammed Adamu On Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017
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Moody’s affirms Sterling Bank’s B2 rating with stable outlook

By Amaka Ifeakandu Lagos Moody’s, the international rating agency, has assigned a B2, stable rating to Sterling Bank Plc, Your one-customer bank because of its resilient deposit funding base and stable local currency More...

By Muhammed Adamu On Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017
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China, major source for foreign direct investment in Nigeria – NIPC

By Adeola Tukuru Abuja The Executive Secretary, Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC), Yewande Sadiku, has said that China has been a major source for foreign direct investment in Nigeria. Sadiku who was More...

By Muhammed Adamu On Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017
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Kano Free Trade Zone must work under my watch, Jime assures

By David Agba Abuja The Kano Free Trade Zone (KFTZ) must work and take its pride of place as one of the drivers of the nation’s industrialisation process, its Managing Director of Nigeria Export Processing Zones More...

By Muhammed Adamu On Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017
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House empowering maritime sector for alternative revenue sources – Dogara

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has disclosed that as part of the efforts of the House to improve Nigeria’s revenue sources, eight laws related to the maritime sector are undergoing More...