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NSE unveils 2019 Factbook

August 1, 2019 Editorial III 0

The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) has launched into the financial system its 2019 NSE Factbook. The NSE Factbook is a compendium of capital market information, aimed at ensuring availability and easy access to current and historical market information for both local and foreign investors. Commenting on the Factbook, Divisional Head, Trading Business of the Exchange, Mr Jude Chiemeka said, “Timely Read More

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Nigeria gets $15.15bn investment announcement in H1 2019- NIPC

August 1, 2019 Editorial III 0

The Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC) on Wednesday revealed that it was able to track a total of $15.15 billion of investment announcements in the first half of 2019. According to the Commission, this was done through intelligent and research. NIPC Executive Secretary Yewande Sadiku told newsmen in Abuja that the announcements made in the first half of 2019 were Read More

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Equity market dips by N51bn

August 1, 2019 Editorial III 0

Investment in the nation’s equity market on Wednesday sustained bearish trend following losses recorded by some capitalised companies, with the market capitalisation dropping by N51 billion. Specifically, market capitalisation of listed equities declined further by 0.38 per cent  to N13.507 trillion from N13.558 trillion reported on Tuesday. The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) All Share Index also depreciated by 102.31 basis Read More

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Still on CBN’s five-year plan

August 1, 2019 Editorial III 0

The Central Bank of Nigeria unveiled a five-year plan recently and it seems that was the first time the institution would present such “long” term monetary plan. It is not in the nature of monetary authorities to prepare that seemingly long term plans because, by nature, monetary policy is mainly a short term policy which can be extended to medium Read More

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Memo to northern governors

August 1, 2019 Editorial III 0

Today it is 53 years since the first and only Premier of the defunct Northern Region, Sir Ahmadu Bello, the Sardaunaof Sokoto, alongside some other eminent first generation Northern Nigerian politicians, was brutally murdered in Nigeria’s first coup d’état. Those who critically studied Ahmadu Bello’s autobiography “My Life” will certainly testify to how larger-scale changes in the society where the Read More

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Zamfara to recruit 8,000 workers

August 1, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara has announced plans by the state government to recruit 8,000 workers into the civil service. The governor, who made the disclosure on a media programme in Gusau Wednesday said the government has saved money for the payment of the new workers. “Plans have been perfected by the state government for the recruitment of 8,000 workers into the Read More

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NAPTIP rescues 14,000 victims in 16 years

August 1, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Director-General of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), Julie Okah-Donli, Tuesday said the agency has since inception in 2003, secured 403 convictions, with over 14,000 victims rescued, rehabilitated and reintegrated back into their various communities. Ms Okah-Donli said this at a lecture organised by NAPTIP to commemorate the 2019 World Day against Human Trafficking. Read More

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Shocker! B/Haram ’ve more sophisticated equipment, sends drones to monitor troops – Zulum

August 1, 2019 Editorial IV 0

   Governor Babagana Umara Zulum of Borno has asserted that the counter insurgency operations against the  Boko Haram in Borno and Lake Chad Basin region  may not soon end as expected  being anticipated by people and government. The governor said the terrorists have  gone ahead to adopt the strategy of sending  drones to monitor and track down  the Nigerian military and the Multi-national Joint Task Force Read More

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Nasarawa: JUSUN suspends planned strike

August 1, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) has extended its 21-day ultimatum issued to the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) to compel the Chief Judge of Nasarawa State Justice Suleiman Dikko to resolve the issues that led to the nine months old industrial crisis in the state or face industrial action. The extension followed an intervention of the state Governor Read More

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Anambra: Okada ban in Awka, Onitsha one year after

August 1, 2019 Editor 0

On July 1, 2018, when the Anambra state government placed ban on driving of commercial motorcycle popularly referred to as Okada in Awka and Onitsha, there was mixed feelings and concern among the populace. While Awka is the capital of Anambra state, Onitsha is the commercial nerve centre. Some were unhappy that their major source of transportation would no longer be Read More

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Again, new housemates join BBNaija season 4

August 1, 2019 Editor 0

Two more housemates have been introduced to the 2019 Big Brother Naija reality show. The housemates are Enkay, a 25-year-old tailor and Joe, a creative director. This follows the previous introduction of two housemates actress Venita Akpofure and Elozonam. While the housemates were still wrapping their head around the twist another housemate was added. Enkay – “is the fourth new member of Read More

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Spurs beat Bayern Munich, win Audi Cup ahead new EPL, Bundesliga season

August 1, 2019 Editor 0

Tottenham finished pre-season with a penalty shootout win over Bayern Munich in the Audi Cup final after a 2-2 draw. Spurs led 2-0 as Erik Lamela slid in to convert Georges-Kevin Nkoudou’s low cross at the back post and Christian Eriksen drilled in a second for Spurs. But Bayern came back thanks to goals from teenagers Jann-Fiete Arp and Alphonso Read More