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Equity market sheds 1278.04 bp Stories

Transactions on the fl oor of Nigerian Stock Exchange last week closed in negative trend as investors sustaied profi t taking. Specifi cally, Market Capitalization depreciated of listed equities sheds N1.04 billion to N12.126 trillion from N13.166 trillion traded the ...

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Etim, Senate and defi ance of court order

In this report, VIVIAN OKEJEME looks at the controversy surrounding the refusal to swear in Bassey Etim as a Senator representing Akwa-Ibom North-East Senatorial District, after a Federal High Court declared him winner of the election for the seat in ...

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Court orders Permsec to forfeit N664m to FG

Justice Abdulaziz Anka of a Federal High Court, Lagos has ordered the interim forfeiture of N664 million recovered from a serving Permanent Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment, Dr Clement Illoh Onubuogo. Onubuogo allegedly converted the funds ...

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Man docked over human parts ‘possession’

Police have arraigned one Suleiman Babatunde of Eleran in Oloje area of Ilorin, Kwara State, before a Magistrate Court for allegedly exhuming human corpse and for unlawful possession of human parts. Babatunde was docked before Magistrate Bio Saliu for Criminal ...

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South-east govs felicitate with Buhari

South-east Governors Forum has welcomed President Muhammadu Buhari back to the country after his medical vacation in the United Kingdom. Chairman of the Forum and Ebonyi Governor, David Umahi, on behalf of the forum, thanked God for granting the president ...

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Ihedioha, Uzodinma and soul of Imo PDP

In this piece, CHIDIEBERE IWUOHA takes a critical look at the fi erce tussle over leadership of Imo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), between former Deputy Speaker House of Representatives, Chief Emeka Ihedioha and Senator Hope Uzodinma, ...

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Ganduje tasks UNIDO-ITPO on garment clusters

Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano state, has appealed to the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation’s Investment and Technology Promotion Offi ce, UNIDO-ITPO, to assist the state to actualise its garment clusters across the 44 local government areas of the ...

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Buhari, an African icon – Bello

Governor of Kogi state, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, has described President Muhammadu Buhari as “an African icon who is a nightmare to corruption.” Bello, who spoke in Lokoja through a statement signed by his Director-General on Media and Publicity, Kingsley Fanwo, ...

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