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Grief: NNPC announces death of ex-GMD, Baru, at 60

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has announced the passing on of Dr Maikanti Kachalla Baru, its immediate past Group Managing Director. Aged 60, Baru died late on Friday night iduring an illness. The Group Managing Director of NNPC, Malam Mele...

Fatal cutlass attack on boy: Judge to Pastor: You must die by hanging

  The Scriptural law of who kills with the sword must be killed with the sword is the fate of an enraged pastor, who killed a boy for hunting frogs at his fish pond in Ondo State. The convict, Kolawole Samson,...

COVID-19 : CBN reduces MPR from 13.5% to 12.5%

  In a bid to stimulate the economy post-COVID-19, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN)’S Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) has announced the reduction of its benchmark interest rate, the Monetary Policy Rate (MPR) to 12.5 percent from 13.5 percent. The Cash...

Pres. Buhari seeks NASS nod for fresh $5.5bn foreign loan

A request for a fresh external loan of $5.513 billion has been forwarded to the Nigerian House of Representatives for approval. President Muhammadu Buhari's letter to the lawmakers was read by the Speaker, Mr Femi Gbajabiamila, at the plenary on...

Ize-Iyamu emerges Edo factional APC consensus governorship, picks form at National Secretariat

    A faction of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has announced a former PDP governorship candidate in Edo State, Mr Osagie Ize-Iyamu, a pastor, as its ``consensus candidate’’ for the June 22 party primary. Ize-Iyamu, a loyalist of the APC National...

Children’s Day: UNICEF Nigeria names renown singer Cobhams Asuquo as National Ambassador

    By Ajuma Edwina Ogiri   In commemoration of World Children’s Day today, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Nigeria has announced the appointment of an internationally acclaimed, award-winning Nigerian musician, producer and songwriter, Cobhams Emmanuel Asuquo, as its National Ambassador. The appointment watermarks...

INEC mulls electronic voting as from 2021

  With effect from 2021, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it will introduce electronic voting in major elections. "We will pilot the use of Electronic Voting Machines at the earliest possible time (not Edo and Ondo), but work towards the...

Ill-fated Pakistani airlines claims at least 45 lives

No fewer than 45 passengers on board of a Pakistani airlines were feared dead as it crashed into a densely populated residential area near the Jinnah International Airport here on Friday moments before landing. The crash of flight PK 830391 with 91...

CBN May 2020 Monetary Policy Meeting Reschedules For May 28

  By Ajuma Edwina Ogiri The meeting of the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) for May 2020 earlier scheduled for May 25 has been fixed for May 28. The postponement followed the declaration of Monday and Tuesday...

Governors not pensionable, such earner-governors are cheats, says Imo Gov. Uzodinma

  history, my conscience ‘ll not forgive me if I did not repeal Governors' Pension Law disqualifies himself from pension after office   Piqued by the grand design to rip-off and rape the state’s treasury by former governors, speakers and deputies of the...

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