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November, 2017

  • 22 November

    Fulness Sax excites fans at AAUA concert

    Leading female saxophonist, Tolu Adeniyan , a.k.a  Fulness Sax left fans dumbfounded with her brilliant performance at a life changing concert held at the  Adekunle  Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko (AAUA) in Ondo state. The young star who took the stage by storm performed various inspiring songs which the fans sang along …

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  • 22 November

    CBN’s MPC retains MPR at 14.0 per cent; CRR at 22.5 per cent; Liquidity Ratio at 30.0 per cent; Experts differ on retention of interest rate

    CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA COMMUNIQUÉ NO 116 OF THE MONETARY POLICY COMMITTEE MEETING OF MONDAY 20th AND TUESDAY 21st NOVEMBER, 2017   Background The Monetary Policy Committee met on the 20th and 21st of November, 2017 against the backdrop of a relatively optimistic global economic outlook. The Committee reviewed key …

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  • 22 November

    Navy promotes 78 senior officers

      By Yahaya Isah  The Nigerian Navy (NN) says its Board has approved the promotion of 78 senior officers. The Acting Director of Information, Naval Headquarters, Navy Capt. Suleman Dahun, disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja. According to Dahun, the breakdown shows 18 Commodores were promoted to …

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  • 22 November

    Diabetes: Commissioner cautions pregnant women on diet

     By Stanley Nwanosike  Enugu State Commissioner for Health, Dr Fintan Ekochin, has advised Nigerians, especially pregnant women to be cautious of their diet to prevent developing diabetes. Ekochin gave the advice during a seminar to mark the 2017 World Diabetes Day at the Enugu State University of Science and Technology …

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  • 22 November

    Senate urges FG to immortalise Ekwueme

      By Naomi Sharang  The Senate on Tuesday called on the Federal Government to immortalise the late former Vice President, Dr Alex Ekwueme, by naming the Federal Polytechnic, Oko, or other key federal institution or assets after him. This was sequel to a motion on “The Passing on of Former …

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  • 22 November

    JAMB postpones sale of 2018 application documents

    By Veronica Dariya   The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) on Tuesday said it has postponed the sale of its 2018 application forms for intending candidates. The Board disclosed this in a statement, signed by its Head of Media, Dr Fabian Benjamin and made available to the News Agency …

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  • 22 November

    Nigeria, Japan sign N642m grant to assist FG’s economic development efforts

      By Cecilia Ologunagba  Nigeria and Japan on Tuesday signed a N642 million grant to assist the Federal Government’s economic efforts. The amount would be provided by the Government of Japan. The Minister of Budget and National Planning, Sen. Udoma Udo Udoma said this in a statement signed by his …

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  • 22 November

    UK Govt trains EFCC operatives …As Magu preaches obedience to school pupils

    Ibrahim Magu, Acting Chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has expressed his gratitude to the Government of the United Kingdom, UK, for the continued support in the fight to eradicate corruption and all forms of economic and financial crimes in Nigeria. Magu spoke through the Head of Digital Forensic …

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  • 22 November

    ABUCOOP MICROFINANCE BANK VISITS SA MEDIA

    The Management of ABUCOOP Microfinance Bank, owned by staff of NNPC, paid a courtesy call on Tuesday, November 21, 2017, to Mr Femi Adesina, S.A Media to President Muhammadu Buhari, at State House, Abuja. The visiting team was led by Mr Jegede Olajide, MD/CEO, accompanied by Mr Uwah Emerson, and …

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  • 22 November

    Death of Dr Alex Ekwueme, a great loss to Nigeria–Gov. Bello

      By Rita Iliya Gov Abubakar Bello of Niger on Tuesday described the death of former vice-president,Dr Alex Ekwueme, as a great loss to the country. He also described the deceased as an exceptional leader who played politics without bitterness. A statement by Malam Jibrin Ndace, the press Secretary to …

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  • 22 November

    NEMA confirms 23 deaths from Mubi bomb blast

      The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has confirmed the death of 23 persons after a bomb blast in the early hours of Monday November 21, 2017 in Mubi, Adamawa State. Sequel to the report of the bomb blast that occurred at Anguwar Madina in Mubi North LGA, officials of …

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  • 22 November

    Importers frustrating FG’s tomato policy, say stakeholders

    By Itohan Abara-Laserian  Stakeholders in the agriculture sector say Nigeria is yet to feel the impact of the tomato policy six months after it was put in place by the Federal Government.The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the stakeholders told participants at Agra Innovate West Africa forum on …

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  • 21 November

    Tambuwal flags of ICT training for 23,000 Sokoto civil servants

    Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal Tuesday flagged off special computer appreciation training for 23,361 civil servants in Sokoto state. The program, the largest of its kind in the public sector in the country, will see to the training of 23,361 workers in computer appreciation and other aspects of information and communication …

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  • 21 November

    SPDC JV’s Afam VI power plant secures licence for another 10 years

     The Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Commission has renewed the power generation licence for Afam VI Power Plant, a 650MW-capacity facility that has delivered over 25.97 million Megawatt-hour (MWh) of electricity into the Nigerian grid since inception in 2008. Afam VI is owned by The Shell Petroleum Development Company Joint Venture (SPDC …

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  • 21 November

    Mubi mosque suicide attack cruel, says President Buhari; Receives Gnassingbe, President of Republic of Togo

      President Muhammadu Buhari has described the early Tuesday morning suicide bomb blast in a mosque in Mubi, Adamawa State as “very cruel and dastardly.” A statement by Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President (Media & Publicity), said that while commiserating with families of the several victims, government …

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