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IMF presses Nigeria to devalue naira currency

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is pressing Nigeria to further devalue its naira currency amid uncertainty over the political and economic outlook for Africa’s biggest oil producer and economy. Analysts said there is disappointment that President Muhammadu Buhari’s long-awaited Cabinet list, five months in the making and still not finalized, …

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91 companies tender bid for NNPC Coastal, Bunkering Vessels Service contract; as Kachikwu reaffirms commitment to transparency

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Thursday, embarked on the public harvesting of technical bids submitted by a total of 91 companies consisting largely of indigenous vessel owners vying to secure contract for the provision of Coastal and Bunkering Vessel Services for the operations of the Pipelines and Products Marketing …

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I was not posted to Bayelsa on ‘political factor’ – New police commissioner explains

NEDU MARK, Yenagoa Ahead of the 2016 governorship elections in the state, the Bayelsa Police Command, Thursday, pledged to combat all forms crime and criminality in the state. This is even as the newly-deployed police commissioner in the state distanced himself from political factors in his deployment. The police command also …

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Finally, Amaechi gets senate’s nod; as Saraki moves ministerial nominees’ screening to Tuesday

After three postponements, the former governor of Rivers State, Chibuike Amaechi, eventually took his turn to be screened at the floor of the Nigerian Senate, Thursday, along with four other ministerial nominees. This is as the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, adjourned till Tuesday, October 27, for further screening of ministerial …

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Ex-Gov. Lamido: EFCC presents 4 witnesses

The trial of Alhaji Sule Lamido, former Jigawa State governor, who is being prosecuted on a 27-count charge alongside his two sons Aminu Sule Lamido and Mustapha Sule Lamido and two others by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, began on Wednesday, October 21, 2015 before Justice Adeniyi Ademola …

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President Buhari applauds Akintola Williams for ‘ceaseless’ contributions to national development

On the occasion of this year’s Akintola Williams Distinguished Lecture Series, President Muhammadu Buhari has applauded doyen of the accounting profession in Nigeria, Mr. Akintola Williams, in whose honour the annual lectures were established. President Buhari commended the continuing contributions of Mr. Williams to national progress and development, even at …

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