Friday Ekeoba

Police kill 2 kidnapers, recover N1.1m ransom in Niger

Olabode Adaramola Nemesis has caught up with some notorious   kidnappers in Niger state , following the killings of two members of the gang  by the police  during a gun duel with the hoodlums in Rafi Local Government Area of the state. Also recovered rexocered from the gangsters was the sum of N1.1million, out of the N2million ransom said to have …

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Niger Boat mishap: 12 bodies recovered

FILE PHOTO: A capsized vessel used to illustrate the story [Photo: Al Jazeera]

Olabide Adaramola Twelve bodies, among them 10 females and an eight year old boy from the scene of Saturday’s commercial boat accident in river Shiroro, in Munya local government area of Niger state, have been recovered. The bodies of the victims  were recovered with the help of  combined efforts of the marine police stationed at Shiroro dam and some local divers …

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Dangote Foundation, GBCHealth, join forces to build Coalition on Health

Dangote Foundation logo

Dangote Foundation and GBCHealth have joined forces to forge a new model of partnership, African Business Coalition on Health (GBCHealth) in Africa. Chairman of Dangote Foundation, Aliko Dangote, shared plans to build an African Business Coalition on Health (ABCHealth), during the Bloomberg Global Business Forum, he was co-hosting, and which took place alongside the United Nations General Assembly this week in New York. …

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Expanding Capital Market Operations Via Regulatory, Statutory Disclosure Training at the Exchange

Photo Caption: From  Left: Bonaventure Onwuji, Listing Compliance Manager, The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE); Godstime Iwenekhai, Acting Head, Listings Regulation Department, NSE; Tinuade Awe, General Counsel, Head of Regulation, NSE; Agnes Lutukai, Head of Department, Professional Practice, West Africa KPMG Professional Service; Chineme Nwigbo, Senior Manager, Department of Professional Practice, West Africa KPMG Professional Services; Williams Erimona, Senior Manager, Department …

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Make your research relevant to national development, Udoma charges NISER

Senator Udo Udoma

The Nigerian Institute for Social and Economic Research (NISER) has been charged to consistently generate credible knowledge through quality research, specialized training and consultancy services to aid national development. Advertisement Minister of Budget and National Planning, Senator Udoma Udo Udoma, who gave the charge at a retreat organized by the institute, in Ogere, Ogun State on Monday, said it must …

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The Murtala Mohammed Airport has been certified by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) in line with the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) and Nigeria Civil Aviation Regulations (NCARs). At the NCAA Conference Room, the Director General, Capt. Muhtar Usman presented the Certificate with no. NCAA/ARD/AC/001 to the Managing Director of the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Engr. Saleh …

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NIRSAL, Stanbic sign N50 billion agric financing deal

Aliyu Abdulhameed NIRSAL MD

The Nigeria Incentive-Based Risk Sharing System for Agricultural Lending has entered into a N50 billion agriculture financing partnership with Stanbic IBTC Bank for the 2017 and 2018 dry and wet seasons. A Memorandum of Understanding was signed in Abuja by the Managing Director, NIRSAL, Aliyu Abdulhameed, and his Stanbic IBTC Bank counterpart, Dr. Ademola Shogunle. Under the terms of the …

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Fashola constitutes committee on physical planning commission

Babatunde Fashola

The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, has constituted a committee to study the provisions of the law, with the aim of setting up an urban and regional planning commission at the federal level, the President, Town Planners Registration Council, Prof. Lai Egunjobi, has said. Egunjobi, who made this known at the 2017 Annual General Meeting of …

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BoI releases N24 billion to industrialists in Kano

MD BOI, Olukayode Pitan

The Managing Director, Bank of Industry, Mr. Olukayode Pitan, says the bank has provided a total of N24 billion to industrialists in Kano State. He gave the figure on Sunday in Abuja during a meeting with the Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje. He stated that that the bank through the disbursement of the funds had generated about 96,000 direct and …

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IPOB ban is unconstitutional, says Saraki

IPOB procession

Senate President Bukola Saraki says the categorisation of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) as a terrorist organisation by the defence headquarters and proscription of the group by south-east governors did not follow due process. The military and governors from the south-east moved against IPOB on Friday. In a statement on Monday, Saraki said due processes must be followed in …

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