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2019: All eyes on Atiku for Yola declaration on Saturday

July 20, 2018     6:32 pm
After several months of consultations with critical stakeholders in Nigeria and members of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), former Vice Presiden ...
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Dangote urges FG’s action to check smuggling through Benin borders

Africa’s richest man and President of Dangote group, Aliko Dangote has urged federal government to intensify actions against dumping of goods on Nig ...
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Nigeria sells Yuan for first time as it deepens China ties

The Central Bank of Nigeria sold yuan for the first time as it looks to boost commerce between China and Africa’s biggest oil producer and reduce t ...
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Nigerian Stock Exchange lifts suspension in shares of Royal Exchange

The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) has notified investing public of lifting of suspension earlier placed in the shares of Royal Exchange Plc. In a mark ...



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Obasanjo still looking to actualize third term agenda, says Oshiomhole

Chairman of the All Progressive Congress, APC, Adams Oshiomhole, Friday described former President Olusegun Obasanjo as an insatiable politician who is still looking to actualize his pet dream of becoming Nigeria’s President for the third term. This is just as he declared that the party will go ahead with the planned congresses in Imo State…

Apapa gridlock: Task force lamentation blame game to no avail

Perhaps, the best of efforts to address the long years of chaos in Apapa was in 2012, when Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, then minister of finance and chairman of the Federal Government’s Economic Management team, alongside other federal ministers visited the area to personally assess the situation. The federal authorities upon the visit had liaised and agreed…

After consultations, Atiku declares for president on Saturday

After several months of consultations with critical stakeholders in Nigeria and members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar will on Saturday, 21 July, make a formal declaration to contest the 2019 presidential election under the PDP. A press release from the media office of the former Vice President noted that…...


Hakika Islamic: Military closing in on sect – Investigation

There are strong indications that the military is closing-in on leaders of a new violent sect, Hakika Islamic. BusinessDay gathered from highly-placed military sources, that the intelligence architecture of the Defence Headquarters, was being fully deployed against the budding extremist group, with a view to nipping its activities in the bud. The thinking in military…...


Buhari lampoons Northern Elders Forum

President Muhammadu Buhari Friday chided the pan northern group, the Northern Elders Forum (NEF) over the recent communiqué that berated the President’s handling of the current security challenges ravaging the country A statement sign by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, described the group as “ethnic and sectional…...


Blossom academy bridges gap between universities, data science careers

Today, data science has become the holy grail of employability skills. According to a McKinsey study, the demand in the United States will be 50 to 60 percent greater than supply by 2018. That translates to an estimated shortage of about 165,000 data professionals and 1.5 million managers and analysts. The Blossom Academy program provide…...


FG increases maternity leave for working mothers

The Federal Government has increased maternity leave for Nigerian women from three to four months. The Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, disclosed this at an ongoing International Labour Conference (ILC), in Geneva, Switzerland, a few weeks ago. The minister also told delegates that employers of labour in the public and private sectors…

Europe deports 29 Nigerians for various offences

Government of six European countries on Thursday deported 29 Nigerian men for committing various offences. Joseph Alabi, the spokesperson for Lagos Airport Police Command, confirmed the development to newsmen in Lagos. Alabi said the Nigerians were deported from Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, Germany, Norway and Lithuania. He said they arrived at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport…...


Dangote urges FG’s action to check smuggling through Benin borders

Africa’s richest man and President of Dangote group, Aliko Dangote has urged federal government to intensify actions against dumping of goods on Nigeria smuggled through the Republic of Benin. Dangote while speaking with State House Correspondents after attending the Industrial Policy and Competiveness Advisory Council ( Industrial Council) presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo,…...


Upbeat Boeing chief shrugs off trade war fears

Dennis Muilenburg believes this is one of the best possible times to be an aerospace and defence company. Markets may fret about how a Trump-triggered trade war could hurt Boeing, the iconic US aircraft manufacturer that he took over as chief executive in July 2015. But as he surveys the world from the vantage point…...


Apapa gridlock: Task force, lamentation, blame game no respite

Perhaps, the best of efforts to address the long years of chaos in Apapa was in 2012, when Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, then minister of finance and chairman of the Federal Government’s Economic Management team, alongside other federal ministers visited the area to personally assess the situation. The federal authorities upon the visit had liaised and agreed…...


Human trafficking: Edo’s initiatives attract Diaspora ambassador

Efforts by the Edo State governor, Godwin Obaseki, to rehabilitate and reintegrate victims of human trafficking and irregular migration have attracted support from indigenes of the state in the Diaspora, who are now committed to advancing the governor’s campaign and supporting the reintegration of returnees. Recall that Governor Obaseki few weeks ago was in Brussels,…...


Sabotaging Nigeria’s economy has consequences, Fashola warns ANED

Babatunde Fashola, minister of Power, Works and Housing has warned the Association of Nigerian Electricity Distribution Companies (ANED), a group that speaks for the DisCos that sabotaging the economy through poor power service delivery has dire consequences under Nigerian laws.   In a strongly worded press release sent to media houses including BusinessDay, Fashola took…...


Anambra to boost livestock agric production

Government of Anambra State has declared the state’s willingness to key into Federal Government’s Livestock Agricultural Production Project. Governor Willie Obiano made the declaration when a team from the Federal Ministry of Agriculture in partnership with World Bank paid a visit to the Government House, Awka on Thursday. The governor, who was represented by his…...


Edo engages communities on intra-state boundary dispute resolution

Following an earlier meeting between the governments of Edo and her sister state, Delta, chairman of the Edo State Boundary Committee and deputy governor of the state, Philip Shaibu, has held a meeting with representatives of some Edo communities to resolve the lingering disputes over boundaries. According to Shaibu, the Governor Godwin Obaseki-led administration is…...



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