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CBN presents N999m building to CRUTECH

Mudiaga Affe, Calabar The Central Bank of Nigeria on Friday handed over a multi-million naira administrative building to the Cross River University of Technology as part of its intervention in the institution. Governor of CBN, Mr. Godwin Emefiele, said during the handover ceremony that the building was worth N999m. Emefiele, who was represented by a […] The post CBN presents N999m building to ...
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UK Court to Deliver Ruling on Shell, Niger Delta Communities’ Feud

Ejiofor Alike A United Kingdom High Court will on Thursday rule on whether two Niger Delta communities whose environment and means of livelihood were destroyed by oil spills can have their claims against Shell heard in the UK. The case, according to a statement by the Amnesty International, could set a precedent for holding other […]
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Defection: Concerns Mount over Nnamani’s Electoral Reform Job

 APC: defection good for us Let him resign, says PDP chieftain Onyebuchi Ezigbo in Abuja The decision of the former Senate President, Senator Ken Nnamani, to formally join the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has elicited public reactions over a possible clash of interests on his position as the Chairman of the Electoral Reform Committee. […]
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NLA wants improved funding for libraries

Olufemi Atoyebi, Ibadan The Chairman of the Nigeria Library Association, Oyo State branch, Dr. Olatunji Olaojo, has called on government at all levels to provide adequate funding for public and tertiary institutions’ libraries, while also urging students in the institutions to make use of libraries because of their roles in cognitive development and learning. Olaojo […] The post NLA wants improved ...
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Keshia Knight Pulliam welcomes daughter, Ella Grace

Actress Keshia Knight Pulliam, who played the youngest child, Rudy Huxtable in the Cosby show, has given birth to a baby girl. The actress who was married for 7 months to former NFL player Ed Hartwell made the announcement on Instagram. She wrote: Ella Grace has arrived!!! Congratulations to her! The couple got married on Jan. 1, 2016, on July 17th, Keisha announced she was pregnant, 8
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‘We’ve produced 109 First Class graduates in six years’

Peter Dada, Akure The Vice Chancellor of the Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Ikeji Arakeji, Osun State, Prof. Sola Fajana disclosed that no fewer than 109 students of the university graduated with First Class in various academic programmes from 2010 to 2017 academic years. The don also stated that a total of 4,729 students have graduated […] The post ‘We’ve produced 109 First Class graduates ...
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Bond issuance slumps to six-year low

Oyetunji Abioye with agency report Sovereign bond issuance by African nations including Nigeria plunged to its lowest level since 2010 as buyers pushed up yields and proposed new borrowing plans. Stripping out South Africa, sub-Saharan nations managed to get only one hard-currency bond last year, Financial Times reported. Even that, a five-year $750m bond issued […] The post Bond issuance slumps ...
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Garba Shehu, hide your head in shame over your comment on Southern Kaduna killings- PDP

This is a press statement released and signed by Prince Dayo Adeyeye, the National Publicity Secretary of People's Democratic Party (PDP). We condemn in totality the statement credited to the Senior Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity (SSA), Garba Shehu, on Channels Television today, Monday, January 23, 2017 wherein he shamelessly alledged that the killings in Southern
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Health sector vital to economic growth – Sterling Bank

Sterling Bank Plc says the nation’s health sector is vital to economic growth and development. The lender also said its foray into the health sector was hinged on the need for public- private collaboration for adequate repositioning of the sector. This necessitated its sponsorship of the 2016 edition of the Nigerian Service Delivery Innovation Challenge […] The post Health sector vital to economic ...
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Ecobank, Microsoft to drive Africa’s digital transformation

Ecobank Transnational Incorporated and Microsoft on Monday signed a Memorandum of Understanding to complement African governments’ efforts to modernise and raise the standards of the continent’s major cities through state-of-the-art digital solutions. The MoU will see the modernisation of sectors that will have the most immediate and significant impact for African countries, according to a [… ...
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Winners emerge in Skye Bank’s reward promo

Skye Bank Plc says it is set to make more millionaires out of Nigerians in its repackaged ‘Reach for the Skye Millionaire promo’. In a statement on Monday, the lender said the Season 2 edition of the promo was designed to deliver more benefits to the public compared to Season 1 of the scheme. Skye […] The post Winners emerge in Skye Bank’s reward promo appeared first on Punch Newspapers.
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Boko Haram: US Security Chiefs Visit Nigeria

Paul Obi in Abuja As Nigeria intensifies efforts at crushing Boko Haram terrorists in the North-east, top United States security chiefs yesterday visited Nigeria to lend support to the fight against the terrorists. US Director of Defence Intelligence Agency, Lt Gen Vincent Stewart, who led the delegation, commended the resilience of the Nigerian Armed Forces […]
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Private Sector Operators Ask FG to Include them in ‘Ease of Doing Business’ Committee

 No going back on closure of Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport Tobi Soniyi in Abuja The President of the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), Chief Nike Akande, monday called on the federal government to include members of the Organised Private Sector in the Ease of Doing Business Committee it recently constituted. Akande, a former Minister […]
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FG can earn $20bn from assets sale – Peterside

Oyetunji Abioye The Chairman, Stanbic IBTC Holdings Plc, Mr. Atedo Peterside, has said the Federal Government must consider the urgent sale of some critical national assets as a way of getting out of the present recession, adding that the nation can earn between $15bn and $20bn from the sale. Peterside, who is also the Chairman […] The post FG can earn $20bn from assets sale – Peterside appeared ...
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NAICOM plans special audit of insurance firms

Nike Popoola and Ifeanyi Onuba Worried by the impact of the current economic crisis on the balance sheet of insurance companies, the National Insurance Commission on Monday unveiled plans to carry out a verification exercise of the capital requirements of all such firms operating in the country. The move was confirmed by a circular dated […] The post NAICOM plans special audit of insurance firms ...
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Kidnappers of Turkish School Students, Staff Attribute Delay in Exchange to Police Presence

 Police arrest foodstuff supplier Chiemelie Ezeobi and Sheriff Balogun The kidnappers who are behind the abduction of three female students and six members of staff of Nigeria Tulip International College (NTIC), Ogun State, have attributed the delay in the ransom for exchange on the suffocating presence of the police. The kidnappers are however merely re-echoing […]
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