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FG on track to lifting 100m Nigerians out of poverty in 10yrs ― Minister

Kindly Share This Story: Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Otunba Richard Adebayo By Victoria Ojeme – Abuja The Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Otunba Richard Adebayo has stated that the federal government is committed towards its goal of [...]

January 6, 2020 What the papers say

Navy arrests foreigners in crude oil siphoning sites in Lagos, Ogun

Kindly Share This Story: Nigerian Navy Ship  By Kingsley Omonobi – Abuja. Troops of the Nigerian Navy confronting pipeline vandals and oil thieves in the country have dismantled over 300 illegal crude oil siphoning g sites in Ogun and Lagos [...]

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CSOs welcome FG’s Visa-On-Arrival Policy, express concerns

Kindly Share This Story: By Gabriel Ewepu – Abuja As the Federal Government commences Visa-On-Arrival policy, Civil Society Organisations, CSOs, Monday, welcomed the policy but with concerns expressed. Speaking on the development the Convener, CDNDC, Ariyo-Dare Atoye, in a chat [...]

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Nigeria: Nation in dire need of salvation

Kindly Share This Story: By Agbonsuremi Augustine Okhiria NIGERIANS are so benevolent that  they will not lift a finger if they are all offered for sale by their leaders. They have had leaders over the years who have not gone [...]

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Woman throws rival, her infant inside well in Kano

Kindly Share This Story: By Bashir Bello – Kano A housewife identified as Hauwa Lawal has allegedly pushed her rival, Zuwaira Sani and her 18-month-old son into a well in Rurum village, Rano Local Government Area of Kano State. Zuwaira [...]

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Companies with less than N25m turnover will not pay income tax ― Finance Minister

Kindly Share This Story: Zainab Ahmed The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, has stated that Micro and Small (MSMEs) with a turnover of less than N25 million will be exempted from Compànies Income Tax (CIT) under the [...]

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Court remands pastor over alleged impersonation in Osun

Kindly Share This Story: An Osogbo Chief Magistrates’ Court in Osun, on Monday, remanded a 37-year-old pastor, Emmanuel Nwanosoke, in Ilesa Correctional Centre over alleged impersonation and breach of public peace. Nwanosoke is facing a two-count charge bordering on impersonation [...]

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Techpoint Awards 2020: Nominate your favourite startups, tech communities and companies

Techpoint Awards 2020 will focus on startups, tech communities and tech companies, operating in Nigeria, and active between January 2015 and January 2020. Nominations are now open to the public. But there is a deadline. Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 6, 2020 Technology Business & StartUps

Fire victims seek Akwa Ibom government assistance

Kindly Share This Story: Governor Emmanuel Udom, of Akwa Ibom state By Harris Emanuel – Uyo No fewer 2,500 victims of the fire incident which gutted Iwoukpom, a riverside community in Ibeno Council of Akwa Ibom State at the weekend [...]

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Smartphones will soon have longer-lasting batteries in 2020, but what’s the catch?

Battery capacity is a specification people consider when getting smart devices. Soon, phones would have lithium-sulfur batteries that can last much longer than lithium-ion batteries. Here is what else to expect. Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 6, 2020 Technology Business & StartUps

Uber driver docked for allegedly stealing employer’s N2m car

Kindly Share This Story: A 25-year-old Uber driver, Shuaibu Babatunde, who allegedly absconded with his employer’s Toyota Corolla, valued at N2 million on Monday appeared in a Yaba Magistrates’ Court in Lagos. The police charged Babatunde, who resides in Ikorodu [...]

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South Africa power shake-up looms as ailing Eskom welcomes new CEO

Kindly Share This Story: Eskom’s new chief executive took charge of the crisis-plagued utility on Monday, embarking sooner than planned on the mammoth task of fixing a national power deficit and restructuring debts that have hobbled South Africa’s economy. Andre [...]

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Imo boils as Ihedioha, suspended LG chairmen struggle over office

Kindly Share This Story: Gove Emeka Ihedioha of Imo State By Chinonso Alozie There is confusion in Imo state over the suspended local government chairmen by governor Emeka Ihedioha, who have taken back their offices. Vanguard gathered on Monday in [...]

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Buhari greets Amanyanabo of Kalabari at 90

Kindly Share This Story: By Omeiza Ajayi – Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with the “Natural Ruler of Kalabari Kingdom”, King Prof. T.J.T Princewill on the occasion of his 90th birthday on January 4. In a personally signed letter [...]

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Carragher slams Everton for ‘worst’ derby loss vs Liverpool in 35 years

Kindly Share This Story: Jamie Carragher thought Everton’s loss against Liverpool in the FA Cup third round was their “worst” defeat in a Merseyside derby for 35 years. Teenager Curtis Jones, at 18 years and 340 days, became the youngest [...]

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Anthony Joshua must come to terms with int’l boxing politics ⁠— Oboh

Kindly Share This Story: Anthony Joshua By Jacob Ajom Former British and Commonwealth Lightheavyweight champion, Peter Oboh has advised world heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua, to come to terms with international boxing politics and play along. Amidst the controversy surrounding the [...]

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Huge crowds in Iran for Soleimani’s funeral, daughter warns U.S. of ‘dark day’

Kindly Share This Story: Mourners gather to pay homage to top Iranian military commander Qasem Soleimani, after he was killed in a US strike in Baghdad, in the capital Tehran on January 6, 2019. (Photo by Atta KENARE / AFP) [...]

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How power can shift to South East ― Isa Funtua

Kindly Share This Story: Life Patron of Newspapers Proprietors Association of Nigerian, NPAN, Alhaji Smaila Isa Funtua, has said the Igbo must play inclusive politics if they are serious about producing the President of Nigeria. He also said the media [...]

January 6, 2020 What the papers say

Notore draws N13.32 billion facility from Afrexim Bank

Kindly Share This Story: By Babajide Komolafe NOTORE Chemical Industries Plc, has drawn down a N13.32 billion facility from the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) for a Turn-Around Maintenance (TAM) programme to achieve nameplate capacity of its plant in 2020. This [...]

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Economy: Sustained rise in PMIs suggest better economic growth – Cowry Asset

Kindly Share This Story: CBN COWRY Asset Management Limited has explained that the recently released Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) survey report by Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) showed faster expansions in both manufacturing and non-manufacturing businesses in December 2019 as [...]

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Harmonisation of exchange rates will happen in 2020 — United Captial

Kindly Share This Story: IN addition to projecting GDP growth rate of above 2.3 percent but Wale Olusi, Head of Research, United Capital Plc, averred that the expectation of naira devaluation will not materialise in 2020, but rather harmonisation of [...]

January 6, 2020 What the papers say

Derby boss hails Rooney impact in Palace win that sees VAR first

Kindly Share This Story: Derby County boss Phillip Cocu insists Wayne Rooney’s experience was vital in their 1-0 win over Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park. The Dutch manager believes Rooney’s “delivery” was superb as Chris Martin’s goal was enough to [...]

January 6, 2020 What the papers say

At least two rockets hit near US embassy in Baghdad ― Witnesses

Kindly Share This Story: Iraqi counter-terrorism forces stand guard in front of the US embassy in the capital Baghdad on January 2, 2020. PHOTO: AFP Two rockets hit near the US embassy in Iraq’s capital Sunday, witnesses told AFP, hours [...]

January 6, 2020 What the papers say

Egypt rules Coptic citizens governed by Christian law

Kindly Share This Story: Egypt’s Coptic Pope Tawadros II speaks from the historic al-Muharraq Monastery, February 5, 2013. PHOTO: AP An Egyptian court has ruled that Coptic citizens should be governed by Christian inheritance norms, including gender equality, a lawyer [...]

January 6, 2020 What the papers say

ISWAP kills four soldiers, wounds 11 in base attack

Kindly Share This Story: ISWAP fighters Machine-gun wielding jihadists killed four Nigerian soldiers and wounded 11 more during an attack on an army base in the northeast, military officials told AFP on Sunday. Fighters from the Islamic State West African [...]

January 6, 2020 What the papers say

Space images show ravaging Australia bushfires

Kindly Share This Story: The raging bushfires that have destroyed millions of acres of Australian land, killed “thousands of koalas” and perhaps as many as 500 million animals are so devastating they can be seen from space. The Regional and [...]

January 6, 2020 What the papers say