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DMO lists N10.69bn FGN green bond on NSE

The Nigerian Stock Exchange on Friday announced the listing of the N10.69bn, five-year Federal Government Sovereign Green Bond at a coupon rate of 13.48 per cent on the bourse by the Debt Management Office. The Sovereign Green Bond is part of a strategic process by the Federal Government to add …

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CBN directs banks to bid for Chinese yuan

The Central Bank of Nigeria on Friday commenced its intervention in the sale of foreign exchange in the Chinese Yuan. This signalled the implementation of the Bilateral Currency Swap Agreement signed by the CBN with the People’s Bank of China on April 27, 2018. The apex bank explained in a …

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Fashola lambasts power firms for sabotaging economy

The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, on Friday lambasted the Association of Electricity Distributors and condemned its recent reaction to his directives to the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, the Bureau of Public Enterprises and Nigeria Bulk Electricity Trading Company. Fashola, who called the association’s spokesperson an interloper, …

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Revenue allocation: Finally, FG, states, LGs share N668.8bn

After weeks of horse-trading over revenue underpayment by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, the three tiers of government have finally received the sum of N668.8bn as allocation for the month of May. The Director of Information, Federal Ministry of Finance, Mr Hassan Dodo, confirmed the release of the fund in …

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Free yourselves from ‘the other room’, OBJ tells women

Former president Olusegun Obasanjo on Friday in Ibadan charged Nigerian women to fight for their political and economic relevance instead of accepting to be confined to the other room. Obasanjo spoke on the topic, ‘My understanding of women aspiration in business and politics’ at an event organised by Initiative for …

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Police seal off Delta APC secretariat

The secretariat of the Delta State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Asaba was, on Friday, sealed by the police following attempts by the Jones Erue-led faction to re-inaugurate parallel state executive committee. Erue, who enjoys the backing of Sen. Ovie Omo-Agege, had last month, inaugurated his executive …

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Asaba church of kidnappers

Among those still being hunted is the church’s General Overseer, Pastor Sunday Ekezie, allegedly the mastermind of the abduction. Those arrested included his girlfriend, Victoria Nwabuzor, 40, and his sidechick, Ogochukwu Onyenache, 30. The kidnap gang––all of whom are members of the congregation of Royal Life Assembly Church––are currently on …

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2019: Atiku may declare interest in Presidency Saturday

All is now set for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)’s mega rally in Adamawa State as stakeholders within the PDP household nationwide, will converge in Yola, the state capital, on Saturday, for what is expected to be the formal declaration of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar  to run for president …

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Prof. Umar – Herdsmen free to graze anywhere in Nigeria

Sometime ago, Umar Labdo Muhammad, a Professor of Islamic Political Thoughts at Yusuf Maitama Sule University, Kano, came under fire for his view that Benue State belongs to the Fulani by conquest. In this interview, he insisted on his earlier position on the contentious issue even as he made another …

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Oyetola -” I accept the verdict as APC flag bearer”

Alhaji Gboyega Oyetola, the winner of the Osun All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship primary said that he has accepted to be party’s flag bearer for Sept. 22 election. Oyetola, while reading his acceptance to newsmen at about 11:30 pm , shortly after he was declared winner of the primary on …

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Fire razes Popular Terminus Market

Jos-The popular Terminus market that was previous destroyed in some years back by an alleged bomb explosion from Boko Haram terrorist has again been razzed down by Fire on Saturday. Reports have it that the fire started on Friday night and burnt several warehouses and turned many goods to ashes. …

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Police – Why we arrested Borno guber aspirant at Atiku‘s event

The Borno State Police Command on Friday said it arrested a governorship aspirant in Borno State, Alhaji Grema Terrab, over allegations of murder and inciting disturbances. THE LEADING POST had reported that Terrab was apprehended on Tuesday by SARS personnel at an event attended by former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar. However, …

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Osinbajo inaugurates BUA’s $350m Kalabaina Cement Plant

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo on Tuesday Commissioned BUA Group’s 1.5million metric tonnes Kalabaina Cement Plant in Sokoto State which gulped $350 million to build. Speaking at the commissioning of the new cement plant which on full utilization will provide at least 2,000 direct and 10,000 indirect job opportunities, Osinbajo called on …

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R-APC chairman, Galadima – Masari and Oshiomhole are responsible if anything happens to me – R-APC chairman, Galadima

Chairman of the Reformed All Progressives Congress (R-APC), Buba Galadima, has asked Nigerians to hold the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole and their National Welfare Officer, Ibrahim Masari, responsible if anything happens to him. In an interview with Vanguard, Galadima claimed Oshiomhole is an “usurper”, …

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Arsenal forward set to quit as Bundesliga club make approach

EXCLUSIVE By Pete O’Rourke Arsenal forward Stephy Mavididi is set to quit the club this summer amid interest from a number of clubs at home and abroad, Football Insider sources understands. Mavididi is highly-regarded at Arsenal having come through the ranks at the club, but he has yet to break …

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Mails: Can Liverpool handle weight of expectation?

Title expected for Liverpool Alisson, Fabinho, Keita, Shaqiri and potentially Fekir, Klopp now has filled all the holes in his squad that were needed to be filled, now it is simple, they should be expected to win the title this season, with that squad and if Salah/Firmino keep up their …

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Liverpool move on but what about Loris Karius?

Redemption arcs will be part of sport for eternity. Something bad happens, something good erases it. It’s a cycle which has been neatened by Hollywood, certainly, but it remains broadly relevant in the real world. If you make a mistake at work, just try harder tomorrow and nobody will remember …

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Why I declare for reelection early – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday said he declared his intention to contest the 2019 Presidential Election early in order to douse rising speculations in the country. Buhari also said the decision would give the All Progressives Congress (APC) enough time to prepare for the polls.The president offered this explanation when …

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Donald Duke takes presidential campaign to church

2019 presidential hopeful Donald Duke, Thursday, took his campaign to the international Headquarter of Deeper Life Bible Church, Gbagada, Lagos. Donald Duke, a former governor of Cross River State was a surprise guest at the weekly Revival and Evangelism Hour programme where Christian faithful’s gather to get biblical teachings. Duke, …

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Miyetti-Allah: Members to stop grazing animals in Plateau varsity

Members of Miyetti-Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) on Friday agreed to stop grazing their animals in the premises of Plateau State University (PLASU) Bokkos. The association gave the pledge during a meeting it held with Operation Safe Haven, Bokkos Command and the Management of Plateau State University. Present …

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