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BREAKING: Buhari suspends NBC DG Kawu

By Vincent Ikuomola, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the immediate suspension of Director General of...

Fire guts Obasanjo’s house in Abeokuta

Pandemonium and anxiety enveloped Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, as strange fire erupted in the...

Fire Guts Offices in Anambra Idemili South Local Government

Wild fire said to have emanated from a burning refuse bin close to Idemili South...

NUJ Members to Attend Agba Jalingo’s Court Proceeding

Alex Enumah in Abuja The National President of the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ), Mr Chris...

Nigerians in U.S. turn prayer warriors, ask God to intervene over Trump’s travel restrictions

Nigerian Americans have reacted with shock, some turn prayer warriors and some dismay and determination...

Gov. Ishaku signs N215.8Bn Taraba 2020 Appropriation Bill into law

Governor Darius Dickson Ishaku on Friday in Abuja, signed into law Taraba State’s 2020 Appropriation Bill of N215.8b. The figure represents an increase of...

Masari signs N244.8 bn 2020 budget into law

Gov. Aminu Masari of Katsina State on Thursday signed the state’s N244.8 billion 2020 budget into law. The budget, which was tagged “Budget of Reflection...

Lagos Assembly passes Lagos 2020 budget of N1.168trn

The Lagos House of Assembly has passed the year 2020 budget of N1.168 trillion. The passage followed the presentation of a report by the joint...

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GAIM 4 Draws: 12 Winners Emerge In Fidelity Bank’s Savings Promo

Twelve lucky customers have emerged millionaires in the fourth monthly and second bi-monthly draw of the Get Alert in Millions (GAIM) promo season...

Access Bank N15bn Green Bond sets for cross listing

The Access Bank’s proposed listing of its N15 billion Green Bond on the Luxembourg Stock Exchange (LuxSE) has created some excitement in the fixed...

Interswitch’s ₦23billion Bond to pay fixed interest rate of 15% for 7 years

E-payment giants, Interswitch have announced the listing of ₦23billion Bond on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), instead of its expected Initial Public Offering (IPO). The...

MTN Group says Nigeria, other markets boosted earnings growth

MTN Group said on Tuesday improved operational performance across the business coupled with the proceeds from asset sales delivered healthy profit growth in 2019. Headline...

Customer service: Access Bank ranked first in Ghana

The Ghana Customer Service Index (GCSI) has ranked Access Bank, Ghana, as the best company in customer service in Ghana’s banking industry. It said...

Supreme Court orders fresh hearing of aggrieved shareholders’ suit over Union Bank’s recapitalisation

By Eric Ikhilae, Abuja The Supreme Court has set aside the refusal of the Federal High Court, Lagos to hear a suit by...

Fidelity Bank appoints Isa Inuwa as Independent Non-executive Director

Lagos Nigeria: February 6, 2020: The Board of Directors of Fidelity Bank Plc has announced the appointment of Alhaji Isa Mohammed Inuwa as an...

The Big Read

Nigerians home and Abroad reacted widely with the recent news of United States President Donald John Trump reviewing a Homeland Security Department recommendation that at least some of the visa restrictions be expanded to include Tanzania, Belarus, Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar, Nigeria and Sudan, Bloomberg News reported. In Nigeria media scene, Newspapers, Bloggers and prospective travelers were littered with the news...
Donald Trump’s nationalism makes him amazingly easy to provoke into conflict Janan Ganesh Donald Trump is a deceptively conventional US president of the 21st century. Elected to unpick his nation’s entanglements in the Middle East, he has served to deepen and extend them. What most separates him from his immediate predecessors is his lack of an alibi....

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Despite US Travel Ban, Trump’s Popularity in Nigeria swells

Despite President Donald Trump’s ban on Nigerian immigration to the United States, he apparently remains popular among Nigerias. The Washington Post headline was “Trump...

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Visa restrictions for Nigeria

Government should do everything to ensure the ban is lifted In a typical replay of shutting the stable after the horse had bolted, Nigeria’s Minister...

The Hunchback In Chido Nwakanma’s Piece

By Oguwike Nwachuku On Thursday, February 6, 2020, Chido Benedict Nwakanma, one of Nigeria’s very active communications strategist and marketer with extensive media experience, set...

Femi Adesina: Raconteur of A Spurious Deep State Narrative

By David Dimas In a country where Nigerians are invariably losing their lives, livelihoods and right to free speech, many government officials are earning their...

GLOBAL ENTREPRENUERS

By Shirley Zhao Li’s charity also sourcing medical supplies globally Hong Kong tycoons, politicians give 1 billion yuan to help The charity of Hong Kong’s richest man donated HK$100 million ($13 million) to help Wuhan, the city at the epicenter of China’s coronavirus outbreak. The money from Li Ka Shing Foundation will be distributed via the Red Cross Society of China, according to...
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