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Ishaku flags off the distribution of free treated mosquito nets

By our correspondent in Taraba At last the much expected distribution of free treated mosquito...

Group frets TSPHCDA with awards

By our corresponds in Taraba Activities at the Taraba State Primary Health Care Development Agency...

BREAKING: Pinnick Impeached As CAF First Vice President

President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Mr Amaju Pinnick, has been impeached as 1st...

Governor Umahi swears in 29-year-old photographer as media aide

The Ebonyi State Governor David Nweze Umahi has sworn in a 29-year-old photographer, Francis Nwaze,...

Court To Hear Nigeria’s Shiite Leader El-Zakzaky’s Application For Medical Trip To India Thursday

Ibrahim El-Zazaky the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, has applied for a court...

El-Rufai Submits N81bn Supplementary Budget

Nasir El-Rufai, the Governor of Kaduna State, has submitted N81bn supplementary budget to the state House of Assembly for ratification. The house was...

Sanwo-Olu signs N873 billion Lagos 2019 budget into law

...Promises Speedy Implementation Lagos State governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Monday signed into law the 2019 Appropriation Bill. The bill with a total budget of...

Nigeria’s 2019 Budget has a funding gap of N102.83 bn —...

Says GDP is expected to grow at 3.01 per cent, while the inflation rate is expected to be 9.98 per cent. Sen. Udoma Udo...

PRIVATE EQUITY FUND NEWS

Nigerian-based payment firm Interswitch Hires JPMorgan, Citigroup for 2019 IPO

Citigroup and Standard Bank are also working on the share sale Listing could value Helios’s Interswitch at...

Japan’s Ohara Pharmaceutical acquires Nigeria’s Fidson Healthcare

Nigerian pharmaceutical company, Fidson Healthcare Plc said it has sold more equity stakes in the company to Ohara Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. Ohara is a Japanese...

Cadbury Nigeria’s half year revenue grows by 11%

Cadbury Nigeria Plc has released its Un-audited Interim Financial Information for the Half Year Ended June 30, 2019. The company reported 11% growth in...

Nigeria’s Fidelity Bank eyes up to 50 bln naira debt sale before Q2

Nigeria’s Fidelity Bank aims to sell up to 50 billion naira ($163.2 million) in Tier II debt before the second quarter of next year...

Canal+ will use Nollywood studio ROK to connect African audiences around the world –...

French television company Canal+ has acquired the ROK film studio from VOD company IROKOtv for an undisclosed amount. Founded by Jason Njoku in 2010 —...

Non-Oil Exports: Fidelity Bank, NEPC, LBS Trains 100 MSMEs In Kano

· Set To Unlock Potentials of Northern Export Market Fidelity Bank Plc, top Nigerian lender is training...

GTBank Named Best Bank in Africa at Euromoney Awards

…Also emerges Best Bank in Nigeria for a record 9th time Guaranty Trust Bank Foremost African financial institution, Guaranty Trust Bank Plc, has been...

The Big Read

Boureima Balima NIAMEY (Reuters) - African leaders met on Sunday to launch a continental free-trade zone that if successful would unite 1.3 billion people, create a $3.4 trillion economic bloc and usher in a new era of development. After four years of talks, an agreement to form a 55-nation trade bloc was reached in March, paving the way for Sunday’s African...
By Louise Dewast BBC Africa, Dakar Fifteen countries in West Africa have agreed to adopt a single currency next year called the eco. Experts are divided on the impact it would have on the region's economy, especially in the eight member states which use CFA franc - which is backed by France. Negotiations for the joint currency have been...

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My Lord, Chief Justice Ibrahim Tanko You Gaffed Authoritatively! By Fredrick Nwabufo

The supreme court is an “ecclesiastical order’’; it sits on high looking down on the ''lowly''. It dispenses in inexorable ‘’justice’’; justice not because...

The Bare-Faced Lies, Fallacies Against Osinbajo By Oritsewunmi Adolor

I started following Vice President Osinbajo closely in my last year in university before I returned home in 2016. His speech at the 50th...

Governor Seyi Makinde’s N48 Billion-Asset Agbana Can’t Touch! By Abiodun Ladepo

Forty-eight billion naira! That’s a heck of a lot of money! That’s how much Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State is worth. That’s novel....

GLOBAL ENTREPRENUERS

By Benjamin Stupples Danjuma’s family office has holdings from California to London Ex-Nigerian army officer became wealthy selling oil rights The Kings Arms Hotel is a 300-year-old inn next to London’s Hampton Court Palace, once the home of Henry VIII. It’s poised to open soon after refurbishment, with rooms costing about 250 pounds ($318)...
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