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For today, May 5 2016:


‘How Nigeria can end malaria’
Nigeria’s Minister of Health, Prof, Isaac Adewole, has expressed strong optimism that Nigeria is on path to eradicating the scourge of malaria in the country. READ MORE

Government targets three years for self-reliance in fuel supply
A Three-Year target to achieve self-sufficiency in refined petroleum products was among 34 priority projects the Federal Executive Council (FEC) formally unveiled yesterday. READ MORE

Funding, TSA send tempers rising in varsities, staff schools
The sight of pupils of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) Staff School, their teachers and parents, some of whom are lecturers at the OAU, protesting in the early hours of Tuesday May 3, 2016, is indicative of the fact that all is not well with the school, and by extension the university community. READ MORE


Buhari advises states to do background checks on foreign partners
Kaduna—President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday cautioned state governments and the private sector against engaging foreign partners without conducting proper background checks. READ MORE

Senate okays death penalty for kidnappers
ABUJA – THE Senate, yesterday, agreed to begin a process for the enactment of a law that would prescribe capital punishment for kidnappers across the country. READ MORE

Buhari, Saraki, Dogara, APC leaders in closed door meeting in Villa
ABUJA – President Muhammadu Buhari is currently meeting behind closed doors with some leaders of the All Progressives Congress, APC, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. READ MORE


N2.5b ‘fraud’: Udenwa, Fani-Kayode in trouble
Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) detectives yesterday arrested former Imo State Governor Achike Udenwa over the disbursement of a huge sum of money during the 2015 presidential election. READ MORE

Why Buhari’s visit to China is the best of his trips
President Mohammadu Buhari (PMB) paid his first visit to China as President of Nigeria on Sunday, 10th April, 2016. It was a 4-Day State Visit aimed at enhancing bilateral relationship with China and securing the support of the Chinese for Nigeria’s development agenda. For this purpose, PMB led a high-level delegation to China. READ MORE

How N498.2m was disbursed, by EFCC witness

An Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) witness, Mrs. Olamide Odusanya, yesterday testified that ex-Nigeria Maritime and Safety Agency’s (NIMASA’s) Director-General Patrick Akpobolokemi approved N498,200,000, which was paid into various accounts. READ MORE


2016 budget won’t scratch surface of Nigeria’s major economic pains
Nigeria’s 2016 budget which when signed into law is supposed to help the country spend its way out of an economic slump is increasingly being touted as the miracle cure for all for ills facing Africa’s largest economy. Look a little bit closer and there are enough structural impediments to growth in Nigeria’s N100 trillion… READ MORE

How Nigeria can raise crude, gas production to 3mbd, 10scf in 4yrs – stakeholders
Stakeholders in Nigeria’s oil and gas industry say that  given certain conditions, the country can attain the production of  three million barrels per day of  crude oil and 10 billion standard cubic feet of gas by 2020. The conditions are the reduction of contracting circle,  using the Nigeria LNG model for the joint ventures(JV), funding… READ MORE

First Bank’s fundamentals remain strong despite challenging year
Nigeria’s largest bank by assets, FBN Holdings Plc, is a solid profits generating lender despite the challenging year that 2015 was. First Bank’s strong fundamentals arise from its dominant position in Nigeria that allows it to mobilise cheap deposits, and numerous channels from which it can generate profits. A glimpse of this underlying strength was… READ MORE

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