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Buhari orders probe of ex-heads of JAMB, NIMASA over poor remittances
President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday ordered an investigation of past heads of Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) and the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), over what it described as poor remittances.
Northern groups support military operation in South East
Some northerners have expressed support for the ongoing military operation in the south-east. But they cautioned against reprisal attacks on Igbo living in their region.
Flood disasters loom in Bayelsa, Anambra, Abia, Delta states
The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has raised the alarm over impending flood in Anambra, Abia, Delta and Bayelsa states.
Strike: Labour urges Nigerians to stockpile basic necessities
AHEAD of its planned nationwide strike expected to commence tomorrow, United Labour Congress of Nigeria, ULC, yesterday, in Lagos, urged Nigerians to stockpile foodstuff and other basic necessities that could last them during the duration of the strike as critical sectors of the economy would be affected by the action.
Abia govt extends curfew in Aba by one day
THE Abia State has extended the dusk to dawn (6pm to 6am) curfew imposed on Aba, the commercial city of the State by one day.
Naira depreciates to N360.2/$ in NAFEX
THE naira, yesterday, depreciated further to N360.2 per dollar in the Investors and Exporters (I&E) window.
Kanu backs out of talks with S’East govs, policeman killed
Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, on Wednesday, backed out of the planned talks between the secessionist group and the South-East Governors Forum.
Melaye appeals against judgment recall process
Senator Dino Melaye representing Kogi West Senatorial District on Wednesday filed before the Court of Appeal in Abuja an eight-ground notice of appeal challenging the judgment of the Federal High Court in Abuja which had on Tuesday given a nod to the commencement of the recall process initiated by some of his aggrieved constituents.
NNPC to shut refineries for maintenance
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation will soon shut down three of its four refineries, according to the Group Managing Director, Dr. Maikanti Baru, has said.
APC, PDP, ACF, Others Call for Calm, Restraint in S’East
Following the violent clashes this week between the military and members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in Abia and Rivers States, the All Progressives Congress (APC), Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), among others, have called for calm and admonished all parties to exercise restraint.
Court Freezes Zamfara State Accounts in 20 Banks
Justice Nnamdi Dimgba of the Federal High Court in Abuja has granted an order freezing the accounts of the Zamfara State Government in 20 banks in the suit No. FHC/ABJ/CS/728/17, which was filed by the Asset Management Corporation (AMCON) against the state government, Prostar Electric Company Limited and the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).
NNPC to Shut down Refineries for Rehabilitation, Inaugurates C’ttees
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has disclosed that it will shortly close down its refineries in Kaduna, Warri and Port Harcourt for comprehensive rehabilitation aimed at bringing them back to their nameplate production capacities.
Nigeria’s N506.72bn half-year trade surplus to boost naira stability
Nigeria recorded a trade surplus of N506.72 billion for the first six months of the year, latest figures from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) have shown.
Ghana raises minimum capital for banks to US$90m (N32.95bn)
Ghana’s Central Bank, the Bank of Ghana (BOG) has raised the minimum capital required for banks three-fold, to 400 million cedis ($90.2 million or N32.95 billion) as part of measures to ensure financial stability, its spokesman said on Tuesday.
Norway’s $1trillion Sovereign Wealth Fund holds lessons for Nigeria
Nigeria’s oil funds have accumulated about $3.96 billion, which is capable of paying for only 16 percent of the 2017 budget, while Norway’s oil fund, reached $1 trillion on Tuesday, capable of resolving the country’s budget in 37 years, even though it was created six years before Nigeria’s.