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For today, Monday, April 20, 2015:


APC NEC to ratify zoning of National Assembly posts this week

The National Executive Committee of the All Peoples Congress will meet this week to ratify the zoning of key posts in the National Assembly.

Chukwumerije dies of cancer at 75

The former Minister of Information died on the evening of Sunday, April 19, at the Turkish Hospital in Abuja. READ MORE…

Local underwriters insure NNPC for N14.6bn

Mutual Benefits Assurance Plc, is the principal underwriter for the risk of the corporation for the second year running after its initial contract was automatically renewed. READ MORE…

Pesticide responsible for Ondo deaths

Mutual Benefits Assurance Plc, is the principal underwriter for the risk of the corporation for the second year running after its initial contract was automatically renewed. READ MORE…

Polls: PDP state chairmen to meet Mu’azu Wednesday

The chairmen of the Peoples Democratic Party from across the 36 states of the federation will meet with the National Chairman of the party, Alhaji Adamu Mu’azu, on Wednesday, April 22, 2015.

South Africa attacks: Nigerians lose N21M, says envoy

The property lost by Nigerians includes looted shops, burnt shops, two burnt mechanic workshops, 11 burnt cars and two stolen cars, among others. READ MORE…

Couple stabs 10-year-old girl in her private parts

A couple in Lagos are now in serious trouble for stabbing and pouring pepper into a 10-year-old girl's private parts. READ MORE…

Rivers: Police grill 104 over electoral fraud

The command said the suspects were arrested for alleged offences against the Electoral Act 2010 or other extant laws of the country. READ MORE…

700 migrants feared dead in boat accident

Rescuers are said to be searching for survivors amongst corpses floating in the water. READ MORE…



Showdown in Ekiti

Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti State has warned his detractors not to take his recent offer of peace as a show of cowardice. READ MORE…

Xenophobic Attacks: Nigeria counts losses

According to Nigeria’s Consul-General in South Africa, Uche Ajulu-Okeke, citizens of the West African country have lost more than N21m (R1.2m) as a result of the on-going attacks against foreigners in SA. READ MORE…

Mark, Ekweremadu, Wogu, Etiebet, others mourn as Chukwumerije dies at 75

Senator Uche Chukwumerije died on Sunday, April 19, 2015, at the Turkish Hospital in Abuja after a battle with lung cancer. READ MORE…

APC NEC to ratify zoning, transition committee on Wednesday

The National Working Committee of the party, which rose from a meeting in the early hours of Saturday, had zoned key offices like the Senate President and the Speaker of the House of Representatives.

104 arrested for election offences in Rivers

The Rivers State Police Command said on Sunday, April 19, that its officers have arrested 104 persons for election-related offences in the state. READ MORE…



Dangote: Business backs Nigeria, tasks Buhari on unemployment, economy

President of Dangote Group of Companies and richest man in Africa, Aliko Dangote, has declared that following the successful conduct of the Nigerian elections and the smooth ongoing transition programme, the business community in the country is set to back the in-coming administration of President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari.

Xenophobia: Students threaten to shut down S’African companies in Nigeria

South African companies in Nigeria have come under threat following the recent attacks on Nigerians and other foreigners in the country. READ MORE…

Chukwumerije, Senate Committee chair, dies at 75

Chukwumerije’s death was confirmed by the Senate via spokesperson, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe. READ MORE…

PDP accuses APC of planning a one-party state

The PDP also accused the APC of making phantom promises to its members and trying to create a one-party system in Nigeria. READ MORE…



How to end malaria in Nigeria

As part of preparation to mark this year’s World Malaria Day and ensure that a lasting onslaught is launched against the disease in Nigeria, stakeholders in the medical industry have said that only a collaborative effort would end the menace in Nigeria.

Uche Chukwumerije dies at 75

Senator Uche Chukwumerije, the representative for the Abia North Senatorial District has died at the age of 75. READ MORE…

Why Chibok girls are still missing one year after kidnap

ActionAid, an international civil society organization with a local chapter in Nigeria, has attributed failure to rescue the over 200 Chibok school girls abducted by the Boko Haram sect to faulty planning and indecisiveness of the Nigerian government. READ MORE…

Hundreds feared dead as migrant ship capsizes near Libya

About 700 people have been reported dead after their boat capsized in the Mediterranean Sea on Sunday, April 19. READ MORE…



PSC contract deadlock stalls gas supply to power plants

The nation’s dream of achieving uninterrupted power supply may not materialise, following the alleged dispute between the Federal Government (FG) and international oil companies (IOCs), over the ownership of gas in the deep offshore fields being operated under the Production Sharing Contract (PSC), BusinessDay findings have shown.

S/Africa liberty to build an asset management sector in Nigeria

Liberty plans to start offering asset management services in Nigeria, the company said in its recently released annual report. It is an initiative that should broaden its offering in the country beyond health insurance.

Banks show strength against regulatory headwinds with N586bn profit

Nigerian banks showed significant resilience in withstanding the much touted regulatory pressure last year, as they pulled in over N586 billion in pre-tax profit, evidenced in their recently released 2014 financials.


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