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For today, Thursday, August 20, 2015:


Banks jittery over low cash inflow

There were indications that public sector funds component of banks’ deposit base may have started to shrink, raising fears that it will affect the nation’s economy. This is as the overall cash inflow from the system in the month of August, so far, is about N440 billion compared to about N613 billion in the corresponding period of last month. READ MORE…

Ambode revokes Falomo Shopping Centre contract

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State, yesterday, revoked the concession granted by the Lagos State Development and Property Corporation, LSDPC, to Afriland Properties for the redevelopment of the Falomo Shopping Centre, Ikoyi. READ MORE…

Nigeria earns N2.5trn from oil in 3 months

Nigeria earned N2.512 trillion from the export of petroleum products in three months, between April and June 2015, according to data released Wednesday, by the National Bureau of Statistics, NBS. READ MORE…

Ooni: Succession tussle toughens

As the process of choosing a new Ooni of Ife gains momentum, Prince Adeyemi Adeoye Aderibigbe Ologbenla who is from one of the ruling houses in Ile-Ife, has advised all stakeholders in the selection process of a new monarch to be wary of those jostling for the title, noting that most of them are not from any of the lineages that produce kings in the town. READ MORE…



FG writes India over Nigerian ISIS suspects

The Nigerian embassy in Delhi, India, has written to the country’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs to see the two Nigerians that were arrested in Punjab recently while on their way to Pakistan, allegedly to join the Islamic State terrorist group. READ MORE…

110 million Nigerians poor, says Osinbajo

According to the vice president, the important thing now is how policies can address the needs of the people, saying “this is the main challenge.” READ MORE…

Senate has no time for PIB now – Ndume

Senate Leader, Ali Ndume, on Wednesday, said the upper chamber had no time to consider the Petroleum Industry Bill now because the PIB was not the priority of the current administration.

Protests greet tuition hike in Babcock varsity

More protests and indignation have continued to trail the decision of the Babcock University, Ilishan Remo, Ogun State, to increase its tuition.

PDP Reps back Buhari’s anti-corruption war

Peoples Democratic Party members of the House of Representatives on Wednesday, declared support for the anti-corruption war of President Muhammadu Buhari, urging him to go all out and recover the country’s stolen money.



10.7 million barred GSM users groan

Affected telecommunications service subscribers, in their thousands, yesterday besieged their network service centres across the country over the ban placed on their Subscriber Identity Modules (SIM) cards.



Senators concerned as Buhari may have overlooked confirmations for AMCON

Some members of the National Assembly have expressed concern that in announcing the appointment of a new executive management team for the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON), President Muhammadu Buhari may have overlooked the statutory requirement of seeking the Senate’s confirmation for his nominees before they can become substantive appointees. READ MORE…

Ambode cancels concession for Falomo shopping centre with Elumelu’s company

The Lagos State Government yesterday terminated the concession agreement for the redevelopment of Falomo Shopping Centre in Ikoyi, stating that the agreement was detrimental to the interest of its residents.

President directs NNPC to work with indigenous companies in oil and gas sector

President Muhammadu Buhari has assured indigenous companies operating in Nigeria's oil and gas sector of the full support and protection of his administration. READ MORE…

Military obliterates fleeing Boko Haram terrorists

Troops of the 26 Task Force Brigade of 7Division, Nigerian Army in Gwoza, Borno State yesterday evening engaged Boko Haram terrorists fleeing Sambisa forest following the aerial bombardment by the Nigerian Air Force (NAF). READ MORE…



Nigeria among OPEC’s ‘Fragile Five’ as oil prices plunge

Nigeria has been grouped alongside Algeria, Iraq, Libya and Venezuela as members of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) ‘fragile five’, according to RBC Capital Markets Ltd.

Competition looms as Nigeria gears up for continental free trade

Nigeria will likely face more competition from African neighbours as it prepares for the Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) scheduled to start in January 2018.

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