CBN to Float N1.02trn Fresh TBs in Q4’18

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) said it will issue fresh treasury bills (TBs) worth N1.02 trillion in the fourth quarter (Q4'18) to replace maturing TBs of the same amount during the quarter. The apex bank disclosed this in its TB issuance programme for the fourth quarter released during the weekend. The fresh TBs to[...]

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Train crushes 52 cattle to death in Kaduna — Police

The Kaduna state commissioner of police sunday confirmed that 52 cows were crushed to death by an kaduna-Abuja bound train. Addtessing a press conference in Kaduna, police Commissioner Ahmad Abdurahaman said the incidence happened in Kasarami in Kagarko local government of the state. According to him, the command received a distress call of the accident[...]

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Presidency releases statement on Kemi Adeosun Cerificate Forgery

Kemi Adeosun, Nigeria’s embattled finance minister allegedly forged her NYSC discharge certificate in an exclusive report by PREMIUM TIMES. Despite spirited calls for her sack and prosecution, the presidency remains adamant much to the chagrin of Nigerians. The Presidency on Monday said it hopes the certificate forgery scandal involving the finance minister, Kemi Adeosun, would[...]

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Despite Outrage, Nike Sales Increased 31% After Kaepernick Ad

Despite the backlash in the wake of Nike’s endorsement deal with Colin Kaepernick, the sportswear company has reported a 31% increase in sales. Nike sales grew 31% from Sunday through Tuesday over the Labor Day holiday this year compared with the previous year, according to Edison Trends. On Sept. 3, Nike debuted their new campaign[...]

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Ohanaeze: Buhari is not a promise keeper, failed to revive coal production in Enugu

The apex socio-political body of the Igbo, the Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has expressed disappointment over the Federal Government’s inability to revive coal production in Enugu. President Muhammadu Buhari had, while campaigning before the 2015 elections, promised to revamp the moribund coal industry, which had been abandoned for several years. Buhari had promised that the abundant coal[...]

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The Nigerian Army has promised to clampdown on armed bandits terrorising residents of Plateau State and stop the incessant killings in state.

The Commander Of Operation Safe Haven, Major General Augustine Agundu disclosed this on Saturday while reacting to the murder of three soldiers working with the Special Task Force, Operation Safe Haven. He described the recent killings in the state as precarious and an act of lawlessness. He vowed that the troops is set to deal[...]

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MASSOB endorse Ojukwu’s Bianca for senate

The identity of late Dim Chukwuemeka Ojukwu to the Igbo people, has propelled the Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), to endorse Mrs Bianca Ojukwu’s bid to contest the Anambra South Senatorial election in 2019. Chief Ralph Uwazuruike, Leader of MASSOB, made the endorsement when Bianca, wife of late Dim[...]

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CSO asks EFCC to probe NNPC over 2016 audit report

The Civil Society Network Against Corruption (CSNAC) has asked the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to commence investigation into allegations of missing and unremitted funds levelled against some agencies, including the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC). The civil society organisation (CSO) based its demand on an audit report of some ministries and agencies by[...]

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FIRS vows to go after bank accounts of billionaire tax defaulters

FIRS, through all banks in the country, will do substitution on accounts for such identified taxpayers. Such defaulting billionaire taxpayers have been identified by the FIRS, leveraging on banks data. Mr Fowler, who disclosed this at a stakeholders’ meeting on Thursday in Lagos, noted that most of such taxpayers, who have between N1 and N5[...]

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Boko Haram attacks another military base in Borno

Boko Haram terrorists have staged a fresh attack on a military base in Baga in the Kukawa Local Government Area of Borno State, a day after they invaded Gudumbali area in the Guzamala Local Government Area and sacked the residents. The Nigerian Army on Sunday confirmed the terror attack on Gudumbali, saying that its combined[...]

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Serena Williams fined $17,000 for U.S. Open final code violations

Serena Williams has been fined a total of $17,000 (£13,000) for the code violations she was handed during the US Open final on Saturday. The 23-time Grand Slam champion was beaten by Naomi Osaka in straight sets but the contest will be long remembered for her involvement in a row with chair umpire Carlos Ramos.[...]

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NBS: Air passengers hit 3.7m in 2Q

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has said that 3.65 million air passengers traveled through Nigerian airports in the second quarter of 2018 as against 3.84 million recorded in the first quarter. The NBS disclosed this in its “Air Transport Data” (Q1 and Q2 2018) report posted in its website. The bureau said the figure[...]

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Troops repel Boko Haram in Guzamala

Brig. Gen. Uwem Bassey, Commander Sector 3 Operation LAFIYA DOLE has lauded troops deployed at Gudumbali, Guzamala for gallantly repelling Boko Haram attack on the military base on Saturday. The News Agency of Nigeria(NAN), report that scores of jihadists in gun trucks and carrying various calibre of arms, stormed the town and engaged the troops[...]

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NAF destroys Boko Haram ammunition depot in Sambisa

THE Nigerian Air Force, yesterday, said it has destroyed structures and ammunition depot of the Boko Haram in Sambisa Forest. Air Force spokesman, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola,in a statement, said the Air Task Force also destroyed the terrorists’ equipment at Alafa Yagayaga in Sambisa Forest as well as a suspected Boko Haram terrorists’ ammunition depot[...]

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Netflix buys Genevieve Nnaji’s movie ‘Lion Heart’

Netflix has announced its buying of the rights of Genevieve Nnaji’s comedy “Lion Heart” just before the its premiere on Saturday, September 8, 2018. In a report by Variety, Netflix announced that it has bought over the worldwide rights to ‘Lion Heart’. ‘Lion Heart’ will premiere at ongoing the Toronto International Film Festival with major[...]

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