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Saraki holds an emergency meeting with National Assembly Leaders

The President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, has convened a meeting of the leaderships of the two chambers of the National Assembly, PREMIUM TIMES can report. The meeting, expected to have in attendance principal officers of the Senate and the House of Representatives, is scheduled to hold Tuesday afternoon. A source who confirmed the meeting to this newspaper said the ...

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Taxation catalyst to sustainable national development — FIRS Boss

In a bid to boost the economic fortunes of the nation and ensure a robust funding of government infrastructures and social services, the Executive Chairman, Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Mr William Babatunde Fowler, has emphasised that taxation is the catalyst to sustainable national development. Asserting that tax is the future of fund generation for our nation, he noted that ...

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Hiked Prices vs Reduced Content: Is this a Good Time to Break DSTv’s Dominance?

About 16 months after increasing its prices, Multichoice has once again slammed a new set of hiked prices on subscribers of its digital satellite platform, DStv. And as expected, it didn’t go down well with its users as they took to Twitter to express their woes. This set of increased prices kicked off on the 1st August 2018 and was made ...

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FBIN kicks off #YFarm Bootcamp, launches Manual on Climate Resilient Agriculture

Fresh and Young Brains Development Initiative (FBIN) and Alexijan Consult in collaboration with Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA) have kicked off Youth Farm (YFarm) 2018 Bootcamp for young agroprenuers selected from eight states across the country namely: Imo, Benue, FCT, Kogi, Kaduna, Enugu, Anambra and Rivers States in Abuja today. The 5-day event which aims at building the capacity ...

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“Make Agriculture attractive to young Nigerians using ICT” – FECA Provost to FG

Dr Adeola Odedina, Provost, Federal College of Agriculture (FECA), Akure, Ondo State, on Friday advised the Federal Government to attract youths into agriculture with technology and Information and Communications Technology (ICT). Odedina told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that youths were easily attracted to beautiful things and would take agriculture seriously if presented to them in a ...

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GTBank, First Bank Launch ChatBanking on Whattapp!

Guaranty Trust Bank plc and First Bank plc will be launching their banking services on WhatsApp Business Solution. This will enable the lender to offer Nigerians additional channel to connect with the bank for enquiries, service requests and access to other basic banking services. This is in line with the bank’s continued efforts to enhance service delivery and offer superior ...

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Nigerians become the third largest group of asylum seekers in Germany by Konrad

The Konrad Adenaeur Stiftung (KAS), a German Foundation, has revealed that Nigerians are the third largest asylum seekers in the country. Dr. Gerhard Wahler, Head of Department, European and International Cooperation of the foundation, made this known in Abuja during the celebration of 15 years of KAS operation in Nigeria. Wahler explained that the lack of an enabling environment continued ...

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Nigerians suffer xenophobic attack in Kumasi Market in Ghana!

Nigerian traders at the Suame Magazine in Kumasi in the Ashanti Region have allegedly been attacked by Ghanaians, who vowed to evict foreigners from the market. The leaders of the Nigerian retailers at the Suame Magazine say their members are living in fear following what they call incessant attacks on them, according to reports. They accused local retailers and the ...

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CBN to Develop Risk-based Cyber Security Framework for Banks

The Deputy Governor, Financial System Stability (FSS), CBN, Mrs. Aishat Ahmad, who spoke in Abuja, Tuesday at the 2018 CBN-JP Morgan Chase Cyber Security Conference, said the CBN was committed to strengthening the regulatory and supervisory framework for cyber risk and encouraging realistic vulnerability testing and contingency planning for regulated institutions. Ahmad, who represented the CBN Governor, Mr. Godwin Emefiele, ...

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PHOTOS: Fed Govt Hosts Maiden Edition Of National MSME Awards In ABUJA!

As part of the Federal Government’s commitment to support the growth of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, MSME, 36 finalists were selected for the maiden edition of the National MSME awards which held in Abuja on Thursday, August 2 The Vice-President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo who chaired the event which took place at the Banquet Hall of the Aso Rock Presidential ...

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