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Martins-Kuye, former minister of commerce, dies at 78

A former minister of commerce and industry, Jubril Martins-Kuye, is dead.

Mr Martins-Kuye died on Sunday morning at his hometown, Ago-Iwoye in Ogun State.

His death was confirmed by the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Dapo Abiodun, Kunle Somorin.

The politician, born on August 1 [...]

Mon, 18 January 2021


NNPC restates commitment to OPEC+ agreement

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, has reiterated its commitment to abide by the output cut agreement of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, OPEC, and its allies aimed at stabilizing the global oil market.

Group Managing Director of NNPC, Mallam Mele Kyari, st [...]

Mon, 18 January 2021


CAC issues over 30,000 registration certificates to MSMEs

The Corporate Affairs Commission, CAC, says it has so far issued business registration certificates to over 30,000 Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, MSMEs, under the Federal Government Survival Fund Scheme.

CAC's Registrar General, Garba Abubakar, who made this known on Monday in Abuja, [...]

Mon, 18 January 2021


Nigeria’s inflation rises to 15.75%

Nigeria’s inflation increased by 15.75 per cent, year-on-year, in December 2020 from 14.89 per cent reported in November 2020.

A consumer price index, CPI, report released by the National Bureau of Statistics, NBS, said the figure represents about 0.86 per cent points higher than the rate [...]

Mon, 18 January 2021


96 firms bid for repair of NNPC pipelines, others

At least ninety-six reputable firms from various jurisdictions have indicated interest in the rehabilitation of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation’s downstream infrastructure, ranging from critical pipelines, depots and terminals.

The repairs which would be carried out through th [...]

Mon, 18 January 2021


Plateau: Varsity lecturers down tools over poor infrastructure

Lecturers of Plateau State University, PLASU, have commenced an indefinite strike to protest insecurity, and poor infrastructure in the school campus.

The lecturers under the aegis of the academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, PLASU chapter, said the action was also to demand for payment o [...]

Mon, 18 January 2021


ENDSARS: 233,000 candidates to write external NECO

Over 233,000 candidates who missed writing the 2020 National Examinations Council, NECO, examination on account of EndSARS protests will be accommodated to write NECO the external examination slated for Monday 1st February 2021 to Wednesday 3rd March 2021.

Registrar/Chief Executive Officer of N [...]

Mon, 18 January 2021


Covid-19: Reps kick as schools resume across Nigeria

The Federal Government has ordered the reopening of schools across the country from Monday, January 18, 2020, following an initial delay caused by the surge in cases of Covid-19 infections.

Education Minister, Malam Adamu Adamu, in a statement, said the ministry has undertaken a comprehensive a [...]

Mon, 18 January 2021


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Photo 5 million more pupils to benefit from home school feeding programme, Minister ... Special adviser to Abia State Governor comments


An additional 5 million batch of vulnerable pupils and out of school children may soon benefit from the Federal Government's social  [...]

18 January 2021