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Post-election: Emefiele says tight MPC stance to remain

The Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Mr. Godwin Emefiele, has set the post-election agenda for the nation’s monetary policy, projecting that the current monetary policy stance of the apex bank is expected to continue while inflation is estimated to rise to 12 per cent and moderate thereaf [...]

Sat, 23 March 2019


CODE, FlexiSAF to tackle out-of-school children in Nigeria

Alarmed by the increasing number of out-of-school children in Nigeria, two civil society organisations; Connected Development, CODE, and FlexiSAF Foundation, have come together to address the issue.

 

In a joint press statement made available to journalists in Abuja, the groups said [...]

Sat, 23 March 2019


Biosafety agency dismisses comments on GMO

Following what it termed ‘inciting comments’ against the National Biosafety Management Agency, NBMA, and its activities in some radio stations on the safety of genetically modified organs geared towards anti-biosafety of the country, the agency has described these comments as an attempt to [...]

Sat, 23 March 2019


Chad fires chief of staff after Boko Haram attack kills 23 soldiers

Chad President Idriss Deby has fired his armed forces chief of staff following the latest bout of unrest which culminated in a Boko Haram attack that left 23 dead.

Deby fired Brahim Seid Mahamat and his two deputies by presidential decree after six years in the post on Friday night just hours a [...]

Sat, 23 March 2019


Benue youth cautioned against insulting Tor Tiv, elders

The President General of Mdzough U Tiv, Chief Edward Ujege, has warned Benue youths, especially those of Tiv extraction, to desist from insulting the Tor Tiv and on elders of the state.

Ujege gave the warning, last Friday, in his residence in Makurdi concerning social media reports castigating [...]

Sat, 23 March 2019


NCAC unveils Edo NAFEST 2019

The Director General National Council for Arts and Culture, Otunba Olusegun Runsewe, has unveiled plans for the 2019 edition of the National Festival of Arts and Culture, NAFEST, saying that it will represent a day of royal splendor.

Runsewe who added that Edo NAFEST 2019 with the Theme, Our Ro [...]

Sat, 23 March 2019


Don’t overrate your authority, NUJ tells CCT chair

The Nigerian Union of Journalist, NUJ, has replied the chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT), Danladi Umar, not to overrate his authority over his threat to jail journalists.

According to the union, the tribunal boss has no powers to imprison journalists carrying out their official ass [...]

Sat, 23 March 2019


One month after polls, EU congratulates Buhari on re-election

The European Union, EU, has finally congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari on his re-election.

This is coming one month after the poll which held on February 23.

A statement by the Special Adviser, Media and Publicity, to the president, Femi Adesina, on Saturday, said the EU expressed [...]

Sat, 23 March 2019


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