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Fayose writes again, accuses EFCC of hatred, persecution

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The Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has again written the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, rejecting the commission’s request that he should report on September 20 for questioning over monies allegedly traced to his account. The governor said the date suggested by the commission despite his letter indicating readiness to appear on October 16 was […]

APC, PDP taken over by impunity – Gemade

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A former National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Senator Barnabas Gemade, lambasted the PDP and the All Progressives Congress, noting that both parties had been taken over by impunity and it was necessary for him to leave. Gemade, who stated this on Tuesday, said that the same reasons that made him leave the PDP […]

I’ll turn around Nigeria’s economy in two years –David Mark

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A presidential aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, Senator David Mark,  has promised to turn around the economy of the country within two years if elected President of Nigeria in the 2019 general elections. Mark, a former Senate President, made the promise on Tuesday at the PDP secretariat in Lokoja while on […]

Buhari to Osun: vote APC to shut out corrupt leaders

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President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday urged Osun State residents to save the state from returning to the “dark days”. Leading top members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to a mega rally for the party’s candidate in Saturday’s governorship election, Gboyega Isiaka Oyetola, the President urged the residents to renew the party’s mandate in the state. […]

Farmer jailed for stealing 13 crates of eggs

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A 28-year-old farmer, Amisu Bello, is to serve six months in prison after a Magistrates’ Court in Minna, Niger, convicted him of stealing 13 crates of egg. Bello was docked alongside one Shefiu Yahaya on a two-count charge of theft and receiving stolen property, contrary to Sections 288 and 317 of the Penal Code Law. […]

Netherlands to back entrepreneurs

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The  Deputy Ambassador, Netherlands Embassy, Lagos, Mr. Michel Deelen, has said his  country  is  ready  to support  Nigeria  to build  the capacities  of  start-ups. Speaking in Lagos, Deelen said his country had created an environment for start-ups to strive, having undertaken reforms to improve the investment climate and enhance policy clarity, consistency and predictability. Deelen […]

LASACO Assurance to sell 40b shares

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LASACO Assurance Plc plans to issue up to 40 billion ordinary shares of 50 kobo each to raise new equity funds as insurance companies race to beef up their capital ahead of the implementation of new capital requirements. In a regulatory filing at the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), the board of directors of LASACO indicated […]

Economy must grow above 3% for citizens to enjoy – Udoma

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The Minister of Budget and National Planning, Senator Udo Udoma, on Tuesday said that the Nigerian economy must record a growth rate of at least three per cent for the people to significantly enjoy the benefits associated with economic growth. He said this during a media briefing on the 24th edition of the Nigerian Economic […]

Cross River, Osun, Ekiti rank lowest in financial control

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Cross River, Osun and Ekiti states have emerged as the three states with the lowest performance in terms of being financially sustainable. According to the Fiscal Sustainability Index for the 36 states as contained in the 2018 edition of the ‘State of States’ report released by BudgIT on Tuesday, Cross River ranked 36th; Osun came […]

Toyota launches Y20 to mark 20 years of Yaris

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Toyota’s subcompact car, the Yaris, is 20 years old and its manufacturer is not only literally rolling out the drum to celebrate one of the European best-selling hatchbacks, it has also launched a special edition of the model. It is called the Y20. According to a report by automotiveworld.com, the revised Yaris range, revealed for the […]