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Heritage Bank set to Revolutionize Banking with Octopus

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Heritage Bank Plc, has taken a bold step to revolutionize the banking sector with the introduction of an advanced intelligent digital platform tagged Octopus. The solution which is full-fledged digital bank, has been described by financial technology experts as a game-changing innovation that is poised to connect all your bank accounts with your Debit Card […]

NEPC Canvasses Non-oil Sector Growth Enhancing Policies

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The Acting Executive Director, Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC), Abdullahi Sidi-Aliyu has advocated the implementation of policies that will enhance the growth of non-oil sector in the country. called for the development and implementation of deliberate policies to enhance the producti Sidi-Aliyu gave the suggestion at a Stakeholders Forum on the validation of the guidelines […]

PAM Will Save Nigerian Consumers From Fakes – FG

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Aisha Abubarkar

The federal government has flagged off the introduction of the Product Identification Mark, PAM, an invention designed to stem the tide of substandard products and protect local industries from faking and adulteration. Minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investment, Hajia Aisha Abubakar, said during a stakeholder’s forum on PAM in Lagos that the invention […]

MAN Unhappy with MPR at 14 Per cent

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The Manufacturers Association of Nigeria, MAN, has expressed dismay over the continued retention of the MIR at 14 percent by the apex bank. President of the association, Dr. Frank Udemba Jacobs who made the feelings of the manufacturers known at a media parley in Lagos disclosed that the association has been having a running battle […]

FG to set up Communication Bank

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Adebayo Shittu

  The Minister of Communications, Barrister Adebayo Shittu has said that the Federal Government is planning to set up a communication bank that would support operators and firms in the sector to access cheap funds. Speaking on Friday in Lagos during a visit to computer village, the Minister revealed that his ministry and the Central Bank of […]

Cleric charges FG to end Trans Sahara slave trade

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THE Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Ihiala, Anambra State, Rt Reverend Israel Okoye has condemned the resurgence of slave trade in the Maghreb region of North Africa, calling on the Nigerian government to take proactive steps to stem the tide as many Nigerians had become victims. •Nigerians sold as slaves in Libya Bishop Okoye, […]

I. Coast woman who swallowed over 1kg of cocaine held at Thai airport

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A 27-year-old woman from the Ivory Coast has been arrested on the Thai island of Phuket after an airport X-ray found more than one kilogramme of cocaine in her stomach wrapped in scores of small packets. cocaine The woman was stopped by officials late Wednesday night at Phuket’s international airport after landing on a flight […]

ADP sympathises with Buhari over son’s accident

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THE Action Democratic Party, ADP, has sympathised with President Muhammadu Buhari and his family over the bike accident involving his only son, Yusuf. Yusuf Buhari In a statement by its Lagos spokesman, Prince Adelaja Adeoye, the party said it is shocked to receive the news of the bike accident involving the President’s son, Yusuf, saying […]

ECOWAS to spend $29bn on devt projects in W/Africa

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ABUJA—Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS, has said it had concluded plans for sub-regional development projects worth $29.66 billion for the period 2018 to 2022. ECOWAS Parliament President of ECOWAS Commission, Marcel Alain de Souza, stated this at the just concluded  Second Ordinary Session of the ECOWAS Parliament, in Abuja, while presenting the Status […]

Power supply dips to 4,108MW, contradicts TCN’s peak transmission claim

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There is no sign of improved electricity supply to Nigerians as the nation recorded an average power sent out of 4,108MW on December 26, data from the Nigerian Electricity System operator of the Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN, shows. Power plant This contradicts TCN’s claim that it recorded a new national peak with the transmission […]