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Harsh economic policies worsening unemployment, OPS tells govt

Members of the organised private sector have stated that harsh economic policies from the government have exacerbated country’s unemployment rate. In separate chat with The PUNCH, they warned that if the poor economic policies are not quickly addressed, more businesses would fold up and it would worsen the country’s unemployment. The President of the Nigeria Employers’ Consultative Association, Adewale-Smatt Oyerinde, warned that the repercussions of inadequate economic policies and a hostile […]

todayFebruary 28, 2024

BUSINESS

CBN resumes forex sale to BDC operators after three years

The Central Bank of Nigeria has announced its decision to sell foreign exchange worth $20,000 to each eligible Bureau De Change operator across the country. The development came three years after the former CBN governor, Godwin Emefiele, announced the suspension of foreign exchange sales to BDC operators. The apex bank disclosed this in a new circular issued and signed by the Director, Trade and Exchange Department, Hassan Mahmud, on Tuesday. […]

todayFebruary 28, 2024 7

BUSINESS

NNPCL plans to end fuel shortage in 10 years

The Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited has assured Nigerians that the country’s energy scarcity will be over in the next 10 years. The NNPCL Group Chief Executive Officer, Mele Kyari, disclosed this Tuesday at the opening ceremony of the seventh edition of the Nigerian International Energy Summit held in Abuja. In a statement by the NNPCL Chief Corporate Communications Officer, Olufemi Soneye, assured stakeholders of the company’s commitment to work […]

todayFebruary 28, 2024 4

SPORTS

Voodoo new to me – Waldrum

In the aftermath of the drama that ensued between Nigeria and Cameroon during the penultimate qualifying fixture for the 2024 Olympic games, Super Falcons coach, Randy Waldrum, says voodoo is strange to him. There was drama at the start of the second half inside the Moshood Abiola National Stadium in Abuja on Monday after a Cameroonian player allegedly attempted to plant ‘voodoo’ inside the Falcons goal post. Falcons’ goalkeeper, Chiamaka Nnadozie, […]

todayFebruary 28, 2024 4

BUSINESS

CBN plans tough sanctions for banks

The Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Olayemi Cardoso, has vowed to pursue an aggressive regulatory environment to reduce infractions in the country’s banking system. He said this on Tuesday in Abuja at the Monetary Policy Committee meeting of the apex bank, the first since he assumed office in September 2023. He also stated that an in-depth investigation was underway to determine the necessary actions against banks involved in […]

todayFebruary 28, 2024 2

POLITICS

Imo vigilante member arrested over lover’s death

The Imo State Police Command has arrested one Chinenye Nwaneri, for allegedly killing his lover, Chienyenwa Nnodua, Parading the suspect at the command’s headquarters in Owerri, the state capital on Tuesday, the police spokesperson, Henry Okoye, disclosed that the deceased’s lifeless body was recovered from a gutter at Madumere Street, Christ Road, Owerri, by policemen following a distress call. He disclosed that the investigation revealed that the deceased was with […]

todayFebruary 28, 2024 5

ENTERTAINMNET

South African police arrest six for murder of rapper, AKA

South African police have apprehended six suspects connected with the murder of popular rapper, Kiernan Forbes, mostly known as AKA, and his close friend, celebrity chef and entrepreneur Tebello “Tibz” Motshoane. The duo were murdered on February 10, 2023, while walking with a friend outside a popular Durban restaurant hours before he was to perform at a nearby club. AKA started his musical profession as part of the rap group […]

todayFebruary 28, 2024 2

POLITICS

Election dispute resolution process across the 36 states

Kimpact Development Initiative, KDI, a civil society organization that advances good governance and democratic rights, has called for the establishment of special courts to handle pre and post-election disputes with the aim of giving room for the court to attend to other litigations. The Executive Director of KDI, Bukola Idowu, who made the call at the Public Presentation of the post 2023 General Election Dispute Resolution Monitoring Report, in Abuja […]

todayFebruary 15, 2024 14 1

NEWS

Nigeria’s predicaments not solely political – Adeboye

The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, on Sunday, said that the socio-economic as well as security challenges confronting the country require spiritual solutions. The spiritual leader noted that the nation’s political leaders appeared to have tried their best to seek solutions but that Nigeria urgently needed divine intervention. Adeboye stated these when he met the Kaduna State Governor, Senator Uba Sani, at the Sir […]

todayFebruary 12, 2024 9 1

BUSINESS

Nigeria to become food exporter through mechanised farming – Tinubu

President Bola Tinubu, on Sunday, said his administration was keen to make Nigeria self-sufficient in food production and become a net exporter of agricultural products through what he called “aggressive mechanisation.” He affirmed his administration’s support to give ease and succour to the 2024 Hajj pilgrims. “Nigeria will become a net exporter of food through aggressive mechanisation,” Tinubu told a delegation from the Global Tijaniyya Movement, led by Khalifa Muhammad […]

todayFebruary 12, 2024 11

BUSINESS

Nigeria facing worsening economic crisis, says IMF

The International Monetary Fund has said stalled per-capita growth, poverty and high food insecurity have exacerbated the ongoing cost-of-living crisis in Nigeria. The report came amid rising inflation, exchange crisis, weak economic growth and business shutdowns. The global lender said this in a new report titled ‘IMF Executive Board Concludes Post Financing Assessment with Nigeria.’ According to the report, low revenue collection has hampered the provision of services and public […]

todayFebruary 12, 2024 6 1

NEWS

Discos overbilled 7.1million customers in nine months – FG

Eko Disco overbilled 371,828 customers under the estimated billing category between January and June 2023, as the months of July, August and September were not captured in the report released by NERC. It overbilled these customers to the tune of N14.13bn. Ibadan Disco made N333.68m from the overbilling of 143,465 customers underestimated billing between January and September last year, while Jos Disco overbilled 1,264,537 customers to the tune of N13.3bn. […]

todayFebruary 12, 2024 7

NEWS

Tinubu administration not responsible for economic hardship – Sanusi

Former Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria, Mohammed Sanusi, has said it is an injustice to blame the administration of President Bola Tinubu for the current economic hardship the country is facing. Sanusi said the country is battling a failing economy due to mismanaged economic policies of the past eight years. He stated this while speaking virtually on Sunday at a religious event in Abuja. He said he would not join […]

todayFebruary 12, 2024 7

BUSINESS

Shell supplies 475,000 barrels of crude oil to P’Harcourt refinery

The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited said it has completed the supply of 475,000 barrels of crude oil to the Port Harcourt Refining Company Limited. The SPDC said this was in furtherance of the Federal Government’s commitment to increase domestic refining capacity and make petroleum products more readily available in the country. A statement by Shell Nigeria’s Media Relations Manager, Abimbola Essien-Nelson, on Monday disclosed that the company, […]

todayFebruary 12, 2024 7

BUSINESS

Adewole resigns as MD of LivingTrust Mortgage Bank

Mr Adekunle Adewole has resigned as the Managing Director of LivingTrust Mortgage Bank. His resignation was contained in a corporate notice filed with the Nigerian Exchange Limited stating that he voluntarily resigned his position, ahead of the expiration of his tenure. Adewole became the bank MD in May 2020. During his time in office, Adewole supervised the growth in the bank’s Profit Before Tax which rose from N57m in 2019 […]

todayFebruary 5, 2024 9

NEWS

How gunmen killed my colleagues, Ekiti monarch recounts narrow escape

The Alara of Ara in the Ikole Local Government Area of Ekiti State, Oba Adebayo Fatoba, has narrated how he managed to escape from gunmen who attacked and killed two of his colleagues last Monday. Fatoba, along with two other monarchs from the state – Onimojo of Imojo Ekiti in Oye LG and the Elesun of Esun Ekiti in Ajoni, Ikole Local Government of Ekiti State, were attacked by the […]

todayFebruary 5, 2024 10

NEWS

Power generation crashes to 59MW after fresh grid collapse

Power generation on the national grid crashed to 59.9 megawatts around 12 pm on Sunday as the country’s grid witnessed a nationwide collapse. Data obtained from the Federal Ministry of Power showed that electricity generation on the grid plunged from 2,658.75MW at 11 am to 59.9MW by 12 noon on Sunday, as power distributors lost supply from the grid. This led to widespread blackouts across the country, as power distribution […]

todayFebruary 5, 2024 8

BUSINESS

NAFEM: Dollar supply rises by 180% as banks sell $440m

Dollar supply in the official foreign exchange market rose by 180.59 percent to $440.13m on Friday. This is as the naira closed the week at N1435.53/$ on Friday after what was a turbulent week. According to data from FMDQ Security Exchange, forex turnover rose by 180.59 percent to $440.13m on Friday from $156.86m on Thursday. However, aside from commercial banks, the Central Bank of Nigeria, oil firms and multinationals also […]

todayFebruary 5, 2024 7

NEWS

Pregnant woman arrested for killing mother over plantain in Rivers

The Rivers State Police Command has arrested a pregnant woman identified as Blessing Godday for allegedly stabbing another woman, Mrs Imeran Idema, to death over a bunch of plantain allegedly stolen by the former in Adada community in the Abua/Odual Local Government Area of the state. Blessing, 32, who is a mother of nine, reportedly stabbed Idema for trying to stop her from running away with a bunch of plantain […]

todayFebruary 5, 2024 13

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