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NBMA seeks collaboration with Police

Stories by Helen Oji, Abuja— As part eff orts to brace up the activities of the National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA), the DirectorGeneral, Dr. Rufus Ebegba has called for synergy with the FCT Police Command on the enforcement and regulation ...

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Kano partners China on improved IGR

By Bashir Mohammed Kano Kano state government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Inspur Group of China, for upgrade of its tax authority processes, with a view to improving its revenue base in the face of dwindling revenue allocation ...

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Turkey introduces nuclear energy

Stories by Patrick Andrew Abuja— General construction work has begun at the Akkuyu nuclear power plant site in Turkey. It is a positive sign that reactor construction will indeed commence in 2018 – putting Turkey on track to be the ...

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CBN not over funding FG – Emefiele

By David Agba Abuja– Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) yesterday denied allegations that the apex bank was over-funding the federal government. Th is is even as the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) retained the benchmark lending rate and ...

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Sukuk: What does CAN Want?

Th e Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) issued a press statement yesterday to protest against the Federal government’s first ever sukuk (noninterest lease assets facilities) which was announced last week. Th e statement which was dated 19th September, 2017 was ...

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Groups drag FG to court over GMO permit

Seventeen Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) have dragged the federal government before an Abuja Federal High Court, over permits issued by the National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA) for GMO Cotton and GMO Maize in Nigeria. Th e groups in a document asked ...

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Islamic banking open to all – Kwara Gov

Islamic banking provides a feasible alternative to conventional banking and is “open to all irrespective of race or religion”, Kwara state Governor Dr. Abdulfatai Ahmed has said. Th e governor said this in Ilorin at the Jaiz Bank’s customer awareness ...

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TAM: 28 firms bid for 3 refineries

Th e Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has revealed that no fewer than 28 fi rms have applied to fi nance the Turn Around Maintenance (TAM) of the nation’s three refi neries in Port Harcourt, Warri and Kaduna, respectively. Th ...

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Roadmap for national mining devt underway

Stakeholders in the mining sector, at the first edition of its National Council meeting in Abuja yesterday, came together to focus on how to move the economy forward through its internally generated revenues. In his opening remarks, the Permanent Secretary, ...

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Customs generates N600m monthly in Ogun

Controller of Nigeria Customs Service (NSC), Ogun state Command, Sanni Madugu, yesterday disclosed that the Command “generates over N600 million monthly into the coffers of the federal government.”   This, according to him, is against N900 million being the monthly ...

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NDPHC urges communities to fight vandals

  The Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NDPHC) has appealed to communities which multibillion naira facilities are located to stand up against vandals to prevent further damage to these critical installations. The Company made the appeal at the 19th power ...

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Stay away from uncleared projects, NTIDA warns MDAs

National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has urged federal Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) to seek clearance from it before embarking on any Information Technology (IT) project. Its Director-General, Dr Isa Pantami, gave the warning yesterday in Abuja . According ...

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Kaduna Electric loses 638MW in 152 outages

Kaduna Electric has refuted claims of load rejection, while blaming the Transmission Company of Nigeria for intermittent interruption of power supply in its operational area after losing 638.2 megawatts last month in 152 outages requested by TCN.   Management of ...

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