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The Federal Government has said that at least 7,000 artefacts that were stolen from the Benin Kingdom are expected to be repatriated by Germany to Nigeria not later than October 2021. This follows the advanced stage of discussions between Nigeria and Germany on the return of thousands of different pieces of Benin bronzes back to […]

Over 1.27 million subscribers were lost in the month of May by MTN Nigeria, Globacom, Airtel Nigeria and 9mobile as the companies bleed amid their data war. The month ended with Airtel becoming the biggest loser having lost 906,669 data users. This loss dwindled the telco’s customer base from 37.02 million of April to 36.12 […]

The Bayelsa Livestock Management Committee (BSLMC) has impounded 34 cows in Yenagoa, the state capital for violating the anti-open grazing law. Chairman of BSLMC, Mr David Alagoa, told journalists that the herders chose a convenient time in the night to graze. He noted that some of the cattle were spotted grazing on farmlands. Alagoa who […]

Experts have called for the preservation of bees as parts of efforts towards achieving food security in Nigeria. They spoke in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, during an event organised by the Apicultural Association of Ogun State to commemorate the 2021 World Bee Day. Prof. Olusegun Lawal of the Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, Ogun State, […]

Nigeria’s apex bank, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), says it has disbursed N333.2bn for various projects in the South South geopolitical zone to provide funding for activities in different economic sectors. The Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele, disclosed this on Thursday in Port-Harcourt at the launch of the Rivers Cassava Processing Company […]

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission says it is not compulsory for Nigerians to have bank accounts amid the rising spate of bank frauds and insider crimes in the banking sector. The EFCC also kicked against the idea of opening bank accounts with “mere phone numbers,” arguing that nearly 40 per cent of Americans do […]

The spokesman of the House of Representatives, Hon. Benjamin Kalu, has called for the legalisation of cannabis sativa also known as Indian hemp in Nigeria. The federal lawmaker pointed out that many countries of the world have legalised cannabis for industrial purpose, stressing the need for Nigeria to harness this revenue source Speaking yesterday in […]

The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, Kaduna State Council, has said it will commence a five-day warning strike from Sunday, May 16, 2021, by 12:00 am (midnight) following the sack of over four thousand workers It said the resolution to ground activities for five days would be enforced. The chairman, Kaduna branch of NLC, Comrade Ayuba […]

THE Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Tuesday, increased the daily loading of Premium Motor Spirit, PMS across the country from 550 to 1,661 trucks in order to eliminate long queues in Abuja and other parts of Nigeria. A statement by the Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, Dr. Kennie Obateru, quoted the Managing Director […]

The Nigerian government has moved to end the planned suspension of the Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD) by the Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) over unpaid N42 billion debt by banks. In Abuja, the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, is currently presiding over a high-level meeting of stakeholders from the Central Bank of […]