Buratai seeks improved funding for army

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, has called for improved funding for the Nigerian Army to meet with the current challenges in the fight against insurgency in the country.... Read more »

US Dept of Homeland Security at ‘Heightened State of Vigilance’

The U.S Department of Homeland Security says it is operating at a ” heightened state of vigilance” following the death of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi but there are no plans... Read more »

We’ll test-run 5G technology for 3 months before approval, says NCC

The Nigeria Communication Commission (NCC) on Monday said that the trial of 5G, the fifth generation network technology, would be on trial for three months in the country before actual approval and... Read more »

China lends $629m for Lekki deep water port

China Development Bank (CBD) will provide a $629m financing facility for China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) to build and run Nigeria’s first deep seaport, known as Lekki Port. The signing ceremony was... Read more »

Govs meet in Abuja over bailout fund repayment

The 36 state governors, under the umbrella of Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF), are currently meeting in Abuja. According to the itinerary, they were to discuss the time frame for the refund of... Read more »

Access Bank to acquire Kenya lender Transnational Bank

Access Bank has received regulatory approval to acquire 93.57% stake in Transnational Bank in Kenya, according to Bloomberg. The nod by Competition Authority of Kenya will mark Access Bank’s foray into the... Read more »

Nigeria gives conditions to reopen land border

Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr. Godwin Emefiele, has declared that neighbouring countries must dialogue with Nigeria before the Nigerian border is reopened. The border was closed few weeks... Read more »

Buhari leaves for Saudi on govt business, later to London on private visit

Two weeks after President Muhammadu Buhari announced a reduction in the number of foreign trips ministers and other government officials in his regime can embark on, the president is set to begin... Read more »

ISIS gets new leader, Qardash ‘The Professor’

A former officer in Saddam Hussein’s army has reportedly taken over as the leader of ISIS after the death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Abdullah Qardash, known as the Professor, is believed to... Read more »

Nigerians groan under excessive taxation, bank charges

The aggressive drive by the Federal government to generate more revenue to fund its expenditure is having a backlash on its poverty alleviation programmes. Many Nigerians are already groaning under the weight... Read more »
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