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Green Segments and Strategies: Companies’ Call to Climate Action


As Nigeria and other countries of the world are making commitments to climate actions in line with climate change mitigation and adaptation ambitions, firms, institutions, and corporate bodies are not left out in this connection. It is time for them to begin to strategically meet the needs and convenience of customers and consumers who seem to have various degrees of ...

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Buhari Removes Soldiers As Bodyguards In Aso Rock

President Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has removed all soldiers serving as bodyguards in Aso Rock, Abuja. Shortly before his departure for medical vacation in London, it was gathered that the president also ordered the Department of State Services (DSS) to post its personnel to serve as body guards to the president. The decision to remove army personnel as body guards , it ...

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Recession: BRT To Increase Fares In February


An operator of the Lagos State Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) scheme, Primero Transport Services, has announced plans to increase its fares on all routes in February. The company’s Managing Director, Mr Fola Tinubu, made the disclosure in an interview in Ikorodu on Thursday. Tinubu said that the increase was as result of its increasing operational cost. The company has maintained ...

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Recession: Over 250 Financial Institutions, Business Leaders For Islamic Business Forum in Morocco 


No less than 250 international business leaders, entrepreneurs, government officials, financial institutions and high-end speakers across the world are expected to grace the 2017 edition of the Islamic Business Forum Network Series. The forum with the theme “The potential of Islamic Economy for Entrepreneurs and Business in Africa” will be held between July 16th and 19th, 2017 at Marrakech, the ...

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Kala-Balge LGA Chair Says 236 Killed In IDP Camp Bombing

Accidental bombing

Last week’s accidental bombing of an internally displaced persons (IDP) camp in Rann, Borno State left 236 dead, according to the Kala-Balge Local Government Area chairman. Chairman Babagana Malarima disclosed this on Friday when Chief of Army Staff Tukur Buratai visited the site of the bombing, Premium Times reports. According to Mr. Malarima, 234 people were killed in the Nigeria ...

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FG Releases N375m to Feed 700,000 Pupils in 5 States

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo

The Federal Government said it had so far released over N375 million toward the implementation of its school feeding programme in five states, this year. Mr Laolu Akande, Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the Vice-President, made this known in a statement on Sunday in Abuja. Akande said that the release of the amount was meant to feed ...

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Buhari Enjoying His Vacation in UK (Picture)


A Senior Special Assistant to the President, Bashir Ahmaad has posted a photograph of President Muhammadu Buhari watching Channels Television in his suite in the United Kingdom where he went on a 10-day vacation. Ahmad tweeted: ”MBuhari on a phone call with @ProfOsinbajo while watching Sunday Politics on Channels TV this evening” The picture serves to dispel evil rumours by ...

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EFCC Arrests Councilor, Six Others For Diverting IDPs’ Rice

EFCC Building

A supervisory councilor with Mafa local government area of Borno State, Umar Ibrahim, has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC) in Maiduguri over alleged diversion of 300 bags of rice meant for the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the area. Ibrahim, who supervises the local government’s agricultural department, was arrested alongside others named Bulama Ali Zangebe ...

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Fuel Scarcity Looms As Marketers Stop Importation

Nigerians queue for fuel

Nigerians may be in for a round of fuel scarcity this new year, as marketers have stopped importation of the product. Marketers under the aegis of Depot and Petroleum Products Marketers Association (DAPPMA) said that the N660 billion debt owed to them by the Federal Government for products already imported, coupled with interest on bank loans, had been their major ...

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Oil Subsidy Fraud: Court Adjourns Trial Of Oil Marketer, Olaniran Ogundipe Till March 8.

Olaniran Ogundipe

A Lagos Federal High Court, has adjourned till March 8, the continuation of the trial of a petroleum marketer, Olaniran Ogundipe, and his company, Petroleum Broker Nigeria Limited, who standing trial before the court on alleged N1.323, 162, 160.76 billion fuel Subsidy fraud. Olaniran Ogundipe and his company were arraigned before the court 19th of March, 2014. The court presided ...

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