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$500m Eurobond: Global Investors Validate UBA’s Pan-African Growth Strategy

$500m Eurobond: Global Investors Validate UBA’s Pan-African Growth Strategy

Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, United Bank for Africa Plc., UBA, Kennedy Uzoka says the $500 million Eurobond raised by the bank, which was 240 percent over-subscribed, reflects the strong global investor appetite for UBA’s credit and support for the Group’s pan-African financial services strategy. According to the Bank, the Global Offering is a five-year

NGE, NUJ Decry EFCC Raid On The SUN

The Nigerian Guild OF Editors, NGE and THE Nigerian Union of Journalists, NUJ have condemned the raid on the premises of The Sun Newspaper by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC on Monday. The two bodies in separate release warned against the continuation of the increasing attempts by the Commission to gag the press.

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Vice President, Osinbajo signs 2017 budget

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has signed the 2017 appropriation bill into law. Mr Osinbajo signed the budget at about 4:40 p.m. on Monday inside his conference room in the presence of the Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, Abba Kyari; Senate President, Bukola Saraki, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, Ministers and

The Stars At TELL Awards

      Preparations are in top gear to honour Nigeria’s shining stars in all walks of life at a grand event in Lagos on June 17 It was a brisk business meeting. It had to be so because aside from scores of political associates and other visitors waiting in the living room, information had

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Remarks By Abubakar Bukola At The 2nd Year Anniversary Of The 8th Senate June 9, 2017

The 8th Senate has passed 96 bills and 72 petitions in just 2years REMARKS BY H.E. (DR.) ABUBAKAR BUKOLA PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA, AT THE 2ND YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF THE 8TH SENATE TODAY JUNE 9TH 2017. PROTOCOL 1. Distinguished colleagues, our invited guests, ladies, and gentlemen, I am immensely pleased to welcome you to this special session on the second anniversary of the 8th Senate. Let

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The Nigerian Govt Releases Details Of Paris Club Refund (See Breakdown)

The Nigerian Government has finally released details of the first tranche of N516.38bn reimbursement made to the 36 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory from the Paris Club debt refund. According to a statement by Salisu Danbatta, director of information in the Ministry of Finance on Friday in Abuja, five states got

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Fed Govt To Reopen N-Power Portal June 13, 2017

The federal government has announced that the N-Power portal will be reopened for registration on June 13, 2017. This announcement was made through the Twitter handle of the scheme Thursday evening. The N-Power Volunteer Corps is part of the Federal government’s Social Investment Programmes, under which it plans to hire 350,000 unemployed graduates. The portal

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Court Of Appeal Affirms Obaseki’s Election

Court of Appeal, sitting in Benin, capital of Edo State today upheld the decision of the Edo State Governorship Election Tribunal affirming the election of the Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki. Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP had challenged the decision of the lower court which confirmed the decision of

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Nigerian Books To Be Digitise In Norway

The Norwegian Ambassador to Nigeria, Jens-Petter Kjemprud, on Thursday announced the readiness of the National Library of Norway to sign a letter of intent for the digitalisation of books for Nigerians in Norway. Kjemprud said in a statement that the letter would be signed on Saturday, June 10, between the National Librarians of the two

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INEC Registers APDA, Four Other Political Parties

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Wednesday registered Advanced Peoples Democratic Alliance (APDA) and four other new political parties. The other parties are Young Progressive Party (YPP), New Generation Party of Nigeria (NGP), All Democratic Peoples Movement (ADPM) and Action Democratic Party (ADP). The commission said the applications of 90 associations were rejected, explaining