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EFCC secures 1,266 convictions in 14 months – Magu

The acting Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr Ibrahim Magu, said, on Monday, that the commission had secured 1,266 convictions from...

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Hit-and-run tipper driver kills 1, injures 1 in Anambra

A hit-and-run tipper driver on Sunday killed a motorcycle passenger and injured the operator at Igwe Orizu Junction, along Nnewi-Otolo Road in Anambra. Mr Andrew...

Judiciary/Crime

Alleged N32.8bn Pension Fraud: Court grants EFCC leave to amend charge

Justice Hussein Baba-Yusuf of an FCT High Court on Monday, granted leave to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to file amended charge...

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Americans return to U.S. after two weeks on coronavirus-affected cruise

(Reuters) - More than 300 U.S. citizens, including 14 infected with the coronavirus, were in the United States and under quarantine on Monday after...

Libya’s rival factions dig in for long conflict

Libya’s combatants are readying for a long conflict, as foreign weapons flood in, tribesmen close oil ports and rival alliances wrangle over revenues from...

China virus death toll passes 1,000 as WHO warns of ‘bigger fire’

The death toll from the new coronavirus outbreak surged past 1,000 on Tuesday as the World Health Organization warned that infected people who have...

Latest on coronavirus spreading in China and beyond

(Reuters) - Here are the latest developments around the new coronavirus outbreak: -China’s National Health Commission (NHC) said on Monday the death toll rose to...

Scotland is taking steps toward independence vote: Sturgeon

(Reuters) - Scotland is already taking steps to hold a referendum on independence and believes it is a matter of when rather than if...

Economy

FIRS targets N8.5trn revenue in 2020

The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) says it is targeting N8.5 trillion revenue for the country in 2020. The Executive Chairman of FIRS, Mr Muhammad...

Experts asses Finance Act, say will boost revenue generation

Some trade and financial experts on Thursday said that the new Finance Act would increase revenue generation. The experts, who spoke in seperate interviews with...

Finance Act: MAN DG seeks transitional guidelines for smooth conversion

Finance Act: MAN DG seeks transitional guidelines for smooth conversionThe Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) has called for transitional guidelines that would ensure smooth...

Tax expert urges Nigerians to support new Finance Act

A Taxation Expert, Mrs Morenike Babington-Ashaye, has advised Nigerians to support the full implementation of the Finance Bill 2019 signed into law by President...

Factors that will shape Nigeria’s economy in 2020 – Onyema

The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) on Monday predicted that crude oil price and production, global economy, political stability and business environment were key factors...

Finance

Sell pressure persists on NSE, market capitalisation loses N175bn

Sell pressure on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) persisted on Wednesday with the market capitalisation shedding N175 billion. Specifically, the market capitalisation which opened at...

NSE opens February trading with N160bn loss

In spite of an influx of unaudited 2019 full year results, trading on the nation’s bourse opened for February on a bearish posture, as...

NSE market indices open week with 0.31 per cent growth

The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) opened trading for the week on Monday with a growth of 0.31 per cent. Specifically, the market capitalisation inched N48...

NSE: Indices rebound by one per cent, amid interest in high capitalised stocks

After two days loss, trading activities rebounded on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) on Thursday following investors’ interest in some highly capitalised equities. Specifically, the...

MTN Nigeria appreciates further on NSE, amid revenue tax reprieve

The nation’s bourse resumed trading for the week on Monday still on a bullish trend following investors’ interest in MTN Nigeria Communication due to...

Business

We’ve lost N6bn to demurrage over delay in SONCAP — Clearing Agents

The Association of Nigerian Licensed Custom Agents (ANLCA) says its members have lost over N6 billion to demurrage in two months following inability to...

CAC gets new board

The Federal Government on Thursday reconstituted the new board of Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) and appointed Mr Ademola Seriki as the board Chairman with...

18 ships discharge petrol, other items at Lagos Ports

The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) said on Monday that 18 ships were discharging general cargo, containers, buck wheat, bulk sugar, petrol, and base oil...

2019 bad for freight forwarding business

The National Association of Government Approved Freight Forwarders (NAGAFF) on Friday said the freight forwarding business was affected negatively by the operating environment and...

LCCI peeps into 2020, projects high cost of doing business

The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) has projected a high cost of doing business in 2020. Its Director-General, Dr Muda Yusuf, made the...

Energy/Oil/Gas

National gas transportation network code best new year gift — Official

Mr Justice Derefaka ,Technical Adviser, Gas Business and Policy Implementation to the Minister of State for Petroleum, says implementation of the National Gas Transportation...

DPR to grant NDPR Licence to Operate 1000bpd modular refinery

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), says plans are ongoing to grant Niger Delta Petroleum Resources Ltd. (NDPR) licence to operate its 1000 barrel...

DPR seals 15 illegal gas stations in Osun

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), Osogbo field Office, has sealed 15 Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) skid stations for operating without valid licences. Mr Ademola...

Saudi Arabia, Kuwait hire consultant to assess Dorra gas field: Kuwaiti paper

Saudi Arabia and Kuwait have asked an international consultant to study the development plan for the Dorra offshore gas field and assess the share...

NNPC, partners take Final Investment Decision on NLNG Train 7 project

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), and its partners have taken Final Investment Decision (FID) on the Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG) Train 7...

Editorial

Time to replace the Service Chiefs

Nigerians woke on Monday, February 10, to the shocking news of the death of no fewer than 30 of their compatriots in the hands...

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WashingtonFile by Evelyn Dan Epelle

Georgetown University holds 5th Annual Africa Business Conference

The 5th edition of the annual Georgetown Africa Business Conference #GTABC2020 was held on February 1 at the McDonough School of Business in Georgetown,...

LagosEcho

Okada ban: Averting one danger, while creating another…

By Chris Paul Otaigbe The plans I had outlined for this past week was brutally aborted with the sudden ban on commercial motorcycle/tricycle popularly known...

Opinion

You want fuel subsidies removed? Provide uninterrupted power!

The impact of lack of constant power supply on fuel importation and its attendant subsidies in Nigeria is not a “go and come back”...

Editors' Picks

‘Me Too’ Nigeria style: women opt for martial arts over marches

(Reuters) - Frustrated by one of the world’s highest rates of sexual assault, poor law enforcement and tribal taboos that keep people quiet about gender violence, some Nigerian women are breaking with tradition to take self-defense classes. A local rights group and boxing coach have...

Americans return to U.S. after two weeks on coronavirus-affected cruise

(Reuters) - More than 300 U.S. citizens, including 14 infected with the coronavirus, were in the United States and under quarantine on Monday after...

Libya’s rival factions dig in for long conflict

Libya’s combatants are readying for a long conflict, as foreign weapons flood in, tribesmen close oil ports and rival alliances wrangle over revenues from...

Spanish La Liga allow Barca to make emergency striker signing

Spain’s footballing authorities have given FC Barcelona the green light to make an emergency signing after confirming forward Ousmane Dembele will miss at least...

Presidency raises alarm over fake news, dismisses reports on Buhari’s 20-day foreign trip

The Presidency on Monday in Abuja raised alarm over the increasing cases of fake news being propagated against President Muhammadu Buhari, cabinet ministers, government...

Alleged N2.2bn Fraud: Court okays EFCC’s witness in trial of Fayose

A Federal Court in Lagos on Monday, granted leave to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to introduce a new witness in the ongoing...

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Big Story

When will these pipeline explosions stop

By Chris Paul Otaigbe  On Sunday, January 19,2020, another Pipeline explosion rocked Lagos State. This time, it was the residents of Ile-Epo and Ekoro roads...

Lagos Update

Restriction on Okada, tricycles: Riders keep off highways, bridges in Lagos

Operators of commercial motorcycles popularly known as `Okada’ and tricycle called `Keke’ NAPEP on Saturday kept off the major highways in Lagos State following...

NDLEA destroys 100 tonnes of drugs, psychotropic substances in Badagry

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in Badagry, Lagos State, on Thursday destroyed drugs and psychotropic substances weighing 100 tonnes. Speaking during the exercise...

Agbado/Oke-Odo pipeline explosion victims applaud Lagos govt

Three hundred victims of Agbado/Oke-Odo pipeline explosion, on Thursday, commended the efforts of the Lagos State Government at the Internally Displaced Persons’ (IDP) Camp...

NRC resumes service in Lagos, warns commuters against sitting on train roof

The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) on Thursday cautioned commuters against unsafe conducts, especially riding on the roof of a moving train. The News Agency of...

Lagos mass transit train: NRC to resume services soon – official

The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) says its suspended Lagos-Ogun mass transit train service will resume operations soon. Alhaja Khadijah Aroyewun-Adekomaiya, the Public Relations Officer of...

FCT News

FCT NSE calls for purposeful infrastructural development

The Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE), Giri branch in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), has solicited purposeful aggressive infrastructural development across the country. NSE Banch...

Kuje Chairman’s wife donates food items to orphanage

Hajia Salamatu Sabo, wife of Kuje Area Council Chairman in FCT, on Friday donated food items to five orphanages in the area as part...

NGOs commend AMAC Chair on development

Keep the Change group, a non- governmental organisation on Friday commended the Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC) for transforming the area. Mr George Marvel, spokesperson...

Foundation takes campaign against teenage pregnancy to schools in FCT

Kenvic Global Foundation (KGF), a humanitarian and girl-child education advocacy NGO, has launched a campaign against teenage pregnancy in  Secondary Schools. The News Agency of...

FCTA unveils 22 vehicles, 60 motorbikes for road traffic services

The Federal Capital Territory Administration(FCTA) on Tuesday unveiled 22 operational vehicles and 60 motorcycles for the use of Directorate of Road Traffic Services (DRTS). Unveiling...

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