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  1. Nigeria Business News

    Business FG, Chinese Firm Sign Contract for $3.9bn Abuja-Itakpe-Warri Rail Line – Thisdaylive

    The federal government Thursday signed an agreement with China Railway Construction Corporation (CRCC) to construct the $3.9 billion Abuja-Baru-Itakpe-Warii rail line, build a new seaport and mange same for a period of 30 years. The contract was signed by both parties at the Federal Ministry …...
  2. Nigeria Political News

    Politics Police Service Commission to Meet over Buhari’s Aide – Thisdaylive

    The Police Service Commission (PSC) is to meet over the reported extension of the service of Mr. Abdulkadir Dauda, a police commissioner, and a security … Read more via Thisdaylive – Get More Nigeria Political News
  3. Nigeria Business News

    Business Dangote Cement Leads as Trading Value Soars 290% to N19bn – Thisdaylive

    High trading in the shares of Dangote Cement Plc yesterday lifted the volume and value of transactions at the stock market despite the continued dominance of the bears. The volume and value of trading rose by 49.5 per cent and 290 per cent respectively, to 363.2 million … Read more via...
  4. Nigeria Political News

    Politics House Seeks Buhari’s Intervention in Enugu Airport Closure – Thisdaylive

    House of Representatives has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to intervene and ensure the immediate commencement of work at Akanu Ibiam Airport in Enugu, six weeks after its closure without rehabilitation or reconstruction. At the resumption of plenary wednesday, House Deputy Minority...
  5. Nigeria Political News

    Politics Senate Kicks against INEC’s Clearance of Many Candidates for Kogi, Bayelsa Guber Polls – Thisdaylive

    The Senate wednesday faulted the clearance of many governorship candidates by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the forthcoming governorship elections in both Kogi and Bayelsa states on November 16. Its committee on INEC at a meeting with … Read more via Thisdaylive –...
  6. Nigeria Political News

    Politics Itsekiri People Urge Senate, Nigerians to Reject NDDC Board Appointments – Thisdaylive

    The people of the Itsekiri nation in Delta State have appealed to all well-meaning Nigerians, particularly the Senators, a to strictly follow the constitution of Nigerian by rejecting the appointment of those recently nominated as chairman and managing director of the Niger Delta Development...
  7. Nigeria Metro News

    Metro Suicide Prevention Is Everybody’s Business – Thisdaylive

    The World Mental Health Day is marked annually on October 10 to raise awareness about mental health issues with a specific theme each year. The theme for this year is Suicide Prevention. Suicide is a global public health challenge. The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that … Read...
  8. Nigeria Business News

    Business Dangote Laments Low Manufacturing Sector’s Contribution to GDP – Thisdaylive

    The President of the Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, has flayed the paltry contributions of the manufacturing sector to the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). He also advocated urgent steps to reverse the trend if the economy was to make appreciable industrial growth. .... Read...
  9. Nigeria Metro News

    Metro Bandits Kill Three Women in Plateau Village – Thisdaylive

    Three women have been confirmed dead after they were shot by gunmen in Vatt community, Barkin Ladi Local Government Area of Plateau State. A youth leader in the community, Dalyop Solomon, in Jos yesterday that the victims were killed while they were harvesting tomatoes in their farms on Monday...
  10. Nigeria Metro News

    Metro Sex-for-Grades: ASUU Calls for Investigation, Sanctions – Thisdaylive

    The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASSU) has called for a thorough investigation and appropriate sanction for lecturers indicted in the alleged “Sex for Grades” scandal in order to sanitise the university system. ASUU’s position followed the trending #SexForGrades conversation among...
  11. Nigeria Metro News

    Metro Gunmen Abduct Nine Persons in Abuja Community – Thisdaylive

    Gunmen dressed in military camouflage have violated the peace in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) following the abduction of nine persons during a brazen attack on the Pegi resettlement community, located in Kuje Area Council, of the FCT. Members of the community, who confirmed the …...
  12. Nigeria World News

    World UK Court Rejects JP Morgan’s Bid to Quash Nigeria’s $875m Suit – Thisdaylive

    An Appeal Court in London yesterday rejected a request by JP Morgan to dismiss the $875 million suit filed by Nigeria against the US bank The bank had asked the court to quash the Nigerian government’s case, arguing that it had no prospect of … Read more via Thisdaylive –...
  13. Nigeria Business News

    Business Atedo Peterside Decries Nigeria’s Economic Challenges – Thisdaylive

    Founder of Stanbic IBTC Bank Plc, Mr. Atedo Peterside, has expressed regrets on the persistent economic challenges bedeviling Nigeria over the past 25 years. In his anniversary speech delivered at the summit dinner of the 25th Nigerian Economic Summit with the theme: ‘Nigeria 2050: Shifting …...
  14. Nigeria Business News

    Business Shell Units Sued in UK over Nigerian Oil Spill – Thisdaylive

    Two Royal Dutch Shell Plc units were sued over their involvement in one of the largest oil spills in Nigeria’s history. Shell Nigeria Exploration & Production Co. and Shell International Trading & Shipping Co. allegedly undermined the emergency response to the spill eight years ago and made...
  15. Nigeria Political News

    Politics Negotiations with Bandits, Political Decision, Says Military – Thisdaylive

    The military yesterday described ongoing negotiations with bandits by governors of the North-west as political and not a military decision. Chief of Army Staff, Lt General … Read more via Thisdaylive – Get More Nigeria Political News
  16. Nigeria Political News

    Politics Atiku, Saraki, Babalakin, Foursquare Church Condemn Sex-for-marks Incident Involving UNILAG Lecturer – Thisdaylive

    A former Vice President and Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 presidential election, Atiku Abubakar; former Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki ; Pro-Chancellor of the University of Lagos, Dr. Wale Babalakin; and … Read more via Thisdaylive –...
  17. Nigeria Political News

    Politics Jonathan Saved Nigeria from Bloodshed, Says PDP BoT Chairman – Thisdaylive

    The Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Board of Trustees, Senator Walid Jubrin, has cautioned Nigerians against abusing former President Goodluck Jonathan, stating that he saved Nigerians from crisis and bloodshed. Reacting to the book published by a former British Prime Minister...
  18. Nigeria Business News

    Business With Two PSB Licences, Telcos Set to Deepen CBN’s Financial Inclusion – Thisdaylive

    Fresh facts have emerged that two out of the three institutions the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) recently granted Approval-in-Principle (AIP) to commence operations as Payment Service Banks (PSBs) are owned by two of the leading telecommunications companies (telcos), THISDAY investigation has...
  19. Nigeria Political News

    Politics Osinbajo Pledges Loyalty to Buhari – Thisdaylive

    Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has promised not to compromise his loyalty to President Muhammadu Buhari and Nigeria. The pledge came amid reports of a crack in the presidency. The promise of the VP was contained in a magazine entitled, ‘This is Nigeria’ circulated on Tuesday night during the...
  20. Nigeria Business News

    Business At 59, Despite Challenges, Capital Market Shows Resilience – Thisdaylive

    Goddy Egene writes that despite the challenges over the year, the Nigerian capital market has performed considerably well in the last 59 years The Nigerian capital market has shown resilience over the years and has been playing its role of capital formation and distribution to an acceptable...