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Day: January 6, 2022

No fewer than 7,000 small business owners, petty traders, low-wage employees and artisans have been registered in Ogun State for the COVID-19 cash transfer social intervention programme of the Federal Government. The Coordinator, Ogun State Operations Coordinating Unit, Tunde Adebiyi, disclosed this on Thursday while speaking with newsmen in his office in Abeokuta, Ogun State….


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Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has presented N30million to the families of three policemen attached to the Rivers State Command who died in line of duty in the state in 2021. The deceased, Isaac Isodje, Saviour Udeh and Ebenezer Edward, who served at the Diobu Division of the state command, were reportedly killed by armed…


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The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, says there is no plan by the Federal Government to lay off government workers. Ahmed said this on NTA’s ‘Good Morning Nigeria’ programme on Thursday which was monitored by The PUNCH The minister denied claims that the government was planning on sacking workers in order…


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The Federal Government has released another N31.97bn for the payment of accrued pension rights to 2021 retirees of Treasury-funded Ministries, Departments and Agencies. PenCom, in a statement on Thursday titled ‘Federal government releases funds for payment of accrued pension rights under the Contributory Pension Scheme’, said this followed a recent release of N16.67bn in December….


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The Federal Government on Thursday said it was putting measures in place to ensure further reduction in the cost of Liquefied Petroleum Gas, popularly called cooking gas. It disclosed this while reacting to the recent marginal drop in the cost of cooking gas. According to findings, the price of 12.5kg LPG has dropped from N8,800…


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FBNQuest Asset Management has said it is important for individuals to discuss financial positions and adjust investment portfolios, among other steps, to recover from financial challenges brought by the COVID-19 pandemic. The company said this in a statement titled ‘Take control of your financial future – FBNQuest’. It said, “If you feel blindsided by a…


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The Federal Government has said it will increase Foreign Direct Investment into Nigeria from $1.5bn in 2022 to $5bn by 2025, while improving the country’s Ease of Doing Business ranking from 131st to 100th. This projected growth in FDI represents a 233 per cent increase. The government disclosed this in its ‘National Development Plan 2021-2025:…


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Nigeria faces various social, political and developmental challenges but none greater than the burgeoning education crisis – which stems from long-overdue reforms amplified by recent global health and economic crises. Problems abound at various levels of institutional education in Nigeria. According to UNICEF, approximately 10.5 million Nigerian children aged 5-14 are currently out of school….


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CHI Limited, a fruit juice manufacturing company, has urged Nigerians to embrace healthy eating habits and lifestyles. According to a statement by the company, one key goal that needs to remain at the centre is a focus on health and wellbeing. The company restated its commitment to being a part of the journey of success…


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I have read a lot of reactions and media reports on the engagement between the Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the residents/property owners in Magodo Phase II Estate and a certain Chief Superintendent of Police, Abimbola Oyewole, who was sent from Abuja to lead the supposed execution/enforcement of the Supreme Court Judgment on the…


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