CBN laments insufficient power supply in Nigeria

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) says some firms in the country have identified insufficient power supply, high interest rates and unfavourable economic climate as major factors that constrained businesses in July. Other factors, according to the bank, include financial problems, insufficient demand and unclear economic laws. The CBN made the observations in its July edition of Monthly Business Expectations Survey (BES) Report released by its Statistics Department and posted on its Website. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the survey, with a sample size of 1,050 businesses…

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I know the votes I got from from Itsekiri people, Buhari tells Olu of Warri

ABUJA—PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari, Wednesday told the Olu of Warri, His Majesty, Ogiame Ikenwoli that he still remembers the number of votes he garnered from Delta State especially from the Itsekiri people in the February 23 Presidential election. President Buhari has also assured that his administration will strive to complete on-going projects that will impact positively on the lives of the people. Speaking when he received the Olu of Warri, His Majesty Ogiame Ikenwoli at the State House in Abuja, President Buhari said he was mindful of what infrastructural development could…

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Salah, Mane, Messi, Ronaldo, U.S. World Cup winners head FIFA award shortlists

Zurich – Liverpool’s UEFA Champions League winning trio of Mohamed Salah, Virgil van Dijk and Sadio Mane are on the shortlist for The Best FIFA Men’s player award announced on Wednesday. The Liverpool trio joined regulars Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi on the shortlist announced by world football governing body FIFA. Egyptian Salah and Senegalese Mane shared the English Premier League (EPL) Golden Boot —- with Arsenal’s Gabonese striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang —- for the league’s top scorer with 22 goals each. Messi was the leading scorer in both the Spanish…

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Man Confesses rape and killing of Pastor’s 9-Year-Old Daughter In Rivers State

A suspect, Eedee Tombari, who is on trial for alleged rape and killing of the 9-year-old girl, Eedebari Letticia Gonis Kogbara, in Khana Local Government Area in Rivers State in November 2018, on Tuesday, admitted to the crime in his confessional statement to the Police. The 23-year-old suspect was first arrested by detectives attached to the Bori Area Command and was later transferred to the Rivers State Criminal Investigative and Intelligence Department (SCIID). It was gathered that the mother of the victim, Mrs . Eedeebari Gonis- Kogbara, had taken the…

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Measles: 100 dead, 21,000 affected across Northeast states in Nigeria

States in the North East part of Nigeria recorded no fewer than 21,011 cases of measles with 100 deaths in the past few months. A survey by News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) indicated that while cases were recorded in Bauchi, Borno, Yobe and Gombe states, officials in Adamawa and Jigawa said no such cases were recorded in their states. In Borno, where the highest number of cases was recorded, officials said security challenges in the state made it difficult to address the situation. The Director of Borno State Primary Healthcare…

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FG should intensity efforts to release my daughter -Leah Sharibu’s mother

Rebecca Sharibu, the mother of Leah Sharibu, has again pleaded with the federal government to intensify efforts towards her daughter’s release from Boko Haram captivity. Mrs Sahribu made the call on Wednesday in Dapchi, Yobe State, in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN). Leah was among the 110 Dapchi school girls kidnapped by the terrorists in February 2018. While the terrorists released the other 109 girls, they held on to Leah on account of her faith. “I still plead with federal government, organisations and individuals to intensify efforts…

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The Real Boko Haram We Know Is Defeated – Garba Shehu

The Presidency has insisted that the war against Boko Haram insurgency has been won, despite recent attacks by the insurgents in the North-East. Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Garba Shehu, said this in a statement on Tuesday. He said, “The position of the Nigerian government is that the Boko Haram terrorism has been degraded and defeated. The real Boko Haram we know is defeated. “What we have now is a mixture of remnants of the Boko Haram, fugitive criminals, and the Islam in Maghreb together…

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No Army Can Stop Yorubas When They Are Ready To Fight -Yinka Odumakin

Yinka Odumakin, National Publicity Secretary of Afenifere on Wednesday said no army can suppress Yorubas when they have chosen to fight as a last resort. Speaking in an exclusive interview with Daily Independent, Odumakin was responding to a claim by Junaid Mohammed, a Second Republic lawmaker who said Afenifere leaders will be the first to flee when war starts in Nigeria. Odumakin said Yorubas are civilised people who engaged in all forms of dialogue but will choose war as a last resort. “Alhaji Junaid Mohammed is a very educated man.…

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Shiites vow to challenge proscription in court

The Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) has vowed to challenge the court order obtained by the Federal Government proscribing its activities. IMN spokesman, Ibrahim Musa, confirmed this on Wednesday, saying “we will be in court challenging the proscription”. On the accusation by a rival Shiite group, Al-Thaqalayn Cultural Foundation, that IMN was a fake organisation, Musa alleged that the leader of the group, Hamza Lawal, was a government agent out to destabilise IMN. “Hamza Lawal had failed woefully to create division within the ranks of the Islamic Movement in the…

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Break-up Not Solution To Nigeria’s Problems — Osinbajo

The Vice-President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, has said there is no truth in the thinking that the different regions of the country would prosper individually if the country breaks up. He said Nigeria needed to learn from the example of Sudan, which split into northern and southern Sudan in the belief that that was the solution to the country’s internal strife. Also citing the case of Somalia, the Vice-President argued that the fact that people speak the same language and practice the same religion was no guarantee that they would live…

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