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    • Insecurity: MACBAN begins tour of Fulani settlements in Enugu

      The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders’ Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) says it has begun the sensitisation of its members in the 14 Fulani settlements in Enugu State, in order to check infiltrators. The South-East Chairman of MACBAN, Alhaji Gidado Siddiki, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday in Enugu. Siddiki said that the sensitisation tour had also taken them to the cattle and perishable goods markets in the state. He said that it had…

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    • Customs Intercepts N5bn Tramadol, Codeine In Lagos warehouse

      The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) on Friday said it has intercepted tramadol, codeine and other restricted drugs illegally imported into the country at an unknown warehouse in Lagos. The interception was made by the Zone A unit of the Comptroller General of Customs strike Force team in Lagos. Addressing newsmen at the Customs Training College, Ikeja, the National Public Relations Officer of the Servic, Deputy Comptroller, Joseph Attah, said that the drugs estimated to be loaded in 21 trailers with…

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    • Forex: No Cent Should Go Into Food Import, Buhari Directs CBN

      President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to stop providing foreign exchange for importation of food into the country, with the steady improvement in agricultural production, and attainment of full food security. The President made this known on Tuesday, when he hosted the All Progressives Congress (APC) governors to Eid-el-Kabir lunch at his country home in Daura, Kastina State. According to a statement by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media & Publicity, President…

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    • Minimum wage: FG blames labour for delay in implementation

      The Federal Government has attributed delay in the implementation of the “Consequential Adjustment” of the N30, 000 new minimum wage to the unrealistic demands of labour unions. The Chairman, National Salaries, Income and Wages Commission (NSIWC), Chief Richard Egbule made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Monday. Egbule explained that the current demand of the labour unions would raise the total wage bill too high and that was why government could…

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    • Nigeria to be self-sufficient in sugar production by 2023 – FG

      The Federal Government says the country will be self-sufficient in refined sugar production by 2023. Dr Latif Busari, the Executive Secretary, National Sugar Development Council said this on Thursday in Abuja at the signing of “Sugarcane Irrigation’’ agreement between BUA and NETAFIM. Busari said the agreement would boost sugarcane farming, thereby, providing raw materials for refined sugar production. “Right now, we are producing only five per cent of our total need and importing the rest. “However, I must state clearly…

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    • NNPC explains increase in price of Kerosene

      The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has attributed the increased in the price of household Kerosene in the country to the pressure of demand and supply. The NNPC Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, Mr Ndu Ughamadu, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Abuja that the price of the product had been deregulated. “The point remains that the prices of the kerosene is deregulated. “It is not as controlled with reference to Premium Motor Spirit…

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    • NLC, TUC Disassociate Selves From Planned Sowore Protest

      The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) as well as Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC) have distanced themselves from the planned #RevolutionNow protest led by Omoyele Sowore. The NLC and TUC in separate statements said while they respect the right of the citizenry to freely associate and hold an opinion, and to peacefully protest against any policy or policies with which they disagree, they remain committed to the corporate existence of the country. The NLC statement was signed by its president,…

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    • Osinbajo directs ‘next steps’ in recovery of N5trn AMCON debts

      The Vice-President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has directed that new approaches be adopted in the recovery of debts owed the Assets Management Corporation of Nigeria(AMCON). Osinbajo’s spokeman, Mr Laolu Akande, in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja said the directive was part of the Federal Government’s renewed effort to ensure the effective recovery of over five trillion naira being outstanding debts owed AMCON. Osinbajo on Monday met with board members and management of AMCON and selected heads of government agencies, at…

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    • Zenith Bank introduces online Visa application to Dubai

      Zenith Bank has introduced a new feature on its internet banking platform that allows to customers apply for Dubai Visa and make the associated Visa fee payment effortlessly. The bank said in Lagos on Sunday that the new offering was aimed at creating a more convenient and efficient way for Nigerians to apply for Dubai Visa as a large number of people travel there several times each year. “Customers simply need to log on to the Zenith Bank Internet Banking…

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    • Xenophobic killings in SA: NANS shuts down MTN, DSTV offices in Benue

      The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), on Thursday shut down MTN and DSTV main offices in Benue in protest of continued killings of Nigerians in South Africa. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that MTN and DSTV are both South African companies operating in Nigeria. NANS Deputy Zonal Coordinator, Zone C, Abah Owoicho who led the protest to shut down the offices also presented a strong worded letter of protest to the organisations. The letter was titled: “Position…

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