Daily Archives: February 11, 2020

SON shuts down 13 steel companies over standards infractions

SON shuts down 13 steel companies over standards infractions

The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has sealed 13 steel factories across the country for standards infractions. The Chairman, SON Task Force on Steel products, Mr. Enebi Onucheyo disclosed to newsmen on Monday in Lagos, said the companies located in ...

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FG takeover Osubi airport over alleged debt, mismanagement

FG takeover Osubi airport over alleged debt, mismanagement

• We have not been informed, says private operator The festering face-off between aviation service providers and management of Osubi Airport, in Warri, Delta State, has assumed a new dimension with the Federal Government’s approval of a takeover of the ...

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Dickson inaugurates Bayelsa’s multi-billion naira airport, knocks NCAA

Dickson inaugurates Bayelsa’s multi-billion naira airport, knocks NCAA

With a couple of days to the end of his tenure, Governor Seriake Dickson yesterday commissioned the multi-billion naira Bayelsa International Airport, knocking the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) for allegedly playing politics with the project. Inaugurating the facility in ...

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Nigeria’s e-payment transactions exceed N590tr

Nigeria’s e-payment transactions exceed N590tr

The nation’s electronic payment (e-payment) system landscape has risen to a new height of about N592 trillion worth of transactions in 2019, a data from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), obtained by The Guardian, yesterday, showed. The e-payment’s value ...

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South-West governors may sign Amotekun bill on Friday

South-West governors may sign Amotekun bill on Friday

Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, on Monday dropped a hint that governors of six South-West states might sign the Amotekun Bill into law latest on Friday. The governor spoke in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital, while receiving the Ekiti State Amotekun Bill ...

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Boko Haram kills 30 travellers as military closes Maiduguri gate

Boko Haram kills 30 travellers as military closes Maiduguri gate

Suspected Boko Haram on Sunday killed no fewer than 30 people, majorly late travellers in a Borno village. Villagers said the victims arrived at the military checkpoint leading into Maiduguri after the 5pm closure of the gate and had no ...

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87% Nigeria’s poverty rate in North – World Bank

87% Nigeria’s poverty rate in North – World Bank

The report noted that social protection measures implemented by the government in Nigeria had not been able to address the high level of poverty, as well as the negative impact of conflicts and natural disasters. In the comprehensive report, obtained ...

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